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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Grant's Navy & White Nursery

My husband and I had the hardest time coming up with a theme for Grant's room, but we finally fell in love with a bedding set and ended up creating a room centered around that.



 My husband came across this airplane wall art and had to add it to our nursery.  His parent's gave it to us as a gift.


 I love to read, so I loved the idea of adding a little reading nook to the room.  There is this small space between the door and closet door that you can't do much with, but there was just enough room for some shallow bookshelves!  David's cousin made us the wall art with the quote from I'll Love You Forever.


I found this glider on Craigslist and had a friend recover the cushions to match the decor.


I absolutely fell in love with these curtains and had to have them.  They are blackout curtains so they will help keep the room nice and cool (and dark!) during the hot Texas summers!




Nothing too exciting on this wall, just the diaper changing necessities!


I'm very pleased with how it turned out and can't wait for Grant to make his arrival so we can put it to use.


Nursery Details:
 Crib:  Delta Sedona 3-in-1 Crib
Changing Table:  Graco Mason Changing Table - Classic White 
Chest: Savannah 5-Drawer Kids Chest by Kith Furniture 
Glider: Craigslist find and had a friend recover the cushions
Paint Color on Accent Wall: Naval by Sherwin Williams (SW 6244)
Airplane Wall Art: Planked Airplane Panels




39 Weeks - Membranes Stripped, Contractions!



How far along: 39 weeks

Total weight gain: Way too much! lol

Maternity Clothes: Too big for most of my maternity clothes now. I grabbed a bunch of XL work T-shirts and have been living in those and yoga pants the past 2 weeks.

Stretch Marks: None on my tummy!

Sleep: Not good.  Been waking up once an hour to go to the bathroom and can't seem to get comfortable. 

Best moment this week: Hearing that Grant may come soon!

Worst symptom(s) this week: Swelling.  I'm so tired of having swollen feet and ankles.

Movement: It's slowed down/changed this week.  No more kicks or punches, just slow movements as he changes positions.

Food cravings:  Nothing much right now. Been pretty thirsty.

Anything making you queasy:  Not really.

Have you started to show yet:  Yep.



Gender prediction:  It's a BOY! Grant James Martinez

Labor signs: 1.5 cm dilated today.  Lot's of contractions where my stomach tightens up, but nothing very painful yet.  My doctor stripped my membranes today (he couldn't even reach them last week, so yay for progress!) so I am hopeful for some stronger contractions as the day progresses.

Belly Button:   Flat.

Wedding Rings:  Nope.

Happy or Moody:  Moody. 

Milestones: Finished the nursery! I will do a nursery tour post later on today.

Looking forward to: The next few days.  Either Grant will decide to come on his own, or my doctor said he will break my water on Monday.  So ready to meet my little man!!

Monday, May 19, 2014

38 Weeks - Sunny Side Up, Back pain, Insomnia!






How far along: 38 weeks

Total weight gain: About 40 lbs.  :(

Maternity Clothes: Too big for most of my maternity clothes now.

Stretch Marks: None on my tummy.

Sleep: Horrible. I had an awful case of insomnia last night.  I tried the couch, watching tv, reading, sleeping propped up on pillows, and nothing could get me to fall asleep.  I ended up getting about an hour and half of sleep :(

Best moment this week: Being lazy all weekend.

Worst symptom(s) this week: Insomnia, Awful back pain!

Movement: Lots of movement going on in there.

Food cravings:  Nothing much right now. I get full very fast and stay full longer.  Guess my stomach is really squished at this point.

Anything making you queasy:  Being really full and getting hot.

Have you started to show yet:  Yep.

Gender prediction:  It's a BOY! Grant James Martinez

Labor signs: 1 cm dilated today.  Had a few inconsistent contractions.  Lots of back pain.  Found out that the baby is "sunny side up" right now, which is causing my back pain.  I really hope he turns himself around before D-Day so I can avoid back labor. 

Belly Button:   Flat.

Wedding Rings:  Nope.

Happy or Moody:  Moody. 

Milestones: It's crazy that we are already at 38 weeks.  I'm so ready for our little man to get here, but he doesn't seem to be in any hurry.  Everything is ready, just waiting on Grant!

Looking forward to: My doctor's appointment next week.  I only have 1 more appointment between now and my due date, so I am REALLY hoping he decides he's ready to be born! I'm hoping he turns himself around so that I can start dilating faster and can have an easier delivery too.

Monday, May 12, 2014

37 weeks - BP Scare, RLS, Heartburn

 That is a WATERMELON.  Insane.  Today at my appointment, the ultrasound tech estimated the baby to weigh 7 lbs.
How far along: 37 weeks

Total weight gain: About 40 lbs.  :(

Maternity Clothes: Too big for most of my maternity clothes now.

