Timeline of events

09/2008 - Went off birth control
10/2008 - Found out I was pregnant
11/2008 - First doctor appt. HB is 188
1/2009 - Baby looks good, HB 163
2/2009 - It's a BOY! Carter Thomas
3/2009 - HB in the 140-150 range
4/2009 - Diagnosed with Gestational Diabetes
5/2009 - Went on the Ellen Show's Mother's Day Special
6/2009 - Carter Thomas W. was born
6/2010 - Carter's first birthday
2/2011 - He's getting so big, someone stop him from growing so fast!
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Saturday, January 14, 2012

35 weeks

This post is a little late but better late than never right? So I was just comparing my 35 week pregnancy photo from this week, to my 35 pregnancy photo from my pregnancy with Carter and wow, not only am I bigger but I'm carrying her so much lower. Here's my photo from this week:

Carter and I were walking through the grocery store the other day and this lady walked by and said to me "Wow, you look like you're about ready to have twins". Nice huh? I mean it's true, yes, but still who says that to a random stranger?

This pregnancy started out much like Carter's, no morning sickness, I felt pretty good for the most part. The similarities continued until recently when I started feeling different aches and pains that I've never felt before. I'm sure it has to do with the fact that I'm bigger and this is my second pregnancy. I'm at that uncomfortable point now. It's uncomfortable to sleep, sit, stand and pretty much just move. Luckily Tuesday is my last day of work so I'll have a good 3 1/2 weeks to relax get ready.

We've been busy on the nursery. We had so much to do to get it ready for Olivia, and although we're not quite done yet, we don't have much more to do. It started with Grant adding two electrical outlets (the room only had two to begin with and that just wasn't enough). Then, because our house is so old and awesome and he had to tear out so much of the wall to install the outlets, he got to re-sheet rock parts of the wall, then tape and texture. Then we painted. Then Jack and Grant installed the lighted crown molding (so awesome! my favorite part of the nursery). Then Grant installed the trim around the door and closet. Then we (and by "we" I mean Jack and Grant) ripped up the carpet. We originally planned to just clean the floor and call it good like we did in Carter's room but the hardwood wasn't in great shape. So they rented a sander and sanded and finished the floor. That's about where we are now. So at this point we need to install the baseboards (which I believe are already painted and even cut to size) and paint the closet doors. And my wonderful Dad is installing the same closet insert that he did for Carter's nursery so after that's done we can hang the closet doors.

I'm just so much further behind this time than I was with Carter's room it feels like. The crib is due to be delivered on Tuesday. But I don't have any sheets or a crib skirt or anything. I don't even really know what I'm doing with those. I'm sure it'll come together before she comes though, I just hate waiting until the last minute. Anyways, without further ado here is the nursery....

Thanks to the good size window the room is nice and bright in the daytime
Here's the best picture I could get of the lighted crown molding at night. This picture does not do it justice.

So as you can see I went pretty bold with the colors. The walls are Valspar's Bayside. I'm using white furniture and bright pinks, light pinks, oranges, yellows and greens as accents. I'm hoping it'll all come together nicely. I'll definitely post pictures when it's done.

And next weekend is my baby shower so I'll make sure to post about that as well. 

Carter is 2 years, 6 months and 2 weeks old
I am 35 weeks and 4 days pregnant with Olivia