Monday, August 30, 2010

35 Weeks



How far along?   35 Weeks! (SO close)
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How big is the baby?  5 1/4 pounds (think honeydew melon)
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Weight gain?  At the end of my 35th week I gained 28 pounds! Putting on the belly. I am still able to wear my wedding rings but I have a feeling they won't fit for too much longer.
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Stretch Marks? Don't think so. Still can't see much of the belly these days. And I have no idea how my feet are doing down there. I think they are getting a little fat though. My right shoes feel a little tight.
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Sleep? I am getting used to feeling uncomfortable and have put myself to sleep faster this week. But when I wake up, I ache. My neck aches, my shoulders ache. I guess I will just have to get another prenatal massage!
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Best moment of the week? When I went in for my appointment on Tuesday, I had to go in for an unexpected ultrasound. The doctor couldn't tell which way the baby was positioned. I was kind of nervous and hoped he wasn't breeched. The ultrasound showed he was in perfect position and there is plenty of fluid for the little guy. So that was a big relief!
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Food and cravings? I eat a lot now. I feel like he is so big at this point that he must need quite a bit of food. I guess my cravings have been chocolate milkshakes. I still love to call all of my normal favorites "cravings." It makes me feel less guilty when I grab my second milkshake for the day.
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Movement? His little feet are now right at my side and he has a very strong kick. My belly looks like a bowl of Jello moving around all day.
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What I miss?  I miss feeling normal. I literally feel like an oompa loompa. Erik has to help me up. I can't lift things. I am pretty independent so relying on other people for help for the simple things has been a little difficult.
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Belly Button?  It is flat. no more belly button. 
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Looking forward to?  I can't wait for our "babymoon" in Wild Dunes. I am so ready. 
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Milestone? Harper is in position and ready to go!

Sorry! *I still need to get a recent photo of this belly!*

Here are some photos of the paintings I did for the nursery. I still have several more to paint. I had a really hard time finding paintings that I loved. So, I decided to be brave and try to paint them myself. I have not painted since the 5th grade. Literally. I was worried I would just waste a bunch of money on paint and canvases but I actually like how they turned out. I tried to match his little quilt. And I figured sea creatures were appropriate.

I finished sailboat #1- (there are going to be three total)



And I finished the little seahorse-


I started on a crab and I am going to do two more sailboats (with the numbers "1 and 2" on their sails) and possibly an octopus. Any other fun ideas that I should try?

A tip for other moms who are considering to start painting-

Sign up for the Hobby Lobby newsletter. Once you do, you receive an e-mail with a coupon almost every week. Quite often it is for 40% off. So I buy one canvas a week. It saved a ton of money and I knew I would feel less guilty if I mess one up. I also waited to buy most of my brushes until they went on sale. Two weeks ago, all of the brushes in the store were 50% off. And then I got the paints when they were on sale. So it really didn't cost much to start up this new little hobby!

And here is a photo of his new crib put together. It looks black in the pictures but it is actually expresso.








Now that the new furniture is in, we can start decorating! I am going to try to hurry and and finish these paintings so we can put them up on the wall. We area waiting on a window valence from Pottery Barn kids. And we ordered a custom glider/rocker so hopefully it will be ready before the little guy gets here. Once we start putting all of the details together, I will post photos so you can see what it looks like.


Jaime

14 comments:

  1. So cute! The paintings that you did look GREAT! -- I love DIY projects! :)

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  2. Looks great Jaime! Love the expresso crib and dresser. What about a starfish? Can't wait to visit again :) Have you decided on your "bringing baby home" outfit? My two cents is to pick something soft and comfortable for Harper. You can use his receiving blanket to tuck around his arms and legs once you have him buckled in to keep him warm. The hat is a good idea also :)

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  3. Your paintings are so cute Jaim!! and I can't wait to see you next week! I'll have plenty of chocolate icecream to make milkshakes with for you!! :)

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  4. Love your paintings!! Those are so great! It will feel good to have your own personal touch in the nursery! :) Love the quilt too!

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  5. Wow!! Your painting is soooo pretty! I really like it. I wish we had a Hobby Lobby close to where I live. Enjoy your day.

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  6. Awww!!!! Those paintings are great!! His nursery is adorable!! I bet you are getting so excited!!!!!!! I am praying for you guys that everything goes well! Can't wait to see pictures of the little guy! :D

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  7. You've done a fantastic job! Love the seahorse and the quilt is adorable. The whole bed is, in fact. Lovely!!!

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  8. Very cute-we actually have the same bedding for our little boy! And very similar paintings that my cousin made. You did a great job-the seahorse is especially cute! (By the way, I went to high school with Erik)

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  9. aw those are SO CUTE! Love the paintings - you did great - and the nursery is darling. Yep, it's kinda crazy...no more nights in 5 points, just nights of painting! Now my fun nights consist of a couch, southern living, and glass of wine. How did we grow up so fast??

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  10. You did a WONDERFUL job on the paintings! They look so cute!

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  11. What a wonderful room you are creating for Baby Harper ... I love the paintings you made ... something he will treasure in years to come... can't wait to see the finished room!! Hugs HHL

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  12. So close! It will be here before you know it! His room is adorable and your artwork is fantastic! You could seriously sell it!

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  13. You did a great job painting!! I am impressed! I have seen an intial painted on canvas and you do all three intials on seperate canvas and you put that above the crib. So you need a larger canvas for the last initial and then the first initial and middle initial are slightly smaller.

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