Saturday, July 19, 2014

Knox's Nursery

It's time for some nursery pictures, which I'm pretty sure I said I would post a long time ago.  I am having trouble getting good pictures of it because I am photography challenged so these phone pictures will have to do.
This was Case's room until we moved him in with Ty.  I have no idea how I don't have a good picture of his room but this was it, just the painted room before we moved any of his furniture in.  He had a Case Tractor themed room.

And here's a look at Knox's nursery...

This was a red table used in Case's tractor room until I got carried away with spray paint.  

 My favorite part of the nursery!  I got the idea for this name sign here.  I don't know why I have always loved the idea of using diamond plating in a boys room but I never got around to it with Case's so we gave it a shot with Knox's room.  I love it and am grateful Daddy was willing to make it happen!

My first attempt at making crib sheets, which was much easier than I thought it would be.  I did look at just buying a crib sheet but couldn't find the right colors for a reasonable price.  I mean seriously, who pays $40 for a crib sheet?  I also kind of made this crib skirt but it's really just material placed together to look like a bed skirt so it's for sure not perfect.  I followed this tutorial for the crib sheets and this one for the crib skirt.   

 It turns out curtains are SUPER expensive as well so I bought cheap white curtains on ebay (about $30 for 4 panels) and added the orange and white material to them.  There are WAY cuter curtains out there but not at this price!

I did decide it was easier to buy a matching changing pad cover than take the time to learn to make one and buy at the material so I got this one at a cute Etsy shop here.  She customizes the colors for you and it matches perfectly.

So now we just need to insert Baby Knox and the room will be complete!  

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

38 Weeks

How far along:  38 weeks

Size of baby:  Pumpkin, however we've established that you are not interested in averages and therefore I have no idea what fruit to compare you to.  
Average size: 18.9-20.9 inches, 6.2-9.2 lb.

Clothes:  Not loving anything that is tight on my belly at this point.  You don't seem to appreciate it either.   

Gender/Names:  Boy - Knox Haddon (names from John Knox and Charles Haddon Spurgeon)

Sleep:  I'm still sleeping well.  I had one pretty bad night the other night and wondered if it was a sign of things to come but got right back to sleeping well the following night so no complaints here!

Movement:  You're still moving, which is a good thing because I've been instructed to pretty much freak out if you stop.  Yes, in case you wondered that is VERY nerve wracking.  

Cravings:  I do love a chocolate chip muffin right now but I guess I pretty much always love a chocolate chip anything so again that probably isn't super newsworthy.     

Update:  So after my last ultrasound, which was last week, and another appointment with my doctor yesterday, we are back to you are small and there's no explanation.  My placenta looks normal on the ultrasound so that theory is out the window.  My doctor said, "I'm worried because I can't explain it."  Not my favorite thing to hear her say but I get it and I understand that it might mean absolutely nothing.  Everything about you looks totally normal except your size.  Now we just wait for your arrival and pray that you are okay!  God is good and His plan is perfect so I'm trying not to let the "what if's" enter my mind and take over.  I love you regardless so there is no sense in worrying about something that may or may not even be an issue.  Dr. Fenoughty has also predicted that you will make your appearance this weekend... just a feeling she has.  I don't think you'll come early.  One of us is right!  

Regardless of who is right, one week from today you will be here.  This pregnancy has gone so fast and I've truly enjoyed it.  I am already loving being your momma!  I LOVE being pregnant and although you've given us a few reasons to worry here and there I wouldn't change a thing.  You've gotten so big now that I feel like I can almost grab your hand (or foot, not sure which) through my stomach.  You're body parts are very defined no it seems.  You pretty much live on my right side and I sometimes think I can even feel you almost on my back.  I don't remember any of your brothers hanging out so far on the side.  Maybe that's why your small, you kept yourself cramped on one side and just ran out of room to grow.  I mean seriously... who wants to hang out of the left side?!?!  :-)  

I am excited to meet you and feel you sleeping on my chest.  I can't wait to see what you look like because I'm pretty sure you aren't going to be anything like your brothers.  I pray that you are happy and healthy and that you love being a part of our family because we all already love you!  See you soon Knox Haddon!


P.S. Your brothers are getting really excited to meet you!  They both love to give you hugs!!!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

36 Weeks

A little comparison...

Case (35 weeks)               Ty              Knox          

How far along:  36 weeks

Size of baby:  Honeydew Melon, however we've established that you are not interested in averages and therefore I have no idea what fruit to compare you to.  
Average size: 17.2-18.7 inches, 4.2-5.8 lb

Clothes:  Pretty much just maternity clothes now.  I can get into my workout pants still but I usually regret it after a couple of hours.  I just hate anything snug on my belly, I'm guessing you aren't really a fan either.  

Gender/Names:  Boy - Knox Haddon (names from John Knox and Charles Haddon Spurgeon)

Sleep:  Still sleeping pretty well.  I still get some hip pain from being on one side or the other too long but it's nothing that's kept me from sleeping much.  I'm still LOVING our room air conditioner.  It's AMAZING!  I think I might be taking the peeing to the next level after last night's 9 or so visits.  I might have broken some kind of record.  If only peeing were an Olympic sport.  I read somewhere, probably Facebook (where we all know everything is true), that if you lean forward while peeing you will empty your bladder more completely.  Lies.  I leaned forward every time last night and still was up about 9 time.  Whoever came up with that idea only did so to give pregnant women everywhere a false hope or perhaps a perception that somehow they could possibly pee more if they weren't leaning forward.  Either way, lies.  The good thing is that I can pretty easily go right back to sleep after each visit so I'm not complaining (too much... hush your mouth Daddy).

Movement:  You are a good mover.  It might be kind of cool that you are little but everything else about you seems normal because I'm feeling more defined movements, which I'm guessing I wouldn't feel if you were running out of room as you should be.  I would still say you move a little less than your brothers did but that could totally be in my head.  I have been instructed to call the doctor immediately if I don't feel you move.  Of course this freaks me out because I don't feel you all the time so let's go ahead and take your movements to the next level, just as I have done with the peeing.  

Cravings:  Still nothing weird in the craving department.  Makes for such lame pregnancy stories!     

Update:  And a whole new scenario enters stage left, as if there haven't been plenty of those!  I saw my doctor today and her best guess on your size (or lack thereof) is that my placenta is small.  Now there was no ultrasound or anything today so I'm not sure what changed in her mind but she seems convinced that she'll see a small placenta once it is delivered.  So assuming that's the case, you should be totally fine but small.  I will have another ultrasound on Thursday to check your size.  If you have fallen off your growth curve (which stood at 21st percentile at last check two weeks ago) and under the 10th percentile then I will most likely be meeting you sooner than planned and possibly at a different hospital with a more equipped NICU.  I will know more about you on Thursday I hope and we'll just role with God's plan from there.  Just to be prepared, I've started making sure we are fully stocked and ready for your arrival.  More to come on Thursday.  Love you little bean!