Stretch Marks: None on my tummy.

Sleep: Horrible. Guess I'm getting ready for nighttime feedings.

Best moment this week: Hmm... not sure.  I'm in a funk.

Worst symptom(s) this week: Hot flashes, swelling, acid reflux, exhaustion, heartburn seems to be picking up too.

Movement: I can't tell if I'm having BH contractions or if it is the baby balling up in one spot, but it HURTS and takes my breath away.  It seems to be happening much more often now.

Food cravings:  Nothing much right now. I get full very fast and stay full longer.  Guess my stomach is really squished at this point.

Anything making you queasy:  Being really full and getting hot.

Have you started to show yet:  You think?



Gender prediction:  It's a BOY! Grant James Martinez

Labor signs: Starting to have mild period-like cramps periodically.  Nothing consistent though.  Went to L&D for monitoring last week and they said I was having regular contractions every 7 minutes to start out and they got 2-3 minutes apart.  I never felt anything, and the nurse assumed they were BH from being dehydrated.  That was over a week ago and nothing has happened since, so I think they were BH.  I'm desperate for SOME labor signs!  At my last appointment I wasn't effaced or dilated at all, which was so depressing. I've started all of the old wives tales at this point to try and get things moving along. Update: at my appointment today I was half a centimeter dilated!


Belly Button:   Flat.

Wedding Rings:  Nope.

Happy or Moody:  Moody. Very moody.  And emotional.  I want to cry (and have actually already had one emotional breakdown) when I think of being pregnant 4 more weeks.  I'm seriously hoping he comes by his due date at the very latest. If I go a week past my due date, I think I will lose it. 

Milestones: Hospital bag is 100% packed.  The nursery is 100% done.  Everything is assembled and installed.  We had a slight scare last week with my blood pressure and the doctor made it clear that if anything was wrong we would induce that day.  Luckily my observation didn't show any signs of high bp other than protein in my urine, so they let me go home.  I went into crazy preparation mode all weekend to try and get everything ready just in case something happens at my next appointment.

Looking forward to: My doctor's appointment this week. I want to see some progress! Each week brings me a little bit closer to my end goal.

Monday, May 5, 2014

36 Weeks - Swollen, Acid Reflux :(



How far along: 36 weeks

Total weight gain: About 40 lbs.  :(

Maternity Clothes: Yep all maternity. Starting to grow out of the maternity clothes I have now, but I refuse to buy anything else at this point.


Stretch Marks: None on my tummy.

Sleep: Tossing and turning. I'm having a hard time breathing when I lay down too.

Best moment this week: Had a date night with the husband and went to see Wayne Brady's improv show.  So much fun!



Worst symptom(s) this week: Hot flashes, swelling, acid reflux, exhaustion, nausea...

Movement: He feels gigantic in there.  He's been kicking my ribs and pushing out hard on the sides of my belly now.  It's very uncomfortable! 

Food cravings:  Nothing much right now. 

Anything making you queasy:  Being really full and getting hot.

Have you started to show yet:  Yep. I'm huge.




Gender prediction:  It's a BOY! Grant James Martinez

Labor signs:  Nothing really at this point.  Had some backache and some cramps, but nothing that is regular or can even be timed.  It is more of just an uncomfortable feeling that comes and goes.


Belly Button:   It's almost flat at this point.  Still hoping I can avoid it popping out!

Wedding Rings:  Gave up on them :(

Happy or Moody:  Moody.

Milestones: Washed and sanitized all of the bottles and nipples and put them in the cabinet. Bought the baby monitor and the seat protector to go under the car seat.  I'm hoping to get it installed in the next week or so just in case I go into labor early.

Looking forward to: My doctor's appointment this week. He will check for dilation and I'm anxious to see if my body has started prepping for labor or not.  It doesn't feel like he's dropped yet though, so I don't anticipate that I'm dilated or effaced at this point.  

I'm finally to the point where I'm over being pregnant.  I am ready to lose this extra weight and water that I'm retaining.  I've grown out of most of my clothes at this point.  I'm not sure what Grant's doing in there sometimes, but it feels like he's punching me in the stomach and it hurts! I have constant backache and my feet and hands seem to stay swollen now.  I've also developed acid reflux and have had to give up my daily glass of orange juice :(  I really miss drinking orange juice, but I have reflux ALL DAY if I have even one small glass!  

I really don't feel that he will be super early either, so I foresee at least another 3-4 weeks of pregnancy for me.  I'm really, really hoping he comes the last week of May though!  I think I will go insane if I go past my due date!