bump #2 - 26 weeks!

I am late in posting this.  I typically start my blog post the Friday before my week changes (I change on Saturdays) and then edit them on Monday with a picture...typically lame pictures, but this blog is for me to reflect one day and I can't tell you how much I have looked at my first pregnancy posts just to compare.  Well on Monday I received some terrible new about one of my best friends.  The kind of news that punches you in the gut.  You never want to see someone you care about to have to deal with something so heavy.  I am not going to go into it on here, but my mind has been elsewhere this week and posting about food cravings seemed trivial...IS trivial.  But at the end of the day I know this is something she will overcome because she is a super strong person and I know she would think it is ridiculous if I didn't post since I know she is basically my biggest blog fan.  So without further ado, here is a sweet picture I got Matt to take of me as he was late running out the door for work.

Total weight gain: +15.5.  This number has gone up and down all week, but this is where it landed today.
Maternity clothes:  Yep!  
Sleep:  I am sleeping a good amount, but still feel exhausted.  Emerson woke up a few times this week, but went right back down whereas it takes me around an hour.  I have a feeling that my iron levels are low.
Miss Anything?  Not really!  Just trying to enjoy this part of my pregnancy.  I am feeling great and not huge yet so I can still do everything I did before…except bending over to pick things off of the floor. 
Movement:  Yes!  All times of day now and they are bigger and stronger movements which is great.  I feel the most at night before bed.
Food cravings:  Half sweet and half unsweet tea, granola that I make, southwest quinoa salad with avocado, and lots of sweets.  I eat allllll day long.  I can’t lock it up.  I am going to try to stop eating right before bed because that isn’t something I do when I am not pregnant.  I just had to finish all my birthday cake.
Anything making you queasy or sick?  Just when I overeat….haha.  I can tell that my reflux is on its way back.  I got a little this week and was able to just take Tums.  I think I am going to avoid tomatoes, peppers, and onions the rest of the pregnancy.  Not worth feeling sick over.
Gender:  Boy!  I keep buying him small things whenever I am out especially at places like Marshalls which is my favorite store.  I bought him a few things from the GAP on sale too.  I have a hard time remembering what all I will need in the beginning.  I just am going to be a psycho this time and have everything I need a month early right down to the paci clip.  I went through all the baby stuff this weekend and there aren't many clothes I can reuse which doesn't surprise me.  Luckily I can reuse all of the gear so I don’t have that much to buy.  Nesting is in full swing!
Symptoms:  On Monday I felt a weird tug and then almost a warm gush on my insides as I was running up a hill.  So naturally I freaked out and called the nurse and she assured me that this was “normal” and I was experiencing round ligament pains/ stretching of my muscles since I had no other symptoms like bulging, bleeding, and he was still moving up a storm.  I reluctantly took her advice and didn't run the next morning.  I think the weather was like in the 50s too which is my favorite temperature to run in.  Wednesday rolled around and I got a cramp around mile one so walked a shorter way home very frustrated.  I know all this makes me sound like a brat, but it is how I feel.  Running is my jam, it is my mental break, I always feel 10x better after I run even if I am super slow and don’t go far.  Thursday I decided to give it another shot and was completely fine!  Hooray!  Hopefully that was just a freak thing and I can keep running a little longer!
Happy or Moody:  Happy and anxious about the birth.  I read a great VBAC success story online of a lady who did it and had a challenging labor (I know having a child is hard work either way) and still preferred it over her scheduled CS that she had with the first.  She even wrote that she thought it would just be easier to have a CS while she was in labor just to get the baby out, but kept thinking how much easier her recovery would be if she continued with the VBAC.  Anyways, it makes me hopeful to at least try it! 
Looking forward to:  My next appointment is Thursday.  Can. Not. Wait.  Even the second time around, I want to go in and hear that heartbeat and hear them say everything looks great and on track.  Plus since deciding on a VBAC I am starting my rotation of doctors.  I get to see the one that actually delivered Emerson this time so I can’t wait to talk to her about baby 2! 
Exercise:  Ran 4 x 2.75 miles, run/ walk 1.6, 3 family walks that are about a total of 3 miles but anyone who has ever walked with me knows I walk slow so I am not sure those "count".  I LOVE running in the dark this time of year.  I feel like I am getting such a jump start on my day.


bump #2 - 25 weeks!

