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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Week in a Glance

Well, the last two weeks seem to have flown by. If things keep going this fast, we are going to have a baby before we know it! I can't believe it has already been 17 weeks. Although, I am glad to be in the second trimester officially. The nausea has gotten a lot better. It still hits me sometimes, but it is not near as bad as it was in the beginning. Keith is very grateful - as he actually got a cooked dinner this week and it was even CHICKEN!! ha! It took all day long for me to cook that chicken, but I got it done and Keith liked it so much he even ate the leftovers!

We have been trying to work in the yard these past few weeks while we can. The backyard has been a mess - but slowly we are getting things together....slowly. I think this will be a project that continues into next year since it requires some money that we aren't quite ready to spend just yet. We have put in the "poor man's" sprinkler system in the front yard. It is a really cool thing actually. It is called Watering Made Easy. Basically you bury this pop up sprinkler in the yard and hook the hose up to it. If you have a timer on your faucet, you don't have to worry about turning the water on and off. We had it last year and worked pretty well. So we got another to get better coverage. Since the front yard is what ppl see first of our house, we thought it should at least be green this year. I'm not doing flowers this year, since Keith is in charge of mowing and weed eating. I figure about the time I'd have to be pulling out weeds, I'd be too big to comfortably do so. So we are shooting for a green yard this year! :)

We have big plans for the house as you know. We did find a guy we really like who does hardwood floors. We checked out three places so far, and Floor Max in Tyler is by far our favorite. The guy was honest and had the best price. Can't beat that. So now we have to pick which floor we want. We are going with hand scraped planks for sure - but it is the color that is hard. Small group is at our house tonite, so I am hoping to get some insight from them.

Such has been our last few weeks. We did go to the doctor today. Heard the baby's heart beat, 156, which is good. I measured at 18 inches, not sure what that meant, as it looked like he simply laid a tape measure vertically on my stomach and came up with a number. I'm sure it means something. Next month we find out what the baby is! So cast your vote now!! We are going to put up a poll for the name of the baby as soon as we know what it is. We have a few names picked out already.

We are also taking labor volunteers for help with all that we have got to get done before the baby gets here...any takers?!

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Caleb & Audria said...

Watering the yard can be a pain! We got lucky and the house we bought already has a system! Yeah!

Jacquie said...

Ok, I just found your blog. Congrats on being pregnant, so fun! Precious video for your dad, did he get it? I am so jealous that you went to a spring training game! I love baseball!

Anonymous said...

I tried to vote a few more times for the sex of the baby, but the results never changed...bummer...I was hoping to have some fun!

Thanks for keeping your blog up to date. I love reading it.

Miss you lots,

Amanda said...

Do you have pictures of the house you could post? Maybe other people have seen your house, but I still haven't and would love to.

I'm glad you are feeling better. I can't wait to find out what you're having!