Head to heels, your baby now measures about 13 1/2 inches. Her weight — a pound and a half — isn't much more than an average rutabaga, but she's beginning to exchange her long, lean look for some baby fat. As she does, her wrinkled skin will begin to smooth out and she'll start to look more and more like a newborn. She's also growing more hair — and if you could see it, you'd now be able to discern its color and texture. (babycenter.com)
The Walls Painted in the Nursery - Step One
We all made it through the stomach flu and were able to put the finishing touches on the baby's nursery! My dad kicked off the painting - then was hit with the flu - but somehow managed to get through a lot more than we ever expected. Such a trooper! My dad is awesome.
|Grandpa Gary painting the sky, clouds, rolling hills and tree|
Then my younger brother Mark came up for Christmas and outlined a bunch of animals for us to fill in and paint. I'm mad I didn't get any photos of him in action since he's such a good artist. (Sorry, we had to erase your angry birds and the picture of Snoopy peeing, Mark...)
|Karl (i.e. Dad) painting all the intricate details on his favorite zebra|
Karl and I spent the New Year's weekend painting lots of crazy animals and we can finally say the walls are completed! Thanks to my parents, who suggested and bought sticker decals, we used a majority of those as well! And as you can see...there are a variety of animals throughout the room. But I tried (and I mean tried) to refrain myself from making things too busy.
|The African jungle on two of the walls in baby's nursery|
We tried to make a non-gender specific room as we could. Not too feminine and not too masculine either. I wanted a giraffe in the corner of the room where eventually we can make into a height measuring device. We figure baby won't be hitting three to four feet anytime soon and we will paint this in when our toddler knows what's going on. I always remember how cool I felt when mom and dad would measure me and I started growing taller than my older brother!
|Our friendly giraffe (Mark didn't draw this one)|
I'm wondering if I should add an elephant somewhere...like a mama and baby marching up the hill? Hmmm. But for now, I'm so loving this room. How can you not be happy when you walk in?
|Coolest animals ever! I might have to add some flowers later...and more leaves|
|Peek a Boo!|
|Love these little guys around the closet!|
Our next step is to get the guest bed out of the room and move the furniture around into the right spots. Right now everything is kind of piled on top of each other. But we're LOVING this room!!
We're so lucky we had some helpers! Thank you!!!!
More to come when more furniture and stuff starts coming in! There will be a completed nursery picture at some point!