Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Final Nursery Reveal!!

Baby James' Nursery is finally complete! We have been waiting for our glider to come in for weeks now and once it arrived yesterday the nursery was complete! I love how it all turned out. It's so bright and happy in there...I can't wait to spend some serious time in that room! 

The walls are board and batten, sort of similar to wainscoting. We (my dad) hung the crown moulding first, then measured and hung up the boards for the board and batten. It was a fairly easy process, just time consuming. He hung the wood first and then painted it all white. The top 1/3 of the wall is Behr's Porpoise Gray.  

Etsy print, matted and framed at Michael's 

Monday, April 8, 2013

38 weeks...days to go?

How far along: 38 weeks!  

Size of baby: A watermelon or pumpkin, depending on the website. I''m guessing he is close to 8 lbs! Can't wait to find out for sure!! 
Maternity clothes: Yes, of course. I wear a lot of Austin's clothes too...does that count as non-maternity? ha!  

Gender: Sweet baby boy! James Austin Green! A lot of people have been calling him JAG and I like it! 

Movement:  Lots of movement, I can really feel how big this boy is! 

Sleep: Sleep the last couple of nights has been awful. I finally experienced the pregnancy insomnia that people talk about. Totally just laying there wide awake watching the minutes go by on the clock. Annoying. So many feelings and emotions fill my brain! And when I do finally fall asleep I 'm having some crazy ass dreams. Last night baby James was born and looked just like Austin. Like in a freaky way, like Austin's adult face on James' little body. hahahaha   

What I miss: Missing it all. Pretty much 100% over being pregnant. I hurt all over when I've been still for a little bit and get up to move around and I'm so swollen it's hard to bend over or do simple tasks. It's time, time is near.     

Cravings: Loving fruit and still love dairy...back on the orange juice kick too. I swear I drink it so fast in the mornings I almost choke myself. 

Best moment this past week:  Had a little baby shower today at Austin's work and that was pretty fun. It was so sweet of them to throw that for us and it really meant a lot to us! 

Symptoms: Same symptoms. Nothing new here. Going to the doctor tomorrow (Tuesday) to check on things and maybe get a plan. I"m kind of hoping we get a plan tomorrow. I'd honestly love for them to get things started this weekend. Friday at 5:00, perhaps? 

What I'm looking forward to: Tomorrow's appointment and maybe having a game plan! 

Milestones: He is full term and packing on the pounds. He might even have an inch or so of hair now! My guess is he has a little hair, light brown, that will lighten up as he get's older. I bet we have a curly headed blondie toddling around in the future! 

Mood: Getting really excited. I go through phases of "oh my gosh I am SO ready for this. bring it." and "oh my gosh no. not yet. it's not time. I still have so much left to do." 

Labor Signs: Still having BH contractions. I don't know if he has dropped yet or not? He just seems huge all of a sudden. 

Wedding rings on or off: Off. Hopefully back soon, although I hear it can take 1-3 months for the swelling to go down. omg. and this summer heat will not be in my favor. 

It is crazy to me how big my belly is getting. They weren't kidding, the last month, holy cow. Check out 34, 36 and now 38 weeks. It's time sweet baby James, it's time.