November 25, 2014

Weekly update: 25


How far along? 25 weeks.

How much weight have you gained? I'm not sure since I have been away from my scale for a while, but I've had a pretty heavy appetite, so I'm probably up a few...

Any cravings? Jut more citrus, and juice. 

What are you wearing? Well, we are currently in Mexico, so I am trying to wear my summer-ish clothes, but I don't have any that are specifically maternity. Also, I don't think I packed enough. I meant to bring a lot more dresses to wear... oops!

How are you feeling? Symptoms? I've been a little more sluggish, and I'm starting to get a crowded rib-cage feeling on my right side. I've been doing a lot of stretching to try to make more room in there!

Stretch marks? Nope.

Belly button in or out? In, but still getting shallower.

Sleep? Sleeping well, even though we've been staying up past our normal old-person bedtime. Sadly, we've still been waking up early though.

Best moment this week: Making it to Mexico (without our passports) to spend time with the family!

Worst moment this week: Knowing that our baby won't get to meet another very special member of our family. Papa Bob was excited to meet you, little girl, and he will always love you very much!

Miss anything? A margarita would be nice :)

Movement? Not sure what it is about this trip, but she's been more reserved this week. She's just acting shy making it harder or family to feel her.

Excited for anything? Two days away from Thanksgiving!


How’s dad-to-be? He says he's feeling unprepared, as he sits on the porch this morning reading a
one of his many pregnancy books... He's still prepping!

November 18, 2014

Nursery Curtains



I have previously mentioned that I am trying to pick out curtain fabric for the nursery. Currently, my vision is to paint the walls a navy blue and have a lot of other fun colors in the room as accent colors. A little pink is okay, but I am definitely trying to avoid TOO much PINK!  So I'm looking for some fun, big, colorful patterned curtains to base the rest of the color palette from. I've looked at a few stores so far and I have some options, but I'm not sure that I've found THE fabric yet.

I am also trying to avoid too much of a theme. No farm life, or monkey themed nursery here. I'd rather fill it with a multitude of things that we love that match based upon color more than theme.

So once again, here is a possible paint color for the walls:

{  Velvet Evening - Behr  }

And here are my top fabric picks so far:
WARNING: I took photos of the fabric with my phone, so the colors and quality may be slightly distorted.

Option 1: 

Colors: Grey, coral, burnt orange, navy, white, light pink, yellowish green.

I love the pattern and that it has an animal on it (how fun is the lion?!), however it didn't incorporate quite as many colors as I was hoping, and the colors it does have would be tough to match. I can imagine myself searching for something in that yellowish green color and comping up empty handed.

{  Sarah Watts - August collection  }

Option 2:

Colors: White, orange, light blue, yellow, lime green, brown, pink, coral.

I again like that this pattern has animals incorporated. Birds and flowers would be light and airy and feminine without being overly pink. I like how big and abstract the pattern is as well. I like the variety of colors and think they'd be easier to incorporate into the rest of the room. 

{  Legacy Studio Cotton Fabric-Fresh Fusion Large Spring Floral Cream  }
Option 3:

Colors: Orange, lime green, dark green, navy, light pink, magenta, lavender, yellow, white. 

I thought this was very bold and fun, but I think the orange background might be too much for me. But it's so HAPPY!

{  Keepsake Calico - Orange Gypsy Dancer Floral  }

Option 4:

Colors: Off-white, lime green, teal, orange, purple, navy.

The color scheme is not as wide in this fabric and it's not as abstract as some of the others, but it is probably the biggest pattern of the four, and I think it would be beautiful as curtains. Just not sure about curtains in our nursery.

{  Keepsake Calico - Allover Contemporary Floral  }
I think at this point my top pick is #2, but I also really like #1 and #4. Poor #3 is just a little too orange I think, and also already not available for purchase online. My luck it would be gone in store too if I were to decide on it. 

Any favorites? Or similar suggestion?

P.S. Tyler is really tired of looking at/talking about curtains...

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November 16, 2014

Weekly Update: 24


How far along? 24 weeks.

How much weight have you gained? 13 lbs.

Any cravings? More citrus! Oranges, pomellos, drinking lemon water and lemonade. It’s so refreshing!

What are you wearing? It’s taken a turn for the cold here in the Midwest, so I’m currently in the market for a new winter coat. I’ve been wearing all my old ones, but some are just barely fitting over my belly. They won’t last much longer.

How are you feeling? Symptoms?   I’m starting to feel the dry winter air. Dry skin, dry lips, and dry nostrils. I’ve got the humidifier on full blast today. I’m also still having some round ligament pains in my belly, but still pretty normal overall.
Stretch marks? None, but I need to start putting on more lotion because of the dry air!

Belly button in or out? In.

Sleep?  Trying to sleep on my side all the time is not working out so well. I wake up flat on my back quite frequently.

Best moment this week: We got our first snow of the year… and the second! And apparently the third as it has just started snowing again as I’m writing this. And today we just might put up our twinkle lights on our trees out front! The holidays are so close!

Worst moment this week:  I’m coming up blank, but I guess that’s a good thing! Or it’s just my pregnancy brain kicking in again and conveniently forgetting the rough parts of the week.

Miss anything? Not really, I’ve been pretty content with how things have been going.

Movement? She’s still pretty active, but she gets shy around others whenever I try to let them feel. Tyler got to see her moving for the first time the other night. I’ve started seeing my belly move even when I’m not necessarily focusing on it. Just out of the corner of my eye, I’ll see her kicks.

Excited for anything? We leave for AZ/Mexico on Friday night for a week of family time and Thanksgiving.


How’s dad-to-be? He is hoping to be productive today, organizing our mess of a basement so we can move our guestroom furniture to the new basement guest room, and possibly starting to paint the ceiling in the nursery…