Busy Bees – 22 week Update!

Well…we are now 22 weeks and 1 day along.  Only 17 weeks and 6 days until baby’s due date!

We’ve had a super busy last few weeks, but really, what else is new.  We are pretty much constantly going right now.  It’s been nuts.  Recently, Tim has decided that after finishing up the current side jobs that he’s been working on, he is going to go on a sort of sabbatical from The Designary to be able to focus on other stuff in life.  He really wants to focus on wedding photography, and in order to do that he needs to get his portfolio online.  We’ve also realized that if we’re going to get ready for our little boy, we must have some time (mainly on the weekends) to be able to get stuff done and with all the side jobs, it has been nearly impossible to do that.  While we are so thankful with all the opportunities for him to make extra money (which have truly helped), he is in need of a little break.  We don’t want him getting so burnt out that it’s no longer enjoyable for him to do.

This weekend we had a garage sale at our house and were able to get rid of lots of stuff that we’ve been hanging on to for far too long.  Today we took some of that money and went to Babies R Us in Shorewood and put our crib on layaway, only to find out after we got home that my parents were going to buy that for us.  That being said, we were totally stoked about that, and from here on out will put our financial efforts toward purchasing the dresser to match.  The layaway program at Babies R Us is right up our alley, and they give you 90 days to pay off the purchase, which is perfect…although we’re hoping for a much faster payoff on these items as that’ll be cutting it close to baby Seidler’s much anticipated arrival and I know we’ll want the nursery set up before then.  While at Babies R Us we also added some stuff to the registry now that we had a set theme in mind for the nursery.  We got crib bedding from our friends from Pottery Barn Kids and have decided to pair that with sailboat decor.  I was also able to purchase (secondhand) from another friend some decorations to go along with that theme.

After looking at the Pottery Barn Kids website, and because our Target registry was so scarce, we decided to start a registry there for our decor items, since they would have what matched best because that’s where the crib bedding was originally from.  We are super excited to see our ideas coming together…it definitely makes it so much more real – as if it wasn’t already.  The baby selection at Target has become so slim that we thought we’d just stick with the Babies R Us and Pottery Barn Kids registries for the bulk of our stuff.  We are keeping the Target one for some select items not available elsewhere, such as a video camera (we figured that would come in handy when the baby arrives), as well as diapers and wipes. It’s nice because they give you coupons after your due date to come in and purchase the things not previously purchased off your registry!

We’ve been buying clothes for baby Seidler since shortly after finding out we were expecting him.  We have maybe only purchased two things new, though, at this point, and have stuck to garage sales that friends have had.  It’s been awesome to get so much nice clothing for so incredibly cheap.  Our little guy will definitely be set on clothes!

The baby has been kicking more and more everyday now. I’m getting accustomed to what exactly makes him squirm.  It was pretty neat on Friday night because he was going crazy!  Tim got to feel him grooving in there too, which was awesome.  We even plugged the headphones into the computer and played some music for him.  He loves one of our favorite bands, Wakey Wakey, which we were happy about.  He also really enjoyed some REO Speedwagon, and of course, the Beatles!  He’s also been pushing a bit more on my sciatic nerve, and so my nights become pretty uncomfortable, especially when I’m very active during the day.  This weekend was particularly rough for me, because we were getting the garage sale stuff together, and also doing a serious deep clean on the house, all of which wore my body out to the max.  By the time I laid down at night, I was spent.  Crawling to the bathroom was the best I could do as my legs would no longer work to stand…needless to say, that was rough. I’m definitely learning my limits – but also don’t want to be a wuss!

We hope that everyone has enjoyed the summer as much as we have. We are definitely looking forward to fall – Tim’s favorite season – and I guess I would say it’s mine too!  The dance season is starting back up in full force in the next two weeks, which means I’ll only get busier, and so I’m sure it’ll be no time until it’s winter and the baby is here!

Thanks for checking in and hopefully this week we’ll be able to update with a new belly shot!

Madison…and Tim and Moe, too!

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