Thursday, 19 June 2014

Predictions...

For fun, I entered my info into this website and here's what it is predicting as far as baby goes:


Lindsay is expecting a baby!
Her due date is Wednesday, October 1st 2014.

we predict that she will have a
Boy!
on
Sunday, September 21st 2014
at
10:43 am
weighing
3335 g ~ 7 lbs, 6 oz

I'll have to remember to look back at this in the fall and see how close/far off it was.  It is already right about the baby's sex, although it had a 50/50 chance.  Things like the date, time and weight are harder, so we shall see!!


Did you try out any of the old wive's tales when you were pregnant?

Thursday, 12 June 2014

He or She, What Will It Be...???

I could not wait to find out the sex of our baby and we were lucky that the little munchkin co-operated beautifully during our anatomy scan.  We had our immediate family over to share with them all at the same time what we will be having. 

I put out a few decorations, but I am no professional and these were all just for fun, so not pinterest-worthy lol.  Just some curly-cues, a little prediction chalk board I re-used from our wedding, and some confetti poppers filled with the appropriate coloured confetti.


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This was my guess before the ultrasound.  I thought from early on that it would be a boy. 

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One of my students made me a card with her prediction inside as well.  It was so sweet...

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For fun I also put up my answers to a few old wives tales for our family to see before deciding on their guess.

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My darling niece Lily also made us a card that I just love to pieces...

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Girl loves her stickers!

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Even though her card predicts a girl, on my old wives tale chart I put "boy" because that's what she had told me while I was babysitting her.

We bought cupcakes that had coloured icing inside for our family to bite into on the count of three.  Any guesses as to what was inside before I show you???  ...

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It's a...



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BOY!!!


I guess my mother's intuition was right!  (Darryl's was too cause he's thought it was a boy from the get-go as well).


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We didn't have a preference either way, we were just so excited to know.  It made it all seem more real somehow.


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This was such a fun, special and exciting day for us that we'll always remember.  Our families came dressed in either pink or blue depending on their guess and when they bit into their cupcakes, Darryl and I set off the blue confetti poppers for a little extra fun.  Darryl's sister gifted us with one of her "Wrinkles" puppet dogs from when she was little and my mum and sister both came with a little gift of super cute boy outfits and a blanket (they actually brought one for boy and one for girl and just returned the girl one later on).

I also did something different for my staff and students but don't have pictures to share.  With my staff I had them each pick either a pink or blue balloon to blow up.  The pink ones had tiny holes in them so that they immediately deflated and were left with only the blue ones still in tact.  Fun!

And with my kiddos I bought them some silly string and on the count of three they sprayed away and blue came out (I also re-used the confetti poppers as a couple of my kids actually did all the hard work of hole punching them out for me and they were excited to see them in use).  They also came wearing pink or blue based on their guess. 

It was so fun to share the news we were so excited about and to have so many people be excited with us.

Did you/would you find out the sex of your baby...share the news in a fun way??






Monday, 9 June 2014

Vanity Fair

Shortly after we got the toilet installed, it was onto the vanity.  I was suuuper excited for this part because it's such a finishing touch part of a reno that gives a lot of impact, never mind function.  So we left off with just a toilet in there, like this...


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Last summer we picked up this IKEA Hemnes dresser and it's been sitting in its box for the better part of a year.  How good it felt to tear into the box and start assembling it!


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God bless Ikea and the simplicity of their instructions and assembly!


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Once the frame was done, Darryl drilled it into the wall and attached the sink...


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Then the drawers and faucet went in...oooooh, aaaaahhhh...


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And finally the medicine cabinet!


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With a little peek at the shower tile in the mirror...


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And because the bathroom is so teeny tiny and it is hard to get a full view of everything, I had to take the same pictures from a different angle.  I was so excited to have this done that I went a little camera happy.


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And just for funzies, let's do a little "before" and .... almost "after"...

