Thursday, May 7, 2015

24 Weeks and a Moving Update

How far along? 24 weeks! 16 Weeks to go! 

Gender: Girl

Baby is the size of a(n)...: Cantaloupe! She is about 1 foot long and weighs a little over a pound! 
Maternity clothes? All day, every day. My mother-in-law has been scoring some amazing clothes from sales and what not that are all waiting for me back in Georgia! Thanks to Susan I think I'm all set on maternity wear for the rest of this pregnancy! 

Best moment this week: Yesterday, Ryan and I got to hear itty bitty Smitty's heartbeat again. Other than feeling her move around in there, that is the best part of all of this! Her heartbeat is strong and around 150 bpm. Also, I have really been reminded this past week how wonderful our friends are. We have been given so much support with packing everything up and Ryan and I are so grateful. We've also just been enjoying meals and time together with our friends up here. Kristen and Stephen came out for the weekend, so we got to spend some quality time with them! Heidi, Corey, Janelle, Sheila, and Rachel F. (and Melissa)  have all helped a ton with helping us pack and bringing us boxes!

Worst Moment this week: Living in the chaos that is our apartment right now.... Everything is getting packed slowly, but there is just STUFF everywhere. The best part about packing though is that we can go back through all of the things we've collected over the years and downsize again, getting rid of the junk we don't need anymore.

Miss Anything?: With the weather getting to be so nice our during our last week in Massachusetts, we've been grilling out and spending a lot of time outside. I'm missing cold beer this week and good medium-ish steaks. I'm also missing coming home to an organized, neat apartment!!

Cravings: I've been craving Mexican food lately... enchiladas, tacos, guacamole, salsa.... Lucky for me Cinco De Mayo was this week so this craving will hopefully be satisfied after that!

Symptoms: Heartburn, back aches, and lots of ankle swelling at the end of the day.

Looking forward to: Watching the softball team play tonight for a bit since it is Ryan's last appearance on the softball team and then heading over to Sheila's for an old LG get together! I'm also looking forward to a mini "going away" party we're having on Friday night... not because we're going away but because it's one more opportunity to spend some time with our amazing friends up here before we load up the U-haul on Saturday morning. Lots of fun times in the next few days with friends! 

While we're on the subject of moving, I thought I would give a quick update on how that process is going. Ryan and I have moved four times in the last three and a half years (From Georgia to Michigan, back to Georgia, up to New Jersey, and up to Massachusetts), so you would think we would be experts by now. However, every time we've moved we've had help from a professional moving company. And by help, I mean a group of men came into our home, packed everything up, loaded it up on to a truck, drove it to our new home, and unpacked everything for us. Needless to say, this experience has been totally different. For about a month now, Ryan and I have been driving all over the place collecting boxes from stores like Marshalls and Whole Foods. On Saturday, we sold our second bedroom set and some other odds and ends, finally clearing some space in our apartment and mini storage unit to really start packing some boxes up. We made some great progress this weekend but I still can't believe how much is left to do!! This way of moving is WAY more difficult than our past moves!

Here's our progress after a solid week of moving. 5 days to go!

Our storage unit on our floor....boxes are 3 deep and still getting piled in!  

Hope everyone has a great Thursday!!

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