Friday, August 12, 2011

30 Weeks and Nursery Update

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along: 30 Weeks. Can't believe its been 30 weeks already!!

Size of Baby: The baby weighs 3 pounds now (like a head of cabbage) and is about 15.7 inches from head to heal.

Total Weight Gain/Loss: As of this past Monday I had gained 21 lbs. total.

Maternity Clothes: Yes, all maternity clothes.

Gender: Its a BOY!! Jackson Thomas Smith

Movement: Yes!! His movements seem bigger now, like he's actually rolling around in there rather than just a jab or kick.

Food Cravings: Pasta and sweets, not much different from my non pregnancy cravings. :-)

What I miss: Not really anything.

Sleep: Still not sleeping great. Just can't seem to get comfortable.

Symptoms: Not really having any symptoms right now, other than my ever expanding belly.

Best Moment this week: Getting some decorations for Jackson's room.

What I am looking forward to: My sister's baby shower next Saturday!! All the details are coming together and its going to be so cute and fun!

*Some updated pictures of Jackson's Nursery:

I bought the letters above his crib at Hobby Lobby while they were 50% off!! They were just painted white. I used scrapbook paper and mod podge to cover them, then cut the excess paper off using an exacto knife. I then used ribbon, scrapbook paper and my cricut to decorate each letter. I'm really happy with the way they turned out!

Here's a close up of his name above his crib.

These are the canvas' that are a part of his bedding set. I hung them over his dresser.

I also bought the decals that go with his bedding set and an inexpensive clock from Walmart. I took the clock apart and decorated it using scrapbook paper and my cricut! I think it turned out so cute!

This is a close-up picture of the clock I decorated for his room.

There are 2 windows in this room and the bedding set only came with one (short) valance. So to do the windows right, I would need to buy 3 more valances, at $19.99 each. I wasn't in love with the valance in the first place so I decided to see if I could find some fabric to match the room and have my sister sew some valances for me to save a little money. I actually was able to find a panel in the perfect shade of green that my sister was able to cut and sew into 2 valances, all for only $12.99!! A much better deal than $59.97, which is what the bedding set valances would have ended up costing me to buy 3 more. Plus I really like these better. The two frames on either side of the window are just white frames from Michaels and I used scrapbook paper in them and a couple of the decals that match his bedding set.

I still want to buy the lamp that goes with the bedding set, to set on the little table next to the glider. I also want to get the mobile, rug, blanket, hamper and stuffed turtle that matches the set. I'm also thinking of making a few matching "tissue paper" pom poms, (as seen here) to go over the glider, in which case I may move around the wall decals some and add some other wall hangings. So these are still just progress pictures. But I really like the way the nursery is turning out so far! Its going to be so cute when its all done. :-)