(COPYING) this from a blog I read regularly (La Buena Vida)
(TIRED) from painting my office all weekend- I forget how much I dislike painting until I do it. It took me all weekend to get two coats on and I still have to paint the closet. Sigh. I also had the windows open and it was at least 95 degrees here all weekend- so hot. I wore a mask on top of having the windows open to protect against fumes, which made things extra warm. Then I looked more closely at the paint can and realized it was zero VOC. Whoops, oh well. Better safe(r) than sorry right?
(IN LOVE) with my new office color- it went from a blue that very honestly looked purple most of the time (and clashed with the rest of the house colors) to a very pretty tan/grey color that I love so much more already. New carpet goes in next Monday and you can be certain that I will post photos. I’m also planning on some new curtains, a different arrangement and a new office chair. Wheeee!
(APPREHENSIVE) about the results of our quad screen. The results show I have an elevated risk of having a child with Down Syndrome- my risk ratio is 1:225 (the cutoff is 1:250 for high risk). I’ve been reassured that this is just a screening, and the test has a 20% false positive rate, but I’m still nervous about the possibility of something being really wrong. I had a missed miscarriage last year, and the odds of that are as low as 1:5, so I guess I’m just afraid of always being the “1” in the scenario.
(EXCITED) that the upside to the not so great quad screen news is that we are scheduled for a level II ultrasound this Weds, June 27th. Which means…we get to see the baby over a week early!! And if it cooperates, we will get to find out the sex early as well. Think happy baby thoughts for us that we will see a healthy baby on Wednesday morning.
(CONFUSED) that my baby bump is bigger during the day than first thing in the morning. Seriously, I wake up in the morning and I hardly look pregnant. Then once lunch time rolls around- bam:
|18 weeks 2 days in this shot- apologies for the terrible bathroom photo..yeesh.|
Happy Monday y’all…
I’m going to make an attempt at starting a new (for my blog) tradition- a few blogs I follow do this and I like it. So here goes nothing- enjoy the randomness that is floating around in my brain right now!!
Happy Monday everyone!!
So I mentioned we had a big project going on behind the scenes here- and I suppose it’s about time to let the cat out of the bag. I’m going to need your opinions on this project though, so please leave a comment and help us out:
|Neither of these bumps are real- we had help from one of those foam baby bellies!|
How many of you thought that this was the big project?? We find out the gender July 5th- so please cast your vote- are you on team pink or blue?!?
The details- I’m almost 18 weeks along and due 11/21/12 (a turkey baby!!) I’m going to try and not make this a pregnancy blog (I’ve been really bad about taking weekly photos or writing down anything during the past 17 weeks- I was REALLY sick for most of my first trimester) but I will probably post some photos of nursery progress. Right now it looks like this:
We’re getting new carpet in our downstairs bedrooms so everything is living upstairs currently. Before everything moved upstairs I was working on a project for the nursery- it’s actually almost finished so I’ll show you a sneak peek now:
Thanks for reading and I look forward to your votes!!!
So I’m not quite ready to reveal the big project going on around here…and aside from that we don’t have much else going on that’s picture worthy so this is going to be a little bit of a random post, but that’s OK right?
A couple of weeks ago I had a birthday. And it was the big one (well, one of the big ones). That’s right- 30! When my family asked what I wanted for my birthday, I mentioned a new camera. I felt like my little point and shoot just wasn’t quite cutting it, especially for indoor photos. We were lucky enough to meet up with family in Oregon a few weeks ago and my birthday wish was granted!! I’ve been getting to know my new toy for a few weeks now and I wanted to share with y’all what it can do (and how much better it does it than my point and shoot). *PS* These photos are straight out of the camera- no editing. Promise. I’m too lazy to do anything but upload them!
First- my sister’s cat Chili (just because I love a good animal photo):
Then here comes the randomness- a few shots of a room that I can NEVER get a good photo of because there’s not much natural light:
The crayon art I did awhile back:
A pretty true to color photo of the upstairs bathroom (see, told you it was random):
And a peek at a small-ish project that we’re doing soon (which means one of our bedroom is a disaster right now):
Wonder what kind of camera I used for the photos? Check it out here:
This concludes my random post- I hope you enjoyed it!!
So if you look to the left on my blog, you’ll see a new addition:
My very own blog button!! So go ahead and grab it if you’d like- the code is underneath the button on the right. And…check it out. My button is live at Suburbs Mama! Woot!