Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Nursery and Week 38

Here we are...Halloween is a few

days away...and I'm 38 weeks... 12 days away from my due date. I'm huge...but how could I not be when by doctor's calculations she should be about 8lbs tomorrow!
I'm also apparently 1cm dilated too, and things are "progressing well" ...which means that this child is so far mine in her keeping to tasks in a timely manner...she's doing her homework and will make her grand appearance when she is done.
I also wanted to show pictures of the nursery...FINALLY! It's a lot different from what I had originally planned...but I love it. I think it's a chic and sweet room for a chic and sweet baby. The majority of the artwork is mine---not my initial intent, but my mom and D out voted me on this one. There are still a few small touches, but it's basically done... and with the car seat installed...all I have to do is pack my hospital bag. I will say that although today at the Dr's visit she uttered the words, "Any day now" ...I'm hoping she means "Any time after next Wednesday" ...because I have a few more things to finish up at work and it would be very choice would be Nov. 10 (her due date)... but who knows. It's NOT up to me. This is an appointment I can't even pencil into my infamous planner.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Week 37 Picture

I was going to be Trudy Campbell from Mad Men...who spent the majority of this season pregnant...

BUT...this was a Historical Costume Party...and how can you take advantage of the belly?
It came to me on Friday afternoon while at the museum...the globe! Better yet...put the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria on the globe! I had a few ideas...
1. Paint the scene on my belly but use 3-D toy caravelas to be attached with double stick tape.
2. Paint the entire scene.
3. Get a white t-shirt and paint the entire scene on the shirt and not expose the belly.
4. Dress all in blue and put 3 caravelas on a headband
...after not finding caravelas (that were part of a set of pirate toys) ...I went with the full paint option.
This weekend we also nearly finished the nursery. THe rug is at the drycleaners...once that is ready next week we'll be DONE! We also hung the rest of our just the office and touches in the master bedroom are left...with small small touches to the dinning room. I'm not even counting the exterior back yet...

Friday, October 22, 2010

Houston, We Have a Big Baby on the Way

Here is the final sonogram picture we'll get of the baby. She was very active in the waiting room, and the minute they out her on the screen, she was down for a nap...hand in her mouth...goodnight world. Naturally, when we left and got in the car, she was jumping off the walls again. I loaded the picture sideways so you can see the picture better. What you are looking at is her face. See the two eyes, nose...hand in mouth?

Oh my sweet little so little.
At Just over 37 weeks, with about 2.5 weeks to go...Baby CAS is already weighing

7 lbs 7 oz

Are you surprised? Look at the genetics...

Mom (5'8 avg. weight 150) + Dad (6'2 avg. weight 250) = Big Baby

So she is big and she's active...which is not the most comfortable thing for me these days... but I think its not comfortable for either one of us. The really good news is our progress on our punch list...
we're all done with classes at SMH...
the crib is built...
the bassinet is home...
the car seat is being installed today by the lovely firemen at the Coral Gables Salzedo Fire Station all we have to do now is, wait.
Wait for the pain to arrive...oh yeah, and the baby ;) .

I'll post a 37 week picture in my Halloween costume in a few days.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Week 36...Progress at Home and with the Pregnancy

Greetings from the end of week 36!

As we are nearly 3 weeks away from our due date...the house and my baby bump are coming along very nicely.

Here is a look at the living room, dinning room and foyer.
There are some new pieces of furniture in our lives, and others that we re purposed. So it's all fresh and new at the new house.

In the dinning room for example we inherited my mom's dinning room table which is a genius design, an octagon so it seats 8 without taking up a lot of room.
The table is very heavy---so we went with my coveted ghost chairs in order to keep the room as light as possible due to the small size.
The next re purposing is the bench under the table in our foyer. It use to be a big ottoman, but we had it sized down and reupholstered. We're happy with the result. The rug in the foyer is new---thank you Ikea!

The final picture is lil' ole me...36 weeks. This was on Sunday after church, where we got our 4 year wedding anniversary blessing. Our anniversary is on Wednesday 20th, which is the same day I officially am 37 weeks a.k.a. full term! Very exciting week for us.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Week 35

Hard to believe its near the end of my 35th week of pregnancy! It's been a busy week...
- Crib... will be ready for pick up Saturday.
- Bookshelf... check, just needs assembly (daddy)
- Glider...being delivered on Wednesday the nursery is inches away from being done.
On the home front things are progressing nicely as well. After an Ikea adventure we are almost done!
Newly upholstered pieces being delivered Wednesday...curtains almost all coming together...garage sale being planned... we're rolling along...maybe that's just me because I'm so round.
Other than the house and baby...D and I had a nice weekend, started off with our friend Deblois' concert at the Barnacle Historic House in Coconut Grove, then lots of things around the house with some social gatherings sprinkled in between like our friends Ana & Katie's birthday party and the opening of the Coral Gables Museum on 10.10.10 (pretty cool).
Anyhow--here's the picture. Some have said I'm starting to "drop"...we'll see. I go to the doctor tomorrow and Birthing Class P.I thing I will say, I'm starting to get a little irked with the following statement, "You're not going to make it, you'll have this baby this month"... ugh. Just because I'm big doesn't mean she's ready to make her debut. Again, we'll see what the doctor says tomorrow.
I hope you had a great week---and I hope this is another good one for you too!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Week 34

Greetings! Well, we are technically in week 35 already...but on Friday night at the Junior Orange Bowl Auction, I had a 34 week picture taken... so here it is.
The baby is doing well, and she is very actively letting me know when its time for her or for me to move. It's rather remarkable to see evidence of her rolling from one side to the other. The kicks have ended as she is far too big to jolt...but rolling and adjusting are still part of her acrobatic routine.

This Saturday I attended my last baby shower for C and myself. It was a lovely party with a few wonderful women. The theme was pink and orange giraffes and the attention paid to the smallest details was amazing. I really feel blessed and honored to have had a number of showers thrown in my honor by friends and family. Don and I know that this baby will not only be loved and cared for by the two of us, but a lot of other people as well. Our first shower, was more of a dinner party with our guy friends, which we organized. The second shower was thrown by sorority sisters Robin and Jennie...that was a fun party with my ever famous "kelly green" as an accent color (RIP Kelly green nursery). Our third shower was thrown by my friends Melissa, Katie, Lauren and Sarah ---and that was chock-full of games and friendly faces stemming from elementary school to present day friends, very fun! The fourth shower was what I called "El Shower" because my Tias and cousins were invited to this one which was thrown with much love by my friends Ivon, Ana and Heather and the final shower was this Saturday, thrown with love and detail by my sister-in-law and my mother-in-law's BFF, Ginger. Each shower was perfect, fun, and treasured.

Now that the parties are over, crunch time is here...the nursery will begin to come together over the next week or so...and furniture delivery will be a part of that. As soon as its together---I'll post pictures.