Big stuff is happening around here!
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If you follow on facebook or twitter, you may have seen that Justin and I had our offer accepted on a home last night! This is our first house, and we are very excited to finally be home owners.
And we have already been dreaming some upgrades/changes we’d like to make.
Other than decorative/esthetic changes, we’d really like to install granite/quartz, build some built-ins next to the fireplace, and build a built-it area in the “mudroom”, right when you enter through the garage.
These are some of my favorite “pins” of home ideas. You can follow the Home board here if you are interested.
I’m also really glad we’ll be able to fully decorate the nursery since we’ll be moved in before the baby gets here!
Speaking of the baby, I had my third appointment this morning.I’m 15 weeks. The NP used a doppler to look for the heartbeat. She warned me that it may take a little while since the baby is so little right now. And truly, I wasn’t worried about it. I was laying on the table, and as she swiveled the doppler around we would hear a thrash or movement from the baby. She said it seemed like I had quite the active little baby in there! She finally found the heartbeat, and that sounded great.
I’m still continually amazed that 1. God made this all possible and 2. That our baby is thrashing around inside me. I haven’t felt any movement yet, it’s still quite early, but I look forward to that day.
I’m extremely thankful that I haven’t been burdened with worry or anxiety about the baby. I remember lying in bed one night, I think it was prior to my first appointment, just worrying about everything that could go wrong. And as I worked my heart rate up and began to spiral into this world of fear, I stopped and prayed that God would simply take away my fear. All of it. This baby is His, and I am very aware that He chose everything about how this pregnancy would happen, when it would happen, and He knows what will happen from here on out.
And I can honestly say that was the last night I worried about this baby.
We are all set to find out the gender on July 26th (which should also be the day we close on our house!)! I’ve had a few people mention that “there are so few surprises in life. . .you should wait until the day you have the baby to find out!” And I think while that sounds fun, since this is our first and there is already going to be an onslaught of emotion and unknown that day, I’d like to already know whether I’m seeing our son or daughter for the first time. Plus, it will be a surprise anyway when we found out in July!
Well that’s all I’ve got in big news from yesterday!
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