Friday, April 27, 2012

Bumpdate - Almost 37 Weeks!

I can hardly believe this baby is almost here! And just in time...I'm just now getting uncomfortably pregnant. The complaints of other moms of swollen feet and sleepless nights eluded me until about 35 1/2 weeks when I started not sleeping well. Not only can I not get to sleep easily, but I can't stay asleep. It's a total energy drain!

{at 36 weeks}
BUT - I really shouldn't complain. I've had such an easy pregnancy, in my opinion. I've loved having this kidlet cozy and snug inside and kicking me throughout the day. It just makes me wonder: are you going to be this feisty once you're here? Are you like your mama and love sleep or are you going to be a night owl like your pops? If you're like your daddy, he'll be having the night shift. Unquestionably.

I've spent most of my evenings after work busily working on projects that need to be finished in the next couple of weeks. Namely, places to put clothes for this baby!

I am 95% finished with the dresser. I decided to go with a distressed finish after the nice, smooth and seamless paint process didn't turn out as expected. I learned much too late that I should have been using a high density foam brush the whole time instead of a paintbrush, even though I've used both this paint and paintbrush on the trim in the house and it's turned out exactly as I'd hoped, the wood on the dresser...well, it just didn't. 

I'll take better pictures, but here's one in awful lighting that I've tried to compensate for with editing. The 5% left is the need to use a straight edge to scrape the paint off the mirror and get a wipe-on polycrylic/sealant to make sure it doesn't get TOO distressed. 

Oh! this is the BEFORE of the dresser next to the after. 

And placement. The queen-sized-most-comfortable-ever-guest-bed is causing me grief. I want it to be turned sideways à la day bed, but it doesn't work with the headboard/bedframe. I think we've figured out how to inexpensively remedy that, but it has yet to be done.  {Just hang in there for 2 more weeks, kiddo!} 

So, once that's done, I'll move the dresser around the room to figure out where it can go. Too close to the closet and the modern style of the crib and the farm-house-y style of the dresser just clash way too much. I need to figure out some happy medium!

We've tried taking advantage of the spaces in the closet that were previously unusable and I'm quite proud of our ingenuity. Each of those closet poles is about 10" long and will have a shelf associated with it so we can put shoes, etc. by it. Not bad for a $10 project, right?
And with that quick update, I'm going to take a nap. I have to work tomorrow. {imagine a really really frowny face inserted here.}


laura said...

37 weeks is SO CLOSE!!! how exciting for you and your hubby!

the dresser looks amazing and the shelf idea is GENIUS i tell you!

can't wait to see the final reveal and for you to have your little one finally here!

Anonymous said...

Your little one must be here by now! Wish you the best and cant wait to see him or her!


Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Thanks for sharing the picture, I had this very dresser growing up and now I have it in my studio, but I have never seen the mirror that would have been attached. It is very old.
Have fun with the new baby.