Last weekend, Ed built this beautiful book case for the baby’s room. After painting it white to match the other furniture, I decorated it with the children’s books that were given to us at the shower, and some moo cow gifts: a singing/moving stuffed animal, a cute lamp, and a humidifier. Thanks to my family and friends for the presents!
Meanwhile, Ed’s mom continues to work on the mural. Here are some of her latest additions:
Just wanted to check in and let everybody know that my absence from the blog over the last couple of days doesn’t mean I’ve had the baby yet! I’ve still got a few weeks to go, and I’ve always believed that he’s going to arrive later than expected.
I had a check up yesterday and all is well, update here. I had a horrible night’s sleep last night, thanks to heartburn (only the second time I’ve ever had it), frequent bathroom trips, overheating and my sleepwalking/talking husband. Have I mentioned before that Ed’s a sleepwalker? Well he is, and always has been. Sometimes it’s funny or sweet, like when I awoke to him standing on the bed unscrewing lightbulbs from the ceiling fixture, or when he pulled me over closer to him to save me from the tree he dreamed was falling. Sometimes, though, it’s annoying. A few nights, I awoke to him pulling the blankets off the bed, convinced there was a snake in it. Or sometimes I’m just getting back to sleep when he wakes me up because he’s talking about work or gets up to turn the light on because he thinks it’s time to get up. I know Ed tends to sleepwalk more when he’s stressed out, and I would imagine waiting for the baby is a pretty stressful time.
I spent today resting, organizing some of the baby’s clothes and started packing a bag for the hospital. I even got to take a nap and I’m very happy to be on vacation this week. I’m planning to continue working until March 5, which my doctors support, but I’m not really sure how realistic that is. I’m just going to take one day at a time.
While I can’t yet relate to being sick of being pregnant, I’m sure that’s just around the corner. For the most part, I’m really enjoying being pregnant. But I’m also starting to feel ready for this little guy to make his appearance.
UPDATE: I slept really well after writing this post, so all is right in the world now! Sorry for such a whiney post 🙂
I spent a big part of today out and about, and came home to this beautiful update to the nursery mural.
Wilbur the pig in progress
Ed’s mom is coming back tomorrow, and I can’t wait to see what she does next!
This week, Ed’s mom started working on the mural in the nursery. No paint yet, all pencil drawings. Here’s a sneak peek at what she’s done so far.
I’ve been kind of quiet about the baby here, since it’s not my goal to turn this into a baby blog. But, if you would like to hear the details on the baby, head on over to Our Country Baby, where I’ve been journaling throughout my pregnancy.