Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Black Feathered Skirt

I need this skirt! I have been wanting a black feathered skirt for a few years now and never found one that was affordable. This skirt is not on the Express website and is only in select stores. They have another version that is fringe, but I am in love with the feathered one!

If you happen to see this in your local Express let me know! Help a girl out. I will pay you to buy it for me. I realize I can't wear it now, but I feel like it's something I need in my closet anyway.

Photo from Brooklyn Blonde.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

35 Weeks

I am 35 weeks pregnant today. I look about 40+ weeks and feel like this pregnancy has lasted forever. I feel pretty good most days, but nights are dreadful. I am so tired but it's painful to sleep. I am carrying the baby rather high and it kills my ribs and sternum. I swear my stomach is in my throat and the heartburn is more like nausea.

I won't sugarcoat it, I have been feeling rather over pregnancy. I have had a hard time dealing with the unsolicited comments on my size. At least once a day someone will tell me how big I am, ask if I am carrying twins, demand to hear how much weight I have gained, or tell me their birth story in comparison. As a person who never felt comfortable with my size before pregnancy this has been incredibly hard for me. I realize this will only continue and I will deal with this again after birth with comments on my new size and getting back to the size I was. I'm working on growing thicker skin, but it's really hard. It was hard to type and even share this.

There are some things I do enjoy about pregnancy. I love to feel the baby move and our baby moves quite a bit all day long. I also like the congrats and nice comments people in the grocery store make. People do love to talk to a pregnant women!

We are almost done with the nursery. My goal is to have everything pretty much ready by the beginning of December so we will be prepared the whole month. Fingers crossed we don't have to wait until the due date (Dec 30th) to meet our little one. I am getting SO excited to find out the gender. I am dying to buy girls or boys clothing! I plan to splurge on Cyber Monday and then return once we know the gender. I can't help myself, you know I love to shop!

We have another ultrasound at week 37 because my belly is measuring ahead on weeks and the baby is a little bit bigger. Dan and I were both smaller babies, but it looks like we will definitely have a bigger baby!

Our last childbirth class was last night and I am just so excited to meet our baby! With every move the baby makes I just think how much I look forward to holding him/her. 5 more weeks. Hoping for less!

Monday, November 24, 2014

DIY Mint Green Changing Table

A friend of ours gave us this little mid century credenza a few months ago. We decided to paint it and use it as a changing table in the nursery. I'm really happy with how it turned out and have to give all the credit to Dan. Dan did all the work for this while I supervised.

The original piece is made of wood and laminate, so we (Dan) first sanded the entire thing and then sprayed several coats of paint on it. We couldn't get the spray paint to look smooth without streaks, so the next step was to paint it by hand. Poor Dan put a lot of work into this.


 Because of the number of paint coats we put on the piece, the drawers stick and don't slide too easily. We are still working on this. I special ordered tapered mid century modern wooden legs and replaced the metal ones.

Paint Color: Sweet Pea- Olympic Paint
Custom Legs- Thirteen Colonies

Monday, November 10, 2014


I had such a great weekend! Last week at my doctors appointment I was measuring 4 weeks early. Yikes! I am 32 weeks, but am measuring 36. My doctor scheduled an ultrasound to see why I was measuring so early. On Friday morning we got to see the baby via ultrasound. Turns out the baby is just big! Currently 4lbs and 14 oz. So almost 5lbs. OMG! No wonder my belly is huge and my ribs are killing me.

Can you see the face? Chubby cheeks and button nose? 

Friday afternoon I had a cleaning lady clean my house for the first time. I didn't know what I was missing, our floors were gleaming! It was so nice to have our house extra clean and take that responsibility off my shoulders. 

On Saturday my friends hosted a baby shower for me at our house. It was so nice and decorated so cute! I had the best afternoon with my friends. I feel so lucky to have friends drive from all over to come and see me before the baby. Several of my friends already have babies, so it was great to hear their advice and stories. 

 Cutest diaper cake! 


My wonderful hosts Chelsey, Danielle and Kerrie

The fall decor was so cute. The food was amazing! 


I spent some time Sunday getting the nursery organized. We have a few more things to do to get the baby's room finished, but I am happy with how it's coming along. I really love sitting in the room anticipating the baby's arrival! I'm getting so excited knowing we have almost 7 weeks left before we meet our new baby.