Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The walls are done!

Just thought I would do a quick update to show the walls of the nursery. We finally have the room all cleared out of equipment and vacuumed so it's all ready for the furniture (tick tock tick tock - that reminds me, I should find a cute clock!). We ordered it on the Fourth of July weekend and it's still not here...my patience is wearing thin.... I also ordered some shades from JC Penney that should be here in the next week or so. Anyway, here is the nursery so far!

And because you all enjoy it, here's me at 34 weeks:

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Let's not forget the star of the show!

Now that we're all caught up nursery-wise....lets get caught up baby-wise! I had an ultrasound a couple weeks ago to check on my low-lying placenta. Not only did I get another good view of my baby, but my placenta has moved up and out of the danger zone! I'm so glad (at least for now) I don't have to worry about placenta previa or anything. They said he looked to be just over 4 lbs so he's growing great! Here are the pictures from the ultrasound:
here he has his foot right next to his head...I don't know where he gets this flexiblity!

pretty soon after this picture was printed, I got one of those belly-shaking kicks and I said "I bet that foot isn't by his head anymore" and sure enough it wasn't. I guess that's how he can get the momentum needed to kick me like that. It was so funny to be able to see that!
Here he is flexing his muscles for the ladies:

The next three are face pictures. The profile one has his umbilical cord right in front of his mouth so it looks like he's blowing a bubble.

I know a lot of people can't really tell what they're looking at but I think if you use some imagination you can see just how cute this baby will be - not that I'm biased or anything ;)

And here's the view from the outside - 32 weeks along!

Other Nursery projects

I decided to just make another post because it's so beyond annoying putting pictures in these blog entries. In our baby care research, one of the way to help prevent SIDS is to install a ceiling fan. One of our friends who recently had a baby also said that her baby really likes to stare at ceiling fans and when we found one for like 60% off we figured it was meant to be! I'm glad Dan is willing to take on these projects, I know I wouldn't have the patience. Anything electrical involves a fair degree of slowing down and being really careful so you don't like electrocute yourself or something...I'm no good at slowing down, so I decided I will not do electrical things and just stick to painting (which I do the best). Dan worked on the ceiling fan while I was working last weekend and even though he had a few set backs (one involving a rather large hole in the wall that I'll have to repair) it is now mounted and we are just trying to get it balanced:

Today, I completed the Tree project. I bet you were thinking that was done but I was holding out on you! It's actually a FAMILY Tree project. I got baby pictures of myself, Dan and our parents and framed and mounted them on the tree. I think it turned out really cute!

I'm working on getting some shades for the windows so that will be the next big thing to be done in there. I sure hope our furniture comes in soon...I'm really getting sick of waiting for it!

Nursery Progess - Closets!

Yes, it's been a while since I updated again. We've been hard at work getting the closets done - ClosetS - plural! Since Dan's clothes and some random other stuff was in the nursery closet, we had to get that stuff out before we could redo it for the baby. We decided to convert the den closet into Dan's closet since it was basically only being used for random office things and other random things that could easily be either thown away or moved elsewhere. So we bought another shelving unit for the basement and a small closed cabinet for the den. We moved all the random things down to the basement and the office things into the cabinet so they would still be where they are needed. Then we tore out the existing rail and shelves and installed 2 rails and an upper shelf to take care of Dan's stuff. I think it turned out pretty good!

Before (this was taken a while ago just to laugh at the cat, but it looked pretty much like this):


Now we could tackle the nursery closet! First we tore out the existing stuff then we installed a high rail and three shelves on either side to best utilize the space. For further storage we put a small drawered closet organizer in the middle. I painted everything white including the closet doors and trim and as an added touch, put cute little animal drawer pulls on for handles.

Original set up:

The shelves:

Open door view:

Closed door:

This is what the drawer pulls look like (of course ours are on a white background) I'm looking forward to moving the baby stuff into the closet - probably won't be too much longer before I'll be able to do that!