8 weeks to go! Crazy! ...the good news is that our house is coming along. We've also been meeting a lot of the other doggie neighbors on our walks with Maggie. So we are all starting to settle in more and more. Although this is my old neighborhood, I grew up in 700 Minorca which is just one block south of our home. The other day I took Maggie on a walk around the block to show her the house. My name and that of my childhood friend Nicole is still in the cement in the sidewalk, October 1990!
As for progress on the house...window treatments have been ordered, old bedroom furniture was sold and moved out of the garage and nearly all the holes left behind by old nails have been patched. Then, today we had the new office couch delivered, 3 out of 4 walls are painted in the prettiest historic shade of blue and the nursery is coming along. Tomorrow the hall will be painted, the kitchen will get finish being painted as will the office and the garage will continue to get organized... I say give us 3...maybe 4 more weeks and we should be as done as we can be before Baby C arrives.
I am feeling good and the reality of our due dates fast approach is sinking in since the most thoughtful and generous gifts from family and friends have started to arrive and are piling up in the living room since the nursery is not yet ready to house them. Overall, things are good with us...cannot complain. We're busy, I'm growing and soon...I'll be able to sleep on my back again!
The house is far from being ready to be seen...but here are a few spots that I don't mind sharing.
This first shot is of my beloved garden goats...Rodrigo and Roberto del Pan...they are standing on and around a mound of dirt from some work that is being done in our backyard.
The next shot is of part of the living room. It's not all done, but I LOVE this part. I am in love with my shelves...literally, I want to marry them (ha ha ha). I've always wanted a wall-o-books...and now here it is. A lovely blend of my favorite books and mementos. The space was carefully crafted in my head. The painting is not in its final place yet. I just wanted to get it off the ground so I hung it there...it needs to be lower.
The next shot is of the exterior of the house. Isn't it pretty? I love our house. I look forward to having it all set and organized so that we can have family and friends over. As soon as more of it is in place I will take pictures to share.
We have not taken a week 31 picture yet...but we will before it is done in a couple of days.
Greetings from the new living room. I'm not going to show it to you for a few weeks...until everything is done and set...but we're in our new home.
We love it! We are definitely going to enjoy this house for years to come and Baby C will be a happy girl here too. Her older 4 legged sister Maggie is already getting use to the new house.
So...through the moving, packing, settling and pregnancy, I also had my opening night at Books and Books in Coral Gables. I am showing 18 new paintings in their gallery...all for sale, and two have actually already sold! I'll be posting those pictures on cSd Art and Illustration soon.
In the meantime...the top picture is one of me at 30 weeks in my in-laws backyard. OR you can see a preview of our beautiful pregnancy photographs taken yesterday and our photographer, the talented Sheri Mazariegos, said I didn't look pregnant at all...I surely don't feel like I don't look pregnant. Sheri has already uploaded a preview so click here to see more!!! Until next time...here's to nesting and growing.
We moved! ...this means that things have been very busy...it also means we have not had Internet (until today ...hoorah!). I promise to post pictures of our beautiful new home as soon as it looks beautiful and less boxy...
One night before we moved out of the house on Mendavia, I woke up at 5am and could not get back to bed. I kept thinking about Baby C's nursery and the things I wanted to do to pull it together in a chic and not too girly way...that's when I started to rethink my original design for her monogram.
I made my way downstairs at 5:45am and started working on this little project on a very large canvas. Before I knew it...it was 7am and I was tired again and basically done with the monogram. I will not show the final product until the nursery is set...but this does give you a nice preview of it.
Today marks week 30! ...as we were so busy last week, there is no "official" 29 week picture...but I feel like I've ballooned in the past week, and do have a shelf going now. Also having kicked in this past week...evidence of Baby C potentially coming out with a full head of hair. We'll see is the old wives tale is true in 10 short weeks.
In other news...Friday is the opening night of my show at Books and Books in Coral Gables. I have posted new paintings on cSd Art and Illustration. Take a look...and if you are in Miami, I hope you will stop by.