Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Nursery Sneak Peak

We’re finally getting ready for Ms. Charlie.  Daddy is busy doing everything that I can’t do (prepping/painting/demo-ing) and I’m busy picking out paints and fabrics and furniture (the fun stuff!)
Luckily before I went on bed rest (like 2 days before!) we spent the weekend purging her new room, shopping for certain items and laying out a game plan.
I had decided early on that I wanted white furniture, I feel its more versatile (girl or boy) and timeless. For color I chose to go with gray as my base color.  I love Gray as a neutral-it’s modern without being obnoxious and trendy.  Since I'm not big on baby pink I chose Green for the accent color.I LOVE green. Unfortunately since we're having a girl pink is going to be unavoidable.  While registering we quickly realized that we had two choices for most items, blue or pink. I would have picked everything blue, but seeing as Charlie is traditionally a male name, I didn’t want to confuse anyone.  So not to worry there will be plenty of pink in her future! Back to color; So the colors in her room will be white, gray and green.  
P9201977(our paint choices)

(Side note: Adam did have a say in all of this...and it was "whatever you want, you're the designer" Smart man)
Another aspect that had been decided long ago…as in before Charlie was a stencil we found in Chicago while touring Frank Lloyd Wrights studio. Frank Lloyd Wright Wall stencils(if you didn’t know, I’m an architect and FLW is kinda of a famous one) We didn’t end up buying the stencil that day, but we kept the idea in our back pocket. It was Adams idea to use the pattern and create a whole wall mural vs. stenciling a border. I loved the idea of an accent wall and he was willing to do it, so I played around with color options and came up with something we both like.
After those decisions were made, I began shopping for fabrics and furniture and putting a big picture together.  While searching for fabrics we came across two cute prints we couldn’t decide between. They were modern, but definitely child prints and Adam was in love with them both. He asked me, can we do them both?  “Of course!” I said. But then it came in multiple color options and while I loved the green there was this cotton candy pink that was tugging at my heart. So in addition to green, hot pink would be our  2nd accent color.
Premier Prints Ele White/Candy Pink - Discount Designer Fabric - Closet curtain$5.61 Premier Prints Gisella White/Chartreuse  CURTAINS(our curtain fabric. Grandma will be making them since I can’t)
Since then I’ve continued internet browsing and Adam is working on getting the physical room ready.
Here is where is what the room looked like before we did anything:
Here is Adam working away after we cleaned out the space:
And here is my design board with the selected items for the room:
Design Board copy
We’re so excited to get it complete, but even more excited to bring a little girl home to enjoy it!
Oh! And the best part, we’re keeping the double bed in that room, so if you come to visit this is your guest room! (Optional Baby in crib for no extra charge)

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


It’s been three years since we said “I do” or was it “I will”?
I really don’t recall.
All I know is that is seems like yesterday.
Yesterday that we were full of love and hope for a bright future.
Yesterday that we had dreams of starting our own family. 
And just yesterday that I got butterfly's in my stomach just looking at him.
The good news, we’re still in love and have good hopes and dreams for our future. We have a baby on the way. And I still get excited every time I get to see him.
I made the right choice.
Happy Anniversary Adam.
(As much as I  hate kissy photos, this is one of my favorites from our wedding day. I call it our Hollywood shot)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

28 Weeks

28 Weeks

Starting to look a little pregnant.

I’m starting my 3rd week of bed rest. The 1st 2 weeks went by relatively quickly. Everyone said the 1st 2 weeks are the worst…I’m hoping that’s true.  I’m lucky that I get to work from home, that is really keeping me sane.

Adam brought my big work computer home and set it up in the guest room right next to the bed. I get up and work from 830-530 just like normal. only I get to wear yoga pants and a t-shirt…without a bra! ha ha

Once Adam gets home I move to the couch. Then we’ll have dinner there (at the couch) and watch TV or play a video game or I’ll read one of my baby-pregnancy books. Lets see I’ve just learned about burping and c-sections.

The hardest part is not being able to help out or do things around the house. I feel so bad, but Adam has stepped up and done an awesome job. He cooks dinner and fills up my water bottles and washes all the dishes. He’s even done a load of laundry. Which luckily I was able to help fold.  I hate having to be dependent on him, I know he works hard and needs a break just like everyone else. But he insists I lie down and gets very mad if I don’t. He’s a good nurse.

Our dr. apts have been good and the outlook to reaching 36 weeks is good too. So far my Cervix is stable staying at around 2.5-2.3 cm.  Charlie is breach and her little bottom is just bouncing on the cervix. But this is better then when she was kicking at it.  Hopefully she will flip sometime soon here, but it has been fun to feel her little head that sits just to the right of my belly button.

I’m back to going to the dr. every two weeks so that I can rest more.  Adam is going to set up the beach lounger on the patio for me so that I can get some fresh air and some moisture back in my skin. Hopefully the weather will cool down here and it won’t be so unpleasant outside.

We've also begun planning the changes for Charlie's room.  Adam will have to do all the work himself now, but I can help pick things out. We’ve got paint samples to put up on the wall and new flooring to be put down once the carpet is ripped out. Having our plans come to a halt has given us a few more weekends to get things done.  I am disappointed about not being able to meet my new God daughter and be at her baptism. I'm bummed I don’t get to watch Adam play at regionals (and check out a stroller they only have in Orlando!) And I’m super duper bummed about not being able to go to California. But this is life and its what I have to do in order to have a healthy little girl. we waited 2 years for her…what’s 8 more weeks?

We hope you are all having a wonderful fall. And hope to see you soon! I’m always around if you want to come visit.