Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Baby #2 Bumpdate: 25 Weeks



How Far Along:  25 Weeks

Baby's Size:  Rutabaga (what is that?) or 13 1/2 inches and 1 1/2 lbs.

Maternity Clothes: Yep! And still trying to squeeze into some regular clothes too.

Movement: She moves quite a bit.

Sleep: Great. At least one bathroom trip a night though. It also seems like I have so many dreams each night.

Symptoms: Low energy, feet swell a bit by the end of the day, RLS, and I got my first foot cramp last night. It is like a charlie horse in my foot. I got a lot of cramps/charlie horses with Cambry.

Food Aversions/Cravings: Can't think of anything particular.

Best Moment this Week: Celebrating my friend's baby-on-the-way,and making progress on the nursery!

What I miss: Having energy, being able to maneuver easily.

What I am Looking Forward to: Greg having tomorrow off work, and also working on the nursery more.

Goals: I ordered all the fabric and mailed it in to have the crib bedding made. I can't wait to see how it turns out! We also made some good progress on the nursery this week. We cleared out the room mostly up the crib, and I bought a number of things for the nursery. I  think I found a rug I want to get at Garden Ridge, and I still need to get some white curtains. In the pictures below - nothing is in the final spot. Things are hung on the wall on existing nails just so I can see how things are looking together. My goal for this week is to practice with the stencil and make a plan on how to tackle it. I bought stencil adhesive spray and some brushes today. I have watched a few how-to videos. I think it may take forever. If anyone has any tips on stenciling (Elizabeth?) please share!



3 comments:

Fiona said...

Can't wait to see the finished nursery! It is going to look great!

Elizabeth said...

For stenciling, I saw recommendations to use the adhesive spray, but I was afraid of it being too sticky, taking too much time, messy, etc.. so the video I watched suggested using blue painters tape to tape the sides down, like maybe 6 small strips around the stencil. I did have to wash the built up paint on the stencil only twice, which most of it peeled right off. It was a bit time cosuming getting in the corners and around the window, etc. but overall it wasn't too difficult. At first I was being way too perfect but after you get going, if there are little imperfections here and there, no one but you will ever see them. Plus, just remember its a hand painted wall, its not supposed to be perfect :) I dont know if it will help but I watched a video on youtube (from the company I bought the stencil from) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlzcVzPcnG8

That is basically how I did it (without the level thing). good luck, I know it will turn out great! Can't wait to see!

Jana said...

Thanks Elizabeth!