Friday, March 29, 2013

The Halfway Milestone

 Today I reached a milestone in my pregnancy - 20 weeks, otherwise known as the 1/2 way point. I am literally in awe at how fast things are progressing. When I first found out I was preggers, 9 months (40 weeks, really) seemed like an eternity to have something growing inside of you. Apparently not. 

We find out if "The Peanut" is a BOY or GIRL in 3 days. That's approximately 4,320 minutes or 259,200 seconds, but hey, who's counting?

Stay tuned for the reveal!

"A grand adventure is about to begin" - Winnie the Pooh

Monday, March 18, 2013

Prego Update: 18 Weeks

Just a quick prego update for my friends and followers. I am in my 18th week. Holy crap time flies! I've resorted to calling what is growing inside my uterus as "The Peanut". The Peanut weighs approx 7 ounces and measures about 5 1/2 inches long from head to bum - about the size of a bell pepper. I'm still feeling great - let's hope that continues. I can no longer zip up or button my pants (my sis was right...this came out of nowhere!). Not a huge problem, except for the hours between 9am - 5pm when I must look presentable. I've been wearing a belly band with my regular pants, which has worked fine so far. But my maternity jeans (a la Liz Lange) with elastic waist band and lounge/yoga-type pants have been my best friends lately.

I have felt a few flutters of movement from The Peanut over the past few days. One of the most amazing reminders of the miracle that is growing inside me. I have 2 more weeks to go before the gender ultra sound. Stay tuned! 

"A moment in my tummy...a lifetime in my heart"

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Kitchen Mini-Makeover: Reveal

I will warn you that you may be a bit underwhelmed by our kitchen mini-makeover. Let's just say that we gave our kitchen a few botox injections instead of a full face life. You know what I'm sayin'?


In its original state, our kitchen screamed BLAH. It was a horrible combination of cream/white/yellow. I especially hated the white Formica countertops. Hated. Them. So with some help from our trusted handyman (not the husbo), we upgraded to classic butcher block countertops (courtesy of Ikea)...

We opted to seal them with a product called Waterlox to make them extra durable. We also invested in a new electric range hood. The original one was crusty, rusty and just plain gross. Oh, and that vintage brown eggs sign is courtesy of my parents. They had that in their kitchen in our childhood home. Love it! And check out that awesome curtain that was custom made by my talented Mom. THANKS MOM!

We had our 1960's metal cabinet doors (don't be jealous!)freshly painted white. Ahhh.

The new wall color is light gray. It's Martha Stewart's "cumulus cloud" (we chose to have the color matched in Benjamin Moore paint - per our handyman's suggestion). The ceiling and all the trim were also freshly painted. I can't stop staring, can you? Ha.

Yup, that's it folks. What do you think?


So much better than the BLAH before, right?!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Snow Day Project

I'm technically "working from home" today due to the snow storm hitting the Washington DC area. In between checking emails, snacking (a prego girl has to eat!), and watching all the daytime talk shows that I never get to watch, I tackled this quick project.

I've had this picture frame hanging on the wall for well over a year with no pictures in it. No surprise there :) I couldn't figure out what 3 pictures I wanted to frame. I am the WORST decision maker EVER. I came across this idea on Pinterest and decided to give it a whirl. I found 3 images online and printed them out using my color printer and regular old printer paper. Is this illegal? Probably.

I grew up in the great state of New Jersey (can I get a fist pump?). The husbo grew up in Maryland. And we now reside in Virginia. What do you think?