Our Biggest DIY Project To Date

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  January 2, 2012 — 26 Comments

I’ve been holding out on y’all. Nick and I have been working for several weeks now on what may be our biggest project ever! No, it’s not a big remodel, although I have always dreamed of adding a half bath…

We’re making our own little person!

Some of you were savvy enough to guess based on my complaints of constant tiredness. I want to thank y’all for being so patient as my productivity plummeted. Turns out that baking a baby really saps your energy! I went from cranking out projects all weekend, every weekend, to lying useless on the couch and trying not to be sick. Things are really looking up now that I’m past the 12 week mark, though, and I’m excited to see what projects the famous nesting instinct will eventually inspire.

As for the baby, he or she is expected to arrive in early July. I think it’s a girl, Nick thinks it’s a boy, but we’ll both be thrilled either way. I am so freaking excited about being a mama! We just can’t wait to meet this little person who will so drastically change our lives.

Between now and then, I’d like to:

  • finish outfitting the front room as a functional family room and office (that can also serve as a playroom for the little one someday)
  • turn the smallest bedroom, which used to be our office, into the most adorable nursery you’ve ever seen
  • finish. the. wing. chairs. Can’t have people coming over to see the baby with no place to sit!

Those are the biggies. I’m sure I’ll distract myself along the way with other little projects I convince myself are vitally important, but I’ll be trying my darnedest to knock out those three big priorities. Hopefully the rest of this pregnancy will go smoothly and I’ll have plenty of time and energy to get it all done!

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


26 responses to Our Biggest DIY Project To Date

  1. Congratulations sweetheart! Welcome to the biggest adventure ever. Life will never be the same ; ) Glad you are feeling better. That 1st trimester is a bear!

  2. Congrats! Babies make life so full of joy!

  3. Carol McMullan Abadie January 2, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Congrats Charlotte! You are beginning the greatest love affair of your life! And it’s the best DIY project…I still say to Brandon, almost a year later, can you believe we created her!?! I hope the rest of your pregnancy is wonderful. Take care!

  4. So excited!!!! You look adorable!

  5. Congratulations Charlotte!! You look so cute…keep up with the pictures, we want to see more! :) Very excited for you and Nick on this new adventure.

    • Charlotte | livingwellonthecheap January 2, 2012 at 2:12 pm

      Haha thanks Kinda! I was thinking of posting bump pics once a month or so if there’s interest.

  6. You were hardly lying “useless” on the couch, sweetie – your body was working hard! Best wishes to you and dad-to-be! It will be fun to continue to be inspired by your DIY projects!

    • Charlotte | livingwellonthecheap January 2, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      Yes, thank you Diane for reminding me to give myself some credit for all that lounging around that I did!

  7. I love your way of announcing it via the 13 weeks picture. I had mentioned it to Sarah that I was curious about your lack of energy a while back.
    Best wishes and slow down. Ms. Joanne (Sarah’s mom).

    • Charlotte | livingwellonthecheap January 2, 2012 at 2:14 pm

      Thanks, Ms. Joanne! Yes I heard from Sarah that you had figured out my secret. You’re very observant!

  8. Congrats, Charlotte on your wonderful news! This will be your best creation ever!
    I knew you had a blog, but today I have been really exploring it. Your talent and creativity amazes me! What a different side (other than at work) that I to see of a young woman who is not only intelligent, but incredibly talented as well! I will continue to enjoy your journey and look forward to seeing more.
    Take good care of yourself in this exciting time of your life.

  9. Congratulations! What a cute announcement. And personally I LOVE baby bump pics!

  10. I am beyond excited! Girl or boy, it does not matter. A healthy baby and mama will be just fine! Can’t wait to hold my first grandchild! Glad that you are feeling better and have more energy.

  11. Janet (Country Mouse January 3, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    Congratulations!!!! I am so excited for the three of you.

  12. AHhh!!!!! This is how I feel: (@*!&!&@&#&*@(!(!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I’m so happy for you guys, and I know you will have one super good looking kiddo!

    Prayers for a healthy, happy baby and mama!

    P.S. I LOVE your reveal!

  13. So in the middle of all this wedding planning I have going on, I missed the memo that you are pregnant! CONGRATS! How exciting for you! I can’t wait to see how the nursery turns out.

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