Friday, January 23, 2009

Lots of Goings-On

My absence from blog life has mainly to do with the chaos in real life. It all began with a stomach virus last Friday night. I was so relieved at the beginning of January that I had missed the bug that left almost everyone else reeling between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The relief was short lived. I was so thankful that my OB okayed Phenergan...truly a miracle drug. As a pastor's wife, the weekend is not the best time to get sick. Thankfully, Matt's and my parents live close so they picked up ALL the slack that my infirmity left. Matt was amazing. He worked out every kink, including filling my spot in serving communion Saturday night. Love you, babe.

While holed up in our bedroom for two days, Matt literally tore our house apart. For a fabulous reason, though. New floors!! Ever since we moved into our home we've "endured" the typical "whitish" carpet and 80's white tile (with dirt and grime ground into the grout since the '80's). White carpet + young children + sippy cups = dalmatian carpet.

Matt decided to do some of the demolition to cut part of the installation cost. The installer came on Monday to quote us and thought they'd be done by Wednesday or Thursday.

Well...a wavy concrete floor and a wife who didn't know the thermostats were supposed to be on and set to 78 and so, in her wisdom, turned the unit off to save money were some major setbacks. Today, Friday, the four of us are still camped out at my parents' house wearing the same two outfits for the past five days I(for all of you germaphobes...we have been washing them!).

There's a chance they'll lay the floors today or tomorrow. No guarantee though.

And even better news...

We're having a girl! We've selected a name but I'm not sure if I'll blog about it yet. I'll let you know before she's here though.

And...

I'm 20 weeks! Throughout this pregnancy I have literally been thankful for each day, knowing that none of them are promised. So, thank you, Lord, for twenty weeks. They have been glorious.

I will hopefully be able to post a belly pic (a clothed belly pic...I'm not judging others who choose to show their beautiful pregnant skin...I, personally, just can't do it :) ).

I'm on my parents' computer right now...I'll see if I can find a random picture to post. I have a hard time posting without some visual. Happy Friday, everyone!


Reid on the slip-n-slide at my parents' in 2007.

8 comments:

Amanda said...

Sorry you got sick. Not fun! Yeah for phenergen though. Congrats on 20 weeks!

The Engelhardt 4 said...

Sorry to hear you caught the bug. We've been fighting sinus things down here!! Glad to hear all is going well. We miss you guys!! Sending some love and hugs.
Elizabeth

Team Green said...

Yea!!!!! Yea for a girl, and praises for your health and for each of the past 140 days of your pregnancy. I'll keep you on my prayer list! Love you La.

The Grahams said...

Yay a girl!! I am so glad that your feeling better. It is so nice to have family that is so willing to help the way yours do!!

Dawntoya and Adam said...

For some reason I really like this post:) Not sure why, it just makes me smile.

TJ Wilson said...

Congrats on your sweet girl... and yes, love the randomness of the photo!

Ginger and Seane said...

Hey! Glad you are feeling better, it's going around for sure. Congrats on a girl!! So happy for you and precious little family. I'm thinking of you. Love you

lauren w said...

yea for new floors!