Monday, April 6, 2009

26 Weeks

The weeks are passing by quickly. I can’t believe I’m 26 weeks along already. We’ve been busy. The nursery is painted and on it’s way to becoming Nugget’s oasis. It’s weird to walk by the nearly empty room and see paint on the wall. It’s been a white cluster of chaos for 4 ½ years and now it’s turning into a fun news space in the house that we’ve never really enjoyed. I’ve included a couple pictures of our project. I'm really happy with the color and can't wait to see it all come together. I'm pretty sure Christos is excited about it as well. He is motivated to paint the rest of the house now. Like we have the time for that! Yes, I wore a mask to avoid the fumes. I sounded like Darth.Vador. Tucker and Sugar were very confused about why they could hear me but couldn’t give me kisses.

Notice how well the color matches Mom and Dad's sheets from the 70's? Nice!

I’ve been slowly checking things off of my many To Do lists. I don’t know if we’ll get everything done, but I sure hope so. With Christos’ lawn care business starting up, his free time will be crunched. So I’ve been trying to take advantage of his availability while I can.

Our bowling team finished in 3rd place out of 16 teams. We had a rough final game, but it was still fun. We’re planning to play again in the fall.

Nugget is swimming along; becoming more and more active each day. I’m feeling good (although Christos says I complain a lot.) I’m slowing down and taking my time getting around. All in all, I’ve been lucky to not be sick or bed ridden. I hope it stays that way for the next 14 weeks. I got some good news and some not-so-great news at the doctor this morning. The good news is I passed the glucose screen. Wahoo! I was worried the fluid they made me drink would make me sick, but it actually tasted really good. I'd only had a hard boiled egg for breakfast so the sweetness of the lemon drink hit the spot. I almost asked for a second helping. I have my Dad's sweet tooth. The not-so-great news is that I've gained 9 lbs since my last visit 4 weeks ago. I know gaining weight during pregnancy is to be expected. And I assure you that if it weren't for my weak heart I wouldn't be concerned with gaining weight. Hopefully I can maintain a steady gain over the next three months and my body and heart will be able to keep up. Thankfully it's getting nice outside so I foresee more doggie walks in the future.

25 Weeks - I swear I look bigger than this in real life.


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  2. You look great! And I love that's kinda like what I want in my dining room. Wanna come paint mine, too? On top of everything else you have going on, I'm sure you could handle it!! :) Can't wait to see you, Christos and Nugget this summer!!!!

  3. Hey Mandy! Love the color of the room! I am glad everything is going well!
    Angie :)

  4. you totally look bigger that IRL ;~) but in a good way...

    can't wait see the room all put together. in love with the color!

    (i'm posting as anonymous because i'm on f's computer and can't remember my google login!)

  5. I am sad I missed painting..I figured you guys could handle it! As for some soothing music I suggest Jack Johnson! I have all the albums, I can burn them for you and you can see if you like any of the songs!
    Thinking of you every day!

    Love Thea