Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Rub-a-Dub-Dub…We Have a Working Tub!

We decided to return the vanity and top that we had purchased – they were just too big for the space. It is just so hard to find one we like that fits the space. Eventually we’ll find what we want.

Chris worked hard to finish up the bathtub and shower surround – lots of caulking was involved! He also installed the fixtures and turned them on to check for leaks. Unfortunately there were a couple leaks that we had to take care of – one in the drain and one in the supply. It didn’t take very long for him to fix it though.

My parents came down on Friday to help out this weekend. Chris and Dad worked on installing the remaining fixtures in the main bathroom (the shower curtain rod and towel bar). Then they started working on the master bathroom. They installed a lot of blocking, built a shower shelf, installed drywall on the ceiling and walls, and installed the cement board on the floor.

We finally got to take a shower in the main bathroom on Monday – and it was wonderful!

While the boys were working in the bathroom, Mom and I worked for two straight days in the kitchen. I wanted to make a lot of meals to put in the freezer for when the baby arrives. So we made 24 different meals – many of which are ready to “thaw and heat.” Surprisingly, the freezer still has a little more room!

On Monday, we worked on installing foam in the boiler room. The joists in this area were not air sealed and it was allowing a lot of the heat in the boiler room to escape to the garage. So we put in some Styrofoam and Great Stuff in the joists and around the chimney. Hopefully it will be a little more efficient.

In baby news, the baby is officially full term. I had a growth sonogram and a non-stress test during the week. The sonogram showed that the baby is slightly small for its age (25 – 30%) – currently weighing in at 5 lb. 3 oz. If I go to my due date, the baby should be 7 lb. – I thought that was normal!

From now until the baby is born I have to have a sonogram and a non-stress test every week. It’s hard to believe that it’ll be here before we know it!


  1. Hey girl! Congrats on getting to full term! :) I have 2 weeks until my EDD! Yikes! ;) Oh, and did they tell you the weight estimates from sonograms can be off by as much as a pound so don't worry too much either way about that. Your baby will be a good size and a size your body can handle. Don't ever let a doc tell you your baby is too big for you to birth. I can go on about that.. ;) feel free to call me anytime to chat! Good luck with everything!

  2. The tile work looks beautiful! You guys did a great job. Hopefully the guys can finish the Master Bath before the baby comes. That was such a good idea to make a bunch of food and freeze it - you will definitely appreciate it later!
    We're so excited for you guys, and I agree with the earlier comment, that your baby will be just fine, no matter the size.