May 17, 2011

6 months

Yesterday marked 24 weeks along in my pregnancy with Lincoln. Wow - 6 months already - it's starting to fly by now and that's exciting!

I am really enjoying putting Lincoln's nursery together - it's been so fun. I ended up returning that elephant bedding. Once I took it out of the box the colors were completely different then the picture online and I didn't like it - especially with the black crib. The good news is I found an adorable Pottery Barn Kids bedding set on Ebay that I loved even more. It is used but in great condition and most importantly, it was affordable :) I could never buy bedding from PBK brand new - too expensive for my budget! Anyhow, it arrived yesterday and I anxiously opened the box, set it up and it is perfect. It's way cute. It's a transportation theme and looks beautiful with his crib. I just love it! It's a retired line but I was able to find some matching art to go with it on Ebay also so those are on the way also. Yay!

I also sanded, primed and painted the dresser last week and it turned out great. Not perfect, but for my first real project I have to say I am quite proud of myself. It looks like a completely different piece of furniture. I decided to paint the whole dresser black - the top included. I'm glad I did - it really looks nice and I love the antique look and character feel it has - what a great find! I was planning on buying new drawer knobs for the dresser and got overly excited when I found some hand painted knobs on Etsy that match the PBK bedding I bought. They are on the way and I think will make the dresser that much more unique and special.

Also, we decided we want to paint the room. We are going with a light yellow color and I think it will look really nice. A neighbor of ours from our last place (who also goes to our church) offered to paint our family room for us as a housewarming gift. Super nice of him. We finally chose a paint color and bought it this past week and he's coming on Friday to paint for us. I had asked him a question about the nursery and he said he'll paint the nursery for us too. Wow - what a blessing! All we have to do is buy the paint and he's doing the rest - so nice of him. So, all the painting fun begins this Friday morning - not sure if it will all be finished that day or not - we'll see.

I can't wait for Lincoln's room to be painted and for all the finally touches to be done. I'll be sure and take photos once it's complete and post them.

Speaking of photos, a friend of mine is having her baby boy very soon and I let her borrow my camera for hospital pics. So, I've been without my camera for a week or so and probably will be for the next week so forgive me for not posting pictures. I did however have Jeremy take my 24 week baby bump picture with his phone this morning. While the quality doesn't compare to my camera, it will have to do :)

Baby is now the size of a papaya and able to hear noise from down in the womb. Such a miracle new life is! Lincoln is active and kicks and moves a lot - I love it :)

I had my glucose test done this morning and should have the results tomorrow. Hopefully this pregnancy is no different than the last ones and the results are negative for gestational diabetes. It's something that is common in pregnancy but hopefully I won't have to worry about that.

The kids are doing great. They are both back to being completely healthy and happy. They sure are so silly and make us laugh daily. Jeremy and I often wonder (ok, we joke not wonder) where they came from....with their silly personalities and strong willed natures. We were both pretty quiet, laid back, passive we just find it funny they both have such strong personalities. I love it though - I tell Jeremy our house will be full of lots of fun and laughter as they continue to grow - lots of fun memories in our future :) I can't wait to see what our little Lincoln will be like. I told Jeremy he'll probably just watch his older brother and sister and follow in their footsteps. Silly, strong willed, happy and I'll probably find all 3 of them hiding behind the bathroom door sneaking ice cream before I know it. Ha!

On another note, my hubby and I have a date tonight :) We re-scheduled it for tonight after canceling a week or so ago so I'm looking forward to it. A girl I know from church that has watched the kids twice before (although it's been a long time) is coming to babysit. I hope the kids do well with her and have fun. She's amazing - I'm just one of those moms that miss my kids after being away from them for 2 hours and don't like to leave them, really I hope I do ok! Ha! We don't leave the kids often but it's important to have time alone together - for our marriage - so I've been stepping out of my comfort zone a bit and seeking out some great babysitters. It's good for us and good for the kids. So, dinner and a movie is planned for tonight and I'm looking forward to some time alone with my hubby of 7.5 years :)

I hope you all are well. I'll be sure and post photos soon when I can of our newly painted family room, Lincoln's room, the kids and then of course my friend's new baby boy once he arrives. I plan on bringing my SD card up to the hospital once we go visit so I can throw it in my camera and get a few photos for myself :)

Much love to you all,
Momma Keri

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