Saturday, December 24, 2011

21 weeks



How far along: 21 weeks
Total weight gain: gained 10 lbs total, but probably more after this weekend :)

Maternity clothes: oh yes, packed up my regular pants a few weeks ago!
Stretch marks: None and hoping not to get any
Sleep: Not sleeping to great as I was a stomach sleeper and can't do that anymore :(
Best moment of this week: Having Joe feel the baby kick for the first time, so precious!
Miss anything: Nothing really, maybe just having more clothes to choose from.
Movement: This baby is a gymnast, doesn't stop kicking, especially right before bed.
Food cravings: still oranges and then tomato, avocado and cucumber salads. Oh and peppermint ice cream for dessert.
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope- hooray!
Have you started to show yet: Getting bigger every day I feel like! 1 pound a week from here on out, crazy!
Gender: BOY!!
Labor signs: none, it will be crazy when I say yes to this.
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: Super happy
Looking forward to: Spending Christmas with my family in Kansas City. Not coming home until December 31st!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Trucks, Thomas the Tank Engine and Baseball here we come!

Gonna be honest, when we had our 20 week ultrasound, I had NO idea what little Piercy was going to be. I was just hoping for a boy or a girl! Joe and I did something kinda fun, we decided to not find out at dinner and instead have two of my friends (thank you Erin and Brooke), take the envelope with what is was and buy an outfit at GAP accordingly. Then, Joe and I waited all day, very impatiently, and went to dinner where we opened the box to find a little blue boy outfit. It was so worth the wait, we had a blast at dinner!

Here is a picture of our 20 week ultrasound. He sucking his little thumb, so sweet! Praise God, he is a very healthy, very strong little boy and so far he is the picture of health! What a blessing and what a relief. We do not take that for granted.


Here is a pic of what we found in our little box!


And...stupidly we didn't get a picture of us at the restaurant. Ooops!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

20 weeks today!

So I stole this idea of keeping track of the little bundle of joy from Adri at Dream Book Design. Hope you enjoy watching me grow over the next 4.5 months!




How far along: 20 weeks
Total weight gain: gained 8 lbs total
Maternity clothes: oh yes, packed up my regular pants a few weeks ago!
Stretch marks: None and hoping not to get any
Sleep: Not sleeping to great as I was a stomach sleeper and can't do that anymore :(
Best moment of this week: Seeing my lil one during the ultrasound and knowing that it is a healthy baby. We will tell you what the baby is after we tell our parents, can't wait!
Miss anything: Nothing really, maybe just having more clothes to choose from.
Movement: This baby is a gymnast, doesn't stop kicking. I think that this week Joe will be able to feel it for the first time which will be awesome!
Food cravings: oranges and then tomato, avocado and cucumber salads.
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope- hooray!
Have you started to show yet: Getting bigger every day I feel like! 1 pound a week from here on out, crazy!
Gender: We know and you will find out soon...what do you think it is?
Labor signs: none, it will be crazy when I say yes to this.
Belly button in or out: In
Wedding rings on or off: On
Happy or moody most of the time: Super happy or just plain tired
Looking forward to: Heading to Champaign this weekend to celebrate the Piercy Christmas!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Redeemed Vintage Winter Sale: A Success!

So Aunt Carole...well, I have adopted her as my aunt, even though she is my husband's aunt, is the greatest. Not only is her personality the size of China, but she is so sweet, hospitable and talented. Joe and I just love to go out and hang with her and her family.

In addition, she is one of the best junkers in the country. I can literally go to a Salvation Army or Goodwill and find nothing and she will go 5 minutes later and find a piece of a lifetime. Then she redeems the piece and makes it beautiful. She has done something like 200 pieces now and had her first sale last weekend. There were tons of people who showed up and things flew out the door. Check out some of the stuff she has made, http://redeemedvintage.com.

These chairs were awful when she got them and look AMAZING now:


Here is the before picture from the chair on the front left:


This piece was gorgeous too!


I loved the display on top of the table that Joe and made out of reclaimed wood and gas pipes. We make them custom order too if anyone is interested :)


You can go to Redeemed Vintage to find more pictures from the sale!

Carol uses all Annie Sloan paint, which Joe and I have become obsessed with as well. We buy it at DiLucca Designs which is just north of Chicago. She ships it too. If you order it tell her we recommended it. I promise you won't be let down! It is amazing because you don't have to strip or sand, you can just paint over the current stuff which makes redoing furniture that much more appealing to me!

Anywho, super fun day of selling amazing stuff!

The nursery

I have been thinking a lot about what I want our nursery to look like, but it is a bit challenging when I have no idea where I will be living when I bring little Piercy home from the hospital! However, to ease my nesting desires, I have come up with some ideas.

So...my thoughts were that I want the nursery to be A. gender neutral so that we don't have to re-decorate every time, B. transferable so that we can use it no matter where we live and 3. thrifty.

So to appease all 3 I have come up with this fabric for the bumpers in the crib. The iKat will be the bumpers and the other fabric will be pillows for the rocking chair. What do you think?


Some other nurseries that I have found online and think are cute are below. 






Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Is Christmas really in 18 days???

Is it just me or did the fall fly by and Christmas sneak up quickly? I have almost everyone covered now for Christmas presents, but it was only last night that we finally decorated our little baby tree and mantle. We have decided to cheat and use a fake tree for one more year. When the little Piercy comes we will go for the real thing...until then, enjoy the fake one!

I feel so festive when I am in our living room, loving the lights on the tree and mantle, hot chocolate and Mariah Carey Christmas music. Nothing like Christmas!


Bad picture, but you get the gist of our fun little tree :)