39 Weeks

How I’m Feeling: The heartburn, the "lowness" of the baby, and the inability to get comfortable mean that I am DONE being pregnant. I am just ready for her to be here.

Belly/Weight: Staying at a solid 38 pounds gained for this pregnancy with a pretty small belly... I guess. LB keeps pointing out pregnant women and saying, "See... she looks ready to pop... you do not." I am sure this is meant to be sweet, but I WANT TO POP!

Life Changes: I am grumpy. I am working from home now until she comes (thank the sweet Lord Baby Jesus), and trying to get out at my lunch break and get some steps in. Today's location? Home Depot!

Purchases/Nursery Decisions? The nursery is done!


I ordered her first Christmas ornament and we went last weekend and got her Baby's First Christmas stocking from Pottery Barn Kids. LB's family makes these gorgeous cross-stitch stockings and we've got one of those on order for next year for her.


We also invested in some Nest Protect cameras and I am already so glad that we did. It will be awesome to be able to check in on her and see that she is okay when I go back to work. Not to mention the whole "if we get broken into, we will have video evidence" thing.

Movement: She hurts me. A lot. All the times. Even though she is at a -2 Station already (aka, super low) she is so long and wants to stretch out that she is still all up in my ribs.

Sleep: Touch and go... I've been having some stress dreams that I think are mostly induced from needing to pee and then waking up and thinking-- am I in labor!? And then not being. And then peeing. And then trying to go back to sleep. Plus-- the heartburn is still getting me good.

Cravings: Breakfast food: cinnamon rolls, scones, eggs, toast, bacon, hashbrowns, potatoes of any form, and cereal.

Exercise: Still Walking! Averaging about 2-3 miles a day. I am doing hip rolls on the ball and stretching at night at home because the thought of finding something that fits and going to yoga just seems like too much right now.

Favorite Pregnancy Moment this week: Finding out at my appointment how very very low she is and that everything is cued up for the big day. I also have loved getting funny texts that have nothing to do with "IS SHE HERE YET?" from my sister. They make my day.

On My Mind: WHEN IS SHE GOING TO BE HERE!? My office thinks this Friday (12/4), and I still think Peek's birthday (12/8). It's anyone's game at this point.

Baby to do list: A More Detailed Version

  • Paint baby's room
  • Get crown molding and built in bookshelves painted
  • Get daybed/futon for office
  • Arrange her room
  • Start getting art on walls in her room
  • Finish breastfeeding book
  • Pick out fabric to make her changing table cover, and curtains.
  • Make those things above.
  • Start freezing food (may need to get a chest freezer from costco).
  • Hospital Tour
  • Birth Class
  • Baby Shower :) :) :)

Baby Bennett's Nursery Sneak Peek and A Discount!

While this is not a full reveal per se, I wanted to give you all the progress shots. We are going to be continually evolving on her gallery wall, as well as her shelves I am sure, but this is where we are stepping away and saying, "her nursery is done!" And it feels so good. This is the view from the door.

arrow: Michael's

poster: Mumford & Sons Concert

camera: wooden toy gifted by our two photographer friends

laundry basket: Ross

cloth diaper pail (aka, trash can): Costco

blue cart: Ikea

dresser: Honest Company

glider: Hayneedles

flower light: Ikea

bike print, little bitty pretty one, and the sky's the limit prints: Etsy

metal L: Pottery Barn

bedding and changing pad cover: Caden Lane

rug: Kohl's

pouf: Andiexs

fox bin: Amazon

wall color: Benjamin Moore Hale Navy

Bad ass light from Restoration Hardware.


This is from the wall looking right. Her bigger/more important books are on the shelves, along with a piggy bank from Auntie Katie Meyer, moccasins from Auntie Sam, and a sound machine from Uncle Amazon. :) The garland was from the baby shower and I love that I am re-purposing it in here. Oh, and her crib is from her Nana Mary and is also from the Honest Company. More on the crib later...

Because her co-sleeper is still being stored in her crib. Getting in and out of bed is tough enough for me at this stage and so we are going to wait until she's on her way home to put up the co-sleeper.

In the meantime, back to this pouf! I searched. And searched. And searched. For a pouf that was the right vibe, but also price. The one from Restoration Hardware would have come in at around $200 and momma ain't no fool. I luckily was able to connect with Andie on Etsy who sent me this gorgeousness shown below.


The scale is perfect, the quality is top notch and it is comfortable for toe and bottom resting equally. And now she is offering you all a discount for a pouf of your very own! Just go to her shop and enter the code ANDIE4BENNETT10 at checkout for 10% off of your entire order!


And now this is her room from the other side looking back towards the door.


bookshelves: Babyletto

cat: Jellycat

starburst mirror: Target

peacock bin: Amazon

Inside her closets are our container store Elfa systems and a WHOLE BUNCH OF CLOTHES from friends. I got some size dividers (0-3 months, 3-6 months, and so on) and hung up most of her bulky winter stuff. My favorite part of this closet set up are those pull out birch wood shelves you see below. They currently store toys on the bottom one and socks and shoes on the top.


So there you have it. A peek into her room as it sits currently. We still need to get a mobile and continue working on the gallery wall over her crib, but we feel pretty great about where it is currently.

What's your favorite part?

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