Last week, we were able to take a peek at baby boy via 4D ultrasound. Honestly, I expected him to look just like his big sister, but I was surprised to see fuller cheeks and a mouth that looks just like mine as a baby. They have the same nose, no denying that, but there are also some obvious differences.
When we moved into this house, I handed the basement over to Allen. We had an unfinished basement in our previous home and he turned it into a man cave. Which turned out to be more like a Saturday football watching party cave. He also has tons and tons of tools, like a ridiculous amount of things that I couldn’t name or tell you their purpose. I never complain, those tools always manage to get my projects completed. He set up a workshop in the unfinished part of the basement and used it since we moved into this house.
But, there’s a finished room and bathroom in the basement, too. It stored boxes of things that I didn’t find a place for when we moved in, craft stuff, home decor, an old kitchen table, an oversized chair. It was a huge mess of things, to say the least. During the summer, I had this great idea to turn the room into a craft suite/office for me. I was tired of pulling out crafting stuff and wrapping paper, making huge messes on our dining room table, only to messily shove the things back into a box to tuck away in some upstairs closet.
And I can never find anything I need, which results in me purchasing duplicates. We won’t talk about the number of hot glue guns I own.
Here’s what I’m envisioning, a large work table in the center of the room. I love the idea of clean, white cabinets and white marble countertops. I want it to be somewhere I want to be, calm and relaxing.
At the same time, I need the space to be completely functional, I love everything about the room below. In addition to the work table in the middle of the room, we’ll be taking the entire length of the back wall in the room for built-in cabinets and a desk area. The wall space is large and we’ll be adding peg board to the walls (framed in crown molding) for better organization.
So where are we at this point? The walls are painted, I chose Icy Teal from Behr. We also chose to stain the concrete on the floor. The room originally had carpet, but I liked the idea of tile better, Allen convinced me to do the stained concrete and I love the way it turned out.
I keep replaying that Taylor Swift song in my head, over and over, it’s on repeat. Especially the part this part:
There is a video I found from back when I was three
You set up a paint set in the kitchen and you’re talking to me
It’s the age of princesses and pirate ships and the seven dwarfs
And Daddy’s smart and you’re the prettiest lady in the whole wide world
I don’t know why all the trees change in the fall
I know you’re not scared of anything at all
Don’t know if Snow White’s house is near or far away
But I know I had the best day with you today
I’ve been a little negligent of the blog lately, not because I don’t want to blog, certainly not because I don’t have a ton of things to say or to share. Instead, we’ve been busy, making tons of memories in these last few weeks as a family of three. I know life is going to slow down in a major way when the baby arrives. Much like when we welcomed Braylen, simple things like the random eating out and unplanned movie going came to a halt. In the past year, we’ve found ourselves back in that place, going here and there, taking a weekend trip on a whim, seeing more childrens movies than I care to admit.
If I need to go shopping and run a million errands, she can hang with me, she is my sidekick for anything I need to accomplish. And even though I am looking forward to the days ahead with a full heart, I know these days will always be special to me, and it’s my hope that BK is tucking away some of these special times as well. I sometimes wondered if we waited too long, if the age gap would be too big, but when I think about this time we’ve had, I know I wouldn’t have it any other way.
So, what have we been up to? Here’s a little recap of the past week. You’ve already seen most of these if you follow me on Instagram.
We’ve been soaking up the pretty weather and using our zoo membership whenever possible. We keep trying to sneak a peek at the baby giraffe that was born several weeks ago, but he always seems to be inside when we go. We’ll have to keep trying.
We’ve been indulging way too much. Steel City Pops and a few of my favorite restaurants in the past week. BK loves a Steel City Pop, so if we’re nearby, we always make it a point to try a new flavor.
On Tuesday, we got to take a look at the baby via 4D ultrasound. I’ll share more about that later. He looks a lot like his big sister, with fuller cheeks and lips. It’s crazy how good we could see him, and it just makes me want to hold him in my arms that much more. BK also had a dentist appointment with a great report and we grabbed a bite to eat, once again. She loves telling secrets these days, which is what she’s doing in the photo below.
And we’ve even snuck in a few one-on-one dates when Allen has to work late. Panera is our favorite place to grab a quick bite to eat and chat.
I’m also on Every Day Cheer today, posting a favorite St. Patrick’s Day recipe that everyone will love!