Great pictures! After all your hard work, it has finally paid off. Great job to you and your DH for getting that all done. It must be such a relief to have that almost completely finished.
Very strange about the dirty crib. I never had food or anything in my babies room or by the crib or anything so I can't figure that one out. I hope you can find a replacement part so it wasn't for nothing.
You really need to start taking it easy. Slow down and breathe, and try to take breaks more often. Hope the chiropractor helps also.
Oh my goodness! Now THAT is a renovation! I think your house probably just doubled in size! It's very bright, with a walk-out and good sized windows. Great job! If baby decided to come now, it's only minor things left. I'm thoroughly impressed!
As for a dirty crib, is it just a crib or does it convert to a toddler bed? I have been known to give cheerios and shreddies to both DS and DD in their crib (before they could get out), but now that we turned it into a todler bed, both DS and DD like taking things upstairs even though they aren't supposed to (crackers, sippy cups, and the occasional fruit). A nectarine somehow made it to their room at some point this week. That would have been sticky and gooey if I had not caught it right away.
Soryy about the missing part. I hope you can find onw. Otherwise Kijiji and Craig's list are a good place to start for cribs. As well, you can always cosleep for a few days until you get the crib set up! I do have a friend who just bought a twin bed directly so she could lie down and nurse her little one. They used bed rails until baby wuoldn't roll out of the bed. Thinking back on it, that's not a bad idea actually if I had space!
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I'm just catching up now! Your basement looks really nice, must have been a lot of work though. Sorry to hear about the crib! Worst case scenario you can put baby in bed with you, that's what we have been doing. I've also heard of people having their newborns sleep in Rubbermaid bins (although I don't think that would be considered very safe)
Since you are CD'ing have you thought about just getting a few newborn prefolds to get you through? They would probably work out to be cheaper then the diaper service.
Kristin and Donald ~ April 7, 2007
DS1 ~ February 12, 2008
DS2 ~ January 16, 2010
DS3 ~ May 21, 2012
I'm sorry about the crib that has to be stressful and annoying but hopefully you can get a replacement piece for it easily. Your basement and DS's new room look amazing! Way to go. I hope you're able to put your feet up a little more now that you've got so much of the work done. I know it's hard to stop when you just want to get it done but you deserve a break!
That basement remodel is AMAZING!!! I absolutely love it, it just looks so cozy and warm down there now!
I second everyone's recommendations that you settle down and start taking it easy. You're pregnant and you're making the rest of us look bad
Playing catch up on your lodge....love how the basement turned out. You sound a lot like me, I would totally be the one tiling the floor at 37 weeks pregnant. With DS #4 I was raking rocks and getting the yard ready to plant grass seed. As for the crib, I hope you are able to get the replacement part. That would really stink to have to buy a new crib--especially after all the work you put into cleaning it.
Chase-13, Trey-11, Layton-9, Zander-5, McKay-3, Declan-1, Keely born 9/6/2012
The crib is not convertible, so I still think it's strange that it had so much food and sticky crap on it. But knowing where it came from, I don't think I should be surprised. lol As for the part, I think that I found one. But I have to call the company back this afternoon when I get home from work. They want me to take a couple of measurements of parts before they let me order the piece - they don't want to let me buy it if it won't work. And thanks for the advice - I hadn't thought about Craig's list if we do have to get another. Which is kind of strange because I use Craig's List all the time and have been on it a lot recently looking for a dresser!
So I had my 38 week appointment yesterday. I saw a different OB because mine is out on vacation. I'm familiar with this other OB - I was in the delivery room with my SIL when he delivered her first baby, and I'm pretty sure that I may have seen him once or twice in one of my previous pregnancies. It's kind of funny, though, when you see a different doctor, even in the same practice, how different they can all be. It got me a little worried about the fact that even though I have all of these plans for a natural birth, that it's possible that I may get an on-call OB who isn't so OKAY with my birth plan. All I can do is cross my fingers, use my DH and doula as much as possible, and remember to advocate for myself, I guess.
Anyway, I've gained 1 lb since 7/20... 1 lb in 11 days isn't bad, I'm thinking. My BP is still good, no protein in my urine, etc. So everything is good. I got the results of my GBS test, and I am negative (YAY!!) so I don't have to worry about an IV during labor (YAY!!). I've been lucky in that I've never tested positive in any of my pregnancies so far! He checked my cervix to update me on the state of my cyst, and said that as far as he can tell (since he hasn't seen me before and was just going off of chart notes) that it's not refilling very quickly - so that's GREAT news. While he was up there he said I'm still only at about 1cm and long and thick, so no real change from my last appointment. I know it doesn't mean much, but I was slightly disappointed... he, of course, told me that I'll still be pregnant for my next scheduled appointment on the 8th. Which is very probable, but I get a kick out of the fact that he sounded so sure of himself. LOL
He brought up induction to me and DH - just like my OB. Seriously, what is with these guys and their love of inductions??? I again declined. I'm starting to get pressure even from DH, though, because his work is wanting to have a more firm date of when he's going to be out (he's taking 2 weeks off after baby is born)... and DH likes to plan things, too. I mean, I would LOVE to be able to plan the birth where my work is concerned, too, but I'm not willing to compromise my birth and my baby just for convenience sake this time! UGH!
Anyway, after my appointment, DH and I went shopping for a dresser for the baby's room. I've been scouring Craig's List and haven't found anything I like. But we don't want to spend a ton of money on a dresser atm because of all of the $$ we just spent on the basement. Unfortunately, after visiting 6 furniture stores and thrift shops, we realized that if we want something quality, we're going to have to spend the money. So we decided to forget the dresser all together and just put a nice closet organizer in the new closet (which is what we were planning to do anyway) and use bins in the closet for clothing for the next couple of years. Then we can save up some more money and go buy something quality that will last 18 years or more, rather than buying something that will fall apart in a year or two. So this weekend we're buying and installing the closet organizer stuff. I can't wait!
After we got home, we hung out with the kids, watched the Olympics, and sat in the living room and put together the swing and the bouncer we got at our baby shower. It was really nice to just hang out and have a low-key, relaxing evening... putting the baby stuff together wasn't exactly taxing. LOL I was having a SUPER hard time sitting, though. No matter what position I was in, the pressure I was feeling in my pubic area was painful - the baby has really dropped in the last couple of days and it hurts to sit. Today isn't quite as bad, but still uncomfortable. And the contractions that I am experiencing, though not ever regular or lasting very long, are getting stronger and more uncomfortable. I am so ready for this to end... though I don't want him to come, yet. I hate being in that state - not ready for baby, but ready for the physical crap to end. LOL
Everyone is about convenience these days...especially the doctors. Good job for declining! It will be a lot easier to handle this labor and delivery naturally if you aren't induced. Pitocin without pain meds or epidural is tough. I did it twice naturally....and its a lot worse then when there is no pitocin involved.
How fun to assemble the swing and bouncer. I think a closet organizer is a great idea! Hope you get everything done before baby makes his debut. It will be so nice to be able to relax in the evenings before baby is born if you can get the rest of your projects done by next week. Then you can just relax...
Nice job on the basement! It looks fantastic!!
When I tried to put together our baby swing, the boys just took over, lol. I just sat back making sure I heard the "clicks" when they were locking pieces together. haha
I can't believe you are at 38 weeks already. Sounds like everything is going well! When you are ready for the "physical crap to end", you could always try some natural inducers. I just searched the web yesterday, and made a full notebook page of things to try when I get to that point.