How was everyone’s Easter? I hope fantastic in whatever way you chose to celebrate it.
Stephen and I had an amazingly productive weekend despite my aches and pains and general unwieldiness. I paid for it a little last night when my feet decided to swell a bit, but I’m quite proud of how long I lasted and how much we accomplished.
First off, this past weekend was gorgeous which goes a long way towards helping my can-do attitude. When it’s cold or rainy or just generally dreary, all I want to do is curl up on the couch. I don’t think I’m alone here. Having the “with child” excuse makes it so much easier to do. But when it’s happy and sunny, I want to get stuff done.
So we went shopping.
Stephen and I looked over our registry briefly and picked out a few items we wanted to go ahead and get to have a more completed look to the nursery before the shower on Saturday. One of which is a glider! So. Happy.
We ended up finding a really nice walnut finish glider with khaki suede cushions that was a breeze to put together. It has little pockets on the sides for stuff – I imagine it will be filled with burpies and rattles eventually. The wood is a darker finish than the rest of the nursery furniture, but I don’t mind. We have darker wood in our bedroom and blonde wood in our living room so it will go with and/or compliment any room we eventually migrate it to if we ever remove it from the nursery.
You want a sneak peek, don’t you?
Fine. But only because I love you so much.
That’s all you get.
Speaking of nursery, we finally got it all arranged and secured to various walls so she won’t pull shelves over on herself or knock the dresser over when she decides to dance on it. It looks awesome. A friend of ours bought us some wooden letters that spell her name to put up on the wall. I still need to get a rug and a few other wall items but I’m going to wait until after the shower to do that.
Currently, I’m washing all the baby clothes and blankets I have so far. I figured I’d do all of what I have now, get it put away, then do whatever we receive at the shower so it doesn’t seem like an overwhelming amount of laundry. Besides, it’s so much fun to hang up her little dresses and fill up her dresser with stacks of onesies.
Little things, yes.
In mom and baby news, I’m slowly trucking along. She’s officially run out of room to really kick so she’s taken to a lot of squirming and pushing. She has decided she loves the right side of my belly underneath my ribs and huddles there as much as she can. It gives me a rather hilarious lopsided appearance. The fun part is, she responds to Stephen when he moves her. He’ll gently tap the opposite of my belly and start talking to her and she’ll slowly move towards the tapping and his voice. It’s pretty cool to watch, actually. And I’m so happy she responds to him already.
I am just shy of five weeks left and, strangely, not feeling nearly as overwhelmed as I was a few weeks ago. Maybe it was getting all the nursery furniture set up or getting her clothing washed, but I’m back to the excited part of having a baby. And the “I’m ready” part. Yes, I’ll miss some things about being pregnant but I am, truthfully, really looking forward to having my lung capacity back and my ability to stand/walk for longer periods of time.
And my jeans. I miss my really cute “my ass looks awesome in these” jeans.
Our last OB appointment went well. She has a strong, healthy heartbeat and is right on track sizewise. Due date is still May 12!
Another sneak peek because I can’t resist.
The best news I was saving for last.
Stephen’s job just got even more awesome.
For the past two years, Stephen and I have owned a company called KryptoniteLABS, LLC. He’s done all of his work as a contractor through that company. When we started, we had a handful of clients, mostly small companies. A website here. A website there.
About a year ago, he was contacted by a guy who owns a social media firm here in town and has been working for him pretty much exclusively since then doing some really cool things. Our other clients have pretty much dropped off the radar – which is fine since my ability to sit and design at my computer is limited to how long my hips can stay in a sitting position.
After his boss had a nice long chat with accountants and other people-who-know-what-they’re-doing, we are thrilled to announce that, as of April 1, Stephen has been hired full time at Free World Media. Salary, benefits, profit sharing, bonus structure, paid paternity leave, the whole nine.
This is huge for us. This means more stability overall and the ability for us to do some actual financial planning. We have some things we’d like to pay off this year and we’d like to start moving towards owning our own house in the near future. This gets us one step closer to those goals. So, we couldn’t be happier about this.
All in all, April is shaping up to be a great month. We are super busy with all the last minute purchases, the baby shower (in five days!!), a few classes we’re taking towards the end of the month, and the milestone full-term at 37 weeks (April 21).