October 27, 2011

19 weeks

October 20, 2011

The good, the bad, and the uh-oh!

Here's the good-

18 weeks. Baby's heartbeat is right at 150.  Everything looks good so far. I also got my flu shot today.

Here's the bad-

That's an awesome bruise right? This is from about a week ago when I was mowing the grass. Something shot out and hit me right in the leg. It hurt so bad. 
And now the much anticipated uh-oh-

I was upstairs getting laundry and checking my email, and Marley yells up. " Mom I don't want my curl anymore" I instantly knew what she had done. Came downstairs and she had cut off all but an inch of her bangs. I cried, she cried, and Mike yelled. I trimmed them up a little so she didn't look so weird, but it's still not great. 

October 19, 2011

More blinds!

Once I hung up the one set of blinds, I had to do it to all our big windows.

This is our bigger window in our living room.  

Smaller window in living room 

Both windows. See that sun is harsh, but makes it so warm in there on cold sunny days. 

Dining room window.  
My next goal is all the smaller windows, but I have to wait for them to go on sale again. I ended up getting all three sets of blinds for around $50.

And here's a fun picture for you. Marley was pretending to be a puppy. Zeus looks HUGE!

Fixer Upper

We got a jump start on the upstairs bathroom this week since it's been rainy and Mike's been off work.  Normally the bathroom upstairs has about 10 boxes of Marley's old clothes in there. I sell them online (Tiny Monkey Resale )  So the first step was taking all those out of there.  Next we took out the toilet and the nasty old paneling that was in there.

As you can tell this bathroom is right off the "hallway" that leads to our bedroom.                                                               There is no door. Who needs privacy anyways?! 

This picture shows it the best. The ceiling of the bathroom is slanted. So if you're taller than me at a whopping 5ft 5 inches and you stand near the toilet, you will hit your head on the ceiling.  We can't really fix that, which is why it's perfect for 3 foot tall Marley. 

Then we made a trip to Menard's for all the supplies we would need. Since this will eventually be Marley and Corn Tuck a Tuck's bathroom, we let Marley pick out the color. She picked shocking green. Which is NEON GREEN!  We have some wood/laminate flooring already that was given to us, so we're going to use that.  And where the paneling was we are putting some more paneling, but it looks like white tile so it's a major improvement over the wood.  We also had to get 2 pieces of drywall to finish the wall in the "hallway" and some other necessities.  We ended up spending $100.75.  Not to shabby for a bathroom remodel.  So in true Mike fashion, we got home around 9pm from Menard's and went to work.  We are maybe halfway done as of right now. For a 25 sq. foot bathroom we sure are taking our sweet time.

Mike hanging the "tile" paneling. 

Our hallway wall.  Exciting huh? 
We should be done soon. Then we'll move onto the big switch a roo of our rooms. One day Marley will be so excited to be upstairs and other days she'll say she doesn't want a new room.  Silly child.

October 14, 2011

17 weeks

Time is going by SO FAST! I seriously didn't even realize I was 17 weeks until facebook posted my weekly update.  I have my next dr. appt on the 20th so I'll post more of an update then.

Add on to house post

I decided I wanted to get rid of my curtains in my living room. With three cats and a giant dog always looking out the window the curtains were becoming a pain. The sun shines right in the window and can make it really hot in there if the curtains are open (which they usually end up being) So here's what I did...

Ugly curtains on cheap curtain rod. Usually the cats would knock it down. 

On sale at Menard's for $18

OHHH AHHHH!!! Much better. 
After I finished putting up the blinds, I noticed him. Doesn't he look comfy?! 

October 10, 2011

Our house

We bought this house in July of 2008. 
I just wanted to share some photos of our house. We've owned the house for three years, but we didn't move in until Nov. 2008 because there were lots of renovations to make.  We are currently still working on stuff and our newest renovation will be the upstairs unfinished attic space.  Right now the house is 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. We are going to finish the upstairs and add another bedroom.  (More on that later) Enjoy the before and after photos!

The four squares are a fireplace heating system.  In the far right picture we removed two of the vents and hid the remaining two. We also painted the surround and got a new mantle.

We took out the window. It was weird because it was behind the stairs.  We also took out the wall where the fridge is in the first picture.  
We put in a new tub surround, shower head, and new vanity (not shown) 
On the left is how our upstairs looks now. On the right is our plan for before the baby comes. We will be moving into Marley's current room.  (Mike told me these are not right at all and it won't look like this since it's not to scale, but I had fun making them)
Here are a couple more pictures of some small improvements I've been doing around the house.

Got all 3 plants for $15
Added some landscaping to the front. I'm not done, but being 4 months pregnant kind of limits what I can do.
I painted all the frames black, then hung then on the wall near our stairs.  

Most have pictures of Marley, but some of her artwork is also on display here.

The top left picture is me when I was a baby. The frame for the long picture on the right is broken, OOPS!

October 8, 2011

Crazy Zeus

Zeus is our 14 month old 85 lb. puppy.  He is CRAZY!!  Last Friday Zeus got neutered. I just wanted to share some pictures from after we brought him home because for about 12 hours he wasn't crazy. For the first hour that we got him home he just stood in the middle of the living room staring at us.  The vet's instructions were to keep him calm for 7-10 days. When she told me this I just laughed.  We were able to keep him calm for maybe 3 days.  He's doing great now and acting like nothing happened. 

The cone lasted about 5 days. He ran into everything including us so it had to go.

16 weeks