Monday, August 3, 2009

26 Weeks and an Explanation

How far along? 26 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: Up 9 lbs.
Maternity clothes? Almost exclusively...although both pieces in that picture are non-mat. I now have a bin labeled Erin Post-Baby. Plus, I went to Old Navy and bought a pair of capris, a pair of jeans and a t-shirt.
Sleep: Not any better..even after doing physical labor all weekend
Best moment this week: Getting baby stuff organized
Movement: I love watching it..its the best
Food cravings: Taco Bell
Gender: One GIRL, coming soon :)
Labor Signs: Nothing yet, still not ready for that
Belly Button in or out? Depends on the time of day, sometimes flat, sometimes out
What I miss: Shopping for the small sized section
What I am looking forward to: Dr. appt Wednesday, except for the glucose test
Weekly Wisdom: People are VERY generous when it comes to buying for baby!
Milestones: A Mommy milestone-went to my first name brand resale...details to come!

Okay, let me go into a bit more detail regarding our house situation. Tom and I both grew up in suburbs of Chicago. All of our families and friends are here. After we got married, he started looking into schools and decided on IUPUI in Indianapolis. I was more than willing to move 3 hours away and start our life on our own. We looked into buying a home at the time, since rent was almost as much as a mortgage would be. We had our 4 bedroom, dream house built. Keep in mind, at the time the market was still great! All seemed well until the weekend after we moved in...

..Tom sat me down at the kitchen table and said, "What would you say if I didn't want to be an air traffic controller anymore?" My reaction-shock! I couldn't believe he was saying that. He told me about how he had been second guessing it for a while and did a lot of research which lead to his decision. I was very thankful he decided against it then and not after we put a lot of money into schooling..

..So, there we were, 3 hours from family and friends, with new jobs neither of us liked..we quickly started to think about moving back. We actually didn't mind being away from everyone, it was more the job issue that lead us back. Also, Tom later found out that he would have lost a ton of credit hours if he had transferred to the school out there. We decided to suck it up and stay with my parents while we figure it out..

..We kept the house around for a while, debating going back. We never had the chance because once I started seeing the fertility specialist, that was my top priority. I didn't want to switch doctors or switch jobs and lose insurance. We tried selling the house buy owner for a while, to save money. We had too many..uhm, how do I say..dumb people..walk through it and get our hopes up. We finally gave in and listed with a realtor in the end of May.

Sigh. I haven't discussed this situation much on my blog simply because it drives me crazy. Unlike infertility, it doesn't help to vent about it. We are between a rock and a hard place.

Living at my parents has been just fine, to be honest. We just need to actually enjoy the home we are paying for each month. We hope we sell the home before the end of September. I think we may drop the price in the next few weeks. We are already taking a huge loss on it, due to the bad sellers market. If we do sell it, we will rent locally until we hear back from Cook County. If we don't sell it before the Princess arrives, there will be some adjusting at home. I told myself not to stress about it until the end of August, so I have about 3.5 weeks until I can start freaking out. :)



Stephanie said...

Praying everything works out with the house. I know how frustrating that can be!
Wow..double digits?!?! how exciting!

Brooke said...

I will be praying for you but just focus on that precious baby girl! You don't need to worry or get too upset :)

Jess said...

She is almost here! I'm so excited to "meet" her!

Hang in there sweetie! I'm going to be praying extra hard that everything works out for you guys. Try not to dwell on it too much, it is what it is.

Ashley said...

You look great!!! Sorry about the sleep...I'm not sleeping lately etither and it SUCKS!! Sending good thoughts your way on selling the house! By the way..I remember you writing about bad headaches. HOw did you get rid of them and how long did they last??

Joy said...

Time is flying by!!!

The home situation is so hard and I am praying you guys can get it sold at a fair price!

Angelwingsbaby said...

Wow I hope it all works on the house situation.I am right there with you on the missing sleep.I haven't slept well since I was first pregnant and boy do I miss it.

April said...

You look so cute! Try not to worry too much about the house's all going to work out in the end!

Meant to be a mom said...

I hope your house situation works out. Try not to stress like you said. I'll pray for you guys.
Yay your in double digits!!! Its only a matter of time from here on out.
I love your outfit in your pic. Is that shirt from American Eagle. I think I tried that one on. I'm still forcing myself in the looser fitting non maternity shirts also but not always. As far as pants go though my belly is way to low to wear anything not maternity. Your skirt seems to be staying up good. You gotta love the high belly. :)

Mandy Jo said...

You look great! She will be here before you know it!!

Peppermint Patty said...

Is there anyway you guys can rent the house out until it sells?

Just a thought... :)