Monday, January 26, 2009

T minus 100 days!

Today, we officially have 100 days left until our due date - crazy! It's hard to believe that our baby will be here in just a short time. How exciting!

Since we finished painting the nursery, we have spent some time working to return our front room to "normal" (although we hear that will be a relative term!). You may have seen the photos in our previous posts showing how much our front room was literally upside down. It took a bit of maneuvering (the first few ways we thought it would work REALLY didn't work!), but we are pretty happy with the results now.

Our front area is MUCH bigger than it was before and our dining room area lost a bit of square footage in the process, but we figure we will be using the living room area more than the dining room area over the next year or so anyway.

To celebrate our front room, we bought a nice big storage ottoman to hold all of our throw blankets and put our feet up on!

We still have a few things we need to move around/pictures to hang, etc in order to make it just right, but for the moment, we are so happy now to be able to lounge around and enjoy our house once again!

Here are all of our front room photos!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

New Baby Pictures

We had our week 25 ultrasound this week. Everything is looking good and the baby is right on track. Its coming up on 2 lbs really quick (1 pound 10 oz at the ultrasound and growing). We still don't know the gender, but it looks like a Peterson nose in this picture!

We are taking it easy this weekend, lounging and resting.... oh so nice.

You can see ultrasound photos from all three appointments here.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Nursery Conversion #3 - DONE!!!!!!!*

The nursery conversion is done (well, only some touch ups remain)!

Danny and Chris came over this morning, blazing through the snow at 8am, to help us finish this job. We started with a big ND style breakfast in the study and then got down to work.

We started by moving around some heavy furniture in the front room (photos once we finish with that) and then got down to work in the study. We started by measuring out the walls and then taping off where the stripes would go (the tape pieces mean 'No paint here')

We then broke out the new paint.

The job went pretty quick from here. We put two coats of paint up over the a couple hours and then started pulling down the tape.

There were a couple places that will need some minor touch ups, but more or less the room is finally painted and we are very happy with the end result.

Many, many thanks to Chris and Dan, it never would have been so easy if not for them!

The rest of the photos are here

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Bye Bye Purple Study!

Just for you Grandma!

Oh well!

We started painting the nursery today, but its just the first coat of the primer for now (baby steps right!) We are using this new 'low VOC' paint and I was not a believer at first, but it really has no smell. Lisa helped with the painting and no one felt woozy after breathing in the fumes... worth the exta $$.

Ill finish priming tomorrow night and then we will start painting the yellow on Friday night.

The rest of the day 2 photos are here

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Nursery Conversion Weekend #1

The subtitle for this weekend is "What Won't We Do for the Baby!"

We started the conversion of our study to the new nursery this weekend. As you can see from the pictures, the contents of our study are now all over the house. Who knew we had so much stuff in there! We are planning on making a 'computer corner' in the front room that will have a set of shelves above for Lisa's crafting boxes.

We will start repairing holes in the nursery walls this week and then begin the painting. Uncle Dan and Auntie Chris (both campaigning for favorite status) are coming on Sunday next week to help with the stripes. Stay tuned for more pictures!

We know it will all be worth it in the end... but whew! Lots of work already!

For more photos check out our online album:

Online Photos of the Nursery Conversion

See ya next weekend with painting pictures!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Take A Guess!

We've heard a lot of guesses so far - here is your chance to get it in writing so you can brag about your smart ways once the baby arrives!

Post a comment here and include:
a) Boy or Girl
b) Birthday
c) Weight
d) Tie-breaker: Innie or Outie?

Guess Away! The winner gets an autographed picture of the baby!

Friday, January 2, 2009

It Begins

Here we go! Its 2009 so its Baby Time! Come here for all your baby Peterson needs! Pictures! Movies! Candy! Check back often... more posts to come!