Thursday, July 7, 2011

Embrace the Nest

It's Thursday...time to embrace the camera.

The fella and I were enjoying a kid-free lunch on the patio at Mellow Mushroom the other day and I kept catching a glimpse of how freakishly large my belly looked in his aviators. So he snapped that shot for posterity of the rotundity I'm currently toting around. Remarkable, no? In other news...I wear that shirt a lot - it's been featured in nearly all my embrace the camera posts for weeks.

I've been struck very recently with the intense need to make preparations for this baby's arrival. Like, now. I'm 5 weeks from my due date, and if history is any guide, 6 weeks from delivering this little gem - but preparing for her seems situation critical. Checklists are my friend, as the placenta brain prevents me from hanging onto any one idea for very long. And things are getting checked off.

Much of this nesting takes place in the night. Our room and hers are upstairs where it is blisteringly hot in the day. So when the boys are sleeping and the air begins to cool, I go up and take on a project. I've folded and hung and organized all her little clothes and accessories. Blankets are neatly nestled. Fabric has been ordered for the "bedding" I'm making for her. Her room is so small (literally a closet) that a crib won't fit. So I'm fashioning some cuteness for the pack'n'play and that will just have to do.

I've scoured etsy for some sweet vintage baby gowns, perfect for a summer baby. I've begun putting things aside to take to hospital when the time comes.

I've even gone so far as to get my eyebrows freshly waxed and my pedis cured. Can't go into labor without proper eyebrows. Heavens no.

The fella points out that many of these preparations (like the eyebrows and the toes) will likely have to be repeated before she arrives. And I'm aware with every preparation I make, I'm nearly guaranteeing a late-comer. I know. I know.

But preparations must be made.

I finished off a very exciting project last night. Here's a sneak peek:

Come back tomorrow to see the full project reveal for this week's Peek of the Week. You can participate too by showing us the cool stuff you've been up to this week. Here's the skinny.


  1. Can't wait to see the beautiful room!

  2. Thanks for stopping by! You look great! Yes, her middle name is Mae. Good luck with everything :)

  3. You're roundness is lovely. Little girls are the sweetest but I guess that's all I know so I'm a bit partial. You sew some lovely things. Your new little one should always be in style.

  4. congrats on baby girl!!! maybe you just have to have her in your arms before you settle on a name!!!