Thursday, February 23, 2012

Just Some Stuff

So Chase had his Synagis injections yesterday (to protect him from severe complications should he get RSV... again) and he did AMAZING! For the first time EVER, he stuck his little hand out and ASKED for the pulse ox! Obviously he didn't "ask" for the pulse ox, but put his hand out and motioned for it. It was insane! He also stood on the "big boy" scale for his weight AND height -- without crying or complaining! He let them do the cool forehead temp thingy and within seconds we were on our way to the exam room to wait for the shots. I've never seen him cooperate like that at a medical appointment -- EVER! Yay, Chase!

Here's hoping he keeps that mojo for today. We're heading to Charleston for a follow-up appointment with the ENT who put his tubes in last year. It's just a standard 6-month follow-up and I'm not expecting anything weird. I've had him at the pediatrician's office like 3 times over the past 3-4 weeks for a horrid cough, so his ears have been checked several times recently and both tubes are (supposedly) still in place. It's crazy to spend about 8 hours in the car for what will hopefully be a one hour appointment, but we trust the folks at MUSC and are happy to spend a day to ensure the best care for our Rock Star! :)

We're starting to get things together for our big move next month. I packed up about 1/4 of the house about a month ago, but haven't made much headway since. I've been spending a lot of time (other than being sick for the past 2 weeks) doing a lot of online shopping for some of the essentials we'll need in the new house. Hubs found a great deal on a sweet new belt-drive garage door, which he'll have the pleasure of installing after we move in. I've spent 13,402,109 hours researching BLINDS for the house, and am beyond ecstatic to report that I am *this close* to finally placing my order for privacy blinds for all 18 windows in the new house from blindschalet.com. They have a Buy 3 Get 1 Free deal (no limit!) AND 30% off every order AND free shipping, so that is a win-win-win in my book! Of course I've also spent waaaaaay too much time on the kitchen backsplash, but as you know I think I'm finally pretty set on my selection for that (FINALLY). We also need to pick out some new fans for the great room, master bedroom, study and loft, some mini-pendant lights for over the kitchen island, drawer pulls for the kitchen and bathrooms and a few other incidentals.

The house should essentially be completed this week. Can you even believe that?! We stopped by last night and all of the flooring is in. I don't think there's much left to do except some touch-ups here and there. I took a few pics, but I'll warn you they are pretty bad because it was pretty late/dark last night.

Our master bedroom:


The upstairs landing/hallway (I was standing in the loft):


The master bathroom:


Finally... carpeted stairs! That makes climbing upstairs much easier on this little guy (who apparently loves sneaking into my photos):


A pic of the kitchen. The microwave and dishwasher are installed. I assume the range (woot!) and refrigerator will be in later this week. Oh, and we have a meeting at the house on Friday with our PM and the flooring rep from Armstrong to discuss our orange floor. Cross your fingers for us, but I'm not holding my breath that they'll do anything to make it right. :(


The great room. Honestly, it's not this yellow in real life:


Here's the entryway along with the living room/dining room:


A close-up of the hardwood floor at the entry:


I told you the pics were awful, right? Regardless, the house is beautiful and we absolutely love it! It's so hard to believe it's essentially DONE! The landscaping guys will be out today and tomorrow to fully sod the front/side/back yard and do a little landscaping number along the house, as well as plant a little tree in the front. I can't wait to see what it looks like when it's finished and we don't have a red clay/dirt yard anymore! Haha!

Guess that's it for now!