Another gross selfie before work.  We are allowed to wear jeans if you wear a company shirt so I squeeze myself into it on Mondays.  I spy Emerson's legs!!  

Total weight gain: +15 thanks to cake and ice cream!
Maternity clothes:  Yes!  I can still wear some shirts, but why bother.  Maternity tops are so roomy.
Stretch marks:  I haven’t looked for them to be honest.
Sleep:  This week has been great.  Matt is back in town and she has been sleeping which is AWESOME!  Last weekend was brutal with her 5am wake up calls so this is a nice change.  My alarm has been going off anywhere between 5:15 and 5:30 so I can exercise this week though.  The weather has been amazing and I am taking full advantage!
Miss Anything?  Down time.  It has been go go go and I am ready for a day nothing.   
Movement:  Yes!  More and more!  I love it!
Food cravings:  I craved a burger on my drive back from Greenville so I tried one from Cookout.  It was ok.  Other than that sweets and cereal.  I can’t seem to get full in the mornings and end up eating two breakfasts and a snack before lunch.  My oatmeal isn't cutting it.
Anything making you queasy or sick?  I got a little sick on my birthday, but overall I feel great!
Gender:  Boy!  I still can’t believe it.  I have started to buy things for him…even diapers.  I bought him a swimsuit which Matt thinks is a little ambitious since he won’t be getting in the pool so I will return it…boo.  Boys clothes are ugly y’all.  They really are.  I HATE graphic tees and I can't find many stores that carry decent boys clothes that don’t cost an arm and a leg.  He mainly owns pajamas at this point which is what Emerson lived in at the beginning. 
Symptoms:  Still getting dizzy and still having pulls on my stomach which I think is round ligament pain.  
Happy or Moody:  Happy!  I celebrated my birthday this week!  Love that my daughter enjoys the sweets that come along with my birthday!!  We had a few friends over this weekend too.  Love my people.  We also got to see our families and my sweet little nephew, Tripp, turned 1!  Such an exciting time!
Looking forward to:  I think I finally have decided what I am going to do in Emerson's room as well as the nursery.  I will do a blog post about that soon.  I really want to design both rooms on the cheap just because they will change again in a few years when we have another.  I have the wall colors picked out so Matt is going to try and paint both rooms this weekend.  Can't wait!
Exercise:  I ran 4 times this week.  I am prettttty slow now, but it still counts!

We really had a great weekend.  Friday we had friends over, Saturday we went to Tripp's party and Sunday we ran errands.  We looked at rugs, went to Ikea, did some meal prepping, had a family walk and Emerson enjoyed her first popsicle.  I am having a hard time coming to terms that she isn't going to be my baby anymore.  Despite the big kid "drama" in her daycare (there are mean girls in her class that won't play with her and call her baby since she is the youngest) she is still my little baby.  I have cried over this a handful of times already.  Not sure what my problem is.

Crafty Patti (my Mom) made Emerson and Tripp bibs to match the theme - super cute!  She sin't feeling the picture.....

Diva won't look!

Tripp kept coming to Matt to play and then Emerson would get jealous and squeeze herself in between them.  My Mom said she did this the weekend before when she was watching both.

Excuse our ghetto cords....we need to have someone come and set up our TV.


bump #2 - 23 & 24 weeks!

So I failed at taking a picture for week 23.....don't hate!  


Total weight gain: +13.  It is so crazy to see this number on the scale.  I have to remind myself how far along I am, but I REALLY want to stay under 30 pounds with this baby.  I remember 20 came off pretty fast, but those last 15 hung around longer than I would like mainly because recovering from an emergency c-section is a real bitch and Emerson didn’t sleep through the night for a long time.  I do think postpartum will be easier in this time around because now I know what it feels like to lose the baby weight but to not have your old body.  Your body is so soft and squishy which is strange.
Maternity clothes:  For the most part.  I am really over winter clothes.
Stretch marks:  I have some on the sides that come and go almost.  I am being diligent about applying lotion.
Sleep:  Pretty good.  I am sleeping hard, like waking up in the same position I went to sleep in.
Miss Anything?  Honestly no.  I was craving wine and had a sip and it was disgusting.  I have zero desire for it now. 
Movement:  Yes!  Much lower than Emerson though.  I think I felt him in two places this week which means he was stretching out which is neat.
Food cravings:  Sweets, sweets and super salty foods like cashews with salt.  I polished off a whole can of those in days.  I have been thinking about fudge icing for days which is ridiculous.
Anything making you queasy or sick?  No, I feel great!
Gender:  BOY!
Symptoms:  My skin is breaking out and I still will feel weird tugs on my belly when I stand.  I remember feeling them with Emerson too.
Happy or Moody:  Stressed!  T-minus 17 weeks (if he is on time) and I have nothing done.  No stroller, no nursery, nothing.
Looking forward to:  Getting things figured out for this nursery.  I need to figure out paint and drapes, the rest we will reuse.  That always means I need to get Emerson’s big girl bed.  So many things!
Exercise:  I ran once, T25 twice, and Tracey Anderson once. 


