4 Years and Counting!

Yesterday was Lance and I’s 4 year anniversary!  There was a dinner at his work for honoring a recent retiree and I got dressed and ready to go to that with him. Then we took a picture together!

On the way there, when we came to a stoplight that we were supposed to turn right at, Lance got in the left turning lane that would head downtown.  He totally surprised me with a nice dinner date for our anniversary.  I wasn’t expecting it at all!  He took me to Maggiano’s which is where we went the night we got engaged.  It was so fun!

The atomsphere is so dark and romantic there and they had live piano music and, of course, good food!  We were definitely less nervous going there this time than we were the night we got engaged! Ha! Four years of living together will do that to ya!

We had a nice, relaxing time together with a lot of good conversation about our future.  It was the perfect surprise!

I feel so lucky to be able to spend the rest of my life with my best friend!

30 weeks

Only 10 weeks left! I can’t believe it! This pregnancy has gone so much faster than what I thought it would.  I’m sure as I get closer and closer to my due date things will slow down.

For the past week I’ve gotten more sleep and felt pretty good.  It’s amazing what 5 or 6 hours of sleep can do for you (as opposed to the 2 hours I was getting some nights).

Next week Lance and I are taking a week off for our anniversary.  We’ve never taken that much time off together since we’ve been married, but thought it was really important since it will be our last anniversary before the baby comes.  I know that we will have time off together in the future, but it will certainly be more tricky to arrange with a child.  To say I am excited about our week together is an huge understatement.  Lance is my best friend and I love spending time with him!

One of the first things we’re going to do that week is paint the baby’s room.  Last weekend we cleaned out the baby’s room and made sure none of our stuff was still in there (the baby’s closet used to be my stockpile closet from all my coupon deals).  The baby’s room looks pretty plain right now.

When we moved in this room needed a fresh coat of paint, but knowing it would become our child’s room (when and if we had one), we knew we would have to repaint it.  So, we just used some paint that was left here in the attic.  I’ve never liked the color, but it served the purpose we needed at the time.

After we get the room painted I will be able to finally start putting everything into place.  We found a cute comforter for the twin bed on clearance at Walmart.  It will match the crib bedding well.  And I finally ordered some prints off of Etsy that I am super excited about.  I’ve been holding off for so long on buying anything for the baby so it felt like Christmas to finally order some things for her room.

That picture is from an Etsy shop called cjprints.

Those two prints are from an Etsy shop called emrick123.

I’m so excited to paint the baby’s room and get everything finished.  I will definitely be posting some pictures of the room when it’s done.

28 weeks

Today I am 28 weeks pregnant! I feel so blessed and thankful to be in the third trimester.  As each week ticks by I’m getting more and more ready to meet our baby girl. 

I feel like we have so much to do before she comes.  We haven’t painted her room or anything.  We are planning to do that at the beginning of the week that we are taking off for our anniversary at the end of this month.  At the end of that week, my home church in Illinois is giving me a baby shower, so maybe after that it will feel like we are physically prepared for the baby.

For a few weeks now, I’ve been really losing a lot of sleep at night.  I have a lot of hip and back pain which makes no position a comfortable one.  Combine that with frequent bathroom breaks during the night, I’ve been averaging about 2-5 hours of sleep a night.  Not enough. At all. 

Also, for the past week or so, I’ve started to feel nauseous during the daytime like I did my first trimester.  Additionally, I’m low on energy again (also similar to the first trimester).  I wish I wouldn’t have taken for granted all the energy and good feelings I had during my second trimester!  Ha!

Even though it feels good to complain a little bit about how cruddy I’ve been feeling, I’m so thankful to be pregnant and wouldn’t trade it for anything.  I know some women have much, much harder pregnancies than I’ve had and I’m thankful for not feeling worse than I have.  I know I definitely couldn’t do it without Lance.  He’s been so great helping me around the house, understanding when I don’t feel like cooking, and going to bed earlier than normal because I’m so tired.  I am so thankful to have him for a husband.