The *almost done* nursery reveal!

Last night we hit a milestone!  I think I had my very first false labor contractions.  Since I am still currently pregnant at this moment, I feel pretty confident saying it was false labor.  Everything started right after we had eaten dinner last night and I started to feel really nauseous and yucky.  I was sitting on the couch and I tried changing positions and moving around, but I just felt so gross.  I thought at first that it was dinner not just sitting well, but the baby was being very active and it didn’t feel like normal nausea.  I don’t know how to explain it other than that.  Eventually I just sat cross-legged on the couch and closed my eyes and focused on my breathing, and it lasted about 10 more  minutes and then sort of started to abate.  So we went upstairs to watch a movie and while I still wasn’t feeling great, the nausea definitely wasn’t as bad.  Until I noticed that I was having some cramping going on that was lasting about 45 seconds-1 minute and then subsiding, and I would feel fine and then in another minute it would kick in again.  It took about an hour or so of this on and off until my brain actually kicked in that something was going on and was aware that it was something unusual.  I went to the bathroom and started drinking some water and after about another 20 minutes or so, it stopped altogether.  The cramping was not very painful and I was fine watching the movie, but I was surprised at how active the baby was being during all of it.  I wasn’t expecting to feel all of that movement, but I guess if he was being squeezed in there, it makes sense. Today I feel totally back to normal, and Lisa suggested I call and tell my midwives that it happened, just so they are aware, but other than that, I guess it is par for the course at this point.  (It did freak both Scott and I out for a bit there, though.  Especially that part when I told Scott to pause the movie and I just blurted out “I think I’m having  contractions.  But I’m not sure.”)

OK – on to the nursery!  So, like I mentioned already, we still have more stuff that we (I) want to do to the baby’s room (rug, side table by the glider, bookshelf, closet organizers shelf-thingy, more wall decor, etc), but here are the basics as it was last week!

Crib! Glider! Ottoman! Really cute little stuffed bluebird.

You can see in the slightly open closet door that there is one more grey tissue-poof hanging in there – I think I want to hang it on the other side of the crib – in that little space between the crib and closet.

Another view so you can see my poofs all hung up. And my Ikea curtains!

Also, I made that blanket that’s draped on the glider – but don’t look too closely, as it is really poorly done.  I don’t mind though, and the baby won’t know, so we’re all good.

Dresser/changing area

You can see my little bird picture on the wall in this shot, too.  The picture, that along with the Ikea lamp, sort of started the whole room ‘theme’.

Up close!

Lamp shelf with pig variety

Taa-daa!  Scott really cranked this one out.  Luckily the wall color was already in place – I just had to do some touch ups, and paint the baseboards, but other than that, it was all him, including all furniture assembly.  As usual, his work is top notch, and I couldn’t be happier!


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