Please excuse the mess in this picture as well as the quality.  I wonder how long I can get away with the excuse we just moved in?  I look and feel huge!

Total weight gain: +14…averaging about a pound a week
Maternity clothes:  Maternity work pants were super comfortable this week.  I think I am over doing the hair tie trick.
Stretch marks:  I might have a few small ones.  I was freaked out, but now I am hoping they just fade.
Sleep:  Each day is different because of Emerson.  I sleep like a rock and don’t even wake up to use the restroom.  Emerson had a virus this week that has woken her up a few times, not to get sick but I think her tummy is upset/ she is hungry.
Miss Anything?  I am feeling SO much bigger this week.  Matt is out of town so I am doing everything for Emerson which is totally fine, but I never do her bath and that felt hard to me.  It is getting harder to bend over to get whatever she drops too.  I remember hitting this point last time and you just start squatting down to pick things up. 
Movement:  Yes!  More and more!  I love it!
Food cravings:  Sweets still, eggs, granola, and cereal which is strange because I only eat that when I am pregnant.  
Anything making you queasy or sick?  I had to take a time out after changing one of Emerson’s sick diapers from that stomach bug.  So awful.
Gender:  BOY!!
Symptoms:  Getting dizzy every now and then (low blood pressure I assume), and cramps if I sit down too long. 
Happy or Moody:  Happy!  I went to a baby sale and got my Bob revolution double stroller and a Mamaroo!  These were the two big baby things I needed and I am glad to have them taken care of.  I have heard mixed things on the Mamaroo, but we used our Fisher Price swing so much last time that I think I will want the flexibility to have a swing in two different places of the house.  Plus the Mamaroo is easy to move from room to room.
Looking forward to:  My bestie from high school is having a sprinkle for her second daughter this weekend.  She is due in April and I am so looking forward to just catching up!
Exercise:  I ran twice and did T25 twice.  The runs are so much easier if I do them in the mornings.  We had a few warm days here so I was able to get them in before work.  I think these runs are around 2.5 miles now.  I would rather cut this back as needed before I stop completely.


bump #2 - 21 & 22 weeks!

I got behind with vacation so here are 21 & 22 updates!

Total weight gain: +11.  Awesome and I am heading on vacation as a write this so I expect to see this number increase a lot next week! 
Maternity clothes:  Still wearing a mixture of both.  This bump is lower than Emerson so I think my days of wearing regular workout pants are numbered.
Stretch marks:  Still in the clear!
Sleep:  Rough week.  Emerson is sick AGAIN and is not sleeping, eating or drinking.  Needless to say I am a frustrated and sleepy mama.  We actually thought she might have to go to the ER because she wasn’t drinking/ having wet diapers.  She is all better now, but has to have a nebulizer treatment every day for the next 3 months. 
Miss Anything?  Sleeping on my stomach.
Movement:  Yes!  It is the best feeling!
Food cravings:  Still craving spinach salad with egg, avocado, and my honey mustard dressing.  I could eat that every day.  Eating more and more this week – feeling hungrier than normal.
Anything making you queasy or sick?  Honestly no.  I feel very lucky.
Gender:  BOY!  We are so excited!  We seriously thought it was a girl since we were told 80% yes based on the nub theory.  I already had everything figured out in my head as far as girl....even had the name narrowed down, so we are seriously surprised!  
Symptoms:  Feeling big which is sad because I have so much time left to go!
Happy or Moody:  Probably more moody – everything is annoying me since I am so tired.
Looking forward to:  Vacation!!!! 
Exercise:  I ran once in the morning through our new hood and it was awesome and then was able to do a run/ walk with Emerson one day.  Both were about 3 miles.  Our neighborhood is very hilly so I need to figure out some different routes because pregnancy and hills don’t work well together for me. 

