Monday, July 2, 2012

38 weeks and the Nursery!

Well, this is it!  Tomorrow is the big day!  Robert and I will arrive at the hospital at 5:30am and the c-section is scheduled for 7:30am, so by 8:00 we should be meeting our sweet baby girl!  I can't wait to see what she looks like! 

I'm so incredibly excited and have a thousand thoughts running through my mind.  I can't believe this pregnancy is almost over and Robert and I are about to be PARENTS!!  Woah.  That's crazy.

As far as pregnancies go, I think I've had it pretty easy, compared to many that I've heard about.  I haven't been sick once, not sick to my stomach, no headaches, no colds...nothing. I got nauseated one morning, but nothing ever came of it.  I've been on prenatal vitamins and DHA since we decided to start trying for a baby and I haven't missed a single day of vitamins this entire 9 months.

I had high blood pressure at one appointment, but after resting for a while in the exam room it went down and it's been low/normal ever since.  Kylie's heartbeat has been 154 at almost every appointment.  I've had mild swelling at times, but only a handfull of really swollen days.  I was wearing my wedding ring up until about a week ago, but I can't get it on any longer.

I had a few mood swings due to hormones the first trimester.  For the most part I could recognize that I was being irrational and getting angry, but couldn't really help it.  I would warn Robert that the spawn of satan was emerging and most times we maneuvered those moments with relativly low incident and were able to laugh about them later. 

Since then I've been back to myself and on cloud 9 due to excitement about becoming a momma!  How could I not be beyond thrilled about this tiny life growing inside of me?

Physically, I suppose I feel as good as any mom can at this point.  I don't sleep a lot, as I have to pee every 45 minutes to an hour.  It's uncomfortable to lay down anyway, and when I lay on my right side Kylie kicks me a lot.  I think I'm squishing her a little since her head is over that way. 

It's quite difficult to get out of bed and I feel a great sense of accomplishment whenever I'm successful.  I have to rock a bit to get some momentum built up and then roll out!

I'm really looking forward to being able to get comfortable to sleep and, hopefully, Kylie might sleep for, say, TWO hours at a time so maybe I could too!  That would be an hour more than I'm used to sleeping at any stretch. 

My back has recently begin to ache, though it isn't awful and it isn't constant.  My pelvis is far worse pain.  I often feel like it might break when I walk.  That's not an awesome sensation.  I suppose it's due to her little feet and butt being crammed down there.

Kylie's head has been rubbing on my ribs and it is extremely uncomfortable.  That's probably the worst part of all of it...well, the rib pain and the pelvis pain are both pretty bad.  But, that's my biggest complaint!

Over all, I feel so blessed to have the opportunity to be Kylie's momma and all the pain and discomfort is totally worth it!  Have I mentioned how excited I am about tomorrow??!!

Here is my last prego photo, taken at 37.5ish weeks.  My app says that Kylie is finally the size of a watermelon!

Now onto more fun things, here is her nursery!  The furniture (minus the crib and cubes) was Robert's when he was little and Robert's dad's when he was's really old and solid oak.  We had it repainted to white to give it a new look. 

The furniture's knobs also needed updating, so I went knob shopping and these crazy folks want to charge $3 per knob!  And I needed 30 of them. 

So, being the crafty lady that I am, I bought some plain wood knobs from Hobby Lobby for $3 for a bag of 9 and I painted them myself.  No two are alike.  I love these! 

Here are snapshots from the finished nursery.  I wasn't stressing myself out to get it done, because Kylie won't know the difference when she gets home from the hospital.  However, it all came together just in time!

I took photos in order going around the whole room so you can get a feel for it.

Her dresser, which will double as a changing table.  (Aren't those knobs cute?)

Her crib.

Rocker/recliner from La-Z Boy.  It's sooo comfy! Kylie's Aunt Courtney made those poofy ball-thingies for the Bentonville baby shower and she sent us home with them.

View from the door.

Book case/toy cubes and her chest of drawers, or "Chester Drawers", as I like to call it.  I actually remember when I was a kid and found out that Chester Drawers was actually "chest of drawers".  I was shocked!  You mean it's name isn't Chester?

Her swing in the corner.

And some of the fun details....

 A silly photo of her Daddy!

Kylie's bed has a couple of buddies waiting on her.

This cute diaper wreath was hand crafted by Kylie's Aunt Courtney.

And finally, here is a close-up of her name.  I bought these letters in plain white from Hobby Lobby and painted them to match her room colors.

Well, that's it!  It's all ready for Baby Kylie to come home to!  Wish us luck tomorrow!


  1. LOVE the knobs! and I'm SOOOO excited for you and your growing family!!! love you all

  2. Good luck and can't wait to see pictures of that beautiful baby!