Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Tummy Tuesday:: 32 Weeks

Woops!  I totally loaded a bunch of pictures into this post yesterday, planning to come back to it so I write and link everything and then upload the post, and then BOOM!  Mom Brain kicked in yet again.  I will have to change the name of these posts to "Tummy Whenevers" because they rarely happen on a Tuesday anymore.  Gotta work on that.  Or not. LOL.  Honestly, I am getting down to the wire and I am so not in the mood to do much of anything lately.

This weekend, The Hubs took some extra time off work to cater to all my nesting needs.  And Thank The Lord for that!  In one day, we managed to find a new mattress for our bed, which was killing both of our backs.  I would have hated to add chiropractic drama to my list of ailments following delivering a baby.  The next day, we managed to organized, clean, rearrange and set up the basics of our Baby Nook.  I am trying not to get too excited about it because I know I still have SO MUCH work to do, but I am all about celebrating each small win along the path to overall success.

Forgive me.  I am in a "Messy Hair, Don't Care" mood lately.  LOL.  I never wear my hair like this in public, but then again....  I also don't bother getting dressed or doing my makeup when I go in public anymore either!

Thanks to a massive amount of water retention and constipation, at 32 weeks, I looked like I was 40 weeks!  I have gotten that a little under control now, as I am heading into week 34.  Having this giant, swollen body made it hard to find the energy and motivation to do any decorating this weekend, but I did take some time to figure out a few ideas for things that I LOVE!

I love sharing my Pinterest, Instagram, and Etsy finds.  I am all about my online inspo!  Several of these things are out of my planned Baby Nook budget, but fortunately, am a Crafty Mama.  I will be able to make similar things on my own, but here are some ideas, links, and info for anyone who is also in the works of designing a children's space in their homes and they would like to shop.  I am a HUGE supporter of Shopping Small and Supporting Small Businesses!  If you would like to check out the shops below, just click the links in the captions.

I am obsessed with monogrammed initials as focal points in baby rooms.  I love it!  I will admit that we have 6 weeks left as of today, and we have NO concrete baby names chosen.  The crazy nesting senses are telling me to pick a name so I can hurry and buy one of these, but the sensible part of me is saying that I can wait.  I gotta see our Little Someone before we pick out a name.  We have to make sure it fits.

I love-Love-LOVE this shop!  They have the most gorgeous hand made mobiles (some are even musical mobiles!), banners, wall hangers, and decorations.  Everything is in the most beautiful colors, shapes, designs, and patterns.  
Because most of the online mobiles that I have seen and love are rather costly, I will be fashioning my own handmade mobile.  Gotta love living life on a budget!
Instagram:  @thebigredheart  online shop: The Big Red Heart
 I LOVE her work.  Never in 90 shmabillion years would I ever be able to work up the talent to produce this fine detail and this loveliness!  In her online shop, you can find letter work and handmade cards.  On her IG page, she has several photos of personalized projects people have requested.  She's such an inspiration and I would really love to have some gorgeous hoop art in my Little Somone's Baby Nook.

Instagram: @xoeinding Online Store: XoEinDing

These little pillows are SO adorable!!!  I have seen several variations of cloud-shaped and fruit-shaped pillows. I love anything Kawaii, so this is right up my alley.  I also love the muted color scheme.  I like bright colors, but I am sharing a space with my Little Someone and I prefer a serene feeling inside my bedroom.  She can travel to my Little Darling's big girl room for bright, loud colors and decorations.  LOL.  This is a shop that's based in Denmark and their website is Danish and items are sold in the Danish Krone, but they do have international shipping!  So that's a huge plus.

As of right now, I have so many ideas that I am barely able to keep anything straight in my mind!  I am terrible with interior design.  I am more of a "Do you have everything you need to be comfortable and survive?" kinda gal.  But the closer I get to D-Day, the stronger my urge becomes to make a special place for this sweet little girl.

 In the next few days, I will have to work on a few things to complete my plans....

The GOAL is to have a concrete color scheme and theme.  I also really need finish the bedding set for which I have bought fabric.  This is a Must!  LOL.  The Hubs is rooting for me, but betting against me, so I have to finish it to teach him a lesson about doubting his awesome wifey.

I am a lover of checklists, so here's mine for the next 10 days:
1. Sew my first bedding set---ever!
2. Finish all planned crochet projects
3. Mobile
4. Hoop art
5. Wreath
6. Bunting/Banner

....  I feel like I need to keep going.  You know, because that's not enough!  Just kidding.  This is MORE than enough!  This will keep me busy for two months, but I am hauling ass and kicking it into high gear.  When I get back home with my Little Someone, I just want to take billions of pictures of my cutie in her custom-designed, MOMMY-made space.

 Wish me luck!

1 comment:

  1. Hello there my dear, glad you are well u look amazing. Sorry not been on your blog for a while, you will know all to true when little one arrives how much little time you get with a baby. They are so worth it, and it gets easier x