Thursday Update

I am now several weeks into my 2nd trimester and I can’t say things are easier. Different, just not easier. The nausea is gone and so is most of the extreme tiredness. Is that a word? Tiredness? Oh well, it’s mostly gone anyway. I still get tired easier than I did before I was pregnant, but the brain-numbing exhaustion has mostly passed. The excessive peeing was supposed to have slowed this trimester too but I haven’t seen much of a change. Except now I go from not needing to pee to needing to pee immediately.

I’m still drinking a ton of water and some days it never seems like enough. I haven’t regained my love of delicious tasty things (chocolate, cakes, cookies, etc) but I’m still managing to put on more weight than I should be. I’m guessing a few too many McRibs will do that to a person. Don’t judge. And don’t try to tell me what’s in them. I love them and you will not take that from me.

Another new symptom is weird pains. Most times when I sit down I get this strange uncomfortable feeling like my bladder is being compressed and everything is being squished. Probably because it is. It doesn’t last long, but it still doesn’t feel good. Then I get sharp pains, pressure pains, shooting pains, and other pains at random and various times throughout the day. Then there is my nose. It’s always stuffy. Or runny. Or stuffy but running. Very very annoying. ¬†Apparently this is also a common pregnancy symptom. WHY DON’T THEY TELL US THIS STUFF??

In other news, we are moved into our new house. The unpacking is slow and tortuous. Tons more space, but still not enough places to put things. Probably because we have too much stuff. I have done some throwing away and some garage-sale-boxing, but not nearly enough. Today I unpacked a clothes box and semi-organized the bathroom. And cleaned the stove and the table and set up my fall table decorations. Which seems a little silly as the rest of my house is still in chaos but I missed decorating for Halloween. I’m still looking for an unpacking fairy but haven’t seen one yet.

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Things that need doing…

So it’s 10:50pm and I have to be up at 6:30am for work. So I really should be going to bed. Instead of sitting up watching TV and playing on the computer. Or, I could be packing. Or cleaning. Or ordering my tripod before it’s too late to take it to Tennessee next week. But I’m doing none of these things. Instead, I’m sitting here watching Charmed on Netflix and playing on the computer.

So, packing. I’ve packed 3 1/2 boxes. And one tote of summer clothes. This, my friends, is not enough things packed. The husband has managed to get some linens and kitchen things packed, plus a box of DVDs… so I think that brings our grand total of boxes packed to 8 1/2 boxes. Out of maybe a billion boxes that need to be packed. Where is the packing fairy when I need one?

I think as far as the cleaning part goes I’m just going to let that go until after all our stuff is moved out. I mean, honestly, what’s the point of cleaning stuff if I just have to clean it again when we move out. It’s only a few weeks. Yeah, I know. I’m super lazy.

Really, I should be sleeping. I’ll go to bed in a few minutes, I swear. It just takes me a bit to wind down after work. So as I’m getting sleepier, I’ll tell you how I’ve been doing.

I’ve been starting to feel better and better every day. I’m less tired and less sleepy than before and I’ve been feeling less nauseous. I haven’t had cramps in a few weeks but the excessive peeing hasn’t lessened at all. But, even though I’m less tired I still seem to need extra sleep. Hence why I should be sleeping now instead of playing on the computer.

I’ve gotten fatter. It’s not a baby bump, exactly… It’s really just a fat blimpy belly. Complete with love handles. Not pretty. I don’t have many food aversions, with the exception of most sweets. I am more interested in them now than I have been but still I’m not craving sweets. Peanut butter and jelly, yes. Sweets, no. But I’m sure my love of peanut butter and jelly will be short lived and I’ll move on to something else.

So next week we go to Tennessee for a long weekend with some friends of ours. I’m really looking forward to the break from work. Some days I just don’t know how I’ll make it through there without stabbing someone or running screaming from the building. The Friday we come back we will hopefully close on the house and then we’ll have a week to move and get this place cleaned out. Maybe we’ll have more than 8 1/2 boxes packed by then.

So if anyone would like to come cook, clean, pack, or rub my feet, just let me know. I might still be right here on the couch not sleeping, packing, or cleaning.

Bringing Home Baby… Or Bringing Baby Home… Or Buying a House for the Baby

We think we’ve found a house! We’ve actually put an offer on the house and are working on the financing and logistics at the moment. We’ve been looking forever and when we walked in we both really liked it. There are a few drawbacks, but the price is good and the layout is nice.

It’s a 5 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath. The master is downstairs and has a nice large bathroom with a good sized walk-in closet. All the bedrooms are carpeted, but the rest of the downstairs is hardwood. One drawback is there is not a formal dining room which I’ve wanted after not being able to fit more than 4 people at our current table. But the space, considered a breakfast area, is large enough for a 6 person table. If we get one with a leaf then we can always expand it when company comes over. There are 4 bedrooms upstairs, 3 of which have walk-in closets. The 4th bedroom has a standard closet but has it’s own bath. Makes for a great guest room. And if my brother and sister-in-law ever decide to move up here they can have their own room while they look for a place to live. =) There is a linen closet in the master bathroom and another one upstairs. This is particularly thrilling to me because our current house has no closets to speak of. There is also a 19×8 room at the top of the stairs which will be perfect for storage. There is also attic space but I like the idea of having my decorations and other items more readily accessible.

The biggest drawback is the size of the lot. It’s only .18 acres and my husband really wanted at least 1/2 an acre. We really didn’t want to be so close to our neighbors after living in this neighborhood. But where the house is is mostly undeveloped. The builder got foreclosed on so only three houses are in the “subdivision.” The house we like is surrounded by empty lots. We are hoping it will stay this way for a few years. And, if someone DOES come in and purchase a lot, they will more than likely not purchase a lot directly next to an existing house with so many lots available.

So now we wait. We pray the financing goes through and this is the right house for us. Everything has worked out so well so far I can only believe that God is steering us this direction.

Good thing is, if we do get this house and my family does come for Christmas, my little sister won’t have to sleep on the stairs.