Total weight gain: +12.  Vacation weight gain!  Whoop whoop! 
Maternity clothes:  Both.  I always wear maternity jeans, but the other types of pants I tend to stick to my regular.  Obviously maternity dresses and tops unless they are the big blouse kind that will fit any shape.
Stretch marks:  I see some on my sides….epic fail.
Sleep:  Amazing since we spent 4 days in Punta Cana so we were both able to rest up!
Miss Anything?  My luggage?  I checked a bag because I was too lazy to decide what would fit/ not fit for our trip.  Plus I forgot to buy travel sunscreen and face wash.  I NEVER check a bag just because it is a hassle.  Well, they lost this pregnant mama’s bag and it has been such a headache.  They told me to buy whatever I would need for 24 hours which would be cool if I wasn’t pregnant.  Our resort had like 3 clothing stores and only one of which is appropriate/ fit….(lots of short saucy dresses & string bikinis in the others).  This one store was super expensive and I am super cheap so I have such anxiety that US Airways won’t pay us back.  We will see.  The good news is that they found my suitcase, but lesson learned…never checking a bag again.
Movement:  More and more….love it!  I can start to see him move from the outside which is cool.
Food cravings:  My spinach salads and I ate my body weight in pineapple and brownies on our trip.  I drank lots of virgin mojitos too which were delicious.
Anything making you queasy or sick?  I have felt dizzy a few times, but that has more to do with my low blood pressure I think.
Gender:  BOY!
Symptoms:  This is gross, but sometimes coughing up blood in the mornings.  I have an appointment today and will ask about it.  I also noticed more pulling/ cramping when I stand up.
Happy or Moody:  Both!  Super happy to be on vacation and spend the day we got back with Emerson, but losing your bag in a foreign country is a downer.
Looking forward to:  Setting up our house.  I can’t wait to start on the nursery and Emerson’s room. 
Exercise:  I ran twice.  Once on vacation and once in our neighborhood.  I need to be better.  


bump #2 - 20 weeks!

I can't believe I am halfway there!  This week has been crazy busy.  We are all moved in and LOVE our new house.  It feels enormous after living in an apartment for 4 months.  My parents were able to watch Emerson during the move and we got so much done.  We even went out on a date which we never do because it feels strange to hardly see her during the week to then get a babysitter for the weekend.  I am late taking this picture and am actually 20 weeks 5 days in it.  Notice my little girl wanting to be picked up.  She has been sick again and refusing to eat or drink.  She knows how to worry her parents and how to keep them from sleeping!!  I am so ready for Spring so she can feel better and stay better.

Total weight gain: +8.  Nice and steady. 
Maternity clothes:  I need to buy skinny maternity pants.  I really hate maternity pants (other than jeans) but I am a hot mess tugging and adjusting on this belly band all day at work.
Stretch marks:  Nada!
Sleep:  Emerson is still waking up early.  It is to the point now where are waking up naturally at 4:30.  We are going to bed really early to make up for it though…like 8:30 one night and 9 another. in with it. 
Miss Anything?  Too excited with the move to miss anything!
Movement:  Yes!  Not all the time yet, but more and more each day.
Food cravings:  Spinach salad with egg, avocado, and my honey mustard dressing.  I could eat that everyday.  Still being fat with my lemon pound cake!  I am trying to get back to eating my oatmeal for breakfast but I really just want salty foods in the morning.
Anything making you queasy or sick?  Just overeating pound cake so my own fault.  Bleh.
Gender:  BOY!
Symptoms: Insomnia is back.  Such a cruel joke.
Happy or Moody:  Happy!  We moved!  So ready to start nesting!
Looking forward to:  Punta Cana right after Valentine’s Day.  I am the most excited about sitting on the beach reading while possibly taking a nap.  I seriously can’t wait. 
Exercise:  Elliptical and T25 two days although I am going to have to stop these soon.  I might have another month.  I just need them to get me through the rest of this winter.  Once I can run again I am golden.  


bump #2 - 19 weeks!

Another BAD selfie at the gym but this time taken in the bathroom.  Glamorous and terrible quality.  Don’t be fooled….I am not super fit or anything.  I only exercised a few times this past week, and am wearing a fitted top so you can see the bump.  

