Monday, January 22, 2007

Room for the "Beetle"

Well folks, here it is - little "Beetle" B's new room! First his "closet", glider & book bin (curtains compliments of Nana):

Next his changing table/dresser - the shelf pegs above it will eventually have toys hanging from them to entertain the little man while having his diaper changed. And I'm working on some artwork to set on top of the shelf. And beyond that - a close-up shot of his crib. There was still to much "stuff" lying around his crib for me to take the full on shot. But you get the idea. We will be putting up wooden letters spelling out his name hung with strips of fabric that match his crib once he arrives.

And lastly, I've included this older picture in this post because it shows off his rug, that sort of brings this all together.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

31 days - almost fully cooked!

Crazy, but this little ticker thing that I look at to let me know how far along I am has just jumped to the last little picture. Just 31 days to go! I'm in nesting overdrive. Went to the Dr. this week - everything is still normal and looking good. No signs of impending labor so for now, we are still shooting for February 17.

Monday, January 8, 2007

Continued countdown...40 days to go...

Ack! Only 40 days to go. The first half of being pregnant went by so slow and now it is rushing at warp speed. Probaby because I'm getting a bit panicked about having everything ready!

My lovely friend Erin had a shower for my this weekend. Here's a run down of some of the loot we received for the baby:
Save our knees bathing stool & bathing seat:

Grooming set & a fabulously soft blanket (can adults have these!?):

Rainforest print bouncer & mobile (which I might switch for a different one - haven't decided):

Ugly, yet necessary pack-n-play:

And the big gift - our big carseat for once we are done with the infant carrier:

There were also tons of onesies, crib sheets, books, a few toys, some grooming products, etc. I was so proud of my friends - even though we know we are having a boy I didn't receive a zillion blue outfits & blankets!

I also placed an order through on Sunday night. We had $250 in GC's to Amazon, who luckily is affiliated with Target. So I ordered:

Diaper genie & refills
Snap & Go stroller frame (for the infant carseat Pam loaned us)
A fancy dual monitor (that hopefully I can still use outside when I take Annie out!)
A clothes hamper
Mustela 2 in 1 body & hair wash

Whew! All in all it was a big wonderful weekend for us. My Mom brought tons of stuff - the bouncer & mobile were from her, plus two sleepers. And she brought the bassinet for us to use, along with new sheets/liners for it. She also made curtains for the nursery that turned out so cute. I'll post pictures of those soon - need to get more stuff put away in the nursery first. Next we really need a mattress for the crib so I can get his bed put together!