Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Exciting Week!

Major life highlights within the last few days:
  • Saw Jenna Voorhees (my bff who lives in Boston) for a few hours when she was in South Carolina this weekend
  • Decidedly felt Baby move in the car during said 5-hr round trip
  • Bought a washer & dryer (I love new things, even especially if they're appliances)
  • Picked up keys and toured our new house
  • Realized that I could live in our walk in closet (it'll take a picture for you to believe it)
  • Programmed my car's garage door opener (because we have a garage!)
Mover's come tomorrow! SO excited to get our new house together and ready for Baby with OUR things!!!


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Housing Timeline

Thursday, Oct. 20th - Movers (paid for courtesy of USMC) come to survey our stuff in the rental

Friday, Oct. 21st - We sign the lease on our base house, Movers survey our stuff in storage

Wednesday, Oct. 26th - We pick up the keys to our base house

Thursday & Friday, Oct. 27th & 28th - Movers inventory/pack up all our stuff and deliver it to our house!!!

It looks like this is really happening!


P.S. This will make 6 houses in 1 year!
  • Late Oct. - early Nov. 2010 - Stafford, VA
  • Nov. 2010 - Jan. 2011 - Jacksonville, NC
  • Feb. - May 2011 - Newport, RI
  • June - Aug. 2011 - Surf City, NC
  • Sept. - late Oct. 2011 - Holly Ridge, NC
  • late Oct. 2011 - Base Housing in Jacksonville, NC
Please don't ever complain to us about how much you might move :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

For Real This Time?

Base housing called on a Friday a month ago to offer us a house, then called Monday to take it back. So frustrating...

They called again yesterday to offer us the SAME house.

Same move-in date too, October 26th. That's a week and a half from now! Hopefully they were serious this time...

Monday, October 10, 2011


When we first got married we got a vacuum as a shower gift. It was great to finally have a decent vacuum! It worked wonderfully in our first few small apartments and for the first few years. Now it overheats every time I use it and I have to wait for it to cool down before I can keep going. Suffice it to say that we were in the market for a new vacuum. And Nate just happened to find a deal on a refurbished vacuum online a few weeks ago.

We are now proud owners of a Dyson!

I wasn't supposed to get it until Christmas. But the other vacuum quit yesterday while Nate was using it and I got it early :) The suction on this thing is amazing!!!

We have never been so excited to vacuum! Yay for being an adult and excited about new household appliances :)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

16 weeks

Early pregnancy just makes you look fat. I can't wait until I look more pregnant than fat... At any rate, here's what 16 weeks look like!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

15 week appt.

My doctor's office had to reschedule my Friday appt and I got to go in a day earlier :)

It was rather non-eventful. They checked my stats (weight, blood pressure), asked if I was doing ok, did I have any questions... As always the most exciting part was hearing Baby's heartbeat (160 bpm). Good and strong!

I did have more blood drawn. And the guy had to stick me twice :( Never in my life have I needed to be stuck twice... And after an hour of waiting to have said blood drawn I wasn't exactly in a happy mood to begin with.

Ah well...

Next appointment isn't until Nov. 9th, but I'll also get an ultrasound! Hopefully we'll be able to tell if we should be thinking pink or blue :)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


Apparently stuffy noses are a typical pregnancy symptom.

Who knew?

This explains why I kept waking up with a slightly sore throat last week and am blowing my nose all the time this week.

Turns out decaf hot tea is a gift from heaven.

I'm kind of hoping I just have a cold. Or allergies. At least they might go away.

I have a doctor's appointment Friday. Maybe we can figure it out.

Here's to the joys of pregnancy and probably being mildly stuffy for the next 6 months.