Friday night and Saturday afternoon was spent finishing up the shopping for baby's remaining items that were needed as well as last minute household items that we may need so that we are all stocked up. I did mention to Ryan that after a day of being home from the hospital, I am sure there will be a few things that we still need! We closed out our registries at Babies R Us and Target and were able to get some great deals on things.
We spent Sunday putting together any of baby's gear that still needed to be put together, dusting and vacuuming the house, putting away baby's goodies, and getting the car seat put in my car. Our bags are packed, freezer meals are made, sheets are washed, baby's room is complete, and our Christmas tree is even up! We did that yesterday too. We are officially ready for baby girl to arrive, but we would like her to stay in there and keep cooking until at least December 10 or so! :) We'll see if she listens. I have had some talks with her. :)
Here are the much awaited photos of her room.
Ryan was so patient and put all of the frames and wall hangings on the wall. I can't thank him enough for all the help and work he did to get ready for baby. He is going to be a wonderful daddy. The wall hanging with nothing in it will have her birth stats on it with a photo of her inside. And obviously the frames will have photos of her and us in them! That beautiful quilt was made by my mom. I love it.
Ryan did such a wonderful job making her closet functional. It used to be just one shelf and a bar and he made it into that! Her closet and dresser is already full! And you can't see it, but the entire right corner of the closet is FULL of diapers! The wall hangings on the right side were made by my Aunt Peggy and has the "I'll Love You Forever" quote on one of them. The rocking chair was mine as a child from my grandpa and grandma Niemeier. The "You are My Sunshine" sign special to me because my mom always used to sing it to me and over the past 3 weeks, I have been singing it to Baby Girl a few times on the way to work everyday.
Again, thanks to Ryan for putting everything on the walls! I am totally taking credit for putting the diaper genie together though!! Pretty proud of myself. :) The musical bear on the very top shelf was mine as a baby and it shows it too! This room has the electrical box in it and our friend Brandon made us that very nice cupboard door to hide it. We even put up a radiant heater to give her room a little more temperature control.
Thanks to my wonderful friend Andrea for the pink sign that has the Bible verse, "For this child we have prayed and God has granted what we asked of him." I teared up when I opened it and it really means a lot to me. I made the other two. The one on the right has the quote "Somewhere over the rainbow, skies are blue. And the dreams you dare to dream, really do come true." She is our rainbow baby and I can't wait to meet her.
So here I am at 36 weeks. I am still feeling really good. I am feeling lots of soreness in my upper thighs and just a "full" feeling. My appointment last week went great. No swelling. Blood pressure is great. Baby is head down and sounds good. No dilation or effacement yet.
Please continue to pray for my mom and pray that baby girl doesn't make her appearance until into December. I am determined to make it to Rochester for mom's surgery next week. I am beyond bummed that I won't be able to stay with my mother and take care of her after her surgery and I know that she feels the same way about not being able to stay with us and the baby right away. I am so thankful for all the wonderful people in our lives who have volunteered to stay with her and take care of her after this very extensive surgery. We will never be able to thank you enough. Again, I can't wait to see Baby Girl in her Nana's arms. Love you so much mom!
And I'll leave you with a photo of our spoiled cat. He knows something is up and he is not too sure about it. :)