Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Making a MAD DASH!!

Our house is coming together very nicely, but sometimes I wonder if we were nuts to do this while expecting a little one. Anson will be here in two and half weeks if he sticks to his due date, but could actually come any time(crossing our fingers that he doesn't). This MAD DASH will make for some fun stories! Our house will be done the same week of Anson's due date and bless my hub's heart, he is working is brains out to make sure that happens! Needless to say, I've been sicker than a dog for the last week or so and haven't been able to help much and it hurts my heart to be so useless. Everything will work out though, even if we're still in this apartment when Anson comes. In the meantime though, my husband is pretty much the best ever and the handsomest carpenter I know!!! Also, did I mention Taylor has incredible parents? They came and stayed with us for a week and and between the 3 of them got the entire upper floor painted! THANK YOU!!!!

This week on the house: tile is going in, the old wood floors are getting sanded, stained and sealed, kitchen cabinets will be arriving tomorrow then set and installed, and the base, casing and doors are going in as well. WHEW!! It's a stinkin MAD house over there with that many bodies, but it's gonna be beautiful when it's done and my handsome hub is there to oversee that it all gets done right!

Here are some recent pics:

Exterior DONE! The front door needs to be put it, but that's quick.


Here's the living room/dining room

The kitchen pre cabinets and appliances

The guest bath being prepped for tile. The tile guy was working in the master bath, otherwise I would have shot a picture. Wait till you see the JET TUB!!!!

Hallway leading out to the future deck and Taylor's man shop. Basement access is on your right, hence the hole (don't worry, there are stairs)

Hallway between bedrooms

Anson's room. Couldn't get a pic of the master because the tile and tile saw are in the middle of it.

That's all for now, more updates to come SOON!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

STOP! Potty Time!

So last night was the beginning of having a hard time sleeping--I've had great luck so far and I'm thankful that I'm down to five weeks before having this issue, because I know some women struggle for much longer. Last night, I was super exhausted and therefore thrilled to be hitting the hay. Anson had other things in mind and he was moving around LIKE CRAZY (which is not normal, he is usually asleep at around 11)and making it REALLY HARD for me to breathe, so I tried propping myself up in a reclining position and that helped but then the heartburn kicked in. I took some tums, which helped immediately and then I was able to start falling asleep. WRONGO! I got up 6 times last night to pee, it was INSANE and it just made me MAD! Welcome to the beginning of a VERY long 5 weeks.

Side Note: While I have been sounding like I'm about to rip my hair out in my last couple posts, I just want to say that I am so EXCITED to be a Mom and so excited to meet my Son. I'm even more excited for Taylor to hold him for the first time, because it's going to be a beautiful moment and he is going to be an incredible Dad.

Now, let the discomfort of the final weeks of pregnancy continue! Totally worth it, but uncomfortable nonetheless.

Monday, April 5, 2010

I'm having a baby in five weeks...

So, it hit me this morning that Taylor and I are going to be parents in five weeks or less and I'm getting a little anxious and feeling totally unprepared. His diaper bag is ready to go, so that's a plus right?!? My bag isn't ready though and I haven't even taken his car seat out of the box yet and I went to order his pak n play the other night and it's out of stock, so I looked and looked for another one that I liked and couldn't find one which has led me to conclude that I am OBSESSED with matching!! I wanted the car seat, stroller and pak n play to match so badly that I was angry for the rest of the night and I have to get one like SOON or he won't have a place to sleep if he comes early... There are still so many things that I need to get before he comes and I'm feeling stressed that I won't have everything and then he'll be here. I know that the "things" are not what I need to be stressing about, but it's hard not to and it distracts be from the fact that I have to deliver a little person in 5 weeks and that's not exactly going to be a walk in the park. Then we have to take him home and he'll be our responsibility--hows that for scary?!?

On another note, we have been running around like chickens with our heads cut off trying to get things done on our house so that it'll be ready to move into when we have to be out of our apartment on the 25th of this month (not likely). The upstairs might be totally done, but the basement is nowhere near being done. The weather has put a damper on getting things accomplished because we still have to pour a slab of concrete in the basement in order to finish framing it and if it's too cold, then the concrete freezes in the truck! AHHHHH! Do you see why I don't feel ready to have a baby?! The drywall should be done this week, but we still have to paint the exterior doors and then the walls (picking a paint color is a tad overwhelming), the all the travertine, tile and carpet needs to be laid and the cabinets will need to be installed once they arrive, which won't be for another two weeks!

Okay, I'm going for a walk.