Thursday, April 26, 2012

Micah's Nursery

I finally got around to finishing up the nursery and taking some pictures...
so consider this your official tour-de-photos of Micah's nursery!

Sweet Jenny Lind crib

Here's the oak dresser we're using as a changing table as well




Love this cozy area for rocking and nursing



Nursery bedding...we really are "jumping for joy" :-)



Aunt Amy made this beautiful mobile for his nursery from some fabric I picked out!



My all-time favorite smelling baby products...I love Thymes!



I hung up my dad's (Grampa's) dedication outfit that Grandma Faith passed down to me. Micah's middle name, Daniel, is after my sweet daddy. 



Bookshelf, etc...



Our burgeoning stash of cloth diapers! I'll start him in them after the first month or so...



Still in love with my Petunia Picklebottom Diaper Bag! It fits so much :)



This baby boy is a little spoiled...don't you think? We sure have been blessed!



Onesies!



Close-up of the bird mobile



This boppy cover makes me smile!



All packed and ready to head to the hospital any time!



Chalkboard in the nursery



Baby swing in the family room



Baby things are taking over our kitchen, too! :)



We're ready to meet you, Micah Daniel!!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

{36 Weeks}

{Month 9}

How Far Along: 36 weeks!

Favorite Maternity Clothes: H&M Skinny jeans, tanks with cardigans…and my comfy, awesome Keen sandals!



Best moment this month: Finding out he was head-down and measuring just right!



Movement: I love watching little elbows, knees and feet roll across my tummy…he is so precious and I can’t wait to kiss these sweet little baby parts!



Food Cravings/Aversions: No aversions. Craving PB&J, shrimp scampi, and iced (decaf) coconut lattes a lot! Not together ;-)



What I miss: Still missing sushi and a Jersey Mike’s club sub!



Sleep: I’m surprised that I’m still sleeping so well and am VERY thankful I am! Getting up about twice a night to use the restroom and then going back to sleep with no problem. The only negatives about sleep are the charlie-horse cramps I get in my calves and my pelvis really aches throughout the night and when I wake up in the morning. Par for the course. :-)



What I am looking forward to: We’re going to be meeting him SO SOON!!! I can’t wait for them to place my firstborn son on my chest right after he’s born and just stare at him – and I’m especially looking forward to bringing him home with us!



Belly Changes: This little boy is such a wiggler and he makes my stomach look so mis-shapen sometimes! And my belly button is totally flat. I am thankful I don’t have any stretch marks…yet. ;-)



Symptoms: Braxton hicks, mood-swings, hungry…sweet-tooth!



Prayer for this month: Lord, I know you are preparing us in these last moments as we anticipate Micah’s arrival. I can feel the changes you are making in my heart and the ways you are drawing Kenny and I closer together and more in love as we prepare to parent together. Thank you or your faithfulness to us throughout this season of pregnancy – we 
trust you with the details of Micah’s arrival, because your ways are always 

perfect!

I am one happy mama to be meeting my baby boy soon!