Well, I’m starting to pay my pregnancy dues. I’ve had such a great pregnancy so far, I guess it’s time. My pelvis was so sore for the first time last Friday when I went for my checkup, and it’s sore again today. The bottom of my belly was really sore yesterday. I’m feeling really old lately! I don’t think I’m overdoing it with the house…I guess it’s just the way it goes now. I’ve had a little bit of heartburn, too. I guess last Monday or Tuesday it started; it really seemed like I was gonna have it every day, but it’s slowed down a bit. I saw another midwife at my appointment and she said that I’m right on schedule…that her first appointment of the day was a 30-week woman who was just starting to feel some discomfort. All in all I’ve had a great pregnancy…and only 10 weeks to go!
The house is still coming along…I have a few picture boxes to open, three medium sized boxes of food that won’t fit in the pantry, and twenty or so boxes of books I’m waiting to open until we get new bookshelves. All of the other boxes are opened but about ¼ of our dishes won’t fit in our cabinets. I’ve been planning on just boxing them up but Tj thinks we ought to buy a china cabinet. We went to Sam’s yesterday and he saw some buffets that he liked, so we may be shopping for one of those soon. We don’t have a dedicated linen closet so I’ll have 3 large boxes with blankets to fit into the water heater area. Once all of that’s finished I need to have a dedicated ‘hang up the pictures’ day, and then on to going through all of our clothes to pull out whatever I’m getting rid of, and change from summer to winter clothes. Then I can start thinking about Max! That’s the plan for now, anyway.
We’ve been going to Summit Church lately, I think we may join. We both like the sermons and the Sunday School, although it’s taken me a while to get used to the SS style. It’s pretty relaxed, people just pipe up whenever. That’s not so bad, but the teacher doesn’t lead so much as just directs the topics somewhat. Tj says he agrees with everyone, too, which I’ve noticed. The people are nice, though. It’ll be nice to have a church family here. A big drawback is that the church is in the process of finding a new pastor…so we may be looking for another church before we leave here, but we’ll cross that bridge if we come to it.
After church yesterday we went and bought some bedroom furniture! I thought we’d buy living room furniture first, but when we moved in Tj wanted the bed in front of the window. After sleeping a few weeks with the bed moved away from the window so as not to ruin the blinds Tj said we’d get that furniture first, and we didn’t need to wait for the new year like we’d planned. We bought a sleigh bed, a sweater chest that has six drawers on the left and glass doors with drawers behind for sweaters on the right, two nightstands and a tv armoire with doors that slide back. Of course after we picked out the bed but before we bought it we measured the wall that the window’s on and the bed won’t fit with the nightstands and the bed. So the whole reason we had to buy the furniture so soon is now gone. Oh well, we were planning on buying furniture anyway.
Guess I’ll stop here for now. It’s time to eat a bit of lunch and then settle in for a little nap. I’ve been so exhausted lately that naps are now back in fashion.