Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Some New House Photos

As of May 22nd, we now own a 102 year old house in NE Portland! Too bad we aren't moving in for at least a year, but it is going to be a fun project to work on.

Kitchen, looking out the front door:

Kitchen, looking out the back:

Standing in the back bedroom/office:

Living room fireplace:

Looking up to the second floor:

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Third Trimester

Roughly 10 weeks to go (plus or minus a few) and we still haven't done a damned thing in terms of purchasing any baby items, nor have we even started on clearing out Paul's office to make way for the nursery. Plenty of time, I keep telling myself as I continue to live in denial of things to come. Not like I don't want the final outcome to take place, but sometimes I feel like the time has gone by so incredibly fast that I still need a few more months to mentally prepare for it all. Maybe if I were having a rough pregnancy I'd feel differently about it, but so far it has been surprisingly easy. Yes, I will eat these words soon, I know.

I just visited JJ, Phil and baby Hobie in La Jolla last week and had a relaxing week taking walks on the beach and lounging around at their place. Luckily JJ and Phil had a massive pile of baby clothes to pick through so at least now we have something to bring the kid home in from the hospital!

As if we didn't already have enough on our plates, this Tuesday May 22nd we close on our new house! This wouldn't be such an ordeal if it were a move-in ready house, but if you know us, we need to add more excitement to the mix. The house is going to be gutted then completely remodeled over the course of a year or so. We aren't moving in until the remodeling is finished since there is asbestos and lead paint to deal with, in addition to all the dust and crap that will be floating around. We are really excited about this whole project and will of course post photos of the process.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Fun with Pillows

Melissa keeps bugging me for some goofy photos of a smiley face drawn on my belly so i'll have to get Paul to draw some up with the washable markers I just bought. But for now here are some weekly updates. As of last week I have gained 20lbs.

I think at this point there are seven pillows that I have been interchanging throughout the night to find comfort. I am not going to purchase any more, though I have to say this Snoogle pillow sure looks comfy. The only reason I haven't bought it yet is because I have no interest in wrassling with an alligator at night when I want to switch sides and have to lug that thing around under the covers. Dealing with the heavy Tempur-Pedic body pillow is already a pain in the ass as it is.

But I have to say so far that is really my only complaint at this point--dealing with the pillow swapping routine during the night so I don't wake up with the middle of my back feeling tight and uncomfortable all day.

Paul and I finally went on a tour of the labor and delivery ward at OHSU this evening and got a chance to see the waterbirth tub we will be using! It is larger than I thought and quite deep. It was a bit strange to see it and be standing in the room where it will all be taking place in a few months. Hopefully no one else will be signed up for a waterbirth the same time we are there or else I'll have to arm wrestle the other woman for it.