Just a quick post to share some
SUPER CUTE pics of Mr. Caiden from our appt on Tuesday. These are from
20w1d. I LOVE his sweet little face already! I think he looks like
Greyson. I can't wait to hold my precious son!
We are super busy this weekend!! We are tackling MORE PROJECTS on this long weekend! Painted the exterior of our house (LONG OVERDUE!!!) I'm in LOVE with the colors!!! Have a look!
BEFORE WE PAINTED!
Greyson Made sure we were safe!
Rocking his Naajartie shirt!
Enjoy! Oh and IF I don't post tomorrow, Enjoy your Memorial Day and be safe out there if you are traveling!
So I have had a few
people ask me the details of the playroom, so I will lay them out in a
post! The quote to have a the room built for us was approx
$8,000-$12,000. UMMM....YEAH...NO. There was NO WAY that was happening.
Hubby is quite handy so he was confident he could do most if not all of
the work himself (with some help from me and a few friends!) First thing
that he did was measure out the room and calculate how far apart the
wooden studs needed to be that would be added to the metal frame. The
studs were needed to support the OSB (OSP?) wood that was used on the
outside AND to support the drywall that was installed inside.
After The OSP was put up, the wood needed to be covered with vapor barrier/moisture barrier (similar to what is put on a roof before tar and shingles, to keep water out) This was donated to us so the black paper cost $0...(OSP, Studs, Drywall and Hardie Board + screws, etc= $1,000) The insulation was donated to us so it was also $0.... We installed the drywall ourselves.
Electrical was ran by a friends husband. He did the wiring from the breaker box to the wall and ran the wire through the attic for us. My hubby did the actual hook up of all outlets and installed outlets and lights on wall.
Outside finished and just needs to be painted along with the entire exterior of our house.
Special order carpet with more expensive odor eater under-padding $625
wall unit by Ikea $99/ea cloth bins $5.99/ea
Ikea bench seating $39.99/ea Storage bins- Ikea $19.99/ea pillows from Ikea's "AS IS" section. they are couch backs that I re-purposed as cushions since it's more comfortable $49.99/ea. Cloth (canvas indoor/outdoor material) Jo-Ann's fabric 3yds $30
After building supplies, carpet and decor we spent $3804.96, the build took 15 days from start to finish. Four 3/4 day weekends (hubby is sometimes off 4days in a row or 3 days) if you would like to know the EXACT prices for the major things that i didn't list you can find it on my pinterest page
We have been agonizing over names for WEEKS! We were pretty sure what we were going to name baby IF it was a girl, but we had NOTHING if it was a boy. Well, as y'all know we found out it IS a boy so we had to get busy! We went back and forth and up and down and couldn't agree.
We BOTH made lists and X'd so...many....names... It was getting serious, folks! Finally hubs made a list and made 3 copies of names from several places we looked at. We both circled names on the list and then designated if we liked it for a first name (F) or a middle name (M) then we had 3 elimination rounds. Out of the 39 names we liked only SIX made it to the final round!
Man it was rough.... BUT it was totally worth it because we LOVE our little bundle's name! So I won't make you wait any longer.
Speaking of our newest little prince. He's doing great! Last appointment he was on track and everything looked good. Still doing monthly appointments, not sure when it's going to change to every 2wks, but I think we have at least another 2 months before that happens.. This is the hard time for me, the nursery is almost complete and now it's just the waiting... And waiting....AND MORE WAITING! In the mean time I am still inducing lactation. It's slower going this time than last time, but I had more time to dedicate to it when I didn't already have a toddler running around. I am not giving up though. I am pumping and doing the best that I can... He will get breast milk and he will be nursed so that's all that matters, but I've come to terms now with that fact that I will have to supplement too. So that's my update! Until next time!!