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!


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)

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!