Getting down to the nitty gritty

Well, tomorrow I log in at 33 weeks. That means 7 weeks, or less, until the little guy makes his debut. I have to admit that I am READY to him to get here. Frankly, I am tired of being pregnant. I know that sounds horrible, but my body is done. My carpal tunnel is my constant companion with my always numb fingers and shooting pains up both arms. I am still having pain in my hip and pelvis and I am beyond uncomfortable. This baby is BIG, measuring in the 90th percentile for my due date. My shrimpy, short torso is running out of room at light speed. I also am having major problems sleeping and near constant heartburn. All in all, I am falling apart. I know, I sound whiny and wimpy , but I am at the end of my rope. And people, if I hear one more “it only gets worse” or “you’re just getting ready for when the baby gets here” I am going to stab someone. I swear I will never use those words on a pregnant lady ever. It is the LAST thing you want to hear, I promise. . . . . . okay enough of the pity party for now. Moving on.

The baby’s room is slowly coming together. We have the crib put together (no mattress yet, but my sisters should be ordering that this week for us as my shower gift) and Shawn put together the storage/shelving unit. The glider and changing table/dresser have been ordered and hopefully will arrive in a couple of weeks and I had some ELFA shelving installed in the closet to help better organize things. So that’s going well.

Did I mention that we are renovating my kitchen right now? I know that you all think “You have to be crazy to tear up your house while your in your third trimester and you go into labor at any time.Yes, I am insane. But, I felt that I wanted to get this done BEFORE the baby was born. Imagine how much harder it would be to do this with an infant around. Better for him to be in the womb, right? RIGHT?

So here’s the low down: For the past few weeks we have been reliving our dorm days with a triage kitchen set up in the office. Mini fridge, microwave and paper plates! It hasn’t been too bad so far, but the big pain has started this week: refinishing the floors. We are having the front hallway redone as well as the kitchen, since they are the same hardwood. They are sanding them this week and then will start with the staining/polyurethane on Monday. Due to the fumes, Shawn and I will be staying at a hotel for the week and Walter will be boarded. I am trying to look at this as a mini vacation instead of being exiled from my house. I’ll report back to let you know how this goes.

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