The piece of furniture to the left is a custom made headboard that my father made for me when I turned 10 year old. This will be going into Emma's bedroom so that she can enjoy it for a time. This is the most meaningful piece of furniture that Ray and I own. It means so much more than something that is just passed down because it was mad by Emma's Papaw Housley (my dad).
For those that know me and my organizational freaky ways, yes this is driving me crazy and will not look like this after this wonderful three day weekend we are all enjoying. Although we do not have all the organizers we need, we hope to get them at our baby shower for Abigail soon!
We are using the same nursery furniture that was purchased for Emma as well as the same theme. We will going with more burgundy and mauve pink accents in this room, rather than the lighter pinks we selected for Emma's room.
Abigail should weigh around 2 pounds or a little bit more (like a head of cauliflower) and is about 14 1/2 inches long with her legs extended, yet we know she is a bit longer than this due to her last ultrasound measurements in January. She's sleeping and waking at regular intervals, opening and closing her eyes, and even sucking her fingers, we saw her doing this as well in her ultrasound we had in January. At this stage in the pregnancy Abigail's brain is very active now helping her discover more about her surroundings. Although her lungs are still immature we are blessed to know that her development is a bit ahead of schedule and will quickly have those strong lungs for birth. Not only are the lungs getting stronger every day she is now having hiccups and practicing her breathing like a champ!
As for me we will be getting some belly measurements, weight check, blood sugar testing, extensive ultrasound for development, as well as an evaluation by the doctor this coming week. We are excited about seeing Abigail on the ultrasound again and hope for some super cute pictures to be able to post for all to see. I still have a bit of nausea and have now started experiencing muscle cramps in my legs at night. I also have had more intense braxton hicks from time to time, this caused Ray and I to take a trip to the doctor this past week to be evaluated, examined, and monitored for 5 hours to make sure all was well. With the scare we experienced in January we are blessed to have a doctor who takes even the slightest sign as something to thoroughly check out to be preventative and extend our little girls baking time.
We continue to celebrate and give thanks to God for being blessed with our second little girl. We would also like to thank our family and friends for helping us with the celebrating and support they have given us.