Thursday, March 10, 2011

Week Thirty-One

Week thirty-one has been focused on finishing up a few small projects around the house. When we moved in we really took our time unpacking and making things organized. Part of our laziness was due to my lack of wanting to use toxic chemicals and lift heavy objects. But, we have finally got almost all of the need-to-do-now items checked off our list. We spent quite a few hours in the office organizing paperwork and unidentifiable bins, followed by several hours in the bathroom making it more enjoyable. If you remember from an earlier post, we are planning to gut the main bathroom at some point in the future, but we wanted to do something now to make it better. First up we painted the walls Dolphin Fin followed by touching up the cabinet, mirror and countertop. Matt built me a new shelf to go under the countertop and we added window coverings and a crown molding valance. We thought we would need to re-grout everything due to the fact that the grout was tan in color and it should have been white... but after several hours with some grout cleaner and an electric toothbrush the grout is now bright white again and it was about half the hard work. I have to say the bathroom is far from new and spectacular, but at least the Tomasoski's can visit again and I don't have to apologize for the sub-par conditions. It feels good to have some personal touches in the house, although my internal battle with my type A, I want it done now personality, has almost gotten the best of me and I still want a few more things done now! The last few tasks that we really want to tackle before Lilly gets here include the kitchen floor, the hot water heater and some problem plumbing in the main floor bathroom.

31 weeks: Baby weighs as much as four oranges
Your baby now weighs as much as four navel oranges. (Length: over 16 inches, head to heel.)