Sometimes it feels like I just announced I was pregnant 2 weeks ago.. and sometimes it feels like 2 years ago. But, sometime within the next 2 weeks, my little girl will be here, in my arms, finally!
I keep standing in front of her crib, looking down and patting the quilt smooth, picturing her lying there asleep. It makes me want to cry, and puts the biggest smile on my face. Almost there baby, almost there.
My doctors won’t let me go past 39 weeks due to some complications, so I know that unless she comes on her own a little early, I am looking at around the 8th of September for her ETA.
I still seem to have a list of things that need to be done but 99.9999% of it’s ready to go, and the other minute fraction is stuff that can wait or a few sewing projects to work on while I’m home-bound these last 2 weeks and bored out of my head.
My poor husband has his work cut-out for him though! He’s gotta handle the heavy stuff.
Ray’s still working on the dresser right now, and our friend Tristan is coming out this weekend to help him with that. The old stain on it is probably older than both of us, and has been extremely stubborn in coming off. The drawer fronts are done, but the dresser itself needs to be completed and then stained.
I hope that gets done this weekend cuz I am seriously out of room for stuff right now, I need the drawer space!
We need a bookcase too, not only for the cute and adorable books my family and friends have gotten Lilly, but extra basket storage. The baskets are helping with storage but I need to organize them a little better and label ‘em.
Oh, and I need a big pink or light green rug to cover the paint splatters that happened during painting the room!
On a final note, I really look forward to getting this little girl off of my bladder. OW
I’ve got about 4 weeks left before Lilly arrives. Last weekend my friends threw me a surprise baby shower, it was so wonderful to see everyone and they did such a fabulous job with the decorating and everything. It was so sweet and soooo much stuff for Lilly! They went completely out of their way for me and I’m still smiling.
So now it’s onto the final preparations. I’ve got 4 weeks left to finish the nursery and finish shopping for the little things. Thanks to my family and friends, Lilly’s pretty much set for just about everything….
and then I remembered I (may) need rubber pants…..
These things bring back memories of all my old baby pictures
I don’t know if her snap-style cloth diapers are going to fit her when she’s first born, so as a precaution, my mom and mother-in-law both picked me up prefold cloth diapers. (You know, the old style, used with safety-pins and then covered with a water-proof vinyl cover that makes your baby’s butt look poofy!)
I was looking around for the covers and while I love the cute options they have for prefolds, (really super cute!) they’re expensive. (ranging from $7-16.00 per cover!)
This is more for people who will continue to use prefolds with the wraps, instead of the stuffed pocket diapers like I have…
I didn’t want to add another $50-60.00 in covers I’d only use for a month or two… and I finally found straight up old-style rubber pants for $2.99 per 3 pack on diapers.com.
I ordered a couple packs of those and two 8 packs of safety pins… and then I decided I might as well pick up some other necessities (baby powder, milk storage bags, nursing pads, etc. etc.) so I could just get free shipping, figured it was stuff I needed anyway.
So that’s just more off my check-list. I’m glad I still have stuff to do and prep or these last 4 weeks would kill me from anticipation!
I know my blog hasn’t had much about the chickens or ranch life lately, I do apologize. Ray’s been handling all the ranch work since, well, sometimes it feels like I’m just worn out walking to the bathroom, let alone hoofing it to the field. I need to go out this week early in the morning before it gets hot and spend some time with the chicks and pet my poor horses. He’s been taking excellent care of them in my absence, and I look very much forward to spending outdoor time with them after I give birth, Lilly slung in a moby wrap, snuggled close.
GAH! FOUR MORE WEEKS!!!!
Just a quick sneak peak of Lilly’s room- nothing up on the walls and I don’t have the crib-skirt or quilt yet to go in there so I’m not posting final pictures yet.
Sorry the pic is a little blurry, there was a lot of moisture in the air which my camera doesn’t do well with.
The painting is one my mom did special for Lilly, it’s a blue butterfly, and the greens in the background just set off with the color of the room. It will look amazing in there!
Mom and Ray finished priming the walls in Lilly’s room tonight. It took about 4-5 coats of Kilz for it to take, but they really got it done. WOOT!
We have to do patch work tomorrow on holes and caulking between some wall-boards, and then we’re ready for paint.
Mom and I went to Home Depot and got the color paint today, 2 gallons of the light green, and 1 gallon of the pink. We need to measure the walls so we can get base boards, and I need to get measurements for the window so I can put up real blinds. Still uncertain what to do about curtains just yet.
Once we’ve got the colors up, we have to get the crib put together and then Mom and I can tackle wall decor and accessories for the room. I have a crate that I plan to paint that I’ll use as a stand for a lamp and for bin storage.
Still looking for the ever elusive dresser…
Had my ultra-sound today! Lilly is doing FABULOUS! She’s right on target for her growth, not too big, not too small (54 percentile). All of her growth markers have been perfectly in proportion and her health markers are doing great!
All of my lab work tests came back, everything is good except I’m a little anemic but it’s very mild. Abbey (my PA) said just eat more steak and spinach. Ray said “Hell yes!” Passed my glucose test with plenty of room to spare too, no diabetes! Yay!!!
So here are a couple pictures from this round of ultrasounds.