Sunday, October 11, 2009

34 weeks - nursery accessories - gifts

I'm 34 weeks...WOW!! We're getting so close. The belly is definitely growing. Now every time I go out, someone asks when I'm due. I guess I look like I could deliver at any moment. HA! Some days I feel as though I could! I go in for my next doc appointment this Wednesday. Only two more weeks and I start going every week. Hard to believe. I'm getting so anxious to see her. I want to see who she looks like. Does she have lots of hair?? Does she have full lips?? I told Alex that I can't tell one thing by that 20 week u/s photo! :) She is kicking all of the time. A lot of times it takes my breath away. She got the hiccups for the first time, last week. At least this is the first time I was able to actually feel them. She had them for about 5 minutes. I just sat there and was the coolest thing.

A now weighs about 4 3/4 pounds (like your average cantaloupe) and is almost 18 inches long. Her fat layers — which she'll need to regulate her body temperature once she's born — are filling her out, making her rounder. Her skin is also smoother than ever.

I still have several things to do in her nursery, but not stressing about it. Alex has assured me that he will help me finish up. The seamstress comes tomorrow to pin-fit the fabric for the chair. She told me that she will put me at the top of the list, so that I have my chair before A arrives. We mainly just have to get things on the walls. Oh, and I also have a special piece that I'm going to put in her room. My Grandpa Mc made my Mom, as well as me and my sisters a hope chest when we graduated high school. I had him keep mine a natural wood because I couldn't decide on what color I wanted it painted or stained. I graduated...well...many years ago and it's still natural wood. I'm going to have Alex paint it and we're going to use it as A's toy chest. My Mom is going to make a cushion for the top, so it will also serve as extra seating. It means a lot to me to have a piece made by her Great Grandfather in her room.

Here are a few accessories that are in her room. This is the lamp that I've decided on. It's a white linen shade w/black trim on a silver base. I am contemplating putting her monogram on the shade. I love monogrammed things but at the same time, I don't want her room to have her name everywhere. There are already a few places/items that will have her monogram or initial. What do you think? Monogram on the shade or not? One of the places with her monogram is on a tiffany blue pillow that my friend, Nitzia made for me. The tiffany blue pillow will go in the rocker and the one with the ruffles matches her bed skirt (not sure where I'm going to put it yet, but I love it :) The back of the ruffled pillow is in the same hot pink that is on her bumper.

Here are a few things that A has received over the last week. My S-I-L gave her this little robe w/her initial on it (it even came with slippers!) and she also gave her the white sweater with her initial. LOVE THEM!! My Aunt Sandi bought me this diaper bag...LOVE IT as well. She offered to have it monogrammed but I'm still trying to decide if I want to do that or just keep it the way it is. I have cute bag tags to put on her things, so I may not have it monogrammed. And the cute little Uggs were a gift to A from me. I couldn't resist. :) Aren't they so cute!? If she has big feet like her Mommy, she will be able to wear them sooner than later.

That's all for now! Hope you all have a fabulous week!



Faith said...

That little white sweater is just darling! And, I really am loving that diaper pretty! I love how the nursery is coming together, and how neat that you will have such a special piece of furniture in her room from her great grandfather.

Love you!

amy said...

I love every single thing about this post. I love that baby A is the size of a cantaloupe :), I love that you're 34 weeks (that was my magic number I didn't get to!), I love her monogram (I say yes to the lamp!), love her room decor, love the precious gifts you've received, love the adorable diaper bag, and girl you KNOW I'm loving the baby Uggs!!! OH- your blogging friends can't wait to see that sweet face either- lots of answered prayers!! Hang in there... you look GREAT!

Nitzia said...

i'm glad you liked the pillows... i was a little worry about them! you are looking good and ready to have that baby girl! can't wait to meet her too.

Shannon said...

Everything is so cute! I would monogram the shade. :) The more the merrier! I bought that diaper bag too! :) I absolutely love it! I knew I better get it now since it was from the Gap and they might not have it in a few months. That white sweater is adorable!

Ashley said...

You look so great, girl! Isn't it all so splendid and exciting? I'm so happy for you! Congrats!

annalee said...

such exciting times! i also vote yes to monogramming the lamp shade. and i would leave the diaper bag like it is but get a super cute bag tag from etsy with your contact info. to tie on it when you take her to the nursery, etc. you look radiantly beautiful momma!!

Laura said...

I've been sick and haven't felt like blogging, so I'm just now catching up! Baby "A"s room is going to be so precious! I love the pillow! I love monogramming too and could do everything monogrammed. However, that is one beautiful lamp that she will be able to use through her teens, so I say don't monogram it. That way, it will be perfect for her to use for years to come.

Glad to hear you are doing well!!! You look amazing and so happy!!!!


Mel said...

Everything is SO PRETTY. Her nursery is just going to be so gorgeous, you are so thoughtful in everything you do. Could I borrow just an ounce of that?