Thursday, November 17, 2011

20 Weeks

I am amazed, stunned, and a little bewildered that in 20 more weeks, we might just have a baby in our lives.  I am trying to process how much our lives will change, that I won't be able to come and go as we please, that my love of sleep will have to be on the back-burner, and that this baby is really a little person, with *his* own feelings, thoughts, and ideas on how he will process things.  It's a biological miracle.  I go between feelings of elation and excitement to being overwhelmed and just wanting to forget about everything that still needs to happen.

Health-wise, everything is good.  We had an ultra-sound last Friday, and baby looks just fine.  No problems.  Hubby and I were so amazed to see the 4 chambers of the brain, the heart beating, *his* lips moving.  How incredible that my body knows what to do, and that all these cells seem pre-destined to work so beautifully in sync!

House-wise, Matt has finished with the basement project and it now has a lovely red concrete floor.  We get the sense that this may be a summer room because it's going to be very expensive to heat in the winter months.  He's finishing putting all the furniture back, and then I need to shop for curtains to help keep what little heat is in that room, actually in the room.  :)

20 weeks.  I feel like I just found out I was pregnant.  Where has the time gone?

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

18 Weeks!

I suppose the greatest challenge of this week has been airing out the house while Matt has been deconstructing our downstairs hallway and family room.

(Backstory.) You see, one of our precious meows decided last year to pee on the carpet.  So we put him in the garage.  And he was good for awhile, so we let him back out.  And he did it again.  Back in the garage he went.  And then he was good.  So we shut him in the family room, as it was really cold last winter and we felt bad.  So he was good almost for an entire year.  Until last month, when he peed right in front of me on the carpet.  So back he went.  And he's still there.  He has lots of blankets, a new cat bed, and a heating pad.  I feel bad but what can I do, he is only going to get worse once the baby arrives!  And I cannot deal with cat pee smelling carpet and a new baby.  No. Way.  Oddly enough, cat seems happy in the garage.

Moving on...

So, husband has, in less than 2 weeks, ripped out said smelly carpet, ripped out the tack boards on the side, filled it in the quickcrete, sanded it all down, and painted!  So the hallway is done, and so is half of the family room.  We discovered that our base flooring downstairs is actually concrete, not hardwood flooring, so we decided to paint it this lovely brick red color.  It's warm and beautiful, I can't wait for it to be all done.  Pictures to be coming soon.

Camille, get to the point, you say.  What's the challenge?  Oh dear.  The fumes.  While they are not toxic, they smell awful.  So while he paints, I open windows and doors, we throw the the other cats in the garage, and I leave the house for a few hours.  But it's a small sacrifice for home improvement, and having a house that no longer smells like cat pee.

On the pregnancy side, I started feeling the wee one move at 16 weeks, if you can believe it.  It's decreased a little, but I realize it's pretty early.  I still have morning sickness, so I think I will be one of those women that has this lovely pregnancy quirk throughout my pregnancy.  My biggest challenges now are drinking enough water and getting exercise.  It's getting so cold now, and I just want to stay home...well, I want to stay home, when we're not airing out the house.  :)