Thursday, July 13

happy news in many varieties!

I had my 38 week checkup this morning and lo and behold, I am still very stubbornly pregnant. No dilation, no nothin'! Hurray!!! My doctor said I probably have at LEAST another week! YAY!!! Please don't think the pregnancy hormones are addling my brain (and no rude comments on that topic...I already know my brain is addled). I am truly grateful that he didn't take one look and say "Call your husband and I'll meet you up in maternity" or "see you this weekend" Nate & Lissa got in early this morning and I am super duper excited that (Lord willing) Little Muth will not be barging into the world in the middle of their happy reception.

This weekend is also a prime opportunity for us to get the house further along in progress! Michael has tomorrow off due to the new work schedule of 4 10-hour days, and is planning on getting a final skim coat of mud on those walls!

We picked up the countertops and kitchen cabinets and other sundry supplies on Tuesday, and they definitely exceeded my expectations! The countertop is a nice dark grey color with flecks of blue and tan; we will only have to purchase 1 additional piece. The people giving us the items had originally told us they had 2 base cabinet units, but somehow we ended up with a garage full of cabinets. They don't all match, but I don't care. They will definitely be better than nothing and once we get them painted the same color I think it will turn out fine. I can't wait to get to a point where we can haul them in the house and figure out how we're going to finagle the layout! I'll be painting those outside while Michael does his sanding inside! :-)

Also, a huge CONGRATULATIONS to my dad, who won a substantial cash prize for his paper about the restructuring of the Republican Party in the Election of 1876. (I think I got the right year...) He'd written it for one of his grad classes and the professor suggested he enter it in a contest. HE WON! Way to go, daddy-o!

8 comments:

pamela s said...

I feel strange saying, "I'm glad you haven't had your baby yet!" But for your sake, I am glad. Hope your hubby can get things done nicely & completely before little muth makes his/her appearance!
I also have to commend you for your calmness that you portray in your posts. I think I would be bald from pulling my hair out! :)

Kelli said...

I will pray that baby Muth stays put until you get a few more things done! Hope you get alot done on the house this weekend and that you have a good time at your brother's reception.

ruth said...

YAY! I'm glad you get to see Nate and Lissa and are going to have a big party. Also, tell your dad Congratulations from me. That's pretty cool. Still praying for your continued health and baby's health. Are Gunter and Gertrude in the running for names? hee, hee

Alicia said...

Praise the Lord for your waiting attitude at this stage in the game. I was VERY impatient at 35 weeks already and was twiddling my thumbs waiting for Chloe to arrive. Sounds like you've got lots to keep you busy until baby Muth shows up!

Karen said...

I'm the same way about my pregnancy--more than happy to wait til the due date! I've heard SO many people say they were so antsy and frustrated and impatient in the last month. Barring any sudden discomfort, which I have yet to experience, I am praying for an on-time (or even a tad late!) delivery! We, too, have SO MUCH to get done before the bundle arrives! Best wishes these last couple weeks!

Katrina said...

Thanks for visiting our blog. Now we have to learn all this cool stuff you guys have learned. We will be praying for your pregnant state and pray for little Muth to come when he is suppose to! Also, we missed you guys a lot at the little reunion, but our thoughts were not far from you!

Carrie said...

Hi Jenny,
Glad to hear baby Muth is staying in for now. :) I think you are one patient lady--so far with both of mine I have been ready to be done being pregnant by 35 weeks! And I've never even made it as far as 38 weeks yet . . . Sam was born at 37 wks (full moon, by the way--maternity ward was packed!), and Julia was 37.5 weeks, but not on the full moon--she would have been if I had gone full term, though.

I love to hear how God is providing so many needs for your house!! We have had things like that happen to us over and over with so much stuff. I hope you can get your house as far along as possible before baby arrives.:) Also hope you had a fun weekend and enjoyed the reception!

LMLogan said...

uuhhh sorry jenny but everytime I check your blog and see this at the top I'm thinking you're announcing the baby!! hehehe...stay in there little one!! :)