Here are some of the reasons I am extra excited to not be living in my in-laws' basement any longer:
Pantsless/braless midnight snacks. At the moment, if/when I am hungry in the middle of the night, I have to get completely dressed to go upstairs to the kitchen. His parents stay up super late and it is never safe to assume that I will not encounter them, no matter the hour. I cannot wait to be able to wander down to the kitchen sans pants and bra for snacks no matter what time of the day it is. Hell, I plan to spend an entire day without pants or a bra on just because I can!
No more awkward chitchat. His parents are very sweet and I do really like them... BUT sometimes I want to be able to walk through the house without having to stop for a five minute conversation every time I run into one of them. He is retired and she works from home, so at least one of them is ALWAYS at the house.
Doin' it without constantly listening for my in-laws. His mom's office space (she works part-time from home) is directly outside our bedroom door, so there is always the danger that she will wander down to her office late-night because she just remembered such and such that she needs to take care of asap. Nothing like the sound of your mother-in-law's footsteps to kill the mood IMMEDIATELY.
Guilt-free sleeping in. I just want to be able to sleep as late as I want, ok!?! I am naturally a night owl and found that after I stopped working, I quickly reverted back to my late nights/late mornings schedule. Add the fact that my insomnia has returned full force the past several weeks (and I'm steering clear of my sleeping pills while I'm pregnant and breastfeeding), and some days I just want to sleep until lunchtime. I. Can't. Wait! As I get into my third trimester I am finding that I need more and more sleep, and I can't wait to do it in our own bed in a quite house while spooning my cats. Speaking of...
Our creatures. Our kitties and puppy have spent the majority of the past two months at my parents' farm and I am so excited to see their adorable faces on a daily basis again!
Lee was out of town the past week for work, so I spent it at the farm with my parents. I was able to spend lots of time chillaxing with my parents, and even got to visit my 90 year old grandfather who is over the moon excited about his impending great-grandfatherhood.
Last weekend was the best little music festival around aka Shakori Hills. I got to spend Saturday enjoying it with my family and Sunday with some good friends. I hadn't been able to go since we moved to Nashville, so it was great to be back. I just had to document Baby Girl's first Shakori:
We will be 31 weeks tomorrow. Eek! I can't believe that I am so far along. When did this happen?!?