Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Week 39 - Nursery

Well still preggers but feeling good. hopefully things will progress with as I'm 3 days from my due date.

Here are pictures of the nursery. Most of it is done except for the changing table/dresser. The real one will be delivered in November but for now we'll improvise. Once the new dresser is here I have a shelf and an adorable reclaimed wood picture to put above it. To go with the purple and butterfly theme I purchased glass drawer nobs that match the finials of the curtain rod. I plan to cover the dark wood of the mirrors with decorative paper...just need to go find something that works. I also have 3 throw pillows for the couch but have yet to find the perfect covers for them.

Friday, October 15, 2010

38 Weeks... Still Cookin'

Here's an update with how things are going. My appointment frequency has been set to weekly since week 35. I had my Group B Strep test which ended up as negative and an ultrasound! They said she's head down, hanging on the left side, and about 51/2 lbs which will estimate around 71/2 lbs at full term.  Then appointments at 36 & 37 weeks were pretty uneventful - she didn't even check me in fear of disappointing me that Baby P will not be here any time soon. My last appointment on Tuesday I finally had the breakdown.... I know I've mentioned the back pain I've been due to lack of space issues. Well its been getting worse and as Baby P moves down so does the pain. Chiropractor appointments and massage I think have helped control it not become excruciating pain but the relief it provides is minimal.In good news she did check me and things do work down there.... ha! Although this really gives no indication of when I will go into labor I am 1cm dilated and 50% effaced.

Mentally I've had my days. Last week was tough as I had it in my head I was going to go early.... well nothing happened. This week I'm more positive about things. I know the longer she is hibernating the healthier she will be at birth. Everyone says get your sleep now - I feel like its the guys saying this to me.... because if it was their wife they would know sleeping at the moment is not as easy said than done.

Also, I don't believe I'm the nesting type. First off we have a cleaning lady and since I know what she does bimonthly is better than what I could do, even if I spent 2 days straight cleaning, I see no need to scrub out my fridge at the moment. I do have a list of things that need to get done before baby arrives and feel this is about as 'nesty' as I can get. If hubby wakes up tonight and I'm scrubbing the toilet with a toothbrush then we both know its time to pack our bags.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Maternity Pictures

Here are my favorites from our Maternity photo shoot. The session was done by Gretchen Kelley Photography. I am so lucky to live in a big city with great opportunities to take advantage of good deals. Originally I was debating a maternity photo shoot because it can be expensive. Well, one day I received a 'daily deal' from YouSwoop (think Groupon) and it was $50 for an hour photo session and 25 images on CD ($100 value). I checked out the photographers website and liked what I saw. Enjoy!