Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Almost there

This is a rambling pregnancy post...please feel free to skip if that is better for you right now.

We are still working on the boy's room and getting everything just right...I am two days away from my due date but who knows how many days away we are from meeting the boy. I had another check up on Monday...I dialated a little more but not enough to call it 2cm. We did not get to see Dr. W this week because she is on vacation. No idea why she scheduled vacation for the week of our due date!! :) We set up another appt for next Tuesday - the first day Dr. W is back. If I am still hanging around then we'll talk induction. The doctor did say there is a chance I won't make it that far. Really hoping I don't, but another day or two would be okay so we can get everything in order.

J built a surprise for the boy's room...he made a shelf that looks like a pier. :) He made it to look very similar to the pier posted above. That is Ramon's Village...just down the beach from our hotel. We hung it up on Sunday and I love the look...we've added some wooden carvings to the shelf. I am really hoping we get more decorating done tonight and tomorrow night. Seems there is always something to clean before we can start to decorate. Having two dogs, a backyard that is dirt and living in Southern TX makes for a very dusty  house. :(

It's been a really, really rough week for us. The President of J's company (who is also a family friend) went in for a rountine medical procedure last Wednesday and suffered fatal complications. We lost him last Thursday. It was a shock to all. He is the one that introduced us to Dr. A and we really feel like without that introduction we wouldn't be where we are today. We went to the calling hours on Sunday and the Celebration of Life last night. To say I am emotionally spent is an understatement. We saw Dr. A at both services. He is just devastated. We both got hugs from him last night and I got a pat on the belly. He has not been able to say very much at all when we've seen him. It's just been hugs and looks of "I'm sorry". When we went to the calling hours on Sunday C's wife kept crying and saying to me "You aren't supposed to be here." It was so hard to see her like this. She hugged us both and then rubbed my belly telling us how hard both she and C prayed for us. While rubbing my belly she told the boy there is now an angel up above looking over him. It just blows me away that C will not meet the boy. He was our biggest cheerleader that was not family.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

No More Construction Zone

We are finally done with the renovations of the baby's room! I debated on posting about this but then I read Janet's post today and decided to go for it. I have definitely found myself shying away from blogging lately because I am/was afraid of how they would make people feel. I know readers have the choice to skip posts but there have been times where I decided to not post rather than have readers skip what I am writing.

Today I am sharing with you the transformation of the guest room into the baby's room. When I looked at the before and after pictures I was in awe of all that we did. It was definitely behind schedule, but the results were worth it...I can't say well worth it because of the stress and tears it caused!

This is pretty picture heavy! (the alignment of the pictures is all over the place...sorry about that! not sure what blogger was doing to them!)


No more rug:

 Some of the walls are down...no more popcorn ceiling:

All the paneling is gone...old insulation:

Putting in the new insulation:

New walls and new ceiling:

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 Trying to decide on a paint color:

 Decision made, Benjamin Moore Cayman Blue:

New hardwood floors (Not an easy installation for the contractor):

 New ceiling fan...they were not joking when the instructions said could take a few hours to install:

Finished product :) Next is adding the furnishings...hopefully tomorrow night, tonight we'll be cleaning the floor.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Happy Friday!!

Happy Friday to y'all!! This is another pregnancy/getting ready post...so if you are not in a good spot, please feel free to skip. Before you go though, I leave you with a picture of Sadie and Garnett from when they were just puppies. :) It's hard to believe they were once that little!!

We are finally getting to the end of the baby's room renovations!! Today should be the last day with the contractor in the house. He has finishing touches to do and that's about it. I think they could have been finished yesterday, but J was not home to give him a check. I think he stretched it out to today so he'd be guaranteed a check. I can't say that I blame him. He definitely does not charge as much as he could - which we appreciate!!

This weekend, we'll be changing out the outlets, installing the new ceiling fan/light, installing in-wall speakers and my favorite part: decorating!! Fingers crossed we get the call soon that the crib has been shipped to the store.

We see Dr. W this afternoon for another check-up...I have a feeling the boy has moved to the correct position. He was all over the place last night and definitely seemed to roll over while I was watching tv. The movement I saw in my belly actually freaked me out!

I leave you with a picture of the room from this morning.

Hope y'all have a Wonderful Weekend!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

(Almost) Wordless Wednesday

Anyone want to join me for breakfast?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Flippin' Happy :)

This is a pregancy post. Please feel free to skip if that is easier for you. If you are skipping today, I leave you with a picture of Sadie and Garnett hanging out in J's office yesterday. J had to work for a half day yesterday and we picked up Rudy's BBQ for lunch for the folks that were working.The puppies and I joined everyone for lunch. :)

Here is a picture of the boy's room right now. The contractor had a really tough time getting the floors down so the room is a few days behind schedule. Trim should be added this week and the room should finally be complete next weekend. We are still waiting for the crib. Apparently, the crib we wanted was not easy to find in white. It had to be sent up from McAllen, TX (near the border)...should be here in about a week (maybe less, if we are lucky!).

We saw Dr. W on Friday afternoon for our weekly check-up. I was was tested for Strep-B...didn't realize she was going to be checking my cervix as well. She said "Okay, a lot of cold and a lot of pressure." Um, she was not joking about the pressure!! Turns out things are starting...I am 1cm dilated and the cervix is starting to thin out. We spent quite a bit of time talking about the version and whether or not it would work. We decided that we make a decision by this morning. While we were finishing up Dr. W asked if we'd like her to take a quick peek at the boy to see where he was located. We both said yes. The u/s room was packed so we had to settle for "Wall-E"...the old, portable u/s machine. Dr. W started looking at towards my lower abdomen area when J said "That's a head!" Dr. W took a look and said "It is! He's flipped!!" All three of us were so happy! The boy has moved to "head down"!! He's currently "sunny-side up" so that will mean more pushing for me and might mean back labor but who cares he's head down. :)