Friday, July 1, 2016

Home Sweet Home

As of July 1st we have made it one full year in our house. It has been a HUGE year for us with the new house and baby so we have paced ourselves on our fixer upper but I think we managed to do a lot in a very small amount of time! Going forward we will be sharing our home progress here!

We are going to start with the outside.



Facade
Before



After


The outside has not changed too much but in a lucky turn of events we did manage to get a new roof because of a terrible hail storm. We also outfitted the garage door with carriage fixtures. On one day during Millie's nap-time we backbreakingly lined the right flower bed with stones that we had a pile of in the back yard! It was a hard but free project that I think adds to the curb appeal. 

Porch



We do not have a before picture of the front porch. Here is the after. Not much has been done except for adding some Boston ferns, Adirondacks, tables and lanterns. The biggest transformation we made was paining the ceiling haint blue! If you're not familiar with this tradition you should look it up! We had the house pressure washed so as soon as the ceiling was dry we slapped on a coat of Benjamin Moore Polar Sky. We both couldn't be more pleased. It is a fantastic place to have a cup of coffee in the morning or a cocktail in the evening! 

We'll be back soon to share more of our abode!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

It's A GIRL!!!

Amelia "Millie" Kim Arnold
September 22, 2015
6lbs. 14oz.
20 in.




We are proud parents and are so excited to start this new chapter!!

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Pregnancy Week 40...LAST ONE!!!

How far along? 40 weeks + 6 days

Baby is the size of a... Jackfruit

Best moment this week: My sweet husband taking care of me after a false alarm left me devastated

Cravings: food in general

Miss Anything? everything
  
Anything making you queasy or sick: No

Symptoms: leg cramps, heartburn, back pain, carpal tunnel and exhaustion

Sleep: Better this week with sleeping meds except for the two nights I was kept up with contractions all night

Wedding rings on or off? off

Mood: getting ready
   
Looking forward to: meeting my baby girl and not being pregnant anymore!

NOT looking forward to: LABOR!

Miscellaneous: Week 40 was a whirlwind. The slowest of my life. When you reach your due date everyday seems like an eternity, especially when you aren't making any progress. At this point all fear and trepidation flies out the window as you are so tired and in pain that you know you would do ANYTHING to get the baby here safely and to stop feeling like this. I am at that point now and am getting more excited by the minute!

Our sweet girl on her last close up before she's born!

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Pregnancy Week 39

How far along? 39 weeks + 6 days

Baby is the size of a... Watermelon(oh my!!)

Best moment this week: My surprise baby shower at work!

Cravings: sweets

Miss Anything? everything
  
Anything making you queasy or sick: No

Symptoms: leg cramps, heartburn, back pain, carpal tunnel and exhaustion

Sleep: 1 hour on and off

Wedding rings on or off? off

Mood: getting ready
   
Looking forward to: getting this baby out!!

NOT looking forward to: LABOR!

Miscellaneous: Week 39 was awesome! Between Mike and I we had 3 showers at our workplaces which were awesome! Two were surprises :) Now we're just sitting around twiddling our thumbs waiting for baby to arrive. I am due TOMORROW!!!


Pumpkin enjoying the gorgeous weather!

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Pregnancy Week 38

How far along? 38 weeks + 6 days

Baby is the size of a... Pumpkin

Best moment this week: Nothing special comes to mind just trying relax a bit!

Cravings: sweets

Miss Anything? at this point is there anything I DON'T miss??
  
Anything making you queasy or sick: No

Symptoms: leg cramps, heartburn, back pain, carpal tunnel, the list is endless. It's called being full term pregnant!

Sleep: 1 hour on and off

Wedding rings on or off? off

Mood: cautiously excited
   
Looking forward to: meeting my daughter!

NOT looking forward to: LABOR!

Miscellaneous: Week 38 was super laid back. Everything is ready for baby and we are just sitting around twiddling our thumbs...this is getting harder by the day though! Come on baby!!!

Some onesies I made with my Silhouette Cameo! My sweet girl enjoying a morning on the back deck!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Pregnancy Week 37

How far along? 37 weeks + 6days

Baby is the size of a... Winter Melon

Best moment this week: finishing the nursery

Cravings: nah

Miss Anything? Everything
  
Anything making you queasy or sick: just some swift kicks

Symptoms: tingling hands and leg pain to go along with terrible heartburn

Sleep: HA

Wedding rings on or off? off because of the tingling, I still try them on daily...I miss my diamond

Mood: It fluctuates from super excited to terrified
   
Looking forward to: Holding my sweet baby girl and becoming a mom!

NOT looking forward to: Labor

Miscellaneous: We used this week to finish up the nursery! As far as I am concerned everything is ready. She has a place to sleep, has a closet and dresser full of clothes(washed with special detergent of course), and has enough diapers for a year! The rest of her stuff(swing, bouncer, pack n' play, stroller etc... are downstairs as she is already quite spoiled). We're as ready as we can possibly be. Now it just feels like we're waiting around for something to happen!