Saturday, October 29, 2011

In My Room: Nursery Progress and a Bump Photo!

Today officially marks the beginning of my third trimester! Yay!

In celebration, I thought I'd share some progress photographs of the work that Husband has done in our nursery.

To be clear, Husband is not a handy person. He'd be the first to admit that. I had my heart set on wainscoting and after checking a few books out of the library and speaking with an associate at our local home repair store, Husband seemed pretty convinced that he could install it himself.

And to my total delight, he did an amazing job!

Here's a shot of what the room looked like beforehand: all bland and wainscoting-less. Terrible!

But after Husband putting in a weekend of work wainscoting and Sister-in-Law coming over the following weekend to assist with painting, look at the lovely after photo!

I'm so pleased with the way it turned out. There are a few bald spots that Husband needs to touch up with paint, but otherwise the room is ready for furniture (which unfortunately is not going to show up until around Thanksgiving, even though we ordered it over Labor Day weekend. Good thing we're major planners and ordered so early!)

Because I couldn't wait to get my decorating on, I asked Husband to install the Roman Shades and valances I had purchased so the room would feel more "homey". Even though window covering-installation has been the bane of our existence in this house, he did a great job and even hung up/fluffed out the valances for me!

Obviously we're going to have to get something to wrap the long cords around, but the window came out exactly how I imagined it! I can't wait for the room to start filling up with more stuff!

And because in my last post, I was complaining about not having a baby bump yet, I thought I'd share a photo (from two weeks ago) because I have seriously "popped". Overnight I went from, "Hm she must have had a big lunch," to "Holy moly, she's having a baby!" Clearly I'm very pleased because now I can eat a big lunch and people don't think I'm a piggy, they are well aware that I'm eating for two! Sadly, I wasn't feeling my greatest when this photo was taken, I'd been hunched over all evening in an uncomfortable chair and was experiencing wicked round ligament pain! Ouchers!

And if anyone is interested, the leggings are from Old Navy (available here) and the tunic is from JCPenney (available in stores only) (their respective maternity collections).

I'll try to post again with more nursery updates and bump photos, but I have to be honest, this pregnancy business is wearing me out. I go to work, get home and then almost immediately get into bed! I guess I should enjoy my sleep now before this little guy arrives in January!

Speaking of January, it's snowing outside right now so stay warm everyone!

Happy Saturday! And Happy Third Trimester to me!!!!


  1. Oh my gosh, this is so exciting!! I love the way the nursery turned out. It's hard to believe you're in your third trimester already. This time is just flying by!

  2. YAY YAY YAY!! So happy for you. The room looks awesome! Wainscoting does SUCH an amazing change for a room. Congrats!

  3. Eeee! You look so amazing! I can't believe you're that far along. I love the green walls. Need that paint in my life.
    Hope you're sticking around!

  4. OMG!!! Its been so long since Ive seen you!!! COngrats on your wonderful baby news!! I was with you through all the get pregnant very happy for you!! You look fantastic!!!

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  5. so cute! (the room AND the Mama, that is!!) you look so pretty with your baby bump!!! i'm glad it finally "popped" lol :)

  6. You look so cute!!! I love the nursery and it is so cute!! I love the safari theme that is what I did for my son's nursery! I am so happy for you two!

  7. You look wonderful. Enjoy the last trimester:)

  8. You look great and the nursery is so nice! Baby is one lucky baby to be soooo wanted :)