Thursday, May 17, 2012

Nesting Time!!

With 18 weeks to go, until little O’Donohue arrives my nesting hormones have kicked into high gear! It’s not just about the nursery, but the whole house. Paul has been supportive about helping me clean out, but for some odd reason, I now want to re-do our entire house. Add new curtains and a rug downstairs, new bedding, new chair and window treatments for the master bedroom, re-cover the sofa and chairs in the loft, and re-do the entire guest bedroom…this doesn’t even count the closets, laundry room or the NURSERY!

We started with step one of re-arranging all of our kitchen cabinets and throwing out a ton of stuff! I was amazed at how much I love the new functionality of my kitchen! Something so minor brings such joy…I know I am crazy!

Next on the cleaning phase is pulling everything out of the nursery and only putting items back into the room that will go there! Hopefully we can tackle this escapade this weekend! Along with me picking out a crib!

That leads me into the nursery. I have found a couple of photos online via Pintrest of nursery’s I like…but I am having a hard time deciding on a crib! Do we go with a crib that converts into a toddler bed, or one that converts into a full? So many questions! Below are a the four cribs I am in love with. I have to hurry up and make up my mind, they can take up to 8-10 weeks to make.

Alexander by Bellini
Young America

Imperio by Romina
Imperio By Romina - Stationary Crib

Nursery Theme


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It's a Boy!

We are so excited! We are having a BOY!
Two week ago we had our anatomy scan. I was so excited that I could barely sleep. I swear I was up every two hours…tossing and turning. For some reason, knowing the gender of our baby made my pregnancy real.

Paul and I had joked about what we were having. Our friends loved the thought that it would be a little girl, so Paul would be broke for the rest of his life. I too thought maybe I was carrying a girl, because I was so sick during the first trimester. I then read, that when the back of your hands are dry it means you are carrying a boy. The way we looked at it we had a 50 50 chance of one or the other. We didn’t care what was between its legs; we just want a healthy, happy baby.

The big day came and I was so excited. I work up early and laid in bed praying and thinking about our child and how our lives were changing forever. When we walked into the ultra sound room, I looked and Paul and smiled. He was so excited he could barely sit down! Right off the bats the nurse pointed at the screen, there is your little boy! I thought Paul was going to jump for joy. The nurse was amazing walking us through the entire scan, checking his spine, heart, brain, kidneys, legs, arms and feet. We could even spot his little cerebellum developing. He was healthy and a big little boy, already measuring a week ahead of schedule based on his weight.

That Friday we had planned to have our family and some friends down to have a party to reveal the gender. It was great getting to celebrate this special time with our family and friends. Both our moms tried their hardest to get us to spill the news, but we made it!

Below is the video from the big announcement and photos from the scan.