Friday, December 26, 2008

The Prettiest Pink Room

Jonathan did the base coat of pink to cover the yellow.

Christopher did the glaze on the walls.

Chriss painted the flowers and butterflies. Sorry, David, we didn't get any pictures of you painting the stripes.

Here's the finished product!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

The end (or beginning) is in sight

Things are coming right along in our household. We're both staying busy with work and preparing for Catherine. We're excited to have family come and visit us for Christmas too. Right now, Chriss and David are here. Chriss is painting away in the nursery with David's help. Christopher is on his way and will be here later this afternoon. I will post pictures of the room when they are finished. It is looking so cute. My parents will be here on Friday for the weekend. Both sides will have to turn around within the next few weeks and come right back.
I went to the doctor last week and he said that from the way I was looking and progressing that I was most likely to deliver early. But come on, who really knows. Today I went to the doctor and I am already 1 cm dilated and 50% effaced. But that makes no difference to me because that just means I'm doing what I'm supposed to. Catherine is still moving every minute of the day and especially night. I have also started having Braxton hicks contractions. Fun times.
Ok, so this picture is from 35 weeks but I'm posting at 36 weeks. There probably isn't any difference.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

6 weeks and counting

Sorry again for not updating in a timely manner. It seems as though as the due date gets closer there is less time. And I'm sure that even after she's born there will be even less. Everything is still going well per the doctors. She's measuring right on track and there are no concerns thus far. I begin weekly visits to the dr starting next week until she arrives. I also plan on working up til I go into labor. Who knows how that will go since work is so demanding right now. I'm trying my best not to become too stressed.
Jonathan is working hard as well. He has been working on weekends due to all the military returning from overseas and others getting ready to deploy. He found out the day before we were to leave for Thanksgiving that he had to work instead. The holiday weekend was so different without him around.
We have the nursery almost prepared. We're waiting on the final painting touches during Christmas. I'll post pictures of the finished product. The car seats are halfway installed, clothes washed. Just a few things left on our list. We're definitely not ready as far as the house is concerned but ready to meet our baby girl.
Catherine is more and more uncomfortable as she doesn't have much room to wiggle anymore. Sleep is bad, breathing is hard, and it's hard to get up the stairs to this computer. But she's still kicking me as much as ever before, just a little more painful now.
Here's a picture of me today at 34 weeks. Sorry for the red nose. I've got a horrible cold right now.