Monday, October 31, 2011

39 weeks.

Just one week until the official due date of baby boy!

Yesterday at the arboretum:
Photos by the hubby.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

The 'Reading Nook'

is now complete!
    {minus the carpet replacement &
a 2nd dye bath for the chair cushion.. I need it darker}
 She picked out flowers of her own yesterday. 
It was a fun time watching her & seeing her opinions come out.

Dyed the cushion of her chair & added a cute lamp.
Her response when I showed it to her...
"Put it in the cart"

Some close ups. Old lanterns I spray painted. Sparkly fun knobs to hold the curtains back.
Full view & the book shelves.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

2 Rooms...

Cause we like to procrastinate.
And we ran into a few issues when we started Kenzie's room 
after moving in almost 2 years ago.
We are now not only putting together a 'nursery' 
but also trying to put together a 'big girl' room for Miss McKenzie.
It was a slow search for furniture for both rooms...
Craigslist takes time. lots of it.
We still need to replace the carpet... cause it has issues. Dirty Dirty issues.
And then finish up the furniture pieces.
But we've been working on as many things as we can 
that won't require bringing in heavy pieces of furniture
just to move them back out for carpet replacement.

What I worked on today in Kenzie's room:

This is in her reading nook.
There are shelves on the other side with books
and once I add a few more things in this little corner, I'll grab a full view shot.

And this is baby boy's reading nook:
After having my mom help me do the curtains for the closet
I decided to tackle the ones for the window by myself.  
I'm pretty proud of myself, and I'm sure it took me way too long, 
but I did them and they don't look terrible
so hooray.
I need to hang some prints around the shelves &
I want to add what I'd like to call a 'little man' chair  {a leatherette kids sized arm chair}
and a floor lamp.

I love when progress is being made.
It's good.
But slow progress makes me a little anxious.

Monday, October 24, 2011

14 days remain...

(maybe a few less... or a few more.)

of it being just this little girl.
Where she has my undivided attention all day.

of just a one seat stroller.
of just the 3 of us walks.
 {photo credit: the hubby}
{photo credit: the hubby}

of it being all about her
a whole lot of the time.

I wonder how she'll do.
I wonder how I'll do.
How we will all do.
I'm nervous & excited for all the changes that are to come.
Can't believe I'm 38 weeks today.
Feels like we just found out we were pregnant...
time surely does fly.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

37 weeks

Forgot to get some shots on Monday.
But 2 days late is no biggie. At least I got them.

Thanks to hubby for these shots.

37 weeks 2 days. 

Monday, October 17, 2011


Woke up with a cold on Friday.
Started taking Tylenol Cold & doing my very best to ignore it.
(feeling much better today)
Got a few things accomplished around the house.
Super fun bridal session. Can't wait for December when I'll be able to share those!
But here's hubby and I goofing off before the gorgeous bride showed up...

Oma and Opa came to play with Kenzie while hubby assisted me with the bridal session & then we all watched the Rangers and had dinner together.  

Hubby did some planting on Sunday, we took a walk and played at the park
just enjoying the beautiful weather we are having right now.
So much better than the 110 degree heat we had for much longer than I'd like to think about.

Today I'm 37 weeks and just trying to get some things accomplished.
Editing from the bridal session.
Getting through pictures that date all the way back to our trip to disney world almost a year ago
that I have not looked at or done anything with since then.
Getting small projects done for both Kenzie's room and baby boy's room.
Cleaning. Cleaning. Cleaning.
Will make curtains with my mom this afternoon.

The car seat is in the car (seeing TWO car seats in there is so strange)
and though his room isn't done 
and there are a million things I'd like to accomplish.
We've got the important things done and are ready for him
whenever he's ready to grace us with his presence :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


Baby boy is a little cramped in his living quarters.
He lets me know how he feels about it pretty much all day, every day
and this baby is a strong one. Definitely different than Kenzie was.

We had a sono yesterday cause the doctor wanted to check on his size.
I was measuring about a week behind, and she just wanted to be certain he was growing and doing well.
I welcomed the opportunity to get to see him again :)

Here's baby and you see his little smooshed nose...
poor thing. Sorry baby.

And there's no doubt about it, this baby is definitely a boy...

At my last appointment I was measuring a week behind (the appointment before that I was further than a week behind), but at this appointment I was right on target. 
But baby boy, not so much.  He's not small, though.  He's big and measuring a few weeks ahead.
The estimate the sonographer had for us was 6lbs 11 oz.
Healthy big baby boy :) 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Just about 35 weeks.

After brunch @ my favorite place, Grand Luxe.
An early birthday celebration for me with my parents, sister & her hubby. (and of course my hubby and daughter).