Monday, October 31, 2011

Packed bags

I'm starting to get nervous.

Before now, I knew I wasn't going into labor anytime soon because I couldn't go into labor while Jordan was on his business trip. He got home Thursday night, and since then I've been using other things I've been putting off to mentally delay the thought of going into labor. Here are some examples"

I can't go into labor until I have the apartment really really clean.

I can't go into labor until I have my bag packed.

I can't go into labor until we unpack and set up the car seat, stroller, and bassinet.

I can't go into labor until I finish all the headbands and clips for the craft fair.

Well...Jordan started to notice I was putting some of this off. So unfortunately for my sanity, the apartment is nearly spotless (just bathrooms left), the baby gear is out of the boxes and set up, my bag is packed, and I am nearly done with all the hair clips.

I know last post I was all "GET THIS BABY OUT OF ME", but now that it is getting closer, it's starting me make me really nervous. Really, I know I still have two weeks. My due date is six days away, but it is pretty likely that I'll be late. My doctor will induce me after going a week or so over...but that doesn't stop me from obsessing over every braxton hicks contraction, or thinking to myself every morning: "Is this the day?"

It's okay though. We have a ton of ice cream in the freezer now. So. That makes me feel better.

It also makes me feel better knowing that we have so many people around us that care and want to help out. Our families have been sending us stuff non stop, and have been calling me almost every day to see how I'm doing. A friend in my ward threw me a surprise baby shower (I thought I was going to be babysitting her baby, so I showed up in stretchy pants and one of Jordan's shirts-wear what fits, right?-still embarrassing), which was such a nice surprise. I feel like I've made some real nice friends here.

Anyways, I'm starting to get real nervous about labor, but it's okay. I know it will be just fine, and our baby will come out all normal and healthy and stuff. One of the things I am the most excited for is to see Jordan hold her for the first time. This is going to be really sappy, so I'm sorry...but it just melts my heart anytime he talks about her, and I can't wait to see him be a dad. He is going to be so great.

We have been having a real nice fall-apple orchards, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, donuts, costumes, etc. We don't take any pictures ever. We need to get better about this when our baby comes.

I'll keep everyone posted, I promise.

Monday, October 24, 2011


My feet are so swollen, my toes are sticking out at weird angles.

Two weeks.

Jordan is out of town until Thursday night. Friday commences the nightly walks, trampoline jumping, and spicy food eating frenzy.


Monday, October 10, 2011

Fulfilling promises

So I thought we would have Babygirls room done by now, but it isn't. It's close though! So here are some in progress pictures:

Here is the crib. In front of it is a sheep skin rug my Dad got while he was on his mission in New Zealand.

This is a shot of the bedding. The crib skirt and sheet are from sheets found at a thrift store (and washed real well, don't worry). unfortunately, I didn't have enough of the yellow floral material to make a ruffled crib skirt so it is just boring straight panels. The outside of the bumper is from fabric I got at Joanns (but don't worry! I used a coupon!) and the inside is fabric my Mom sent me.

That cute elephant was given to us by my Aunt Jennifer. Isn't it awesome?

These are going to be hung over the crib. Jordan picked out the lanterns-they light up! He was pretty cute when he found them. I love how excited he is about this little girl.

A cool mirror I found at a thrift store and repainted. Also a small piece of the curtains-the color isn't the best in the picture of the curtains, they are greener than they seem.

I have two pieces of this fabric, and I love it so much I can't bear to cut into it. So I am going to use a spray adhesive and stick it onto two small canvases to hang on the wall. I love it when my Mom sends me her left over fabric!

K, ignore the obvious need for another coat of yellow paint. I just wanted to show you this great lamp. Another thrift store find, and I recovered the shade with fabric from an old dress that needed too many modesty modifications to make it worth it. I have more of that material, and I will probably make something cute for Babygirl (once I get better at sewing. It's happening!)

Not my favorite chair, but it is going to be great for nursing. It is real comfy, and it was super on sale.

Side table we are repainting to have next to the glider. The recovered lamp will go there.

Not pictured are some more stuff for the walls-I can't paint the walls, so I want to have plenty of stuff up to make the room more exciting than it is. I have some cool old platters, some more fabric to affix to canvases, and a couple watercolors of giraffes and hot air balloons and stuff. I also want to get/make some letters and put her name on the wall. Won't be doing that until after she is born, because although we are 98% certain about her name, we aren't telling just in case we decide we need to change it. It's pretty dang cute though.

Here are some pictures of the headbands I am making for the craft fair with my Mom, and for mah baybee.

These take forever, but I really love them. They are going on headbands like this:

These are all on alligator clips, but I am making more that will go onto elastic.

Specifically this elastic, which I just got off etsy. It was incredibly cheap, which I am always real happy about.

I love this one.

I need to make more of these.

Aaaaannndd a belleh shot.

This is 36 weeks 1 day. That's right. Her due date is in 27 days. We are anticipating she will be late, but still. 27 days!

She is more than welcome to come anytime (save for Jordan's business trips). I am super uncomfortable and ready to get her off my spine :)