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Monday, March 23, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Well, we're settling into our new place quite nicely it seems. Over the past week I've been unpacking and setting up like crazy, too much actually. I've quickly come to realize that my body does not handle things the same way anymore. After about one hour of moving things around or cleaning my body is done for the day. They belly is coming along nicely now, popping out and growing by the second it seems, i love it! I cannot believe that I'm already 33 weeks pregnant and will only have around 7 weeks left! Eek!

This past weekend Jeff and I have been prepping and painting the nursery. We have decided to to at least one, maybe two accent walls (depends if it works) using big squares of different colours. The wall was taped off in to 20 different squares and we used 4 different colours to fill them in with white lines seperating them.. this may make more sense to you once I post a photo :) Two of the colours of the squares match our baby bedding perfectly! The other walls will be a neutral tan colour. Let's hope it looks good! The only thing we have to worry about is that the walls are textured, so it's not as easy as it sounds. The paint may bleed into the white lines and ruin our beautiful design, oh well, we'll soon find out!

We've met quite a few of our neighbours now and they all seem quite nice! Phew! The ones next door to us even brought us cookies and a baby gift as they know we are expecting, how sweet eh?

Yesterday Jeff and I became true suburbanites, or house owners I guess; he mowed the lawn and I weeded the garden! It was so nice to be outside in the fresh air and finally actually want to weed and do gardening :) There is still plenty to do, but for now the yard and house are looking great!

I think that's all for now, thanks for reading!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

All Moved In!

Moving: 
Well, we're in the new house!  It's great! It's bigger and better than we remember and we are quickly finding out how we want to organize our things. So far we have most of the upstairs organized and parts of the downstairs. It feels so good to have things put away/organized. The actual move went so smoothly, thank you soooo very much to everyone that helped us out, we couldn't have done it without you. We were also so very lucky to have friends to put us up for the two weeks that we were homeless, so thank you :) 

Pregnancy: My belly is definitely growing quickly these days and the little one is moving around like crazy, it's great! I'm pretty sure it is still head down, which is good, and it seems to turn quite often so I feel it's back or butt bulge out. We're narrowing down our names list but are not going to say anything until the baby is born. Ooh, I got my new stroller! We decided to go with the Phil and Ted's jogging stroller and I cannot wait to try it out! 

Leaving Work: It was sad leaving work this past Friday. The staff even sang me a cheer/song and gave me a gift, it was so sweet, I even cried. I'll blame it on the hormones :) I most definitely think that I will go back and visit before the end of the year so I can show off our little one.

New Town:  So many changes are happening in our lives right now, including moving to a new city! We have a lot to check out still as we don't know a lot about the area. We do know how convenient everything is though, traveling to the grocery store takes maybe 5 min, even if you go to the really good one that's 'wayyy further' away hehe.  My highlight today was going to Home Depot and finding out that they have parking spots for Moms and Moms to be! What a sweet life :)  Anywho, that's all for now! Thanks for reading!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Homeless and 30 weeks Preggo!

Moving talk:
Well, we have now moved out of our condo and all of our goodies are in a storage locker. This past Thursday night Jeff and I made the big move with the very generous help of our friends. It was a long day as we did the moving after a full day of work. Thursday night, Jeff, myself, and Linus our cat slept on an inflatable air mattress in our bedroom. Friday night we stayed over at our friends' place in Burnaby where we finally relaxed and took it easy. Saturday night we headed over to another friend of ours where we will be staying for the next 2 weeks or so. We're so thankful that we have such nice people to put us up :) We will officially be in our new place on March 13th!

Pregnancy talk:
Jeff and I finished our last prenatal class today - it was a doozy of a class today, 6 hours long! We learned a lot, met a lot of nice couples, and it really gave us a taste of what is to come. I'm now 30 weeks pregnant! AHH! Approximately 10 weeks or so left until we're a family of 4 (must include Linus). I still have the same complaint that I've had all along - sleep deprivation. Now it has moved from pains in my legs at night to pains in my hips. Besides these pains, life as a pregnant lady is pretty sweet. I love how my belly is growing rounder by the day and how our little baby loves to kick and move around almost constantly. It sure is starting to seem real!

Other talk:
Officially I only have 6 days left of work until I go on leave. I'm hoping to have up to a total of 10 more days if I get called to TOC on the days that I'm not at my contract position. I'm going on leave so early partly because it is a natural break with it being spring break and all, and also because these are the dates for taking possession of our new house in another city. I'm feeling a little guilty both in terms of leaving the students that I have come to adore, and leaving the staff that have come to rely on my services within the school. It will be sad to leave, but I know I will come back and visit to check on the students :)