My last post might have been somewhat of a buzzkill, but I’m not one to sugarcoat my feelings and also maybe it’ll help someone out there who’s struggling with a more difficult pregnancy realize that she’s not alone. I read so many blogs and have had so many friends who have had seemingly uneventful pregnancies. Sometimes that’s hard too. Pregnancy isn’t always rainbows and puppies, but sometimes it’s portrayed like it is and when yours isn’t, it’s easy to get wrapped up in that.
Anyway, I promised a post about dinosaurs, right?
We’ve spent the past few weekends doing projects around the house getting ready for the baby. We have painted the nursery (pictures to come after we get furniture) but hadn’t really thought much about decorating it. I was messing around on Etsy and found this wooden dinosaur that I really liked that hangs on the wall. Problem was, it was like $70. So we decided to make one ourselves and found ourselves, once again, in Home Depot on Saturday morning.
We bought a piece of plywood that was about $10 and a tester of green paint that was like $3. We got home and drew the outline of the dinosaur on the plywood.
Then Jason, who is a man of many saws, took his jigsaw and cut it out. (That’s the nursery if you want a little sneak peek.)
After it was cut out, we took it outside and painted it green.
Tada! Wooden dinosaur – $15.
Now the only question is, do we paint and eye and mouth on him or leave him totally green? He’s going to be mounted on the wall of the nursery eventually.
After our day of dinosaur, we had a nice date night. We’ve had this gift card to Cinebistro (one of those movie theaters that serves food) forever and finally used it.
We might have gotten to the theater slightly late and had to sit in the front row, but it was still fun. We didn’t end up actually eating there, but instead went to a nearby thai and sushi restaurant, Bua, afterward. I wasn’t that hungry, so I got a cup of Tom Kha soup with shrimp (yes, I’m aware that it’s probably chicken broth. Ignorance is bliss, my friends).
I also had a California Roll. I miss raw sushi.
Dinosaur and date night – the cure for pregnancy anxiety.