Thursday, September 30, 2010

The stuff I always want to remember.

This is long and full of details, so if you're just here for the pictures, skip to the end. :)

On Monday September 20th Paul and I went to bed around 11:00 PM, I felt normal and good, still just ready for baby to get here. At 12:30 AM I woke up with a lot of lower abdominal discomfort. 10 minutes later it happened again. I couldn't sleep through it. Which lead to watching the clock for the next 6 hours and having the same thing happen every 10 minutes. I woke Paul up around 4:00 AM for the "just in-case" wake up talk but I told him to try and sleep for a while longer. By 7:00 AM we were both up, he was getting ready for work and the contractions had stopped.

Tuesday was full of wishing it would start up again, but no such luck. Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 PM I had a doctor appointment. (a couple days before we'd scheduled this appointment, as well as a non-stress test at the hospital for Friday the 24th, and if that went well, an induction for Monday night, the 27th.) I could hear the clock ticking and I was praying that I wouldn't have to be induced. Tuesday everything looked fine and the doc asked if I wanted her to strip my membranes. I'd gone back and forth on this one, but decided to have her do it because it's known to sometimes help just move things along, a little pain, very low risk, and at this point to me, better than pitocin to do the trick. She did it, told me I was about 3.5cm dilated, and I was on my way home. By the time I got home contractions had started and it was about 5:30 PM. We still went on with our evening plans, I was up all night watching the clock, Paul went to work the next day, I did stuff around the house, but all the while being very aware that I was in early labor with contractions coming about every 7 minutes. By Wednesday evening, things were progressing quite nicely. (So I thought.) By 6:30 PM my contractions were 3 minutes apart and pretty strong so we decided it was time to go to the hospital. Its a strange feeling leaving your house knowing the next time you came home you'd have an extra person with you. Very exciting!

We got to the hospital at 7:00 PM, got checked in, got to a room, got on a monitor, saw and felt the contractions coming every 3 minutes, had an exam (hoping in my heart I was well on my way), and learned that I was 3.5cm. What?!? 27 hours of contractions and no progress?!? After some talking with the nurse and Paul, we decided to go home, with assurance from the nurse that we'd be back within 12-24 hours. We went to Burger King and then back home. Paul went to bed and I laid there and timed contractions. By 3:00 AM on Thursday morning they were much stronger and consistently 2 minutes apart. We were still all loaded in the car and we were on our way again. I was crying when we checked in this time. By the way, they say, (not sure who "they" all are) but they say you'll know when you're in labor and its really amazing how right "they" are. Got to our room, got on the monitor. Watched and felt the much bigger, much closer together contractions. I had an exam, feeling much more confident this time, only the hear that I had gone from a 3.5 to a "tight 4". Tight 4 to me means, "I know you've been in labor for 35 hours, so to make you feel a little better I'll say you're a "tight 4" even though you're still a 3.5." They let me off the monitor after 20 minutes and I walked the halls for 40 minutes. Monitor, halls, monitor, halls, from 3:00 AM til 6:00 AM. Still 2 minutes apart, still no progress. I told the nurse we wanted to leave. She was a little surprised and she told me that if I left I would be right back within a couple hours, thinking that would make us stay. When she saw that Paul and I were pretty set on leaving she reminded me that I'm leaving at the time in labor when they tell people if they're not already at the hospital, they really should be. She let us talk for a few minutes and we went back and forth on leaving or staying, and finally decided to go home for a while. We got home just after 7:00 AM. Paul took a nap, I took a bath. At 9:00 AM I started walking around our neighborhood. Contractions got strong enough that I couldn't walk through them. I had to stop and bend over on each one and it was getting really hard to breathe through them. I bet I looked awesome to all my neighbors. Between 10:30 and 11:00 AM I had a couple runs of back to back contractions for 5 or 6 minutes at a time, it felt like what I thought transition would feel like, but I still wasn't freaking out. At 11:30 Paul came out of the bathroom after a shower and I was sitting on a chair sobbing. I couldn't talk and I couldn't stop crying. He got me to focus and talk for a second, I don't know what I said, but a couple minutes later we were back in the car. We got to Labor & Delivery just after noon. I was crying and they tried to put me in a wheel chair but I was determined to be on my feet as much as possible. (Paul asked if he could ride in the wheel chair.)

