Sunday, July 10, 2011

34 Weeks

This will be a fairly photo-heavy post!  We have almost finished the baby room.  We are still waiting on the stain to dry on the rocking chair, and we picked up a couple of extra projects at Michael's today - a footstool for the rocker and some wooden initials (still top secret outside of family) which we stained this afternoon.  When those are all dry and put in the room it will be ready!  Oh, and I accidentally put the mattress pad in the dryer this afternoon, so we need to get a replacement for that.  But we've come a long way!
Cozy corner
With curtains tied.
The refinished washstand!  My uncle used to put his weed in there. 
The masterpieces on the wall are courtesy of Aunt Molly.

The Little Fur Family wallhanging that pulls the whole thing together - thanks again, Grandma!!
 We've been working a lot on this over the weekend.  We also picked up some clothing including coming home outfits in two sizes, and more stuff for the hospital bag. 

It was a pretty busy week for a short one.  Chad worked really hard and we had both our normal class on Wednesday night and a bathing/bundling class Thursday evening.  The latter was an adventure to get to -- we had some flash flooding right at rush hour.  I was glad we were just going for a class and not for the big reason!
It's typical this time of year to get late afternoon monsoon-like rains here.  But they aren't without their benefits:

I'm amazingly still feeling pretty great, despite looking like a parade float most of the time. I am really missing running and being able to sleep on my back, but overall I really can't complain for 8 months.  I think we are both about ready to be done with pregnancy and to meet him already. 
The animals are starting to sense change on the horizon.  I think they'll welcome him with open arms, but for now they are squeezing in as many snuggles as possible.


  1. This is your mother trying again... Love the room, the pics and the commentary. You are the loveliest parade float I have ever seen! That is one lucky little baby.

  2. The new little nursery looks wonderful! What a sweet room for a sweet little fellow. I was thinking it night be fun to frame some of the little pictures in the book you sent me. What do you think? XXXXXXXXXXXOOOOOOXXXXXXXXXXXx

  3. I have to agree with your mama - what a lucky baby! Beautiful pictures.

  4. Love it! I think I'll make a trip to the States just to see the little guy and his cool pad. PS this is Hannah