Tuesday, March 19, 2013

34 Weeks & NURSERY PICS!

Happy St. Patrick's Day from the Pledgers! 
How far along?  34 Weeks (+1 day)

Weight Gain: +37 total 

Maternity Clothes: I'm bound and determined not to buy any new clothing until after Reed is born, and I get skinny!  :)  We'll see...

Stretch Marks:  Nothing new.  Using my Tummy Butter to help prevent anymore, haha.  

Sleep:  The past two nights I've woken up around 3am, unable to fall back asleep.  Thank God for Pinterest because I spent about an hour and a half fooling around on my phone, pinning random stuff!  :)  Hopefully the sleeplessness will go away!!  

Best moment this week:  Seeing the doctor on Monday!  Reed is doing great!  The doctor scheduled induction date for baby boy....APRIL 22nd!  I'm sooooo excited that he will be making his entrance into the world a week early!!  :)  

Missing anything?  Wearing heels!  I'm pretty much only wearing Nikes and flip flops these days!  I miss the way heels make me taller and feel beautiful...

Movement:  Tons of moving and adjusting.  So neat to rest my hand on my belly and feel him snuggling up.  =)  

Food Cravings:  TCBY soft serve in a waffle cone & Slurpees.  My belly gets full so fast now.  I'm still starving all the time, but I fill up so quick!  No room for food and a baby in my belly.  

Sickness/Symptoms:  Heartburn still persisting...Any suggestions?   

Labor Signs: No....Still 5 weeks to go!  

Belly Button:  GIGANTIC.  Starting to wonder if it will ever look normal again...

Wedding Rings On/Off:  On for another week...

Moods:  Anxious and a mild case of the baby blues!  Fortunately, my sweet husband and several afternoon naps made me feel much better!  After my appointment on Monday, I feel so giddy and excited about Reed's arrival!

Looking forward to:  Hanging out with several girlfriends this week!  I'm enjoying as much friend time as I can before life changes dramatically!  

And now for the revelation of the nursery!!  Here is the guest room BEFORE:

Our original design/plan for the nursery created by TheCheapDecorator:

 First step, clear out all the furniture and paint!!

We chose Benjamin Moore "Timber Wolf Gray" for the walls.  We used a bright white for the crown molding.  For the ceiling, we had the Lowe's guy create a very soft gray that made the white of the crown molding really pop!

View when you first walk in the door...

Name Board: Created by Michelle DeLoy {TheCheapDecorator}

Check out Michelle's Etsy shop!

We hope Reed is a good reader because he has tons of books already!  :)

I found the letters for the bookshelf at Michael's.  I liked them because they are a little taller than most wooden letters (13").  I bought several different kinds of scrapbook paper and applied with Mod Podge!

This is the wall, opposite the crib!
Dresser/Changing Table: Fillmore Dresser from Pottery Barn 

Lamp: $20 at Target!  Woohoo!

Another angle...

The gallery wall was quite a project, but I'm so pleased with it!  I found all of the frames at Michael's and Target.  The scalloped mirror, white clock, and gray/white canvas square came from Target.
I found the Subway Art "All Boy" print on Etsy!  I ordered the digital image from Dana's Etsy store and then had it printed in 11"x14" at Wal-Mart for just $5.  

 Close up of the "gallery wall"...

Take a peek inside the closet!  I love to organize!  Thanks to my sweet friend Nery for her help with Reed's perfect closet!  J.J.'s dad built custom shelves for the closet.  {Apparently when they built the house in the 1930's, they didn't need shelves in their closets...}

I found this "hosiery organizer" at The Container Store to organize all of Reed's toiletries and little things!  

Diapers, wipes, and more on the top shelf {Baskets were so cheap at Home Goods!}
Feathergrain wood bins filled with baby stuff from The Container Store

  Nery helped me find these amazing gray and white boxes at The Container Store.  I've filled them to the brim with blankets, swaddle pods, and toys!

Plastic storage containers on the bottom of the closet for bathroom/tub accessories and towels!  

As you can tell by this blog post, I am incredibly excited about the nursery and the way everything turned out!  To be completely honest, the past few nights, I've sat quietly in the nursery admiring the sweet room and thinking about life ahead of us!  I am so grateful to all of my family and friends who contributed to Reed's nursery.  We can't thank you enough for your kindness, generosity, love, and support!  =)
I hope you enjoyed the tour of Reed's nursery!!  34 days til his grand debut!!  


Nereida Bond said...

I just Oohed and aaahed over this nursery!! Everything looks amazing, Liz and J.J.!!!

Jamie said...

WOW!!!!! Looks great!

Valerie Nobles said...

wow! so talented, for a brief moment it made me............. oh the moment has passed! lol It looks like something fro a magazine! Incredible!

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