Thursday, September 29, 2011

Bead Board Wallpaper + Sciatica, Anyone?

I love the cottage / shabby chic look. I'm slowly but surely making this the style of my home. And we're currently in the process of doing the nursery. Have y'all ever heard of or used bead board? I think bead board is so pretty and definitely has that cottage or shabby chic feel to it. So, I decided I wanted it in the nursery!

Jay put up the chair rail, and my mom and sister put up the bead board. But actually, I have a confession to make. This isn't real bead board. It's actually WALLPAPER!!! They had the whole nursery hung in 2 hours, and it looks just like the real thing! We got it at Lowe's. The brand is Allen + Roth.

Unfortunately, while the paper was being hung I was in bed. This morning I bent over to get a screwdriver out of a drawer. When I did, there was a terrible, sharp shooting pain in my right butt/leg area, and I could hardly even walk or lift my leg. I had to hold on to the wall to even get to my bed.

I had been sore in that area for several days but nothing like this! I called my doctor and they want to see me. I'm pretty sure it's sciatica pain (You know that nerve pain that some pregnant get). I'm still feeling the baby move a lot, and I think she's okay. I don't think there's much they can do for me. But my doctor is very thorough and careful with me, so I don't mind going in. I'm also going to get some blood work b/c I mentioned to the assistant that I have been very exhausted recently. So they're also going to check me for anemia.

I'll let you know how it goes! Thankfully, I'm already able to walk again. But I'm still limping. Hopefully it will keep getting better & better!!


Sarah said...

I suffered from sciatica since I was 14. It went away when I stopped playing sports (after college) but it came back when I was about 10 weeks pregnant with Cyrus. I had to get weekly adjustments to move my SI joint back in place and keep it from rubbing my glute muscles. I don't know how you feel about a chiropractor but I would highly recommend, you want to be able to bear down and push that baby out on your due date!

Anonymous said...

I get that in my left leg. It HURTS. The only thing to do is get in a comfortable position and don't move until it goes away!! I hope you feel better. I love the wall paper!! nice.


Kelly said...

The "bead board" wall looks AMAZING! I may just copy your idea. Prayers being sent your way. You and that little one get some rest and let us know what the doctor says.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear about your leg your idea about the bead board. I pray all things go well with your doctor's visit. Take Care.

Birdie said...

Thank you!!! :)

Lauren Y. said...

I LOVE bead board...i think I could use it on everything! I can't believe that's wall looks amazing! Your nursery is going to be so adorable...I love the crib and stand too! Crisp white is so pretty :) and I hope you get some relief from the pain. praying for you!

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I just read your message here and I really like your picture of the bead board wallpaper. It looks really good. I saw the offers at Lowes, but they have so many different types there. Can you please tell me the exact name of your Wallpaper?

Greetings from Oliver , Berlin, Germany (

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