Nesting part Deux and I’m due!

It’s me, Julie, again. Though I’d post my insanity the past few weeks. I don’t know what it is about the last few weeks of pregnancy but it helps me get my life (or my brain should i say) in order and my priorities out of order. Painting grout becomes more important than food and organizing closets more important than PTA (I’m kidding but I have been a little out of whack). Although I have made Brian and those around me probably close to crazy we have achieved some order! Now picture if you can Gwen and Lucy’s room with black paint above the bead board (don’t have a before picture–been trying to forget it). That black color was picked out by our renters while we were living in Utah. To their credit they did do a nice painting job but black wasn’t really up our alley. The room turned out but I should have only papered one wall. You get the idea here. It’s very girly (or granny–I think that’s my style) and Lucy loves it–that’s all that matters.

Gwen and Lucy's sassy new room

Abby and Grace are growing up and had picture day the other day. Because Grace was not feeling too well, I decided to grab a shot for myself because who knows how the school pictures are ever going to turn out. Aren’t they getting big?

picture day and they're growing up

Gwen is spending her last days in the pool. She thinks she is so big lounging in the tube while Brian “works and watches” nearby. We are going to miss the pool for a few months!

cute GWen

Baby brothers room is as finished as it’s going to get. I didn’t have a vision for this room but a cute bumper pad to start with (from Jana 🙂 to help “get er done”. It’s simple and hopefully not overly girly as Brian has been stating with the polka dots. I hope this little guy makes it at our house.

The before complete mess of a nursery?! if you want to call it that
the unsightly before

The afters
baby brohters new pad


changing area

Also been painting the banisters. What a hellish monster job–priming 2 coats, then painting a white coat, followed by taping off and painting a brown/black coat. Only thing left is a coat or two of varnish and touch up–don’t know if I have it in me…really!

and more banisters

Another note my lovely had a birthday and turned 34–can’t believe it. We did it Brian style with Thai food and low key ice cream at Golden Spoon. He looks as good as he did at sixteen when I met him and I’m still crazy in love with him. He is a great support to me and our family and mostly he’s still my best friend. Love you, Brian 🙂

the birthday boy

Now just to get this new little guy here. My Dr. is leaving town next Wednesday for a week and is concerned that I will get sectioned so this little guy may visit our family earlier than thought if I’m ready to go on Monday when he checks me. I can truly say we are crazy excited to have a little boy at our house to even out the progesterone levels. What a blessing new babies are. We’ll keep you posted. Now just for the name…hmmm…still a little stumped!

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16 thoughts on “Nesting part Deux and I’m due!”

  1. Your rooms are Pottery Barn beautiful…actually even better than Pottery Barn! I looked at the pictures over and over in amazement! Your banister is stunning and I love the pictures there in your stairwell. Need I say again how talented you are? I am so excited for your new baby boy! I will check back for an update and pictures of the new arrival. Good luck with everything! I will be thinking about you.

  2. Ooooohhhhhh Julie. You make me say bad words (in a good way) when I see the unbelievable rooms you put together! To say you are talented is the understatement of the century. Can I come sleep over in Lu and Gwenys room? 🙂 And baby boy’s room… total perfection in my book. Love it all! I’ve always wanted stairs so I could have a fancy black and white banister like that! Love it all. When can we start our business??

  3. You are amazing. Please come and help me at my house!!! Are you going to Sawyer or a different doctor? Keep us posted.

  4. HOLY HANNAH! OH MY!! WOW…WOW…WOW! Julie…I knew it would be phenomenally fantabulous…but this is…WOW…I am without words! Carter’s words, “Oh my GRACIOUS!” It looks amazing! Funny that you put on little man Elcock’s wall what I want in my new little girly room…though not sure we can swing it…I like it one wall on your room…I was thinking all around the room in mine….not sur eif my hubby is up to the job? Ask Brian what his going rate is?? (Then again, you very well could have done it yourself!!) Banister looks divine…and the girls’ room….you could rent it out by the night for a pretty penny!!

  5. Wow, everything looks great. Only thing missing is the baby…and then all will be perfect. Best wishes on the delivery.

  6. I don’t even know what to say. I am just going to go stick my head in the sand. I am way too lazy to pull those rooms together. Julie…. can you have atleast one flaw somewhere? SERIOUSLY!!!!

  7. Will you come decorate my house? Can I just tell you how much we miss you guys, and your cute girls. It’s just not the same!! We are so excited for your upcoming addition. Good luck!!

  8. I am in awwww of your house & how it is decorated…I know you must hear this all the time-but it is awesome!!!!! I love it! If I had extra money & you didn’t have 4 soon to be 5 kiddos running around-I would hire you on the spot!! Im thinking about you and baby boy due any time!!! TAke it easy!!

  9. Hi Julie,
    I came across your blog when I was on Amy’s. It is so fun to see your cute family. Congratulations on your baby boy. I too have four daughters. My fourth pregnancy was twins, so I got another girl, and my first boy. You have a beautiful family. Kelly

  10. Julie…! I love everything you’ve done, it’s beyond fabulous! Thanks for sharing the pics with us! I have been thinking of you….wishing you luck with your new baby boy! I can’t wait to see him, he will be one loved little guy!!!

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