1.5 Weeks Post Move-In: An Update

It’s been about 2.5 weeks since we moved back to the Midwest, and about 1.5 weeks since we moved into our home. Let me just say that moving into a fixer-upper (and attempting to actually work on the house + empty boxes + organize everything) while 8.5 months pregnant is exhausting. I’m really trying hard to be patient and laid back about it all, but now that I’m 3 weeks away from my due date, that’s getting a little more difficult.

Needless to say, we have been extremely busy. So far, we have:

  • Moved all boxes/furniture into the house. This is huge for us, since our belongings have been in about five different places across the country recently. We finally have everything under one roof!
  • Unpacked/organized almost all kitchen items, including lining cabinet shelves and putting everything away
  • Epoxied part of the basement floor (not finished yet)
  • Installed our new washer and dryer (woohoo!)
  • Painted almost the entire first floor, minus the bathroom, a tiny little bit of the kitchen, and the very top of a closet.
  • Scrubbed the first floor bathroom – twice. Trust me, it needed it.
  • Ripped up carpet in the living room, master bedroom, and nursery
  • Stripped the wood floors in the master bedroom and nursery
  • Cooked our first actual meal (stir fry!) in the house…that didn’t include reheating pizza, pouring a bowl of cereal, or toasting a bagel
  • Stained the nursery floor – we’ll probably put a top coat on tonight

I’m not even going to do a list of the things we still need to do, because I’m afraid I’d be too alarmed to see it all in list-form. However, our two biggest goals at the moment are:

  • Setting up the nursery
  • Finishing the master bedroom

We have been living out of suitcases (and trash bags, boxes, etc.) that are sitting in our living room and kitchen, and I can’t wait to be able to actually hang clothes up/put them in dressers.

I really considered not posting any pictures, because you guys…seriously…the state of this house is pretty disturbing. That wouldn’t be any fun though, so here you go! Enjoy our mess.

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Try to suppress your screams. This is our living room immediately after moving in…it’s gotten a LITTLE better since then, but not much. Our couch and TV are set up in a different room for the time being.

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Covering up the pink paint…

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And blue paint.IMG_5155

Sanding the nursery floor.IMG_5092

Painting/waterproofing the walls of the basement.

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Our first night in the house – it took a lot of energy to pull the mattress in and locate sheets, pillows, and a lamp…so I’d say this was a pretty big success. IMG_5133

Half-painted hallway (it has since been finished)IMG_5178

Coffee in a mason jar, because I hadn’t yet found our mugs and because coffee is a necessity these days.

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