Friday, October 8, 2010

Baby Thumps in the Baby Bump

The other morning I was laying in bed and I felt Baby G kick several times in a row. I have felt little flutters here and there, but this time it made my shirt bounce. That was October 4th. I really wish Stephen would have been there. It was really neat. He has felt Baby G move several times, but NEVER like this. I could actually SEE him/her moving, not just feel it. Also, we went to the doctor last week and the nurse had the monitor out trying to find the heartbeat and Baby G kicked the monitor so hard the nurse pulled back because it surprised her. She turned right to Stephen and said, "DID YOU SEE THAT!?!?!" It was quite adorable!

With all this talk about movement, I have decided two things:

1. Baby G is convinced that I know Morse Code. He/She keeps trying to communicate. I think I will read up... because there is no way in the world these are just baby kicks. This kid is trying to tell me something!

and 2. I think he (if he is a he) will be a kicker... probably for OU (cause if he trys to play anywhere else, he will get disowned). (And if he is a SHE and not a HE, she will probably get disowned either way, since I want a boy.) :)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Casa de Garvin

Here are pictures of the updates we have been making to the house... and by "we" I mean Stephen. When we bought the house, the people who lived there previously put decals on the walls in the two kids rooms. One room had sports stuff, baseball gloves, footballs, golf balls and clubs, etc. The other room had sports cars. The decals were EVERYWHERE. When we went to take them off, we realized they had used some sort of glue that was NOT going to come off. We tried everything... GooGone, paint thinner, all kinds of cleaners... EVERYTHING. Finally, Stephen decided to sand down the spots and re-texture. But after months of trying to talk him out of that and into sanding down the entire wall, it finally paid off and he sanded both rooms, from floor to ceiling. It was a mess! There was powder from the paint and texture all over the place. Stephen would come out of the rooms looking like he had just jumped into a swimming pool full of chalk dust. It was all over him, his face, his eyelashes... everywhere.

I forgot to take before pics and during pics, which really stinks. But here are a few pics.

After Stephen had sanded the walls down, and before the guy came to texture.

The second picture is Stephen painting the guest room. The third and fourth are the almost finished guest room. Then last is what's done of the nursery. It's still a work in progress, as you can tell by the clutter.