The nursery is a go!

My parents spent the weekend with us in Shreveport/Bossier.  And we had a freaking blast!  We spent most of Saturday on a shopping spree for little man.  My parents bought so many things for him and then helped hang items and decorate the nursery this morning.  LiLi and PawPaw LOVE their butter bean.  I’m not going to lie, I was very sad when they departed this morning… 😦  Sometimes, military life is kind of stinky…

But, without further ado, check out the beginnings of Raylan’s room!  😀

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A is a HUGE bass fisherman!  So little man will definitely be his fishing buddy. :)

A is a HUGE bass fisherman! So little man will definitely be his fishing buddy. 🙂

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LOVE LOVE LOVE this dresser.  It was a steal at Ashley Furniture.  We scooped it up for $199!

LOVE LOVE LOVE this dresser. It was a steal at Ashley Furniture. We scooped it up for $199!

His toy box!  A was so happy to get this.  Every time we go to Hobby Lobby, he stops and stares at it.

His toy box! A was so happy to get this. Every time we go to Hobby Lobby, he stops and stares at it.

We are so excited!  We still need to get a few odds and ends and my little brothers want to get us a changing table and a mattress for the crib.  But I think it is looking amazing!  I am so grateful for AMAZING parents.  They made this nursery possible!

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Raylan gets a crib!

The crib is in!!

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Raylan wanted to take a picture next to his new bed.

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This crib, plus the bucket of frozen yogurt I just ate, have definitely been the highlights of this week so far!! 😀  The crib is the Sundvik at IKEA in the gray brown color.  We love it!  Very masculine without being dark.  Now, to get a mattress…

22 Weeks

How far along?  22 weeks!

Maternity clothes?  mmhmm and very stretchy clothes…and bigger bras…(repeat)

Stretch marks?   All day, everyday.

Sleep: NO NO NO NO.  This past week has been rough on the sleeping front.  One night, I had horribly vivid dreams about tornadoes (PTSD from surviving an F5 in college), a couple nights, I just couldn’t get to sleep, and my nighttime peeing trips average 5 a night.  

Movement: Yes 😀  A couple nights ago, I couldn’t really feel him moving, so we pulled out the fetal doppler to take a listen.  He HATES when we peek on him with the doppler.  As soon as we find his heartbeat, he kicks the snot out of the doppler wand and rolls wiggles away.

Food cravings:  anything spicy

Symptoms:  I was doing a pretty good job taking care of my sciatica, but today was rough.  I had my classes in the library working on a research paper and I was all over the place, answering questions about MLA and works cited pages and the rest, so my back is killing today and probably will be for the rest of the week.  Constant sniffing and some pretty raging hormones that cause me to cry at the drop of a hat (which I despise).

Gender: A sweet baby boy

Baby is:  Raylan weighs a pound or so and is almost a foot long!  

Best moment this week:  Saturday, I chaperoned a field trip of sorts.  We took 150 high school kids to an event called Literary Rally at Northwestern State University in Nachitoches.  Despite the name, it covers all subjects from English and Math to History to Family Consumer Sciences to Choir to Theater.  Kids take tests or perform and compete with other schools in our area.  Winners go to State to compete.  Our kids did AWESOME!  So well behaved and just a pleasure!  I mean…they woke up at 5:30 am on a Saturday to be at school by 6 to ride a bus and take a test…talk about some GOOD children.  Theater is going to state as well as one of the soloists from choir!  We will here more about the subject tests later this week.
 
Looking forward to:  Sleeping.  But I’m starting to think that may not happen for another couple years…haha.  But really, I’m looking forward to Spring Break!  I’m exhausted.  I need a break from the multitudes of teenage hormones that ebb and flow all over the place all the time.