Monday, March 11, 2013

Guest Room

Now that we have the boys moved into their new room, we have the space for an official guest room!  Below are the before and after pictures.

First - before when it was Jacob's nursery. For more pics of it all set up - here.

 We painted the room Perfect Greige.  I feel like I'm always taking a huge gamble when I pick out paint colors.  Thankfully I loved how it looked on the walls.
 And now - all ready for guests!!!

 I made this fun roman shade with a ribbon stripe on the sides.
 Our guest room is also doubling as Christopher's office and the armoire is his work station.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

More energy = nesting

I had started to get just a little energy back before the tummy bug hit our house last week which put me full swing into nesting.  That - and we had ordered a new king-size mattress which meant that the guest room had to be painted so we could move all of our bedroom furniture upstairs.  We also decided to do a little rearranging and move the nursery to the front room and the guest room to the back.  Which also meant switching the closets.  No time like a "closet-switch" situation to purge.

Despite the tummy bug we've managed to switch and organize the closets, make several trips to Good-Will, paint the guest room, move our bedroom furniture upstairs, decorate the guest room and begin painting the nursery.  We have quite a few more projects to complete in the next couple of months and I'm so excited that I finally feel like doing them!

Pregnancy Survey

I stole this off a friend's blog and thought it would be fun to do occasionally.  

 How far along? 20.5 weeks

Total weight gain/loss: Due to 20 weeks of nausea and 2 tummy bugs I am -7 lbs from starting weight.  I finally got hungry yesterday so I'm expecting this to change quickly.

Maternity clothes? Yes.  Oddly for a third pregnancy I didn't need to wear them as soon as before and could still button jeans at 16 weeks.  However, I am solidly in the leggings and maternity jeans now.

Stretch marks? No new ones. 

Sleep: As long as I'm not having to sleep on the couch with sick kiddos I'm still sleeping pretty well.  And thanks to our new king-size bed I have plenty of space to stretch out.

Best moment this week: Having our 20 week anatomy scan and seeing a very healthy girl baby.

Movement: occasional bumps and thumps.  There having been a couple of solid kicks and both Daddy and Joseph have gotten to feel them.

Food cravings: Mostly aversions to . . . everything.  Especially if I have to prepare it. Until yesterday.  Then everything sounded good.  Coincidentally it was National Oreo Cookie Day and I celebrated.

Gender: Girl!!!

Labor Signs: None, thankfully.

Belly Button in or out? In.

Wedding rings on or off? On.

What I miss:
 I was missing my energy but that seems that have come back this week too.  yay!

What I am looking forward to: Finishing the nursery!

Weekly Wisdom:
 I really have very little wisdom to share.  I think you begin to realize that the more kiddos you have, the less you actually know.

Milestones: I picked a paint color for the nursery!  Next - fabric!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Icing on the Cake

Even though we have suspected for the last month and had about a 75% confirmation - it wasn't until today that we were 100% sure.  Baby Swearingen is a GIRL!!!  We are beyond excited and feeling extremely blessed that baby girl is looking healthy and growing strong.