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Friday, January 30

Life Lately: I Take a #Bumpie, and We Tear Up Our House


First, this is, I'm informed, is called a #bumpie. A selfie of your baby bump. Second, I'm sorry. For those of you who really don't want to know these things, just skip this part. Because I have family and friends spread out all across the country, I need a way to update them on how the pregnancy is going, and I felt like this is a better alternative to posting photos every week to Facebook. We'll see. 

So, the bump. This is week 14, I took that photo Saturday, and honestly, I feel like it changes in size every day. Some days you see it, some days you don't. It makes getting dressed a stressful affair. I must be smack in the middle of the awkward phase when none of my regular clothes feel right and my maternity clothes are way too big. It's aggravating.

Also, can we talk about my hair? See that messy bun above? I wore it that way for three days straight. And most of the week. My hair won't do anything I want it to - at least not quickly, and in the morning, when I'm trying to sleep in as much as possible, I really need it to behave. It's gotten unduly long and wavy, and I really want to chop it all off. 

The one bright spot lately in all this is that I'm rarely having morning sickness now. Even during the previous 13 weeks, it hasn't been bad. Mostly gagging, not a lot of actually throwing up. Now, I only have isolated instances. The downside is that I've been having horrible headaches. Oh, hormones. So not fun.

Early on, all I wanted to eat was pizza and macaroni and cheese. Now, usually nothing sounds particularly good or bad. I'm making a conscious effort to eat at least one vegetable and one fruit every day, which sounds like a small goal, but if I didn't make the effort I could easily go days without any fruits or vegetables. 

I also started working out! Hi-five to myself (which yes, does look like clapping). Most days now I have more energy when I get home after work, and I don't fall asleep on the couch every evening. I found some pregnancy workouts on youtube: Denise Austins' toning workout and Apple Yoga's prenatal yoga


I'm having a hard time winding down to sleep, and staying asleep. But, it's been extra motivating for me to get to bed in good time to read some Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix. 

Saturday, I managed to sleep in as long as possible through a lot of banging and clanging. When I did finally get up, I discovered that Brian had ripped out the carpet of the office. 


It's a good riddance - very good. It was nasty. But I wasn't expecting to replace it until we'd found flooring for the room. We have a couple boxes of the same bamboo flooring that's in the rest of the house, but it's not enough for the entire room. And we have no idea where it came from. And we were going to repaint the room - which I'd rather do before putting in new flooring.



Now, at first I was thrilled. Then I realized that now all of our office stuff was in the kitchen/rest of the house, we have no flooring, and we have family coming to visit. My sister and brother-in-law, closely followed by my sister-in-law, an overlapping visit from my other sister-in-law, and then sometime after that, my mother-in-law.

Quickly, my initial joy at getting out of all the ripping out the carpet work changed to more than a little stress at having to live in the midst of piles office stuff for the unforeseeable future. Add to that the fact that we are in the middle of redo-ing the baby room too, getting it ready to paint as soon as we find out if we're having a boy or girl.

And then I had the great idea to tackle the fireplace too.

Add that all to my pregnancy hormones, and I might have sorta kinda flipped out at Brian a few times this week. In my defense, it didn't help when his response was "Wah-wa-wah-wa-wah," Charlie Brown style.


This is the fireplace in the cleaning process. Normally, I'm not a fan of painting fireplaces, but I'm not a fan of this one's color. White will really brighten the whole room. I'll show you the finished result in another post soon. 

Since I'm trying to eat more fruits and vegetables, I finally broke in the juicer we got for Christmas with fresh oranges from our own yard.


Cheers! So easy and so delicious.

And that brings us to today. It rained all day, and I worked from home, cozied up on the couch with hot tea, and later, Hilary Rushford's Instagram With Intention Class. I'm two videos in, and already learning a lot.


More house projects tonight, and probably some Chick-fil-A for dinner. If I was to have a craving this week, it'd probably be for an original Chick-fil-A sandwich and waffle fries with Chick-fil-A sauce and lemonade.

Week 14 is a wrap!