Oh my goodness where did this bump come from??
I'm totally used to looking down and seeing a bump, and I'm no stranger to looking at myself in the mirror but for some reason, seeing myself in pictures I'm like, "Oh my goodness! Look at my tummy! It's huge!"
I find myself often wondering where the time is going. This year has seriously flown by.
Part of me feels bad that I've been so absent online. But another part of me doesn't know what else I could have done. I'm not one who feels comfortable complaining, especially when I have so much to be grateful for, but oh man this year has been extremely challenging. I'm probably exaggerating, but I feel like almost every little thing that could go wrong, has gone wrong. And I've just been exhausted and kind of in a survival mode where I've just been worrying about taking care of myself and my family. Looking back, major home renovations on top of a pregnancy was probably too much to take on all at once. But after seeing what disgusting-ness was lurking underneath our (most likely original to the 1970's) carpet, new floors had to happen before the baby arrived.
For the last four months, my house has been turned completely upside down. But I'm finally seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. Only one room left that needs the carpet ripped out and new laminate laid down! We got this! About half the house still needs baseboards. And all the rooms are a disorganized mess. But at least I have clean, pretty floors to look at.
My house is looking so different you guys! It's amazing. Once the baseboards are up and things are a bit more organized, expect many pictures/posts about my new spaces. I think I mentioned in the past, that we are redoing almost all the flooring. (And when I say we, I mean as in my husband and I are doing everything ourselves. And when I say my husband and I, I mean mainly my husband because there's only so much this little pregnant lady can do, but I help the best I can.)
Seriously, we are putting down new flooring in the entire house except for our bathrooms. (Which if we have time/energy before the baby comes, our master bath will be getting new tile because right now there's exposed concrete where carpet used to be). Total transformation. It feels like a new house, and it makes my heart so happy. After living here for two years, it's finally starting to feel like a home, like my home.
So yeah an insane amount of renovations on top of dealing with not fun grownup stuff like a flood (which damaged newly laid floor in the laundry/kitchen), trying to understand/fight ridiculous (and often times incorrect) hospital bills, and what's starting to feel like never ending vehicle repairs, plus all the fun symptoms/stresses that come with being super pregnant, is what my 2016 has looked like so far. Despite all this, it's been a very good year. A crazy challenging year, but still a really good year. I'm hoping that as soon as the office has new floors (which we plan on starting next week after the baby shower!), I'll start to find a new normal and get back to blogging because I miss writing so much! There's lots to look forward to this year and so many fun changes that are about to happen. (Can't wait to hold my baby girl!)
Hope ya'll are doing well and have been having a fabulous 2016 so far!