July 30, 2012

Moving Helpers

We were very busy this weekend packing for our move. I was hard at work when I realized it was suddenly quiet. This usually means that the dogs are up to no good in another room in the house. I walked out of the kitchen to look for them only to find that they too were very hard at work...

Sweet dreams!


17 Weeks!

How far along? 17 Weeks
Total weight gain: 15 pounds - yikes. yes I am ahead.  but what is a girl to do when food all of a sudden tastes better than it ever has before and all self control has completely gone out the window. I did buy an elliptical last week so I could start working out again indoors since it is too hot for running outside - and I haven't touched it. Well that isn't entirely true. I leaned up against it this evening while eating my Chick Fil A nuggets to watch tv. 
Maternity clothes?: For work I have to wear maternity pants. I'm not sure I will go back. Elastic waists are kind of awesome. I wonder if velcro shoes have the same allure?? Anyway... I literally can't get my hips into my regular pants and getting them buttoned - well that is just a depressing task that ends with buttons flying across the room.  I am wearing a lot of maxi dresses lately and plan to live in those throughout this pregnancy.
Stretch marks? Nope! (Please god, have mercy on my skin throughout this process) - Can't hurt to pray about it, right?
Sleep: Getting worse. Crazy dreams that wake me up and my back has been bothering me at night. I think it might be time to invest in that huge pregnancy pillow. 
Best moment this week: Either successfully packing up the entire kitchen or going to Texas Roadhouse on Sunday. I suddenly had a craving for their chicken tender salad and rolls. It was awesome and part of those 15 pounds you read about earlier.
Miss Anything?: I am packing a home and getting ready to move. A little dirty martini would definitely make that more fun. but I'll live.
Movement: Not Yet
Food cravings: Anything with cheese. ranch doesn't hurt either.
Gender: We find out on Monday!!!!
Symptoms: I have had a few headaches recently, along with an achey back at night.
Wedding rings on or off? On

Happy or Moody most of the time: Both. One second I can be happy and the next I am crying. I suppose it just comes with the territory. 
Looking forward to: Finding out if Baby H is a boy or girl on Monday!!! And a trip to the beach I just found out about today!! Absolutely can't wait to lay my big belly on a beach and relax. 


July 8, 2012

Nap Time

Parker and Cass have been spending more time inside the house now that it is miserably hot outside. They absolutely LOVE being inside with us. They really love to nap on the couch and did so pretty much all day today.  It was so cute so I had to snap a few pictures. Not that I was laying beside them all day being lazy :) Ok, ok maybe I was... It has been a really long week and I needed the rest or at least that is what I am telling myself.


13 Weeks

Baby H,

It's been 13 weeks since you set up shop in my belly. You are 3-4 inches long and the size of a peach. You are hard at work growing your own little fingerprints and tiny bones.

You might also be sucking your thumb by now. My guess is that you are because I was a big thumb sucker myself. Our next appointment is on the 18th and we are counting the days. I sure wish they could tell us then whether you are a little boy or girl in there, but I am told I will have to wait a few more weeks.  I can't wait to see how much you have grown and hear your heart beating again!



In a matter of weeks...

The past few weeks have flown by and LOTS has been happening. We went to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho for 4 days because Michael had a work convention to attend. I was excited about the time off work to relax, but I wasn't quite sure how Idaho would be for a vacation. Boy, did I miss judge Coeur d'Alene. It was absolutely beautiful and the weather was an amazing break from the 100 degree heat Texas had while we were gone. Here are a few shots I took on my phone from our room, the pool and the spa where I spent my time relaxing on our trip while Michael was working. ahem, I mean golfing :)

About a month ago we started seriously talking about selling Home 101 and moving to another area for lots of different reasons. We listed the house with the agreement that we wouldn't sell unless we got a good solid offer. Two days after we returned from Coeur d'Alene we received exactly that. WE SOLD OUR HOUSE. Well technically we don't close and have to be out until August 9th, but basically WE SOLD OUR HOUSE. We have been hunting for the past week and made an offer! We found out this morning that the seller accepted and we are in contract for our new home in Fort Worth, pending our inspection on Tuesday of course. Very exciting stuff!

And during all this I went from being 12 weeks pregnant to almost 14 weeks pregnant. Wow. 13 Weeks post coming soon!