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20 Week Pregnancy Update – Halfway There

by Andrea Updyke

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Tomorrow is the official half way point – 20 weeks!!! It’s getting more exciting by the day it seems. And I am definitely entering the nesting phase. I suppose it helps that I have all day to think about what I can do in the 2 or 3 hours of energetic time I have when I get home from work, but whatever, I am being productive!

Jerry and I moved our living room furniture around last night. It’s something we have been planning to do for when the baby comes, but maybe not this soon. Well, on Monday when Community Group started back up at our house, it was clear that we needed a new arrangement! I am satisfied with the setup, but now more than ever we need a rug! So that will be something to hunt for…and I am going to have to bite the bullet and go for the 8×10. Or at least 6×9. Gulp. Rugs are expensive! But I am of the mindset that if we don’t do things before the baby gets here, we will never do them. At least not until he is in school. So off we go.

I also cleared a lot out of the spare room and got things manageable in there so we can start moving more office stuff out of the nursery. Right now it’s half office/half nursery so it makes it hard to do anything in either room design wise. But I am getting ahead of myself. I emptied out my cedar chest of it’s MORE THAN 100 VHS Tapes and filled it with afghans and blankets that had been previously under the bed or strewn about. I sleep better knowing it is being used for its intended purpose ;-). The tapes are on the bed for us to sort through and get rid of. I am pretty sure that since we don’t even own a VCR anymore, we don’t have much use for my episodes of Dawson’s Creek, or Jerry’s entire numbered seasons of the Simpsons, both recorded from network television. So that will be cleansing.

Good things are happening. Every time we change the house around we get rid of a few more things we were clinging to unnecessarily. I always feel lighter afterward. And even though we are bringing more (and more and more) baby stuff into the house, it is slowly but surely beginning to have a place of its own, so it fits. We have been super blessed by our families giving and loaning us baby stuff, so I feel very supported and like we will be ready! I feel so blessed that our baby will come into a world full of people who already love him. It’s the best gift I could ask for!

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paige September 11, 2008 - 9:55 am

yay! the halfway point can feel sooooo good. check world market for rugs. yes, rugs are expensive, but i feel they aren’t quite as pricey there and always look fun. you can look online first to save yourself a trip.

Sara September 11, 2008 - 10:17 am

Another good place to look for rugs is Homegoods. We bought the rug that is in Sadie’s room and and living room rug from there. We paid $300 for the one in our living room. Its an 8 x 10. Not bad considering when Brad and I were looking we went to places that sold them for THOUSANDS.

Kelsey Wesley September 11, 2008 - 11:17 am

Did you find Big Ski….i so need to see that video…..?/?

did you hear what she September 11, 2008 - 1:39 pm

I love shopping for rugs… it's like Lebowski said "that rug really tied the room together, man." he may drink half & half from a carton in the store, but he's right. I'll have to stop by to see the new set up!

Amy September 13, 2008 - 9:32 am

I love the preparation. Seeing how excited EVERYONE who is in Joey’s community is ALREADY excited about his/her arrival is so touching and makes me feel very cared for. Isn’t this a fun phase?

PS – Enjoy the second tri. I just discovered the third tri blows.


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