Monday, July 16, 2012

Glimpse into the nursery

Well, the weekend is over. Another one down before the baby arrives, how many more to go? Now that's the million dollar question.

I am fairly confident that the baby has actually dropped. Not only do my clothes fit differently, I feel like I am able to breathe better and am suddenly having to go to the loo every 20 minutes during the day and on the dot every 1.5 hours through the night. Not so excited about the second part. I am exhausted. I know that people joke that its just preparation for the first months of parenthood but I am not finding that so funny. We know that we will be tired, and we know that that is an understatement but I was hoping that I could at least store up some good rest time before we were facing the sleepless nights. I hadn't factored in the potential weeks of sleepless nights beforehand. Any tips from experienced mamas about how to prep the body for the marathon of labor when you can't sleep? Am I going to have to become a daytime napper?

We got the cute quote decal hung in the nursery this weekend, which was quite the effort but it was so worth it because it's just how I pictured..We only have a couple of things left to do until its really finished. Here is a picture because I am too impatient to wait to share. The crib skirt was made with love by baby boys Grandma's. Such a gift. The beautiful blanket on his change table was made by my talented friend Marie - and it won't stay there to get peed on once he's home, but I just loved the colours and wanted to show it off as the nursery sits and waits for its little resident :) Notice the blank space above the crib ready for baby's name to go once he is here and we figure out what we are going to name him!

We are still on the search for a nursing glider which is not too expensive, but it tall enough for me and my giraffe neck to be comfortable so we have a space for that in the corner. Finding that is my project for the day. We know it's not a necessity but it feels like a luxury we (read I) will appreciate in the first weeks post baby and I am spending a lot of time assuming the nursing position.


  1. Chrissie, If you can sleep during the day now, DO IT! It actually will (also) be good practice for after the baby comes when you will take sleep whenever you can get it, day or night. And don't worry, you'll have the energy you need for delivery & the first few weeks, just not any extra. It's kind of amazing how your body adapts. You're almost there!

  2. Oh man I would say that a comfortable nursing chair is a must not a want, I have literally spent hours every day in mine. Hang in there, you are almost to the finish line.

  3. A decent glider really is a necessity. I spent hours in mine the first few weeks and still use it everyday. Lil is almost 4 months now. You're going to labor beautifully! Like the commented above. Sleep during the day as much as possible. :)

  4. When you figure out how to get good rest stored up, please let me know :)

  5. It's looking cute in there Chrissie!

  6. I love the Pooh quote! I've always been in love with Classic Pooh.



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