pregnancy | 38 week update

April 23, 2014

alright! let's get right to it - my baby is still cooking :) i am officially 38 weeks, 1 cm dilated & 50% effaced - so we are very, very, close to meeting this little angel <3

i go to the dr's every week, and have been since 36 weeks. as some of you know if you have been following my journey, at 31 weeks - little baby z put me in the hospital for pre term labor/contractions, which ultimately put me out of work as well. i was given steroids since we thought for sure we would be meeting her much sooner than expected, so make sure her lung development was strong enough that she wouldn't have to be in the NICU. it's been a scary road but we made it through & are officially full term.

my dr's said they would induce me next week, but i feel like my body is already doing what it's suppose to do at this point - so why force it? as uncomfortable as i am, John and I have decided that if we are still a family of 2 by next weekend, then we will get induced. so much growing still takes place at the 38-40 week mark, so i want to make sure i am giving my baby everything possible .. but i will not go past 40 weeks :) no thank you.

since this will be my last pregnancy post before baby comes, i just wanted to thank everyone for their prayers & thoughts through out this pregnancy. it's been a very rough road for our family, with the loss of my father & the unexpected loss of my husband's father earlier this year - we know this baby is our little piece of heaven from her grandpa's! we can't wait to meet you <3 :)

here is a look back on our fabulous journey!


our new home | renovations

April 4, 2014

with our lease up at the end of April, we have been doing everything possible to get our new home ready for our growing family. John & his crew have been working like crazy to get this house perfect! we decided last year to buy & renovate, so we have been working on this house since about November/December. we knew we did not want to live in the home while the renovations were being done, and even more so with a new baby in the house. knocking down walls to customize it, and brand new everything top to bottom. there has definitely been some headaches along the way, but we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. thanks to my amazing husband!

home stats:
colonial | 3 bedrooms | 2.5 baths | 1 car garage

what we did:
gutted the entire home | created a breakfast bar | expanded/customized kitchen
recessed lighting | hand-scraped hardwood floors | customized tile work

here are some progress pictures of our home
most recent pictures are from February/March so much more has been completed, i just haven't taken any new pictures! i will had to get on that :)


with just a couple more necessities (new windows & appliances), we will be ready to rock in a few weeks! i can't wait to work on the exterior once the weather gets nice, and i can actually see my feet :) thanks for reading!

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