Thursday, October 6, 2011

Jackson's Nursery

Jackson's room is finally finished!!!

But first, the before:

This is what the room looked like when the previous owners lived there. They had a son and daughter and this was their son's room.

When we moved in, we didn't have any children. So we made the room our spare bedroom, which looked like this.

Now I'm so excited to have transformed this room into a sweet and fun nursery for our baby Jackson!

Jackson's crib and changing table.

Jackson's crib. The white blanket was a gift from my aunt Lisa and her 3 girls. Another of my aunt's has an embroidering machine, so she embroidered Jackson's name on it. It turned out super cute and is really soft!

Close up of his name. The letters were sold separately at Hobby Lobby and were already painted white. I just used mod podge, scrapbook paper, some ribbon and my cricut to decorate them.

Inside of the crib. 

A close up of his crib/changing table.

The quilt/comforter that came with his bedding set. 

I took this picture from the door of his room.

Glider and side table. 

Glider. The blanket hanging on the back of it was a gift my mom made for Jackson.

Close up of pom poms I made that hang over the glider.

Wall canvas' hanging over his dresser that match his bedding set.

Turtle night light, frame with his sonogram and one of our maternity pictures in it, my pregnancy album and his binky jar all sitting on top of his dresser. 

Clock I bought and decorated to match his room.

38 Weeks

Pregnancy Highlights

How Far Along: 38 Weeks

Size of Baby: He weighs around 6.8 lbs. now and measures over 19 1/2 inches long from head to heal, (like a leek).
Total Weight Gain: 38 lbs total.

Maternity Clothes: Yes, all maternity clothes, and I'm even growing out of most of the maternity clothes I have! I will be so happy to wear regular clothes again.

Gender: Its a BOY!! Jackson Thomas Smith

Movement: Yes!! He is still moving quite a bit, even though he's running out of room.

Food Cravings: Not really craving anything in particular.

What I miss: I miss a lot of things, like just feeling normal again. But its all worth it and at least I don't have much longer to go! :-)

Sleep: Not sleeping well at all. I guess I should get used to it though. Its probably my body getting me ready for motherhood.

Symptoms: Feeling REALLY tired lately and just down right uncomfortable. My feet and hands are swelling now too. :-( I also, occasionally, have a stabbing pain in my pelvis, which the Dr. said is just the pelvis widening to get ready for childbirth. I'm also have some Braxton Hicks Contractions occasionally and a little bit of cramping.

Best Moment this week: Finding out my sister is going to be induced to have Mason on Saturday, Oct. 8th. I'm so excited to be an aunt again in just 2 short days!!!

What I am looking forward to: Meeting my new baby nephew on Saturday and getting to meet baby Jackson in just 2 +/- more weeks.