Friday, May 27, 2011

Nursery Progress

Well we got started on the nursery walls last weekend. It turned out to be a lot harder than I thought it would be, but in the end it turned out just how I wanted it!!

We put up wainscoting and a chair rail, and painted the top half of the wall a very light pink color. This picture is not very good, but I'll get a better one later when I have some more of the decor set up.

After getting the walls done Josh decided he wanted to get the crib and changing table set up too. I was exhausted and had been having braxton hicks contractions all weekend from being so busy, but we got it done anyways. It's still hard to comprehend that this baby furniture is for OUR baby and that in just a few short months that baby will be here!

I'm on the edge of entering my 3rd trimester now, the little girl moves ALL THE TIME, I've got a baby belly and a nursery and it still doesn't seem real to me.

I've been feeling great for the past several months which has been so nice! But ever since this past weekend I've been pretty worn out. I've also been having braxton hicks contractions since then too. I feel like I'm getting nice and fat, but as of my last Dr appointment I was only up 1lb of my pre-pregnancy weight. Seems weird since I have this belly now and my baby weighs about a pound and a half. I'm sure the scale will start going up, up, UP now.

Here is my most recent belly pic from earlier this week.

We are also now in the DOUBLE DIGITS!! Only 94 days left until my due date!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Glider Chair Project

I knew I wanted to have a white glider to go in our nursery, but there were none that had a material/pattern I liked on the cushions. So I decided to try out reupholstering on this glider.

I have to say, I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out! And I'm shocked that it looks as good as it does since this is my first time EVER trying something like this. So far my sewing experiments have been on a smaller scale, like blankets and nursing covers (things with lots of straight lines, lol)
Now I have one thing checked off my list of things to do before this baby comes! I can't wait to get the nursery painted and put together!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Spring Training

Back in March we went to a spring training baseball game with our friends. It was perfect weather and we had a fun time. I think it was the Rockies and Dodgers playing...... honestly I didn't pay attention :) there was to much good food and fun.

(here's my belly at 17 weeks pregnant.)

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Our Backyard

Since we've moved in to this house back in 2008 we've had to replace so many trees in our backyard and we are sick of it! The trees were all dead when we moved in because they hadn't been watered in so long. So we ripped everything out and planted 5 new Queen Palms.

This was the yard when we moved in....


Here is right after we planted the 5 new trees....
They didn't last very long. Apparently we didn't water them enough.... or something dumb like that. lol. Only ONE survived. So we kept it and planted a little bush palm as well.
Then we added a mexican fan falm to the corner

Our dogs almost killed this tree one time when we were on vacation. They chewed up the bottom "bark" area pretty bad, but the tree survived. (We finally figured out how much water to give the trees)

Then this winter we had several hard freezes, and we lost several of our plant/trees. The queen palm (Which is not the original one anymore, it was replaced 2 more times because they all died) froze and wasn't coming back very good so we decided to give up on the queen palms for good!
Here it is before we pulled it out......


And TA-DA!! now we have this pretty mexican fan palm in it's place.

We added some retaining wall planters and a couple of hibiscus trees and the yard looks really nice right now. Hopefully we won't have to be buying any more trees for a loooooooooooooong time!

And we got it all done just in time for pool season! :)