Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Attic Update

Here are some more pictures. The rugs will be installed April 11th and then we will be done and all I have to do is decorate! The yellow room is the smaller room and we are going to make that into an office. The larger room we have only painted, we painted it a tan color and right now it is storage but once the rugs get put it we are going to make it a spare room.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

25 weeks. Where has the time gone

Total Weight Gain/Loss: 21 lbs Once it starts getting nicer I am going to start walking more with Murphy.
Size of baby: 2 pounds.
Maternity Clothes: Jeans. I got a couple tanks but I am mostly wearing larger sized shirts.
Stretch Marks: None but I have been keeping an eye out for them.
Sleep:Horrible: Still not sleeping great. My fingers get really swollen when I sleep and I wake up a lot to pee still.
Movement: The baby is moving so much now. He loves to kick while I am laying down trying to fall asleep.
Food Cravings: Watermelon Sherbet, seafood
Aversions: Spaghetti sauce.
Gender: Little boy
Belly Button In or Out: Belly button is still in.
What I Miss: Doing things without getting tired, and I miss sleeping on my stomach!What I am Looking Forward To: Reaching the 3rd tri.
Best Moment This Week: Getting the paint all picked out.

Tonight we are planning on getting some of the painting done. I ended up picking Annapolis Green by Benjamin Moore. I love it. I have slowly been pulling things together. I ordered paint from Serena and Lily for my accent colors. I haven't decided how I am going to use them yet but I love the color combination. We also bought a closet organizer that I am dying to put together so I can start hanging up clothes and putting toys away.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Paint for the nursery

I am stuck on colors. The picture on the left/top is Behr Country Mist. The picture on the bottom is Benjamin moore Annapolis Green. The paint on the left is still wet so I think that is why it looks so light, but it is a ice blue color. Also I am painting over blue paint anyways so it is not over a primer. Which blue do you like better?

The attic is getting there

We painted the stair way, primed the smaller room and put up doors on the small room and the larger room. The paint we used in the stair way is Behr Cottage White. For the small room we are using Behr Moon Dance, since it is a smaller room I wanted it to be bright, the color on the website makes it look more golden than the swatch does. We have still have to put rugs down hopefully that will be done this week.

RIP Papi Boy

On Friday my baby boy papi died. He was my first pet and was only 3 years old and he was definately a mamas boy. He died in an accident. Murph and I are devastated. Papi was not like any Chihuahua he was crazy, he liked to go on 2 mile runs with Murph and me. Loved people and other animals, hardly ever barked and just loved to kiss everyone. He loved playing fetch with sticks and socks. He was so good around children. It is going to take some time for me to get used to him not being here and I still cry alot when I look at pictures of him.

Friday, March 19, 2010

I love this blog!

Mary Ellens blog is one of my favorite food blogs. I love that she makes food that I always serve at my house. I love to cook steaks, pork and risotto and she has so many recipes for these items. I have been making some of her recipes for a while but I keep failing to take pictures and blog them. Try out some of her husbands marinades they are to die for.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Doing the Attic Over

We have a walk up attic that is pretty big. It is already split into two rooms. One room we are going to make an office and the other side will be an extra bedroom if we have alot of guest.

Here are some pictures of one side. We are doing one side at a time because we have some much stuff up there for storage. We have put up the walls and primed it. We are going to paint the stair way Cottage White. We have not decided on a color for this side yet. We are waiting to paint because we have to put the doors on and the rugs. We are going to put rugs down on the stairs and in each room.

Aww I love my brother

He made these for me today while he had down time. Jay is teaching a graphic design class all week. I gave him a bunch of ideas and he is going to make more tomorrow!

Jay also got me this for my birthday for the nursery. It goes great with the colors we are using.

