Big sister helping decorate + Week 35 letter

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Yesterday I had my 38 week OB appointment and I was 1-2cm dilated and a little effaced. If I’m closer to one or two I don’t know, but I guess it doesn’t really matter. I’m still feeling contractions throughout the day and usually at night they get sorta regular, but they don’t hurt except maybe a little every once in a while. Definitely NOTHING like my pitocin induced contractions.

The nursery is just about done. Last night Lil’ J and I painted the final letters of the funky alphabet wall we’ll be hanging up in the baby’s room tonight. I had the letters laid out on a table at a friends house and Lil’ J walked by and shouted “ABCDEFG!” then proceeded to sing entire the alphabet twice and ask if she could help. I made sure to set aside a couple for her, and she loved it.

A few friends of mine helped me pull the whole thing all together in less than a week and I think it’ll look really nice once it’s all up on the wall. Then I just want to make some yellow chevron curtains to hang with some kind of giraffe print valance or trim accent, make/buy a cute sewing machine cover that matches the nursery, stick 70 vinyl leaves to the naked vinyl tree branches on the wall, and then find a glider chair cover or new pads that coordinate with the room. WHEW! That’s not so bad… I’ll take some pictures once I have the letters up, so I can at least show mid-way progress.

Now another blast from the past. Don’t let my cute style in these last few weekly photos fool you, I definitely have moved on to wearing yoga pants on a daily basis the last few weeks, you’ll see…

Oh, and don’t forget to put in your arrival date/ boy/girl guess by Monday, that’s the last day to enter and the winner gets $50.

Shirt: Ross; Jeans: Old Navy (they are unzipped and I’ve got a belly band on); Necklace: Burlington Coat Factory

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  1. You are inspiring me to get creative, I swear! I may just copy your giraffe theme for our Baby #2… sucks to not even have a general idea of when that may be, so I’ve been putting baby-prep off. Adoption is murky waters like that.

    You are *so close*!!! So exciting@

  2. Hoping you go into labor all on your own but if you do need to be induced, ask for a Cook cervical balloon. It’s much easier than a pitocin induction since there’s no medication. Google it but basically it’s inserted through the cervix and filled with saline. It manually dilates the cervix to 4-5cm before falling out but by that time, it has gently kicked you into labor with your own hormones. This is a very safe and gentle way of getting labor going. Take care and know you’re in my thoughts!

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