Friday, March 11, 2005

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

I'm sure there is one...a light...somewhere....way..way...down the long, deep, dark, dank tunnel of pregnancy. I obviously just haven't traveled far enough yet. Though I will admit that the dark is not quite so consuming and I'm starting to be able to see shadows. LOL Some of my energy is starting to return though I still have to take a nap when the girls take theirs after lunch. Most of the time they end up getting up before I do and I'm faced with the bright chipper chatter of an excited three year old as she tells me all kinds of wild stories while I sit up and try to clear the cobwebs out of my brain and the drool off my pillow. For some reason I don't sleep well at night...but am unconcious when I nap during the day. I am increasinly proud of the way I have "managed" my morning sickness this go 'round. Of course I have a wonderfully attentive husband who brings me buttered toast and a glass of milk for breakfast each morning before I get out of the bed. I let that settle on my tummy before trying to get up and then as long as I eat frequently and don't allow myself to get hungry...I feel fine. (Unless of course I see or smell something yucky -- in which case it's no holds barred...all over). One thing we have definately decided is that there is just not enough room in the house that we are currently living in. Not enough room for the four of us and heaven knows where we are going to put this new baby when it arrives if we are still in the same house. Alan and I made an appointment with a Realtor in our family to go look at a couple of houses yesterday. I learned one a can't judge a house by it's exterior. The one we thought we would love at first glance...turned out to be incredibly small with a lot of "wasted" space on the inside. The one we were unsure of turned out to be HUGE on the inside (compared to what we are in now, of course.) It had four bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, a spacious kitchen WITH A DISHWASHER, a good sized laundry room with lots of shelving and cabinets...a room that could easily be converted to an office, a screened in deck, and an unfinished "half basement" for storage. I was impressed. Granted it needs a lot of cosmetic new interior paint throughout the whole house, new carpet in two rooms and new linoleum or tile in the kitchen....the work would be minor and well worth it, if we are able to make (and more importantly...get financing) for an offer that the owners would accept. I'm not getting my hopes up or holding my breath....but it wouldn't hurt if you'd cross your fingers and say a little prayer for us!