Friday, November 11, 2011


I woke up this morning to a strange smell.  A few minutes later I heard sirens stop in front of the flats.  Fire trucks had come to the flats before without it being anything, but I got a little scared because of the smell.  I opened up the blinds and saw the fire trucks right below and a crowd of people across the street.  What really scared me was seeing smoke coming from a flat near mine.  I quickly got dressed and got out of there as fast as I could.  When I got to the stairs, a fireman was coming from above and asked if everyone was out of the apartment.  I said yes and continued downstairs, passing by more firemen coming up with hoses.  I went across the street and saw that it was the flat diagonally above ours.  Unfortunately the fire was in the bedroom, which was the room closest to our bedroom.  I called Chris and he picked me up at took me to work (I was in flip flops and a bit cold).  I am so thankful that I was able to wake up and that the fire was contained really well.  My breathing hasn't been great since then, but the baby should be fine.  Our next appointment is Monday.

A month ago my hard drive failed on my laptop.  I'm so glad that it happened a week before my warranty ended.  I haven't received the replacement hard drive yet, which was shipped a couple of weeks ago.  It's really hard to receive packages at the flat as the shipping companies can't get into the building.  So, I'm never notified if a delivery has even been attempted.  I emailed the customer service guy asking the company used and the tracking number, but he was no help.  So it's probably in some depot and will be sent back sometime.  I've been using Chris' laptop when he doesn't take it into work.

I got Chris a DSLR camera for his anniversary/birthday/Christmas present.  His aunt and uncle brought it over when they visited us a few weeks ago.  Chris was shocked, to say the least.  He's been having a lot of fun figuring out everything on it.  And now he has a list of all these camera things he wants.  Oh, what have I created?  For our anniversary, which was the end of September, Chris was going to get me a Claddagh ring.  When we traveled to Derry, I found the perfect one!

We went to Galway and the Cliffs of Moher last weekend.  It was something that was planned the day we left.  I had mentioned to Chris the week before that we need to go before it gets cold and I get too big.  It just worked out well that we could go last weekend.  We had a great time and the weather was beautiful!

I'm 29 weeks on Monday.  We've been trying to take week by week pictures, but I can't get the slideshow to work on our blog.  I feel like I'm still pretty small for how far along I am.  I definitely look pregnant now, though.  I can still see my feet and don't feel huge.  The baby will slide his foot down against my tummy.  It feels so weird.  I like to poke at him when a body part is right up against my tummy.  Tonight, he finally stuck a foot out when Chris was around.  I had Chris feel it and he took his hand back right away because it felt weird.  He's been kicking more lately near my bladder.  The first time he kicked my bladder was so strange.

Pictures to come when I finally get my laptop working.