We had an awesome ultrasound recently which is one of my favorite parts of pregnancy…once they tell you the baby is healthy of course.  I actually became emotional during this visit (it is dark – no one saw) just because I give myself so much anxiety leading into visits like this.  I guess once you have a “bad” ultrasound (Emerson’s birth) you become a worrier.  Hell I think most pregnant women worry.  My appointment was great and one thing I have to start thinking about is the birth - a scheduled c-section or a VBAC.  I was all for the scheduled c-section to have a controlled experience (opposite of last time), but my doctor said I am a really good candidate (he did this without being pushy) for a VBAC since I didn't even get to try last time which is a valid point.  The biggest thing with a VBAC is you can’t receive meds to progress things, the baby has to be ready on its own which I would prefer anyways.  I am not ready to think about this yet!

Total weight gain: +7.5…no gain from last week
Maternity clothes:  Mix of both!
Stretch marks:  Nope, but I am religious about putting lotion on.
Sleep:  Awful.  Emerson had bronchitis and hasn't slept great in almost a week.  The getting up constantly is one thing, but she has been waking up for the day at 4.  That is just rough after a few days of it.  Plus she isn’t napping – she was on a steroid again that made her wild.  I am just ready to have my daughter back!  I also can’t wait to burn her nebulizer.  I might have a medical device bonfire and throw in my breast pump in with it.  Two pieces of equipment you totally need, but you hate at the same time.
Miss Anything?  Sleep?  Haha.  I actually rarely want wine anymore (I think it is like any type of food – once you give it up you don’t really crave it/ want it) but when we officially were back on with the house (it almost feel through again due to the appraisal) I wanted to celebrate with a cocktail.  First time I have really craved a drink.  
Movement:  Yep...a lot at night now that I am awake then.  It is a surreal feeling to be rocking your daughter and feeling your other baby move around inside of you!
Food cravings:  Uhhhh….not sure if I actually craved this or my inner fat girl allowed me to eat this, but pound cake.  I can’t keep stuff like that my house because I go crazy and have no self-control.  Even topped it off with strawberries and ice cream.  Delicious.  I plan on stopping by the Fresh Market and picking up a lemon flavored one today to reward myself for the lack of sleep.
Anything making you queasy or sick?  I know there is a correlation between lack of sleep and nausea.  I felt it again this past week, but nothing like first trimester.
Gender:  We found out last week!  I am going to make a post on it, but I want to try to get a good picture of Emerson which will have to wait till she feels better.  We are planning to do one Sunday.
Symptoms:  Big.  It is getting harder to pick things off the ground while holding Emerson.  I am also starting to get cramps in my calves which I remember from last pregnancy.
Happy or Moody:  Happy!  The gender reveal was awesome and seeing our nugget on the ultrasound completely healthy and moving around is so amazing.  I can’t wait to meet this little person! 
Looking forward to:  Moving!  Ready to start working on Emerson’s big girl room. 
Exercise:  Tracy Anderson one day, T25 Gamma one day, and I did the elliptical one time while watching HGTV so I am not sure how much that counts.


bump #2 - 18 weeks!

I feel like such a dork in this picture and am 18 weeks and 3 days in it.  My friend, Michael, took this picture of me at work.  Our building has a fake store in part of it so here I am, in our fake store. Better than a selfie though!  Thanks Michael!!

Total weight gain: +7.5…such a jump from last week!   I feel bigger and look bigger!  Crazy how much I am showing compared to last time.  
Maternity clothes:  Mostly maternity although I still don't really wear maternity pants (except for jeans...love my maternity jeans)
Stretch marks:  Still in the clear!
Sleep:  I am sleeping hard and I am not dreaming.  Emerson has been sleeping in, so we all have been sleeping great!
Miss Anything?  I know I am an ahole for saying this, but my old body.  I ran this week and I can really tell a difference.  It is hard to know that I am just going to get bigger (way bigger) and then will have to lose all the baby weight again.  I also miss my energy.  I never got it back, but at least I don't feel sick anymore which is a blessing!
Movement:  I have only felt the baby one other time so I am pretty anxious about my appointment.
Food cravings:  Everything?  I am eating so much lately.  Polished off Matt's plate twice this week. Fatttttt.
Anything making you queasy or sick?  I feel great, but I still avoid coffee, bbq, and tomatoes most of the time.
Gender:  I am still leaning towards girl.  I will be shocked (in a good way because I want both) if it is a boy.
Symptoms:  Hungry and snoring…Matt has recorded me and even slept on the couch….whoops!
Happy or Moody:  Happy!  We have the gender reveal, moving, and a vacation all coming up soon!
Looking forward to:  The gender ultrasound!
Exercise:  I ran 2x (3 miles), Tracy Anderson 2x, and elliptical once.  I am having a harder time finding motivation though with this weather.  I really just want to sit in sweats and veg out.


bump #2 - 17 weeks

Another lame selfie taken last Saturday at exactly 17 weeks!

