Monday, October 15, 2012

Beginnings of a Big Boy Room


So with baby number 2 on the way, I’ve got to get in gear and get working on my son’s big boy room.

When we asked him a long time ago, he said he wanted a room with blue walls and white curtains, I think I might watch too much HGTV with him around.

Currently, this room is being used as a junk room, kind of a catch all where we put things we don’t know what to do with or need somewhere to get it out of the way. It also serves as a guest room so whenever we have guests the junk in the room gets pushed into the closet and cleaned.

I have been just too exhausted to move the big stuff in the room, but I found a few spare hours so I started painting his room.

boy room paint

And this is the color that he picked out. I can’t remember what the name of the color is but I got it from Sherwin Williams and it’s a $5 can of sample paint, I think I am going to have just enough to do what I need to to with just that a $5 sample size of paint!

boy's room paint

I have a habit of painting around furniture if its in my way.

This is just the beginning and I’ll give you all the details when the room actually starts to take shape.

chalk paint

Meanwhile, daddy finished priming the back patio and started to paint it grey to match the house. My son had to join in the painting as well, so luckily we had this sidewalk chalk paint for him to play with.

He loved it and it kept him busy. Looks like I’ll have to diy more paint!

sidewalk chalk

Stay tuned for updates on the big boy room.

Just keep in mind, I’m moving at a snail’s pace!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

No more Anonymous

I try to make my blog as easy to read and comment as possible, but recently I have been sooooo overwhelmed with all these Anonymous commenters that are actually spam.
I hate wasting my time on going through and deleting the comments and deleting my emails that I have just decided that I will be blocking all Anonymous comments from my blog.
And you know I feel so much better now.
I hope this doesnt discourage people from commenting cause I love to hear what you're thinking!!

Thursday, October 4, 2012

20 Week Update

I know I owe ya’ll an update, last update was oh at 16 weeks when I told ya’ll about my big announcement.

Yes, we have found out the sex and I just haven’t come up with a fun way to tell you guys!

We’ll here I am at 20 weeks.

20 weeks

I thought my loose fitting shirt wasn’t a great picture so I changed into a more fitting tank so you can see the bump. (and you can definitely see those bags under my eyes too)

20 weeks pregnancy

Ok so here’s the stats…

This week, Baby is the size of a: Banana according to and is about 10 1/2 oz and 6 1/2” long.

How far along? 20 weeks

Due date: February 21, 2013

Total weight gain/loss: at my last appointment on 10/18 I was surprised to hear I had gained only 2 lbs. Yesterday I had to go in to check on some bleeding and I jumped up 5 lbs! So I’m at a total of 7 lbs.

Maternity clothes? I have them but haven’t been using them just yet, I can still get by with my regular jeans just not buttoned, you know ya’ll have used the rubber band trick right!

Sleep: Not as much as I would like to get. A nap would be nice haha. I’m sleeping ok, some nights getting up either once to walk off a leg cramp or to pee.

Best moment this week: Getting to see my lil one on an ultrasound, it was a little unexpected. I didn’t have an appointment but had to go in to get checked so it was nice to get to see an ultrasound. Doctor says we have a modest baby.

Movement: Not as much as with my son or it could be too early to really compare. Feeling tiny little bumps and pops mostly during the day and not too much at night.

Food cravings: Desserts! This past week I’ve had chocolate pie, Oreo McFlurry, what else… maybe that’s why the scales tipped 5 more lbs this past doctor’s visit!

Symptoms: Thankfully the morning sickness has slowly but surely gone away. I am getting better with that thing they call…hmmm… patience? LOL

Gender: What do you guys think?? Any ideas on how I should tell ya’ll??

Labor Signs: Nope, and because of my check up yesterday, I know for sure that I am not dilating or effacing. That is one feeling I could have done without till the day I went into labor!

Belly Button in or out? still in

Feeling toward Pregnancy: Now that I am feeling better, I am getting excited and anxious about all the things I want done before the baby comes. I’m having mixed emotions about bringing another child into the mix and feeling nostalgic about my first born baby. Thankfully talking to other mothers I guess the things I’m feeling are pretty normal.

What I miss: Not feeling bloated!

What I am looking forward to: Getting my son’s big boy room ready for him to move into and then getting the nursery ready.

Milestones: Half way through baby!! I don’t know if that makes me more excited or more anxious. I’m also feeling very relieved to find out my placenta has gone into the right place. At an earlier appointment the doctor showed concern for a very low placenta, then I had bleeding the other night but the last two checks and ultra sounds show that my placenta is in the right place and I do not have placenta previa. I do have what they call a friable cervix so it can get injured easily.

I cant believe I just talked bleeding, placenta and cervix on my blog!! Yikes!

We’ll there it is I can’t believe the countdown will begin soon since we’ve hit the halfway mark!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Thrifty score!!

It’s been a while since I’ve been thrifting and I made a quick stop into the Salvation Army the other day.

Good thing I did I scored all these vases for $4.00


Please do not mind my sandal in the background, I threw them on the floor when I left the store and took a quick photo.

I’m thinking of using them for an upcoming party.


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