Thursday, April 14, 2011

Up to My Ears in Cardboard

Cardboard boxes that is. I don't think I've mentioned the status with our house since the "Sike" post. I think I was afraid to say anything in case things didn't work out this time. So, we sold our house again. A few weeks ago. We are set to close April 25..the Monday after Easter.

Since we will be at my family's annual Easter celebration in Lumberton that weekend, we are moving out this weekend. And by moving out I mean moving in with Matt's parents, not into a new house yet. We close on the new house on May 6 and will have a couple of weeks with no home, so Matt's parents graciously invited us to stay. Boy are they in for a treat. :)

I'm really excited about the new house and want to tell you all about it. However, we have a contingency contract on it until we close on our current house. So that means that there is the potential of someone coming along and putting in a better offer and the sellers would give us the option to either drop the contingency (meaning we would agree to buy the house even if we don't close on our old house) or walk away. And obviously we are in no position to own 2 houses. So although the chances of that happening are slim, there's still a tiny chance.

So right now we are knee deep in boxes. We have half a storage unit full. We are digging through boxes to find food to eat. And we still have a ways to go. Saturday is the big move day. We're hoping to be completely out by Saturday night. Its really exciting..but not as exciting as it will be to get to move the weekend of May 6. We'll keep you posted on the progress and can't wait to invite you to our new home!

Oh, and if you're free this weekend, feel free to come move some stuff and eat some pizza!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Baby # 3: 17 Weeks & Gender Poll

I can't believe I'm already 17 weeks! This pregnancy is flying by, probably because I am chasing 2 little boys all day. Up until last week, it has seemed just like the first 2 pregnancies...lots of sickness. But last week I finally started feeling better. I haven't thrown up in over a week and have been able to stay pretty active, unlike the first 16 weeks. So I'm hoping this is here to stay! 

We find out the gender next week! We know that this is our last biological child, so I'm hoping for a girl. But I don't really have a feeling of what it is. And obviously we'll be just as happy with 3 boys! So, its time for the voting to begin. Vote on the poll (you'll have to go to the actual blog if you're in google reader) but also leave a comment with you guess so we'll know what you think! 

17 Weeks 

Pregnancy Highlights for the Week:

How Far Along: 17 Weeks
Maternity Clothes: Sort of. I'm in the in between stage but maternity are definitely more comfortable.
Fruit/Veggie: Turnip

Baby changes: Your baby's skeleton is changing from soft cartilage to bone, and the umbilical cord — her lifeline to the placenta — is growing stronger and thicker. Your baby weighs 5 ounces now (about as much as a turnip), and she's around 5 inches long from head to bottom. She can move her joints, and her sweat glands are starting to develop.
Best Moment this week: I finally started feeling the baby move consistently in the last week. Also, I've been feeling soo much better!

Gender: Still not sure but we find out next Tuesday!

Movement: Feeling consistent flutters, pokes and wiggles

Food Cravings: chocolate milk and milkshakes

Sleep: I've slept better in the last week. 

What I am looking forward to: Finding out the gender next week

Symptoms: still a little nauseous, some growing pains, and still tired some afternoons