Wednesday, October 22, 2014


We are getting all ready to move into our house this weekend. I have been packing the house now that we are back from Canada and I am done working. Jesse has been working hard on installing the hardwood flooring and chipping out concrete for the plumping and now he is pouring concrete back on it. The whole house had to get re-piped, but now that is done and we can use the bathroom! Yay! We just need Jesse to finish the concrete (2,000 pounds) so we can put the water heater back into place and take a shower. Although, I was told it is broken! :( Of course... this happens when you buy a house, everything breaks on you immediately!

I have to be done packing by the end of tomorrow - eek! Friday I will spend all day cleaning up the place because installing flooring makes a lot of mess! We had the saw inside the house since it was so loud and now there is sawdust over everything. It really looks like a construction zone!! :( So lots to clean in 1 day. Saturday we pick up a u-haul and move everything on down there. Rain or shine (or being ready)... looks like rain, but let's cross our fingers!

Alright, this lady has to get moving on the packing...

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

23 Weeks

23 Weeks at my BIL's wedding
How many weeks?: 23 Weeks

How big is baby?: Large Mango - 11.5 inches &1.1 pounds

Gender: Girl

Weight Gain: I have gained 12 pounds total. 

Maternity Clothes: I am wearing my maternity tops and dresses. I can still wear my leggings, but will need maternity pants soon enough. Until then I just wear my leggings.

Nursery: It will be elephant themed (my favorite animal) with grey and white colors, with pops of color. The nursery has been painted and the floors have been installed! We move in to the house in 2 weeks, so we can start the nursery after that.

Symptoms: I have been feeling like myself lately, besides have a bump! Oh and I am feeling her move!! It started at 22.5 weeks.

Cravings: Nothing really that I can think of.

Sleep: I've been using 4 pillows.

What I Miss: Being able to move easily and pick things up without worrying about the weight. I need to help pack the house, but I know I can't pick too much up, so it will be interesting to see how that all works out.

Best Moment This Week: We went to Los Angeles this weekend for a wedding. It was beautiful and fun. We also went to the beach on the way to the airport and I had so much fun putting my feet in REAL sand and in the water!!

What am I looking forward to?: Finishing my last day at my job... which is tomorrow! I have been working A TON of overtime (salaried - so of course unpaid) to get it all done. The company was acquired, and I have been helping transition everything over and reconcile the AP. So I am almost done!!

Next Appointment: October 20th I have my 24 week appointment with my midwife. My sisters are planning to come instead of Jesse. I'll be going in the morning since I won't be working. :)

Updates Galore!

Sorry I have been MIA! We closed on our house on 09/24/2014. We worked 2 whole weekends on the house - cleaning, removing baseboard heaters, adding wall heater units, painting, ripping up carpet & nails, and now installing our wood flooring - which we are only about halfway done with. 

We also went to LA for 3 days/4 nights this past weekend.

I finish my last day at work on October 15th - and have put in many many hours there. Some days 12 hours. So exhausting, but almost done!

We leave on Thursday the 16th for 4 days in Canada with friends.

I will be packing after we come back and that weekend after Canada we move into our house.

Someone asked me what I'll do once I am done working. The answer is breath. I will take a deep breath and finally stop running at 100mph. I will have time for grocery shopping (which has rarely happened in the last month). I will have time for dishes, laundry, packing, unpacking, family, doctor appointments, making Jesse lunches, and us dinners. I pretty much haven't had dinner with Jesse on the weekdays in weeks. 

Doreen and I are getting things started for the baby shower next month. I gave her my invite list and she just got the invitations mailed. Michele is also helping with the shower... as well as my sisters, but that's closer to the date. I'm just glad to get the invites out. We don't have to do much else until later. The shower will be an afternoon tea!! I am so excited, I love tea parties. 

Anyways, that's all that is going on with us ha. I'll try to be better at updating this blog once I am done working.