Wednesday, July 2, 2014

37 weeks/D-day is Here!!

37 Weeks! This girl wants out!
Folks, tomorrow is the DAY!! We had our amnio yesterday, which wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, and the doc says the fluid looks good so hopefully we are still set to go tomorrow. I'm sitting here waiting for the phone call to confirm.

Meanwhile, Miss W has dropped...and has become increasingly insistent on getting the point of butting her head against my youknowwhat repeatedly at night! Well guess what, honey, I want you out more! It has become more difficult to move around in the bed at night and I always need some sort of warming up period whenever I get up to walk after sitting for a while. And my feet have turned into there's that.

I'm happy to report that we have made an awesome dent in the To-Do list! Miss W's nook is finally finished, with the exception of one more row of gold polka dots.

The whole job wasn't as labor intensive but maybe I'm saying that because all I did was pass the dots to EH! In the end it turned out to be really pretty. We placed the maternity pics on an adjoining wall next to the bookcase because EH thought it would be too much placed on the polka dot wall with the baby photo shoot pics and I agreed. We love the initials for some nice color contrast.

Speaking of photo sessions...Miss W's photo session has already been booked! It'll be our first professional photos as a family and we can't wait. We went with Briliana Photography in our area and chose to have a mini session instead of a was cheaper and we figured we'd be taking so many pictures of her ourselves ("around the clock" per EH) we didn't need her to have a full-on portfolio, just a few nice shots and maybe one or two family shots to hang in our living room.

I even got myself together enough to add some photos above the bed!

After a whirlwind trip to Ikea and Target, here's the To-Do List update:

[ ] Get below 40 watt bulb for changing table. We're going to take this one day by day and see how we do with the bulb we have and the night lights we bought.

[ ] Extension cords.  Still pending but can be picked up quickly.
[X] Artificial plants for living room window. I saw some really cute artificial plants at Ikea for like $3. I love plants but my black thumb is no joke. I've avoided artificial plants in the past but I know I'll be paying even less attention to real plants when W comes along and our view of a brick wall needs some serious help. Also, I don't want Josh's curiosity to ,literally, kill him. A lot of house plants are toxic to kitties.

[X] Aloe Vera plants for windowsills in bedroom. I do want at least some real plants in the house so I'm gonna start with a couple of small aloe vera plants..also at Ikea. The window needs to be prettied up since we face out onto the garbage area in our building. living...

Summer curtains for bedroom. Because it's time!! I've already put up my summer curtains in the living room. I'm probably gonna pair these with some mini blinds because EH hates too much light in the morning.

[X] Carpet runner 3 x  ? for entryway. Our entryway is pretty long so the longer the length the better. I'm only sure that I need the width to be 3'.  I'm really excited about going back to the carpet outlet for this one. We scored so incredibly with our living room rug that we can't not go back and see if lightning strikes twice. 

[X] Clock for bedroom wall. I've been wanting this one for a long time. The only "clocks" in our bedroom right now are our cell phones. It'll be nice to see how insanely late it is without blinding myself with the phone light when I wake up for feedings and changings. Also, I love the soothing sound of a ticking clock.

[X] Gold/white spray paint for frames. This one is overdue. I may do this tomorrow just to get it over with. I've wanted to update my dark frames in the living room and now is the perfect time to do it.
[X] Blue/gold/cream throw for poang chair. The green throw that's currently on Poang doesn't go with my color scheme at all. This is a pretty easy and inexpensive fix and requires a trip to TJ Maxx/Home Goods, which is always nice.

[X] Rugs for bedroom. I'd love to get two matching, washable, his/her throw rugs for our bedroom. This also requires a trip to TJ Maxx/Home Goods/IKEA. Yay!

[X] New garbage cans for kitchen. Our current ones don't have covers. 99c store

[X] Clean the refrigerator.This is embarrassing but I've only cleaned my fridge once since we moved in. I know that folks will be bringing food by after W's arrival and I need the fridge to look somewhat presentable.

[X] Make canvas art for the living room. Also long overdue and requires a trip to Michaels for some paint and canvases. 

[X] Get 8 x 10 frames for wedding pictures that will hang in bedroom. IKEA

[ ] Get mirror to hang above bed in bedroom. Decided to hold off on this one until I find the perfect mirror. IKEA

[ ] Get and install new toilet seat. Home Depot

[ ] Get coat rack for entryway. IKEA

[X] Get 16 x 20 frame for maternity picture collage. Michaels

[X] Get 13 gallon bags for diaper pail. 99c store

So, we made huge progress and I'm done for a while! You may not here from me for a week or so but I may pop in to post some pics at some point in my sleep deprived

1 comment:

  1. Woooooohoooooo!!!! Whelpie is breaking out deadline or not! You guys are in my prayers and I am so happy for you. You are ready. The place is ready! Whelpie has one foot out, LOL. God bless. Don't worry about the light. Once her latch is good she won't need any help finding the boob and you wont either.

    And now I guess names
    Sanaa Michelle
    Samantha Marie
    Sydney Maya
    Sabrina Milan
    Sarai Monet
    Serenity Morgan

    Whatever it is, I'm sure it's beautiful! Good bless you all!