Tuesday, March 23, 2010

28 Weeks

With 12 weeks left to go, I suppose I should start getting organized for Junior’s arrival. Currently his bedroom looks like a good place to film the next episode of “Hoarders”. I'm expecting A&E to call me any day now.

While we did move the spare bed and computer desk out, we have been using that room as a dumping ground for items that we don’t have a place for and/or that we don’t want Ruby getting her little hands on.

I did buy a piece of art to hang on his wall that is, according to both my parents, too harsh for a baby’s room. No, it’s not teddy bears and fire trucks - it's definitely not made for a baby's room, but it's got some edge and it's different. Not to say he won’t have teddy bears or fire trucks – I just want to decorate the room a little less traditional. It’s got great colors in it that I can decorate a room around.

I also bought him a 3-pack of t-shirt onesies the other day. My mom bought him a onesie and a pair of jeans. Other than that (and a few neutral hand-me-downs from Ruby), the boy has nothing.

I’m wondering if anyone who has any experience with having kids this close together could weigh in here and give some advice on what I can get away with NOT buying.

I was planning on keeping the boy in a bassinet in our room for the first 3 months like we did with Ruby. By that time Ruby will be 21 months old. I was hoping that at that time I could get her a big girl bed and give the boy her crib. I have to buy her a bed eventually anyways and it would be nice if I didn’t have to buy another crib AND a bed. Is 21 months too young for a toddler to be in their own bed???

Also, I have the Quinny travel system. Complete with the car seat and stroller. I’ve also got a little convenience stroller that I use for the mall and such. I was going to sell my Quinny stroller to get some money to buy a stroller built for two but realized that I can’t sell it as I need the baby car seat that goes with it. (And also I love it a LOT). So do I NEED a double stroller? I suppose I do. Do they work well? Are they as cumbersome as they look? Anybody know of any good ones? Any suggestions are welcome.

I went and had my 1 hour gestational diabetes test yesterday. The nurse asked me (twice) when I was due. When I told her, she made a comment indicating how LARGE she thought my belly was for someone 28 weeks pregnant. Thanks. Isn't that just what every pregnant woman wants to hear? Why do people feel that their opinions on my appearance are just SOOOO valid and SOOO important that they just absolutely MUST tell me how big I look? I don't get that. And this was an older woman who according to her, has 7 grandchildren. I'll bet her daughter-in-law just *adores* her.

With Ruby I took a belly picture every 4 weeks. This time I forgot to take one at 24 weeks. Things are just so much more hectic this time around. So here's my 28 week picture:

(Steve thinks my boobs are smaller this time around. Now THOSE kinds of comments about my appearance I do not mind at all.)


Me said...

You look beautiful, as always.

Anonymous said...

That art piece is kick @$$! Where did you find it? I love it!

Alicia said...

I think you look fantastic, Hon! 3rd trimester home stretch!

I lurve that artwork. I think it'll look awesome in the nursery. And the black, white, and red will totally draw the baby's attention. I think it's an excellent choice.

Emily said...

I love that wall art!!!! You should check out Rock a Baby Designs for custom bedding. You can get a really nice set in whatever print you want for around $250 (I believe). I don't think she has a website, but she has a facebook page. She makes pretty cool bedding. I think it may be hard to find store bought bedding to go with the idea you have for the room. Let me know if you want me to send you a link to her facebook page.

I didn't really gove you suggestions on 'not' buying stuff, did I? Haha.

Are you going to give him Ruby's dresser too? If not you could always pick up a neat older dresser at a garage sale or antique store/consignment shop, and paint it, put the change pad on top. If you are using Ruby's dresser for your guy you could use that idea for Ruby.

There is a great consignment shop in North Burnaby (in the plaza where the Safeway is on Sperling & Hastings). It's called Consign-It. They have GREAT used furniture there, alot of it! Some of it is actual antique, and some is retro-is, but they usually only carry really neat pieces that are in good shape!

I already told you that I think you look amazing!

Emily said...

give. not gove.

Hannah said...

You look great :)
Double strollers suck, but Phil and Ted's are awesome. They are a single with a second seat that attaches in a few different positions to accomadate two kids. I love mine!

You can also get adapters to add your carseat, but I think you can only use Maxi-Cosi, Graco and Peg Perego with it. Hope that helps :)

Emily said...

I love the art - although I'm saddened the amp doesn't go up to 11!

Tobacco Brunette said...

I love the art you picked out for the baby's room. It's cool and boyish and so much better than pastel teddy bears or primary color trucks.

You also look adorable!