Monday, April 30, 2012

It's Going to Be a Good One

2012 is a big year for our family. Not only are we adding another person to our family, but we have made the big step of buying a house. That's right, as of last Friday we are the new, proud homeowners of this house. 
Soon to Be Blythe Residence
To say we are excited is a bit of an understatement. The house boasts three bedrooms, two baths, beautifully refinished wood floors, large south facing windows, a full daylight basement, and a large backyard that I'm excited to plant stuff in next spring. Although we closed on the house this last weekend (a long two month process!) we don't get to move in until the end of July. We will already be a family of three by that point and it's hard to be patient. For now we must be satisfied with continual drivebys. (I'm sure they recognize our car by now) I'm beginning to feel like everything in our life is looking ahead to this summer right now - it's going to be a good one!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Still Growing

This last Thursday marked exactly two months until we can expect to meet Olivia in person. This is very exciting. Finally I really really look pregnant and can enjoy wearing cute maternity clothes instead of feeling none of my clothes belong to me.

Here you can see Olivia's growth with just two months left to go.


 
I've discovered that my arms are too short for pregnancy. I'm not really sure what I will do in another month when she's even bigger. It was really tough trying to reach the last sock at the very bottom of the washing machine yesterday. And don't get me started on trying to empty the grocery cart at Winco. It's going to be a serious issue in another month or so.
 
So far this third trimester has been by far the best! Morning sickness FINALLY seems to have disappeared. It's amazing how different life feels when you're not dealing with constant nausea and an overall crappy feeling. It's like I've been on a high for the past month, but I'm pretty sure this is the way I used to feel this way all the time. My sympathy for people with long term illnesses has definitely gone to a whole new level. I also have waaaay more energy than I have since 6 months ago which I'm incredibly thankful for. The thought of going for even a short walk seemed indomitable for so long. Now I feel up to it daily. Life is just really good right now.

Now for a couple more months of growing before we get to hold our daughter. :)