Today I turned in my last assignment for the class I have been taking. Insert Happy Dance! The class was not bad just time consuming and at times a little frustrating. After 9 journal/chapter review right ups, an in depth portfolio project, and a final quiz I am done. Now I just await my grades.... Everything I have received so far has been an A. I am awaiting my portfolio grade and my final quiz grade. I feel confident that I have an A. One class down and three to go in order to get a reading endorsement on my teaching certificate.
23 weeks belly bump picture. I am in my regular shirt but the pants are maternity and super comfortable. They feel more like leggings than blue jeans. I am feeling great just getting bigger which is totally new to me. It is always a shock to look at myself in the mirror.
We have been pretty busy the past couple of weeks.
At home the past two weekends Patrick has been painting the upstairs bathroom. I must say it looks great. The ceiling above the shower needed sanding because of shower steam prior to us and a ventilation system being installed (we put in a ventilation system right before we moved in). So after sanding and some love and care the ceiling looks nice. It is painted a lovely white which makes the bathroom look bright and bigger. The walls are now a pretty buttercup instead of tan now too. The trim, cabinets, and door are now white. This room should be finished in the next few days. He only has a few touch ups left to do. I will post before and after pictures once he finishes. He has been really productive because we have to have the baby's room painted before the furniture arrives on April 30th.
This Saturday we went to Des Moines to register for baby Charles. We spent a huge amount of time in Babies R Us figuring out what we needed. Then on to Target which was a breeze because of the smaller size of area of baby stuff. I think the whole process took around 3-4 hours. I knew babies needed a lot but I truly had no idea until this trip!
Future Posts To Look For: Before and After Bathroom Pictures and Before and After Painted Nursery (I might even throw in some pictures of the nursery with the wallpaper we had to take down last year).
This present is just perfect for our new little band groupie. Now Charles is ready for band events. I can't wait to take his picture in this little outfit with the band. We just love this Rob and Jill thanks so much!
Dear Baby, Today is a very big day for your mommy and daddy we get to see your sweet little body in an ultrasound. The fun does not stop there we get to hopefully find out if you are a boy (Charles) or a girl (Meredith). Needless to say we are very excited and so are your grandparents, aunts, and uncles and many friends. I love feeling you move around it is an experience that I cannot describe in words. Know that you are greatly loved already and that we are already preparing things for you. We pray everyday thanking God for you and asking Him to mold you and to teach us to be the parents you need us to be. Keep growing strong and healthy and we can't wait to see you in August. Love, Your Mommy
So I look bigger at 20 weeks than I do at weeks 21 and 22. I blame it on the shirt. I'm doing great just have times that I am extremely tired. I also struggle with going up stairs and when walking up hills because I become short of breath. I cannot complain so far I have had a great pregnancy. I cannot wait until Monday we find out if baby Box is a boy or girl.