Ok, so, noon on September 23rd. I'd been in labor now for 43 hours. At this point all the pain and the frequency had me convinced once again that I was minutes, well... at the most an hour or two from having a baby. I laid on the bed, got hooked up to the monitor, watched and felt my much bigger and close together contractions, and got an exam. A new nurse was on and apparently the last nurse forgot to tell the new one about the "1/2 centimeter act of service," because she gave me the good news that I was 3.5cm. I kind of thought I might die. But instead I did the same routine again, monitor, halls, monitor, halls. Around 2:00 PM the nurse talked to us about some possibilities that we needed to consider. They were worried about meconium from the baby in my water, as well as being one of those pregnant women who just don't progress (I guess it happens) and either needing medical intervention to try and move things along, or a c-section. Another option she gave us was having my doctor come in and break my water. The risks of that are infection, baby being stressed, and being on the clock. Once the water is broken you have to have the baby within 24 hours or they make you have a c-section. Paul and I discussed our options and at about 2:15 my doctor came in and broke my water. We'd also been told to plan on 10x the pain when you have your water broken. I didn't believe her. She wasn't lying. There was no meconium in the water so that was good, but my contractions instantly became almost too hard to handle. My only comfort was that my doctor said breaking the water always helps with progress. I spent the next two hours trying to walk. Trying to talk. Trying to not scream and cry. And when I failed at all of those things, I screamed and cried and sat in a chair doubled over shaking and sobbing in pain. The contractions had changed from a lot of pain in a very central spot of my lower abdomen, to starting in my ribs, slowing working there way down and ending with what I can only describe as electric shock sensations all the way to my knees. Paul was by my side every second, and let me say he earned a gold metal in husband coached child birth.

At 4:00 PM our nurse came in with some info. She was doing well at respecting our birth plan in every way. But one thing in the plan was 'Please don't offer Andrea any medication for pain, if she needs it, we'll ask for it.' The nurse acknowledged that request but then told us that the anesthesiologist was going into a c-section at 4:30 and would be unavailable for 2 hours. She said if we thought we needed some help with the pain we needed to decide in the next 15 minutes, or we'd have to wait for at least 2 and a half hours. I hated that pressure, but I appreciated her telling us. She said she'd be back in 10 minutes to see what we'd decided. I was sobbing and shaking and looking at Paul hoping he'd come up with a great way to get this baby out of me before the nurse came back. We decided after 10 long minutes of contractions and of me beating myself up, that I needed an epidural. One thing the nurse had said was that if I wasn't progressing fast enough, like 1cm an hour, I would need to have some pitocin. Once again I just knew I'd progressed, mainly because everyone said that everyone progresses when the water breaks because the baby drops down and it just makes you dilate a little more, and also because its just something that makes things move forward, or whatever. We'd decided on an epi, but I had this tiny moment of hope that I'd be complete if I asked for an exam and then I could push. She came in and I told her I think I wanted an epi but I asked her to check me before calling the anesthesiologist. She agreed and did an exam, I was 3.5cm. I cried and cried and cried. Paul told her to call the anesthesiologist. He came in at 4:25 and gave me the epidural. I'd been in labor for 47 hours. I had a little button to control the amount of pain meds I got and I didn't ever push the button. (That's how I made myself feel a little better about my change of plans.) Once I calmed down, (I think I was scaring the nurse) the nurse came back to discuss what things were looking like. She was concerned that breaking my water did nothing and she said she needed to call my doctor and get her input. She came back a few minutes later and said my doctor thinks I need some pitocin because nothing was working and the more time went by the closer I got to having no other option but a c-section. So she gave me the pit. I could still feel the pressure of the contractions and I was still in quite a bit of pain, but it was manageable so I didn't use any more medication. I was started on the pit at about 5:00 PM and around 6:00 PM I was calm enough that I was able to sleep for about an hour. At 7:00 PM the pressure of contractions woke me up. Those contraction monitors are really cool. And you wouldn't believe the size of the water break/pitocin contractions compared to the size of the unbearable pain contractions before pitocin. I probably would have given myself a c-section if it wasn't for the epi.

