Feb 24, 2013

Nursery Project #1

When I found out that we were going to have a baby, I immediately started envisioning my future nursery.  Of course, at the time, I didn't know if Baby Scurlock would be a boy or a girl but I planned to do white furniture regardless.  However, as many of my fellow SO medical wives know, student loans hardly cover regular expenses let alone baby expenses.

So, with the help of my Mom (soon to be Grandma) we have embarked on a number of DIY projects.  The biggest of which was finding and refinishing a changing table.  Mom and I went about 10 different antique stores looking for the perfect piece of furniture.  It took a little while, but we finally came across this gem.

It's an old buffet, but was the perfect length and height to become a changing table.  And, it was only $95.00!  We lugged it home and finally got to work on it last weekend.  First, we had to glue and clamp the large crack on the top of the changing table.

Followed by sanding.  LOTS of sanding. Some puttying.  And some hardware stripping.  Not my favorite part of the project, but as Mom says "the prep work is the most important."

Then we primed.
And painted. Three coats.  The finishing touches were adding some spectacular crystal drawer knobs from Lowes and reattaching the doors.  I am just in love with the finished product and can't wait to put it to use in Baby Girl's room.

What do you think?!?!
The total cost is probably somewhere around $150-175.00 after the inital furniture purchase, paint, primer, and knobs.  But considering that this is an all wood piece of furniture, it is MUCH nicer quality than anything I could have purchased at Babies R Us, Target, or Amazon for the same price.
Now we have to do the same thing to an old dresser!

Feb 17, 2013

Bring on the PINK!

After five million three tries, we FINALLY know what Baby Scurlock is!  It's a GIRL!  And we couldn't be more thrilled. 

She was just awfully shy those first two times at the doctor's office and then at the 20 week ultrasound so I had to resort to paying someone to tell me.  However, the first two tries Josh was unable to make it due to work, so I have a feeling she was just waiting around so her Daddy could be there when we found out.  I think she might be a Daddy's girl already.
Baby Girl Scurlock: 20 Weeks 4 Days
My intuition told me it was a girl from the beginning.  I just had a feeling and even let that carry over into buying a couple of things before we offically knew that were fairly girly.  Like this PINK shabby chic side table that was a super find at a local antique store for $35.00
And I fell in love with this Petunia Pickle Bottom diaper bag that I decided would have to do regardless of having a boy or girl, though I think it's definitely more girly.

Apparently I wasn't the only one whose intuition was correct.  My sister-in-law Brooke already had a gift for me just KNOWING it was a girl!

Baby Scurlock's first clothes!
At almost 21 weeks and over half-way through this pregnancy, I'm finally starting to have a bump, though I'm anxious to be past the "is she pregnant or pudgy" stage.  I broke out my first pair of maternity jeans this week but am still able to wear a couple of pairs of pre-pregnancy jeans too.  I'm up 3-5 lbs depending on the day and what I've eaten and started feeling Baby Girl's love pokes around 19 weeks.  I feel pretty darn good overall and really don't have much to complain about other than some mild insomnia.
20 weeks 3 days

20 weeks 5 days
Mom and I have been refinishing some furniture for baby's room including a buffet turned changing table and dresser.  I've never sanded so much in my life and it's a sure fire way to wear a pregnant girl out.  Stay tuned to see the finished product soon!

Feb 7, 2013


Well people, the 12 week surgery rotation is almost, ALMOST, over.  Almost as in Josh is taking his oral exam today and will take his shelf exam next week, but the countdown has officially begun. 

While we've never been exactly thrilled that Josh got lucky enough to have Surgery back to back with his Internal Medicine rotation, it is pretty relieving to know that the two hardest and longest 3rd year rotations are just about done.  I hope we are not silly in thinking we can breath a sigh of relief and welcome some easier rotations from here through the end of 3rd year in early August.

Why has surgery been tough? 

Well, let me just preface this post by saying that Josh has really enjoyed surgery as a whole.  He is pretty much convinced that he will be entering the match to do some kind of surgery.  General, Orthopedics, and Trauma surgery, all round out the top 3 choices at this point.  So, it does give us some peace of mind to know what direction he THINKS he will be heading into come residency application time (which is only a mere 7 months away). Eeek!

With that in mind though, we are both glad to have a break from the grueling surgical schedule.  The past six weeks, Josh has gotten up EVERY day at 3:30am.  He gets to the hospital by about 4:15am where he rounds/writes notes on patients until it's time for everyone elses day to begin. There are days in the clinic and many a day in surgery.  He's seen and assisted in all kinds of surgeries, sutured,  given injections, splinted patient's apendages, uh...removed patient's apendages (yuck), and many more things that I probably don't care to know/wouldn't understand anyway.

Most days, he arrives home between 5:00 and 6:00pm, which doesn't sound half bad until you consider he started the day with a 4 on the clock and so that makes for a 14ish hour day.  The evening consists of scarfing some dinner, studying up for the next days surgeries, a quick shower, and getting in bed by 8pm.

You do catch a bit of a break, unlike Internal Medicine, surgery doesn't have many call days.  I think in the past 6 weeks, Josh has only had four call nights. Thank. The. Lord.

Pediatrics is up next followed by OBGYN.  It'll be good practice for him. :) Bring on the babies!