Yes! There is a light at the end of this tunnel! The past two days have been a lot better over here. We had some problems with getting my heartburn prescription approved so we moved onto a different one...and so far it has been helping! I am so very thankful for this relief. This afternoon I went in for the growth ultrasound that my doctor ordered. It was so great seeing Kate again, although she is so big and so squished in there that it was hard to tell what was what. Her head is so far down that we couldn't even get a good measurement on it. We were able to tell that her hands were once again up by her face (as always). Another thing that was a huge relief to me and an answer to prayer was her umbilical cord. I have a huge fear of it being wrapped around her neck. I've heard so many freaky cord accidents not to mention I had a prolapse cord and my sister had the cord around her neck 3 times! Anyways, praise the Lord it is not by her neck, its floating by her tummy and arms! Whew! The results were sent up to my doctor and 3 hours later I got a call saying that Kate is measuring right on track!! She is not measuring behind like my belly is telling us. As of today she is around 6 pounds 11 ounces. We are so thankful for that wonderful news! Onto even more exciting things....she will be here next Wednesday!!!! Yes, in our arms! I have been scheduled to be induced then. It hasn't really hit me yet but I can tell you that the excitement that knowing we only have 7 days left is extremely high in our house! We had a choice of any day next week and we went with Wednesday since Tuesday is our anniversary and well why wait Thursday and Friday if we can meet her on Wednesday?! I am a little nervous about being induced but we trust that it will go smoothly. I am in the best hands possible with my doctor and the Lord as his guide. We'll keep you posted but that is the latest. Thank you to all of you who have reached out to us this week. It has meant so much much. We need nothing more than your love, support, encouragement and prayers right now. With that being said....the countdown is officially on and you can bet I will be catching up on some much needed sleep in the next couple of days!!
Remember that one time my husband bought a tv wall mount and then I decided we needed a new tv stand? And then it made me realize our dark furniture would look way better if I lightened it up? And then it was time to get rid of the old dark throw pillows and dark rug? And then all of a sudden that fireplace looked so out of place. So we gutted it. All because we put the tv on the wall! Here’s a little walk down our DIY family room makeover. Before . I started with this old corner cabinet that i got for free years ago and painted chocolate brown. I dusted her off and went to town with chalk paint. Then I got rid of the old dark rug and started changing out our throw pillows. Then it was onto the fireplace. Before Chris took out part of the wood floor to extend the floor of the tiny fireplace. We also cleaned out the fireplace and sprayed it with cream paint that can withstand 1,200 degree temperatures. And then we sucked out the old volcano rock and put in this fire glass fr