Friday, June 21, 2013

Greatest Husband

I just wanted to get this out in the open...I have the greatest husband ever! Never thought I would be so lucky in getting such a great guy. Lately (ok the entire time I've been pregnant) I have been crazy hormonal. One minute I'm fine the next I'm bawling my eyes out or raging mad. Yet through all of this Michael remains so patient and understanding. How he does it I have no idea. The mood swings have been getting worse recently and just the littlest thing will set me off. It's crazy. I'll be talking to a great friend and they'll say just one thing not even mean and in my head I'll go crazy mad but hold it in. Then once Michael gets home or I get a chance to talk to him he gets an earful. He knows that all I need is for him to just sit there and listen and let me get it all out. Isn't he great? He gives me hugs when I need them and apologizes if the littlest thing makes me cry, even when he has every right to sit there and wonder why I'm crying. I feel so blessed to be married to him. I think he is going to make such a wonderful father. Love him so much! :)

Saturday, June 15, 2013

The Makings of a Nursery

Ever since we found out we were having a boy I've been busy planning the nursery. It's been kind of fun too :) . The first thing on my list was painting. Now its been 10+ years since I've even had a hand in helping to paint a room (and I didn't even really do much), so first I needed to do my research on painting a room. I'm kind of a perfectionist (as is Michael) so I wanted to make sure I got it right. Next was choosing the color and getting the paint. I decided on a light gray color. I loved the neutral color of it and how it could easily grow with our little guy. During my scouring of Pinterest for ideas on the nursery I kept seeing striped accent walls and I immediately fell in love. I was a little worried about how hard it would be to do, but it turned out to be fairly easy. So here is the finished product:

My dear sweet husband helped out with the accent wall. He measured out the stripes and then taped them out so all I had to do was paint them, so it made my job quick and easy. My sister was visiting this past weekend so she helped paint the rest of the room. I really love how it all turned out! Now it just needs furniture.

We have one piece of furniture bought already for the nursery. We decided that instead of getting a glider to put in the nursery we would get a futon instead. That way it can double as a place for me to sit and nurse but also as extra sleeping place when we have company. I ended up finding the perfect one too. I saw it on craigslist and it was perfect!

When I saw that it had a blue mattress it was a match made in heaven (ha!). It's currently sitting in the living to act as extra seating, and then when it gets closer to the due date Michael will move it up stairs.