Archive for March, 2014

(Almost) 29 Weeks

Posted 24 Mar 2014 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

So, I haven’t done one of these once this time around. Figure now’s as good a time as any to start, eh?

How far along? 29 weeks. (tomorrow)
Total weight gain/loss: About + 14 lbs, give or take a pound.
Maternity clothes? All the maternity pants are belong to me. My “normal” winter coat is too snug. But, maybe it’ll get warm and I won’t need a coat soon? (BWA-HA-HA-HA-HA.)
Stretch marks? I think my stomach got worse. It’s hard to tell between Abby-induced and baby-boy problems.
Sleep: It happens. But only when Abby doesn’t wake up.
Best moment this week: Getting the house re-situated and baby boy’s room started.
Movement: This kid is throwin’ ‘bows like nobody’s business.
Food cravings: FRUIT. And Cherry Coke.
Gender: Penis.
Labor Signs: No real ones. Braxton Hicks are back with a vengeance, but John the Midwife checked today and there’s no progress in the dilation front, so BONUS.
Belly Button in or out? Both. (And yes, it’s totally possible.)
What I miss: Wearing pants with a waist. Sleeping on my stomach.
What I am looking forward to: Getting our house “finished” and back on the market again.
Weekly Wisdom: Ikea is effing dangerous.

We successfully (with my brother-in-law’s help) got our bedroom moved into the attic and got baby boy’s bedroom set up. We also successfully spent $400 at Ikea buying a new dresser & bookshelf (and other randoms) for Abby (since we stole her stuff for baby brother and our room.) Our house still needs a deep clean and decluttering, but we’re that much closer to listing again. After spending an hour putting the crib back together, I started thinking that if we did all this and the kid doesn’t even get to sleep in it before I have to take it apart again…I’ll be both pissed and elated all at once.

(Wanna see where I was at 4.5 years ago? Check it out.)

Do All The Things.

Posted 21 Mar 2014 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, blog bidnass, house stuffs



HI. How are you? That’s fabulous. Sorry to hear about your NCAA bracket getting blown in the first day. That’s tough.

Me? Oh, I’m okay. Just gestating a baby, getting our house ready to list again and dealing with family crises. And working.

You know, literally DOING ALL THE THINGS. AT ONCE.

It’s been a crazy few months in the land of me. Some good, some sad, some just meh. But always busy. Always doing something.

We’re re-listing our house in a couple weeks. This has included but is not limited to reallocating 3 rooms to different floors of the house, painting, plaster repair, and minor DIY plumbing repairs. You’d think since we were on the market 6 months ago we could just re-list, but a lot of shit can happen in that time-frame, including the eventual expansion of our family.

Speaking of, I’m 28 weeks pregnant right now. And already SO EFFING READY to be done. Yes, miracle of life blah blah. My vagina constantly feels like it’s falling out of my crotch and this kid is literally trying to punch his way out of my stomach. I could use a pair of regular-waisted sweatpants and a glass of wine right now. I will gladly wait until this little man is ready to come out. No rush. But anytime after 38 weeks, my boy. ANY TIME.

With those two items, we could possibly be homeless when the baby is born. Or, in the middle of house showings. Or in a new house? We don’t know. I’m choosing not to think about it. Because I have no control. And we’ve been to this circus before. There’s no telling what will happen or how long it will take or IF we will even sell our house. So…not going to worry about it. Right? Right. (Right?)

Anyway, hoping to update a little more now. Stuff is happening in our lives and if I don’t talk about it somewhere, it’ll land me in the loony bin. So be prepared.