As July is wrapping up, and the due date within 3 weeks our house has been a little crazy. Poor Mr. MacGregor has been feeling the pressure to finish up his task list ever since our last appointment.
Not sure if I have shared the drywall story with you or not. A few months ago I got on a hot rock that we had to scrape the popcorn ceiling and re-drywall the babies room. Nesting??? Maybe so... in hind sight I think I have been using this whole nesting business to get a few things done that I had wanted completed for a while now :). Sorry Joey. So... it took one fit about the baby breathing in possible lead based paint and I had my way. Mr. MacGregor promised to fix the nursery before Ellie's arrival. I believe it was Joey's sister that said if you have 9 months to finish a project it will take you 9 months to complete it. Ain't that the truth! :). So we have been busy every weekend.... or just not wanted to do it... or made plans to do other things on the weekends planned for fixing the room. A few months or maybe weeks (not really great at measuring time lately) ago we scraped the popcorn ceiling down. This was only because Joey's family (seeing that we were not making progress) made a project of it and came over to help scrape the ceiling. Step one accomplished. Time goes by and still no urge to finish the room. Suddenly Joey had a feeling that Ellie is going to be here soon so he started the drywall. I was away that afternoon, but came home to find one worn out Joey. Exhausted and extremely frustrated looking he began to explain to me that he had a minor setback. Instead of fixing the drywall... he punched a hole in it. After the fact he realized this was not the smartest thing to do and noticed how close he was to trying to punch through a 2x4. The reason for the frustration and eventual hole in the wall was the mud. He bought some mud from Ace hardware that was really really old. I don't do drywall, but it was really noticeable how chunky it was. Needless to say he fixed the hole before I got home, but not much else was accomplished. After a trip to the home depot & a few more weekends and evenings of drywall, sanding, and texturing the room is finally ready for painting. Now all he has left to do is paint.... finish the closet.... have the AC installed.... Poor Mr. MacGregor. Who knows if the list will ever end.
The last appointment was pretty exciting. I have really had my hopes set on going in to labor on my own rather than being induced or something, and it looks like I may get my wish after all. The Dr. was surprised to report that we were dilated to 2cm. I realize that this does not mean that she will be here tomorrow, or even next week, but I am really excited that my body is already preparing and everything is falling in to place. Can't wait for our appointment this Wednesday!
In other MacGregor news... the whole family is coming to town. Kirsten is getting married this Saturday, so Mom, Ben, Hayli, Darbi, Ry & Kayla should be arriving tonight and Lane on Thursday. Cari & Allen are already close, so it should be a week of eventfulness. I guess that is really all to report for now. Keep checking in with us over the next couple of weeks. I do promise that I will post information (and hopefully pictures) as soon as possible of our little angel. Hope to be posting soon :).