I am 14 and 1/2 weeks along, and I am thankful that it appears I will be one of the "typical" pregnancies that start to feel better by about 15 weeks.
Fortunately, over the past month I have had a lot of help with my two boys. My mom drove the 10 hours from Texas and stayed with us for a week, then she took my boys home with her for 10 days. Then she and my dad drove back with the boys and stayed another week with us. While they were here with us for this last week, my dad built a bedroom in our basement for our oldest son.
Since we moved into our home we planned to eventually put a room in that part of our basement. I had always envisioned this room as my future sewing/craft room... But a surprise baby changed that plan! The room looks amazing and like it should have been there all along. The wide open space behind our "family/tv room" had been used as a play area, but by closing it off and dividing it with a wall, it defines the two spaces and is really nice.
The walls are primed and now we need to paint. My husband and a friend plan to paint today. Hopefully by the end of this weekend the painting will be finished.
Nate (DH) and I will be out of town this next week at a youth conference with students from our youth group at church. My hope is that when we return from the conference we will be able to rearrange the bedrooms pretty quickly. That way I will have the month of August to focus on the boys rooms and getting them done before we find out the baby's gender at the end of August. Our oldest son will move to the basement, while our youngest son will be moving from his room into what was the older son's room. The nursery will be what is currently our youngest son's room. So we have three bedrooms to rearrange and get ready! Although I am not changing bedding or anything for the boys, we just have to change some of the paint colors to match the bedding.
Also, when I come back from the conference I plan to get back to work on the Wonky Log Cabin quilt for my bed that I started over two months ago! I have 6 of the 9 26 inch wonky log cabin blocks finished. If I think about all of the WIPs and planned projects that have been neglected for over two months, I could totally get overwhelmed, but I will continue to give myself grace in this season of my life. I will think about one project at a time, and realize that it isn't the end of the world if I can't finish something right now.
I hope all of you have been doing well and hope to be communicating with all of you more frequently now.