Monday, April 18, 2011

Nursery Sneak Peek

While we still have a lot of work to do on the room that will be our nursery, I thought I'd give a sneak peak at the pieces and parts that will go into it. I don't have one of those fancy inspiration boards that all the cool kids have, so you're just going to have to make do with what you see here.

The room is definitely "cozy," with barely even a real closet. (Pics of that later.) Here is the room before we moved in - it is currently filled with all the baby stuff I'm accumulating as well as the overflow of my clothes...

We will be ditching the window a/c and baseboard heat once we have our furnace replaced (thankfully my husband works for his uncle's HVAC company). The plan is to paint the walls a pale green, and maybe do something to accent the little "nook" on the right which is where I plan to put the crib (see below - we got the Graco Charleston 4-in-1, which my parents so kindly bought for us).

We already have the changing table that matches the crib (scored for half off at Target!) and a bookshelf that we bought last fall at a flea market that is being painted white.

The bedding is Bananafish Bohemian Chic, which has already arrived. I liked it because it was a little girly but still a little more contemporary than some of the really "babyish" designs.

I also picked up a set of two embroidered pieces at a local antique store that I just couldn't resist. They have bright colors that will match perfectly and lots of little details that I can see our little one staring at and discovering (little bunnies, snails, butterflies, etc.) I figured they were a nice unique touch that didn't come from a retail chain - plus they're already framed and I got both of them for only $27! Here's one of them - they actually make a continuous scene when you put them side by side. Sorry for the quality of the pic, it was with my phone.
So lots to do yet, but I thought I'd share since you're probably all getting sick of my boring routine baby updates!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Half Baked!

As of Saturday I officially hit the 20 week mark, meaning I am halfway through my pregnancy. How in the world is that possible? I feel like there's still so much to do. We should be getting our crib and bedding this week so we can start looking at painting the nursery, but we also have to deconstruct the ceiling due to some tiles falling down (we have ceiling tiles throughout the house because of our old plaster ceilings) and get some heat and A/C in the nursery. Oh, and at some point we need to decide on a name I suppose.

I know these updates are not the most fascinating things to read, and I promise to add something of substance here soon - maybe some house project updates because we have a few going on. Until then...

How far along are you?: 20 weeks

How big is baby? A mango I think (Correction - she's a cantalope. Wow that seems big!)

Weight gain/loss?: +10-ish lbs

Stretch marks?: not yet

Maternity clothes?: I've been rocking the mat pants more often than not

Sleep?: I've actually been sleeping great, though this morning I woke up at 5 a.m. because I was dreaming a bear was trying to eat me.

Best moment this week?: Hitting the halfway mark, and my husband seeing a kick (though he hasn't felt one yet).

Food cravings?: Nachos 

Gender?: She's still a girl

Movement?: She's kicking for sure.

Belly button?: Getting a little flatter.

Symptoms?: Still feel good!

What do I miss?: With the weather getting warmer I'd love a nice cold beer.

Here's my 20 week bump pic. I'm still regularly getting, "You barely look pregnant!" and "I looked like that at 8 weeks!" Eh. Whatever. You'll all change your tune when I'm waddling around in July!