Sunday, October 19, 2014

Halloween Living Room 2014

Hello Friends!

It's been a long while since my last post. I think I sorta under-estimated baby watching and thought that I could do more stuff than just being with my baby. Believe me I had P-L-A-N-S with all my anticipated "free" time. But I guess, though I deal with kids and babies in the clinic, all day long, I never realized that just one child can really take up all your time!

I am in no way complaining, it's just that I remember mothering a baby a bit differently now nine years after. I'm so thankful and blessed to have my mom come and help me out so I can take afternoon naps in between breastfeeding and all other things baby.

Anyway, this weekend I had a some free time (thanks to my hubs and oldest son who took turns taking care of Sophia), so I decided to start decorating for Halloween, something ardently requested by my youngest son. So I did...


Our Staircase as posted on IG

I did not buy a single new item for Halloween this year yet. And the only thing I'm planning on getting new are the candies I'll be giving away. I just 'rotated' all our old stuff around the house.

Spider-filled stairway

Instead of the usual rats and mouse I had in the stairway the Previous years, I decided to put spiders here !

One more look
I also placed simple vignette above the piano with my Missoni vases and geodes.

Creepy crawly spiders on the piano too

Halloween Living Room


Coffee table Vignette

Moved 2 bat pillows that usually stay in the basement,  to the seats here
Side table goodies and ghouls
Simple Mantle with brass animal menagerie and some spider webs

Our Media center got Halloween-ized too

Ghosts up in the display cases too

My simple Asian-inspired console for Halloween only got spider web mats

See?
Simple entry table with my son's pet ghosts greet everyone who enter
Added my old spider runners on the doors and used painters tape to attach them
Hopefully, I can share with you the Dining room soon.
It's not gonna be as detailed as my previous Halloween Dining rooms, but still, it will be Halloween ready when the day comes.

I'll try to do some back-reading too soon, miss all your posts already, especially the ORC!

Have a Wonderful Week!

VEL 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Basement Guest Room BEFORE & AFTER

You know I just finished fixing up our basement guest room and I wanted to share the BEFORE & AFTER since I haven't done much decorating lately!

Take note, this room has no windows, has a crawl space hole above the bed, a storm room door leading to the storm room and no personality whatsoever.


BEFORE -BED AREA
AFTER


BEFORE - TV/WARDROBE AREA

AFTER


BEFORE -DESK AREA


AFTER


BEFORE - STORM DOOR

AFTER
If you want to know more details in this room here are the LINKS below...


VEL 

Friday, October 3, 2014

Welcome to the world Sophia!!!

Hello Friends!

She's finally here to rock our world and melt our hearts day in and day out!


Thank you so much for all your well wishes, prayers and just plain positive thoughts all throughout my pregnancy and beyond! You guys have been so supportive and I can't help but feel that my blogging friends are like 'family' to me too! 


Let me tell you a little bit of story about the big birthday.

I was scheduled for C-section at 7:30 am at a hospital 40 minutes away from our home. So my hubs and I had to get up early, like 4 am, since we needed to be there by 5 am for prep and all. I woke up at 2 am, and could not go back to sleep anymore - excitement, anxiousness, whatever it was, it kept me up, until it was time to go.

Selfie before being wheeled in
Everything was routine and I was wheeled in into the Operating room around 7:15am. We were all happy, including my OB, that we could all start earlier than planned. And then the 'not-so-lucky' thing happened... you see when they had to put in my Spinal Anesthesia, the nurse anesthetist  was having trouble. She first tried 3x and failed... She was so sorry and could not understand why she couldn't get into the right spot. I was very patient too because I knew this was no easy procedure and I did have a history of being a difficult back stick (with my 2nd one, a resident tried 4x and failed before the attending got it), I just kept on praying they get it because we might have to postpone or do  another form of anesthesia which I was not ready for.

The Anesthesiologist was called in, and he was apparently the 'sharp shooter' of the entire hospital. We thought he got it the first try but after 11 minutes of waiting for the anesthesia to kick in, we knew it was another failed attempt since I was still feeling everything! So he came back tried 2 more times before he finally got it! That made a total of 7 pokes on my back+ more for the local anesthesia they put in!!!

Anyhow, my OB got Sophia out at 8:29 am and hearing her beautiful and strong cry just made me cry myself! I was just so happy. My hubs left my side to see her and take those precious first moments and by the time I saw her I was sobbing with joy - perfect. Our pediatrician, who is actually a close friend of ours,  congratulated us and gave us the thumbs up. God is great.



So now we are 1 week into her life and still learning from each others new and old routines. She is a good baby and although my breast milk is not enough yet to fully satisfy her, I know it will come in time. But for now, I'm wallowing in sheer bliss knowing she is finally here - fine and healthy, and that for sure life can only get better from here!


CHEERS!



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