Sunday, March 6, 2011

22 Weeks

We had quite a day yesterday. We had a painter scheduled to come out and paint Keller's room. He said he would be there early, and he was. He showed up at 7:00 a.m. NOT my usual waking hour on a Saturday. But it was nice to get up and get some things done. I cleaned the house, caught up on laundry. Sidenote, does laundry seem like the neverending task to anyone else. As soon as I put the last load in to catch up a little laundry monster comes and dumps a whole new load in my basket! I was then able to get to the grocery store. All before 10:00! Coby was up and ran to work for a few minutes. He had the great idea of checking Walmart to see if the nursery furniture was in. Turns out only one piece was there (eventhough the girl said all pieces were). He picked up the dresser and brought it home. We had some lunch and then started putting it together. Getting the pieces out put me into a slight panic. The wood color looked like it had a lot of red undertones. It was supposed to be espresso colored. But we are also looking at it in direct light. Once we got it into the room the finished looked much better. THEN, Coby pulled out a the top of the dresser and the molding was broken off. Cue tears, panic, frustration, and a 15 minute bout of searching the internet for another set of furniture. The only other set I had found that was in our price range and I liked was "unavaliable at this time". So we decided to stick with what we had. It was an easy repair, just a little wood glue. I also looked through my "Baby Bargin" book and the brand we bought, Graco, got an A. So I was afraid of what another brand would be. Once it was put together I really liked it. It was heavy and sturdy. We moved it into the room and turns out it's about an inch to wide for the place on the wall I wanted to put it. I'll just have to wait until we get all the furniture in to see if there is another arraingment that would work. If not I guess it will have to work.

I am also really happy with how the paint turned out. It's hard to get a good picture and I'm sure everything will look a lot better once everything it put together, but here's a picture.

I also wanted to mention the "Baby Bargin" book. A co-worker recommended it to me and it has been so helpful. I list brands, price, safety rating of ever baby/toddler item. I have used it as a guide when purchasing and registering for everything. So helpful. Would be a nice little gift for anyone starting this journey.

Everything on the actual pregnancy home front is good. We went to the doctor on Friday. She said everything looked good. Listened to heartbeat and mentioned how much he was moving. I have been feeling him move a lot more and stronger. I can feel patterns of when he is awake during the day. Usually early morning, around 10 in the morning. around 1-3 in the afternoon and before I go to bed. Coby still has not felt him. I think it's just going to take patience. But today was the first day I could see my belly move from the outside. I was laying on the couch with the remote on my stomach. I felt him move and could see the remote move when Keller did. So I lifted up my shirt and sure enough I could see little kicks. That is such a fun feeling. The doctor also gave the the sugar drink for the dreaded glucose test next time. They let you drink it 30 min prior to your appointment so you don't have to sit there for an hour which is nice.
Hope everyone has a had a wonderful weekend!!

1 comment:

Bobbie - Clumsy Crafter said...

We used Graco products for pretty much every single thing. I love them. There is nothing bad I can say about Graco but plenty bad I can say about evenflow and Eddie Bauer. I love the dresser though! Great pick I think.

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