Thursday, May 08, 2008


Gosh, I can't believe I let it go this long without a post. Wasn't intentional. Actually, a LOT has been happening, it's hard to know where to start!

On the baby front, nothing is happening. I go for my weekly appt. tomorrow, and maybe we will find out something then. Last week's appointment revealed that Grace is STILL Grace (whew), via a quick ultrasound, and that she is currently head down. To that I must say, the girl has her directions straight, now come on home! I had a weird dizzy spell a couple of nights ago, and really have NO IDEA where that came from, but there haven't been any repeats of that so, I won't worry.

Home news: Well, here is where it gets tricky. A week ago, Jeff sheepishly admitted to me that he didn't really care for our comforter on our bed. What was, to him, a small confession, was a huge deal to me and I instantly felt the ground opening up to swallow me. Ok, maybe that is a little dramatic, but, seriously, like, I'm having a baby here. The big deal is that we just discovered ourselves to be in possession of some new bedroom furniture, and we were getting ready to paint the room completely based on the color of the comforter and curtains! So, now we had no color scheme with which to paint! Long story, short, it's all good. Our bedroom is completely gutted right now, with twenty-two days to go until my due date. I picked out carpet this morning, and ordered a new comforter set. Curtains will wait. Now the big question is painted trim or stained trim, and do we want to do something decorative, like wainscoting? All of these details are a little overwhelming right now, but in the end I think it will all be beautiful and I'm looking forward to seeing it done. Any guesses as to whether or not we'll actually be done with the room BEFORE Grace is born?

Jack is just talking unbelievably. For two years I have wondered what was going on in that little head in there, and now I know. Every waking moment of the day. He had a little accident the other night in our bedroom. Jeff had just taken the carpeting out, and the tack strips were exposed on the floors. We were trying to be careful with him, but he tripped over Jeff's foot and went down on a tack strip. Wow, he cried hard. Then he told us in great detail how much it hurt, and that his blood was coming out. We got him cleaned up and a bath in the big bathtub seemed to set him right again. Now he loves to tell about when he fell down and got his owie. He will also gladly show it to you.

Well, it's late and I'm rambling. God has been very good to us, and we are blessed to be having our family all together again on Saturday. The kids are excited to be coming before Grace gets here so that they won't miss any of the "fun". Jeff and I are going away overnight tomorrow night for a company dinner, and to stay over and pick the kids up from the airport. We are thankful for that little bit of time together alone before our world turns upside down again! We love our family!

Edit: Here is a picture of the new comforter.


Kristi said...

exciting times!! praying for all of you!

laurie d said...

Love the new comforter set! Yes, of course you'll finish before Gracie comes. (It may be in the wee hours one night, but hey, Jeff will make sure it's done.) =) Glad everything's going well with the pregnancy. God is good. Miss you!

Steve & Molly said...

Oh, I love your new comforter! Your post made me laugh...why? Because I can really relate to your perpective on having to make decisions about your room! When I was pregnant with Caleb we were in the midst of construction on our house, painting the upstairs, etc. Those decisions I had to make just about put me over the edge!!! I often found myself thinking, "Calgon, take me awaaaaaaaay!!!" :) But, that stress was so worth it in the end because it all looks nice now! You will love your room and have a wonderful, peaceful place to relax while you are recovering for giving birth to Grace! :) Take care!

Dana said...

L-O-V-E the new comforter you picked out!! Hope you and Jeff enjoy your time together! Happy Mother's day for tomorrow Betty!

Connor has been talking up a storm about how he is scared of monsters! Has Jack gone through that stage yet? It isn't even just at night, apparently monsters and scary things are even at the window and in closets in broad day light! Who knew?!