At about 7:30 PM was when all the awesome stuff started. To back up a tiny bit, on one exam from a nurse, and then a confirmation from the doc when she broke my water, we learned that the baby was posterior. Meaning face up instead of face down. Face up usually means longer pushing, more chance of tearing, and sometimes baby not fitting though at all. Its not impossible to do though, so I was just hoping he would fit. Ok, so 7:30ish, I start feeling really high pressure contractions and then major pressure on my pelvis. With each contraction I'd feel the pressure lift from my pelvis, I'd then feel what I would describe as my stomach twisting or being rung out and then the pressure settle back on my pelvis. Next contraction, same thing- lift, twist, settle. 15 minutes of that and I told Paul, "The baby is turning!" I've learned a lot about how smart babies are and how they help so much in birthing themselves. I knew he was in there trying over and over to get into the right position to come out, and it was amazing. The nurse came in a couple minutes later and said my doc had called and that she wanted me checked at 9:00 PM. Each contraction I felt the baby settle a little lower and I didn't know if I could make it til 9:00, but I did. Nurse came in a few minutes past 9:00 and did an exam. And guess what? I was complete!!! I had a tiny lip of cervix that needed to be gone so she said she'd give it 20-25 minutes and then see if I could push. She left the room close to 9:30 and I couldn't imagine doing what I was doing for 20 more minutes. But I was so close that I knew I had to. But 15 minutes later I knew I was ready. I said to Paul, "You better run and get the nurse because I am pushing this baby out RIGHT NOW!" He ran out the door and 30 seconds later was back with the nurse. She did a quick check and said, "yep, you're ready!" The next minute happened so fast, she told Paul how to hold one leg and she held the other, she gave me a quick rundown on how to push, and seconds later a contraction started and I was pushing. Pushing was amazing. I described it to a couple friends and taking everything you have in you and just releasing the last 9 months of your life. I loved pushing. After the first set of pushes the nurse told me that first time moms often take 3 hours or so to push the baby out. She told me that even though it was go time, he was still pretty far up there so she thought it would be about 2 hours before she called my doctor. And also, she thought he was posterior which usually takes longer. I pushed through 3 more contractions, so like, 9 minutes, and the nurse said, "You have to stop pushing! I need you to breathe through the next few contractions and I have to go call your doctor!" She ran out of the room and I held the baby in for about 10 minutes. She came back in the room and told us the doctor was on her way in and I still needed to not push. I thought I might explode! She said I could "grunt push" to relieve pressure, whatever that means. Paul totally coached me though the next couple because the nurse was getting the delivery table and all the stuff set up for the doctor. 12 minutes later my doctor got there. She threw on a jacket/scrub thing and came up to the bed right as a contraction was starting, nurse and Paul grabbed my legs and doc said "push!" Babies head came out. I felt it come out and I yelled, "What do I do!?! Do I keep pushing?!?" Doctor said, "yes, push!" I pushed once more and baby was out. Seconds later I heard that incredible first cry and the doctor lifted him up and put him on my chest. It was heaven. Maybe better than heaven. I won't try to explain how I felt, because I don't think I can. And he came out anterior. He turned! I knew it, and I was such a proud mama. My doc was impressed and surprised. The not so beautiful side of giving birth was that the cord was wrapped around the babies neck and chest and as the doctor grabbed it to unwrap it, it snapped. Blood shot right in her face and Paul got a nice amount splashed on his clothes as well. Now that its over its kinda funny. I had one tiny 'cut' that required no stitches so I was happy about that.

So that's the story. Almost 54 hours of labor. Almost nothing going how I thought it would. And my beautiful son is here. I love him so much and cant imagine life without him. I have a pretty great little family.

Garrett Philip White
Born on September 23rd at 10:24 PM
6 lbs. 14 oz.
20 inches long
Brown hair, beautiful baby blues.

If you made it this far, good job! or, I'm sorry. But here's the good stuff. (Click on the pictures to make them bigger.)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The one with pictures of the baby.

Baby is here, finally. And so worth the wait.

Hopefully by the weekend I'll have time for a real baby post full of all the details, but for now here's a few thoughts I've had and things I've learned in my 5 days of motherhood.

-I could look at my baby all day.
-Things don't always go like you think or plan, but it all still goes and you figure everything out.
-I can survive on much less sleep than I thought I could.
-Its not that weird or gross to realize you have poo on your shirt.
-I can bend in ways I didn't know possible while holding a baby, and I can do just about anything one-handed.
-Time flies buy when the daily schedule consists of: Eat, Sleep, Poop, Repeat.
-Having a baby has made me fall even more in love with Paul.
-It's even better than everyone said it would be...

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Eternal Optimist

I didn't get permission to write this post, so I won't be posting any pictures or using any names. I'll probably just say, "he", "she", and "baby". You'll be able to follow.

