Wednesday, January 4, 2012

27 weeks...

I cannot believe I'm in my 3rd trimester already! I've started shopping for crib bedding. I've found a few that I like. I'm not going custom made this time around. I don't have the energy to go to the fabric store. That was one of the hardest decisions of my life - choosing fabrics for Amelia's nursery. Too many choices...too many options.

We'll start cleaning out Sydney's room (currently the guest room) this month. We're having the crib painted. It has several teeth marks on it from our sweet Amelia. :) Amelia will move to a queen size bed. I'm just praying she loves it. She keeps asking for her "big girl bed" and seems excited.

I'm thinking I'll keep the color in the guest room the same for the nursery and just give it a fresh coat.

Or I'll paint it gray.

But probably not.

I love color. I don't know that I could walk into Sydney's room every day if there weren't color on the walls.

I have a look in my head that I want for her room and I'm determined to do it on a budget.

The only thing Alex has requested is a comfortable chair. He loves to read to Amelia and rock her to sleep every night. He has spent HOURS UPON HOURS in the chair that's in her room. It's not the most comfortable - so he's requested no matter the money - it must feel like a LA-Z-BOY.

I need it to be cute.

So we'll see if we can find something that meets both our needs.

I still can't imagine her being here with us. Outside of my belly. She kicks so hard and so often and with each kick I think to myself, "we're going to have another baby!" Yet it's hard to imagine her actually here. I'm excited though. I can't wait to see Amelia with her. She has started calling her Baby Faith and talks to her and gives her kisses. Pure sweetness. We talk about her helping me feed Sydney and helping me change her diapers. I want her to feel a part of the whole process. I told her that Sydney would be arriving at the hospital and Aunt Joy would bring her to see us while we were there. She thought for a minute and said, "is Sydney ok?" We have spent many hours at hospitals over the past several months, seeing family members who were there for quite some time. We would tell her they are sick and we were going to the hospital to see them. I think she immediately put that together and was concerned about our new baby. I'm amazed at how much she understands. She's going to be a wonderful big sister - I have no doubt.

Lots to do in January. Let the room transformation begin!

Love to all,


The Anglin Family said...

Yay for 27 weeks! I hit it today :-) I decided to not do custom bedding this time and ordered a crib set. I saved money and headache!

elainaann said...

This post brought me to tears. I am so happy for you, Alex, and Amelia. I am so thankful God has blessed with you two beautiful little girls. Love them! And you and Alex. :)

Momx6 said...

I say paint it gray! I'm tired of that blue and it's not feminine...:) We would help.

Cheryl said...

So excited for you! She will be here in no time! If you find that perfect combination of cute and comfortable rocking chair, let me know. Hannah's isn't very comfortable either and after seeing how much time we spend there, we need a new one too. I have been looking without much success. Can't make myself pay the Pottery Barn prices although they are really cute and seem to be pretty comfortable. ;-) I know you will enjoy these last few weeks with Amelia!

Cheryl said...

I think my last comment came through under my husbands login. Ryan Peckham was me! ;-) Cheryl

andreajennine said...

Happy 27 weeks! Excited to see how the new nursery turns out. We have a rocker from Land of Nod that's quite comfy and attractive. Maybe not La-Z-Boy comfy, but both Aaron and I have liked it (and slept in it a lot when B was tiny). It's got a tall back, which is nice for our 6'4" and 5'10" frames.

Joannah said...

You look beautiful, Jill. I'm glad you are feeling good. :)

Mazzy said...

Love it! You're doing SO GREAT on your weight gain.. it makes things so much easier in pregnancy, at least that's what I found anyways.

IT is impossible to imagine what it will really be like after she's born. I know this all too well. All I can say is savor your precious time with Amelia know and know that your lives will never be the same. (in a WONDERFUL way)

Landry's glider is made by Best Chairs, I bought it from a children's furniture store here in Texas, Lone Star Baby and Child. You might see if you can find that brand elsewhere or shop their store online? Her's it the "story time" series and it is so big and comfortable (and CUTE!). I got slightly smaller glider by the same company for S's nursery and I love it also. J says its comfortable but I know he likes the bigger one better. :)

Have fun with the nursery!! You are SO GOOD at decorating. I cannot wait to see what you come up with!


Faith said...

I know that whatever you do with the nursery will be beautiful and I can't wait to see it! I cannot believe that you are in the 3rd trimester already - time flies! Love y'all!

Carissa said...

Sooo happy for you Jill! Amelia is PRECIOUS and two are so much fun!! Congrats:)