Ombre Dresser {DIY}

There has been a lot of baby talk in our household lately. So instead of diving right in and decorating the nursery I decided to focus on Claire’s room for a while- since most of her stuff will go to Baby #2 it makes sense to start transitioning!

We were lucky enough to get all Claire’s new bedroom furniture from my parents, woo hoo! They just needed a little TLC. I let Claire pick out the colors for her room and these days her favorite color is orange, and we’re talking bright safety orange. As a duck fan, it’s hard for me to go all out orange. So instead of going full on with the furniture I decided to paint the dresser in different shades of orange in an ombre effect to soften the colors up a bit.


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Baby Gender Prediction!

I can’t believe I’m already in week 20 of this pregnancy! It really is going by fast. This Friday we find out what we are having. So excited!! I thought it would be fun to go through all the fun gender prediction indicators and let you all have a guess!

Chinese Gender Prediction Chart

This is a chart that takes into account your age and the month of conception to give you a gender prediction. Some people swear by it. And it was right with Claire. Survey Says: GIRL

Baby Bump Position

For some reason I really can’t tell how I’m carrying this baby, but other people have told me it looks like I’m carrying high. I’ve also noticed I can pretty much still wear and button my regular pants, so the bump must be high. Survey says: GIRL

Heart Rate

At our initial visit the rate heart was around 160 bpm and the second appointment it was around 150 bpm. With Claire she was always in the 150 range- they say over 140 means girl, under means boy. Survey says: GIRL

The String Test

This one never works for me. Supposedly if you tie a ring to a string and let it hang over your belly it should swing either back and forth {which would indicate girl} or in a circle {which would mean boy}, for me it never does anything…it just dangles. Survey says: ????

Morning Sickness

Oh yes. Lots and lots of morning sickness. It lasted from week 7 through week 16. The EXACT same time frame I had it with Claire. Throwing up multiple times every morning {SO glad to be passed that}. Girls supposedly make you sicker than boys. Survey says: GIRL


I would say my complexion has stayed about the same. Haven’t broken out a ton but haven’t noticed my skin getting clearer either. They say girls steal your beauty and boys give you a better complexion, but I don’t know what it means if it stays the same. Survey says: ????

Food Cravings/Aversions

This time around I have been craving more sweet things. Like donuts, scones, and pop tarts. And some sour things too, like pickles and lemonade. They say sweet means girl and salty and sour means boy. I have a combo of both…so who knows. With Claire I wanted more salty things like potato chips and french fries. My aversions have been the same as last time…mainly lettuce and spinach. I think the jury’s out on this one too. Survey says: ????

So there you have it. Majority of these say GIRL and I know they are not necessarily correct, but I’ve also been feeling girl. I would be pretty surprised if it was a boy, but of course happy and excited with whatever this little babe is :)

What’s your guess??

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