So, exciting news for my 100th post? We'll start with the normal update on pregnancy:
How far along: 33 weeks, 1 day.
How big is baby: The size of a durian (whatever that is) and he's around 4lbs. Wow.
Total weight gain: 18ish.
Sleep: This week, Travis wasn't home, and I fell asleep accidentally on the couch, and I'm finding that I sleep better on the couch than our bed, so it's improving.
Maternity Clothes: Definitely
Morning Sickness: Nope
Food cravings: This week, I keep wanting Whataburger.
Food aversions: Nope.
Challenges: Doing anything.
Boy or Girl?: Boy. :)
What I’m looking forward to: Our baby showers, seeing what he looks like and setting up his nursery. Hopefully I can start that next week after the shower!
What I miss: Sleeping on my stomach, sleeping well, not going to the bathroom every 20 seconds and being able to bend over to get things off the floor.Next appt: August 13. We saw the doctor Friday, and he's measuring right on track, he had a healthy heartbeat and she says that I'm also doing well. :)
I'm posting 2 pictures, just so we can compare how much Nathan has grown in just 10 weeks. I kind of miss being 23 weeks pregnant. it was FAR more comfortable!
More exciting news? Sure!
A few weeks ago, we received a notice on our door saying that our lease was up September 30th, which surprised us because we were sure that it was up November 30. We were wrong. Throughout this pregnancy, we knew that we'd have to move when the baby was 2 months old---so to find out that we would need to move when he was two WEEKS old was a little overwhelming. We decided to just suck it up, and try to move out at the end of August, paying rent at 2 locations because we knew it would be easier than moving with a newborn and exhausted parents.
We began hunting for a new place to live, because we have more furniture than this apartment can handle with all of the furniture for the baby, so we were looking for a 3-bedroom something. I scoured www.har.com daily looking for anything in our price range. I found a few options, and every time I would call, they would all say they couldn't wait until the end of August. We found a house that I felt would do, and they were willing to wait, but I felt apprehensive. A few days later, I found a townhome in a neighborhood that we've talked about, but it had some cosmetic issues. I called my mom to get her advice on which to choose, the house that I felt apprehensive about or the townhome with flaws. In the conversation, she suggested I look up a family in the city I work in, because this family is known in the community for being excellent landlord. I took her advice immediately and emailed them telling them what I was looking for and our price range.
By this point, I had cried more than once over the stress I was feeling to find a new place. It's not just Travis and I anymore...it's Nathan too, and the thought of not knowing where we were going to live was driving me crazy.
Later that night, I received a phone call about a rental property. A brand new home with 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a 2 car garage. Exactly what I had asked for, exactly in our price range. We arranged to tour it the next day, and basically from the minute I walked in the door, I knew it was where I wanted to live. The neighborhood is quiet, there's not much traffic, a police officer lives across the street and it's a BRAND NEW home. After talking with John, the landlord for a while, I felt incredibly comfortable. He knows a lot of people that I know and seems to really like us.
We signed the lease the next day. The best part? He went ahead and gave us the keys now so we can move in immediately, because he said he'd rather let us move in before our lease-date and have the house lived-in than to leave it empty.
Sometimes, it's like God knows what He's doing or something. He has really blessed us with a fantastic new home and a really great landlord. I am so thankful for what He has blessed us with.
|The front of the house, during the construction phase.|
|Walking in the front door. Through the archway on the right is the kitchen. The door on the left is the garage.|
|Standing in the archway. Above the sink on the right is the window on the front of the house. To my left is the pantry, which is attached to the counter on the left.|
|The archway leading out of the kitchen and the pantry.|
|I took this standing where the refrigerator will go. Travis was measuring windows. The door behind him goes to the backyard, and the arch on the left goes to the bedrooms.|
|Through the archway is the bedrooms, the open door is to the master.|
|The door on the right is the master, the door on the left will be the nursery. To the left of the nursery is the guest bathroom.|
|Standing in the master bedroom. The door on the left is a walk-in closet, the middle is the master bath (which is almost identical to the guest bath) and the door on the right is an additional closet.|
|The guest bathroom.|
|The door on the left is the 3rd bedroom, and the archway on the right goes back to the living room. Across from the extra bedroom is a large closet.|
|Inside the 3rd bedroom.|
|Both doors go to the closet. This is a feature in both of the secondary bedrooms.|
We've already begun the move-in process. I'm busy packing and getting things ready. We're hoping to have the furniture there by the end of the week.
In other exciting news, tonight, Travis and I had the privilege of helping one of our best friends, Nick, propose to his girlfriend of nearly 2 years, Sonia. The four of us went to school together and we enjoy spending time together. The proposal went just as Nick was wanting to, and I am so happy that we were able to share in their special day! What can I say? I'm a sucker for proposals and weddings!
|Sonia and Nick, engaged at SWEET, a cupcake shop in City Centre, Houston|