Monday, February 28, 2011

I'm in love...

Little Desmond was born at 3:46am on Friday, February 18th and I am smitten.

Brief overview:
My water broke at work on Thursday morning at about 10am (no worries, no embarrassing waterfall or ensuing puddles).
I walked to lunch with co-workers and had a nice hearty hamburger and fries in an effort to be sustained through labor (after responsibly checking in with the hospital labor and delivery triage of course).
Curt came and we went to the hospital after lunch.
...and I walked and walked and walked...
around the hospital in a gown to get contractions going.

I was at a 4 at 10:00pm
6 at midnight
8 at 1:00am
10 at 1:30am

But then the baby was turned a little funny so I got to push for almost two and a half hours.
Did I mention I didn't get an epidural? by choice?
I was so happy that that worked out.

Curt was great through the entire thing.  I almost squeezed his hands off I'm sure.

He was 8 pounds 5 ounces and 20 inches long.

And he's here, and adorable, and I love him.

...and I attempt to kiss his cheeks off daily.
Life is good.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


Hmmm, I find myself with many projects that I want to show you, but darn it all, I've gotten them to the 85-95% done stage and then -oops- I hit the phase of pregnancy where even rolling myself out of bed is a little bit challenging.

The good news is that I'm at 39 weeks.
39 out of 40.
Wow, this thing is getting close.

So, I'll give you some teasers of what I have been doing, but know that I fully intend on doing a post on each project once 100% complete and cleaned up.

  • Well, our piano room was actually meant to be a dining room.  As such it had a hanging light fixture that Curt had to be really careful not to run into as he was walking around...he was not always successful in his efforts.  Not ideal.  And then an epiphany happened..."hey, we have vaulted ceilings in our master bedroom...and our light fixture in the bedroom isn't that large...".  And so I switched them.
Teaser photo:
Before: piano room light
In the background you can see glimpses of projects #2 & 3

  • I have installed trim for an accent wall in our entry and painted its first coat.  It needs a second coat.
  • I had from Christmas through New Years off of work...during that time I painting the entire first floor. Man, I'm pooped just remembering it.  So worth it though, I love how it turned out.  Technically this project is done, but to show you I would feel the need to have a cleaned up downstairs...which is so not happening right now.
  • The nursery currently has crib, dressers, glider, and drapes in place.  The paint and trim treatment have been done in this room for about a year, I just have not shown it yet. This room also had a major closet upgrade to enhance storage capabilities.  I still need to frame the art I want up and to make a bed skirt for the crib though.
  • The guest room is well into its transformation from merely a guest room to guest room/craft room.  The closet in this room also received an upgrade and the storage space has been increased dramatically, it's so stinking pretty and organized. 

In the mean time, if you want to look at some pretty rooms you can always head on over to my tumblr site, exquisite-sublime (you can click here, or you can always use the link on my sidebar).  It's where I keep track of a lot of my inspiration photos.

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