Wednesday, December 14, 2005

House of Pain? No! House of Progress!

We went to my office Christmas party tonight and came home to a (FINALLY) working large kitchen sink. We've been using a tiny bar sink for all our kitchen washing/cooking needs. And it does NOT suffice.

Eric was VERY excited to "Wash hands in the big sink." A couple of weird things about it though. The water pressure isn't very good, and it's excellent everywhere else in the house. They'll have to look into that, and usually the back position in a single handle faucet is "hot" and front is "cold" this one is reversed. I don't think that's right.

So, the only thing left to do is hook up the electric for the dishwasher and the disposal and install the under-counter lights and they'll be 100% done in the kitchen. The only thing left in the whole house will be the vanity and the tile in the half bath. The kitchen came out beautiful. The countertops are copper-Formica (apparently made with real copper) I've got a huge white farmhouse sink, and a brushed nickel faucet curving above it. I like it. I like it a lot.

When we started this process I thought we'd be done by mid-September. Now it seems amazing that we're even remotely finished. The vanity should be in by the end of next week, so they can do that and they'll be done. But then the final bills will come in from the contractor and those will be very painful... (but worth it)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Sleepy Daze

I'm 24 weeks pregnant at the moment. I remember bits and pieces of my pregnancy with Eric. It was long and I was exhausted. All. The. Time.

My first trimester was harder than it was with E. I was much sicker. I was nauseous when I was hungry and even more so after I ate. But then sometime towards the end of the semester the nausea switch clicked off and I've been feeling pretty good. But last time, I could come home from work and take a nap if I needed to. Now I come home and feed The Boy and play with him. I miss those naps. Another thing I didn't anticipate was the amount of sick/vacation time I'd need to take for him. I missed a whole week of work in November when E was in the hospital. So, my dreams of a mostly paid maternity leave are slipping away. Plus if I do get sick, I feel really guilty about missing work because of it.

I can't believe we're going to have another baby in 16 weeks. It just seems so bizarre. But I'm really, really excited.