Sunday, February 26, 2012

Gracie’s Nursery

Baby girl’s nursery is finally finished and not a moment too soon!  On Monday we’ll be 37 weeks, which means that we are officially considered “full term” and good to go at any time.  I would prefer that Grace stay put for at least 2 more weeks but only she can decided when the time will come to meet her mamas.  We’ve been pretty much done with the nursery for a few weeks now with the exception of hanging the curtains and the video baby monitor.  G took care of these last to-do tasks this afternoon following breakfast and I’m so glad all is finished. 

This morning after waking up, we chatted a bit and laughed at that the fact that we both dreamt about Gracie all night.  I’m thinking this is a sign that we’re feeling ready!  Following our dream talk we jumped out of bed and have been working like crazy since.  I believe that this is what people often refer to as nesting and in our case, this whole nesting experience is something that deserves its own post.  I plan to post about our adventures in nesting soon...

I'm sure that if you were to ask most moms-to-be, they would tell you that they always knew what they wanted their nursery to look like.  This was not the case with us.  The only thing that we really knew going in was that we wanted to incorporate a tree decal that we purchased years ago, and that we did NOT want everything covered in pink.  With this being our initial plan the rest just seemed to come together very organically.

While we didn’t have a plan going in, we are both in love with our baby’s room and I’m sure she is going to love it too.  Thank you to our wonderful family and friends for helping to make Gracie’s room the beautiful little place that it is!

How your baby’s growing: 37 Weeks

Your baby is now considered “full term,” even though your due date is three weeks away.  If you go into labor now, her lungs will likely mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb.  (Some babies need a bit more time, though.  So if you’re planning to have a repeat c-section, for example, your practitioner will schedule it for no earlier than 39 weeks unless there’s a medical reason to intervene earlier).

Your baby weighs 6 1/3 pounds and measures a bit over 19 inches, head to heel (like a stalk of Swiss chard).  Many babies have a full head of hair at birth, with locks from 1/2 inch to 1 1/2 inches long.  But don’t be surprised if your baby’s hair isn’t the same color as yours.  Dark-haired couples are sometimes thrown for a loop when their children come out as blonds or redheads, and fair-haired couples have been surprised by Elvis look-alikes.  And then, or course, some babies sport only peach fuzz.

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