Tuesday, June 26, 2012

31 Weeks

Wow. I can't believe it...31 weeks! Where has the time gone? Only 9 weeks left of pregnancy and I still need to design the nursery, choose and ORDER a crib (how embarrassing), pack my hospital bag (suggestions, please!), a million other baby-related items, and to top it off...a MOVE and WORK! I have a feeling these next nine weeks are going to be cramazing...yes, crazy and amazing. I think this is just the way my life is supposed to be - never a dull moment (or downtime).

Speaking of the nursery...here's what I have so far. I've narrowed down my 'crib contenders' to two:

the ever-classic 'Jenny Lind


I have decided on a paint color (woohoo!) And the winner is...Valspar's 'Brushed Rose.' This color is exactly what I have been looking for! You may remember the color dilemma I was having a while ago -   I just couldn't decide between a calm, neutral nursery, or a bright,  happy space. I decided to go with a bright space, because I love the idea of mixing and matching textures and colors, and felt that a neutral nursery would leave me pulling my hair out wondering, 'Can this go in here? But it's not white? Well, what should I do with it then?'. I was determined to find a coraly-pink for the walls, but was having trouble finding the perfect shade until this...

I discovered this gorgy color by accident, really...I was searching for office inspiration, and came across Lauren Conrad's new office. She (along with a few other celebs) is teaming up with Valspar to benefit Habitat for Humanity - you can see the color on her walls here (so exciting)

As you know, I have ordered my glider, and Babies R Us has been generous enough to hold it until we move (thank goodness - one less thing to worry about). SO, I still have a few many items to purchase, but I am not worried about it. You're looking at the world's best procrastinator... but, I always get the job done ;). 

I have been keeping track of these little 'weekly updates' on my own, but haven't posted any on my blog yet, and decided to share one with you all today.

How far along? 31 Weeks
Total weight gain: up 12 lbs
Maternity clothes? yes & no .... still mixing and matching, and wearing maxi dresses almost daily
Stretch marks? none yet (fingers crossed)
Sleep: sleeping soundly most nights (thankfully)
Best moment this week: watching & feeling the amazing movement of this babe...I think she's doing Zumba in there ;) Also, hearing from my doctor about my glucose test - in the clear! 
Miss Anything? Being able to wear certain outfits...it's definitely getting more difficult to assemble looks that feel 'new' and exciting 
Movement: lots of movement day & night 
Food cravings: more aversions (still) than cravings, it's hard for me to find things that sound good...but cravings include: fruit, italian ice, water (so thirsty all the time), or anything COLD
Anything making you queasy or sick: still meat...wondering if I will ever like meat again? 
Gender: sugar & spice & everything nice...GIRL! 
Labor Signs: No
Symptoms: overall feeling pretty great, other than a stuffy nose and the occasional headache...can't forget my new friend ANEMIA...bummer 
Belly Button in or out? in
Wedding rings on or off? on
Happy or Moody most of the time: so very happy! 
Looking forward to: designing the nursery & ordering all the essentials I have left to purchase! 

Have a fab Tuesday! 


  1. beautiful pictures! congrats on everything i wish you the best


  2. Aww you look gorgeous love! On a side note are you on Instagram?!

    1. Thank you! I am on IG - brookettred is my name! ;) Started following you, too!


    2. ok good ill find you on there! xo

  3. Brooke-
    There are many different hospital bag lists online. Just google it! :) Then, what I did, was combine them into a list that seemed suitable for me... I don't know how close you live to the hospital you are delivering at, but it was nice when I had Henry that we were so close so that Tyler could just run home and get me anything that I needed and didn't pack! :)

    1. Thanks, Chelsey! I have looked up a few online guides, but have heard some ladies say..."I definitely didn't need this or that!" I don't live entirely TOO close to the hospital (about 15 miles, so 30 minutes or so with traffic), so I'm hoping to put together something that will last me through my time in the hospital! Hope you are doing well with your beautiful new babe!

  4. Newest follower! I will be 31 weeks on Monday and time is FLYING! Love your blog :)

  5. What a darling blog and such an exciting time in your life! So, I def. would suggest the two products I posted about today. It's funny how one mom loves a product and the next has no use for it...i.e. I wound up giving my Baby Bjorn to my sister after only using it once. I could never figure out how to easily get my little one into it if I was by myself. My sister, however, couldn't live w/o it. You'll figure out on your own what you like. And you're such a cute mommy-to-be!

  6. You look amazing! And I love that Harper crib! good for a girl or boy (if you decide to have more kiddos). I hope the next few weeks go by fast for you, I know how the end is...so much anticipation and excitement!

  7. what i keep hearing is socks for the hallways! and a robe.

  8. Oh my goodness! you are so tiny (12 lbs at 31 weeks) how much did you gain in total at 40 weeks. Im currently 20 weeks pregnant and stayin active but lbs come on whether i do anything different or not. (: I saw you on andeelayne's blog www.tessarayanne.blogspot


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