But since I have everything ready, I thought I'd share pictures of the nursery for those too far to come see it in person. It was a complete collaboration between me and Sam. He painted the crib and put everything up on the walls and had lots of input on where things should go. He's not the type to let me make all the decisions myself. :)
The banner near the ceiling and the fabric garland surrounding the canvas were both decorations from my baby shower, made by Sam's sister, Kari. She let me have them after the baby shower and I love how they add some fun colors and girliness to the room. Sam and I aren't crazy about pink, so I did a lot of mint green and turquoise, with little bits of peach/coral. And of course, I couldn't resist adding a little bit of yellow. I really like how it turned out, and it still looks like a little girl's room.
I'm taking out the crib bumpers until it's safe for them to be in her crib, but I put them in to see how they look.
My dad wrote a song for me when I was born, so I framed it. I wanted to include music so Ellery knows her roots.
And this song was written by Sam's mom. This girl will know how to read music. Sam and I both play multiple instruments, so she really has no choice. :)
Now all we need is a baby girl to finish the room! We are ready to meet you, little Ellery. Very ready. See, here's my stuff for the hospital, ready to go! This pile has also been ready for the past three weeks.
So now we wait. I'm still working, and I'll probably work on getting the house clean and making some freezer meals for after the baby. I might even sew her a couple blankets if I get really crazy from all the waiting.
And before anyone tells me to just enjoy this time because I'll miss being pregnant, save your breath. First of all, I'm not one of those women who has loved being pregnant, especially with my stupid diabetes. Second of all, how on earth could it ever be better to be without her than with her? I just want to be able to see her, to hold her, and to let Sam hold her, because I'm tired of carrying her around all day. :) I know it's going to be really rough at first and will be a huge adjustment, but I just can't wait to meet this little human and get to know her.
And here's my 37 week belly: