Friday, May 23, 2014

32 Weeks

This definitely won't be a weekly thing because I'm too lazy, but I thought it would be fun to do at least once.

How far along: 32 weeks

Baby is the size of: A jicama (wft?) 3 ¾ pounds and 16.7 inches.

Total weight gain/loss: gain of 15lbs!

Maternity clothes: Maternity tops and normal pants.  Although my maternity tops are quickly becoming too short.  So I’m currently mad at maternity clothes.

Stretch marks: No

Sleep: Good sleep thanks to my Snoogle!  I do wake up occasionally cause my hips freakin’ hurt, but that’s it.   

Best moment this week: I’m gonna bet it was something food related…and today is the Friday before a 3-day weekend.

Miss Anything: Buckling my sandals without almost dying, LIQUOR, BREATHING, being able to hold my pee

Movement: YES and I have mixed feelings about it.  I love feeling him move, but he’s getting so big that it keeps me from sleeping sometimes!  And it’s creepy seeing a leg travel across your stomach…

Food cravings: Basically all sweets which is so weird because I’ve never had a sweet tooth.  And red meat.  Probably because I’m anemic.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Hot coffee.  How awful is that?  I thought I was past the coffee aversion and I love an iced latte, but hot coffee makes me want to puke.

Have you started to show yet: Gawd yes.  But I guess I'm oblivious to it because when people ask when I'm due, I look around for the person their talking to before I realize it's me.

Gender: BOY!

Labor Signs: I actually don’t know any besides contractions and your water breaking, so I’ll say none.

Belly Button in or out: Non-existent most of the time, but out after a big meal.  I don’t get it either.

Wedding rings on or off: On

Happy or Moody: Everything under the spectrum.  Some seriously violent mood swings have been happening.  They are usually remedied with food.

Looking forward to: This child dropping so I can breathe! 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Miles' Nursery

My sweet mother flew out last week to help me with the disaster that once was the nursery.  For the last 3 months, this room had been a crib and a huge pile of clothes.  And then Jan worked her magic.
I'm not a theme person.  I don't do themes or tons of matchy-matchy stuff.  We painted this room around Labor Day in 2012 with the intention it would eventually be the nursery.  I chose the color Kind Green by SW because I tend to like color and then I'll box myself in trying to use accessories that aren't overwhelming.  I went back and forth between owls and elephants before deciding I really liked penguins.
So Miles has a penguin nursery.


My mom found the little penguin lamp and bedding.  Actually, she found the picture that's over the crib yeah, Jan did everything.  The "M" on the bookshelf was from our wedding.  Reduce, reuse, recycle.

 This is the changing table that my sweet friend refinished for us.  And the cart is from the nightmarish hellscape that is IKEA.  Those walls photograph really green.  I promise they aren't quite that green in person.  The little blanket on the changing pad goes with his layette (again, courtesy of Gammy Jan) and it's Paty Inc, which means I want an adult size one to sleep with.

I thought about putting an orchid or other plant on that little nightstand for staging purposes, but in reality, that little table will be covered in bottles, both baby and wine.  So I'm just keeping it real.  Matt spoiled me by getting me the glider I really wanted.  It's like a giant butt cloud.

I went overboard buying clothes the minute we found out we were having a boy.  St. Jan washed and hung everything while I sat in the Butt Cloud, nursing a hemorrhoid that I eventually named Stan. 

I really like how the penguin lamp illuminates his humidifier.

All we need is a travel system, a monitor and a baby.  Hopefully they'll all come in that order...