The Fogue Abode

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Baby Fogue [39 Weeks]

Unfortunately, I'm back again for our 39 week update.  After an active week last week with contractions and cramping, it's been a rather quiet week.  I'm calling this the calm before the storm.  Ideally, I'm wanting to go into labor naturally and not have to deal with another induction.  It's time to get serious with these natural labor inducing ideas such as spicy foods and eating pineapple.  Do you have any tried and true induction remedies? I spent yesterday evening doing a little bit of walking.

While I'm bouncing away on the yoga ball, let's check in to week 39.

Baby Size: Happy Halloween Wes!  You are about the size of a pumpkin these days!  He should be breaking into 7 pounds and getting close to 20 inches long.

Symptoms: Lots of pain and pressure these days.  I confirmed at my last appointment that he is low and ready to go.  This means my walk is straight up penguin waddle now.  Continued Braxton hicks and frequent bathroom breaks leaves me guessing if this could be it.  

Currently Missing: The ability to sleep without the need for pillows to prop my large belly up.  I think Aspens about ready to say goodbye to mommies pillows as well.  Her attempts to sleep close to me usually results in her sleeping straight across our heads.

Sleep:  Sleep is interrupted nightly by having to roll and adjust pillows or to get up for a bathroom break.  I'm ready to trade these wake up periods with a new little squish.

Cravings and favorite foods: Trying to cram in the last of the unhealthy food options into my diet, I'm craving a fried egg and cheese BLT sandwich.  Or heart attack on a bun, if you will. 

Mood: Impatient.  I'm so over answering the same questions over and over like "how much longer?"  Or hearing people tell me about their kids.  Just let me sulk in silence.

Buying:  Did you see the big nursery reveal earlier this week!?  We spent the weekend finishing up that room so a few little purchases like hooks and screws to get this project checked off the to-do list.

Aspens Reaction:  Aspen finally got to feel baby brother have the hiccups.  She tries to scare away his hiccups by running up to my belly and yelling at baby brother.  Maybe this is a good natural induction method she should keep up.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Nursery/Guest Room Reveal

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We are cutting it close, but this weekend was spent putting the finishing touches on the nursery/guest room!  I'm so excited to show you how this room turned out.  

It was one of the last rooms in our house that needed saving in a desperate way.  Until just a few months ago, a bed had been shoved in there and it housed most of our random junk.  Once I cleared it out and was working with a clean slate, I knew I wanted something light and airy that felt homey enough for our guests but would also double as our nursery for little Wes.  

To start out, we needed to give this room a fresh coat of paint.  I went with Valspar's Mink Frost which is a soft brown/grey that is just a few shades lighter than our bedrooms color.  Since the room is dark and the only window is shaded by a large crepe myrtle, it needed something almost white to bounce light from.

We took out the old white and brass ceiling fan that was in desperate need of an update and replaced it with a simple drum light.  This total project was less than $60.  Instead of spending money on a light figure that was already together, which could easily cost $100+, I found a light kit and added a drum shade to it.  

The furnishings were all pieces that we currently own, the green bed that was in the spare room received an update with this washed linen duvet cover.  We moved the dresser and crib from Aspen's room and gave it a more adventurous update with this adorable bedding from Copper Pearl and a soft linen changing pad to complement the airiness of the room.

Much like Aspens nursery, I wanted the theme of this room to be versatile and able to grow with Wes.  I didn't want a generic baby theme, so I loosely tagged it as Adventure themed which embraced some of my favorite details of this room.  

To add a bit of a rustic element to this room, I wanted to use some stacked crates for the nightstand.  I left one of the crates opened up as a fun way to add some decorative details like this airplane blueprint.  I had found this airplane bedding from Restoration Hardware that I so wanted in the nursery.  But with a $90 price tag for a crib sheet, I knew it wasn't meant to be.  But then I saw that they offered a free swatch of the bedding which I ordered and then framed.  This fits perfectly with the paper airplane I saved from my sister's baby shower!  

There are just so many details of this room that I love!  It came together perfectly and is just awaiting it's tiny occupant to arrive, hopefully soon!  

Below I have rounded up a list of sources for everything seen in the nursery/guest room. If I missed anything you are curious in, leave a comment below.

Bed - we had
Dresser - we had
Crib Sheet - Copper Pearl "Dakota"
Deer Head - Amazon
Map - Hobby Lobby
Globe - Hobby Lobby
Lamp - Home Goods
Drum Light - Lowe's