Thursday, October 13, 2011

The Nursery Reveal

I can’t believe how close it is getting to the Hudster’s due date! There are days when I want him to come Right Now and days where I freak out thinking of how much little time we have left just the two of us (or three if you include the charles). The hubs and I have speculated and throw out many scenarios one when we think the little guy is going to arrive but we know in the end we really have no idea! I feel like we are in a good place though. As much as I want to meet the little guy and can’t wait to hold him in my arms, I am really enjoying the time I have with the hubs and friends around here. I feel like our schedule has been jam-packed since I know once Hudson get’s here I won’t be able to do as much, so I guess I am trying to make up for that now :) I am not really good with that whole rest thing either and as much as I have been told taking naps will help in the long run I just can’t bring myself to do it (nor do I have the time too).

However, one of the biggest things that is putting me at ease is knowing that we are READY as in have everything we need for the little guy to arrive (or so we think, I am sure we will still freak out over not having that once crucial item once he does get here). It has been a fun and long process but his nursery is finally done and I love it! We had so many generous friend and family contribute and my amazing hubs didn’t even bat an eye every time a box from pottery barn kids arrived at our house :)

So without further ado here is a little picture tour of our little man’s room. And just a warning there might be a little picture over-load!

My mom had this awesome street sign made for the shower and then let me take it home to use for the nursery.

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We decided we wanted to go with a plane theme and then have the colors and bedding be simple. I feel in love the with blue and while PB Kids bedding and kind of ran with it :)

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I had a hard time deciding on whether to get a changing table or use the dresser but in the end we decided to save some space and use the dresser.

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The charles thinks this is his room and we often find him sleeping in here :)

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I found so cute planes at hobby lobby and I tried to get some pictures of family members in Hudson’s room.

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When we were dating the Hubs gave me “Chief Bear” that he had made at build-a-bear and I am so excited to be able to use it in Hudson’s room.

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I totally feel in love the with little plane curtain rods

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Well that is the great reveal…I really can’t wait for the Hudster to get here and make the room complete :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Baby Update: Weeks 34-36

Sorry for such a long break in-between posts! I just have been lacking motivation to blog and comment on all your posts even though I have been reading them! Hopefully I will get a few key posts in (like the nursery reveal) before the Hudster comes. But for now enjoy the update :)

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How far along? 36 weeks

Baby's size? We went to the doctor on Wednesday and he was measuring 6 pounds 4!  

Weight gain: Too much. I had a good break from gaining weight for about a month and now it has decided to pick up again. I am hoping it wont get too crazy before Hudson gets here. Right now I am up about 18-19 pounds overall.

 Maternity clothes? I am still wearing a mixture…mostly non-maternity shirts with maternity pants or pre-preg pants with the belly band. I am really looking forward to wearing “normal” clothes again.

Stretch marks? I still haven’t seen any pop up and I have been pretty good about putting lotion on my belly every morning.

Belly button in or out? It is still in but so close to popping out!

Sleep? Hudson is pushing on my gallbladder or something like that so now even at night it burns like no other which makes sleeping harder. I fall asleep pretty fast but usually get up a lot and sometimes will wake up at like 3 am and not be able to get back to sleep.

Foods I am loving? I am still craving sugar a lot and trying hard to fight it! I have been getting nauseous again so that has made eating harder.

Foods I am hating? Nothing really.

Best moment this week? Having my 3rd and final shower and getting to see Hudson.

Movement? All the time. He is getting really strong and now his kicks or movements really hurt. I feel like someone is giving me that Indian rug-burn thing on my tummy!

Symptoms? Pretty much the normal third trimester things. And the fact that some morning sickness has come! Just very uncomfortable.

Gender? Hudson (a boy)

What I miss? Laying/sleeping on my back. Diet coke and coffee (though I do have the occasional one). My old body. Running. Not feeling the need to sleep all the time. Enough said.

What I'm looking forward to? Hitting 37 weeks and being considered full term :)

Milestone: We have his room all set up and basically everything we need for him to be here :)

Emotions: We took our birthing class last weekend and I thought it would freak me out but it actually just made me more excited. It is weird but I am really curious as to how the whole labor thing is going to go. I know it will be painful but it like right before you run a marathon and you are ready and a little excited (or insane) to find out just how much it is going to hurt..I know i’m weird. Both the hubs and I are just so ready to meet our little guy :)