Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Nursery Update

Well, the walls have been painted and the murals have been started. Using the overhead projector seemed like a good idea, but in order to get the images big enough, we had to put the projector in the corner of the room. It wasn't until I had finished painting one mural and begun on another that I realized how distorted the images were. Opps! I managed to rescue one mural before I got too far, but had to use nail polish remover to erase the part of the other mural that was skewed. Just a little bit more work and the painting in the nursery will be done! Next, we tackle the closet, which needs a bit more work. Glue needs to be scraped, plaster needs to be applied and sanded and then we can finally get around to painting it. When all that is done, we can install the closet organizer and then I will finally have a place to put the baskets I made!

My best friend came down from Ottawa this weekend and helped me with the painting and the murals. Then she helped me figure out how to make new liners for the baskets I bought. It was way more math than I was expecting and our poor little brains were strained trying to figure it all out. But once we got one done, the others came along quite nicely. I measured and cut the fabric and she sewed. When it was all done, we were quite pleased with the result. I decided to add some nice chocolate brown ribbon to add a finishing touch to the baskets. I love to compare the new baskets with their "before" picture, so much nicer than purple! I love them and can't wait to put them in the closet.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Labour and Birth Class

We had our first "Labour and Birth" class on Wednesday. The first thing we did was go around the class to introduce ourselves. We had to say what the gender of our baby was and our class has 8 boys, 1 girl and 2 surprises! Maybe we're having a girl after all! That's my theory and I'm sticking with it. Our teacher is a nurse and mother of 5! FIVE! She's had unmedicated vaginal births, epidural births and c-sections, so lots of experience to share. We went over very general stuff and at the end we watched the infamous "birthing video". It was pretty much as I expected, but I think everyone was shocked at the delivery of the placenta. Poor R hates blood and medical procedures. He looked green throughout the entire video. We ended our session with some nice hand massages. Next week, we bring pillows and blankets so we can practice some labour techniques. I can't wait!

We're at 31 weeks and I'm feeling pretty good for the most part. I am not looking forward to the warmer weather though. As soon as it's warm, and especially if it's humid, I start swelling up like the Goodyear Blimp! And with my lung capacity beginning to diminish, breathing in humid air is a tricky proposition. In other "sad" news, it looks like my Reeses Peanut Butter Cup obsession has finally caught up to me. My last weigh in was quite the shocker! I don't exactly know where it all went, because people keep telling me I'm "all belly". Now either they're lying to me to be polite, or Baby K is growing like a weed!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

"Nesting" Part 2

I had a burst of "nesting" energy last night. I got a lot of things accomplished. I cleaned my scrapbooking room, well, sort of. I cleaned MY side of the scrapbooking room enough to take official photos! I would love to one day have a bit more space, but for now, 1/2 an office will have to do.

I also started working on the thank you cards for my upcoming shower. I made two sample cards, and I'm not sure if I like how they turned out. I might have to rework them or find new papers. We shall see. But here are the first samples.

I also rounded up all my old stuffed animals and they found their new home in the beautiful basket I bought for Baby K.

And these are the baskets I got on sale. They are pretty, but not quite the right colour. Good thing I bought some new fabric to recover them with. I can't wait for my BFF to come down to help me with my nursery projects.