Wednesday, May 11, 2011

14 more weeks!

That's right! I am 26 weeks pregnant which means only 14 more weeks to go. 99 days to be exact. Weird to think that in less than 100 days, we will parents to TWO children. Holy cow, we are totally grown-ups now.

Check out how big the belly is getting!

Monday, May 2, 2011

My baby has a baby!

Harrison is obsessed with babies. Anytime we see a baby in public or visit a baby, he attacks them. Expecially girl babies! He knows the difference! Here is an example:

He also gets extremely jealous when I am holding someone's baby or even our dogs. He normally is not clingy at all but when my lap is occupied he gets very angry. He climbs in my lap and tries to push the other baby/dog off! Not going to work with a newborn.

I was worried that he would smother his sister once she got here or would spend my entire maternity leave fighting over my lap space, so we bought him his own baby doll.  I wanted him to practice holding a baby and being gentle since he tends to make out with babies for abnormally long time or sometimes even hits them!

Adam was hesitant about buying our son a baby doll but K-Mart had their clearance toys for an extra 50% off so she was only $8. It was easy to talk him into a doll for $8. 

What I didn't expect was for Harrison to fall in love with his baby. He has never been attached to any toy. The first time he does, it's a doll! Oops. She goes everywhere with him! He even gets mad when we are buckling him into his carseat and we have to take her out of his arms for a sec to put his straps on. He's pretty sweet.

I am hoping that when our baby is born, he will be accepting of me holding and nursing a baby all day and he can be content with his baby. I know this is me dreaming but a girl can dream right?

Playroom makeover 2

The playroom is coming together.
I am still trying to stay as close to a $0 budget as possible but unfortunately we had one problem. Remember how we were using the extra gallon of paint from Harrison's nursery? Well, we underestimated how BIG that room is. Our house has weird walls and ceilings upstairs and we didn't realize how much wallspace there was in there. Our one gallon of paint was cheapo stuff from Wal-Mart which means it does not cover well. We (and by we, I mean Adam!) got two coats on and it wasn't looking good.

So off to the store we went. This time we splurged on the fancy paint with primer included. Spring Garden was our final color choice and it covered with one coat! Horray! It's a bit lighter that the original green which helps since there is no windows in the playroom. So much better.

We used the existing storage shelves from the workout/craft room. Hey Mommy still needs her storage too!

Reused rug from office plus leftover foam mats from the workout room...equals a perfect floor to play on!
The room was looking pretty plain and was screaming for some color. It tooks lots of days thinking and searching for ideas online then I ran across this idea. How to fabric wall mural
Perfect right?!?  So off I went to ransack my fabric collection. Luckily Jordan was visiting for the day so I put him to work.

Continuing our use-what-we-have theme, found brown craft paint in the paint box! Awesome.

I tried a few things to attach the leaves to the wall. I wanted something that wouldn't damage the walls but would hold up to little hands too. Elmers glue stick was the winner! Works great and so far no fallen leaves!

Finally some color! Poor Zee the bird still needs her eyes finished... someday, Zee. Someday.

Closeup of the leaves. Adorable, right?

We are almost finished. Give me a few more weeks and I'll be able to share the rest of the room!
Dollars spent so far, $28. Not bad! :)