mr. stubborn pants is now 10 days late. however, the doctor’s are finally getting things started late tonight…hopefully tomorrow we will have henry in our arms after a smooth and safe delivery.
my last day as a non-mom so far has been spent sleeping in and taking a long shower – two things i’m sure won’t happen again for a looong time. also on the agenda: a mani and a pedi and finishing one last project for henry (a t-shirt blanket – perhaps that is what he has been waiting for??).
things will probably be a bit light around here for a bit, though i’m sure i won’t be able to resist posting a pic (or a thousand).
can you overdose on calamine lotion
can you overdose on hydrocortisone cream
(the above references the pregnancy pupps rash that i developed. i have never itched and been more uncomfortable in my life. i wouldn’t wish it on anyone. as if being a week overdue isn’t enough…)
i think i’m losing my mind, a little bit more every day. also becoming more homicidal – though i’m pretty sure I would get off with only a couple hours of community service in this state.
seen in my nursery reveal, i am utilizing a tray on the dresser to corral all the diaper changing supplies and miscellenous baby things.
i found the tray at my local salvation army for a mere $3. the problem was it was dirty, an ugly dark red-brown color and had places for photos – not my style.
after a good cleaning and removing the glass and photo insert, i took care of some scratches and a gap in the corner with some wood filler.
after sanding i covered it with a couple light coats of primer followed by a couple light coats of glossy navy blue spray paint (leftover from my dipped leg table).
because the photo insert for the bottom of the tray wasn’t my style, i decided to cover it in leftover orange seersucker fabric. after cutting it slightly larger than the insert, i simply folded and taped the fabric around the insert, making sure to do opposite sides first and pulling taught.
after reassembling the tray i hot glued some felt pieces to the bottom, so it wouldn’t scratch the dresser.
a couple hours after i started i had a handsome tray that fit perfectly into the nursery.
(if you don’t have a tray with an insert on the bottom but you want to use fabric, i suggest either cutting the fabric to the size of the bottom, affix it to the tray and then trim the raw edges with ribbon or cording; or even better, cut the fabric a little larger, and fold and iron the sides to fit perfectly (to hide the raw edges) – then you can cover the fabric with a piece of glass or acrylic to protect it.)
trays are quite popular these days, seen in all rooms of the house. do you utilize a tray for organization – or even just for looks?
yea….6 days past my due date and henry is still comfy in my belly. meanwhile his momma is miserable, and there is no end in sight until tuesday (or until he finally comes out on his own).
well i had hopes of making ryan a dad for father’s day, but no such luck. ryan did get lucky and still got the present i had prepared, just in case.
an adorable personalized cubs onsie (purchased from little ones baby boutique on etsy. tip: definitely size up.) as well as a tour of wrigley field – when henry’s here later this summer. i couldn’t believe it, since ryan’s a big fan, but this is henry’s first cubs gear.
we had a wonderful day (not in labor, ugh) with my parents, brother and our dogs. we soaked up the sun at the dog beach, lounging, snacking and playing frisbee (and i enjoyed the requisite ice cream), followed by a delicious bbq at our place.
even though it wasn’t my day, it was a great one. i loved being able to spend it with my favorite dad – my dad. the only way it would have been better is if henry was here. i can’t wait to see what a great dad ryan will be though, and next year we will really be celebrating him, too.
hope you had a great weekend!