Saturday, April 28, 2012

30 weeks already?!

For some reason, thirty weeks sounds so much farther along to me than twenty-nine weeks!  Here's my 30-week baby bump... 
And last night Aunt Lynne brought us some Dr. Seuss books for Davis so now the bookshelves don't look quite as naked!  
I love kids books.  Thanks so much Lynne!!  :)

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Building built -in bookshelves!!

For my birthday, I told Aaron & my dad that I would really love built-in bookshelves and a toy box / window seat in the nursery.  Well, they must really love me (and Davis!) because they built them and I am completely in love with them!!  :)  They are going to add a lot of storage to the room & I think they look amazing!  They also added crown molding to the ceiling (not an easy task!), which was an added bonus that I wasn't expecting.  
This was my inspiration that I found on the internet.  So pretty!
And this was a sketch that Laura drew up for us at Home Depot.
Once we had the plans, Aaron & Dad did the building & I got to work (with some a lot of help) on the painting.
This was the room before.  It was definitely my least favorite
room in our house because it just got all the left-overs and there
was nothing special about it, so I wasn't too upset to see it go. 
So we cleared it out & got to painting!
The color we went with was Stonington Gray (HC-170).  It was a
Benjamin Moore color but we had it matched at Home Depot in the
Behr Zero VOC paint.  I love it!  I've tried to do gray paint before
and ended up with blue-ish gray.  But this is exactly what I wanted! 
Then Aaron & Dad got to cutting...
...and building.  This was the frame that everything went on top of.
Then we added kitchen wall cabinets to the bottoms for the cabinets
under the bookshelves.  We got these oak cabinets from Home Depot.
Working on the toy boxes.
The base is done!
Then we got Jake Landreth to move the 2 electrical outlets
and cable line that were behind the new bookshelves.
If you need an electrician, Jake's great!  :) 
Then they got to work on the actual shelves.
Mom was cheerleading.  :)  And she cooked lots of dinners for us!
Putting the shelves in place on top of the cabinets!
Starting to look like my bookshelves!
Aaron Lee helped me paint the molding. 
I wasn't actually expecting them to put up crown molding,
so this made me really excited!!  
Then they had to put edging on all the fronts to make it look better.
I'm one lucky lady & Davis is one lucky baby!
Then Aaron caulked... 
And helped me with a coat of Kilz primer.
We took the doors off to paint them too.
My wonderful paint crew painted with me.  :)
It took 2 coats of white (semi-gloss) paint after the Kilz. 
Putting the doors back on! 
Here are the toy boxes / window seats.
Hello crown molding.  :)
I love, love, love them & can't wait to fill them up with kids books!!  :)
The next nursery project involves a lot of sewing.  My mom & I are planning to sew some throw pillows, cushions for the window seat (above the toy boxes), a crib bumper, & a crib skirt. We'll see how that goes.  :)
Here are some of our fabrics.  
Thanks Aaron & Dad for all the time & energy you guys spent building the bookshelves & toy boxes for me!!  Hopefully Davis won't learn how to climb up them anytime soon...  :)  

Update: To see what the bookshelves look like full of books and decorations, click here

Sunday, April 22, 2012

29 weeks!!

Here's Davis's bump at 29 weeks...  
No, I'm not actually over 6 feet tall.
This week a friend of mine from high school, Jessica Middlebrook, gave us tons of baby boy clothes for 0-3 months from her little boys!  Little clothes and shoes are my favorites.  :)  Thanks Jessica!
Seriously, a ton of clothes.
Davis will be well dressed at least until he's 3+ months old! 
And this is what my mantle looks like right now.  :)
We also got a lot of nursery projects done this weekend... I'll put up some pictures soon!  :)

Sunday, April 15, 2012

28 weeks... Hello Third Trimester!

I can't believe we're already in the third trimester.  It feels like this pregnancy is starting to fly by!  We've still got a lot to do before Davis gets here but we're finally getting things checked off our to-do list.  :)
The bump was hiding under my dress...
oh, there it is!  
Last week while we were in Florida, Davis was extra wiggly one night.  He was pushed up against one side of my stomach so we would poke on that spot and he would kick us back.  Who knows, he might not have enjoyed all the poking... but it felt like he was playing with us & we enjoyed it!  :)