Wednesday, December 26, 2012

39 weeks, 6 days...introducing...

Charlee Jane Spearman, a true baby genius!
mommy and daddy's angel
12/20/12 at 12:57, Charlee entered the world through c-section.  I was a ball of nerves leading up to the procedure, but it literally all melted away when I saw that face (cliche, I know).  She weighed in at 7 lbs even (6 lbs, 15.9 ozs to be exact) and 20 inches long.  She is happy, healthy, and quickly became fond of eating!
We've been home since Saturday, and were thrilled to get to share her first Christmas here at home with family!


 Big brother is still getting used to the idea of not being an only child, but I'm pretty sure he loves her.
"what is this thing??"
She will be one week old tomorrow, I'm already sad at how fast time flies! Thankfully we have spent most of the week holding and spoiling her and spending as much time staring at her as possible.  Hopefully I will update better now that she is here than I did during pregnancy, but don't count on it.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

makings of the nursery : FINAL REVEAL

the nursery is done! as in, every single thing that is going in there, is in there.  and right in time! you've seen the progress along the way, but just as a reminder, here is a before:
before: day 1 of construction 

we were too excited to hang crown molding and wainscoting to take a good "before"
and now, the finished product...complete with a thousand pictures:
 bedding from etsy; hand sewn blanket and pillows by me; string name art DIY by me
 ikea light fixture; poof ottoman from etsy; hand sewn curtains from Charlee's Nana (Martha)
 fabric lamp shade DIY by me; black and white maternity pictures printed by walgreens (mod podged by me)...I may post more on this later...I LOVE how these turned out
 book shelves built, hung, and painted by chuck; bedding from etsy (blanket and pillows sewn by me)
 ikea storage bins currently holding butt creams, hair accessories, and pacifiers; mirror from homegoods (painted by Chuck)
 gallery wall: framed fabric and printouts DIY by me (i need to post some close ups of these)
 
monogrammed lamb from Aunt Allison! LOVE!

and there you have it! a mostly DIY coral and aqua nursery for our little girl.  i approached the project with no "theme" but clearly found some fabrics i loved and rolled with them.  i'm hoping she can love the colors and fabrics in this room for a long time to come.  i absolutely adore every single thing in this room and i can't wait to sit in there with her and rock her to sleep and read her books! if i knew how to photoshop i swear this room is magazine worthy...even if i am biased, it kicks ass!

Friday, December 14, 2012

38 weeks!!

How far along? 38 weeks, 1 day
 
Total weight gain: 27 lbs
  
Maternity clothes? YES! but i much prefer oversized t shirts and sweat pants

Stretch marks? not yet, not sure how

Sleep: starting to wake up several times a night...several
 
Best moment this week:  turning in all of my leave at work for maternity leave...STARTS next week! 
Wedding rings on or off? On! 

Happy or Moody most of the time: pretty happy
Miss Anything? being able to put on socks...

Movement: everyday! 
 
Food cravings:  sweets, all the time. 
 
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope

Gender: little precious GIRL

Labor Signs: not yet, i'm hoping soon
Symptoms: nothing major at this point...just being huge
Belly Button in or out? OUT!!   

Looking forward to: meeting my baby
 
Other: looking forward to having a healthy baby soon!

Monday, December 3, 2012

36 weeks, 4 days...i know i suck at this updating thing

How far along? 36 weeks, 4 days
 
Total weight gain: I have NO clue, i seriously haven't been to the gym in 2 weeks.  It was 27 lbs at the doctor the other day, but I had on boots that I didn't take off...they have to weigh 2 or 3 lbs...RIGHT?!?!?!
  
Maternity clothes? YESYESYES

Stretch marks? not yet, not sure how

Sleep: this is definitely not improving, but i'm still sleeping
 
Best moment this week:  the shower we were thrown at work, i'm continually amazed that people actually like us enough to share in this experience with us....they may not, but they fake it well! 
 
Wedding rings on or off? On! 

Happy or Moody most of the time: I haven't been moody in a long time, i'm just a bit "down" lately...
Miss Anything? being comfortable

Movement: everyday! 
Food cravings:  sweets, all the time. (like the godiva chocolate cake I have been working on since thanksgiving, peppermint stick ice cream, pumpkin spice cookies with caramel frosting....)
 
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope

Gender: little precious GIRL

Labor Signs: Nope, the Braxton Hicks contractions are starting to pick up...i have no clue if that means anything or not

Symptoms: indigestion! (i live on tums), and general discomfort, and BH contractions

Belly Button in or out? OUT!!   

Looking forward to: a normal sized uterus.  meeting this little girl, it is incredibly real now, as in...will happen. SOON.
 
Other: we took maternity pictures a couple of weeks back, I'm hoping to get those back in time to get some christmas cards out, but don't judge me if they turn into New Years/Valentines day cards!  Breech baby watch 2012 still continues...at this point we are hoping for a flip but expecting to have to bring her into the world via c section.

I'll post pictures soon...