Monday, June 23, 2008

Progress

*Pregnancy talk and pictures below*


33 weeks, 4 days. Approximately 6-7 weeks to go - or to be more exact, 45 days until D-Day. When it's broken down that way, it seems so close. Dang.

Last weekend, my dear friend Holly threw me a surprise baby shower! I was expecting lunch with her at this cute little new restaurant but instead, I had friends and family waiting there for me to celebrate. It was truly one of the happiest times of my life. I am so indebted to her for the time and effort she put in to make this day so special for me. Between the cake, the games, the lunch...it was just too much. The shock took days to wear off. Everyone was so incredibly generous. We got tons of loot - clothes (our son will never be naked!), wipes, a diaper bag, our bedding set, blankets, an exersaucer. The list goes on and on.

If anyone wants to see a slideshow of pictures from the shower, click here.

The nesting instinct that has been lingering for over a month has now officially manifested itself inside me. I have an intense desire to clean the house and finish the nursery, even if I have several weeks in which to get it all together. I've ordered the changing table/dresser combo and the glider, both of which should be arriving in early July. Mainly, I wanted an excuse to wash all of his clothes and fold them 197 times. And a place to sit and dream about holding my baby. We've painted the wall letters and most of the wall decor. Just in need of some wall putty to hang them up. I've set up an appointment for a meet 'n greet with a pediatrician on Wednesday night. I've made a list of what I need to pack in my hospital bag. And I've made sure our carseat fit in both of our vehicles. Amazingly, the Graco SafeSeat fit in DH's 2-door Civic. It took a little maneuvering but we made it work. We're making progress.

The proof is in the pudding and I have evidence that I haven't really been slacking:


The "Before"




The "After"



Now with the bedding


Loads of loot, just waiting on baby

Our "stand-in"

26 comments:

Geohde said...

I'm envious of your cot building skills. I have a nursery full of flat packs...

J

Juicy said...

I love the crib, I think I want a white one when we get to make that choice. :)

Looking good, mom!

(here from NCLM)

PamalaLauren said...

It's gone by so fast! I can't believe it. I'm so beyond happy for you!
Love the bedding by the way.

Chris said...

Your nesting is coming along beautifully, and it looks like great fun!

Meghan said...

Yeah!! Nursery and loot looks fantastic ;) And your shower sounds wonderful

Melissa said...

Wow, you're in the final homestretch - baby will be here before you know it.

So glad to hear that the nesting instinct has kicked in. You did a great job with the crib - looks terrific! And yay for the surprise baby shower! Must've been a nice treat. ;-)

Samantha said...

That was so sweet of your friend to throw you a surprise shower - and it looks like you got lots of good loot for it too!

Fertilized said...

look at you beautiful!

The cake is just the coolest!

Before long you will have a lilan to put in all tha loot

Baby Steps to Baby Shoes said...

The room is lovely!

alison said...

Ooo,ooo,ooo! How exciting! I especially love the name of the restaurant. :) I love your loot! Baby Boy is going to be stylin'!

Hilary (The Trying Game) said...

Holy moly this kid DOES have a lot of clothes! Love the baby shower pics. So happy for you hon!

PS- I am right there with you re: the nesting

Mel said...

I don't think there is anything cuter than baby stuff.
Seriously.
Thanks for sharing the photos and how fun about the suprise shower!!
*hugs*

LJ said...

WOW - that looks amazing. I'm finally catching up with everyone. I can't believe you're at 33 weeks already!

Anonymous said...

The white crib and sailboat bedding are adorable. The nursery is looking great. What a nice surprise shower. The cake was too cute. Thanks for sharing all the pics.

Ashley

nutsinmay said...

I just love the quilt with the sail-boats.

(NCLM)

robynanne said...

Very cute! Setting up the room is SO MUCH FUN! Congrats on the shower, it sounds like a blast.

deanna said...

Everything looks wonderful! I love the sailboats!

Congrats on the awesome baby shower!

Road Blocks and Roller Coasters said...

Too cute! I love the bedding! :)

mwbarker said...

How exciting!! What a blessing to have a friend to go to such lengths for a surprise shower!!!

You look FAB, btw!!!

lub said...

Too cute! I love the nursery! I recommend getting anything done now that you can. I am not one to give ass-vice but I will say that my last few days were very uncomfortable and I was plenty relieved that I could sit back and enjoy the cuteness/ sweetness of it all while my feet were up. You are so close! Can't wait to "meet" him!

docgrumbles said...

Things are looking good! It is getting so close!

hoping for a child said...

lucky baby boy! i'm very happy for you.

Me said...

Everything looks lovely.

Janna said...

Love the bed! And the bedding is just precious!!! Not too much longer now! How exciting!!

Grad3 said...

love the stand-in!

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