39 weeks, 4 days + the OMGNURSERYTOUR

First of all, YAYSIES. Between you and my Facebook friends, I got some brilliant suggestions for the Father’s Day CD, plus some great ideas for next year too. If anybody gives a shit, I’ll share them all in a post after Father’s Day. (Unless I have the baby, in which case you probably won’t hear from me for months and months.)

I will be 40 weeks pregnant on Saturday and just in case anyone’s wondering, I’m not planning on one last, triumphant run this week just so I can say I totally ran throughout my pregnancy.

Although my butt is actually feeling better! Maybe things have shifted downward? I can’t tell from looking at my belly if it’s dropped, but I definitely feel more comfortable this week than I have in a long time. I actually feel amazing right now. Today I swam 1500 yards and cleaned the fuck out of my house and I didn’t even feel tired. (For comparison: last week I walked around the block one time and thought I was going to die.)

Some sources say a huge burst of energy or “extreme nesting” is a sign of labor, but if that’s the case then my kid is also going into labor soon because she refused to nap today for the first time in ages.

I’m also going through some of that typical last-days-before-new-baby guilt and anxiety about how Kenzie will adjust, about how much I’ll miss her while I’m in the hospital, about giving her a baby sister to compete with, and I’m just generally freaking out about having two kids.

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We bought Kenzie a couple of “new baby” gifts, including a Beco mini baby carrier for her dolls (mostly monkeys actually) and a doctor kit. For some reason, she’s been using a headband as a stethoscope, so we know she’ll be thrilled to get the “real” thing.

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Can I take it off now?

We also thought with all the redecorating and general new baby fuckery going on, Kenzie might like some updates to her bedroom too. My mom got her a wooden clip-board thingy to hang her artwork on, and we let her paint it. We hung that on her wall, and put a new bookshelf in the space where the changing table was. Nothing big, but she likes to look at her paintings, and it’s great that we actually have space in there for some of her books now.

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Someday these will be worth millions

Oh, see the crib there on the right? Yeah, that’s where it’s staying. We sucked it up and bought another one for the newbie. Kenzie has never tried to get out of her crib and  we didn’t see any reason to rush her into a toddler bed just so her baby sister could have the crib.

Also, I’ve heard horror stories from some of my playgroup friends about their kids getting up 30 times a night when they transition to toddler beds. That’s something we really don’t want to deal with right now.

AND AND AND we feel like Kenzie is already going to have to give up some things when new baby comes along; namely attention, and a whole bunch of her books and toys. Why force her through one more adjustment if it’s not necessary?

Anyway, all that said, here’s the new room!

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Couple of things:

The chair. Yeah, we bought another chair. In addition to all her toys and books and priceless artwork, Kenzie’s also really attached to “her” glider. We sit in it together every night to read bedtime stories, and it just seemed cruel to move it out of her room and into the baby’s. So we bought another one but we spent half as much on it. It’s not nearly as comfortable as Kenzie’s, but it’ll do just fine and it coordinates well with the room.

Chevrons. I actually hate chevrons and I sort of even hate people who like chevrons. But I found this big, colorful print that matched perfectly and it had to be mine. So we bought a chevron rug too and then placed a very firm limit on the number of chevron-patterned items at two. The rest of the shit is polka dots.

That’s all! I want to try to blog again one more time before the baby is born, but if you don’t hear from me, just please pray I was able to find the time for one last bikini wax and mani/pedi because, priorities!

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Get out.

  • http://milfrunner.com/ MILF Runner

    Feet apart for stability …or hoping the babe just falls right out? Wait…you’re doing a home c-section, aren’t you? So what are you waiting for????? The nursery is ready. It’s GO time.

    And I love that Kenzie gets to keep her crib. Seriously.

    • http://cheaperthantherapy.me/ Marie

      HA. had no idea I was doing that until you pointed it out! Lets go with stability.

      <3 Both are convertible to toddler beds, so we'll still get a lot of use out of them.

      Also, I'm awake. I don't know why.

  • julie

    loving the polka dot theme and the chair. i like how it’s not a typical fug glider and you can use it in another room when you’re done reproducing and your spawn grows up. you look great, btw!

    • http://cheaperthantherapy.me/ Marie

      Thanks! Yeah, we hope to get a lot of use out of everything. I can’t stand buying stuff (like the GD changing table) that is only useful for a little while.

  • http://rungry.wordpress.com Rungry

    Haha, when I saw the chevron I was like “Hmm, is her next blog post going to be a bunch of oatmeal recipes and a rant against onions?

    Just kidding. And for the record, I have chevron curtains in my living room.

    • http://cheaperthantherapy.me/ Marie

      YOU ARE THE ENEMY.jk.

  • http://www.thesoniashow.com/ The Sonia Show

    Umm, your kid’s room looks like something out of a magazine! Jealous.

    • http://cheaperthantherapy.me/ Marie

      Thank you!! I usually suck so hard at decorating so I’m really proud of it.

  • Michelle @ Crazy Running Legs

    Love the nursery — chevron and all! I do like chevron, but love polka dots more.

    The week before E was born I got the best.sleep.ever. I haven’t slept that well since, but it was wonderful. I miss it.

    You are going to rock this 2 kids thing. I felt the same way before I had my second – I seriously BAWLED the night before my induction, but obviously thinks worked out. Just remember one day at a time and siblings are both a pain in the ass and a gift.I hope you are off having that baby — or at least SOON!

    Oh, and we kept L in her crib until she was almost 4. She didn’t want to give it up and we didn’t really want to deal with it. She would probably still be sleeping in that damn crib if we let her!

    • http://cheaperthantherapy.me/ Marie

      Ah! Thank you. This is just what I needed. <3 I was almost having chevron remorse. (Oh, and the baby advice is really good too!)

  • supergenericgirl.com

    YAYBABIES! The nursery looks awesome. Go have another baby. Look at Kenzie – you guys clearly know what you’re doing! Good luck, or whatever else people say on these occasions!

    • http://cheaperthantherapy.me/ Marie

      Thank you! <3

  • http://roadwarriorrunning.tumblr.com/ Angela

    Lookin’ good! I assume you will be live-instagramming the birth so that we don’t miss a beat.

    • http://www.magmilerunner.com/ Maggie

      Yeah, what’s the hashtag? #LOLbabyfuneral?

  • http://www.magmilerunner.com/ Maggie

    So one time, my friend gave me one of those baby carrier dealies to give to my sis-in-law, but before I gave it to her, I had to test it out myself. With my cat.

    Also, polka dots are cooler than chevrons, according to me.

    • http://cheaperthantherapy.me/ Marie

      About time you put that cat to use.

  • JuneBug

    WTF it looks like KERF decorated your nursery!

    • http://cheaperthantherapy.me/ Marie

      Hahahaha go fuck yourself!

  • Bree

    I hope you are birthing a baby right now!

    I am crib for lyfe. I am glad I didn’t have to decide and my two can stay in them until they are 50 pounds according to the instructions. I can only hope.

    Love the new room! Love the teal and red together.

    • http://cheaperthantherapy.me/ Marie

      Thanks! Not birthing anything yet but I’m trying to be patient.:)
      It will be interesting to see which of your babies tries to escape first! (And then shows the other one how to do it.)

  • http://chocolateismylife-us.blogspot.com/ Alyssa Lindsey

    I love the nursery! And that’s saying a lot, because I hate nursery tours. I’m having so much anxiety over one child so reading about preparing for two- OMG. Good luck!

    • http://cheaperthantherapy.me/ Marie

      Haha, yeah! Shut up, you one-child having pansy!