I talked to a dear friend on the phone tonight and I just need to share this. Paul and I started a birth class at the beginning of July and finished at the end of September, once a week for 12 weeks. On the first night of class we met another couple. We got there at the same time, walked in together, and on that first night, we were the only 2 couples there. We felt a pretty instant bond with them. They were happy, light hearted, sarcastic, Christian, about our same age, our due dates just a few weeks apart, excited to be parents, expecting a boy. We laughed at the same stuff in class, stuff that probably scared us so much that we just had to laugh. We encouraged each other. We gave each other a hard time if one of us forgot one of the answers. "Come on Andrea! Transition is the shortest and hardest part, shortest and hardest, shortest and hardest!" There were more than a couple weeks that sitting with them and being in the same boat, and then talking together after outside got us through all the stuff we needed to learn. We even both missed the same week of class and tried to use each other to make sure the instructor understood because we knew she's be mad. She and I can talk about poop, blood, cramps, sore parts, sex, fears, projectile vomit, pain, tears, and other bodily fluids and functions. Some people I consider close friends would probably never expect (or feel comfortable) having a conversation about any of these things, but if she read the list it would probably remind her of a story she hasn't told me yet. She's amazing, just one of those people you're instantly comfortable with, even more so than some of those close friends. And I've only been with her 11 times in a class, talked on the phone, texted, and emailed a handful of times.

She was due on September 25th ad her beautiful little guy came 5 days late. Everything went so well and I loved hearing every detail of his birth. He's had a tough time putting on weight and earlier this week her doctor decided she should take him to Primary Children's for some tests. They've been there for a couple of nights just feeling like and trusting that it was a feeding issue and a lactation specialist could work with them for a couple of days until he gained some weight, and then send them on their way. Today he was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. My heart is just hurting for them and I feel so helpless. Tonight Paul and I got a little gift for baby and some food for mom and dad and dropped it off to be delivered to their room at the hospital. I knew they probably wouldn't want visitors, but I just wanted them to know we were thinking of them. She called me tonight to thank us and the way she talked to me just impressed me. I can't think of a better word than 'impressed'. She really is an eternal optimist. Even though I know she's shed a lot of tears today, and in our conversation this evening we were both fighting back the tears a time or two, she just has the most incredible attitude. She spoke about God and faith and moving forward with strength, confidence and optimism. She's overwhelmed at the unknown road ahead of her, but she knows that moving forward is the only way. She has a solid, unshakable relationship with God. And even at one point said she couldn't imagine going through something like this without knowing Him. Something that for a lot of people (maybe myself included) would make you question God instead of placing more trust in Him. And in the middle of all of this she even asked me how I was doing and told me she's praying for me.

We talked tonight about how we're both looking forward to family outings together and many, many play dates. That little baby could not be in better hands. He was send to an amazing couple who are absolutely in love with him and will do anything and everything to give him a wonderful life.

I want to be more like her with whatever comes my way.

Please keep this sweet family in your prayers.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I'm at a place called vertigo

Whenever I was awake yesterday (which wasn't much) that U2 song was in my head. Sunday night I started feeling a little sick. Monday it came and went all day. And Monday night in bed whenever I woke up to move I would feel like I was spinning, and spinning, and spinning... When I got up to pee I ran into the wall and had to hold on to things so I wouldn't fall over. I finally got out of bed at around 8:00 and I called my doc at 8:30. The nurse told me I should come in, she scheduled me at 1:00. I had 4 hours to sit and worry and be dizzy. The dizziness came and went. I went on a walk, took a shower, took a nap, and did a little shopping to pass the time. By the time I went shopping the dizziness was gone and I had a bit of a headache.

I got to the doc. They did all the normal stuff, and along with urine samples, weighing, checking my blood pressure, etc. they checked my breathing, my ears, legs, sinuses, and my reflexes. And with all that and what I described was happening at home, she determined I have vertigo. I guess it happens mostly in the first trimester (if it happens) and the solution is steroids. When it happens at the end of pregnancy, the solution is having a baby. So I wait. Sleep when I'm dizzy and sick, walk and do whatever when I feel ok.

I had another little scary moment at the doc. She has been telling me for about 4 weeks that the baby was head down. Once the baby is head down they usually stay that way. But she was checking him yesterday and she started to wonder if he was breech. She couldn't quite tell if she was feeling a head or a butt. And at this point its a big deal. She went with me to ultrasound for a quick look. It was just down the hall, but it felt like a mile, and the fact the my doctor was with me was weird too. I guess I appreciate it, but I didn't think it was typical for that to happen. They usually just send you off alone for additional tests...maybe it's not that weird because it was easier for her to just see for herself, but anyway. Baby is head down, butt up, still has cute little feet and a penis. It was a very, very short ultrasound, which is good, but it was fun to see my munchkin real quick.

