Thursday, April 16, 2009

27 weeks! 3rd Trimester here I come!

So today was another milestone week for me. I'm very excited to be in my third trimester. I can't believe I'm now in the last stretch of pregnancy. I can tell it's going to be a difficult one. Every day I think I can tell my belly has gotten bigger and I get more uncomfortable. I think I'm one of those women who doesn't do well with pregnancy because I seem to be the only one complaining lately about how miserable I am. I already waddle and I feel like if I bend over at all, I'm just going to topple over because my stomach weighs a ton. I'm definitely starting to have Braxton Hix contractions. I can feel them several times a day and they don't feel good. Brooklyn continues to be a very active baby. If she's big, it's not stopping her from moving around a lot. Today she moved for a good solid hour with only taking a couple of breaks. It was a little unnerving and tiring because it was the hour AFTER I got off work when I was already exhausted. I keep telling myself that school is almost out and then I'll be able to rest all day, as much as I need. I have a countdown on my board in my classroom and we're down to 32 days of class remaining until we're out of school - not counting weekend days. It sounds so close, but still so far...



Last Saturday we went down to the apartment office to speak with the manager about early moving options. Our lease is up June 28th and my due date is July 16. I really didn't want to wait till the end of June to start moving. There's always the chance of me being on bed rest or the baby coming early or me just being so miserable I don't want to get out of bed. So we went down to talk to them about if there was any way we could move into the bigger apartment on the 1st floor before our lease was up. The office manager was very nice. (Turns out she's the godmother of one of my students!) She gave us lots of different options. There was the option to move as early as we wanted and pay a $200 transfer fee plus another deposit plust a pro-rated rent which I totally was willing to do...until she gave us the next option. We could wait until about 10 days before our lease was up and move into the 2 bedroom/2 bath apartment and get the $299 move in special for the first month and NOT have to pay the transfer fee - just wait longer. I was totally fine with that when I saw how much money it was going to save us. We are going to start packing things into boxes here pretty soon so that by the time we do move, Waylon isn't having to pack by himself and move everything by himself. Another thing she told us about that's going to save us money is that there are still some apartments in this complex that haven't gotten the "updates" which include faux granite counter tops, silver faucets and door knobs and updated appliances. Those apartments go for about $90 less than the updated ones. So we get the same amount of space for less. We asked if there was any of these units available for us to look at to make sure it was something we were willing to live in and they did have one and showed it to us. It's totally livable. The counters are just a beige color and the appliances match that color. The door knobs are the plain, bronze knobs and everything else looks just fine. It's just not as "fancy" looking as some of the updated ones but I could care less! It's an aparetment that we will be living in for a very short amount of time compaired to how long we will live in a house once we can buy one. I would rather save that money each month and get to buy a house sooner. So I was excited about getting that taken care of. Now all we do is wait till about 30-40 days before our "move date" and we can put our deposit down so they can hold the next unit that opens up on the 1st floor. This should be in the next couple of weeks. I'm excited. The apartment will have an extra 150 square feet which doesn't sound like a lot but makes a huge difference when you're living in 805 square feet currently. The second bedroom is much bigger and will be better for a nursery and the extra bathroom will be a huge help. I can't wait to be in it.



Speaking of things I can't wait to do...getting a new computer is one of them! I hate mine! It is so crappy!! It's 2 years old and was a cheap laptop when I bought it but I'm really starting to get irritated with it. It constantly loses internet connection and then will just shut off on it's own randomly. In fact, it just did that when I was typing this paragraph. Thankfully, blogspot does and autosave when you're typing a new blog or I would have lost this entire thing and been VERY irritated. I'm going to stop typing now before it does it again and I end up throwing the thing across the room...deep breaths...

pictures of my growing belly coming soon!

Steph

4 comments:

Karen said...

I was miserable my entire pregnancy... and I mean MISERABLE! On the brightside I had a really easy delivery, hopefully you will too! :)

Betsy said...

Sorry to hear you are miserable :( But it'll be over before you know it! Nora and Collin were both big babies... my doc was sure that I'd go into labor early because they were so big. In fact, she wanted to induce early with Nora but I wouldn't let her. While I felt like a beached whale most of the time the delivery was easy (I did have an epidural, though). I hope the next 32 days of class goes well and that you'll get plenty of rest between now and then! Can't wait to see your belly pics!

Aileen said...

Hang in there, the end is near! You are doing good even though your complaining alot!lol. This rain today is good because is keeping the weather cool. The cooler the weather the better it will be for you! At least you're not going through the hottest part of Summer!

Melissa@MamaMonoblogs said...

That's so great that you get to move into a bigger place. Will you be decorating the nursery, then, after B is born? I'm very happy for you. I can't believe you are already in your last trimester. It seems to have gone by so fast for you,although you may not feel that way. My preg w/Katelyn seemed to drag FOREVER. Maddy's was a different story. It went by fast! You're almost there. You won't believe it when the day actually comes. Good luck with everything. If I was there I'd help you ;o)