I am so ready to meet this little man!
Don't get me wrong, he can take all the time he needs - I am not in a rush to push him out before he is ready. I'm not doing anything to try to induce labour. I'm just becoming very, very excited at this point. My due date is 11 days away!
I was 50% effaced at my appointment on Friday, but "not very" dilated. My OB did say that he is down extremely low, and that she could feel his head. In her words, "he's ready to come out." It's just a matter of time. :)
We are almost ready now too. We are almost unpacked, and the nursery is almost finished. We don't have paintings or photos up yet, either in the nursery, or the rest of the home. We are still waiting for the wall art for the baby's room to be delivered, so there is not much we can do there. While it would have been nice to have one of those picture-perfect nurseries waiting for him before he arrives, I'm sure he won't notice, or mind. He will be sleeping in our room for the first few months anyway.
Even though the room is not quite ready, I thought I would post a few photos of the things that are in place. I'll post photos of the complete nursery when the final touches (wall art, curtains, etc) have been added.
First, here is a before shot. My husband and I spent hours staring at those samples, and made no less than three runs out for more over the course of a weekend. Everything looked green for some reason! We had 10 samples up on the wall before we were finally able to make a decision.
Here is the crib - I love the bedding!
This is one of two dressers, which were purchased by my mother-in-law when she was pregnant with my husband. They were in his bedroom until he was a teenager. They were understandably a bit beaten up, and a really ugly shade of light brown - she had them refinished for us, to match his crib. This photo really doesn't capture how beautiful they are! They are solid wood, and the grains in the wood are just stunning with the finish, which has a hint of cherry to it. Anyway, here is one of them:
That is pretty much what we have done in the nursery so far. I know that it doesn't look like much yet, but I think it will come together nicely. I also think that we have made pretty good progress, given that we just moved in in January!
Now it is really just a matter of waiting for Bug to make his debut. :)