Wednesday, November 28, 2012

37 Weeks: (Almost) Complete Nursery

 Holy Moly!  Only THREE more weeks!

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I am so excited to show you pictures of the nursery so you can be in awe of how fan-freaking-bomb-tastic my Aunt Charmen is.  To get the full effect, here is before: 


And now after:

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See, I told you my aunt is a rockstar.  

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When Dan saw the canopy over the crib he said, "Oh my, she really is going to be a princess."  Ha!

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The rocker / glider is going to go in this corner below the puff balls.

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This is an old wardrobe that has been in my family for years.  My grandparents painted it pink and we added black knobs.  I think it turned out adorable.

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The dresser that we are going to use as a changing table also has been in my family for quite some time.  We still need a changing pad to put on top and I am in the market for a few more black frames, but you get the idea.

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After we finished putting everything up, Dan and I sat down and looked at each other at the same time and said, "hopefully Margaret isn't a boy!" 

Other updates: 

  • I am starting to slightly swell.  I think this would go away if I could keep hydrated, but it seems no matter how much water I chug and ice I chew I am still thirsty.  I had to take my wedding ring off.   I know it is going to be hard to keep the men away, but I only have 3 weeks.  Hehehe.
  • Every day I wake up and think, only xx more days until my life is going to change FOREVER
  • I have discovered that through the new preventative health act that goes into effect in 2013, I am going to get my breast pump for FREE (minus the 3 hours I spent on the phone with my insurance company to figure that out).  Holla!
  • Margaret still moves all the time.  You would think she would run out of room, but she seems quite comfy in there.  
  • I keep on waiting for that truly uncomfortable feeling that people describe in the last few weeks of pregnancy.  I hope it stays away as long as possible, but for now, I am feeling pretty good.
  • I found a pediatrician and I think I have decided to put Margaret on Dan's insurance - both little things that were nagging to-dos.  We are getting closer and closer to being as ready as we can!

Thought for the day

Question for the day

Is there such a thing as too much pink?  


  1. That is awesome about the breast pump! I was able to use HRA dollars from my employer's wellness incentive plan for ours ... such a huge help. Hope you keep on feeling pretty good! I felt good up until I went into labor with Alex. As in, Owen and I were trekking around the zoo the afternoon before. Either way, you are sooo close! I'm excited for you. Becoming a mom is the most amazing thing :)

  2. The room turned out so amazing!!! So excited I have read through out your entire pregnancy, I'm cheering you on!!! :)

  3. Never too much pink! Your nursery turned out gorgeous.

  4. Racheal The room looks freaking AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Let me repeat Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow! your aunt did an amzing job. What a lucky little baby girl. lots of love has gone into this room.

  5. Oh my goodness, the nursery is absolutely gorgeous! Your Aunt did an amazing job! So excited for you! :)

  6. What a Fabulous nursery Racheal. This little girl is going to grow up a dive for sure.

  7. Oh my word... is your aunt an interior decorator? If not, she should be! That is a beautiful nursery! You look great, Rachel!

  8. Gorgeous! She will love it. I love that its sophisticated to grow with her, but still girly enough for a baby :)


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