25 Weeks

Well, I officially feel like a teenager. I’m hormonal, struggling with facial acne, gaining weight in weird places, don’t want to get out of bed, and feel like my body isn’t my own.

Ha!Β Even with everything I described above, I honestly still feel pretty darn good, and I plan on holding onto the “golden” phase of pregnancy for as long as I can. πŸ™‚

I mentioned in my 23 week post that I finally broke down and hired a cleaning lady for our bathrooms & kitchen. She & her husband came that afternoon, and it was $40 for a “2 hour clean.” She’s worth the $30 and he’s worth the $10. The good news is that she cleaned my master bathroom and WHOO-BOY does it look awesome. I got a long lecture about keeping up with soap scum in the shower tile grout & sediment in the kitchen food disposal (meh, that’s what I hired you for) and then a hug to congratulate me on the pregnancy. Awkward? Yes. But we’ll definitely be having them come back once a month for the foreseeable future. I make fun of Sarah for her crazy cleaning regimens (on her hands and knees with a toothbrush? no thanks!), but in all honesty, I doΒ like to have scrubbed tile grout & a sparkling white kitchen sink – it’s just never going to happen if it’s left up to me and my husband. I figure with all the money we’re saving by me not drinking right now, we could at least shuffle those funds towards a clean kitchen & bathrooms. πŸ˜‰

As I mentioned on Monday, having clean bathrooms renewed my interest in freshening them up a little. They’re original to the house (circa 1995) with gold knobs & cheap cabinetry and shelving – whatever the contractor special was at Home Depot that day. On Saturday I told Charlie I wanted to paint the walls & base cabinets to at least give them some new life until we have the money to actually gut & re-do them with the gorgeous tile we bought that has been sitting out in our garage for the last three years. We did a family walk down to the hardware store (FitBit Steps FTW!) and picked up a couple gallons of paint and spent the rest of the weekend trading off cutting & rolling a few different coats of paint in the tiny spaces. It’s so fun to slap a new coat of paint on the walls & completely change the look of a space!

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11 comments

  1. I love the photo series you’re doing. It’s awesome! You look so great!

    Post photos of your bathroom!!!

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  2. See….pretty grout makes you feel good doesn’t it? And to me it’s therapeutic even if I’m crazy to be doing it at 30 some weeks pregnant. I love the idea of doing a face lift until real work can be done. I just need to finish the furniture for the nursery before I can start on that. πŸ˜€ You’re looking amazing btw….what a great bump!

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  3. You made me spit my diet 7 up out just now. “Meh, that’s what we hired you for..”.

    Ooh, I just love your fall maternity wear. You look fantastic as usual, you can’t tell you’re feeling like a hormonal teenager at all. πŸ™‚

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    1. Seriously! She’s all lecturing like she’s my mother or something. Geez lady – I paid YOU to clean my grout b/c I’m not doing it. Get over it! I’m totally avoiding the house next time she cleans and just leaving cash on the counter for her. πŸ™‚

      Thanks! I just bought 3 shirts last weekend & a pair of jeans. Last time I lived in yoga pants the last cpl of months b/c I wasn’t working after 32weeks, but this time I needed some semi-professional work wear.

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  4. You have just the cutest little baby bump! And I am having a terrible breakout even without being pregnant, if that makes you feel any better! πŸ˜‰

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  5. You are adorable!!! Love that outfit! πŸ™‚

    Glad you went for the cleaning lady. So handy!

    So awesome that baby is kicking on the outside now. Love that stage!

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  6. Our cleaning lady arrives in a few minutes FOR THE LAST TIME. I will probably literally cry. We’re trying to pay off our house extra fast now, so cleaning lady is no longer in the budget 😦 We need bathroom pics!

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  7. You look wonderful!! Enjoy the golden phase!

    We get a cleaning lady weekly and it is one of the best investments we’ve ever made.

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  8. kaseypowers · · Reply

    I really love how you document the belly. It looks like there’s a baby in there.

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    1. Thanks! When I got pregnant with Stella, I knew i wanted to document the belly. I have NEVER heard a mother say she regrets taking belly pics – only regret that she didn’t. It’s so surreal to look back at afterwards and realize what your body is capable of!

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  9. You look seriously adorable. (-:

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