Major Life Update

by Emily Satzger in ,

Getcha reading eyes ready for a big ole update on our life, and what's new!

Did you think I fell off the face of the planet?  Well I didn't quite, but jeez has it been a crazy ride the last 8 months.  Moving to Chicago, getting PREGNANT, and starting a new job all at once has been an interesting hand of cards.  So where do I start to update you about all this newness?  Let's start with Chicago!

The view from our rooftop deck...which is closed in the winter of course, this was taken back in Sept.

So last time I blogged we had just moved to to city and to our temporary housing.  We moved into our apartment shortly after in late June.  We LOVE our building and area, it's brand new, we were some of the first people to move into the building.  We still don't have neighbors beside us, which I am not complaining about(watch someone move in beside us tomorrow).  I posted some pictures below to give you a feel. 

We're on the 28th floor and have beautiful floor to ceiling windows all around, Boone hates them!  He will slowly creep up to them, but he still remains 2 feet away from the window itself.  It must play tricks with his viewpoint and eyes.  

Chicago is a great city, it's finally beginning to feel like home.  Several months ago I thought I was on the verge of a breakdown, I was so homesick, not for NC or SC; but for a home!  I think it was the pregnancy hormones, new job, and adjustments to everything all at once.  However, now I love Chicago, and honestly was excited to get back after the holidays.  

Onto Pregnancy...well there's not much to say there, but more to show.  This belly is getting bigger by the day!  I'm 32 weeks and the baby's movements are more like kicks, jabs, punches, flips, etc.  The other morning I truly shouted out loud I was so startled by little bits movements.  Rob and I joke about having an alien inside of me, because my stomach looks like bambino is going to break out of there Men in Black style.  

I've felt great, little to no morning sickness whatsoever, and generally a good dose of energy.  My muscles are beginning to get sore and ache a bit every now and then, but that seems to be something most women experience at this point.  Sleeping is pretty good, although not great.  I'm at the point that when I roll over I have to actively wake myself up, and it takes a few good grunts and sighs to get to other side.  I can't live without my pregnancy pillow though, it's been a life saver!  

I'm referring to our baby as baby, little bit, bambino, and yes even "it" sometimes, because we didn't find out the sex!  All of you are probably in shock now, seeing that everyone finds out the sex these days.  Our ultrasound tech said over 90% of patients find out the sex.  We think it's the only true surprise in life, and hell, let's be honest they're in onesies for the first few months anyways.  Our nursery is gender neutral regardless, I may order a pink or blue throw when he or she arrives.

I must admit, when we first saw the ultrasound I told Rob "I want to know!"  I had said for years I didn't want to know, yada, yada, yada, but when I became pregnant it was a total game-changer.  Fast forward to now, we decided not to find out, and I couldn't be more excited.  I have ZERO intuition as to what I'm having(hopefully that's not a bad sign), and couldn't be more thrilled to have a healthy baby with 10 fingers and 10 toes!  It's hilarious to hear people guess, I must say not many people are guessing girl these days, but who knows, that'll probably change next week.

Soooo good to catch up with you, I'm hoping to be able to blog more routinely in the coming weeks!