6.22.2016

Update at 25 Weeks!

The weeks have just been flying by!  Summer is officially here, and thankfully our region hasn't been too unbearably hot.  I've been steadily growing and have gained about 10 lbs at this point, which puts me at a little under 1/2 lb gained per week.  Hopefully that pattern continues, but we shall see.

It's strange for once in my life viewing slow and steady weight GAIN as a good thing.  At first it was a real struggle to wrap my brain around, but once I started getting an obvious baby belly (not just the "is she getting chubby"-stage), I embraced it!  I've been picking lots of fun stripes and other patterns for my maternity clothes as we go too.

At 25 weeks.
I have had no real complaints to speak of, other than occasional sore back and neck depending on how active I am in a day, and increased hunger throughout the day.  Lately, I have been eating closer to four meals a day with a decent sized breakfast and lunch, a medium snack late in the afternoon, and a smaller dinner to keep from feeling too stuffed right before bed.

I've still been using the Happy Herbivore Meal Mentor plans for about two months now, but I'll tell you all about them another day.  All you need to know is, they are the best and this prego lady would not be eating nearly as well without them!

A few weeks ago we had our anatomy ultrasound and found out we are having a boy!  We were both hoping for a boy, so we are thrilled!  After finding out, I got to work like crazy planning the nursery on Pinterest!

Last weekend my parents visited and we got A TON done on the nursery.  Here are a few pictures.

Mom and I painted the nursery over the weekend.  Three walls are the Seaglass, and the window wall is Sonic Silver.


Shopping around we found this fabric shower curtain for $15 at Target that my mom cut in half and sewed into curtains.
We also found a nice curtain rod for $8 at Joann Fabic, and curtain hold backs for $5 at Ross.  Considering the curtains I had liked on Amazon were $45 by themselves, we got a steal!  The green chair will be leaving us in a yard sale soon.  The cute bassinet was from when I was a baby.  We'll be using it in our bedroom for the first month or so.  

My dad made me these fantastic book leaning shelves (idea from Pinterest).  The bottom shelf is smooth so I can put a cup of water and my phone there while sitting with the baby.  The top three shelves used grooved baseboard planks so that they would perfectly hold leaning books.  We don't have any baby books yet, so Kevin brought up some comics to fill the space.  The glider we got for a great deal at a yard sale for $40!

My dad helped me make this tree branch shadow box (idea from Pinterest).  After this picture we had touched up the white outer box.  You can see it finished in the photo above.  We had the outer box wood leftover from another project and we got the branches from the woodsy area by my house, they had already been cut down.

The changing table was a find from a friend's neighbor who was trying to get rid of it for $20.
The storage bins were a present from my parents from Target. 

Another view of the bookshelves and rocking chair.

Kevin and I found this cute definition at a market vendor in Portland that had painted it on reclaimed wood (wanting $40 for it!).  I took the lettering and embroidered it on a burlap frame I had used a long time ago to hang my earrings on.


My mom also helped me to put some adorable owl buttons on a cardigan I finished knitting a few months ago.

 In the end, everything is coming along, but I still feel like there are so many more little projects I want to do!  Our summer is quickly filling up with traveling and plans so I'm sad to say it will probably go by quickly.  One day at a time till we get to meet our little boy. :)

Health and Happiness,

Amy