I’ve been desperately wanting a vanity table for our bedroom over the last few months but haven’t wanted to shell out the couple hundred dollars that I knew it would take to find a decent one. Nor have I had the time to even look! I’ve always stood at the bathroom sink to do my makeup and hair and therefore my bathroom sink always looks like an explosion of makeup, hair products, heat styling tools, brushes, combs, perfumes, nail polishes, etc. Completely out of control. Out of space and out of energy to continue standing at the sink every morning (thanks so much pregnancy), I decided that I had to find a vanity table STAT.
About a week ago while I was sitting on my couch thinking about my ideas for the nursery I started contemplating what to do with the office furniture. And then a light bulb came on. I had a desk that I needed to relocate, a mirror sitting in a closet downstairs, and a stool sitting in the corner of the living room collecting dust.
I’m planning on replacing the drawer pulls and painting the mirror. All of the furniture in our bedroom is very mix and match so eventually I’d like to paint our bed frame, dresser, and bedside tables all white. Or pick one piece to paint a bold bright color. We also desperately need to paint the walls a different color and I’d like to replace the stool all together with a new chair (maybe this one?) as it’s too tall for the desk and I can’t scoot forward to look in the mirror comfortably.
Dress: Kenya Dress // courtesy of Eshakti.com
Cape: New York & Co.
**Photos taken by Nate
Symptoms Up To This Point: I’ve been beyond blessed (so far) to have very few symptoms. So few that it’s made it a little hard to believe that I’m actually pregnant. I found out pretty early on and I kept waiting for the impending doom of nausea, but it never really came. The only TRULY odd symptom so far is that I got Chipotle one evening and couldn’t eat it. It disgusted me. I’m hoping that was a weird ONE TIME thing because Chipotle is my favorite food. And the only time I’ve gotten uncontrollably sick was after I smelled rotten Chipotle once it sat in my lunch box over night. Sigh. The other “you’re pregnant” signs have been very faint – I smell everything (but I always have), I’m a little crankier, I get emotional more easily (like at concerts and when the football team runs on to the field at a UK game. LOL. Ridiculous.), I wake up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night (I never used to do that), I don’t sleep very soundly, and I get tired pretty quickly. But none of those things are so off the charts that I would call them real symptoms, if that makes sense.
Aerial Training During Pregnancy: A lot of people have automatically assumed that I will give up Aerial Silks. But fortunately, as long as I continue to feel well I should be just fine to continue on with my training (per my doctor). I have some limitations now and I can’t do ALL of the things I was doing, of course, but I’m pretty excited to keep at it and stay in great shape throughout my pregnancy. I fully believe in listening to your body though and I plan to take it day by day! We have a showcase coming up in December so I’m hoping I’ll get some of my energy back towards the second trimester and be able to perform a routine. I have to start working on the choreography now though! I’m really looking forward to having to get a little creative with it since I won’t be able to incorporate a lot of my favorite moves/drops! If I can’t do it, that will be okay too! But it’s so much fun knowing that I have a little aerial baby flying along with me and I think it would be wonderful to perform a routine during this special time!
Feelings On Boy or Girl: I have no feelings what-so-ever, though I did have a dream two nights ago that it was a boy. Most people are leaning towards it being a girl, for all of the obvious reasons. Nate is completely convinced it’s a girl. We will definitely find out as soon as we can! I’ve thought about how fun it would be to be surprised but I just don’t have it in me to wait. We have a few names picked out and it will feel a lot more real once we can truly pick one and call them by it. <3
Current Focus/Obsessions: Right now I’m obsessing over our house – cleaning, organizing, completing projects we’ve been meaning to start/finish, and turning our office into a nursery. Being extra tired and having a cold has kept my butt on the couch while thinking about all of the things I want to do. I’m determined to make some progress this weekend!