Big Weekend, Bigger Week!

This is a BIG week in the Sides' household.  Even bigger than our weekend!  Why, you ask?  Well...later today we will find out if Baby Sides' cousin (aka Baby Copeland, my sister's baby) is a BOY or GIRL!!  I am so excited!  I thought boy all along, but have recently changed my mind and am going with girl.  Only a few more hours until we know!

On Friday, we will find out if Baby Sides' cousin on the Sides' side (weird...) is a BOY or GIRL!  Not only that, but we get to meet him/her, as well!  Craig's sister, Monica, has a planned c-section.  It's her third baby, but that doesn't mean we're not excited to meet Baby Mucciaccio #3!  We're headed to Wichita this weekend to do just that!  Again, I'm betting on a girl.  (She already has two boys...third has got to be a girl, right??)

I'm so excited that Baby Sides will have a cousin so close in age on each side!  I'm really hoping one of those cousins is the same sex.  It'll be just my luck that both cousins are one, and ours is the other.  Regardless, I'm sure they'll be the best of friends!

Can't wait for your big news Trisha and Monica!

16 & 17 Weeks: Same Old!

Like I said, it's hard to stay motivated with my weekly updates when I feel like nothing has changed.  I'm feeling great, so I guess that's something to write about!  Otherwise, same old, same old!  Here are the fruit comparisons and baby bump photos for weeks 16 and 17.

Countdown to sonogram: 2 weeks!
Countdown to Gender Reveal Party: 19 days!

Big Weekend

It was a productive weekend in the Sides' household.  Number one, we got Baby's room all painted!  I've known for a few weeks what I wanted; it was just a matter of taking the time to get it done.  Last weekend, the burnt orange office walls were painted gray.  This weekend, we measured, taped, measured some more, and painted subtle gray stripes over the already gray walls.  Same exact shade of gray, but semi-gloss instead of flat.  There were a few stressful and confusing moments, but overall it wasn't even that bad of a process.  And it turned out exactly as I had hoped!!  We love it!!!!

Putting together laser level #1 - it got returned because it was a worthless piece of crap

It did come with these really sweet goggles though...

Round two - hope this one actually projects solid lines!

The beginning of a long process.

See the sweet laser beam?  I can't imagine attempting this without!

Meanwhile, the schnauz did this.

This because my job because the hubs hated it.  I thought it was sort of fun.

Proud that I'm actually helping!

And then the schnauz did this.

My genius arrows telling us where to paint.  Hubs made fun...he was just jealous he didn't think of it.

Wall #1 taped and ready to go!

24 hours later, we're done!  And it looks amazing!

Hubs even re-painted the closet white.

And painted the wooden shelves and rod white.

Can't wait to start filling this with baby clothes!

We already have a closet full of baby gear!  (Hand-me-downs from friends)

Number two reason the weekend was a productive one: the hubs installed a new ceiling fan in Baby's room.  The one we had was pretty disgusting.  It was supposed to be white, but it was so old, it was turning yellow.  He thought Baby deserved better.

There it is!
And the final reason this weekend was so productive: we ordered baby furniture!  Yes, 17 weeks may still seem early to do so, but I'm not a patient person.  I wanted to get it done!  I want to start decorating as soon we learn the baby's sex!  (3 weeks and counting!) 

We ended up buying a set from Buy Buy Baby.  We got a crib and 5-drawer chest.  The crib is in stock, but we need a truck to haul it home.  Until then, at the store it sits.  The chest is on back order and will arrive in a few weeks.  I can't wait until the furniture is put together and in the nursery!  It's seeming more and more real each day!
Here is the set we got!
I'm a week behind on my weekly updates, but it's hard to stay motivated when I feel like nothing changes.  Still have no baby bump, still feel the same, still can't feel the baby...but I promise to start updating regularly again soon!

Brad Paisley Concert

On Thursday, I went with some friends to the Brad Paisley concert.  He is my favorite male country artist!!  Touring with him were Scotty McCreery (from American Idol) and The Band Perry.  It was a really great show and we even had pretty good seats (20 rows up in the section closest to the stage)!  It ended up being a very late night for a school night (and especially for this pregnant girl) but it was all totally worth it!

There's Scotty!  Love him!

Katie, Alissa, Kristen, and me

The Band Perry - really great live performers!


Love his paisley design guitars :)

Scotty came back out to sing with him!

The Band Perry chic sang with him too!

Carrie Underwood (i.e. computerized image despite what one of my students tried to tell me) even made an appearance!