Well folks, Im due tomorrow and still no baby in sight... well besides my giant "are you having twins?' belly. But it did give me ample time to finish her room. The only thing lacking is the quilt but its coming!
The name "Nora" means "light" I had this verse printed in gold foil...
I went to the midwife a little over 2 weeks ago and my belly measured 3 inches bigger than it did the week before. Uh oh. I went to get an ultrasound and it showed I have WAY too much amniotic fluid. This can be caused by a lot of things, but usually its gestational diabetes. I tested negative for that but it doesn't mean I don't have it.
So then began my cold turkey cut of sugar and bread. It was a nasty little journey that I thought I would draw pictures about because I wake up at 3-4 am every morning and have nothing else to do. If you want to quit sugar... Here's what to expect:
Never before had I cared about chocolate commercials or understood why they show melty chocolate flowing everywhere.
When you stop eating sugar things with even tiny amounts of sweet, taste sweeter than they used to! Your palette adjusts and you crave sugar less. Its an amazing thing.
Went back to check on the fluid and it has gone down! Praise the lord!
All the stages are definitely worth going through for me and the babe.
Y'all... I don't know how people have consistently cute blogs. I love them and appreciate them but I am not one of the cool "blog kids." You know those girls in junior high & high school who made the cute signs for pep rallies or their friends with their names all bubbled out with colors?! Mine just looked like I had a sweet 3rd grade brother who got bored of his legos and wrote a note.
Now that we're on the same page about my blog quality: Here are some last min projects for Nora's room. Last post I mentioned this find from World Market (I bought it for $27). I originally got the idea from Nicole on pinterest. It was kinda ugly and I wanted it to have more of the gold/brass finish I have in the rest of the room so BOOM I spray painted it (all babies need to smell some DIY before they're born.)
If you know me or have observed 90% of my clothing, you know that my favorite color is white. And maybe gray too. Basically a bunch of non-color. Although super neutral nurseries are really pretty, they aren't the most stimulating to little brains. Color is good for babies! I knew I had to branch out. Laurel introduced me to the blog 100layercakelet where I found my starting point!
And this mural is SOOO pretty and colorful and fits my color scheme and then some but $548.
So I decided on these fabrics after TONs of searching. Spoonflower should have been my first stop for sure. Also used Fabric.com And what for? A crib skirt and a hexagon baby quilt that my mom made/will make.