The Nursery Progress

Slowly, we are starting to get the baby’s room ready for his / her arrival in March. Even though the room isn’t painted yet, we have started on a few of the other details for the room.

As you saw here, the nursery is going to be a nautical theme. The details that I’ve worked on so far are the book box, the quilt, and the burp cloths. (Yes, I know that the burp cloths are more for the child than the nursery!)

The burp cloths were the first project I finished for Baby Caff. I tied to keep the material as gender neutral as possible. There are way more than what you see in the picture here so we will hopefully have enough to last us a couple of days with a newborn.

UntitledThe second project that I finished was the book box. We found the wooden box on sale at JoAnn’s and I knew it was exactly what I wanted for the box. We decided not to add anything on the side and just leave it plain for right now but we did want the handles to have a little bit of detail. I added the twine to the handles and it turned out super cute! Untitled UntitledUntitledUntitledProject number three that I completed was the smaller of the two quilts. This one I had cut out before we even knew about Baby Caff but I didn’t start working on it until I knew that we were having a baby. I finally got the edging on it this week. It turned out super cute too. I can’t wait to see Baby Caff all wrapped up in this one!
UntitledUntitledUntitledThe next project is exactly completed yet but this is just about progress, right? I finally have the three layers of the big quilt together and it is all pinned ready to be quilted. I just need to start the quilting process and I know it is probably going to take a little while to do which is probably why I am dragging my feet on it. The goal is to have it done before Christmas though. I think I can do it! UntitledUntitledNext up is painting the room and then getting furniture and starting to put everything together. With a little less than 5 months left, I think it will feel even more real when we have the room fully together. Loving it so far!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We absolutely have so much to be thankful for this year! This year has been crazy but I can only imagine what we will be feeling at this same time next year as we have expand the family. I absolutely love spending so much time with the family for the holidays.

This year we will be spending the day with Sean’s family and cooking the whole big meal. I am really looking forward to cooking! I love that part of Thanksgiving followed by the amount of time we spend with his family.

Even though we won’t be with my family, don’t think I won’t talk to them and miss them like crazy. I know we will see them soon enough though.

This year as years past, Sean and I try to give as much as we can to those that need it. This year my cousin (who I miss tons!), is working on her Gold Project for Girl Scouts and informing others about healthier items to donate to food drives. I took some of the tips to heart and I was able to get several of the items to donate. For more information about how you can donate healthier donations, read her blog! Anna, I am so proud of you!Untitled

Happy Thanksgiving and be thankful for all that you have!

Shelving for the Basement

We have everyone lined up and it looks like majority of the basement will be finished before Christmas. We are super excited to have this project finished before the baby gets here as well. There was one thing that we wanted to do before having the contractors come in and do their work though. We needed to build shelves in the storage room so everything was a little bit neater.

Two weekends ago, we measured the space, figured out what we were going to do and it was off to buy the lumber we needed. Well, it might have taken two trips but that is ok. Sean did all of the cutting and moving the lumber to the basement.

Once he got everything down there, I helped hold the wood together as he screwed everything together. Once we had them in place it was pretty easy to get them all screwed into place. We started Saturday night before heading off for the night and finished on Sunday. It really only took us about 3 hours total to get them built.
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This past weekend lead to another set of shelves. Sean was macho man and built these pretty much on his own, while I slept. Apparently going to the grocery store on Saturday morning wears out a pregnant lady. He did a great job though and now the storage room is complete before the rest of the basement project begins! YAY!
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Week 21 picture and Week 22 Update

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The first time in all maternity clothes.

Cravings: Sugar. ugh!

Weight Gain: 10 lbs.

Best Moment of the week: Daily dance parties in my belly.

Miss anything: Still miss drinking wine.

Movement: Lots of movement. Like I said dance parties daily.

Fears: Nothing right now.

General mood: Pretty good but sleepy.

Sleep: I go to bed so early every night. It is normally about 8:15 – 8:30 when I crawl in bed and don’t get up until 6:00 am.

Things I was surprised by: That I don’t feel like cooking most nights and the comfort of maternity clothes.

Things I am most looking forward to: The holidays and lots of family, oh and course March.

Food Aversions: Nothing this week scared me off besides the normal gluten and lactose but smell wise nothing got to me.

Maternity Clothes: 22 weeks and it is finally time to start wearing maternity jeans.

Belly button in or out: In

Wedding rings on or off: On

Workouts: Walking mainly. Shorter days though are cutting down on outside walks and walking on a treadmill is just not as much fun.