Wednesday, April 27, 2011

33 weeks and counting!

I think I start every blog off the same by apologizing that it has been such a long time since I last posted. I think the reason I usually feel bad is that my sister Dianna posts at least once a week if not more so then I feel like I haven't posted enough :) But that's okay because I never said how often I was going to update this thing so oh well!!

Plenty has happened in the last month since my last post! For starters we had to move out of our rent house, be homeless for about 2 weeks, and then move into our new house!!! Luckily Trent and I have some awesome friends who let us stay with them and eat over at their house and such while we were homeless and that made it much easier on us! Then we closed on the house on the 15th and Trent's mom and aunt Sheri came over to help paint our bedroom and MacKenzie's room!! They were super adamant that I was not allowed to help paint because it couldn't be good for Mac! so they worked away like busy bees and I tried to do as much as I could without them getting mad at me! (this included putting tape around the baseboards and door frames, getting them water, turning on the radio, things like this) You should have seen them work! They were amazing and got both rooms completely done that evening!!!!

We had lots of visitors this evening to come see the house and it was while we had some of these visitors that we had our first disaster as homeowners! (yes the same day we signed!) So when we had the house inspected the inspector said that there was a leak in the master bathroom toilet. So when one of Trent's firefighting buddies, Chris, came over to see the house he said he would take a look at it. Well they decided it would be a good idea to turn on the water and flush the toilet and see where it was leaking from. Well it was a slow leak so they couldn't see immediately where the leak was coming from so they went outside to talk while it leaked some more so they could come back to it in a little while. Not too long after they go outside my friend Kristin asks if it sounds like water was running. Well..... you guessed it...... some tubing had exploded and the toilet was spraying water EVERYWHERE! So I tell Kristin to get Trent and I run over there and turn the water off.... needless to say about 6 firefighters get to the bathroom as I am getting the water turned off and am soaking wet and wading through water!!! And if I wasn't already upset.... Nauert asks "Did your water break or what?" yes I can laugh at it now but boy was I not very nice when he first said it to me! lol Luckily the guys got it all cleaned up with the few towels we had at the house and not much of the carpet got wet so it wasn't too disastrous. Luckily this explosion of tubing helped Chris figure out what needed to be replaced and they went to Home Depot and came back and fixed it all up for us.

Then the next day my dad brought a trailer up to move everything from storage over to the house. Thankfully Kyle and Nauert came to help Dad and Trent move because holy moly we have a lot of crap! We had more visitors come over to see the house and we got a lot done! Our main priority was getting our bedroom set up so that we could go ahead and stay that night and we got a lot more done! We had all of the dishes put away in the kitchen and had most of the boxes out of the garage and into the correct room for unpacking!

Now that we are moved into the house we are concentrating on getting MacKenzie's room put together so that we are ready for her when she decides to make her entrance! Chris was nice enough to come back over later that week to help put up the chair rail in her room and it looks so great! I love it! Then Sandy came over on Monday to do touch up painting to make sure everything looks perfect! So then yesterday Trent was able to put the crib together to start setting everything up! He also put the glider in her room even though he says its so comfy that it needs to be in the living room so he can sit in it all the time! I told him he can just sit in Mac's room and rock her when he wants to sit in it :) Granny did a great job reupholstering it! It looks really good with the brown walls!

So now on to our amazing little angel.... She is doing great!!! Her heartbeat has been strong every time we have been to the doctor and she seems to be growing bigger everyday! She has gotten to where she likes to push a foot up under my ribs and I have to wiggle around to get her to move it but so far she hasn't actually kicked my ribs and made them hurt. I think with just 6.5 weeks to go till her due date I can finally say that I am starting to feel "uncomfortable." I do not count this as an accomplishment because I have absolutely loved being pregnant! and I will admit that I have had a very easy pregnancy this far and if all of my kids are this easy Trent may get all 17 kids that he wants :) JUST KIDDING no way we could afford that many! :) But on to being uncomfortable... my feet hurt... a lot... almost all of the time. They even hurt when I first wake up in the morning and get out of bed. I try to ignore the fact they they hurt during the day and am pretty good at just pushing it out of my mind (because I am busy doing other things like teaching) but by the time I get in my car to go home in the afternoon I am wanting to put them up and not go anywhere. However this never happens because its not in my personality to just sit and do nothing. Not to mention that I am going to have to get over it because I am really going to start walking in the evenings after I hit 35 weeks (in hopes that it will put me into labor!) Another thing that just started happening is that MacKenzie will sit as far forward as possible on my stomach and it feels like she is pushing out and trying to stretch me out to make more room for herself! (sounds like my child! Trent can vouch that I am a bed hog and stretch out as much as I want till I am comfy) Its not all of the time but when she does it, it lasts for several hours and its just not comfortable! lol Hopefully whatever she is doing is working so that maybe she will stop soon and just lay down and play like she usually does... but I doubt it since she is just going to keep growing and need more room! Okay enough complaining! I know it will all be worth it as soon as my sweet baby girl is in my arms instead of my belly!

Yesterday evening we were able to go to MacKenzie's second Rangers game! (the first one was a world series game! but I think we had more fun at this one!) Mom decided that we should all go to the Ranger's game to celebrate Dad's birthday even though it is 3 weeks away because Angela and Annelise will only be here for one more week! So she figured out what day was best for everyone.... EXCEPT HERSELF!!! Mom had to go to Austin for work and didn't even get to go to the game!!! But Dad, Ang, Annelise, Dianna, Kyle, Trent, and I all got to go and Mom splurged and got GREAT tickets! We were just 27 rows up from home plate!!! And even though I love watching games with Trent on TV I think I saw a total of two innings :) I was WAY too distracted by all of the delicious food and my adorable goddaughter Annelise!!!! She was absolutely hilarious at the game! She flirted with the guys sitting in front of us and told them that she wanted ice cream! They thought she was pretty stinking cute too! She took turns hopping from one lap to the next to play with each of us! Although we think she can smell fear and so she decided to play with Uncle Kyle the most and he was always ready to send her back down the aisle to someone else's lap! There was one time she was trying to come down the aisle and Uncle Trent blocked her way with his arm and she tried to move it and couldn't and actually started BARKING at him! It was hilarious!! She loved her granddaddy when he had food! She shared his nachos and his ice cream and loved every bit of it. Overall we had an amazing time at the game and just wish Mom could have gone too!

This weekend I have two baby showers! Yes two! On Saturday, Brandi is throwing a couples shower for Trent and I, so all of our friends up in the FW & GP areas can come visit and celebrate baby Mac with us! Then on Sunday, Angela and my cousins are throwing Dianna and I a joint shower! This is going to be a lot of fun since D is having Cooper so we will have a bunch of cute blue and pink outfits! I love baby clothes! They are just so cute! I am so excited to see all of our families and having fun!

I go back to the Dr in 2 weeks and that will be the start of our weekly appointments!!! I can't believe how quickly she will be here! But hopefully after the showers this weekend we will be ready for her!! Sorry so long! but thats what happens when I wait a month to post!!! :)

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