Thanks so much for all of the kind e-mails asking, "Where are you? Are you okay?" And I just want to assure everyone that I AM fine. I hope to return to blogging soon. SO many things in progress here...which means that it is probably time to let all housebloggers know that...
...pregnancy and home improvement (especially in the first trimester) really don't mix. :)
This is an unretouched photo of the kidlet in her 20th week. And, yup, it's a girl. Who will be receiving a PINK TOOL BELT at some point, we are sure.
Yes, HouseInProgress now has a KidInProgress...albeit a little sooner than we expected (as in, "before we moved to the second floor"). And the thought of nesting in this house makes me hyperventilate.
Aaron has been an absolute hero as he has had to pick up many of the projects I was working on because of fumes and so on. And because his big 'ol wife sleeps a lot more now, can't lift heavy stuff, and is feeling super clumsy. Though I still get to handle the lighter power tools! Well, as long as I can reach around myself I will.
So, now that the deadline of mid-January is bearing down upon us, we're feeling exhausted and motivated at the same time to finish up a few things. Ack! Moving upstairs, winterizing the house, getting the kitchen space in order.
A few friends have asked me if I will start a baby blog and I have decided not to. There are so many great baby blogs on the 'net and I've enjoyed reading them. News of the kidlet may pop up here on time to time as it affects work on the house and so forth. My heroine HANDS DOWN is ChrisC from A Fisherman's House who plunged into DIY and new baby with NO INDOOR BATHROOM. That is bravery, people, I'll tell you what.
Because having a clean and safe bathroom, kitchen and bedroom really never seemed so important, somehow. And, as ChrisC says, this isn't just for san-i-tary reasons...it's for san-i-ty reasons.