We have another appointment tomorrow where we'll discuss the possibility of needed to be induced. We've already discussed it a couple times, but tomorrow we'll schedule it...hopefully won't make it to the scheduled date, but we gotta get a plan in place. Surprisingly, I'm doing ok.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

MythBusters: Labor Induction Edition

It's my due date and I'm still pregnant. I have moments where I'm thankful things are going well and that the baby 'just isn't ready yet'. All moments are thankful ones when it comes to that. But I'm getting kind of sick of hearing it, even though it's true... I also have the fear of going too long, fluids getting too low, baby getting too big, and needing to be induced. But I'm feeling ok at this point with however it all happens.

Having said that, I'd be lying if I said I wasn't really anxious to get this baby out of me. So, as a public service, and to pass some time, I'm going to tell you things that I've tried to induce labor and things that work and don't work... Actually, I'll just be telling you what doesn't work because the baby is still inside me...duh.

  • Walking. I walk a lot during the day and a few times a week Paul and I go for evening walks at the park across the street. The more I walk, the more I feel him on my bladder, but not enough to make him want to exit.
  • Swimming. I've been doing prenatal water aerobics at TOSH. Sometimes its pretty mild and sometimes I feel like I actually might be in labor in the pool, depending on the instructor that evening. But nothing, it doesn't work.
  • Foot massage. There are pressure points on the feet that can induce labor. A lot of women wont get pedicures during the 3rd trimester for that reason. I had a pedicure Friday afternoon and I made sure that little Vietnamese women knew she could massage the hell out of my feet. She did a good job, I have really cute toes, but it didn't work.
  • Spicy food. After my pedi I headed to my favorite Indian restaurant to visit my friend Sonny and have him make me a nice and spicy chicken curry plate. (Here's my quick plug- I've tried all the fancy and not so fancy Indian restaurants in the area and Curry in a Hurry takes the cake. I even took a cooking class from them one time to try and learn the art, and Sonny, the owner, came to my house a couple years ago and made a huge spread of Indian food for me and a dozen or so of my friends. It was magical. If you love Indian food, or if you hate it, try Curry in a Hurry. Done plugging.) It was yummy and spicy and it didn't work.
  • Nipple Stimulation. Or Nip Stim, the name our friends from bradley class gave it to make it sound a little less...awkward, maybe? It releases a hormone called Oxytocin which causes the uterus to contract and is suppose to start labor. Its not working.
  • Having 'S-E-X'. This one is twofold. Oxytocin is also released in this process for one, and the second is all the husbands job. His stuff contains Prostoglandins which are hormones that soften and ripen the cervix which help get labor started. So its true, some say the thing that gets the baby in can also get the baby out. But, its not working.
  • Bumpy rides. We live in a very bumpy neighborhood. I noticed it as soon as we moved here and its kind of annoying. But now I head for the bumpiest roads and I aim for the dips and potholes. And last night we went to Park City and drove around in a bumpy construction sight. It doesn't work.
  • Cafe Trio Chicken Pizza. Has anyone told you about this pizza? People call it 'labor pizza'. And I've heard several people swear that it induces labor. Paul called and ordered take-out Friday night. I made him asked about the pizza when he ordered it. And the lady taking his order assured him it was the pizza that many claim induces labor. When he picked it up the lady wished him luck and said it should work within 24 hours. I'm sure Cafe Trio has great food, but for me this pizza wasn't one of those items. I told Paul when we were going to pick it up that I don't like garlic. This pizza was COVERED with garlic cloves cut into quarters, mushrooms, which I don't mind, but definitely in moderation, chicken, and really strong flavored cheese. Every flavor on the pizza was intense and none of the toppings were things I really love. I ate 3 of the 8 pieces. I gagged once on slice #2 and twice on slice #3. But Paul loved it and ate the other 5 pieces. Oh yes, and it didn't work. Paul did however tell me yesterday morning that he thinks his water broke. I didn't think it was funny.
  • Pineapple. I made Hawaiian pizza for dinner last night. Two nights in a row of pizza toppings I don't love. I'm not a fan of anything involving cooked fruit. But I read that pineapple is another good labor inducer. So, I made it and ate it. It was actually really good, and I ate a lot of the leftover pineapple too. Didn't work.
I am no where near desperate enough to try the castro oil route, I've heard way too many horror stories about what comes out of both ends when you use that stuff. No thank you. Friday my doctor told me to schedule an appointment for next week, 'just in case' and I kinda wanted to die. But after going to breakfast with my awesome supportive husband, a relaxing pedicure, and some yummy spicy food and pizza, (which I feel totally fine about considering that I LOST 2lbs. this week), I feel a little better. I will however be 'checked' at my next appointment (if we make it that far) and I'll be asking my doctor to drop off an eviction notice to my little boy while she's in there. I guess no one told him that 9 months is long enough and that its time to vacate.

