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Day in the life – 9 Weeks – Part 2

Part 1 here

12:00 pm
We play on the bed, dance and sing to the Baby Einstein Pandora channel, practice standing, walk around the house, and sit on the swing outside.

12:42 pm
Sam is hungry again. He eats then falls asleep in the bounce chair. I get dressed and get things together so we can leave for a walk right after he eats when he wakes up. I also clip coupons!
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1:15 pm
Sam slept for 35 minutes! He eats again then i change his diaper and buckle him into the car seat for a walk.
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We walk up and down the little shopping district here for about an hour. I brought along an apple and a granola bar for a snack.

2:30 pm
Back home and Sam wakes up as soon as i set the car seat down in the kitchen. I grab a piece of cheese for a snack because I’m starving but Sam has to eat first. I feed him and change him and play with him for a few minutes on the changing table until he’s in a good enough mood that i can set him down to eat lunch.

3:00 pm
I get to eat! I put the baby in the pack n play and get my salad out of the fridge that i made a couple of days ago. I sit by him and try to entertain him while i eat. Things like describe my salad to him..
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3:15 pm
Sam is sick of the pack n play so we play on the couch for about 10 minutes but he’s grumpy so i try to get him to nap again. I try to put him to sleep rocking on the glider – fail. In the bouncer – fail.

3:30 pm
Sam is hungry again. I give up trying to get him to nap and hope he’ll fall asleep nursing.

3:45 pm
Asleep next to me on the bed after nursing! I start writing this post on my phone while trying to keep Sam asleep.

4:15 pm
He’s awake! We lay in bed for a bit because Sam’s in a good mood then eventually go and change his diaper.

I attempt to put him in the Moby so i can get some things done around the house.
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But he gets sick of it and starts screaming after about five minutes..

4:48 pm
Sam is hungry again. He nurses and starts to fall asleep.

5:03 pm
Back to sleep in the bouncer! Unfortunately Aaron is on his way home and his band has practice at our house at 5:30…

Baby Nursery and some other random house pictures

Still pregnant over here. Still no contractions of any kind at all. I’m starting to wonder if maybe I had some and didn’t even know. Who knows… Those of you who have had real contractions are probably laughing at me right now.

I haven’t done a whole lot today because I woke up still feeling sick. This illness needs to go away. I kind of think it’s my body’s way of forcing me to rest prior to labor. Maybe tomorrow I’ll wake up feeling better and in labor! Hopefully.

I went around the house a few minutes ago taking some pictures of some of the things we’ve acquired for the house recently.

We bought these two GIANT bookshelves from Craigslist and put them in the living room. They’re huge. Like 8 feet tall and 4 feet wide each. We bought the blue cloth bins from Target for the bottom two shelves of each. The books are color coordinated, yes.

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And another shot. Aaron has his record player and records on the left bookcase. The baby bouncy seat and swing are currently just sitting in the living room. I’m not sure where they’ll eventually end up.

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Aaron put the little glass knobs on the two side tables I spray painted and now they’re in the living room. They’re sprayed grey though it looks a little blue in the picture.

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The pack n’ play is all set up in our bedroom.There is a “newborn napper” on top (left side in the picture) but he might just sleep in the actual pack n’ play. We’ll see what he likes.

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The nursery is completely finished now (except for bookshelves that I haven’t bought/ Aaron hasn’t made yet). We bought the recliner from Craigslist. It was brand new. I guess the girl’s grandmother bought it for her and she didn’t like so she sold it. It’s a Lazy Boy and really comfortable. We went with this instead of a glider mainly because the nursery is too small to have a separate footstool. Plus we have a glider in the living room right now. We’ll recline in the nursery and glide in the living room.

Aaron had the lamp which I think his mom bought at a thrift store a long time ago. It was gold and marble and then I spray painted it navy blue. The lamp shade is from Target. The nightstand is from Ikea and it was in our bedroom before we moved it in here. I’m on the look out for two new matching nightstands for our bedroom now.

The blue and white rug is from Overstock. The two picture frames in the background are from Ikea and I made the prints in Powerpoint.

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The dresser is also from Craigslist. It was off white and we wanted white so I spray painted it plain white and sprayed the knobs navy. The blind is from JC Penney. The little bird house is a decoration from my baby shower and the blue frame (with no picture yet) is from a yard sale.

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The crib was a gift from my grandparents. I ordered it from Babies R’ Us. I LOVE it, however the first crib that was delivered had a broken part so they sent us a replacement part that was also broken. The pointy tip of a screw was sticking right out of the top of it. So the third replacement part was good but still, come on, that’s ridiculous. Not sure how I feel about Delta.

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Another picture of the chair.

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And we got this little ship wheel, barometer at an estate sale for $3.

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That about wraps up the nursery. It may not look like a tiny room but it is TINY. I think it’s 8×10 so we fit just about as much stuff as we possibly could in there. We’re happy with it though. It might not ever work for a regular bedroom but it works well for the nursery so far.

New house work continues

It’s Sunday morning, 7:04 AM. Aaron is still asleep. I went to bed around 10 last night so I’m awake.

Last Saturday, Aaron and I found a Lowe’s three miles from our new house which was pretty exciting. We bought the tub for the new bathroom:

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We also got the new sink. We decided to get another pedestal sink (we have one in our current house too) because the new bathroom is pretty tiny. Plus this probably saved us about $300 because all the vanities I found that I liked were $500+. I did make Aaron promise that we would get Carrera marble countertops for the kitchen since we went with the pedestal sink. We’ll see if that pans out.

