25 Weeks with baby #3...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Maternity Clothes? All maternity at this point

Stretch Marks? Still no new ones

Sleep? Still sleeping great.

Movement? Moving TONS! 

Cravings? Hot Chocolate

Gender? Boy

Belly Button In or Out? Out

Symptoms: Belly getting big, mild heartburn and sciatica 

Best moment of the week? Starting to feel body parts thru my belly! I'm still not sure of what I am feeling but love when he pops out.

What I am looking forward to: Next countdown is our next ultrasound... February 13th

Fireplace Make Over Phase 2

Monday, January 26, 2015

Let me first off say I am SO thankful to own a home with my sweet hubby and SO thankful to have a home with a fireplace. Any complaining I even do is SO a first world problem that really doesn't matter but as far as home design goes, I do not like our fireplace:) So... we have an ugly fireplace. It's cheap and blocky and just not too attractive. If money were no option I would rip it out, and build something more substantial and build it all the way up our tall ceilings. I dislike the shape of the fireplace and dislike the small and cheap mantel but I have had to work on a tight budget, making it as attractive as I can, working with what we have :) 

I'm calling this phase 2 because phase three would be to complete the mantel decor. 

So here is what our fireplace looked like before we moved in...

Here it was in the middle of getting things together.... 
I have moved the horse head somewhere else and we still have the TV mounted on the wall above the fireplace. We got the TV when we were engaged, back in 2007, so its pretty thick and outdated at this point, but it works fine so we cant justify it with something pretty and thin just yet.

Normally, I love natural brick, but just didn't like the tone of this brick, and didn't like the layout or shape, so I figured painting it would mask some of that. I didn't know if I wanted to white wash, or paint solid, I figured if I did not care for the white wash I could always paint it, but if I did not like the paint, I couldn't go back to white washing. White washing was SO easy. It was one part paint and one part water and you literally just paint it on. I would recommend starting off conservative with the paint, and if you want a fuller coverage, you can always add more. Having the paint pretty watery really allows the brick to show through the paint. Here is the finished brick....

My parents, who built a new house last year, were getting rid of their old Southern Living fireplace screen and gave it to me in hopes of helping our sad fireplace out a bit. I like it because I don't really have to accessorize or style the bottom ledge of my fireplace now, and its just a really awkward space that no matter what I put on there, I felt it looked weird.  

 Phase three will be styling the mantle, so I will be sure to keep you up to date with that :) Its always frustrating yet fun to always have projects to work on in your home. 

Duck Watching

Sunday, January 25, 2015

We had a lovely spring like day here in Dallas. It was so lovely out, that we decided to take a little field trip down to the park right down the road from our house. The sun was setting and we had the best time watching ducks in the park's pond. There were some steps that lead into the water and the twins had the best time just sitting down on them and watching the ducks, move, bathe and make noises. It was a night I was hoping to burn into my memory forever. Watching their sweet faces discover God's creation and a night, like most I felt like I needed to be pinched. HOW has he been SO GOOD to me. I love Luke, Jack Henry and Hadley with my whole heart. 

24 Weeks with baby #3...

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Okay so the chalkboards are becoming less and less artsy and more and more pathetic but its hard to find time to spend on weekly chalkboards, so I literally throw them together in 2 minutes and I get what I get :) This week I am starting to physically really feel pregnant. I am feeling big and my belly is getting very big and I am starting to get tired if I'm up and about too much. All of these "discomforts" are beautiful though and I TREASURE every one of them. I am so blessed to have a wonderful husband who has been so wonderful and is really starting to wait on me. Bless him, I still have 15 weeks to go. I feel great and just SO enjoying this pregnancy, it is such a blessing to our family. Luke and I seem to daily look at the twins and say HOW did we become so blessed? And to know another precious one is on the way! Wow, my heart is overwhelmed. Luke is planning what he likes to call "babymoon 2.0" It will be a 4 or 5 day getaway, with children this time (not quite the same as our Nashville babymoon which you can see here) but it will be such a special time soaking in our family of 4 before we become a family of 5. I can't wait. It is hard to believe my body will keep growing over the next 15ish weeks (Lord willing) when I already feel so big but I can't wait to see what the Lord has for me in this. I am so thankful.

Maternity Clothes? All maternity cloths.  

Stretch Marks? Still no new ones.

Sleep? Still sleeping well.

Movement? Moving TONS! 

Cravings? I made a hot chocolate this week that really hit the spot!

Gender? Boy

Belly Button In or Out? Out

Symptoms: Belly is getting big. Sciatic pain and heartburn have both calmed down this week.

Best moment of the week? Another healthy ultrasound.

What I am looking forward to: Babymoon 2.0

23 weeks with baby #3...

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

I am feeling great and just loving every minute of this pregnancy (even the first 16 fairly yucky weeks) Baby boy is moving SO much and love feeling his strong kicks all the time. 
23 weeks with baby boy #3

23 weeks with the twins

Maternity Clothes? Mostly all maternity cloths. 

Stretch Marks? Still nothing new.

Sleep? Continuing to sleep really soundly. In fact, this whole 2nd trimester I haven't had to get up in the night to pee like I did so often in the first trimester. 

Movement? Tons of awesome kicks and am starting to be able to see it on the outside of my belly.

Cravings? I am a boring pregnancy craving girl, still nothing specifically. 

Gender? Boy

Belly Button In or Out? Out

Symptoms: Sciatic pain in my right side and it seems as if the heart burn has slowed down!

Best moment of the week? Letting Hadley feel him move :)

What I am looking forward to: My 24 week appointment on Friday, hoping to get some good ultrasound pics. 

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