Now, for starters I want to reiterate what a terrible idea it is to have work done in your home if/when you are pregnant. Do it before, or after, is my suggestion. Although you won't listen to me, and you know how I know? Because I was told THIS EXACT SAME THING by smart women who went before me. And I stupidly went against their advice.
Because what's happened is I have hit week 28 -- the start of the third trimester -- and it's like a switch was flipped. The cankles are on a whole new (painful) level. My back hurts so much it hurts to lift my left leg just to put on a pair of pants. I'm almost certainly waddling. And I'm much too tired to deal with a full week of strangers arriving to my house at the crack of dawn for home improvements. There isn't even a comfortable piece of furniture to sit on because everything's been centered in each room and tarped over.
This is quickly becoming a "first world problems" post, isn't it?
In any case, they tell me the painting is going to be done today. I have some doubts, but they might pull it off. They've done a great job, much faster and much better than I ever would have been able to do myself. Painting is totally a skill; one I do not possess.
So here's a bit of a teaser, just a progress report on where we are right now.
In any case I really love how the gray is turning out, and the blue in the baby's room is totally adorable.
And now, a question for you. Originally I'd planned to replace the carpet in the family room with laminate, but after talking it over with the husband, we've decided to put in new carpet so there's a soft floor for babies to crawl around on. My question is -- what color carpet do you think would look good in there with the gray walls and white fireplace? I don't really want to do white because there WILL be stains, another shade of gray seems like a lot of gray. I think I'm going to have to browse pinterest for a while.