Monday, August 2, 2010

Note to Self...

Do not attempt any of the following in conjunction with the other...
1.  Move to Dallas in the heat of summer (it is 108 degrees today).
2.  Renovate one home while selling another, in two different cities.
3.  Move into a home that is still under renovation and do much of the renovation yourself to save money.
4.  Do any of the above while 30 weeks pregnant with twins that could arrive any day!!!!

Have you ever heard of biting off more than you can chew???  Ugh.  The past six weeks have been a whirlwind.  Decide to move cross country, buy a home, put another home on the market, begin renovations and move!  Ready, set, go!  I have not had a spare moment for anything - no blogging, no reading of blogs, nothing.  I miss my leisurely walks in the morning with Steve and the dogs...and the sense of organization and comfort in knowing exactly where to find a pair of underwear or a spoon.

All that said, I felt I had to get a quick post out and catch up on all our surrogate buddies' news - so I am doing just that.  Status report.
1.  31 Weeks tomorrow and all is well.
2.  Home renovations in Dallas are 80% complete - nursery is missing cribs, but they are en route.  Minor detail.
3.  Home in LA is not moving - market is worse than we thought - have reduced the price 3x.
4.  Baby shower in LA was touching, emotional and fruitful!
5.  Having my parents nearby is priceless (my dad is an electrician so he has come in quite handy).
6.  Dallas is HOT in summer.
7.  Dallas is REALLY HOT in summer.
8.  Living on McDonald's and pizza buffets and skipping the gym is only fun for so long.
9.  Developing love handles is not fun at all.
10.  I love my life :)

Before and after pics of the kitchen in Dallas - it was tragic before and very cool now!  It is not 100%, but it is getting there...
Before

And After

And the baby shower hosted by my friends Jim and Kathleen


This was half chocolate and half white cream with fresh strawberries inside!

Us with our hosts (Jim and Kathleen - remember Kathleen from the Taj Mahal?)  She is still bitter that we left LA with 'her babies' - Auntie Kathleen will just have to visit Dallas often!

We got SO MUCH STUFF!

Here's to praying for a few more weeks gestation!  37 weeks, full term is September 14.  Would be a blessing if we made it till then, but we know it will likely be sooner.  I check my phone every morning to see if there is anything from Dr S...

Sorry for being so out of touch and looking forward to keeping up with everyone's news more closely going forward.


5 comments:

Edward said...

You ain't kiddin around with your to-do list!!!! God bless!
I grew up in Plano and my folks are near Tyler. However, there is ZERO chance of ever visiting in the August heat! That heat doesn't make you sweat so much as BASTE!
Anyway, good luck as you round the final hurdles and meet your family in a matter of weeks!!!!

coco said...

wow, we've really missed you but you have been busy. glad you're back in the saddle (posting that is). i thought the first picture of your kitchen was great but the remodeling is fantastic. am i looking at the same kitchen! next stop.... new delhi. looking forward to all of the excitment.

Kerrie and Mark said...

Wow, you are busy busy!! Looks like you are managing to have some fun too!! I cannot beleive you are finally this close to babies!!!! Crunch time...
Keep us posted. (Living vicariously thru you)

crystal said...

I cannot wait to see photo's of the babies. Maryland has been just as hot as Texas! Love to you guys.

Will and Michael said...

Glad all going well guys!!! Not long to go now!!