Long time, no chat! The kids have been busy working on getting ready for their latest project, which will soon become a full-time job! ;) But a few things have happened around here…
First, due to an old mattress and new pregnancy back pain, the kids got a new mattress. After some shopping around, they settled on a mail-order foam mattress called the Leesa. It is supposed to be close to a tempurpedic mattress, but at a fraction of the cost. It is made of three types of foam and has a lycra cover. The mattresses aren’t available to test out in a store (helping keep the cost down), so the kids went to Ikea to test similar mattresses. Then they took the plunge.
About a week and a half after ordering the Leesa online, the 68-pound box arrived on their doorstep. The mattress is compressed for shipping and looked like this:
The big guy hauled it upstairs and unboxed it. Let me tell you, this did not look like a mattress…
The instructions looked simple enough: unroll it on top of a box spring or other flat surface, unwrap it, and let it inflate for two hours or more. So they got to work:
Within 15 minutes, it had gone from as thick as a towel to halfway expanded.
By the time they went to bed, it was perfect. A little shorter than the old mattress with a memory foam topper, which made getting in bed much easier for Steph but the big guy wasn’t thrilled with it. He let the baby bump get its way for now… Steph felt a difference immediately. She felt no more back pain from the first night. It took Chad a little longer to get used to it, but now he is a fan.
Other projects in the works include the wet bar turned book nook. There is a bit of progress made… but I’ll wait for the big reveal for that one. The nursery is nearly ready for its big reveal as well… Steph has a couple finishing touches before she will let me open my big mouth. And there are new bookshelves downstairs that are fully loaded with movies yet still have some room for toy storage. Pictures to come another day.
There is a new entryway setup–one of many items on Steph’s To Do List before baby arrives. She still wants to replace the doorbell cover, but for now it will look like this:
More another day…