Thursday, January 28, 2010


-Our new house didn't come with a fridge, so we bought a used one from an appliance shop. Fortunately, it came with a six-month warranty, which we took advantage of when we realized our ice cream was soup and our milk was spoiling within a few days. Some guys from the shop came to our house, replaced a fried part, and voilĂ , no more ice cream soup.

-I dragged some shelves in from the garage and used them to organize the kids' toys in their room. It's so nice to have floor space in there again. It's still bare on the walls, though. We need to put up some pictures and get some curtains.

-Today only, if you become a friend of Babies "R" Us on Facebook, they'll E-mail you a $5 gift card for use in-store or online. Details here.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

5th Anniversary

Friday was T and my 5th anniversary. We dropped the kids off with their favorite babysitter and went to a Thai restaurant which we had heard good things about. We ate spring rolls, lobster pad thai, and cashew chicken. T gave me a silver heart necklace with a diamond in it. Then we went to hear some live bluegrass music. It was short and sweet, but it was fun to go on a real date...I don't think we'd been on a date since last summer.

I am 17 weeks pregnant now. My next appointment with my midwives is in three weeks, at which time I can schedule an ultrasound if that's what we decide to do. Most likely I will get an ultrasound and find out the gender of the baby, if our insurance covers it. It would be nice to be able to refer to the baby by name, and not just call him or her "the baby" all the time. We're 99% set on a boy's name, and probably about 75% sure of a girl's name.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Our New House

We were majorly blessed with all the help we received in moving to our new place. I never got a chance to count, but I'm pretty sure there were at least 15 people on moving day, and that's not counting some friends who helped with packing and unpacking before and after the move. Everything was out of our old apartment and into our new house in just over two hours! Praise the Lord. This move was actually less stressful for me than our last move, even though we have two kids and I'm pregnant now, and we have more stuff than we used to as well.

We have been in our new house for a week. Overall, it's a great place, and we're enjoying it a lot. We have had several problems, though...a slow drain which caused our washing machine to leak all over the garage, a wonky smoke alarm, the heater/fan/light unit in the bathroom which stopped working after a few days, and no internet access. Finally today someone from our internet provider came out to have a look and see what the deal is, and they said they have to re-bury a cable from our house down the block a ways. So I'm at the library right now using the wireless connection.

The kids have been doing well sharing a room. They've been sleeping great, except last night, when they both threw up. They seem fine today, so I guess it was a one-time thing. I hope. However, we're keeping them home tonight instead of our originally scheduled plan of dropping them off for free childcare through our church for a parents' date night. I am disappointed, but I want to make sure the kids aren't contagious. I don't want to put other parents through what we went through last night. The laundry, the crying, the...yuck. So we'll go on a date some other time.

In other news, I have been feeling the baby wiggle around since I was about 12 1/2 weeks pregnant! That's way earlier than with D.L.F. or Cupcake, and it's kind of fun.

Not having internet for the past week, I've been doing a lot more research the old-fashioned way...with books. I'm so, so excited to finally have a yard, so I've checked out over a dozen books from the library about gardening. I'm getting antsy to work in the yard, but it has been rainy, cold, and very windy lately...not exactly prime gardening weather. I'm poring over books and gardening catalogs in eager anticipation. I am extremely excited about the lilac and hydrangea bushes in our front yard and can't wait to see them in bloom.

We still have a lot of boxes to unpack, but things are starting to feel a little more like home.