Sunday, May 5, 2013


 photo IMG_0756_zpsb364007d.jpgWhat is kinda sad is that I had to go onto my blog and see what was in my last few posts to even remember what I had written about and what I hadn't. Pregnancy brain here to the max.

So first- what we thought was going to be our amazing apartment for our move in May, turned out to be a not very good place to live (according to police dispatch.) We had a VERY stressful week trying to find a new place. But apparently in Martinsburg there are two places- bad neighborhood and affordable or super safe and REALLY expensive. Finally  after the advice of both our parents and the approval of some loans, Adam and I opted for nice and spendy- which is very not us but we are super excited to be moving on up from college student living status :) We have no school loans so far, so this will be a first for us, but at least it will be small and easy pay offable.

 photo IMG_2777_zps07a4f04c.jpgThe one clinch in our previous plan is that since we had to start looking for a new place so last minute, we wont be moving until JUNE 12 now, instead of May. It'll be fine- a little stressful because I will be six weeks till birth so I will be able to do LITERALLY nothing to help. And Adam will be one week away from taking his boards so there will be quite a bit of anxiety there.  But yesterday we drove to Martinsburg for a hospital open house and to see our place and it will be VERY worth the wait :)

Of course, now I am in limbo for a month with half of my stuff in boxes and my well planned moving schedule out of wack :)

Lets see what else... since the beginning of April Adam has turned 27 :) We did a very simple at home celebration with gifts and cupcakes all just us on his actual birthday- but not much more cuz the next day was an exam day. But, we went out to dinner the next night which was great.
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It has finally warmed up here- we went from 30's to 70's in maybe four days. Weird. But enjoyable- our apartment pool is not quite ready yet, so any warm day there is Logan and I have been heading for the parks to be in the sun and leave Adam with some quiet study time.
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And when it is not sunny we of course find ourselves in the pet stores around town. This is Logans favorite thing to do. Big fan of frogs here. And watching puppies get hair cuts.
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My wonderful friend Nikki threw me a baby shower at the end of April- it was awesome! And I felt super lame when I got home and realized I took only one picture. One. But, little Monica now has all of her clothes (through 6 mo at least) and all of her bedding. All that's really left are things that I want but don't necessarily need... a double stroller, an electric nasal aspirator, a booster seat for Logan, a temporal thermometer.... you know all those things that you thought with baby one would be a waste and then you discovered you wanted them WAY BAD?
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We also spent a fun family home evening with our friends the Luckywolds out bowling and then for Blizzards. Logan LOVED to throw the ball- but once he realized he couldn't chase it down the alley all he was interested in was getting high fives and throwing more balls :) BTW- since when did bowling become expensive?
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Adam has his last exam on Wednesday- he has passed all of them so far with flying colors and finally, today, is feeling pretty good and confident as a doctor :) That'll pass in the next few weeks as he starts to stress out about Step One, but until the end of next week it will feel REALLY good :)

Logan is great- he has taken to hiding in the cupboards of Adams desk... hilarious. He also likes to play with some mini leggos I got him at the dollar store- every time he snaps blocks together he yells an excited "I did it!" This, by the way, also happened to be his first three word sentence :) When I took him to the doctor a week or two ago for his two year appt he was 27.5 lbs and 35 inches? 36? Still tall, thin, and curly haired.
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He is actually my big helper. Today he was having a melt down and I cured it by saying, "Logan, if we clean up your books and blocks then we can vacuum." Yeah- living room was clean in five minutes. Logan LOVES to clean. He loves to watch me cook, which actually freaks me out, but I let him stir the batter of the muffins when we make them... which is more like constant spoon licking than actual stiring on his part. He LOVES to take Clorox wipes and wipe things clean for me. He also likes to hold things for me when we are in the grocery store. I just have to be careful with that cuz if its a bag of marshmallows that thing will be opened and half devoured before I even notice. Live and learn.

I am about to hit third trimester and all those lovely big fat symptoms are coming early- nausea again, exhaustion... big fat swollen feet... I am so grateful to be pregnant... but I will be more grateful when I am holding my daughter and not having her pounding my bladder from the inside :) I have my lovely diabetes appt tomorrow. (why cant the yucky drink taste like coke I ask? Coke and brownies- that's all I want right now :)

Besides being tired and being a lame wife and mother because I never get anything done- I actually have been great. How could I not be with someone who works as hard as Adam and takes as much time as he does to make sure I am alright? And with someone as cute as Logan to keep me company. Whenever I am resting in the couch, guaranteed there my son will be with a pile of books. Or sometimes with a blanket and puppy so I can go "ni-ni!" (night- night.)
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I am also working on repainting some of our furniture (in a well ventilated area I assure you.)  I got a little tired out in the sanding stage but I am pretty sure my Mothers day gift is a Power Sander so I am pretty excited for that :) I am also novel editing, and getting excited for my new Tamora Pierce book to come in the mail. (Yes, I buy almost all of her books in real copy because they are so good they deserve a place on an actual shelf.)

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