1. We sold our house & moved out.
2. We bought a house & moved in in stages.
2. I was living with some friends temporarily for a week while we were semi-homeless & new house projects were happening (vents being cleaned, radon system installed, baby's room painted, wall knocked down & sheetrock put up, kitchen backsplash changed, carpets being cleaned, new furniture being delivered, etc.)
3. Our family baby shower happened the weekend we moved in.
4. The school year was finishing up (which is a lot on a good year) and I had to pack up my classroom to move to a smaller room next year.
5. Did I mention this was all happening while 8 months pregnant... Bring it on! ;)
Since I'm practically 5 weeks behind, I'll try to keep this more pics & captions unless something major needs to be mentioned along the way. :)
Week 31: (May 25- 31)
I also met up with Linzy a second day, to do some rainbow-baby themed pics, which came out INCREDIBLY!!! <3 *(I especially loved what she wrote on her FB page about it!!)
Some more favs from our main photo shoot...
We are running low on time just the 2 of us before everything changes (for the better). Lunch date at one of our fav restaurants. <3
This week was busy, since it's when we moved 95% of all our stuff to the new house. Despite that, I still felt great for the most part! Moving was stressful, and awkward since I couldn't really help move or lift anything. I carried the lightest things possible and even then was often told to stop. So I sat on the side to "supervise" and it felt really weird! We were very thankful to have had so many people jump in to help us move that weekend! We got garage access to the new house when we did our final walkthrough a few days before closing. The sellers had already moved out and were nice enough to let us move our boxes into the garage because we had to be out of our house by June 7.
<3 Super sweet card from Kortney, with one of my fav Pooh Bear quotes.
Our house in disarray... at this point ALL cabinets were emptied and whatever you see is pretty much all there was.
My BFF came to help move & also keep me company in between trips for the truck to grab the rest of the stuff. Love you!!
A sign I made at school one day for an after-school class our art teacher threw.
Week 33: (June 8- 14)
We officially bought our new house at the beginning of week 33!! Our 3rd home together and Bee's first (and hopefully our last for a lonnnng time!). This was a VERY BUSY week!! I was living with our friends, Amy & Mike, for the week (*THANK YOU GUYS SOOOO MUCH!!!*) while Scott finished up at the old house, stayed with me one night at their house, then got to work on first-hand things at the new house once we got the keys on June 8th.
Keys to the new place!! New home is ours!! :)
Us with our realtor after closing, our new home, and some sweet housewarming gifts from a neighbor (who ironically is one of my work friends!!) :) Love being in a new neighborhood that we already know is a good place to be!
Resting my feet at home, too.... and caught a glimpse of Bee's bump! <3
Week 34: (June 15- 21)
Week 34 was pretty much the end of school... just about. We ended on June 23, so it was the last full week of school during week 34. Other than my feet giving out on me with swelling and aches, I still felt great!! School was coming to an end, and even though my To-Do list seemed soooo long and stressful, I knew the end was near.
The ADORABLE invite designed by some kickass coworkers. <3
A mom in my class is pregnant with her 3rd child, and due about 10 days before us. Hard to tell from the angle but she's alllll big belly with a super tiny frame. Adorable!! <3 :)
Scott & I put the crib together this week!!! Once he got the correct directions, it only took about 45 mins. Not bad!!!
We finally got to celebrate Father's Day!!!!!! You are incredibly amazing with Bee already and I can't wait to see you holding him... Just thinking about it makes my heart melt. Love you, Scooter! <3
Update to baby's room... adding some deco along the way. :)
Week 35: (June 22- 28)
Eeek, 5 weeks to go?! How is this possible!!?
School ended this week (June 23) and I am now officially on summer break AND maternity leave!! I won't return to school until February... which feels far away but totally isn't!
At our OB appointment this week, our Dr. could tell that Bee is already head-down (good job, buddy!). She could tell just by feeling the outside of my stomach. My uterus is measuring up right on par, and weight has been stable too. I've been lucky enough to keep my weight gain in the 25-pound range so far but with my feel still constantly swollen, I'm beginning to retain some water and slowly add more each week I think. With so much to do at the house for the house & baby's room, it's still hard to stay off my feet but I'm trying when I can... either way, we are almost there!! I'm going to miss all the baby wiggles & movements but can't wait to hold him, snuggle him, and kiss his sweet face!
First official night of summer kicked off with a Mexican dinner date!! :)
Progress in the baby's room means Mama has a new place to sit and rock. I love our glider. The first time I sat in it, I got teary-eyed, picturing me sitting here holding our sweet baby boy soon. It also has a great view of sunsets from the window. <3
Next on my list was organizing the baby's dresser drawers in the best possible way. A few blogs I came across mentioned Skubb boxes from IKEA so I took a spontaneous trip there. My friend, Kim, was game to come along and she insisted on carrying everything to the car for me. It was too cute I couldn't pass up a pic. :) Thanks for coming along & for all the help!! <3
One month backwards from Baby's due date!!! EEEEK!! <3 :) :) :)
Big big belly. <3
I spent many hours organizing the baby's things IN his room yesterday. I sorted out the newborn/0-3 month clothes the other day, so it was time to take all tags off and wash, wash, wash it allll! Once I got all the clothes washed, dried, and put away, I did the same for all of his blankets, towels, sheets, etc. Anything & everything that needed to be washed was, and they all have homes in his room, too! Can I just say the smell of baby detergent is simply amazing!! It made me want to cry! Eek! <3 I guess this is nesting at its finest! Our baby boy is almost here!!
Sleepy pics at the end of week 35...
Crib progress!! SOOO cute!!! :) :)
I know nothing should be in the crib, but he isn't going to be sleeping in there for a bit anyway so I thought it would just be cute to leave these things for now. He'll be sleeping in our room for a while anyway and then when the time comes this will be emptied so its just him until he is muchhh older.
4 weeks to go, give or take... We are so anxiously excited to meet you, Baby Bee!! I cannot believe we made it this far!! It's STILL surreal. <3
Thank you all for the support and for sticking around despite my lag in posting time. Everything is fine, we just have had an insanely busy/stressful June. Now that I'm home, and that he's quickly approaching the due date, I plan to update more often. We'll see how that goes!! In the meantime, any prayers for a smooth ride are much appreciated!!!
Stace, Scott, & Baby Bee