Wanna know my two new favorite things Stetson says now? The first is "ohhhhh, I feel the babies moving" after anytime he eats or drinks something sweet. It's so sincere and stupid cute, I can't stand it. The other is when I do something to his liking and he looks at me and goes "good boy mommy", although he is fully aware I'm a girl, he hears "good boy" so much with him and the dog. Hysterical.
So since the last time I blogged not much has happened to us. You know, except for moving, buying a house, getting more pregnant, buying a second car. AND getting more and more pregnant. Did I mention that? I swear I feel like the babies grow a pound a day at this point.
Where to start?
The move was rather swift, we stayed with my parents while we found our home, and our stuff sat in storage for the time being. The only downside was a lot of our furniture was damaged one way or another. Luckily we had nothing too new or valuable (all several years old or bought off of craigslist), but it was a pain in the butt to replace (like Stets' dresser), but all things considered a rather stress free move.
Even Zeki's happy :)
The Move: Moving to Ohio I was pretty sure I wanted to live in Lakewood, a cool, more urban suburb of Cleveland. However, after looking at the houses in our price range, they were either WAY too small or needed a lot of work we simply did not have time for. So our realtor (and buddy) suggested we try Fairview Park. The houses still had the character and charm I needed but fit our size more, and the schools were better. We won't be able to walk to bars like we could in Lakewood, but there are plenty of ice cream shops to walk to, and who am I kidding, my bar hopping days might just be over. C'est la vie.
The house: I am in LOVE with our new house. From the moment I walked in I just had this feeling of "home", not a friend's home, but MY home. When we were looking for our condo in Chicago I had a laundry list of things I needed (2 baths, back deck, fireplace etc), while looking for a home in Ohio I told Brad, "let's not look for a place that checks things off a list, let's go into a place and see if we can picture our family there" and I had that feeling the moment I walked in. Luckily we were looking for a home in Feb, so the market was on our side, and even though it was the highest priced home on our list, we were able to get the price down a touch, and it was still less expensive than what we bought our condo for in Chicago. I see it as a win:)
Stetson: He's doing AMAZING. Like I never thought he would, well I thought he could, but I was worried he wouldn't. He had some transistion issues when we first moved to both my parents' house and again to our new house, but now he plays in the backyard all day (just tonight he was in the sprinkler at 8pm), he has a basement with a tv and ALL his toys, he is in a new big boy bed, and he's making new friends like nobody's business. Seeing his face and joy here really is why we are in Ohio and it makes my heart swell. He is everything to me (us) and being able to provide him with a home he can come to years from now feels like we are doing some stuff right - now for the other two. . . .
The pregnancy: whatever, it's fine. ha! I hate being pregnant, I can't hide that. I can't do so many things I love (run, drink wine, sleep, you know, breath normal, little things). BUT, I am almost 30 weeks and these little buggers are growing great, they show no signs of leaving (although that can change at any moment), and I'm not on bed rest. All things I should consider blessings. I wish I was more of a "I love this moment in my life" person with this, but I really can't wait to get it over with and just have my little babies, and be able to walk around normal again. But for now, I will give thanks to what I do have. Oh, and for those I haven't told yet we have a little boy and girl in there - I mean, come on, how lucky is that? Ok, I'll try to stop whining, writing all that out makes me feel mighty blessed.
Stetson examining the ultrasound pic:
As for Brad and me: Brad is currently working from home. Although the first few months he was renting out an office space to have more of an office, but as we grow closer to the big day - and knowing some days my body does and does not want to work correctly, he's decided to stick around until after the babies are born. I'm not working and am going to play it by ear after the babies are born. I want to get involved in something I love but still gives me time with my kids - doesn't everyone? So we'll see what is out there.
30 weeks - whoa!
Other than that, if you are far away, we miss you. Please keep in touch. I'm sometimes horrible with responding to texts or emails, but keep sending them, I love to hear from everyone and once I get the chance I'm known to send epic emails in return, just in my own time:)
Peace love and I finally get to buy a tutu!!!
Brigid, Brad, Stets and Zekster