The Journey to a Little One to Call Our Own

One gal's experiences dealing with IF, pregnancy, the birth of our first son, parenthood, and doing it all over again with our second son... here is our journey.

Monday, April 4, 2011

21 Weeks!

Where did the last week go? Wow... time flies when you're not paying attention. Mr. D and I were out of town this weekend in Duluth, MN. It's a beautiful town on Lake Superior. It was gorgeous up there... we saw a few ships come in/leave the port and slept in a quaint little hotel room overlooking the water. So incredibly peaceful. The weather was awesome - in the 50-60s! - so that was an added bonus.

Back to work today - but the day FLEW. I need to sit back and enjoy each day before I continue to let life pass me by!

Here's my two-day late weekly recap:

Best Moment of the Week: Feeling him kick and move around. It is so completely surreal. Every time he moves, I stop whatever I am doing and must look like a deer in headlights. It's just so crazy to feel actual moves - not flutters. Also, I've been told that I've "popped," which is a nice feeling. I am of usual average, non-pregnant weight, and I would say that up to about 17 weeks, my baby "bump" kinda looked like I was packing on the pounds. I just felt chubby. My middle has definitely popped out (straight out, thankfully, not spread throughout my mid-section), and I love it.

Entertaining Question/Comment of the Week: Nothing really I can think of this week...

Obsessions: Still thinking about the bedding for his nursery. I think I found what I wanted, but still planning to look a bit more. We bought the nursery furniture on Friday, and it arrives within 2 weeks. We close on our new house on April 15, so planning to pick it up on April 16. Once we have the furniture, I think I will be inspired to make a solid decision on bedding.

What I am Most Looking Forward to This Week: Growing more. Getting everything ready to close on our house next week (holy cow, next week!).

What I Miss the Most: Back to wine. I miss my nightly glass with Mr. D.

Symptoms: Stuffy nose. Mr. D says I am breathing really loudly at night... almost snoring, but more so breathing really heavy. I know it's because of my nose. Also, swollen gums. Every time I floss, I bleed, which my Dentist said is totally normal.

Also, please keep us in your prayers... for those of you who have followed our journey, we are temporarily living in a condo until we close on our house. We've been here 7 months, and are locked into paying rent through August, even if we aren't living here. Last week, we heard from the girl who owns our condo, and she's willing to let us out of our lease with a small fee if she can find someone else to rent. When we approached her with the idea of her to rent it out earlier than anticipated, she originally said no (which, by contract, just meant that we pay though the life of our lease). Not sure why she changed her mind, but she's willing to search out another renter. We are so incredibly thankful! She is having someone come through on Wednesday to look at it and hopefully rent it for May. We would be saving $3000! So, fingers crossed that this works out!


  1. I have my fingers crossed the renter works out! $3000 would be useful!!

    Lovely to hear you're feeling real kicks. I am too; isn't it bizarre and wonderful?!

  2. i am so happy things are going well!! so exciting baby d is kicking....
    glad you had a nice weekend away!!

  3. Wow, baby kicks!!!
    I hope everything works out with the renters, that would be amazing!!!