Saturday, November 29, 2014

39 Weeks and We're All Set!

Today marks 39 weeks of my pregnancy with my baby watermelon...small sized, not the big ones, mind you. We are so close and I am so excited to meet this little man! It's been a very different pregnancy for me than with William. It hasn't been terrible just a little harder considering I can't lay around all day since I have an almost 3 year old with endless energy. You can check out my personal blog for more about the past 39 weeks and my Instagram feed. I have only been taking bump photos on my phone so today I felt like a "real" photo session was in order. Nothing like waiting until the last minute, right?

We set up the tripod out back, got "dressed" up a bit and snapped a few shots. I know I'll look back and be glad we did this. Our family of 3 will be no more very soon.

Miracle of miracles! The nursery is finished too! I don't think I could ever really say that with William's room. I definitely tried to do way too much for him so this time I was determined to be a bit more practical. I just didn't have as much time to work on projects this time around. I still love how it came out, the fabrics I chose and how simple it is. I know I can always add along the way too. 

My inspiration came from a print we already had in the room that James took in Colorado. It's a black and white of aspens. From there I just had to work with the existing paint color and see what I could come up with. I was initially going to do just black, white and grey but the more looking I did the more I wanted color. The woodland fabric was my first choice and it's so perfect. 

I went with the woodland theme but didn't want to go overboard with it and do too many animals or anything like that so I incorporated the navy tomahawk fabric and the rust arrow fabric as well. I made the crib sheet, quilt, two pillows and changing pad cover. James made the wooden frames for these felt animals. My mother-in-law found them and I think they add a nice touch of whimsy.

I also made the mobile out of a branch I wrapped with coordinating colored embroidery floss. The wooden animals and leaves I found at Michael's for maybe 30 cents each. 

Like I said it's pretty simple. The opposite corner of the room still has a desk and computer so it'll be a shared space until little man moves in here permanently.

Here we are at 39 weeks and all set for this baby! James has been off all week so there has been a lot of nesting, cooking and organizing. Oh and relaxing too. It's been a great time as a family that I know I'll always cherish.

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