How far along: 17 weeks today!
So, basically this is just going to be a bunch of random things that are on my mind.
CPA Score Release.
This is the most nerve wracking score release I’ve ever gone through. It is definitely worrying me without a doubt. There’s a lot riding on this score release. And mainly, I just don’t want to take this last test again. If you don’t know anything about the CPA exam, let me break it down for you. There are 4 different sections. (The test actually goes through a huge change on April 1st, so this is my explanation of the old test. I pray I have absolutely no experience with the new test.) And, maybe one day I will share my full experience with this very difficult test. But, until then the basics.
4 different sections.
2 are 4 hours, 2 are 3 hours.
You get no books, no material, just you, your brain, and whatever grace God gives you.
They’re not easy tests. Not a single one of them.
You get exactly 18 months from the day you pass the first test to pass the remaining three. If you do not pass the remaining three, you start losing your credits for the tests you have passed. This is the situation I am in. If I don’t have a passing score posted on the screen on Thursday morning at 1:00 a.m. I have not only not passed a section, but I lose the one I passed 18 months ago.
This show is my new addiction. I watch Grey’s and have for years. TJ wanted to start watching Grey’s from the beginning. I fall asleep on him literally every night. But, during the day at work I have Private Practice playing on my second screen. This show is great! It hits me hard sometimes though, because it’s mostly focused on fertility and pregnancy. But, mostly it makes me like Addison Shepherd a lot. Which is not good, because I hated her the first time I watched Grey’s.
Our Gender Reveal is this Sunday!
I am so excited. I’ve been asked if I’m nervous, and I’m not.
I’m not nervous, but I am ready!
I just want to buy an outfit. Just one for now. But, I’m definitely ready.
Let me know if you have any suggestions on what outfit to buy, what to watch next, or how to calm my nerves on score release night!
How far along: 14 weeks today!
How far along: 13 weeks today!
There are definitely a few things I would like for us to accomplish before the baby comes. Aside from having a place to put him/her and being fully prepared with tons of baby gear and cute clothes and things like that.
1. We have to organize/pack our office.
This is because #1 it has been our junk room ever since I moved in literally. It is just where I store the boxes I don’t want to unpack. #2 this will be the baby’s room in just 7 short months (which is crazy in and of itself.) So, that room has to be cleaned out, organized, packed, painted, and transformed in 7 months.
2. We have to finish the church pew TJ got me to be the seating at our dining room table.
It has been sitting at his mom’s for months. And, although I am grateful to her for housing it for us, I am sure she wants her carport back. And, I’d like to be able to seat 8 people at our table. Or, at least 6.
3. Invite our friends over for dinner at least once a month.
Ya’ll. My best friend is getting married one month after our due date. Exactly 15 months after I married my best friend. And, I feel like I haven’t seen her since she got engaged. Which isn’t true, but I truly believe all four of us benefit from our dinners and I intend to keep them up right up until our due date.
4. Teach our dogs manners, or take them to training before baby comes.
We have good dogs. Don’t get me wrong. Comparatively speaking, our dogs are just fine like they are. But, there are a few things we could work on. Sit, come, quiet, don’t jump on people as they come in the door, and just the basic commands would be a great start to bring baby home with. Because, come August, these two are not going to be the cutest things in our house any longer.
5. Enjoy my time with just my husband before we become a family of 3.
I love my husband more than anything. He’s the best thing that ever happened to me. But, up until this week I definitely feel like I have just kind of been trying to make it through weeks 1-8 of being pregnant. This week I truly believe I looked up one day and realized that we only have 7 more months as just the two of us. Even if it’s laying in bed and watching 4 episodes of chopped and trying to figure out who’s going to win, it’s worth it to spend time with him.
We’ll see if we can get all these things accomplished before the baby comes, but some of them have to happen and there is no choice, so I guess that makes it easier to mark things off our list.
How far along: We are 8 weeks today!
How far along: 7 weeks.
Sleep: I can sleep like it’s my job currently. I love love love sleep. And, let me assure you pregnant sleep has been so wonderful.
Genders: We are doing chromosomal testing on January 19th at our next appointment and I have read that that test will tell us the gender. But, we are doing a gender reveal and won’t know until that is planned. I literally have no inkling either way. My momma radar isn’t working at all on the gender of our baby.
Challenges this week: Christmas was definitely challenging this week. Being exhausted, but wanting to be fully present at each Christmas celebration was hard. I was having the beginnings of a cold, but drank my weight it feels like in orange juice, and thankfully ran that off very fast.