Monday, May 28, 2012

Nursery - After

The nursery is mostly finished, except for a few small details, so I thought I would share some pictures. First, though, go refresh your memory here on the"Nursery - Before" post.

This is a nursing/reading couch, from World Market, that also folds down into a single bed, if needed. 

This is our changing corner. Dresser and light are from Ikea and the framed letter press is from Etsy. The detail on the letter press is below.

This is the closet and some bookshelves on the right. Eventually we'll put the doors back on the closet but they still need to be painted. Hoping to get this done before they arrive, but if not, before they start to crawl.... I've got a few months, right?

This is where the two cribs will go once we get them. We've decided to buy some used cribs from a friend of our family who also had twins. They will also turn into toddler beds. But we are going to have the twins in our room for the first few months, so we aren't in a rush to get those set up. Right now, it's just a place holder for a few random things I don't know where to store. The wall hanging is apiece of fabric I found on Etsy and wrapped around a stretcher frame.

This is the mini crib the twins will share for the first few months that is sitting next to our bed. I can't wait to see it filled with all that squishiness. 

And now the stats

Status: 35w4d

Weight Gain: I'll weigh in again in just over a week.

Symptoms:  Carpel tunnel is there, but mild and the hormone ups and downs are definitely there, more so than they have been at any other time. Warning TMI: I also had a little thicker yellow mucus when I wiped a few times yesterday. I wonder if this is the start of the mucus plug starting to come out? Who knows. What I DO know is to not read to much into it right now. A good friend has been in "pre-labor" for over a week now and I can tell she is getting very frustrated hoping that it will happen at any moment... Hang in there, C!!

Cravings: None to speak of. I think my stomach is a bit crowded, so I don't feel very hungry, but I am forcing myself to get food in!

Aversions: None to speak of

Exercise:  Still doing my once a week prenatal yoga and once a week prenatal pilates. I think I'll start walking a bit more this week. I feel a bit sluggish.

Best Moment of the Week: Tidy and I had a date last night. We went to see the Hunger Games in the theater and then got Thai take out and sat at home. It's nice to be able to spend some quiet times with him. I do really like this guy. I hope he knows that, especially when I am frantically trying to get things 'finished' up at home, ie, nesting is in FULL effect!

What I Look Forward to: I am at the point now where what I really really look forward to is meeting these two beautiful babies. I am ready. I mean, each day that passes, I can still find things to do, to finish, to cook and freeze, to make lists... but I just want to meet them. As scared and nervous as I am for them to arrive and change our lives forever, I welcome it with open arms.


lostintranslation said...

You did a great job on the room. Just a question - is the Ikea chest high enough as changing table? Don't want to get chronic back pain... ;-)

I can imagine you want to meet these babies - good luck with 'la dernière ligne droite' as they say here in France!

Blondie said...

Beautiful, beautiful nursery!!! Many hugs and love to you guys!

Kate said...

love love love it! And I just discovered World Market the other day. What a great find. Can't wait to see babies in there!

LisaB said...

That is GORGEOUS! I love it!!! Great job! Thinking of you in these final weeks <3

Heather said...

Lovely nursery! :)

KC said...

Amazing, you did a fabulous job. I wish I could move in there. I love the birch trees!! It won't be very long now, I can't wait to hear all of the news! Don't forget to post pic and and update right away.

Jesica said...

LOVE the tree wall decals!!!

Elle said...

I absolutely love the trees on the nursery wall. Those babies are going to have one sweet room.

I can't believe: 1) that you have made it to 35 weeks. You rock!; 2) are still doing prenatal yoga and pilates at 356 weeks. You rock!

I can't wait to hear that the babies have made it into your arms and have been smother with loads of kisses.

Princess Wahna Bea Mama said...

I'm a new follower of your blog. I wanted to tell you that it is great...and send you a belated congratulations.

What a beautiful nursery! My son is turning 6 months in a couple of days and my husband still hasn't started the nursery. I'll have to show him these photos to shame him into getting a move on. lol