|36 weeks and 4 days|
1. Are you ready?
I think the answer to this is I am as ready as one can be for such a life-altering change. I have been blessed with a fairly smooth pregnancy thus far, and it's hard to imagine that in a few weeks or less, I will have my body back (somewhat) to myself. I can say I'm ready to not be quite so uncomfortable!
The house is mostly ready now (not the reno house, but the house we live in). We have our carseat installed, the pack n play set up, and the house somewhat organized. Bear seems to be ok with his new sleeping spot (the pack n play took his old one) and hasn't attacked any of Lucas' toys lately.
|Ready for a passenger!|
Besides being hot and uncomfortable, I am mostly just really excited to meet our little son. I am hopeful and anxious for a healthy, safe delivery. But really, I can't wait to be holding Lucas in my arms. For that, I am very ready! For everything else, I guess I'm as prepared as I can be. I'm just ready to take things as they come and praying the Lord will help me be the best mommy I possibly can be.
2. How is the house coming along?
The house is, as always, a work in progress. As of today, sheet rock is finally finished. Of all the things we have done thus far, I have to say having sheet rock in has made the most impact. Now we can really see what it will look like-especially in the areas where we knocked out walls and changed the layout. It's exciting to finally see things taking shape! Next we will start with painting, trim, & flooring.
|View into dining room|
We also had the arch fixed this weekend so it no longer requires a not-so-lovely strip of metal and pole to hold it up.
|Arch before...complete with lovely metal supports|
|Repair work underway|
|We had to leave the form in place for a few days while the mortar dried|
|After...no more pole!|
3. Is your nursery ready?
As mentioned above, with renovating a house and having a baby all around the same time, we decided a few months back that it would be best to wait until after Lucas was born to move into the house. Thankfully, the end is *somewhat* in sight, and we *think* we can be done in about 2 months with the house. Of course, that all depends on how much of a hiatus we take when Lucas is born.
All that being said, it didn't really make any sense to go to the trouble of making a nursery in house we will only be in for a few more months. We would have had Lucas sleeping in our room in the pack n play either way. This is the status of what will be Lucas' room when we move...
That's pretty much the state of things around here these days! We continue to ask for your prayers for a healthy remainder of pregnancy and delivery.