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Up next on the To-Do list:


  • Install the toilet
  • Assemble and install the vanity
  • Install the medicine cabinet/mirror
  • Replace the window
  • Add trim to the window
  • Fill and paint the window trim
  • Install the shower fixtures
  • Install the shower curtain rod
  • Hang the door
  • Install door trim
  • Paint the door trim
  • Install the fan
  • Buy and install a light fixture


So still lots to do, but here's to progress!!  Darryl got a bit more crossed off that list this weekend which I will post this week as well. 


Did you get anything checked off your list this weekend?








Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Ladies and Gents, We Have a Throne!


While these pictures may be underwhelming to the average viewer, it was a very exciting day to me when the toilet got installed upstairs...


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My bladder has calmed down in the second trimester (it would have been really great during the first trimester not to have to trek downstairs to pee in the middle of the night lol) but I hear as baby gets bigger in the third trimester the bladder issues will return and I couldn't be happier to be able to walk the few steps across the hall to relieve myself!


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It doesn't take much to make my day apparently! lol


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We've made a little more progress in there that I'll post soon.  Until then here's what's next...

Up next on the To-Do list:
  • Install the toilet
  • Assemble and install the vanity
  • Install the medicine cabinet/mirror
  • Replace the window
  • Add trim to the window
  • Fill and paint the window trim
  • Finish caulking the shower
  • Install the shower fixtures
  • Install the shower curtain rod
  • Hang the door
  • Install door trim
  • Paint the door trim
  • Install the fan
  • Buy and install a light fixture

Monday, 2 June 2014

Paint

Seeing paint going up on plain drywall is such a satisfying feeling, it makes things feel so much more finished even if they really aren't.

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If you remember how the old bathroom's paint was peeling because the wrong types of paint were used, or mixed together and mould spores were starting to grow...

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Because of that, we chose to use Valspar's Ultra Kitchen and Bath no VOC paint in "Smoke Infusion" on the bottom of the chair rail and it matches up pretty well with the accent tiles in the shower too.  This was Darryl's pick out of the slew of swatches I picked out and I love it.  Above the chair rail is the same Valspar paint in a white.

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In these pictures, only the grey has been painted, not the trim, chair rail or white part of the walls.  They are all done now but I guess I didn't take a picture of it.


Darryl put on 3 coats of paint on the walls and added an extra coat on the shower ceiling area where more steam will be concentrated.




Up next on the To-Do list:


  • Install the toilet
  • Assemble and install the vanity
  • Install the medicine cabinet/mirror
  • Replace the window
  • Add trim to the window
  • Fill and paint the window trim
  • Install the shower fixtures
  • Install the shower curtain rod
  • Hang the door
  • Install door trim
  • Paint the door trim
  • Install the fan
  • Buy and install a light fixture


And I think that's it.  So there's still lots to do, but in my eyes, they're all more fun and exciting finishing touches that I far prefer to the demo, dust and reconstruction phase.


*We made some more progress this weekend which I will post this week*


Friday, 30 May 2014

While I've Been Gone...


Through the lack of posts on here (partially due to the fact that we are far from the world's fastest renovators and have just had nothing interesting to post about and also partially due to a lack of inspiration/motivation that I've mentioned before), I've finally found some new inspiration...

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Mhmm, that's right!!!  This was the picture we used to tell many of our family and friends that we are expecting.  We put it on the third page of a photo album and had people look through some pics until they stumbled upon this one (which many of them passed by without reading it lol and others were searching the reflections of the wall art for a third person hiding somewhere haha) It was a fun way to share some very exciting news.  So over the last 5 months while Darryl's been working hard on the bathroom, I've been working hard on growing a human life.  Amazing!



Thursday, 29 May 2014

Help??

If anyone out there can help me out, I have no clue how to fix my blog...I opened it a couple days ago and all of the little side bars, including my "what I like to read" blog roll and past blog posts, have all been relocated to the very bottom of the page, and I can't click on any of them as links either.


I've been getting a lot of "anonymous comments" on recent posts that are clearly spam and never seem to show on my blog but always show up in my email alerts so I don't know if that has something to do with it or what.


Any ideas????  If so, please email me at little (dot) orphan (dot) aggie (at) hotmail (dot) com