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Toilet in the back seat. We got the “Devonshire” style toilet and sink.

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We took a second trip to Lowe’s later in the day with Aaron’s dad’s truck and got all of the insulation, cement board, plywood, green board which I think was actually purple, and a bunch of wood for the floor in the bathroom. Aaron is scabbing in extra pieces of wood to make the floor level and to make it stronger.

Here is the hole in the floor where the tub was. The old tub was leaking and leaked into the ceiling below (where the kitchen is) so that part of the drywall needs to be replaced.

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Here is the hole from below in the kitchen. And also a better view of the previous owner’s great paint color choices.

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This weekend, the hole grew:

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We also ordered the new window for the bathroom. We will have one nice window with the grill in between the panes that actually opens. Yes!

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Here is a better picture of the kitchen. We’re not really going to do much to the kitchen at this point except for paint the walls and get new appliances. Down the road, we plan on painting the cabinets white and getting a new countertop and backsplash. Right now, the countertops and backsplash are tile that match the floor. Bad move old owners. There are white tile EVERYWHERE.

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I’m standing in the dining room taking this picture. The dining room is open to the kitchen and then those sliding doors lead out onto the deck which is covered in the back and open on the side. The door in the kitchen leads out to the open part of the deck.

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Aaron, working on the floor in the bathroom. He purchased a new level this weekend and he loves it. LOVES it. We also bought a mailbox and trash can this weekend. Exciting stuff! Apparently the old owner’s took the mailbox with them because there wasn’t one.

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I didn’t spend a ton of time working over there this weekend but I did finish prying all of the trim out of the bedrooms. Here is the master bedroom without any trim. It’s sponge painted a nice orange color… The floors are nice though!

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Here is the second bedroom. This color isn’t so bad.

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Here I am trying to take a picture of the 13 week belly. I’ll have to have Aaron take one today when I’m not wearing multiple layers.

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Here’s the living room where Aaron has two table saws set up. The carpeting will eventually come out. There is oak hardwood underneath but we’re keeping the carpet there to protect it while Aaron is working on the bathroom.

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And lastly, I bought my first maternity item! It’s one of those stretchy bands that you put over your unbuttoned pants so you can wear them longer. I got a black one at Target. It’s pretty comfortable. I tried it out yesterday.

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Today I have to bake cookies for potluck Sunday at church and Aaron has to meet a client for a bit this morning then church this afternoon then probably watching a movie this evening. Have a nice day!

Thanksgiving, some Crafting & some Home Renovations

Good Morning!

Aaron is in bed sleeping and I’m sitting on the couch thinking about what we’re going to do today. I’m thinking we may go and get a Christmas tree and put up a few decorations.

Thanksgiving happened and I did a couple of crafts for it. We had my Aunt, Uncle & cousin over plus Aaron’s parents and brother. Aaron’s dad cooked the turkey and stuffing at our house while we all helped with the rest.

I made “Give Thanks” bundting. I think the appropriate word is bundting though Ecto is underlining it. Then again, Ecto was just underlined also. IMG_7597.JPG

I used adhesive glitter letters from Michael’s, a glue stick, scrapbook paper and kitchen twine. The hardest part of the whole project was making the triangles the right size and shape to fit the circles and the letters. Once I figured that out, it just took a little time to cut and glue everything. I like how it turned out! The pictures aren’t that great because the lighting isn’t good in the dining room and I don’t know how to use the settings on my camera very well. (We also put up curtains in the dining room finally! I ended up buying them at Ikea after one failed attempt at making them myself. I now have quite a few yards of cut up linen…)

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The other little project I did for Thanksgiving was making glittered branches. Aaron and I walked over to the cemetery to gather some branches for this one. We brought them back, I trimmed them a bit then used spray adhesive to spray parts and then sprinkle on the glitter. I ended up putting flowers in mason jars for Thanksgiving and putting a couple of branches in with the flowers. Cheap Thanksgiving decorations! Branches are free! It’s rustic.

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For Christmas, I was thinking of maybe spray painting some branches white then using some white glitter to make them more wintery.

I didn’t take any pictures of the Thanksgiving table unfortunately..not sure why.. but our tablecloth was a bit short with all three leaves in the table so I bought 4 yards of pale green burlap from JoAnn Fabric, folded it in half and used it as a runner on the table. It covered the uncovered ends and burlap is pretty cool and super cheap. It’s also machine washable (which I found out because I spilled gravy all over it).

So that’s what happened Thanksgiving week for the most part. Aaron also started paint stripping and staining ours stairs and he hung new doors in the bathroom and our bedroom. Doors that actually close and aren’t hideously yellowed wood! Yay! We got them both at the ReStore in Edgewood for $10 each. The doorknobs ended up costing more than the doors!

We went shopping for the doors in matching plaid.

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Aaron painted the doors white.

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With doorknobs! (Some painting still needs to be done but we needed to have a bathroom door for Thanksgiving)

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And in developments this week… we made an offer on a house! And then they counter-offered the full asking price 😦 So then we counter-offered back! And now we wait probably until Monday to find out. It’s a foreclosure so we’re waiting to hear back from the bank as opposed to regular sellers.

That’s about it for now… Have a relaxing day!