June 26, 2011

Nursery Update

So I know many of you have been asking me about the Nursery recently. Well, the reason for lack of updates is because I hadn't really picked many things yet. I'm still having a hard time pulling together some of the detail pieces (which we all know is really what brings the whole room together). But so far this is what we've got.

Crib- This is a Morgan Safeside by Munire

Bedding - This is a Mini Dot Crib sheet (in Navy) with the Harper Bed Skirt (Navy) - Both of these are by Pottery Barn Kids

Curtians - This is the fabric that we'll use to make 7 ft pannels  for the window in the room. This fabric is by Robert Allen (Nautica collection) and is called Henley Stripe in Day Lily.

Floor Pillows- I think I'll be using this fabric to make 2 large floor pillows for Mr. Bean's room. This fabric is also by Robert Allen (Nautica collection) and is called Gales Point

Rug- Now we have NOT purchased this (everything else we have). But I am considering getting this rug for the room. What do you think? This is the Border Chennile Rug by Pottery Barn Kids. The biggest thing holding me back is the cost. Is this rug really worth $200 ? I'm thinking I won't be able to make a decision until I get the other stuff actually put into the room

The rest of the furniture is in the works. I unfortunately forgot to take pictures of all the in between stages. We stripped down an old antique dresser and nightstand that belonged to my maternal great grandmother. I think it's pretty neat to have family history involved in Bean's room. We are in the painting phase now. The dresser is being painted white and the night stand will be painted red. I have not yet decided on knobs or pulls to put on the furniture.

And the room does have walls :)   They will be painted Martha Stewart Etched Glass. It is a very light blue with a tint of gray. Our hope is that this color will tint the walls but still appear more of a neutral pallet
. We really like what we've got going on so far. Now it's just time to start executing some of these great ideas :)  I surely hope to be able to share something accomplished with you. The plan is for me to finish the dresser tomorrow, my mom is going to come over this week to help paint, and Josh says that he's going to put the crib together one night after work this week. I can't wait to see it all come together so we can start working on the details like art work, lamps, shelfs, etc.

Hope you had a great weekend!

June 23, 2011

30 week update.

Well Mr Bean and I had an appointment this afternoon- and things went less than great. I surely won't say bad, especially since we don't know the outcome yet. But I had to get some blood work done to check for Cholestasis.This is a liver disease that causes bile flow to become abnormal due to high amounts of pregnancy hormones. The reason I'm being tested for this is because I've been insanely itchy. We're talking wake up in the middle of the night clawing at my belly itchy. I'm not yet even going to think about the issues that can be associated with this since we aren't even sure if I have it.

Now in the morning, I also have to have the 3 hour glucose test done. I failed my 1 hour test, and the put on 7 lbs in 3 weeks. These 2 things combined show me to be at a much higher risks for gestational diabetes. Really not looking forward to the test, but it must be done. So wish me luck that this isn't an issue either.

But other than those 2 issues, Mr Bean sounded great. He had a strong, healthy heart beat. And since I'm now 30 weeks I start going to the Dr every 2 weeks.

June 4, 2011

Mr. Bean

So I just realized how I never actually shared with the world on here that our little bean is a Boy. So technically we call him "Mr. Bean" now.

In this picture I'm about 23 weeks. 

I am currently 27 weeks pregnant and I am loving this time! Up until I was about 21 weeks or so I was sick all the time. I'll spare you the details, but basically I lost 15 lbs. But since that 21 week mark- food has bee my friend, and I think Mr. Bean is loving it. He is moving around all the time. He is most active around 4 and 9:30. I really hope that doesn't mean that he is going to be a night owl. Because that could really put a kink in my chain. I'd have to begin convert him into an early bird from birth :)  Because for me evening time is resting time, not partying time! We'll just have to see.

Yesterday I had an appointment with a new doctor, who thank goodness I LOVED! I am having to switch due to a change of insurance (since I won't be teaching anymore), and I was having the most difficult time finding a new doctor who I felt was competent, delivered at the right hospital, and whose practice I loved. And thankfully I found one. My mom went with me to the doctor yesterday and lucky for her she got to see an ultrasound being done. I was so excited for her to get to see one because with all 4 of her pregnancies she only had 1 ultrasound, and that was with John. But that's just not how things are done these days. We've gotten to see our little man 5 times now. It's really amazing to watch their little bodies move across the screen. My favorite part was when we saw Mr Bean sucking his thumb. My mom and I just laughed... me have have a child who is a thumb sucker.... nooo.... couldn't be :) 

We are just so in love with our little man- and couldn't be more excited for his arrival. He is going to be a great addition to our family! And little does Mr Bean know, but he will soon be a fratty, boy scouting, car loving, soccer addict, sport playing, outdoor going little man. Basically he's going to be just one of the guys :)  And I can't wait for all our brothers and dads to get to enjoy their little man time too!

Ending a chapter

Well yesterday was the last day of school for the 2010-2011 school year. For the last week everyone had been hurrying around packing up their stuff, loading up their car with personal belongings, and getting things taken off the walls as quickly as possible so "summer vacation" could begin. But for me, I took my time, embraced each staple I pulled out of the wall, each student file I prepared, and each passing smile from teachers and students. Yesterday was my last day at school. Last day for awhile (but likely not forever). I will not be returning to teaching in the Fall. Through an emotional (and somewhat unexpected) journey, Josh and I decided that I will have the amazing opportunity to stay home with our little man! I absolutely CAN NOT WAIT. This is seriously my life dream to be a stay-at-home-mom , I just had no idea it would happen so quickly. I continue to thank God on a daily basis for leading us to this path- because truly we are blessed.

Now that I'm home for my permanent summer vacation, I hope to get back into blogging more, baking more, reading more, shopping more, basically a whole lot more living on my part. But mostly, I can't wait to share our wonderful life with our little bean. It's crazy to think that he is going to be here in just a few short months. There's so much to do and I've been enjoying every second of choosing the perfect items, name, and doctor for our little man.

So Cheers to summer!