Monday, October 24, 2016

Birthing a House

As I was out power walking the other day I was thinking about how this whole home build process reminds me a little bit of pregnancy. I'm in no way implying the finished products are the same, but the processes in getting there definitely have a few things in common.

1. In those first few weeks of knowing you're all gaga over what's happening.

2. The first sign of 'movement' is exciting.

3. Also, you feel a little bit sick. It's the hormones in pregnancy and the realization of what you've signed on for in home building, but nausea all the same.

4. There's a lot to buy.

5. Those middle months are bliss, with lots of notable progress.

6. The last 'trimester' is when things get real.

7.  You pray a lot.

8. A month feels like a year and you answer endless questions about the 'project'.

9. You eat things you shouldn't.

10. As you near the end of the process you snap at your husband just because.

11. Well actually it's because it feels like your 'due date' will never ever get here.

12. And then your 'due date' passes and you try not to think about it 24/7.

13. Except you pretty much think about it 24/7.

14. You're ready for this part to be over.

15. Soooo ready.

16. You take a lot of power walks in the hopes of somehow speeding up the process or at least working off some of the stress you feel at this new wrinkle in your timetable.

17. And then you're told it's all going to happen in one week's time and there's a flurry of activity and feelings of excitement mixed with is this really finally happening???

18. But mostly excitement.

19.When it's over you'll say it was worth it.

20. A dream come true.


  1. What a great comparison! That's kinda what we felt when we were getting ready to move. We are moved, but it seems that the pregnancy is still going on. Super post.

  2. Congratulations! I'm so excited for you. It's a beautiful house. :)

  3. Can you smell the turkey roasting for Thanksgiving in your brand new beautiful kitchen? I think the timing is perfect for turning the house into your new home! I'm so excited for you!

  4. Very cute post, Joyce. Very true words. It looks great!!Have a good week!

  5. Love the comparison and it's soooo true!!!! So excited for you!

  6. Congratulations! It's beautiful :)

    Kathy (Reflections)

  7. Wow! It's certainly a big and beautiful baby!

  8. Sounds like a very good comparison, lol. Soo exciting! Congratulations!

  9. What a clever post and such an appropriate illustration. Yes, is is worth it but it's not an easy achievement.

  10. Great post Joyce and it is sooo exciting. It's been great sharing this journey with you and looking forward to seeing how your house develops into your home. Hope the moving in goes as smoothly as possible.

  11. Good job tying it all together!!! Congratulations on your new baby!
    Excited for you to be THERE! Looking forward to pictures.
    YAY, a driveway!! ❤️❤️🎉🎉👍🏽👍🏽

  12. What a great post and I am so excited for you!
    Have a blessed day. :)

  13. What an analogy, Joyce. Although I have never built a new house, I have walked through the process with friends. Trusting this next week goes without a hitch.

  14. Great description of the home building process. Congratulation to you and Hubs. God's blessings and all the best as you get settled in your new home.

  15. Great post, I love your analogy! The house looks perfect. Wishing you all the best. ((Hugs))

  16. You nailed it!
    I agree with you on every comparison.
    It's looking beautiful and I know you're gonna love it there!!