Tuesday, 29 July 2008

notes from 40 weeks

40 weeks
looking a tad tired and, er, yellow, but there you have it, folks.

yep, today is my official due date and the wee keating is giving no signs of interest in the world outside my belly. she's still hanging out up high, cutting my oxygen supply low but otherwise, quite comfy. it's funny that i actually feel better this week, mentally and physically, that i have for the past 3 - 4 weeks. after weeks of agony, my back is now 100% better so i'm waddling instead of hobbling, a much better and more dignified way to get around plus pain free so that's always good. it's made a huge difference in my energy levels, i'm actually getting things done now - there's been plenty of sewing, quick local op shop jaunts and framing up the prints i've been collecting for the house. we started moving furniture into the freshly painted nursery on sunday...

nursery setup
our beautifully made vintage cot from ebay, sans mattress as of yet... quickly hemmed curtains using ready made curtain fabric from spotlight after i discovered i didn't have enough of another white and turquoise fabric i wanted to use... playmat i designed based on my fleur toy (a version of this pattern will be available later this year) with a soft, furry center and loops for attaching toys... one of two jen corace letterpress prints ready to hang above the cot tonight (i actually had two of my bibs framed in these ikea frames but really wanted to get these prints out in the open so they'll have to wait for other frames... or just get used as bibs)... and, of course, the handmade cot quilt, finally in it's rightful place.

nursery setup
one end of the sofa bed with framed prints ready to hang above it (frames are all from various op shops, then sanded and spray painted in a lovely off white gloss) plus thrifted quilted cushion cover, dog softie from sooz, elephant from alice apple and knit donut rattle from lark, thrifted vintage magazine rack holding our as yet meager select of kid's books (my how that will change, i'm sure) and previously shown thrifted granny square blanket.

nursery setup
other end of the sofa bed with more prints (i'll detail what is going on the walls once they're up and you can see them better), the baby's first oobee, handmade quilted cushion cover and fuzzy angora cable knit cushion cover peeking out behind it that i made from a thrifted sweater, danish designed horse softie i picked up at a parenthood warehouse sale for an absolute bargain and gorgeous knit throw that shane and i received as a wedding present.


so it's coming together! shane needs to finish the custom made top for the change table and we need to organise the closet a bit before those get revealed but thats where we're at for now and it's making me pleased as punch every time i walk in there : )

33 comments:

  1. It all looks beautiful! Now it's just a waiting game.

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  2. wow. so soon. so soon. everything is coming together. perfectly.

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  3. sooooooooo wonderful and stylish - i never doubted it would be! you must be sooooo excited now. i know i am very eager to meet miss keating myself. you look great BTW!

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  4. pleased as punch, i'd be bouncing off the walls - that is BEAUTIFUL. what a lucky bub to have such thoughtful, beautiful parents awaiting her. and you look fantastic. so pleased to hear your back is feeling better.

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  5. PS - Le playmat is beyond beautiful. Ohhh holy toledo, just gorgeous!

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  6. What a lucky baby. Her room is so beautiful, warm and welcoming. And you look fantastic! Glad you're getting some relief from the pain, too.

    My daughter hung around up high until the last - she ended up coming 10 days past due. I remember sleeping lots during that time! All the very best for the coming days, so very exciting! xo

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  7. Looking good, both you and the room. You have pulled it all together very nicely.

    Now you start playing the waiting game!

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  8. It's just beautiful Leslie. So much joy just waiting to happen. Nice to hear you are waddling rather than hurting. My 4 were all overdue and nice big babies with that!

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  9. That room is just gorgeous! I really like all the softies, so cute!
    Hang in there...

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  10. what a beautiful room...I love the playmat,it's adorable! Best of luck for the big day!

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  11. The nursery looks beautiful! That cot is amazing. Good luck with everything when it happens, can't wait to see some photos of your little girl :) Matilda had dropped but we didn't have any other signs that it was about to happen until it did happen... I thought for sure I'd go late, I guess you never know what will happen tomorrow :)

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  12. You look smashing as does the rest of the place. I'm keeping all fingers crossed for you.
    See you on the flipside of parenthood if not before!
    xx

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  13. Steph D10:20 pm

    Oh wow, it all looks so wonderful! I hope your delivery goes smoothly and I'm wishing you the best. Oh how I LOVE that play mat, we may need one for baby number two!

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  14. perfect- just add baby!

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  15. You look really beautiful! .. the last days like years ;)
    (I've linked your blog)

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  16. oh lookie at your darling bump. so glad you're feeling better this week. hope all goes well with L&D. love the nursery and especially the fleur toy playmat.

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  17. Happy 40 weeks... here's hoping she decides to come soon. Overdue SUCKS. Glad at least that it ain't so painful.

    And the nursery looks so absolutely gorgeous. You have one lucky kiddo!

    xo

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  18. SO many beautiful things. Lucky baby. If you want to build your book collection at a frightening rate, get yourself on the scholastic book sale mailing list. Amazing. I bought almost 200 booka at the last one for an average of $3 each. And it's near us so you oould stop for visit on the way :D

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  19. thanx for sharing your beautiful space. very inspiring!!

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  20. Wow. How exciting to know its any time now. I'm barely halfway through and already I'm beginning to feel anxious for it to be all over. Lovely space you've got coming together.

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  21. Nancy3:16 pm

    Divine nursery Leslie.... looks so cosy and sweet. The couch is just perfect for cuddles and snuggles with the wee one.

    Hope all goes well for the big day!!

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  22. The nursery looks wonderful! How exciting she will be here so soon!

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  23. Hang in there lady...all three of mine went to 40 weeks and beyond. It's so much better for them to come on their own time, even though we, wish for it sooner! Love the nursery.

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  24. You are beautifull Leslie!

    All the best!

    Su*

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  25. The the nursery has come looking gorgeous, so many lovely touches and ideas...very tranquil and as the Mother-to-be you are absolutely glowing... look forward to hearing the good news!

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  26. You look utterly gorgeous - nothing at all like I'm sure you feel.

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  27. oh the room looks amazing - can I do a nursery tour when you're all settled and baby has arrived? and sorry the birth story scared you - will have to put "scary detail" disclaimer on future ones. all the best with bubby, you'll be great!
    www.renovateanddecorate.blogspot.com
    www.minimeez.blogspot.com

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  28. oh my god - I'm about the same size as you and I'm only 16 weeks!

    Good luck you!!!!

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  29. The nursery looks lovely! Any sign of the little one yet? :)

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  30. OMG Leslie, WHEN is that dear baby coming? LOVE the play mat!

    Good luck!

    Allison xx

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  31. oh leslie, you look GORGEOUS. i am assuming that since there hass been silence that bub has made her appearance??? can't wait for updates.

    your nursey is gorgeous.... now we just need bub in place to make it complete!!! (she types, one hand on the keyboard, the other nursing baby pickles...)

    good luck lovely xo

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  32. You look so beautiful and radiant Leslie! I love the nursery esp. the playmat. I can't wait to see baby pics!

    Sara xo

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  33. You look beautiful.Wishing you a fulfilling and swift delivery.

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