What’s the last month of one’s pregnancy without a little excitement, right? Historically, we always seem to have some kind of home improvement project going on when I’m in the home stretch, so this time really shouldn’t be any different. When Jake was born, we were redoing a bathroom (in fact, if I remember correctly, about two hours after we were home from the hospital, Drew was finishing up the wainscotting!). When Noah was born, he was working on our deck. So we might as well go out with a bang for our last baby!
Last night we got the plans for the shed dormer we are putting on our house, and if all goes well construction will start late next week. (Well, at least the power washing — I figure the actual holes-in-house stuff will be the week after assuming we get our permits in a timely manner.) Currently our upstairs is two huge bedrooms — ours and one that the boys share — and a weird sitting area type space at the top of the stairs, between the two rooms. In a little over a month, we’ll have four bedrooms upstairs (three smaller ones for the kids as well as ours), and in our bedroom we’re gaining an enormous walk-in closet as well as some extra space. We’re also going to have two windowseats put in (one in our room in an area that would otherwise be dead space, and one in the dormer in the front bedroom (which Jake has claimed).
And as a bonus we’re also gaining a small linen closet in the new hallway. I’m thrilled about this because the upstairs bathroom doesn’t have a closet in it, so this will be perfect! Honestly, I am not looking forward to moving all the furniture and the inconvenient sleeping arrangements this will create in my final month of pregnancy, but we’ve certainly dealt with worse and it’s just for a couple weeks. I can do anything for a couple weeks! The project won’t be entirely finished when we come home from the hospital, but by that point it will probably be interior stuff — mouldings, painting, etc. It will all be so worth the minor frustrations we’ll likely deal with. The boys are excited about having their own rooms and I am thrilled to be able to decorate a little girl’s room! I’ve got plans… oh yes, I do. I’m thinking gray carpet, light violet walls, birds and roses, all vintagey and slightly shabby.
So that is what we’ll be up to in these final weeks. Might as well keep it interesting!