Monday, September 22, 2008

Cast Your Vote!

So we have decided to find out the sex of the baby. I could have gone either way, but Thad was all for finding out, so we are going with his strong desires. Our appointment for the "big" ultrasound is Wednesday, Oct. 1st at 9am. I have my opinion about what it is and I'm excited to see if my "motherly" instinct is correct or if I'm totally wrong. I have no real evidence as to my opinion, it's just what my gut is telling me. So, I'm polling all of you out there, the whole 5 people who read this blog, to vote on the left hand side as to what you think we are having. It will be fun to see who's right! The vote closes Oct. 1st at 9am, the same time as our appointment. You have a 50/50 chance of being right! :)

Thursday, September 18, 2008

This weekend

We are headed to Beaufort for the weekend. I'm getting my hair cut, yes, I still drive "all the way back" to get my hair cut. I love the way Lynn and Elizabeth highlight and cut my hair, you girls out there know how hard it is to find someone who cuts your hair the way you like it. Thad has a full day of hunting planned, so I'll be on my own most of the day. I was hoping to have lunch with some friends while there, but the weekend is a busy time with most spending time with their families.

I'm 18 weeks today and probably feeling the best I have so far. I've felt the baby several times, which is exciting. I still have just a bump, but it's definitely enough to make getting dressed challenging. I'm using the bella band, but am finding my shirts aren't long enough to cover it up. I need more clothes, maybe I'll hit the outlets this weekend in Hilton Head.

I'm going to post more pictures of the house next week...stay tuned!

Monday, September 8, 2008

16 Weeks

Several of you have asked me to send pictures of my growing belly so here's one from 16 weeks. For those of you who haven't asked...I'm sorry. Clothes are definitely tight and I'm hoping I can get buy with a bella band and some longer shirts for a while. I'm not big enough for true maternity clothes just yet. It's weird to take pictures of yourself like this...Thad thinks I'm crazy :)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Tropical Storm Hanna

It's Thursday just around lunch EST. As of right now it doesn't look like Hanna is going to be any sort of "event" for the Charleston coast. I'm sure we'll get some wind and rain, but thankfully nothing more exciting. We've spent all week at work making alternate plans to keep the things running, but it looks like we won't need them, at least this week. Talk has already shifted to IKE, let's hope that turns out to be as "uneventful" as Hanna seems.

A weekend of rain would be good for us, I'm embarrassed to say we still have some boxes in our guest bedroom, the room that we will move our guest furniture into, and have the nursery where the furniture currently is. I think we need to make some progress while we have a free weekend.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Outside Photos of the house

We don't have too many great pictures of our house before and after the renovations, mostly because most of the work we did was on this inside. You'll see it's just a traditional brick ranch, built in the early 1950s. We put on new shingles, it didn't need a full roof, our inspector said it was one of the best built roofs he had ever seen. It was before there were pre-fab frames, so each support is custom built.

Here's a few of the house before we bought it:

And here it is now, the photo is blurry because of the condensation from bringing the camera from the air condition out to the humidity:

I want to cut down the azaleas in the front that are hiding the porch, but then part of me says no as they've been here about as long as the house, but I think it would open it up so much more. The bush to the right of the front door is a gardenia, it put out tons of blooms in the Spring and smelled heavenly. Every house from here on out is having a gardenia, they are the best!

We have an extra room so please come visit!!