Monday, August 26, 2013

Its a ...

Hi all and happy Monday!  We had our 21 wk ultrasound last Thursday, and got some exciting news :) We are expecting a little girl!  It feels so complete, we have our little man, and now we'll have a little miss.  I'm looking forward to adding bows and dolls to our current car and lego chaos :)

Now that I am 22 wks along, I think I'm starting to feel more physically.  I can really tell that I have to slow down at times.  And I've been having some sciatica issues, which are no fun.  I constantly stretch, or have Dano massage it, but its still unpleasant :(  I'm also getting a lot more movement from baby girl!  I feel like she is constantly bouncing and flipping throughout the day.  I'm just waiting now for the stronger kicks that Dano and beanie can feel :)

And with the announcement of a girl, comes excitement for all things girlie!  I'm so excited to do a beautiful soft nursery, and pick out sweet little girl clothes :)  Little boy clothes are definitely cute, and I have fun dressing Gage, but come on.  Its almost unfair how cute little girl things are!  I mean, ruffles on the butt?!?! tutus?!?!  How does anyone resist??  Oh and bloomies.  During the summer, she will be in a cute dress and bloomies  Its gonna happen :)  And since I am living in a land of pink and pretty, I thought I'd share some of my inspiration pics for the nursery!

How sweet is this?  I love the wall color and chandelier.  And that pale pink dresser is precious!

A pink accent wall?  I think I may just have to do it!  Dano told me to 'do whatever you want', so I plan to really make this a girlie and sweet space!

I love the idea of possibly adding a pop of contrasting color on the dresser.  Just to break up all the pink and gray :)

And wow.  Just wow.  Restoration Hardware knocked it out of the park with this one.  Knocked it out of range of my wallet, but its still gorgeous to look at :)  Oh and as pretty as that mirror is, it looks awfully heavy.  Don't know how I'd feel about something that ginormous hanging over my itty bitty baby.

So there you have it, a little pink and pretty for your Monday :)  This week I am attempting some potty training with little man.  I'm terrified and excited all at the same time!  So once I come out on the other side alive, I'll be sure to share!  Wish me luck :)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Half Way There!

Hello and Happy Tuesday!  So I have to tell you, I had a total 'whoa, wait, really?' moment the other day.  I'm 20 wks pregnant!  Which means this pregnancy is half way over!  Ah I can't believe it!!  But I need to back track a little.  Since I haven't given an update in a couple weeks :)

These are my 18 wks pics.  Why is it that my belly feels hugemongous (yes thats a word)  but when I look at pictures, I feel like I don't look very pregnant?  I mean seriously, I feel like I have a basketball under my shirt, but no one else can tell.  Not that I'm super anxious to truly be that big.  Everything is sooo much more difficult once you reach that super sized stage of pregnancy :)

During week 18, I had a check up.  Just a boring routine one, and everything is right on track!  I was measuring 18 wks, and babies heart beat was 150.

Then I totally spaced and didn't take a picture for week 19.  But I did discover something new and delicious!  Have you tried Lays Dill Pickle chips?  If not, you should.  Like, right now.  They are a lot like a salt and vinegar chip, with a hint of dill.  I can feel my feet swelling just talking about them :)

And now I'm in week 20!  On the left is 20 wks with Gage, and the right is 20 wks with gummy bear.  I feel like I look exactly the same, except maybe I'm carrying a little higher?  Can't decide.  I'm starting to feel more movement.  As I type this, the baby feels like its trying to escape out of my right side.  No amount of rubbing and encouragement is making it better lol.  Also, this little one is very vocal about sleep position preferences.  If I lay on my right side for even a moment, I get really sore.  So I'll be sleeping exclusively on my left side for the next 20 wks :)  Oh, and getting up to pee 2-3 times in the night has started too.  I don't think that happened to me until much later on last time!  Fun times!

In other fun news, we have scheduled our anatomy scan!  August 22nd, we'll find out if we are team blue, or team pink.  I can't wait :)  I feel like once we know, the planning and fun can truly begin!

Friday, August 2, 2013

Making An Entrance

Hello friendlies!  Welcome back to part 2 of my little 'use what you've got' makeover!

So I left you with my newly created play area.  Which worked out so nicely that I just had to keep going :)  Enter our very boring entry way.

Not so inviting to just walk into huh?  Just a little shelf to kick your shoes under, and some pictures.  We can do better!

And all it took were some command strips, two coat hooks, and some mirrors I made a while ago.  I never could find the perfect spot for them, until now!

One command strip for each mirror :)  The mirrors are just wicker chargers that I glued round dollar store mirrors in the center of.

Then stick 'em to the wall!

I got hubby in on this project :)  Since I wanted to be able to actually hang things (like the diaper bag) the hooks needed to be placed in studs.

And voila!  I used the extra command strips to hang some pictures we already had on the other side.  A mini wall gallery, if you will :)  Oh, I also switched the breakfast nook and play area curtains.  These are so colorful and fun, which just works for a play area!

So now we have a functional, prettier space to greet us when we walk in the door.  And I always know where my keys are, for now :)