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Preparations Begin

October 21, 2013

Well, they don’t truly begin, because we’ve been slowly preparing for nine months, but today was our first day off since moving into the house and we have been hard at work.  The day started off with a huge disappointment.  Today was the day our vinyl floor was to be installed in the kitchen.  We had it measured and scheduled almost three weeks ago, but since we couldn’t take time off from training, we had to wait.  Our kitchen floor was three layers of ugly, dirty vinyl and Matthew removed it to see if the original hardwood would be an option.  Sadly, the adhesive used on the wood doesn’t come off – Matthew spent three precious days and numerous methods trying, but to no avail.  So, we’ve had this black adhesive-colored kitchen floor, which wouldn’t be so bad, except that we quickly discovered it is water-soluble.  Meaning, every time it got a drop of water on it, it became sticky.  So, we’ve had to wear slippers or flip flops just to prevent our feet from becoming tarry.  Again, not a big deal, but annoying and less homey.

So today, the guys arrived right on time and surveyed the floor.  Sadly, there had been several miscommunications about the job AND the manufacturer had sent the wrong vinyl.  So, Matthew sent them away and headed over to the flooring place (because these things are so much better in person).  We got it all sorted out and, in theory, they’ll be back on Thursday to get the job done.

Oh, first world problems…  Do I sound whiny?  Sorry about that.  It was just such a let down.  Ah well…

So, the rest of today we worked hard making the house more ready.  Matthew spent time on the bathroom (more details on that for a later post) and I did loads and loads of laundry, mostly baby-related, and organized all of the baby things we’ve found so far…and realized how much more I would like to find in the boxes in the garage.  Also, most importantly, I got a nap!

Tomorrow I am 37 weeks pregnant.  This means that I can have the baby without concern for prematurity – it also means the midwives can deliver the baby safely.  Yay!  Baby is big and moves a lot, so we know he or she is healthy.

So, you all can start placing your bets on day/time of the birth…and the gender!  Levi was born 15 days early (and weighed a whopping 8lb 4oz) and Amelia was 10 days early (at 7lb and something…mother of the year cannot remember).  So, we are hoping for another early delivery, but a big healthy baby to go along with it.  So, cast your theories of timing and gender!  No prize, except gloating.

One Comment leave one →
  1. Jill permalink
    October 23, 2013 0829

    It’s a boy, and he will weigh 8lb 12oz. Birthday All Saints Day Nov. 1.

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