It's been a few weeks, hasn't it? So it's time for some updates!
We have moved into a new house! It's actually Leonard's sister's house, but we're trying to buy it, and they had to move across the state. So for now, we're renting with the hopes of buying or even just taking over their payments. It's so much more spacious than our dinky little apartment that we were in. I'm definitely enjoying the room! We were so outgrowing our last house. And now with a baby coming in a few months, we really needed the room! I'm almost totally done unpacking. There are just a few boxes left, and pictures need to go on the walls and what not. I'm slowly but surely getting there. Matt is also loving all the room. He runs from room to room, and his favorite game is chase. I'll chase him, or he'll chase me and I'll hide and jump out at him and yell Boo! He loves it! I have no problems getting him to sleep at night anymore. He's out in less than 5 minutes most of the time. It used to take 1 hr to get him to be asleep. He's a much happier kid now too. He doesn't wine as much, which I of course love.
I'm still doing the married single mom thing. It sucks, but at least I can handle it pretty well. Matt and I have our days here and there, but overall it's not too bad. It helps that I'm not working full time also. Hopefully Leonard will be in the area at the end of March. I just really want him here for when the baby comes, and afterwards. Two under two sounds really intimidating to handle by myself. I'll pull through though I'm sure. I might have some bald patches, but I'll be ok. ;)
24 weeks already! Time really is flying in this pregnancy. I can hardly believe that in just over 3 months, there will be another little person added to our family. I'm sad though that it's going by so fast because this will probably be our last baby. As much as I can't wait to meet my little one, I'm really enjoying the expanding belly, big boobs, and those wonderful baby kicks, pokes and punches. I had my 24 week appointment yesterday, and I'm only up 2 pounds from my starting weight. I lost 4, gained it back, and I was up 2 pounds from my 20 week appt. BP was still a little high, but it hasn't jumped up from it's normal high range. Since Leonard is working out of town, my Dr said that if I don't go into labor by 38 weeks or so, then we'll induce by 39 weeks so Leonard can be there for the birth. I don't want to induce, so I really hope that Leonard will be working locally by then. I wasn't able to schedule my next u/s to check on the placenta position. I'm bummed out about that. My Dr wants to have the tech get a really good look at this baby's facial structure just to make sure that we're not going to be dealing with another cleft palate on top of the other problems that could come along with it. So we'll probably kill two birds with one stone and look at both when my Dr figures out when the best time gestationally it will be to look at the face and jaw on this baby. I didn't get to find out the sex at my last u/s, so I was really hoping that I don't have to wait until the baby is born to find out. I can handle having to wait until 30 weeks, but I don't want to wait any longer than that.
I'll also post a new belly pic!