We got an inch of snow here in Loudoun County which means schools are closed and we get a snow day. The Alaskan in me has to laugh every time a snow flake touches the ground and everything shuts down, but if you saw how people drive around here in the rain you would understand why we have to close everything for snow. I can’t complain, I get another day home to snuggle with the kiddos. I’ve lost count of how many times they’ve watched The Polar Express…I know all of the lines by heart at this point. We did make it outside for some fun in the snow before it started raining/sleeting and things got ugly though; I love a good snowball fight.
In other news…we are having another boy! We are so excited; and when I say “we” I mean Banjo and I. Ayanna is less than thrilled right now, she was really wanting a little sister. I had the sonogram tech write down the sex of the baby on a piece of paper and seal it in an envelope. We opened the envelope the next morning like a present on Christmas. Ayanna made the big announcement which went a little something like this: “uhhhhh, it’s another boy.” Haha, poor thing. She felt the same way about her first little brother but now she frequently says “life would be so boring without him.” I know this little boy will melt her heart just the same. We can’t wait to meet him!
So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’ve been a little sick, well, a lot sick. Apparently me and pregnancy don’t mix so well. 8 weeks of throwing up day and night. 13 pounds lost, Dr’s appointments every other week and just pure exhaustion have left this blog pretty neglected. On a happier note…we’re expecting! I’m due in May so I’ve got approximately 160 more days to get this little apartment of ours ready for baby #3.
My original plans for the office space are now out the window. This space will have to be where our little “nursery” goes; at this point the only place we have left for the computer is in the dining area. Luckily our dining area doesn’t have a chandelier, it has tract lighting overhead so the space could really be used for anything. I know I haven’t shown it on the blog yet, but it’s not much to look at right now. I’ve got some big plans in the works for that space (big might be an exaggeration) so I’ll start posting about them soon. I’m pretty excited to have all of these projects to complete and I can’t wait to share them on the blog.
Right now I’m thinking about how I am going to reveal the gender of the baby to the family…Banjo just started a new job which has him working long hours so we aren’t sure if he’ll make it to the anatomy scan in December. I have an ultrasound on Thursday to check on my placenta previa so hopefully they can tell me the gender then. If they do I would like to do some kind of gender reveal for the family that night. I always thought those were kind of corny, but now I’m feeling like I should quit being a scrooge and do something the kids would find exciting and memorable.
Image via Pinterest
I was thinking about doing something like this image above, my kids love balloons so I could wrap the box and have them open it, my son probably won’t get it but he’ll be excited about the balloons none the less.
Image via Pinterest
I was also thinking about the pink/blue cake reveal that a lot of people do, but I would rather not pay for a special order cake at the bakery, so I may do something like this with cookies.
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I found this image on Pinterest the other day and fell in love; the architect who designed it is Luiz Fernando Grabowsky from Rio De Janeiro. I couldn’t find the source of the original image, but I found his website which you can explore here. I was reminded that I’ve been slacking with the Design Hunting posts so I thought I’d take a trip to Rio De Janeiro on this fine Monday morning.
As I mentioned in this post, I kind of have a thing for leopard print so that couch and dining chairs definitely do it for me. These images are via Architectural Digest and they are all designed by Brazilian designer Alberto Pinto.