Jo - I hope that the pain continues to get better. We are looking into getting maternity photos done again, but haven't made a final decision. I loved them the first time around ! We will be getting family photos taken when he is 6 months old because that is when we did them with Ashlynn. I love your nursery so far !
Crystal - I was doing way too much with our move and having BH so I've tried to slow down a bit. Hopefully you are more successful at letting DH help you more. It sound like we all are doing more than we should be ! I find that going up and down stairs a lot leads the BH's so I've taken to using the elevator at school when going from the basement to the 3rd floor and then back down. I feel silly, but I don't have as many issues so it's worth it. I can't wait to see some nursery photos if you share them ! It must be exciting to be able to work on it after all the other projects you had to get done first.
Jina - I would also love to see you snarling in maternity photos. LOL! I was dying
AFM - I am almost done with school !!! 4 more regular days and then finals. I made the final decision not to take classes next semester and it has been the best feeling in the world to know that I won't have to worry about school right after he is born.
We are about 90% moved and 80% unpacked. I wanted to share some In-Progress photos of our baby areas.
This is our room. He will be in here for an undetermined amount of time
And this is the kiddos room. We still have a lot of work to do to make the walls not so white and bare and I'm going to invest in something cute to cover the blinds. We will be getting a new crib eventually because this is a drop side and I'm not sure I trust the "kits" to make them not drop, but we put this one in for spacing and to look cute for now And yes, that is a christmas tree in their room. I didn't get to decorate for Halloween because of the move and I don't have much for Thanksgiving so we are already getting out the Christmas stuff My poor husband is very good at dealing with my crazy, especially when I'm pregnant. He just lets me do what I'm going to do.
Meg I love it! You know I was disappointed when I found out about the recall with the cribs, I found it so much easier to get my DD in and out of, if you've never had an issue before I'd guess you probably wouldn't now though.
I can't wait for our furniture to arrive now seeing all these nurseries coming together is putting me in the mood to decorate!
I've moved up my time line from the end of January to Christmas. Even without bed rest it's getting harder and harder to get around already. I need to update my belly pics soon, caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror from the side and now I get why everyone is asking if I'm sure it's not twins...
Jo, sorry you have to miss the competition but it's better to be safe than sorry, right? Glad the meeting with the photographer went well. Your nursery is so adorable! I love the soft nuetral colors. We should start a new thread for nurseries so we can share our progress and what not!
Crystal, yikes about the BH. I had them a lot too but they've slowed down a lot. Try to take it easy and drink lots of extra water!
Megan, Yay! Glad school is almost done! Love the kids room and the Christmas tree! I love the Owls...so cute!
Megan, I love the new place! And I love that there's a Christmas trees in the bedroom Since we moved in the summer I haven't found any of my X-mas decorations yet.....I need to get on that while I still feel like I have the energy to decorate!
You must be so excited to be almost done with school!
Crystal, I agree with Jina....YIKES about the BH contractions! Make sure you take it easy (.........as much as you can!). As far as I know I haven't felt any yet, but it could just be that I'm not paying attention!
Has anyone seen the new James Bond movie? DH and I went out last night with some friends to see it.....wow it was really good! And it was a nice change from spending the evening laying on the couch
Jina, glad they've slowed for you they are normal at this stage as long as they are not painful. I don't remember having them with Eala but I think I read somewhere they are often more noticeable and stronger with #2. Oh and I agree let's start a nursery thread! Can't wait to see some pics of yours.
Jo, I have been wanting to see that but it's hard since we don't have a sitter up here. Should have gone on the weekend when we were home with our families :/ oh well.
As if I wasn't gung ho enough to get the nursery finished, our furniture arrived nearly a week early! I'll be painting tomorrow so I can get it all done and put the furniture together soon! This weekend is being set aside to do the christmas lights and finish putting outdoor furniture away though
Crystal, have fun decorating and setting up X-mas lights!! And then comes the nursery fun
Well, I just had my monthly check up with my Doc........here's how it went:
we're onto appointments every 2 weeks
my weight has stayed the same again, so up 14 pounds so far, and most of that was in the first 18 weeks
She didn't *exactly* tell me to stop dancing, but did say the competition is out, I can keep going as long as I modify things so I'm not jumping, and then it's up to me how long I want to go for, depending on if the pain increases or not
She's sending me back to the GD clinic. I was trying with all my heart to avoid having to go back there. I've had issues with eating disorders in the past, and the nutritionist there is the biggest trigger I've had to deal with in a very long time. DH hates her because of how she was making me feel at each appointment. Someone my DH was working with was seeing this woman, and would come out in tears at the end of every appt.
