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Week 25 - 27: It's Time to Move!

Week 25 We have a house in Georgia!! This is such a relief! We were able to snag a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house just a few miles outside of post! I have always loved a home with stairs, in fact, all of our rentals have had them! This house is a 1-story, and I'm really looking forward to not having to navigate stairs after Liam is born! It will be so nice just to walk down the hallway and not have to carry things up and down. Although, stairs gives me exercise, which I think really contributed to my rapid baby weight loss after Ava was born! The house does have a split floor plan so our bedroom is on the other side of the house from the other 3, so I guess I'll get my exercise during those middle-of-the-night feedings with Liam!

I am really curious to see how the cats will handle having to "coexist" with Duke on one level. They currently hang out upstairs for the majority of the day, and only wander down when Ava is asleep because the baby gate is open on the stairs.

DIY Play Make-Up

I've been wanting to do this for a long, long time, and there's never been a better time to do it than NOW!! We are moving in a few days and I am in serious purge mode! I knew that if I didn't tackle this DIY project before the move that it wouldn't happen at all.
And then I would be sad and regretful that I didn't get it done!
So here's what you'll need:
-old, expired, or unused make-up containers 
-old nail polish
We all have old make-up lying around. Or make-up that you think you'll use again, buuuuut you never do! Most make-up expires in a year or less, especially eye make-up! I had a friend in high school who used some of her mom's old eye make-up and ended up with an eye infection. So go dig around in your make-up stash for some things you can upcycle into a fun toy for a little girl in your life!
Oh, and it doesn't have to be old nail polish; that's just what I had! Old, separated, nail polish in a forgotten part of my bathroom. I ju…

See Ya Later, Kentucky

We have finished eating our freezer meal stash, I'm working dinners around what's left in the pantry, and I've halted trips to SAMs Club.

It's moving time!

Time to start packing up our lives once again to move on to the next adventure!
Fort Campbell was the first duty station Chris and I were at together, and it was a good 3 years.
A great 3 years, actually...
Fort Campbell is where I learned how to live this Army life as a supportive wife, and how to not complain about things that cannot be controlled. I learn more about this duty every day.
This is where I learned more about myself as an individual and had a tremendous amount of personal growth.

This is where I went out on a limb and chose a different career path. As it turned out, I loved it!
This is where I learned that your morning coffee makes you poop. (true story, people!)
This is where I learned how to fold jeans in a nice, neat stack and how to fold shirts faster than I ever thought possible. (the speed-stra…

Week 21 - 24: Viability Day!

Week 21: Guys, I'm real tired. Being pregnant with a toddler to care for is no joke! I'm thankful Ava can navigate the stairs by herself (I hold her hands on the way down) because carrying her up and down is seriously tough! I'm always winded when trying to read her a book right after we get upstairs! Daddy has taken over bath time so I don't have to do that, thankfully!

I've been having some round ligament discomfort as of late. Those are the ligaments that kinda hold all your organs in your belly in place, and they get stretched during pregnancy. I didn't really notice it too much with Ava, but I think I feel it on days when I'm trying to do too much.

I walked 3 miles the other day, and when I got out of the car, I didn't know if my legs would support me as I took a few steps. My pelvic bone hurts!! My pregnant body is obviously doing what it is supposed to by widening my hips, but my goodness it really hurt! Just an achy feeling that I'm feeling…