Nursery/Pregnancy Update

by jessicaturner on March 31, 2008

I don’t know WHY I have been so indecisive about the nursery bedding. Maybe it is because we aren’t going to be able to start on preparing the nursery until mid-May, and I feel like if I have the perfect bedding/room decor selected, it will make it an easier process. But, in considering the Land from Nod Creatures bedding, I realized it didn’t have quite as many bright colors as I thought. So, I have made my final selection. It is Alphabet Soup by Cocalo, and I have had it on “the list” since the beginning. While I have always said I really wanted to find something that was a bit more unique and not available everywhere, at the end of the day, I realized it doesn’t matter. :) Thanks for listening to me babble about this for so many posts. I promise not to change my mind again.

In other baby/pregnancy news, I have been experiencing a lot of back pain already – predominantly on the lower right side of my back. My midwife has suggested I get a maternity belt and that I could be developing sciatica. Because I am so short, there is not a lot of room for my belly to grow, but out, which is causing a lot of pressure on my pelvis/back. The belt will help support and carry my growing belly! Any suggestions on good maternity belts? From what I researched online, I think I am going to get the Gabrialla Elastic Maternity Belt. I like that it has pockets in the back for a hot/cold pack.

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Lisa March 31, 2008 at 1:23 pm

VERY cute bedding. I really like it!! I didn’t have a maternity belt but the bonus of that one holding hot/cold packs sounds like the way to go. Hope your back starts feeling better soon!!


Jackie March 31, 2008 at 2:05 pm

Love this choice !
Glad you made your decision.
Everything else will begin to flow together.

Sorry about your back pain.
I had the same thing…same spot. I am short, as well (5’2″). I didn’t have a maternity belt…maybe there wasn’t such a thing….oh, so long ago. HA !

Have a blessed day.
Jackie Carl
Marion, IN


gretchen March 31, 2008 at 4:26 pm

cute bedding! love the colors!


Heather March 31, 2008 at 6:10 pm

I am short too and had difficulty with back and hip pain. Unfortunately it didn’t clear up after I had my son. Good luck with the maternity belt.


gtown1 April 1, 2008 at 4:06 am

I found your blog from Audrey/ Angie’s blog…we have the same bedding for my son that was born in October. We really like it and all of the textures, etc. Plus it goes with pretty much everything and is gender neutral in case you need it again in the future :)
Bless you on this amazing journey…ejw


Anonymous April 2, 2008 at 12:46 am

My kids have Alphabet Soup from Pottery Barn Kids and I love it. There is a lot you can do with it!


Anonymous April 3, 2008 at 2:09 pm

I absolutely love your bedding! I would totally pick this out if I were in need of a nursery!


Anonymous April 4, 2008 at 4:18 am

About the back pain, buy some REALLY comfortable (but cute!) shoes! Also, switch from a regular purse to a small stylish backpack. These little things make a huge difference! Also, you might want to consider a support bra that’s designed for posture — that’s really helpful for the back. Try sleeping on your left side – that’s the least stressful position for your body, and heart.


Charity April 8, 2008 at 1:13 am

I love the bedding you’ve decided on… in fact, it’s the bedding we are leaning towards getting for our newborn… Sophia was born on March 17 and as with our other two we didn’t find out her gender until the midwife and my husband welcomed her into the world. I’m struggling with whether to get the Alphabet Soup (pretty gender neutral) or something girly… I’m just not sure what the wise choice is because we plan on having one more baby! (I like even numbers!)


Anonymous April 9, 2008 at 10:02 pm

Concerning your lower back pain, have you ever considered a rehabilitative workout? Check out Suitable for both pregnancy and postpartum. Good stuff, great forums!


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