Mid-July Update

I know my posts have been few and far between this month, but I feel like we’ve been on the go a lot this month already. We started the month celebrating my birthday and the 4th of July in St. Simons with mom. We had a good time eating seafood and being pampered. We even managed to squeeze in about 5 hours on the beach courtesy of a beach umbrella and a food vendor located right on the beach.

Mollie was asking me the other week what I got for my birthday, and I didn’t have a good answer like some fabulous piece of jewelry or a big shopping spree of clothes. This year I got a carseat, a diaper bag, and a new maternity dress for work….does that make me old and boring? Speaking of old and boring, Travis said the other night at 11:00 (long after I’d gone to bed at my new normal of 8:30), he had fallen sound asleep on the couch (he thinks he may have dozed off around 9:30) when his phone rang. It was one of his single friends, asking what he was up to and if he wanted to come over and hang out. Travis said he tried to sound all awake and cool and say he “was just hanging out at home”, but I don’t think he was very successful. I told Travis he’s definitely maturing, because just a few months ago Travis would have jumped at the opportunity to go hang out with someone. While I enjoy my down-time by myself, Travis has always been the social butterfly…the baby is already changing us and he’s not even here yet.

This past weekend, we drove to Columbia, SC to pick up the rest of our nursery furniture that came in. It feels good to have everything here and ready. Just a few little things left now I think – painting the changing table (it was mine when I was a baby), and getting any little accessories/artwork for the nursery. Now, if we can just get it in the house instead of sitting in Travis’ parents’ guest bedroom. On that note, the house is moving along ahead of schedule and they think we might be in it the 2nd or 3rd week of August. Some current developments there are that everything is painted, all the countertops are in, are fireplace has been completed, we have all the driveways done, and the lighting comes the first part of next week. After that, I think it’s a lot of outside stuff plus staining the hardwoods and laying the carpet inside and a lot of CLEANING. I’m not convinced they’ll ever get the tubs clean after the construction process, but Travis assures me they do it all the time.

We celebrated our two year anniversary last night with dinner at my favorite Japanese restaurant, and then just hung out at home. We both seem to be more exhausted and low-key lately. However, we did enjoy the night out and want to commit to still trying to do something by ourselves away from home and the baby maybe twice a month after he’s born. Anyone up for babysitting a newborn a couple hours twice a month?

As for me, I’m getting bigger by the minute it seems and I’m requiring more assistance from Travis, particularly when I get stuck sunk down in the sofa. My belly is sore a lot of the time these days, but no stretch marks yet (Travis reminds me constantly to lotion the belly – you can see where his priorities are). The baby is much more active lately and he’s added new tricks to his repertoire – in addtion to the usual kicks in a varying degree of severity he’s added squirming around which feels so weird and almost makes me squirm with him trying to help him get settled into his new position. Neither Travis nor I have been able to figure out which way he might be laying at any point in time because the movements/kicks/pushes come all over and I can’t figure out which end might be up (or sideways). Sleeping is currently my least and most favorite thing if that makes sense – I toss and turn all night so that’s not so fun, but I’m so tired that I’ve been going to bed early and not getting up until it’s absolutely necessary to not be late for work.

This was more than any of you probably wanted to hear (aside from probably my mother and grandparents), but I’ll try to keep the pictures and posts flowing more in the future.


One Response

  1. I will be highly offended if you DON’T let us watch Baby Cain some!!! We would absolutely LOVE to hang out with him for a few hours while you guys get away! (That is, if we can get him from the grandparents!)

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