Archive for November 2010

A Room for L’il Person   1 comment

Saturday we had another doctor’s appointment to check L’il Person’s heartbeat. The doctor found it pretty easily and everything seems to be going along as it should. We also scheduled out next appointment to find out L’il Person’s gender. So in a couple weeks we should be able to use actual gender specific pronouns.

After leaving the doctor’s office Julie went to do some Christmas shopping, and Nate visited the local barber. While hunting for presents Julie also managed to find a changing table pad and a small dresser for L’il Person. We still had lots of day left  so we decided we may as well head up to IKEA and pick up L’il Person’s crib. We figure it’s time to start figuring out where all these baby accessories are going to go.  We’ve started clearing out Nate’s “office”, which will become L’il Person’s bedroom in a few months. Big brother Major has been very confused by all the commotion and could not figure out why Nate and Julie were not watching TV and holding him as usual. Pictures will follow once we get things set up.


Posted November 24, 2010 by Nate and Julie in Uncategorized

Goodbye Old Friend   Leave a comment

We are on the cusp of week seventeen. Julie’s pregnancy is beginning to manifest itself in new ways. There is of course the ever growing child inside her that is slowly beginning to protrude from her midsection. But there are also other indicators, like when she woke Nate up in the middle of the night to tell him that pie “sounds really good right now”.  (Thankfully she did not ask him to go out and get some). There is also the home improvement kick she is on; a phenomenon scientists refer to as “nesting”.

Our first project to prepare our house for L’il Person was to replace our furnace.

This Old Furnace

The Beast

Our old furnace was old. I’m sure it was a fine specimen in its prime, but by today’s standards it was huge and inefficient and noisy and rusty. Last winter we had it serviced and were told that before long we would have holes and cracks in our heat exchanger and would soon be dead from CO poisoning. While we took this with a grain of salt because the fellow was probably hoping to sell us furnace, we had already talked about replacing it and decided to save up before next winter. At the beginning of this week Carr Electric came out and replaced our beast with a nice reasonably sized, super efficient new furnace. We can already tell there’s a major difference and are hoping the gas company will notice pretty soon.

Posted November 14, 2010 by Nate and Julie in Home Improvement