But about this pregnant forever feeling: I don't know what it is, but man, pregnancy takes a long time. Obvious right? 9 months? That's a while. But to think we just told friends and family 3 months ago and we've got another 3 months to wait is just killing me. I want to hang out with her man! :) I should probably cherish all the nights I sleep the whole way through, our spontaneous trips to HD, our movie going in the evenings, our lazy mornings in bed on the weekends and all the other things that I so take for granted for their simplicity now because we all know a trip to HD will have to be planned, movies will go out the window (hello babysitting family... :) and life will become much more busy and constructed. In a fun baby way though :)
We've still got a list of house items to hopefully get done before her arrival, and I have my fingers crossed that they may happen. Before she comes these are the things I'd really like to get done:
1. FINISH the back bathroom
I think this one is entirely possible. That stupid curb needs to be finished, but after that it's pretty simple. Grouting, glass enclosure, sink, toilet, trim, accessories. The hard part is definitely behind us.
2. Install the laundry room floor
This room won't get done before she arrives, but it would be really good to get the floor more level (pitched towards the backyard) and get the new flooring installed (that's been sitting in here for 3 1/2 years. No joke). Installing the floor will put the washer and dryer out of commission for however long it takes us to complete the task and I know having those items in top working order is a really good thing when you've got a baby around :)
3. Finish my art room/office
This is more just for my peace of mind. It's not a necessity by any means, but it would just be nice to call it done. And really, the tasks are very minimal: building legs for my work table and trimming off the top of my shelving unit.
4. Finish the TV room
Again, totally not a necessity at all, but there are just 2 very simple tasks that need to be completed: building 10 frames for our movie posters and installing a piece of baseboard. A weekend's worth of work.
5. Tackle the under house drainage. This one will be much better to get out of the way before Cashew arrives because it will involve a lot of digging. I will most likely not be much help for this project so we'll be calling on friends and family to help (hello friends and family who are reading this! :). But it's really one of the last water issues left on the property, so it'll be nice to get it done. We've tried really hard to keep all water run-off on site so that we don't contribute to overflowing storm drains, so we'll need to dig for another french drain. But then, hopefully alllllll the digging is done.
6. Finish Miss Cashew's room
Yeah, this is probably a must :) It's really most of the way there though. We have all of our pieces of furniture (thanks to stuff already on hand, presents and wonderful hand me downs), so it's just a matter of arranging it. We need to cut down the biggest shelving unit a bit to make it fit, but once we do that it's just a matter of putting things in place. I've got some organizing items on our baby registry, so I'll wait to see what kind of fun stuff we get until I finish up organizing in here, but despite the total mess it looks like now, it's actually nearly done. Just shelf cut down, organizing, art on the walls, mobile hung up and a little chair touch up.
So there you have it, 3 months to go till little Miss Cashew's arrival and a house still needing to be worked on. You think we can get it all done? Of course, that's just our list for the house, there's the whole mental aspect to get prepared for (like holy shit we're going to be caring for another human being soon), so I'm hoping Chris and I don't fuck up that one too bad because it's pretty important ;) And here you go, a shot of my growing belly taken just this morning at 27+ weeks (next Wednesday I will officially hit the 3rd trimester)
Clearly I need to figure out how the remote on this camera works...