June was a wonderful month! I just had a few goals,
but I'm happy to say that I finished (almost) all of them!
Things That Make Me Smile: *reveal the nursery!! - COMPLETE! We are so thrilled with how it turned out and I really love how the pennant flags bring it all together! *go to Missy's wedding! - COMPLETE!She was a BEAUTIFUL bride!! *celebrate Dr. Thrasher! - COMPLETE!We're so proud of you! *read 1-2 books - COMPLETE, Family & Forever, the last two of the 2nd Baxter series (possibly the last books I will read for a while! *maybe even have a baby!... ummm... unless he comes in the next 4 hours... this would be a FAIL. :)
Movement?: He's still moving a good bit... but luckily he is still head down!
Belly button?: I'm told it's not so bad, but for an all time INNIE like me, it's definitely out there.
What do you miss?: Honestly, just not being able to move in the same way. It's not bad it's just different. I can't get up quickly or move quickly, and all movement constitutes an audible groan. Hehe. I'm sure Jason will be glad when that's over with...
What are you looking forward to this week?: Tuesday appointment to see if anything has progressed!! Last Wednesday (and the previous Wed) I was 1cm dilated and 50% effaced, which of course means nothing. :) It could be another week or more, or he could come in the next few hours. On Tuesday, we are supposed to schedule to be induced for sometime during the first week of July, so if he hasn't come before this weekend, we will plan for him to be here next week! WE CAN'T WAIT TO MEET OUR SON!!!
And I seriously hope this is my last pregnancy update!
Saturday night we went to a party at the Thrasher's house to celebrate BRAD becoming a DOCTOR!!! He finished med school at Virginia Tech and he and Emily are now in North Carolina at Wake Forest for his residency!
We are SO PROUD of you, Brad - you've been working towards this for so many years and you deserve it more than anyone!
On Saturday I went to a shower for one of my bestest buddies in the whole world - ALEX!!
all the girls
Alex with her family
mmmm... yummy food!
Look at this beautiful cake!! It didn't even look real!
Hayley's house is soooooooo cute and with all the gifts and decorations - precious!
BUMBO from me, Jason, & Alex's future son-in-law (a.k.a my baby boy)
Awesome painting from Kim that says "Our vows they started breathing and they took on flesh and blood, and we held them in our arms and tasted God was good." I'm tearing up writing it, just as I was tearing up reading it! Love this!!
AND I LOVE YOU, my beautiful friend!!
Can't wait to meet your precious baby girl, L.E.W.!!
How far along?: 37w1d - only 3 weeks (or LESS) to go! How big is baby?: the size of a WATERMELON people!! around 19-21in and ~6-7 lbs. Weight gain/loss?: +25-27 lbs Stretch marks?: I found two! Ahhh!! (oh well, not a huge deal in the grand scheme of things) Maternity clothes?: My maternity pants are feeling pretty tight, so I've been rockin' the gaucho skirts like they're going out of style. Or maybe they are out of style... I don't know. Sleep?: My biggest area of struggle right now. I know it will continue to be tough for me to not get a full night's sleep, as I prepare for baby boy and once he gets here. Food cravings?: Smoothies, milkshakes, fruit... the fruit makes up for the bad stuff, right? Gender?:Sweet baby BOY! Movement?: His little movements feel more and more like jabs and punches since he's getting too big for his space. Belly button?: Pretty "out there" but I suppose it's gonna get worse... What do you miss?: There is NOTHING that I miss that could possibly compare to the excitement of having our little guy. What are you looking forward to this week?: (I don't know if you had a chance to look back at last week's update, but you should!) I have another appointment Wednesday and maybe we'll have a better idea of when Mr. Mister is coming!
Remember when I said I had one more little "adornment" after we put up the curtains in the nursery? I had seen several pennant/flags in kids rooms across the blogosphere (like this one!) and thought it would be so cute to add to Baby Boy's room.
I found several different fabrics in colors similar to his bedding, then using a pennant shape pattern I cut out the fabric with (Emily's) pinking shears.
(Contrary to the picture, Snooker did not help with this process. Though I'm sure you are completely capable, sweet girl.)
Once I had cut 3 pennants from each of my 5 fabrics, I laid them out on the floor in a pattern where the birdie fabric and the elephant fabric wouldn't be next to each other.
Then I ironed each flag and basically just wrapped the top part around the cording and used fabric glue to glue it to itself. Note that NO ACTUAL SEWING happened for this project. :)
After 24 hours (to let the glue dry) it was ready to hang in Baby Boy's room!!
I love the way it turned out and how it coordinates with the bedding without matching. And I'm so glad that I actually tried to do it, rather than just saying "Oh, that's a cute idea" and never thinking I could do it myself. :)
What do you think? Have you done any DIY projects lately?
Our beautiful crib, the fabulously comfortable glider, his adorable bedding... it all came together! And see the painting above the glider? My incredibly talented Mommy painted it for Baby Boy!
On this side, a Target bookshelf (for half the price from Lila's), filled with tons of books from our showers (1, 2, 3), a cute hanging peg board that Mom painted, and a hand-stitched poem of "Little Boy Blue" that Patricia made for Jason when he was born!
I'm still not done with the wall above the changing table, but I wanted to go ahead and show you anyway! :)