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Monday, January 15, 2007
Design on my dime...
Leave it to me to turn what should be one of the most fun parts of expecting a baby... into something stressful. Figuring out what the hell to do with the nursery.

Here's the good part! We've picked out furniture. It's a nice classic looking white crib and changing table/dresser. I also got a new beautiful glider and ottoman off Ebay for more than $100 off what I'd have paid at Target. And I even got my indecisive self to commit to a theme! I must have had 30 bedding sets bookmarked on my computer, and I managed to MAKE A DECISION! And even go ahead and BUY it!

Check it out:

Here's why I like the "Playful Puppies" set:

1. We're huge animal lovers, and we especially adore dogs. The kid had better like dogs, too, or we will SEND HIM BACK!

2. I like that it's boyish, but not too much so. I wasn't wild about the car/truck/sport themed bedding.

3. It should be nice for baby to interact with and look at. I was this-close to going with a set from Pottery Barn that was pretty, but would provide zero stimulation or fun for him. This bedding set has all sorts of material, color, and stitching to touch and look at.

Now, I didn't go overboard and buy EVERYTHING you can see in that picture. I just got the bedding, the cute lampshade, the wall hanging, and the valance. The rest of the stuff was just puppy overload, even for me, and I likes the puppies.

But here's where I need help. I need to commit to a paint color. Actually, two paint colors. My plan was to install a chair rail in the room, and paint one color above the rail and one color below. Sort of like this:

You get the idea. But what paint colors should I use? I've been leaning toward a dark blue and a light blue. Then I could do a few light green accents, like little baskets or something. But there are other combinations. I could do a blue and a light green paint. Or blue and cream. Or green and cream. GAHHHH!

Help a girl out and tell me what you think might look nice. Winner gets the right to gloat over how great her decorating taste is. And more internet hugs from me. Cuz I loves ya.

Thursday, January 11, 2007
Internet hugs for everyone!
I really need to get my ass in gear, and start posting some real updates, instead of this "oh my gosh I am having a baby and it's boy and I must be the first woman ever to carry a kid I feel so special!"

I'm feeling like baby-talk is about all I am capable of right now, so I gotta apologize if I'm just boring you to death lately! Really, there ARE other things happening right now in my life!

Like at work, where I had to explain to my boss what a MILF was. That was fun. Somehow I think the whole conversation was a violation of 15 company policies.

And at home, where we have moved on from installing hardwood floors, to laying a tile floor in our laundry room. Truth be told, though, these home renovations are directly related to the baby baking in my belly. My husband is going through some mad nesting right now. The poor thing is excited but feeling very anxious about finishing every big project we ever planned on/wanted to do... before the kid's arrival. I'm seriously having to order Jason to sit the hell down already and RELAX! This reminds me, I still owe ya'll some pictures of all these projects... the final product is verrry pretty.

I'm at work right now and I could talk about the story I have to do today, about a 25 year old jerkoff who knocked up a girl at age 13 and age 15. Nice, huh?

But really, I'd rather talk about my baybeee. :) I'm feeling more movement now, and some pretty good kicks from the little guy. It's so cool. And I have more belly pics! Because SillyHily sounded serious when she called me a bitch and demanded pictures pronto. LOL.

Here I am, in a picture snapped by BabyDaddy last night.

I can't believe how big I'm getting! I'm almost 21 weeks now, so I still have a lot longer to go. How big am I gonna get? Yikes!

Here's the "naked" shot.

Oy. We are growing like crazy over here. But the more I grow, the more I wonder how the hell this boy is getting *out* of my belly. And that's when I start to feel a little panicky. Somehow, most of the time, I delude myself into thinking that one day I will be all big and pregnant, and the next day, I'll have a sweet smelling little newborn in my arms. I don't consider what happens in between. Is that stupid of me? For now, I think I'll stay in happy-land, until I'm forced to face the reality. :)

Tuesday, January 09, 2007
you know you want to...
It's National De-Lurking Week! I totally understand the "read but not respond" attitude... there are a bunch of blogs I love but just don't have time to comment on.

But THIS WEEK, I wanna know who you are! Show your face (or your blogger name, as it were). Then I'll give you a big internet hug.