Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The New Bedroom Downstairs

When we moved into our new home, Steve and I decided it would be nice to add a fourth bedroom downstairs, in the unfinished part of our basement. It wasn't high on the priority list, though. We had other improvements that were more important. At the end of June of this year, those improvements had been completed, and we made the decision to move forward with adding the new bedroom downstairs.

Since I was pregnant, I couldn't really help much with this project. Steve drew out the floorplan of the new room, and got to work framing, insulating and sheetrocking (along with Danny's help). He also wired the new room, and did all the ductwork, so the room is heated and cooled. A contractor completed the mudding and texturing of the walls. A fresh coat of paint and new carpet finished the project. Of course, this provided me an excellent opportunity to go shopping to decorate the new room. Below is the finished product. It was completed about two weeks before Kara came, which was perfect timing so when family came to visit after her birth, they had a new room to stay in. I am so proud of my handy husband!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Two Months Old

Last Wednesday Kara Grace was two months old. I really cannot even believe how quickly the time has flown by since her birth. She has grown up so much, so quickly.

Some of the things I love about this little gal:
-Goes to bed between 9:30 and 10:30, wakes up between 2 and 4 for a feeding, then back to sleep until 5 or 6
-Will sleep pretty much anywhere for her naps, though her bed is the least preferred spot to sleep (we are working on this one...)
-Smiles and coos now
-Very patient with Kylie, as her big sister gives her lots of attention
-Laid back personality
-Snuggly little thing she is
We will forever be grateful for this little girl coming into our lives. I am addicted to kissing and loving on her, and when she wakes up from her naps, I feel like I missed spending time with her while she was sleeping. This Christmas season, as I am pondering all of our blessings, Kara Grace is at the top of the list (along with Kylie, of course). We love you Kara!