But, my dr said I have to keep testing my blood sugar, since my fasting number first thing in the morning is still a bit too high. So, hopefully a combination of being finished with the anti-biotics, making sure I eat something right before bed, and walking after dinner if I can manage it, should bring the numbers down, but in the meantime, I have to go back to the GD clinic from hell.
Sorry about the nutritionist Jo I honestly don't know why some people get into that type of work when they are such nasty b!tches. Sounds like you are doing great though good for you! I know you are disappointed about the competition but just think about baby and it makes all the sacrifices worth it
I got all the painting done in the nursery yesterday, except inside the closet which I will do early next week before we put in the new closet organizer. Here is a sneak peek:
I'm loving it!
Today is cleaning, cleaning and laundry, and maybe some organizing too if I can muster some energy. Looking forward to Christmas decorating this weekend and my Grandmother is coming to visit for a few days, we're going to a hockey game Sunday because my cousin's team is playing up here. She goes to most of his home games (he plays for a city an hour away from where we came from) and now that we live in a city with a team she comes to visit us whenever he plays up here too. She loves her hockey (a love she and my MIL share) lol and her dreams came true when her grandson made the jr pro team, next step NHL...
I love the paint Crystal ! Can't wait to see more I'm so excited about getting ready for the babies !
I found some art that I love on etsy (Pooh Eeyore and Tigger Inspired Silhouette 3 by WITHHEARTSTUDIOS) but I'm holding off on buying until after next Sturday. I'm going shopping with my mom and sister and they are excited about looking for nursery decorations so maybe we will find something while out and about here
I am so excited about this next week! It's thanksgiving here so I'm off school for a week and we get to spend time with our families which we never do enough of. I Love that we live so close to everyone but I feel like sometimes we don't see then because they are so close we never really "plan" anything because its so "easy" to get together. I'm also getting together with my three best girlfriends one of them lives in the area and has an almost 3 month old. We are all looking forward to seeing how Ash does with the baby. She was sick for a longggg time and then we moved so I've been visiting them without her so far. Our other friends live in Hawaii and Missouri soon to be Florida so we have no idea when we will all be together again. And then I get to go shopping
I'm feeling better right now as long as I avoid stairs or walking to much. Haha. Both seem to initiate BH so I just try to be lazy right now !
Jo, glad you got to get out of the house and watch a movie. We don't normally go to the movies because Hubby and I both have to have complete silence when we watch movies. The noise the audience makes drives us absolutely mad! lol
Yay for a good appointment but ugh! the nutritionist sounds like a total nightmare. Can you go see someone else?
Crystal, very pretty! Hehe...I have a grey nursery too. I hope you have a great weekend with your Grandmother!
Megan, Awww....love the art from Etsy. I hope you have a wonderful break and Thanksgiving!
AFM, not much going on here. Just slowly working away on the nursery and shopping up a storm for baby boy. I have to start getting packed for our babymoon soon and I'm so not looking forward to it because I'm a total over packer and I just don't have the energy to obsess over it. haha!
Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Crystal, I love the paint!!
How was everyone's weekend? we were supposed to have our prenatal class over the weekend, but it got cancelled because the instructor got sick We were really looking forward to it too......hopefully they have a few other classes offered, because DH works 3 evenings a week, and their evening classes all seem to be offered on nights he works, and all their other weekend classes seem to be weeks we're busy already!
So, I think I'm into the single digits for weeks of work left!! I *think* I'm going to try to work until Jan. 25th - that gives me 11 days before my due date. So I'm only looking at 9 weeks of work left....THANK GOD!!! Lol I came home last night and told DH I am just DONE with work and putting up with crap from certain people I work with. And there's only so many times I can hold my tongue!
How's everyone else doing?