Thanksgiving this year was wonderful! I am so thankful for all of my wonderful blessings & for this exciting time in our lives =)
Work was closed for the majority of the week & we were able to get SO much done in the nursery. It is as this point...complete & ready for baby bean!
I thought I would show you just a peek of what it looks like now. Hopefully when my mom comes & stays for awhile we can finish the decorating part. There isn't much on walls, other than what was already there to begin with (when it was a guest bedroom) so I am excited to have her here to help with the final touches.
I still want to get a nice big rug for the floor & still need to buy a clothes hamper, but for now it will do!
Here is looking in from the doorway
I wanted a recliner, swivel rocker more than anything! SO I had to sacrifce some space in order to get it. Because of that, we had to put the changing table in front of the window. It actually worked out quite well! However, I'm afraid my roman shade will turn into a "canvas" for baby bean to "do his best work" on! haha
My mom found this changing table on Craigs List & got it for $10. I had looked & looked for one that was reasonably priced that had drawers or an old dresser that we could turn into a changing table. NOTHING came close to this bargain & since Matt said we didn't need one anyway, I figured this was as good as it was going to be! =) We even painted it to match the other furniture in the room & distressed it too. I got the baskets at Hobby Lobby on sale as well so I KNOW I couldn't have found anything cheaper & we LOVE the way it turned out!
This is the other side of the room & as you can see, not quite all oranized & the dresser is definitely getting an update on decorations soon. Most of what I have on it now are odds & ends that will end up finding another place sooner or later. I also have a pile of things on the floor that need put away too!
For now we had to put Matt's toy box in the attic, but when we no longer need the changing table, we will switch that out.
I can't believe there is only 1 week left until my due date!
Other than a FEW issues, I have felt really great right up until NOW. I really do thank God for allowing me to make it this far without being too entirely miserable. I mean, I had my moments...sometimes the difficulty of doing things just got to me, but nothing was really painful or sore (NOT counting the kidney stone episode!)
I noticed over Thanksgiving that the baby must have begun to drop, because the pressure on my pelvis & hips started REALLY hurting! Sleeping is so hard & I never knew it was going to be that sore trying to turn over & get out of bed. Plus I have started having a lot more contractions this week. Not just the little stuff that I called "warming up" Braxton Hicks, but MAJOR hard, can't walk until it's over, contractions. They have never gotten completely consitent (even after lasting every so often in a 2 hour span) but I just have this feeling I "might" go earlier. I will find out at my Dr.'s appointment Dec. 1st what my progress will be & hopefully we will know when baby bean plans to make his arrival!!
I just love the little shoes!
Here is his bag all packed & ready to go!
Now I know there is some controversy about having the bumper pads in the crib...however, when we took our parenting class at the hospital, the nurse told us that it is really just a preference & she had them with all of her kids. Of course our crib is also outdated & supposedly not up to standard either, but they have safety latches now that can be used on older cribs to make them meet all the regulations. SO with all of that taken care of, we should be good to go!