I’m the biggest liar huh? While honestly I would love to update this thing regularly I’ve accepted I am one of THE worst at time management. No joke, it’s pathetic.
I had my beautiful baby girl in December & she’s been absolutely AMAZING! Sadly, I’m back to work but I loved my time off with her & look forward to spending my evenings with her. She’s a super good baby which helps things also – she’s absolutely the best!
I always try to do updates after being MIA so here goes:
The budget is still non existent. I try & I at least plan out most of my paychecks but I can’t grasp the budget in a way that will work for more. I haven’t given up though & still pin stuff to read later when I’m browsing pinterest at the early AM feeding. I’m hoping one day it will click for me.
The nesting didn’t really last. I did some stuff but my house is still a disaster. It’s so far from what I want it to be. I don’t know how people have such clean & nice homes most of the time. They can’t have dogs that shed & a full time job lol Sweeping I don’t mind & it doesn’t take long but I can never seem to stay on top of the dog hair it’s crazy. Laundry is about the only thing I can keep up good with & that’s pushing it because I make it all the way to being folded but struggle with getting it into the drawers. At least we have clean clothes though, right?
I’ve been in the mood a lot recently to just purge & get rid of the stuff especially since we don’t have the room for it & I’ve had it with being cluttered in. So here’s to hoping the mood stays with me. I remember back when I did a big cleaning before I was with Paul & had the front bedroom showing SO much carpet & I was so proud. The kiddo is in there now & the poor guy has a good bit of our clutter to deal with simply because we don’t have room at this house. Some of it can go though & I plan to go through it soon to get rid of it. I want him to like his room & for him to want to keep it clean.
We really don’t have any broken or junk stuff, we just have a lot of stuff we don’t exactly NEED. It could be useful stuff IF we had the room for it. That’s the mentality I have to get past – that just because it’s still good & useful doesn’t mean I need to keep it. I don’t have the room for it therefore it’s of no use to me. Paul is bad about that too which doesn’t help things but we’re both trying to purge down what we can as we still continue to combine 3 houses – yikes. I’ll try to update this more, I promise. Hopefully I’ll be back with tons of great before & afters … hopefully.
I’m still alive lol It’s funny the last time I posted was also the day my life changed! I had a dr’s appointment at 1 that afternoon for a checkup at by OBGYN – no biggie. That morning around 10:45 or so my friend sends me a text message & says she had a dream I was pregnant with twins which made me crack up & then stop suddenly when I realized I was several days late (sorry to the fellas reading this post). I decide it’s probably nothing & could the fact that I’ve been working out more & maybe it had just changed my cycle some. But the longer I sit & wait the more I can’t take it so I run to Rite Aid for a test. Within 10 seconds that second line appeared & I was in shock. I absolutely could not believe it. I went to my appointment & told them about the test & they had me do another one & took some blood work. Two days later I got a call that I was definitely pregnant & my levels were awesome. While this was not planned or expected at all, we are very excited! At this point I’m 3 months ago & next week we get to find out what our precious bundle of joy is! We’re rooting for a boy, but as long as the baby is healthy we’re happy!
Due to the unexpected news a lot of things have changed. We’ve started really looking for a bigger house & figuring out some other plans. So far nothing has been what we wanted & now we’re debating buying land & going from there but we’re keeping all our options open. Also wouldn’t you know it when I actually get into running & start getting fit, I get knocked up lol Which I’ve always heard the better shape you’re in, the better chance of it happening lol I haven’t been to the gym at all these past few months thanks to the sickness. I refuse to call it morning sickness because that crap lasts all day long. Thankfully now it only happens a couple brief times a week usually where before it was an everyday almost all day thing. Now I can actually enjoy it most days.
The budget hasn’t made much progress, but I’m planning to buckle down on that more. With Paul’s income added onto it things will be much smoother but I don’t think we’re actually joining accounts until later, but it still helps knowing I have that backup. & thank goodness he’s a wonderful man & financially smart which makes him that much more attractive! Even when our accounts our combined I’m going to run a budget for bills & my part of the stuff. Whether he decides to follow along is up to him.
The house organizing hasn’t really happened yet though some decluttering process has happened. I gave a friend of mine 2 large bags full & a huge box full of stuff I’d decided didn’t belong in my house anymore. I’m not finished yet, but there’s definitely been progress made. Also both Paul & I have been working on cleaning & discussing a cleaning schedule to keep the house more maintained. Especially if we might be here for a while after the baby is born & having people come visit. My good friend Jennie tackled my kitchen & dishes – she’s a God send. I despise dishes with everything in me. Paul says he’ll do the dishes since I hate them but we’ll see how that goes. He has good intentions but I think he hates them just as much as I do.
Overall things are absolutely amazing & there’s still plenty of changes to come but I can’t complain a bit!