Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Baby Andrew Graham

I haven't 'written' on here in a long time...and well I'm procrastinating on something else I need to do, but I just feel the need to write.

I'm almost 35 weeks pregnant with AG. I saw my OB on Monday and because my blood pressure was elevated, I stayed an extra hour for a non stress test. After 45 minutes of monitoring AG's heart rate and movement, and seeing that my blood pressure went back down. my doctor released me and had me schedule the same thing for next week. I will not be monitored weekly until AG is ready to be delivered...sooner than later I'm sure...I'm guessing around the 20th of October.

I am so excited to have another sweet little boy in our house. We are almost finished with the kitchen remodel. My contractor promises by the middle of next week, he will be out of my house. (Yippee!) I am ready to use my kitchen again with no one in there, but family!

We are quickly getting things ready for baby Andrew. We put the bed up in the guest room/office for Ludee to nap in when she and Papa stay with Adrian. We have moved the rocker to our bedroom, where Andrew will be sleeping in the pack n play. I still need to get out the pack n play, the car seat, buy newborn diapers, clean the crib sheets from the last time Adrian slept in there and put the crib mattress back up to the top. It seems like a lot, but I already organized their closet and have clothes for both boys in certain areas, so I know what size I'm looking at.

I guess I need to take a trip to Babies R Us just to make sure I have everything I need...I'm sure there are a few things I can still pick up...some things get so worn out from the first baby that they were probably thrown away after so much use!

All in all, life is good. We continue to pray for AG's health, that God would bring him into this world at exactly the time he has destined, that my doctor and I would be sensitive to my health issues and that through it all God would be glorified in yet another miracle of life.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Kitchen Progress

What makes a girl happy? Kitchen base cabinets are in and they are beautiful!!! oh...can't wait...appliances tomorrow...more cabinets in the weekend...granite...tile...YIPPEE!!!

Floors after sanding...ready to be stained and buffed...
they are so pretty now...see above!!

If you start from the'll see the progress of our kitchen remodel.
Everything is out. Jacob fixed our gas pipes and is working on the can see from the first picture that there was a lot of water and mold from a broken
(bit through by rats who knows when) pipe.
The cabinets are being stained this weekend (YEAH!!!)
and the floors will be refinished early next week
before the cabinet bases go in...then it's time for appliances and counter tops! Can't wait!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Kitchen Remodel

These are some exciting times for the Moza household...we are remodeling our kitchen for the next few weeks as we wait for baby Andrew Graham to be born.
Our house is a 1918 Craftsman's Style Bungalow with so much character, but it seemed to us that the kitchen had been neglected. Someone put in cheap cabinets and didn't even hang them straight. The sink is always dirty...90 years of stains will do it...I guess and the faucet has been grouted into the tile and sink, so there was no way to change a leaky faucet.

The built in armoires had been covered in poorly laid tile and painted over too many times to count. So, like I told Cristian...I have a love hate relationship with this house and I really want to love it.

The 12 foot ceilings and layers of crown molding in the other rooms are striking and beautifully kept. The floors are timeless. as are the stained glass windows surrounding the brick fireplace and built in original bookshelves.

But then we come to the kitchen and yes, I have room and a gas stove, but that's about all I love...the sink is never clean (I think I said that already!) I'm tired of not having a disposal. I cook and prep food way too much to not have a disposal. And, the dishes. I'm tired of having dishes not completely clean, not completely sterile and with another baby on the way who will use bottles and sippy cups...I am looking very forward to sterilizing everything in my new dishwasher instead of boiling or microwaving or whatever~

Here are the before pictures...

Apartment grade cabinets hung crooked

nightmare corner...musty underneath, dish drainer above...can't wait for a dishwasher and a corner cabinet with lazy susan shelving!!

90 year old sink, disposal bowl, leaky faucet...ready for a new granite one basin sink, granite counter tops, no leaky faucet, childproof cabinets below, and just plain clean clean clean!

see above statement!

Original Built in armoires...being stripped of 90 years of paint choices, the tile will be removed and replaces with granite.

Original Built in armoires...being stripped of 90 years of paint choices, the tile will be removed and replaces with granite. The back splash tile will be replaced with antique mirror to match the other armoire.

We will salvage the tile counters to use as outdoor tables. The frig and stove are going. We are getting new appliances including a microwave with a hood. Cabinets will be removed and replaced with hardwood Espresso stained cabinets and granite counter tops.

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