Monday, November 14, 2011

Making over our basement into a good hang out space

Guest post written by Nicole Waterson

I guess that one thing I kind of worry about is my teenagers not having a safe place to hang out with their friends when they want to. Because of that, I like to let them invite their friends over often because I feel much safer with them under my watch. Our house doesn't have a good area for them to do that in though, so I decided to make one out of our unfinished basement.

I looked online to see if I could find a good tip or two about how to make a good hang out space for teenagers. That's when I ran across some info on HOME PRO IMPROVEMENT and after I looked through it some, I decided to use them to replace our roofing. My husband's been shopping around for someone to do that forever anyway. 

But I also found some good resources on how to make over our basement. I decided to paint the walls a light gray to make it look more modern than the current beige color. Plus I bought some slipcovers with geometric designs on them to put over our old couches. I think they were pretty impressed by what I did with the space!


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Our Journey towards Making a Family

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Short Version:
11-28-2008- Started Dating

2-14-2010- Got Engaged :)

4-3-2010- First Positive Test- Baby 1 due 12/10/10

5-1-2010- Miscarriage at 8wks2days

12-10-2010- Estimated Due Date for Baby 1

5-5-2011- Second Positive Test- Baby 2 due 1-12-12
5-7-2011- We are Married!! :)
5-14-2011- Miscarriage at 5wks2days

6-16-2011- Repeated Pregnancy Loss blood work
6-23-2011- HSG looks good!
6-23-2011- dx positive ANA- Anti Nuclear Antibodies

07-05-2011- Rheumatologist Appointment
7-11-2011- dx Low Vitamin D levels. Start Prescription Vitamin D and baby aspirin

09/2011- Officially No Longer Preventing

10/5/11-First cycle Actively Trying. AF shows up

11/21/11-Celiac Bloodwork Negative, Vit D still lower than normal, start another prescription. Continue prenatals with Vit. D as well

01-12-12-Estimated Due Date for Baby 2
01/12-Vit D in normal range, start over the counter Daily Calcium with Vit D supplement per Rhuematologist.

2/15/12-Appt with new Ob who is more proactive with Progesterone Testing-suspects progesterone issues.

2/15/12- 5/9/12-Stop trying and start new charting method (Creighton) to watch for hormone imbalance.