Week 25

Week 25 – only 15 weeks left! I’m convinced that weeks 24 and 25 are big growth spurt weeks, because things have definitely been changing at an accelerated pace!

No more visual migraine symptoms have popped up, so I’m really happy about that. The tiredness is creeping up on me again, and some of the nausea has returned, but I figure it could be worse. Nothing that a good night’s rest can’t help (which I didn’t get enough of last night!).

photo3 We got a few last things accomplished in C’s room and around the house this weekend. My parents came up on Sunday and we went to Ikea to pick up a dresser for her room and some shelves and organizational bins for the garage. My dad and Ben worked diligently (pints of home brew in hand) on assembling the dresser and got it put together in no time. This will give us lots of room for clothes, diapers, bibs, burp cloths, small blankets and other misc stuff. I figured even if we don’t utilize all of the space now, she will need it when she gets a little older anyway. The small dresser filled up quickly with hand me downs from friends, so I’m sure we’ll be able to make good use of the extra space.

photo2The original plan was to use this corner for a chair for nursing, but it’s been lovingly adopted to the living room and will most likely stay there for some time (I’m guessing watching tv while nursing will be much more enticing than sitting in an empty room by myself). My guess is that this space will soon be filled up with toys, swings, toys, bouncers, toys and bins to organize toys instead. We have some shelves set up right now that are primed for filling. We already have cloth boxes on some of the shelves that will soon be filled. The stuffed animals are mostly on loan from my own collection – with the exception of the gizmo doll that Ben got for our own little Gizmo (far far left, mostly cut off in this picture) and the soccer ball (which was from my parents).

photo4 Here’s a splurge I purchased for C a few weeks ago… it’s a Patagonia fleece and it’s oh so soft! Our friends have one for their baby and she’s so cozy in it. The legs zip together to make a “baby sac” or can be separate for rides in the carseat. The unzipping feature will hopefully also help for quick (and slightly warmer) diaper changes. I thought this would be perfect to keep her warm during her first Christmas in Oregon, and at nearly 60% off (retails for $70, but our friend clued me in to a sale for $30), I couldn’t resist! It’s ready and waiting for her…

51fYHVkLiWL._SS500_A side note – the blue mattress cover is just temporary until we get her bedding set in her room – it’s a neutral theme that I found at Sears and absolutely loved… this spurred the zoo/safari animal theme in her room and the color scheme we’re using (browns, tans & sage green). We’re also going to accent the room with lots of other bright pastel colors, but try to keep a centralized color scheme so it doesn’t look like quite a hodge podge of colors :) Here’s a preview of the bedding set.

I also did a little organizing out in the sun room – we’ve had a pile of stuff from the old guest bedroom accumulating that just needed to be sorted through. In addition, the sun room has become the gathering spot for all of Ben’s extra beer making supplies – buckets and such were lined against one wall. I moved it all around and stacked everything up on some wire shelves, but it will still need a more permanent solution. For now, just getting it out of the way and sorted was a big accomplishment.

We have yet to post the full spectrum of belly progress pics, but here are a few for you…  week 12 versus week 24… just a little bit of a difference!

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2 Responses to “Week 25”

  1. 1 Laura July 30, 2009 at 11:52 AM

    Oh don’t worry about stuffed animals being on loan for long. I know from experience… they produce seemingly on their own! Soon, there will be no room on the shelves for them.

  2. 2 Aunt Avis July 31, 2009 at 8:39 AM

    It is nice to be able to share in your life through your web site. I enjoy reading and sharing in your life even from a distance. Seeing these pictures of you would of told me it’s a little girl. Women tend to carry little girls higher. I am sure you know this already, but the nausea you are having now is most likely little Claire growing hair. They say the more hair the baby has the more nausea you will have. Little Melissa had a full head of dark hair and still has it at 1 year. Again, your in my prayers each and everyday. God’s blessing be upon you.

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Mom to "C", wife to Ben. I'm a part-time blogger, cook, organizer, seamstress, house cleaner, taxi, nurse (the mom kind), accountant... I could go on, but really... it's all in the blog. Read away!

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