This is the ultrasound that we have been waiting for, the one that will tell us about the placenta previa or the low lying placenta. Plus, we got a couple more cute images of our little girl!
Here's a nice profile of her ...
We've been on the lookout for a long and low dresser that would double as a changing table for the nursery and I found one on Facebook Marketplace (think Craigslist, but on Facebook). It was a steal at $75 and was just dying for a new life. This is what we did with it.
John and I met Sierra out at my family's farm for our maternity session. Be prepared for some stellar photos, all taken by SierraStorm Photography and then I had the opportunity to edit the images myself.
I got a new lens yesterday and was dying to use it and since Peanut isn't here yet, Kona and Coal are my subjects. So be ready for some puppy-dog cuteness!
First up is miss Kona. I just love her big brown eyes and how they match our hardwood floors.
This week we're having maternity photographs taken by SierraStorm Photography and in preparation for the fun, I'm creating a faux flower crown!
I thought that you might be interested in how I created this little masterpiece, keep on reading if you want to learn more!
There's many things that are going into our nursery, like a crib and of course daddy has to put it together! This crib is from IKEA, called Gulliver and the mattress is from IKEA, also. The combo was only $139! Totally affordable!
I found a couple other items at IKEA and some from Facebook Marketplace (like Craigslist, but on Facebook).
With Peanut on the way in a couple months, and the master bedroom finally painted and us moved in there, we are ready to start the nursery!
When we first bought our house (nearly two years ago), we decided that we were going to get ourselves a queen sized bed, so there was no point in putting our full sized bed in the master bedroom. Fast forward a couple years, we got a queen bed and it didn't agree with my back, so we returned it. We have been living in the middle bedroom in our full sized bed for the majority of the time.
Here's the middle room, the purple room, from after we cleaned it out. It's not the largest room, but it fit our full sized bed, two end tables, a wing chair and our laundry hamper, plus room for the dogs to sleep at the foot of the bed.
We're over half way to meet our little girl! We learned a couple new things this week.
This is our master bedroom the first morning after closing on our first house. We threw our air mattress, some sheets, a blanket, and pillows in our rig before going in to sign all the paperwork. And on the way from Portland to Salem, I was on the phone with the garbage, electricity, natural gas, and water companies to get everything switched into our names.
And now, after nearly two years, we finally get to paint the room and really make it ours!
We decided to do a gender reveal party for our little Peanut. The card that the ultrasound tech marked went straight into a seal envelope and to my cousin's girlfriend who makes fantastic cakes! And I made some cute chalkboard signs to celebrate the occasion.
This is the sign you saw on our front door when you arrived for our gender reveal party. I made this sign from scratch with a wood rounder I got from my local craft store, chalkboard spray paint (and tape to preserve the edges), and an assortment of colored chalk markers.