Also, I've prayed a lot. Not that the baby will hurry and be born, but just that things will continue to progress normally and that when the time comes I'll have a healthy little guy. I've also prayed for patience. I've prayed for that a lot in my life. But usually it goes something like this: "Please Lord, teach me patience, but hurry." ...I'm working on that...

Happy Due Date, Baby.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

The name game

I found a website on a friends blog where you type your child's name and it generates names that are similar to the one you typed. I guess it's to give you ideas for sibling names so the family blends together well, or something. So these are all names that 'go' with our sons name.

Boy Matches:

Conan
Seamus
Finlay
Roarke
Kermit
Callum
Forbes
Alpin
Fergus
Declan
Finnegan
Tiernan
Broderick
Angus
Archibald

Girl Matches:

Fiona
Siobhan
Fallon
Maeve
Wynne
Kendall
Delaney
Kenna
Kerensa
Malvina
Connolly
Eleri
Saoirse
Caoimhe
Grainne

Then I tried my siblings to see how well my parents did.

The first name match for David was Nimrod. But the second time I searched David it was Jesse, which is what my parents almost named him.
Andrea was Arianna
Taylor was Benjamin
Scott was Stacy

I didn't search through all of the names but I didn't see any of us on each others lists. Also, I'm pretty sure I won't be using any of the 30 boy and girl names listed above for our future children. Except maybe Kermit.

This is what you do on a Thursday morning when there's not much left on the 'To Do' list.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Finished Nursery

I feel like I've been working on this little room forever. I kind of have. But even though its been an ongoing project for the past 5 months, I've had times where I worked on it a lot, and times where I did nothing for weeks. Waiting for more inspiration I guess! But alas, it's done and it's been really fun.

Here is the crib from The Wood Connection. We had it finished like this.
This is the bedding my mom made. It turned out even cuter than I imagined. It looks boyish enough I think, but I had my mom put a little flower fabric in the quilt so we can use it in the future if a little girl comes along. We'll also have a flower fitted sheet. I love this fabric. You'll notice its used in other little places in the room.This was one of my favorite projects. Also from The Wood Co. We bought it unfinished and I painted and stained it. I'm really happy with how it turned out.Here's the wall above it. That car frame will probably have a picture of baby in car seat on the way home from the hospital. Creative, I know. I also love the mini radio flyer wagon. I found it in California several months ago. Oh, and the round lamp? It was a flowery glass lamp and I mod podged strips of fabric on it to match the bedding.The changing table/dresser. Another Wood Co piece and we bought it finished like this.
This hangs above the changing table. I stained it to match the crib. I also made the "BABY" letter set. (More matching fabric) It was kinda hard to cut the fabric to fit the letters perfectly, but I did it.
The Pottery Barn glider. This chair probably cost as much as everything else in the room combined, but we don't regret it. My talented Aunt Shauna made the quilt that's on the glider. My friend Kevin at Wood Co made the 4 shadow box frames. And the vintage metal car, truck, plane and motorcycle are from California.
I made the mobile. I made one and didn't like it. Then I found these cars and planes at a wholesale store and made this one. Tweaked it a time or two and I finally like it.I also made the clock on the wall. Well, I bought the plain white clock and it had black numbers so I popped the frame and glass off and added all this fun color. It's just paper, stickers and buttons. I think its pretty cute...even if its hard to tell the time.I'm impressed if you're still reading. I'm almost done.

My mom hemmed this fabric for me for the curtains. I stained the clothes pins and glued the buttons on and the fabric is just clipped on the blind cover.
Here's the little closet. We decided to leave the door off. But its cute enough in there to do that. All the clothes wouldn't fit, but we have plenty of drawer space. And there's lots of storage space above the hangers.
The three edges of the frames to the left in the first closet picture are the babies initials. Here's a peek. His name also hangs above the crib in tiny little frames, but I left that picture out too. :)
I think that's finally it! A lot of stuff and a lot of detail for such a tiny little room. Now it just needs a baby!