Friday, March 12, 2010

23 weeks

Total Weight Gain/Loss: I finally got on the scale I am up 20 lbs yikes. I hope my Dr. doesn't yell at me.
Size of baby: I had an ultra sound on Tuesday and the baby weighs 1 pound 4 ounces.
Maternity Clothes: Still 2 pairs of jeans. I got a couple tanks but I am mostly wearing larger sized shirts.
Stretch Marks: None thank god
Sleep:Horrible: I can't get comfy. My hips hurt so bad, and I have been getting stuffed up so I am snoring and it is driving Murphy crazy!
Movement: The baby goes crazy with any pressure on him. He kicks if the dogs lay on him.
Food Cravings: Watermelon Sherbet, seafood
Aversions: Spaghetti sauce.
Gender: Little boy
Belly Button In or Out: Belly button is still in.
What I Miss: Bending over is getting tough, and I miss sleepin on my stomach!
What I am Looking Forward To: Reaching the 3rd tri.
Best Moment This Week: Seeing Murphys face when he felt the baby move! Such a good feeling.

Friday, March 5, 2010

I love this blog post

This post from Baby Rabies makes me so excited!

So you’re going to be a Boy Mom…
December 31, 2009 Jill
I know that feeling, that excited but scared shitless feeling when the ultrasound tech tells you they see that extra bit of anatomy. “It’s a boy!” Your heart stops for a moment.

“But what will I do with a BOY?” you think to yourself, never daring to utter the thought out loud because, well, you *are* ultimately happy that it’s healthy… but… but… you don’t know how to raise a BOY.

You’re going to be a Boy Mom, and you’re going to be okay. In fact, you’re going to be great. You’ll love it so much that you’ll never be able to imagine NOT being a Boy Mom. It doesn’t matter that you LOVE being a girl, that you embrace every opportunity you get to dress up, do your makeup, get your nails done. It doesn’t matter that you much prefer shopping for shoes to browsing the sports store. Your love for all things zebra print, pink and soft does not mean you can’t and wont develop a love for “little man” clothes, toy trucks and OshKosh overalls paired with a toothy grin and muddy knees.

Being a Boy Mom means slobbery kisses and hugs that start with a running leap.

Being a Boy Mom means saving hundreds on clothes, even if only to spend that amount or more later in life on ER visits.

Being a Boy Mom means developing a keen eye for bugs and coming to terms with the fact that sometimes they can just be considered an extra helping of protein.

Being a Boy Mom doesn’t mean you won’t continue to be squeemish about things like spiders, it just means your squeels will be entertaining to the boy who taunts you by trying to eat one.

Being a Boy Mom means being the builder of block towers so big they lean and topple, leaving you both in stitches.

Being a Boy Mom means developing a very watchful eye while changing diapers, always on the lookout for that surprise pee stream attack.

Being a Boy Mom means having the pleasure of watching your son learn from his father, and then reminding his father that at a certain age they will start to repeat the F word, even if that F word is shouted at a TV during a sporting event.

Being a Boy Mom means you’ve been given the tremendous opportunity and challenge to raise someone who will grow up to be a respectful, loving and kind man. He may break hearts, but hopefully, with your guidance, he will do so gently, and ultimately he will make some lucky partner very, very happy.

Being a Boy Mom may mean giving up the fantasy of getting your nails done together after a frilly tea party, but it’s replaced by so many fun future memories that you can’t even begin to think up because right now you just don’t know what to do with a boy.

Don’t worry… it will come to you.
This was inspired by my reaction to learning that one of my best friends is having a baby boy. Immediately after she told me the news I teared up and replied, “You are going to LOVE IT! Boys love their mommas SO much!!” I was truly so happy for her, and I had to smile when her response was, “Really??” I so remember that feeling. For some of us girls it’s a little scary venturing into the world of boys, but we just haven’t experienced just how wonderful it can be yet. I know she’s going to be an excellent Boy Mom, and I can’t wait to meet the little guy.
I’ve been a Boy Mom to Kendall for nearly 20 months
And I’d love to hear what being a Boy Mom or a Girl Mom means for you

Monday, March 1, 2010

Shout out!

I wanna post a link to my friends Ria's new photography blog. She has posted some pictures of our friends babies and I can't get enough of them.

Here is her actual website. She has great prices!

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