Well, it's official....we've almost made it to 17 weeks :) Justin and I couldn't be happier or more excited about the new addition to our family.
The official due date is September 1st, although if you go by the ultrasounds it is August 26th....so somewhere towards the end of August or early September. Which is fitting considering September 2nd is "labor" day. ;)
We had our first ultrasound at 7 or 8 weeks, and at that point it looked like a little tadpole. You can see the ultrasound pics below:
I've been trying to take photos of my belly every two weeks. At this point it isn't growing very fast...but I'm sure it will once our little one starts having growth spurts. :) I started taking them at 12 weeks...you can see the first few below.
I've been having Justin take the photos in the nursery, so that we can also track the progress in there with all of the decorations.
The nursery still has to be painted, and my parents will hopefully be helping us do a bead-board type accent along the bottom next month.
You can see the design board I created for the nursery decorations below. The theme is "vintage carnival", with hot air balloons, elephants, and a few ferris wheels. Since we want the sex to be a surprise (sorry Aly!) we're doing a unisex color scheme. It will primarily be mint green and coral, with accents of light grey and teal/turquoise. If it's a girl we'll use more of the coral decorations (blankets, pillows, etc), whereas if it's a boy we'll use more of the teal. I love the hot air balloons and elephants, so the carnival theme seemed fitting. Thing small town carnival rather than circus - no lions or red tops.
I'm really excited about putting it all together. I have all of the wall art, the blankets, and elephants. I bought a kit to make the hot air balloon mobile, which will have a coral color instead of the yellow. I wanted to add some vintage items, like weathered wood and wire baskets to match the rest of our house. I love the vintage-style crib and it's a great price. Now all we need to find is a french dresser that I can paint and use as the changing table as well. :)
Here's a photo of some of the nursery items that I took thinking I'd use it on the pregnancy announcements. I ended up not using it because I wanted something a little more personal so I went with the shoes idea.
I absolutely love that elephant! So perfect :) The 7-up crate will be hung on the wall to store some smaller items.
Well, that's all for now. I'll leave you all today with our most recent ultrasound pictures. They were taken at 15.5 weeks, although according to the size of our little McLeod, the ultrasound indicated I was a little over 16 weeks. You can see little Gavilaide (Gavin + Adelaide) waving hello ;)
Thanks for checking in!! xoxo