Wednesday, August 24, 2011

goings ons: new house, no baby yet

since my last, long ago blog post, P and I bought a house and moved! we did not purchase any of the aforementioned houses, but instead found a new construction townhouse a little bit south of our preferred area and did some mean negotiating! we lucked out because the builder was desperate for another sale before the end of the second quarter (end of June) and we were the only buyers on the line.

buying a house a moving while 7 months pregnant... i don't recommend it. i had lots of meltdowns after signing contract, while going through the mortgage process (torture), and before, during, and after closing. my anxiety levels went through the roof. it took me a good month of living in the house and getting the baby's room and kitchen in order before i calmed down and got used to the new surroundings.

all in all, i am glad we did it.

news on baby front:

i am 38 wks 5 days and still at work full-time. one of the perks of my job is being able to work from home two days a week and without that, i would be really miserable. dragging my large butt in here started getting tough last week and this morning i almost gave in and stayed home.

we had an ultrasound last tuesday to determine the approximate size of baby girl because of my high-ish prepregnancy bmi. she was estimated to be in the 46th percentile- not too big and not too small. the tech said she looked like she weighed 6 lbs 12 ounces, give or take a half pound either way. she said if i have her at/near my due date, baby girl should be around 8 to 8.5 lbs. i have only gained 13 pounds so far in this pregnancy and i swear most of it has been gained in the last two weeks due to becoming a carb monster all of a sudden.

overall, i have had a very easy pregnancy. about two weeks ago i stopped being able to sleep more than four hours a night and started needing to get up 4-7 times per night to pee... while i am tired and cranky, i have not minded... just very thankful.

although, to be honest, over the past two days, i have been inpatient for her to make an appearance. i want to see her and meet her and miss sleep because i am caring for her, not because i am an achy, peeing, cranky, carb monster.

we have decided to name her a.melia.