Monday, October 21, 2013

24 Weeks!!

I feel great and HUGE! This little guy is certainly growing. He now kicks pretty often throughout the day (still mostly at night right as I'm trying to fall asleep though!) The nausea is now 100% gone, along with most of my crazy cravings and food aversions. I have a lot of energy throughout the day, but am still ready for bed by 8:30-9:00. I officially no longer fit in 90% of my pre-pregnancy clothes, so I've been doing a lot of maternity clothes shopping lately. I still think the best place by FAR is Old Navy. I dont think I've spent more than $30 on a single item and they are holding up very well! (I just can't bring myself to spend a lot of money on maternity clothes.. I'll wait to splurge next fall when I'm back to my pre-pregancy size and go crazy at J.Crew!) Nesting is also happening, bigtime! Not only am I cleaning and organizing everything in sight, I'm pretty sure I want to redecorate the whole house!

Overall we just cannot wait to meet to this little guy in early February. I never would have believed you could be so in love with someone that isn't even born yet, but we are! I am so excited about our little family <3
What's your best advice for someone about to embark upon the third trimester? And best advice for a soon-to-be new mom?

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Custom Kitchen Built-Ins = 75% Done!

We've been working on built-ins in our kitchen for the last couple of months, and we are SO CLOSE to being done! At this point, we need a cabinet door along the pantry to the left of the fridge, and another door on the 2-cabinets directly below the microwave. (The rest will be open display) We also still need to prime and paint the new crown molding and repaint the wall below the molding in gray. Finally, we have to finish the baseboards and door frames... Ok, so maybe we more like 60% done! Still though, I am loving the progress! Having the extra storage is pretty much life changing (You would feel that way as well if you had food fall out of the small double cabinets above of the dishwasher every time you opened the doors!)

I also decided I do not like having the trash can in the pantry. It's a pain (husbands idea, sorry Evan!) so we are going to put more shelves in there for even more storage.

Next on the list is new countertops (still debating the marble) and and a farmhouse sink. I also want new window coverings, but not 100% sure which direction I would like to go on these.

As a reminder, here is what it looked like right before we started the built-ins:

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Fall Dining Room Decor

Our dining room is now officially decorated for the season :)

My favorite thing about it is the light-up pumpkins. Brings some sparkle to the house!

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