Monday, August 19, 2013

I like big bumps and I cannot lie!

Please forgive the Sir Mix-A-Lot reference, I just couldn't resist! I guess we can blame it on a busy summer or maybe even my pregnancy brain but I completely forgot to take my six month bump picture! I was counting my pregnancy in lunar months which is how my physician counts them (every 4 weeks=1 month making pregnancy a grand total of TEN  months) but I guess I'll just stick with regular ol' calender months now and go back to the 9 month schedule!

Below is my 6 month bump picture (or 7 months if you're counting in lunar months!) It's all so confusing when calculating what month you're in and I now understand why my physician prefers to keep track of the weeks not months!

Baby B is REALLY growing, weighing in at over 2 pounds now!! "I mean look at that bump, it's just so big. I can't believe it's just so round, it's like, out there" Okay, I'm done with the Sir Mix-A-Lot references, I promise! It's just so hard to believe I still have thirteen weeks left, I swear my bump has been getting bigger by the day! I bought this dress at Express pre baby on sale thinking it would be a fun way to document the growth but now I'm wishing I would have bought the medium, I don't know if it's going to fit next month!

I snapped this picture at the gym on Thursday because I feel like my bump looks different depending on what I'm wearing, too! One day I feel like I'm carrying high and the next day I feel like I'm carrying low, it's crazy how different outfits can do that!

Well that's all for now, I promise I'll be better about snapping next month's picture!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Life Lately...

As we approach the 25th week of pregnancy, bathroom renovations and nursery progress are underway! Our contractor arrives this weekend to completely gut and renovate baby's bathroom and hang the crown molding and bead board in the nursery! Making progress sure does feel good and gets us even more excited anxiously awaiting our sweet baby's arrival...only a few more months! 

Before we got down to business and started working on home improvements we enjoyed a long weekend getaway in Ocean City! We had such a wonderful time and the weather couldn't have been better, this has been quite a hot summer so it was extremely refreshing sitting on the beach with the cool waves blowing while the temperatures lingered in the 80s!

  Happy 23 weeks in OC!

Sunset on 94th Street!

We left Ocean City a little earlier than normal on a Sunday morning because we were anxious to get back home and visit the Home Depot. Wow, how times have changed! At Home Depot we were able to pick out tiles and a paint color for the baby's bathroom, after living in the house for over a year and not having a functioning guest bathroom this renovation is long overdue!

Sneak peek of our wall color and some mosaic tiles:

I mentioned earlier that my parents had given us my Nana's old dresser to use in the nursery and I'm happy to report that the dresser has been redone and is ready to go! It's amazing the transformation you can make with just a little paint and I think it will be the perfect pop of color in our grey and aqua nursery, I also love that a little piece of my Nana will be in our nursery!
            Here's the before & after:

I've also started working on the gallery wall in the nursery scoring six frames at Micheal's for only $50 thanks to their huge sale. I'm still waiting on one more print to ship from Etsy and then that project will be done and I will share it with you!

Oh, and true to my nature I have changed my mind yet again with the light fixture. I received lots of feedback from friends and family regarding the light fixture and it seems the two favorites were the Ikea and PBteen shells light fixture. However, after all of that  I'm not going with either and I promise there's a good reason! Currently, all of the bedrooms upstairs have ceiling fans with lights but they are getting older and will eventually need to be replaced. While Matthew was painting the nursery I would occasionally stop by to check out the progress even though he kept fussing at me to leave because of the fumes, such a good daddy-to-be already! Every time I went in there the room felt so hot and stuffy even though our air condition was on, I asked him if we had a problem with the ventilation system and he said "no, the ceiling fan is just off" Right then and there I knew we needed to go the practical route and buy a ceiling fan with lights. I picked out a simple white fan at the Home Depot and although it's not the fabulous blingy chandelier I pictured it will serve a much better purpose in keeping our baby comfy and cool all year long! I'm hoping since our ceiling will be very detailed covered in bead board the white fan won't look too blah.

I also registered for this mobile from Etsy so baby has something to look at while in the crib!

We have lots and lots more progress to share and I'll be back soon with the before after pictures of the bathroom!