Saturday, May 4, 2013


Ellery's room has been ready for three weeks now, and I'm three weeks away from my due date.  I sort of wish I hadn't gotten everything ready so soon, because now time is dragging on.  But I think I subconsciously believed that if I had everything ready for her, she'd decide she's ready and pop out.  So far, no such luck.  I don't feel close to labor at all.

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:


  1. Yeah, it's way better to not be pregnant and have the baby. Sorry girlie. These three weeks can be really rough, totally worth it to have a healthy baby, but that is just not comfort at this point in the pregnancy. Hoping for an early healthy little girl for you!

  2. First of all, CUTE! I really like the bright colors in her room and the music theme. So sweet! If we had room in Ruby's bedroom to put our glider I totally would've, but we don't have space in there. Second, I think with Ruby at 37 weeks is when I had my first freak out in the middle of the night and actually screamed "I DON'T WANT TO BE PREGNANT ANYMORE!!!!" While crying hysterically in the bathroom. Probably peeing for the 10th time that night. So I know your pain. I would say keep busy. Get out and do some fun stuff in this weather, and exercise is great to prepare for labor! Transitioning after birth was easy for me, as far as having a new baby to love. So wonderful! The hardest part of having a baby was the healing and learning to nurse, but your baby girl will totally make it worth it. These are exciting times, waiting in the final days. I can't wait to meet her either! Come on, little Ellery!!

  3. I love the color of her crib! You two have done a wonderful job together decorating your daughter's room!

    You look great, Kimberly!

    I will keep you in prayer as the Holy Spirit puts you upon my heart as your baby is coming to completion of GOD'S Handiwork of HIS divine creation. Isn't it amazing to realize that Ellery has an appointed time...GLORY to GOD!