Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The things I miss the most….

Hola pals!!

I am currently relaxing on our new sectional sofa and it's great!!!  Will post pics once I have added the appropriate embellishments (winky wink)!!!     Anywho,  I am sure many of you who are mommies had a list of things or pre pregnancy routines  they would look forward to after they delivered their bundle of joy.   Not to be negative, but you all have to allow me to let this out.  Just because I am complaining doesn't mean I do not appreciate that I have had a  pretty easy pregnancy thus far, but I have had probably every annoying symptom of pregnancy, and I am ready for it to be done.  I feel like I am about to break in half…she is taking over my body like an alien.  I hurt all over, I often cannot sleep at all due to the heartburn and having to urinate every 10 mins, and the pressure and pain in my pelvic region feels like I have been riding on an old 80's ten speed bicycle for probably about 100 years….no joke!!!   Add walking to that pressure….it's not fun!   Anyway I guess my biggest thing is this…please do not tell me that I should be grateful or to stop complaining "at least you can experience it"….. it makes me want to scream!   If I told all of you that this experience has been the most beautiful and I loved every minute, is a complete lie.

I am determined to get back what I once loved and experience the following…

1.  My skinny jeans.  (I spent hard earned moola on some expensive ones and I will get back into them).
2.  Being able to sleep on my stomach ( I realize my sleep will be limited for some time after our lil girl arrives, but even if I can sleep on my stomach for a couple hours at a time, will be worth it)
3.  Running again…I cannot wait to start my running journey back up again.  I decided to take a hiatus when I became pregnant because for one I was vomiting so badly in the beginning and I just was paranoid of overdoing if incase I was high risk or anything risky in general.  I plan to run another half marathon next year and I cannot wait to train!
4. Having a cocktail or a delicious craft beer  I enjoy cuddling on the couch with my hubster and just enjoying each others company and sharing a bevy.  Or sharing a glass of vino with a BFF….those are good times I tell ya!
5. This is funny, but I want to be able to clean my house in record time.  Now, I am lucky if I can scrub a toilet without feeling winded and having to lie on the couch after every move.  Or to just be able to complete common tasks without wanting to crawl in the fetal position due to the pressure of my belly, LOL!!!

Those are just a few, but friends believe me when I say this.  I know mommy hood will be wonderful, I know that all I have been experiencing will all be forgotten when she comes into this world.  I cannot wait  for my hubby and I to be parents and to share this together.

Have a swell day peeps,
Dinah xo

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Before and after of a DIY baby dresser/changing table!!!

Hey hey!!!

So did I ever mention to you all that my hubster is a bad ass when it comes to transforming things?  Well we both knew we wanted to go antiquing and find a dresser that was cheap and that we could re do and paint.  I was not a fan of spending an arm and a leg on a faux wood dresser that would fall apart and lacked originality.  So…here are some photos of the transformation of our baby girl's dresser/changing table!!!!

Before…only 98 buckaroos for this gem.  Solid wood!!!  Cannot beat that!

My hubby's hard working elbow grease removed/stripped and sanded….

And after….this dresser is so precious now, and looks brand new.   We just had to replace the dresser handles and picked out the perfect color for us.  And plenty of space!

This pic is just to show you the hand stenciled paint job that my hubster also did…her initials.  Still gives me goosies.  We love you already baby girl and cannot wait to have you in our arms.

Next on the agenda is to get her nursery all set up.  I am sure that will start in the next week or two.  

Have a great day peeps,
Dinah xo

Monday, November 11, 2013

A big hurdle complete…and I'm back!

Hello friends!

It has definitely been a long time since I have graced my presence on the sunshine train!!  Sorry pals.  I love you all and have missed blogging and all it entails terribly!  As you all read,  I announced in mid September that the hubster and I were planning to relocate to Madison, Wisconsin due to his job.  Well I took a much needed break so I could finish up the chapter that I will miss terribly in Richmond, VA. Closing that chapter was extremely stressful and hard for me.  I made some very special friends and the thought of leaving it made my insides hurt.  Not to seem so dramatic but it's true.

Anyhow, we made it safely to Madison and are officially homeowners to a beautiful home.  We are very lucky and fortunate that it all fell into place as quickly as it did.  Thank you god for that.  I feel extremely blessed to have a hardworking hubby who takes care of me and took care of all the heavy lifting.  He made this process very easy for me to transition into.  I am currently at my 32 week mark of pregnancy and I am doing great.  I have the common prego symptoms that are annoying but I am trying to just take it in stride.  I have gained roughly 35 pounds and I have been told I am all belly….I hope that works in my favor when our little girl arrives…hopefully I will lose the baby weight safely and will get back to (or close to) the weight before I became pregnant.

Just wanted to say hello to you all and just say that I really look forward to begin my blogging journey back up again and share with you all the exciting experiences that I am about to embrace these next couple months.      And below are some shots that my hubster captured on our last day in Richmond….goodbye RVA, we love you and all our peeps!

See you soon, and I promise it will not be for as long…. ;-)

Peace xo,