Total weight gain: +4.5
Maternity clothes:  Still wearing a mix of both.  Most of the maternity stuff is huge but more comfortable. 
Stretch marks:  Not yet!
Sleep:  Waking up around 3 or 4 and usually by the time I can fall back asleep it is time to get up.  I really think this was because I was stressed out about the whole house situation.
Miss Anything?  Warm weather.  My cutoff to run outside is usually 32 degrees, but now that I am pregnant it is 40 so needless to say I have only been running like once a week.  I just hate being cold, I am ready for Spring.
Movement:  Yes!  Sometimes in the afternoons.  This is the BEST thing about pregnant…at least right now since it is subtle movements and not punches.
Food cravings:  Really nothing.  I am eating mostly the same as I did before I was pregnant.  I know we will get a foot long Jersey Mikes #9 to split right after this birth so I am looking forward to that.
Anything making you queasy or sick?  I still avoid coffee, bbq, and tomatoes.  I will get a cup of decaf usually once a week if I want it.
Gender: My guess is a girl!
Symptoms:  Sleepy but that is because I am waking up early.  Hungry...I have been eating so much more this week.  
Happy or Moody:  Happy!  We move the first weekend in February and I can’t wait!!
Looking forward to:  The gender ultrasound next week!
Exercise:  I am working out 3x a week by either running, T25 Gamma, Tracy Anderson, or elliptical.  Now that I am feeling back to my old self I hope to increase that to 4 days a week.  Working out this pregnancy is a little harder just because my belly grew so fast.


New House!

I am so excited that we finally found a house!  Once we started this whole process of moving we really looked at schools and kid friendly neighborhoods.  Charlotte doesn’t have a lot of hoods with pools that are still close to Southpark where Matt works.  Having a neighborhood pool/ tennis is important just because I know my kids will make friends.  Plus I have talked to parents who drive to a pool and they have said that after you have two, you hardly make that drive.  It just becomes too much work when they are little.  This makes total sense so I am glad ours will be a 10 min walk or super short drive.  I can see Emerson riding a bike up there one day with her friends.  The other part we looked at was schools.  Charlotte schools are weird to me.  Most people I know from here went to private school which is opposite of Greenville.  That just isn't something Matt and I want to “have” to do.  We decided to pick an area where the public schools are top notch which limits Charlotte by a TON.  I know the ratings will change by the time Emerson reaches high school, but for now we are zoned for awesome schools.  Taking the public schools, neighborhood pool, proximity to Matt’s office, and finding a home with a yard really narrowed it down to really one neighborhood which we both love.  We have been stalking this neighborhood for about 10 months and finally found the perfect home.  Emerson approved it!

It will be a stretch for us, but this is our forever home hopefully.  We have the space for it to be anyways.  The best part is that it is on about an acre with mature trees (a little too many, we will have to cut some down) and is near a cul-de-sac.  Two people bought the home in 2007 as a foreclosure, flipped it and when the market crashed decided to rent it.  The biggest negative is that the house is on a septic and we spoke with the previous renters and they said it is broken.  So we finally worked it out with the sellers, but the septic converting to city sewer is something that we will have to take on as soon as we move in which is a long process just because we are working with the city.  Boring stuff, and not where you want to spend money, but it needs to be switched.  The only other big thing wrong with this house is that only 3 of the 5 bedrooms are on the main level (it is a ranch with a finished basement) but there is a space we will use as a playroom for now that could be converted into a 4th bedroom wayyyy in the future.  Other than that, we LOVE this house and cannot wait to move in!! 

These are pictures from the listing online.

This has been a very up and down process with the sellers so I will be devastated if it doesn't happen even though we have almost walked away.  They just aren't making the process easy.  For example, they agreed to certain repairs and then we got an email this morning saying that they weren't going to do two of them.  Just annoying stuff.  Closing day can't come soon enough!!