I’ve mentioned in previous posts we would be transitioning K in to the smaller bedroom and giving the twins his larger bedroom. We decided to make this switch while he is visiting with grandparents. This way he can return to a big “reveal”!
We started with this:
And ended here:
We used an IKEA “Kura” reversible bed as our starting point. We liked the option to add the colorful blue canopy as a fun accent, and down the road it can be flipped and converted in to a loft bed with play space under neath. The mattress and bedding are also from IKEA.
Every other furniture item was something we already had. We are using a small IKEA table, (at the foot of his bed), a bookshelf, a toy box, and a chest of drawers. He’ll have a smaller closet, but I’m pleased with the amount of clothing we’ll be able to fit in the chest as well. We are moving on from the changing table days, and hope to focus on involving him more in the process of getting dressed. We’ll be making diaper changes more of a standing affair (like the day care) with encouragement for potty useage soon to follow. In the meantmie, his Pottery Barn Chair will be his “dressing area”.
For art work, J wanted to bring over a few of our favorite airplane decals (“Wings” by Lambs and Ivy), and we were excited to finally use a hand made set of letters that spell out his name. (Never quite had a home in prior nurseries). We needed something more, so I went for a homemade option. Painted canvas, with a small accent glued on. Simple, fast, and exactly what we needed.
Here are a few more photos:
How far along? 22 weeks today!
How big are the babies? 11 inches, and almost a pound each!
Weight gain? 19 pounds! Yowser! Quite a jump in the last four weeks! That’s comparable to my 28-29 week weight gain with K. 🙂
Stretch Marks? Not yet. Magically.
Maternity clothes? I’m wearing lots of dresses and skirts, they seem more forgiving. A neighbor/friend supplied some summer shirts that I can wear to work. And we bought some summer shorts at the Motherhood Outlet while on vacation. So I’m feeling “set”…until I balloon up more.
Sleep? Meh…Not great.
Cravings? Not really.
Nursery update? ALMOST! Instead, we DO have K’s big boy room updated. Look for a separate post on that. And I’ve settled on themes for the nursery. We just need to know which gender combination we’ll have. We’ll learn the genders ONE WEEK FROM TODAY!
Movement? Yup! These babies are busy!
High point? Vacation, getting K’s big boy room knocked out.
Low point? Back pain! I don’t remember hurting this bad with K, even at the end. A dull ache is common, and shooting sciatic nerve pains are fairly common too. There are times I can’t even bear full weight on my right leg. Other times I have no pain at all. I hope this isn’t a sign of back labor ahead!!!!
Here’s a 22 week belly peek. Note that my background changed a bit! This was going to be the nursery for the baby. (Before baby became BABIES.) So now it’s K’s big boy room, and we’ll soon migrate these photos in to the under construction nursery.