Hey everyone~ Long time no journal! I apologize that I haven't been as active as I used to be in the past. Things have been a bit hectic on my end. From aches and pains to finding a house before the baby is born! I've been dealing with 3 online classes (Biology: Animal Diversity, Philosophy, Art: Western Art Perspective) and one on campus class (Statistics). I wish I could take them all online but I have to take a single class in person in order to recieve my VA pay benefits. Which sucks...because my class finals are all the week before the baby is due. And babies don't always come on time. D: I can hope 25 May is the day the baby comes. If not, I'll be rushing to finish (at least) my Statistics final early...probably while in labor. The contraction part anyway. The rest will be fine since I can do them pretty much whenever and usually the teacher opens the tests early. So I'm crossing my fingers that the baby comes either right after my final, or on the 25th like calculated. x) If not, oh well~ I tried! ;} The baby is going to come out when they are ready anyway!
Man has time just been flying. It feels like only yesterday that I was worrying my ass off trying to make it through the first few months of pregnancy (while being horribly sick) hoping I didn't miscarry. Now I'm at 7 months and the baby so far is perfectly fine, as am I. *knock on wood* What is really assuring now is the kicking and flailing being had in my belly. Sometimes it even keeps me up at night, either because it tickles a lot or because the motions are very very strong. It's fun watching my shirt wiggle while the baby flails around. Sometimes the baby will lodge one of their body parts right under my naval. When I push down on the spot, it's hard as a rock! Then the baby completely moves and it's normal again. It's so damn weird. Honestly, having a baby inside my belly is one of the most bizarre things I have ever experienced in my life. It's so surreal to me...an experience I have always wanted to experience, and I'm happy that I have gotten to experience it. Though, as great as the outcome is going to be, I will only be having one child myself. Pregnancy gave me a pretty bad first impression. I know that every pregnancy is different. Though after reading about it a lot beforehand, I had hoped that I would at least feel somewhat good during mine. Instead I was sick and weak for months, and since I have a bad sciatica already, I have days where my sciatica is pinched so hard that I can't even sit up or walk to the bathroom by myself without everything from the waist down freezing in sharp pain. At least I'm not sick anymore though. I still have many food aversions but I manage! I can even "kinda" eat cheese again. It has to be very light. But other than that I'm still completely turned off by certain foods and even certain food places.
The baby's gender is currently a secret to mostly everyone. I have two baby showers coming up where Trent and I are thinking of telling everyone the gender. Until then it's a secret to everyone! Even here. x)
After looking for a house for about 2 weeks, we found a really nice place. However that place fell through since the sellers countered with the most ridiculous counter offer I have ever seen. Seriously, why list your house as accepting VA Housing Loans when you refuse to do a pest inspection. Especially when it is one of things REQUIRED by the VA. They obviously didn't do any research before throwing out that they accept VA Loans. They also countered saying the price of the house was going to be a set price. If that is the case, why list your house as entertaining offers from a certain price range just to tell everyone it has to be the most expensive one. It's just wasting people's time. I don't have time for that shit. Not with a baby right around the corner.
Anyway, after dealing with that, we had set aside a secondary place that we liked. We went to see it two times to make sure we really liked it. Honestly, it is the most perfect house for having a child in. It's in a cul de sac around other families with kids. This means cars won't be zooming in front of my house. It's so damn quiet. I love it. A school is maybe a mile down the street. So when our child grows up and is ready to go to school, we can walk them there. And even better, no sex offenders! \o/ The house even has a full security system. Just perfect. So we put in an offer for this place. This part was super aggravating. The sellers have a 3 day mark that they have to respond to us with if they accept, counter or don't accept. It took them 5 days to reply. When they did, it was a counter. The instant we got the counter offer, we countered back. It took them a week to get back to us. They accepted our offer in the last week of January but it took them until February 3rd to sign the counter offer in acceptance. At this point I was really frustrated with these people. It doesn't help that my hormones are all whack. I was constantly mad at the lack of communication and them taking their time. Some days I would just cry because I had so much stress and anger built up. And this all just from finding a house. It really is a lot more stressful than I can type about it.
After having worried about them finally accepting, I then worried about when they would find their own house (since the people still live in the house we are buying). We gave them 60 days to find a house and then 30 days from when they find a house to finish their escrow. Worst case scenario, they wouldn't find a house until the last minute and we wouldn't be moving in until the first week of May. That would have been a nightmare, having less than half a month to move into a house and putting everything into place before the baby arrives. LUCKILY...we found out yesterday morning that they should be starting their escrow NEXT WEEK! That means we will get to start and end our escrow in the middle of March, which also means we will have a lot more time to do everything we need to do. Like paint the baby's room...I am not putting my child in a pink room with princesses all over it, regardless of gender LOL. "Why not put them in another room then?" Because this room is the safest. The other room has a window to the front yard. I'd prefer my child be in a room that isn't super open to the public via front window if someone happened to break in. That and the other room is right across from the master bedroom. So it's perfect for Trent and I to tend to the baby when they are sleeping in their crib at night or something.
So yeah! That is all I can think of currently on that. Moving on. Gotta be quick like a bunny since it's 12:30am and I'm supposed to be going to bed.
Art To Do's
I have a lot of stuff I am working on that I am hoping to finish off and post as I go. Unfortunately I don't have time to post my current to-do list until I get up tomorrow since I really need to get going to bed. So for now I must leave it at that. If you managed to read through all this then thank you for reading. <3 For now I must bid farewell and good night~
- Shay Kuzman
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