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secret crochet project Today is such a strange day weather-wise! One minute it’s beautiful and sunny, the next minute it looks like we’re on the brink of a storm. I kind of wish it would rain today and get it over with. We’re supposed to get the house powerwashed tomorrow and I need the weather to cooperate!

Anyway, I had my 36 week OB visit today. I’ll be 36 weeks on Saturday, so today is close enough, I guess! I’ve been complaining a lot lately about how big I am (or how I feel, I guess), but I was happy to learn that I’ve only gained 21 lbs. so far with this pregnancy. As long as I keep it together for the next couple weeks I think a 25 lb. gain (which is what I was hoping for) is realistic. With some luck, the baby weight will come off relatively easily just between giving birth and nursing. My babies tend to be on the bigger side (Jake was 9 lb. 6 oz. and Noah was 8 lb. 8 oz.), so we’ll see if the trend continues with a girl!

Otherwise it was your run-of-the-mill appointment. The midwife did the Group B Strep culture and gave a look-see. When she told me that my cervix is totally closed I think she thought I’d be disappointed, but then she realized that I’m a scheduled c-section. I said that since it’s all planned out, I’d rather keep it that way if possible. I’m in no rush.

Generally I’m feeling good. Like I said, I just feel huge and unattractive 🙁 I also don’t have very much in the way of patience. I’m super irritable and my poor husband is bearing the brunt of it, unfortunately. We’re also incredibly busy and that might have something to do with it, too.

Construction on the dormer should start next week. Yesterday we got the official blueprints and the guy from the hardware store came by to get information on the windows we’ll be putting in. Today I dropped off a form at the Town Hall that allows our contractor to file the building permit, etc. on our behalf. We (well, let’s be honest here — it’s Drew doing all the work) are starting to push all the furniture towards the front of the house upstairs since the demo will be at the back. This will save us from having to move everything to the first floor or the basement. There will still be stuff to be moved downstairs, though. Some things you just can’t get around!

I’m just eager for everything to get going. I’m more stressed now than I thought I would be, but that just might be the anticipation of difficulty. I just need to go with the flow. I keep telling myself that no matter what, it’s still easier to get this all done now than after the baby is here. Can you imagine a baby trying to nap with all the hammering, sawing, etc. going on?

So I think this afternoon I’ll go and take a few “before” shots of both the upstairs interior as well as the exterior of the house. I know my dad and brother will be asking to see lots of photos 🙂


  1. Margie says:

    I’m so excited for you. These months have flown by… it seems like just yesterday you told us you were pregnant!

    I’m glad you had a good visit!

  2. mar says:

    Wow, I can’t believe you’re almost “there”! Are you already scheduled with a date?

    Love the colours of the secret project – can’t wait to see what it is!

  3. Shannon says:

    so have they gave you a date yet for your c-section? my ob told me I might not have a date until 2 weeks before… ugh…

    And I know what you mean with this crazy weather… one min wonderful… the next completely crappy…

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