And so week 26 of pregnancy has already crept up on me and it halfway done. We had a painter come today to give us an estimate to paint the baby's room. The room is currently a very soft pink color and I don't think Baby Boy Byram would appreciate it. Prior to us moving in, it was a little girl's room and we never got around to painting it. I called several painters in order to have them come to give us an estimate. Some of the companies I spoke with had a 3 or 5 room minimum or a $1,000 minimum. There were some companies that I left a message with the secretary or on answering machines and they never called back. Surprisingly, a few were from the Gwinnett County verified home services guide. It is basically a guide that recommends companies who exhibit exemplary service. Um, I don't consider not calling prospective customers back exemplary service. But maybe I just expect too much!
It has been quite rainy down here in GA. Almost every day there is some percentage of rain as well as tons of clouds. Definitely not pool weather. My mom, Dana, and the kids are coming next week so hopefully it will clear up so that they can at least head to the pool a few days. They will be here for almost 2 weeks and then I will be heading up to New York shortly after. I am excited to see what Gramps thinks of the baby bump that I am sporting!
Apparently, my pelvis is angry. I have been pulled from work for a week and I have been told to lounge on the couch with my feet up until I go back to the dr next Thursday. It seems as though Baby Boy Byram has caused some extra stretching and splitting of my pelvis and has made some tendons a little on the peeved side. This is not something I was aware that could even happen. My ANM at work asked my why I couldn't just get something normal like hemorrhoids. I told her that I would much rather have those as well. Sitting, standing, rolling over, walking, getting dressed, climbing stairs, etc is beyond painful at this point. I have started to sleep on the couch because I don't move nearly as much on there than when I am in bed. It seems as though the dogs are not too heart broken about this. Phoebe sleeps in my spot, head on the pillow and all. Lulu generally likes to curl up at the foot of the couch and I think she likes having me all to herself.
Please visit my friend, Lauren's blog. She just started it and it is very good! Here is the link: http://mysensationalgirl.wordpress.com/ Here is to some sunshine in the coming weeks! I hope everyone has a great weekend!
"And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow." ~Gilbert K. Chesterton
"Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you." ~Langston Hughes