Thursday, June 30, 2011

Teaser Nusery Pic

So our handyman Steve has been hard at work the past couple of days working on Jax's room.  It's now painted and my vision is coming to life.  I am so uber-excited to see it all come together.  Here's a sneak peek at what I am so very excited about:

Unfortunately "pregnancy brain" is currently preventing me from recalling if I've mentioned the theme for his room or not so I'll just spill it now.  It's going to be a vintage surf shack.  I have many more visions up my sleeve but for now this picture shows the bamboo paneling & floor boards I'm having installed, the beautiful paint color and the amazing light fixture I found to match the bamboo just perfectly.  I can't wait until it's all completed, hopefully soon.

I hope everyone has a safe & joyous Fourth of July holiday weekend.  I'll be waddling around the Tampa Bay area somewhere, probably looking for something to eat :-)

I am now 34 weeks, 2 days ----- only 33 more days left!!!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Not so much fun anymore

Where do I start?  I've had a few miserable days and nights lately which was to be expected but it seems to be getting worse.  I'm really trying not to be a debbie downer so I'll just complain and move on with the mentality that it's still temporary and I only have 4 weeks, and 6 days left (or 34 days).  Here's my list of complaints then I will shut up I promise.

Horrible reflux (Tums, chug milk, rinse, repeat) - numerous times per day & night
Can't breathe - dude needs to drop way under my ribs and lungs
Human punching bag - pretty sure most of you saw this video I posted on FB and youtube (this is normal behavior for him and I am starting to get offended)
Back pain - yea there's no avoiding it
Achey hips - prolly because I've downed 4,287 cookies making me weigh more than the Titanic and my hips don't lie - they can't TAKE IT!!
Sleep - pretty non existent these days (see complaint #1)
Contractions - are present but I do not know if they are real or not and they are too random to report to my dr.

Ok I *think* I've gotten it out of my system for now.  I am really looking forward to my 90 minute (yes 90!) pre-natal massage on Saturday morning.  I am even more looking forward to the morning of August 2nd when all of these symptoms I am belly-aching about will magically disappear and I'll be holding in my arms the reason I did it and somehow will just forget they ever ailed me in the first place.

Tata for now!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

47 Days Left - But Who's Counting?

Nothing major to report except that I think I have my own gravitational pull.  This belly is getting so heavy but the end is in sight!  47 days!!!  I did have my 31.5 appointment last week.  I got an ultrasound and a few more 3d/4d sneak peeks.  The tech said he has a dimple in his chin but I'm not really buying it.  It really looks like it here but I think it was just distortion in the ultrasound waves.  What do you think?

Here's a recent bare belly pic I took last week at 31 weeks, some odd days:
Lovely, eh?
On to more important things.....SHOPPING!

I felt the need to buy a new duffel bag since I don't really have a cute overnight bag for weekend trips.   I asked my resident Vera Bradley expert BFF Lauren to guide me in the ways of current Vera trends.  I ended up ordering these adorable items:
Large Duffel in Deco Daisy

I also saw the following and decided I must have it as well:
Travel Cosmetic in Twirly Birds Pink
I plan to use my new goodies when I go to the hospital for the extraction.  :-)

I really need to get my butt in gear and get to work on his room.  I have most of the supplies, just have to go pick up the paint and find a certain wall decor item online.  I am keeping his nursery a secret until it's completed because it's going to rock your socks.  I will tease you with one paint color I've chosen.

I couldn't find the exact color from the Valspar website so I will leave you with this inspiration photo.  The aqua color on the wall here is very similar to what will be on the walls in Jax's room.

I am very excited to get things in motion.  I just also realized that this baby will be here in just over 6 weeks and he has a very limited wardrobe.  I need to work on that too.  Oh boy maybe my nesting instinct is kicking in finally?

I must conclude this post for now.  I have a certain 2.5 year old who needs to get out of the house and expel some energy.   I wish everyone a very happy Thursday and to all the fathers out there a very happy Father's Day!!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

30 weeks *YAY*

....and still growing!  I finally feel the little guy when he has hiccups now, it's SO WEIRD!  I can't believe I am about to say this, but, I have actually been feeling fabulous lately.  I think he has dropped a little bit so I am able to breathe much easier and I've had more energy for some odd reason.  I've tried to stop eating junk & crap so maybe that is why.

My wonderful doctor's office called me yesterday to let me know they scheduled my c-section!  It is now official, Jax's birthday will be Tuesday, August 2nd.  Both kids have birthdays on a "2nd" of the month.  How cool is that?  And easy for me to remember as I grow old & senile.

Next dr. appt. is Friday the 10th.  I think I will start having weekly appointments after that since I will be near 32 weeks.

Ahhhh only 8 weeks and 3 days left.....but who's counting?????  haha