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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Maternity Photos

I wasn’t planning on having maternity photos taken. Well, except for the snapshots I have hubby take to track progress. But then a family member offered to take photos, I thought about it and decided to have them taken..and I am so glad that we did! 

To be honest, I have spent a greater part of my pregnancy with serious body image issues…so when these photos turned out so well, I was so glad that we had them taken so I can have positive memories to look back on. I am SO happy with how they turned out!

Take a look!

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The first photo is my favorite and I’m going to make a gallery wrapped canvas for the nursery once the photographer sends over the final edited photos!!

20 days left!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Baby Girl’s Nursery Pictures

I promised you pictures of the nursery—so here they are!

Just a little update, the due date is 4 weeks away so we’re almost there!  I am waiting for the next 4 weeks to feel miserable—but so far I am feeling really good. Sure, I have my discomforts in the evenings, turning over in bed, and GETTING out of bed are difficult—but not so bad at all. I have been lucky.

People are just now starting to say “this is the first time I’ve noticed you were pregnant!” and things like that, so I’m really showing now. It’s also fun to see baby girl’s movements in my belly.

But here are the nursery photos! Just a little bit more work to do and we get the dresser this coming week. I am SO happy with how it turned out. And my husband is AMAZING for doing almost all of the hard work on this! I dreamed it up and he did the work. <3

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View from the door

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Crib with monogram

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I gave my artist sister in law a general idea of what I wanted and she painted these up.  They say “Don’t worry ‘bout a thing ‘cause every little thing is gonna be aright”.

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Another view

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Other side of the room. We didn’t want to lose the guest room!

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This is old furniture that I had custom painted locally (super cheap!)

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I’m in love with these curtain rods

So the room is about ready for her arrival! I want to add a book shelf and hubby is going to build storage shelves on one side of the closet. I have these cute bins from Target picked out to go on those shelves…I see they’re on sale!

Eddie Bauer® Character Bin - Pink Bird

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So much fun!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

An Update

Hello everyone! Thought I’d pop in and say hello since it has been a while.

Everything is still going well for my pregnancy. I am concentrating on eating healthy and trying to be active.  I will tell you the stories when I am back to blogging regularly again after baby arrives.

You guys—the nursery is coming together and it is soooo adorable. I can’t wait to show you! I will take pics and post them once it is totally finished. Smile

We have a first name picked out but are still trying to figure out the middle name. Any ideas for a single syllable middle name? Leave ideas in the comments! I have a couple in mind.

I am 32 weeks, so there are about 8 more weeks left. Things are starting to seem a lot more real now. I’m excited and nervous at the same time. I hope I know how to be a mom when she arrives!!! I guess the fact that I’m so worried about it probably means I will try my hardest to be a wonderful mom…I probably shouldn’t be too hard on myself!

Hope you are all doing well!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

A boy or a girl?

Hey everyone! I have found myself in a little bit more of a blogging mood lately…just haven’t taken the time to sit down and write anything.

We found out about a week ago that we will be welcoming a baby girl into our little family!  It was so fun seeing the ultrasound.  It made it so much more real and calmed some of my anxiety knowing and seeing that everything was ok. 

There are so many more options for decorating, clothes, etc. for baby girls… I am going to have so much fun with this. Open-mouthed smile

My appointments have been a few weeks later than normal because of scheduling conflicts, etc., so after what seemed like an eternity of waiting, we can finally start preparing. We have plans to make a nursery shopping trip soon.  I’ve been surfing the net for all kinds of ideas and I’m hoping we can find what I’m looking for!

The pregnancy is going great.  I guess I have been one of those lucky ones who doesn’t get morning sickness (just a little nausea) and have been feeling pretty good!  I’ve been sick over the past week with a nagging cold, cough, etc.…but it’s that time of year and I’m slowly getting better.  I have the best husband in the world who takes care of me, so I’m still a happy chica.

I have been finding lots of surprises in pregnancy.  There are so many things I could write about, and maybe I will have to finally get them out of my head and published here.  What an experience!

I will be 24 weeks on Tuesday, so I’m getting really close to the third trimester! The time seems to drag on and on but yet it’s going really quickly too.

Baby is due May 6th, which will be perfect.  The weather will be starting to warm up and I look forward to taking our little princess out in a stroller for walks, and working my way back up to running.  Hubby and I will sign up for some 5Ks and it will be nice to get back into the “weight loss” groove again. There are so many changes ahead—I am excited and nervous at the same time. Smile