Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Nursery....

I've had so many wonderful inspirations for the nursery that it just seems a shame I can't incorporate them all!

We're going simple, eclectic-like. 

And yes, I realize the room looks very "boy-ish".  ; )  I'm ok with that.

So here's the start of our nursery production.....

I found a photo of an awesome nursery on Pinterest that used a refurbished barndoor as the backdrop for the crib.  It looked amazing and I told my husband I had to have barn doors in our nursery.  Wierd?  Yes.  But let me say this...I kind of left the idea alone....until we were shopping for a crib, ran into a store we didn't intend on going to and found these doors (pictured above) on a clearance rack.  I HAD TO HAVE THEM!

I didn't want to simply put these doors up on the wall as decoration.  I wanted them to have some kind of functionality.  So I asked my husband to make them slide open and closed to reveal a chalkboard. I also asked him to paint the wall a bit darker so it would really contrast with the chalkboard paint, panels and doors.

I LOVE the end result!

Obviously it's still a work in progress....but we're having soooo much fun with it!!!!!!

Saturday, February 4, 2012

23 Weeks.....

I honestly can't believe we've already reached 23 weeks in this pregnancy!

I also can't believe I haven't been blogging more about this amazing time!  LOL!  You'd  think with how much time I'm spending at home (in bed) that I could manage to maintain a blog.  But no...I'm that tired!  LOL!

Anyway, here is a list of things I've learned over the last several weeks:

I have a thing for dinosaurs.  If you know me, you probably already knew that.  But something I didn't know:  I apparently think our baby is also going to have a thing for dinosaurs.  During our weekend registry marathon I registered for several dino-related items for our little one.  I also apparently think our little one is going to have a thing for elephants.  =)

We've entered new territory:  also during our registry marathon....we were introduced to butt paste and nipple brushes.  Uh.........

Pinterest:  if you have a specific project you're working on...this is how you become addicted.  I've been on Pinterest for awhile now but never really found much use of it...but as soon as I wanted nursery ideas....BAM!  I'm on there almost every day!

Tickle monster:  I'm apparently ticklish from the inside-out.  Our baby has been moving an awful lot lately and each time I feel those butterfly kiss-like sensations I giggle. 

Oscar the grouch:  If I get too hungry....evil cranky Amanda appears....

Home-sick: not even home-sick really, family-sick.  I miss my family more now than I ever have before.  It saddens me to know they can only participate in this amazing time from afar.  It hurts my heart to be so far away from them.

Peanut Butter Multigrain Cheerios: best thing to hit the grocery stores since white bread.  Seriously.  Completely addicted.

Quarter-caf:  my local starbucks has now added a "quarter-caf" to their forte since I'd been going in so often asking for a tall coffee with just 1/4 regular and the rest decaf.  I feel kind of honored!

Hormones:  I'm noticing more and more at work that negativity is getting harder and harder to deal with.  Typically, my sunny disposition helps in these scenarios.  But lately, I just want to stop listening to it and get on with my day.

The Belly:  It finally happened.  A woman that works in my building who sees me every day finally gravitated to my growing belly and began to rub.  And what did I do?  I stood there and enjoyed it!  It felt AWESOME!  I would have stood there for 5 minutes if she kept rubbing! When I told my husband this, he was not pleased.  He doesn't like other people touching my belly and he REALLY doesn't like that I enjoyed it so much.  Men.  ; )

And here's the belly shot of the week: