Hey Hey Everyone!
Here is another update post :)
This update post is pretty close to my last update in comparison to my usual month gaps.
I'm finally over my cough/cold which I am beyond happy about!!!
As you know.. time is whining down on our Ayva countdown!
I'm 35.5 weeks (36 weeks on friday) and well into my 9th month!
We have 30 more days till she is "full term" and or "due" (2/10/12) but we ALL have a pretty good feeling that she will be here this week... no later than the end next week.
Mama isn't stretching or growing anymore so Ayva wants out! Hehe.
She jerks my stomach around in a million directions for hours at a time now a days creating this scary twilight vampire baby visual for anyone around me to see.
I went to the docs today due (slightly urgent appointment) and they checked "things" out.
I'm currently 1 cm dilated, supposedly very thinned out and her head is literally... RIGHT THERE.
Which I can feel throughout the day and may I say... it is a odd uncomfy feeling LOL
My doc says she is pretty sure I'll be in early labor anytime soon since my body just isn't big enough to keep her in till 40 weeks.
So now we wait!
Everything is all set up and ready for Miss Ayva's arrival.
Being the "must get things done" type of person I am.. I've been aiming to have every single thing set up and done since 30 weeks lol I just didn't see myself making it to 40 and I hate doing things last minute.
Now for some eye candy!
As said in my last personal post, Ayva will not have a "nursery" because she will be staying with us.
All of her things are nicely set up in the master bedroom as you can see!
This is her little corner.
Crib, mattress, bedding set.. all washed & ready!
And with her mama being born the year of the monkey (and it being my fav animal) & her daddy having the name "monkey" you can imagine there are waaaay too many monkeys everywhere haha.
Her diaper genie and changing stations are close by if you can see.
Again as stated before she is sharing a closet with daddy and I found the most adorable & affordable baby hangers at Marshalls yesterday so hold her "must be hung" dresses and random jackets.
And with her cousin (my niece) taylor sending so many adorable clothing items her way she is pretty well stocked without mama shopping much or at all.
Though, I am guilty of buying that grey dress... it was 75% off ($6!!!) =/ I can't resist animal print deals!
Her storage system/boxes are from Container Store. (Linked HERE)
& the random box thing on top is something I had lying around from IKEA.
All nice, labeled and organized!
I opened two drawers (one from top row one from middle) to show you how organized her stuff is compared to my stuff LOL
As you can see, onesies are broken down to short sleeve, long sleeve... bibs, furry blankets, washclothes etc etc etc.
Then I also have her hats, mittens, fuzzy socks, non fuzzy socks and all that organized on top for easy access and storage :D
And more pics of her diaper changing pad station shown at the bottom.
& last but not least!
A picture from my office/recording studio of my belly bump!
This is me.. at 9 months! So this is most likely biggest I'll be getting with almost 5lbs baby in my tum tum (docs recent scan estimate).
**Thank you to all who have complimented my bump in the past few months say it was adorably small. Really you all are too kind!
I'm pretty lucky because all of my "XS" clothes are just starting to feel snug and I'm just about done so if I just wear my "S" clothes I should be good to go!
I'm about 111lbs right now. So the 108lbs estimate at 40 weeks was a bit off but it's okay!
*sweater dress from express*
Excuse the mess on the floor.. I cleaned up right after this pic lol
Oh and you can see my diaper stock pile in the background.
With my extreme couponing sister and a bunch of gift cards/store credit I paid.. nothing out of pocket for all of those boxes! & THERE ARE MORE in the closet!
I hope you all enjoyed all of the pics and maybe it inspired you in some way storage wise?
I figured why not share my hard work with you all hehe.
Who's excited?! :D
(all photo collages were made from my iphone's "pic stitch app")