Monday, January 17, 2011

25 Weeks


So this week I could barely muster the energy for a fake smile. So this picture feels a little 'off' to me.

I'm thinking I might be getting a little anemic so I'm going to ask my Dr to take some blood at my next appt (Feb 2).  I even had to saturate this picture to get some color in my skin. 

We ordered the glider from La-z-boy. It is easily the most comfortable thing I've ever sat in. I'm hoping to sleep in it when it finally arrives (6-8 weeks).  Due to the size and the color we won't be picking out a dresser or other furniture until it arrives so the nursery is on hiatus until the middle to end of February. Hopefully the bedding and window treatments come in soon so we can start to decorate! 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

24 weeks

Can you tell how exhausted I am? I'm told I'll never sleep again.

So I'm officially 6 months pregnant...crazy huh? With this great milestone comes the relief of knowing that the odds of my baby surviving preterm labor today are very good.  It is the week where your child is viable outside of the womb.  Exciting!  Although I'm expecting Clark to cook a little while longer, it is nice to know that he can be here safely any day now. :)

I'm doing MUCH better than last week. My back pains have mostly subsided and I've gotten used to the contractions.  Now I'm just cranky because I'm snowed in. I hate snow.  The upside to the snow is that we've been able to really work on the foundations of the nursery.  We primed and painted the walls and ceiling, plus decided to add crown moulding :)  We salvaged the crown moulding that was torn off our basement walls during the great flood of 2009.  Even though moulding is extremely cheap I was very happy that a few feet of decorative trim was saved from the landfill. Always makes me happy to recycle!

Next up on the nursery front:
- We're ordering the glider next week (a gift from my mom and dad-- Thanks!)
- Still have to paint the door and the closet doors
- We already ordered the window treatments and the bedding, but that won't come in until mid February
- Still need a mattress and a dresser
- New door handle for the outside door and the closet doors, new light switch and outlet covers, and a new pull for the ceiling fan
- We're thinking about spray painting the ceiling fan too, its pretty hideous. But that is a job for warmer weather
-Decor, Decor, Decor! i.e. the fun part :)



Don't you love the fluffy green rug?



I enhanced the contrast for this pic so you can see the blue ceiling better. In real life it is very subtle.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

23 Weeks

Happy New Year!

Yea, I'm late again, get over it. :) Oh and btw, that picture is actually 23w and 5d...hehe.

So I seem to have turned a pregnancy corner these past few weeks.  I went from blissfully unaffected by the growing baby to painful days and nights.  Suddenly I have severe back pain (I blame the holiday weight gain), indigestion (I blame Corey), and braxton hicks contractions (can I blame Corey for these too?).  BH contractions are like "practice" contractions and are not harmful, however they are uncomfortable.
Blah.

We are starting to get the nursery ready which means priming and painting!  Luckily Corey has a few days left before going back to school, so while I type away at the computer with a heating pad on my back, he's in there priming away the yellow to make room for a creamy neutral.

        
            Here he is hard at work.

Here are the "before" pictures of the nursery.  Remember, it was originally set up for a 5 year old girl, so yes it already kinda looks like a childs room.





And here is the beautiful crib that my mama bought us :)