February 20, 2011

Baby Prep

I'm 24 weeks along... it's still saying our baby is the approximate size of an eggplant... except I have to picture something cuter than an eggplant since the thought of eggplant turns my stomach! ;)  Tomorrow a new vegetable or fruit may show up on my iPhone app to let me know how big our baby is... :)

For awhile now I have been feeling little movements, but for the first couple weeks I couldn't be 100% sure it was the baby I was feeling... now I am finally confident that this little one is making herself/himself known. I love the little nudges I get at unexpected times throughout the day. I can't help but put together an imaginary conversation with this child I'm growing... every poke makes me think he/she is saying "Hello?? Do you know I'm in here??"  "Yes my precious one, I am well aware that you are there... but you can say hello ANY time you like!" L.O.V.E.

The nudges are still quite small, but they do sometimes bump against my hand if I have it there at the right time... Daddy even was able to feel a little nudge the other night. What a miracle this experience is. So thankful!

My Mom is here for a week and our guest room is undergoing quite a transformation to prepare for this little one... I worked hard at packing up guest room #1 and office/guest room #2 in preparation for this week. i had movers come in over a week ago to move furniture all around our house... office desk (*never used*) has been moved from the very top floor to the basement, bookshelves have been moved from the office to the family room, a 5-piece bedroom set has been moved from soon-to-be baby room to the old office on the top floor... thankfully it matches the wall colour better in it's new home than where it was before. Unfortunately our guests now have to go down a floor to find a bathroom. Did I mention we live in a 4 story townhome and there are LOTS of stairs?! My apologies to our guests...

Here are a few snapshots of the "before" process...
The "Baby Room" before... with the furniture that did not match the wall paint...
All our books moved out of the bookshelves in preparation of their move...
The empty "baby room" ready for Mom to arrive... awaiting it's transformation!
All prepped and ready for paint - yay!
Mom hard at work cutting in... definitely not the fun part of the job in my books. After getting one coat on everything, we concluded this wasn't the colour I was aiming for... it looks orange here. In real, it looked identical to my hallway/stairwell paint colour ... NOT what I wanted. I was going for "desert tan"...
So we went and got a new colour after much humming and hawing... we're sticking with this colour, but it's still not what I was going for.  Who knew "tans" were so hard to get right?? THis still looks quite yellow with a greenish undertone... but it works so I'll keep it. I just have to keep remembering that it's a "BABY ROOM" and not my room. *smile*

We have two end accent walls to do yet, which will hopefully make the room "pop" and ease my "typical yellow baby room" concerns...

I was excited to FINALLY receive the baby room bedding I ordered at Christmas time from my parents' couch in Summerside... it just over 5 weeks to arrive. Talk about impatient. I'm going for a unisex room, but since I'm not a girly-girl, it's leaning towards my personal taste which isn't overly soft and baby-ish... I hope it ends up ok. I must say that any creativity I might sometimes have seems to have gone out the window with this pregnancy...  that's why I'm thankful Mom is here for a week to help with ideas - she has far more creative juices than I do! I do know I want some kind of coastal/beach feel in the room... we'll see!

We took a break Saturday afternoon and went downtown to a fabric store that is AMAZING. I heard about it from a friend, but it was my first time there... Mom and I could have spent hours there. I was thankful to have my Man drive us down and drop us off, so we didn't have to fuss with traffic and finding parking... we had a successful trip, and have material to cover 3 canvasses for my wall plus curtains. Definitely can't wait to see this room come together... it'll be awhile yet, since mom is taking the material home to do the sewing...

Aren't moms the best?!?  We're certainly super thankful for her help!


  1. I would love to see pics or a description of your canvas fabric project. I'm trying to come up with wall decorations for our nursery, and I'm coming up blank. I would be very thankful for any inspiration you can offer!

    Oh, and yes - Moms ARE the best! Especially moms who can sew! :)

  2. Moms are the best. And you are blessed to have her with you... painting, of all things! Can't wait to see the finished baby room.. I'm sure the "yellow" look will come together just fine in the end.


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