Monday, March 31, 2008

Everyday Brings Us Closer!

The adventure of preparing the nursery for our sweet Darby continued this weekend. Eric and Dave put together the crib and dresser. Both had been sitting in boxes in our garage since we bought them in February. Assembly was a piece of cake, and we are so pleased with the quality of furniture. The crib is convertible, 3 beds in one! It's a crib (the selling point! haha), a toddler bed and a full size bed frame. We'll just have to add the full sized mattress when the time comes, but we have a while before we'll be needing to even really THINK of that! I was a little late on grabbing my camera and didn't get any shots of the actual assembly really, but that's ok, I'm sure you are all more interested in the finished product anyway!

On Friday night Eric and I went over to Babiesrus, I had to pick up some nipple pads already!! I am happy to see I should have no problem when it comes to breastfeeding since I started leaking colostrum in my 25th week! From what I have read, it is completely normal, a little on the early side, but all part of the process of getting my body ready to feed the baby once she's here. It actually really makes me excited, a sign that things are getting closer, almost to my third trimester!

While we were at Babiesrus, we went ahead and bought the glider chair and ottoman since they said it would take 10-12 weeks for delivery! We only have 14 until Darby is here so we figured we should get a move on it! We picked a pretty pink chenille glider with matching ottoman and it is soooo comfy and cute. Here is the stock photo of the glider I pulled off the website just so you get the idea -

Starting to work on my 26th week is a fabulous feeling! I just can't believe we have 14 weeks left and have already put 25 behind us!! Here is what is going on with Darby this week:

Your little grower’s physical proportions are evening out at this point and most of their remaining development will largely be weight gain and lots and lots of nervous system development. The good news is: if your child is born premature now they’ll be more likely to survive without too much trauma as their lungs began to produce “surfactant” last week, which means their tiny respiratory system is getting stronger with each passing day. Yes, now’s a good time for a minor sigh of relief and a quick pat on the back. All that hard work and conscientious living is really getting your child prepared for a healthy delivery. Keep up the fabulous work mama! This week they’ll be scootching slowly out of the old breech position and start rotating (already!) into a better position for exit during their birth. Their head and feet are slowly rotating so that the head is pointed down towards the birth canal. Time is short (or really long, depending on who you ask)—just (still!) 14 weeks left before you can go back to being a single-resident human.

You've probably noticed I've put a little development ticker up on the right hand column. I wanted to point out that the length measurement (9 or 9.5" not sure which it says now) is the CR length - Crown to Rump. (Meaning head to bum) From head to toe, the baby is actually about 13.5" this week. Usually the CR length is noted just through the first trimester (or that's how Dr Gonzalez does it at least!).

With the crib and dresser in the nursery, its really starting to feel more completed. Now I get to do all the fun little things - pictures, curtains and all the decorating! Time to get busy with the nesting!

1 comment:

hollyli said...

Annie! Looking good (the nursery)! I like that chenille glider! It's so soft! Also... nice to see that the boys are taking off their shoes... so they won't get Darby's new carpet all dirty! Hee hee! Can you believe how far along we are. It's just flying by! Catch ya on BC!