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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

15 Weeks


I'm 15 weeks!

Size of baby: 4 inches long, or the size of a navel orange! 

Baby is: According to what I've read Baby Schneider is probably busy squirming a ton (or as Mike says the baby is dancing like its mama), hiccuping, and even though baby's eyes are closed he/she can probably sense light.

Maternity Clothes: I'm not wearing any yet, but I can't fit into anything with a waist band unless it's yoga capris (like in this picture) or running shorts. I'm wearing a lot of those as well as flowy dresses.

Sleep: I'm not sleeping very well. I've been waking up so early, and once I wake up I pretty much have to go ahead and get up and eat something so I won't get nauseous.

Gender: Our midwife guessed when she heard the heartbeat last week that it might be a girl (faster and softer heartbeat is more common for girls I think). But I'm happy with either a little lady or a little man. We're not sure yet if we want to find out or be surprised. 

Cravings: I'm just now starting to be able to tolerate a few more foods. I've been sooo nauseous up until now that I'm taking it slow with the food. I'm eating more food, but not yet ready to eat "richer" foods. 

Symptoms: Still nauseous and have very strong food aversions and smell aversions. Had some second trimester headaches the past couple days, but I think the cooler weather today has helped alleviate that. 

Best moment this week: Stopping by a couple friends' apartment to pick some things up and they both commented on my growing baby bump right away (my bump had grown since I saw them a couple weeks ago). Baby Schneider is making himself/herself known wherever mama goes. 




Friday, June 22, 2012

Dining Room (That Was)

We are literally in the process of moving to our new home right now. But I still wanted to participate in Kelly's Korner Show Us Your Life Home Tour. So here's a peek at what our apartment dining room looked like over this past year...

We got lucky with our dining room set. It was a Craigslist find that just needed a little resurfacing on the table-top. The candle holders and pillar candles were a Michael's Crafts find and I used a 40% coupon for both purchases so was able to get the candle sticks for about $7 each and both pillar candles for $3.

The centerpiece of our dining room is definitely our Eleatta Diver painting, I absolutely love her art! She made this custom painting for us as a work trade for my help on an event back when I used to work in event planning. I still feel incredibly thankful to have been blessed with a gift of her art! Go check her art out, it's AMAZING! And her art has amazing inspiring stories that will lift your spirit too. 

A home is only as beautiful as the hearts of the people who fill it.


I'm looking forward to setting up our dining room in our new home. And this time I may switch things up a bit. How do you decorate your dining room? Any favorite tips?