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Old Jan 13th, 2016, 11:44 AM   31
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Thank you so much for sharing, Sara! Love your ideas - what a great board! I'm following you ) My husband is a bit of a woodworker (on the side) too. Only problem is he is SO busy with projects that need to be done around the house as well as his job (which is an hour away, so that takes time away too). He's supposed to be making our DD a dollhouse bookcase (like the one from Pottery Barn), shelves for inside her closet, and a bookcase for the nursery. The nursery bookcase has been in the works since before my DD was born.... and he's currently doing the painting/ceiling scraping for DD's big girl room (which is the priority at the moment, so that we can get her out of the nursery). So you can see his projects don't get done quickly. Unfortunately, that makes me feel like it's mostly up to me if I want to get stuff done before this baby comes!

Geralyn - WOW! Beautiful nursery! Love the "poop deck" sign on the dresser! Also love your mobile! Did you attach it to a ready made mobile?? Does it actually spin?

Ruby, keep us posted!



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2016, 13:25 PM   32
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I'm very lucky that my husband is never not on time for a project. I might be going into labor but he will have everything finished. His work schedule is pretty great. He works forty to fifty hours a week but he only works four days. He is literally sanding the last side of the cradle next to me. And if he doesn't think he can get something done on time he tells me. My mother is worried about the projects but turning things over to my husband is as good as checking them off the list. I don't worry about it at all. My projects on the other hand I'm working six days a week and I keep falling asleep instead of getting things done.



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2016, 14:16 PM   33
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Ever write an entire post, only to have the whole thing somehow delete on you?? UGH!!! Anyway, here goes again....

Sara, I know exactly what you mean about falling asleep on the things we need to get done ourselves! I have a few natural childbirthing books that I am trying to get through before going into labor, and every night I just don't feel like picking up a book - too tired. Then I stress over not getting the reading done!

As for the husbands, you are lucky that yours gets his projects done on time! Mine always underestimates how long it will take to get something done. For example, he thought he would have my DD's room done over Christmas vacation in December... when in reality, we finally just got all of the furniture out of the room last weekend But, to his credit, he does have other things popping up. He had to do some manual labor on two of our cars in order to keep them running. I should just count us as lucky that he is able to do that kind of thing for us, so that we don't have to pay a mechanic to do it...



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2016, 14:31 PM   34
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Ever write an entire post, only to have the whole thing somehow delete on you?? UGH!!! Anyway, here goes again....

Sara, I know exactly what you mean about falling asleep on the things we need to get done ourselves! I have a few natural childbirthing books that I am trying to get through before going into labor, and every night I just don't feel like picking up a book - too tired. Then I stress over not getting the reading done!

As for the husbands, you are lucky that yours gets his projects done on time! Mine always underestimates how long it will take to get something done. For example, he thought he would have my DD's room done over Christmas vacation in December... when in reality, we finally just got all of the furniture out of the room last weekend But, to his credit, he does have other things popping up. He had to do some manual labohr on two of our cars in order to keep them running. I should just count us as lucky that he is able to do that kind of thing for us, so that we don't have to pay a mechanic to do it...
He isn't a mechanic but that is the only area he isn't handy at. He is very intense and gets super focused. I was worried he would start brewing beer, he has an insane all grain gravity system that once he starts will eat up a couple of weeks but, nope. He is doing my honey-dos. I'm lucky that it's winter. In the summer fly fishing starts and the garden and he is pretty much outside for four or five months. I'm already making plans to take little man camping on the river. And he is adjusting the garden to make baby food. So many hobbies and interests. He wants to start teaching himself to play the piano so he can teach the baby... he will do it to. After eight years I just sit back and watch and see what is next and hope it's not something I hate.

I am trying to push at work for a few more weeks and then slow down when I get too big to keep up. Then I will have the time and energy to get my stuff done.



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2016, 14:42 PM   35
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So funny! Our husbands would get along so well! Mine is also into homebrewing (though admittedly, he hasn't done it in a while) & is currently teaching himself the piano! One thing I can say is he doesn't fish... but he's into gardening/growing his own veggies/herbs! I agree - in the summer it's even busier, because he's always outside taking care of landscaping. He loves his toys (which include the lawn mower, weed wacker, etc.) He's one of those guys that wants our lawn/house to look its best at all times.



 
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Old Jan 13th, 2016, 14:43 PM   36
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the last piece of the cradle before he starts staining and then assembling. please excuse my laundry pile in my chair. I will get it done. I will.

and just to brag my valentines day present last year. I couldn't find a book case I liked that wasn't 600 bucks or more so he made it for me.



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Old Jan 14th, 2016, 01:03 AM   37
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Wow that's awesome! What a clever hubby!!



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2016, 10:55 AM   38
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Oooooo Sara, that's amazing!!! Love!!!



 
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Old Jan 14th, 2016, 11:06 AM   39
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I know. I am lucky.



 
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Old Jan 18th, 2016, 23:21 PM   40
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Hi ladies, I have been working hard on the nursery (should have taken a before pic! It was literally a storage room!) so thought I would update you with some pics. I have ordered a big red 'C' for behind the cot and thinking I will get a rug for the floor. Then I want to wall mount a shelf and get some more decorations. Coming along slowly though!



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