I haven’t been inspired to write much about my training. It is happening. It is going pretty good. First race is next weekend. I’m feeling ready-ish. I feel like each individual discipline is solid, but don’t know how they are all going to meld together at this point. But other than that, it gets boring to write about the same old same old. So, how about an update on baby Nate?
We are at 37.5 weeks – the home stretch so to speak. Jennie and Nate are both doing great. Jennie is absolutely adorable pregnant and looks like she swallowed a watermelon. Nate is passing all of his doctors appointments with flying colors. And when he isn’t sleeping, he is kicking the crap out of Jennie. It is amazing to be able to watch from across the room as he kicks and moves around.
The nursery is finally completed. It has been 100% functionally complete for a while now, but we wanted to put a few final touches on the room which we did in the past couple of weeks.
Once the walls were painted, Jennie got to work painting the wall quote. We chose an Irish lullaby to go above his crib. We used an LCD projector to project the quote on the wall and then Jennie used paint pens to paint it on the wall.
We ended up going through 10 paint pens to copy the entire quote, but it was worth it don’t you think?
The next project was to repaint a rocking chair for Nate. The chair came from Jennie’s parents and is the rocking chair that she was rocked in as a baby. We wanted to freshen it up with a new coat of paint though.
I used some of the extra spray paint to paint some letters that Jennie picked up. The funny thing is that Jennie had originally bought the letters “E”, “A”, “T” with the intention of hanging them in the dining room. Then she found an “N” and with a quick rearrangement, we had some art for Nate’s room.
Recognize the shoes?
We got Nate’s dresser from Jennie’s parents and, like the rocking chair, was hers growing up. I added the changing table to the top. Rather than just put the changing pad on top (which was bound to slide all around under a squirming baby), I built a frame that will help hold it in place.
The next project was a bookcase. It came from my grandpa and just needed a fresh coat of white paint. Nate better like to read because he sure has a lot of books already. And I have a feeling that he and Jennie will be making plenty of trips up to the library.
One of the final touches we did this week was hang some art that Jennie had been working on. The blue ultrasound picture was a a Mother’s Day gift to Jennie (from me). I got the idea from this site, but figured I could make one cheaper myself. Thanks to a Facebook deal on a canvas print, it was much cheaper than having it made.
And finally, Nate is all ready to run. We just got a jogging stroller (a BOB Revolution SE) from my dad. We also got Nate’s first pair of Saucony running shoes from a friend of ours. I think he is ready to go!
Now we just play the waiting game… June 15th is the due date. Anyone have any guesses on when he will actually arrive???