Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Kids Bathroom

So we have been busy this year making lots of improvements to our house. I can't imagine what we might do with our weekends if we had no home improvement projects to do! One of the first ones we did, which I never shared, was a mini make-over of the kids bathroom. We did this Dec 31st and Jan 1st. Happy New Years to us! Here are some before pictures.

Notice the lovely light fixture, white walls and brass hardware. So we painted the walls and added a wall of bead-board with chair-rail. We then built the little plaques to install a new towel rod and hooks too. We switched out the light fixture and all the hardware to a brushed nickel. Then I added a little vinyl once I figured out how to use my Silhouette machine!

It was nothing major...we would really love to get new cabinets and frame in the mirror...but those projects are way down on the priority list. Our next project was the laundry room which hopefully I will post soon.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


For those of you who have seen me pregnant...you know that I get quite large. Unfortunately I am not one of those ladies where you hear "oh I can't even tell you are pregnant!" Ok, maybe from behind, but definitely not from the front or the side. I blame it on my 9 1/2 pound baby last time, and it looks like baby girl is following suit. I was trying to avoid another c-section...but at my visit last week when I again measured 4wks ahead of schedule (measured 37 at 33 weeks), I went ahead and scheduled a c-section for August 8th. If she decides to come on her own before then, I will attempt labor...but I am not holding my breath for that one. Here I am last week at over 33 weeks (I have been horrible at taking pictures this time).

Yesterday we did an ultrasound to see how big baby girl is. Luckily she looks perfectly healthy and really not too large. I think she was about 58th percentile overall except for a huge belly...Ty had the same thing. They estimated her weighing 5lbs 10oz right now. Not huge but she is only 34 wks and I have several friends who have had full-term babies who weighed that much! So anyway, basically there is no explanation as to why I am so huge. I am just lucky that way I guess. We were unable to get a good 3D of her because she had a hand over her face and was smooshed up against the placenta. So in a month we will have a baby for sure and I cannot believe it is already so close. I have SOOO much to do to get ready for her and want more time to spend with my precious Ty.  By the way, during the ultrasound he said "no I don't want a baby." :( Um...too late kiddo...she is coming!