Friday, June 22, 2012

inspiration again

Thank you for the comments yesterday.  I needed to talk it out and be reminded to enjoy the now.  It is nice to know I'm not alone in my impatience and my desire to always hurry on to the next step.  I don't know that I'll be able to stop stalking Trulia entirely.  Truth be told I think it is a bit of an addiction and I've been looking at houses since we moved here.  There are waves when I look more and periods of time when I'm more contented.

Clearly I'm a little fixated at the moment but the news I have to share might clarify my current desire to more forward and expand, to find a home that feels more permanent and suited to our family long term.  It might clarify why my posts have been infrequent at best the last two months...

We are pregnant!

I didn't want to share until we were in the safe zone and we are finally there.  The first trimester had me feeling sooooo worn out and yucky.  It do think I felt much worse that I felt with my son although I do firmly believe that one of the wonders of motherhood is how quickly we are able to forget our discomfort and have more children!  I'm nearly functioning like a normal person again which is wonderful.  There is certainly some serious exhaustion at times but overall I'm a lucky lady.

Our house has another bedroom and we can fit another bundle in here.  It is a little funky and has a door to the kitchen as well as the hall but it will work.  We'll be feeling a little crowded after a while and undoubtedly will be moving on at some point.  I couldn't help but get excited about the idea of finding a family home that we will fit our expanding family better.  The place we'll live when our little ones go to school.  Where they will make friends with kids down the street.  The idea of getting there now started to sound reasonable to me, never mind it didn't make much sense financially or headache wise with a toddler and pregnant.  I figured, well, we'll be moving with two kids at some point so what is the difference?!  Maybe so, but talking it out and reading your comments has me settled down a bit.  If something comes along too good to pass up, so be it but I need to get re-inspired and enjoy our house and focus on bringing home another sweet baby to this home we've made. 


The guest room is becoming a nursery

I can't think of a better decorating project can you?

...and that means that our little guy's big boy room transformation will be completed.  He will get into a big bed so that crib can move to the nursery.  Here is his room at the moment.  I like the progress so far but I can't wait to get that iron headboard in there.

That is two projects to complete and I'm excited and already have some ideas for the nursery.  We'll be finding out the sex of number two but I like the idea of a light pretty decor that isn't terribly gender specific.  The room doesn't get a ton of natural light because the only windows lead out to our screened porch.  I want to keep that green color on the walls and I saw this fabric the other day.

khanajhali glacier

The colors aren't quite spot on here.  It is more bright.  Like this pillow shows.

Source: via Teresa on Pinterest

I think the green could tie in nicely with the walls.  I love the pattern and we've got a tan and white striped rug that could be great with it.  It feels light and fresh and calm to me which all sounds ideal when you'll be sitting in a room all hours of the night nursing a baby.

Wouldn't these sheets be pretty up against it?

Source: via Teresa on Pinterest

Being a fickle and emotional pregnant lady I could most definitely change my mind but I'm really loving it at the moment.

So, I hope to be posting more regularly now that I'm feeling better.  This blog has been a great outlet for me and a place to find inspiration but it has been a sweet surprise to find understanding from afar as well.

Have a very happy weekend!


  1. Congratulations!! Two exciting projects indeed.

  2. Oh My!! What great news!! Congratulations!!! I love your baby boy room, I can't wait to see how the new nursery it's going to turn around!

  3. Wow, how very exciting! Congratulations to you and your hubby! I can see why you have the moving itch, but can't wait to see what you do with your nursery! Your home reminds me of my grandmas home she had in Memphis, Tn. Her third bedroom also opened to the hall and kitchen just like yours! She used it for a den after my dad and his brother moved out! Cool!
    dee dee

  4. Yay! What exciting news. Nurseries are the most fun to decorate.
    I know how you feel about that itch to move on. I'm in the same place, but keep reminding myself to enjoy what we have.

  5. Oh Yay, congratulations Teresa!!! I'm glad you are feeling better. That first trimester is so tough! I love your nursery plans; can't wait to see it start coming together. Congrats!!!

    I am SO happy for you guys!!!!
    talk to you soon.


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