Thursday, February 25, 2010

13 Weeks & Counting

Almost the 3rd trimester.  Haven't heard any NEW news from the case worker.  I guess no news is good news, in this case.  The wait is a killer!  Thank goodness I have some fun events coming up.  I have two baby showers to attend in the next two weeks.  Those should be a lot of fun.  My sisters-in-law are currently planning my first shower for May 1st.  It will just be a small, family shower so I will have some necessities on hand when the baby is born.  A bigger sip-n-see shower will be held a couple of weeks after she's born.  That will be fun because everyone will get to meet little Makenna.  :)  I believe I have finalized my registries too, at Babies 'R' Us & Target.

So, for now, I guess the wait continues.....................................

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Yay for polka dots!

The nursery is really coming together now.  We received our wall decals today & I love how they turned out!

It's becoming more and more realistic.  2 1/2 more months!!!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

2nd addition to the nursery

We finally received the last of the PBK furniture.  Looks great!

Now we just need a bookcase and the glider rocker.  We're still waiting on some wall decals for the finishing touches.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Once a store room....

now a nursery.  We cleaned, painted, assembled furniture, and put up some decorations.  The nursery is HALF finished.  We are still waiting on the dresser and changing topper, glider rocker, and bookshelf.  We'll also be adding some more wall decals and a shelf above the changing table.  Here is a first look at the transformation.

We also cleaned and organized the closet a little.  Thanks to not only me, but her Nonnie, aunts, and cousins, our little girl already has quite the wardrobe!  A girl can never have too many options.  LOL!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Our b/m had a doctor appointment yesterday......

and all is well.  Glucose test was done, healthy heart beat, and the baby is very active.  No concerns.  The next appointment is March 11th.

I also found out that the crib should be delivered to the PBK store today and we'll probably get to pick that up tomorrow.  The changing topper has shipped and the dresser should ship today.  We've picked out the paint and the wall letters are ready to be picked up.  I'm very excited to start getting the nursery together this weekend!  When I think about it, what a better way to spend Valentine's weekend that working on a project that is designed out of love and the fact that Joel & I are going to do it together, on our own, and in our own way makes it that much more meaningful.  I'll be taking pictures as we go and will post them once we're done.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

We received our "travel system"

I'm very pleased with it.  Didn't know that it has little diamonds of pale blue & green, but that's ok.  Joel asked if people would think the baby is a boy.  I remember people thinking Aaron was a girl.  I guess sometimes some people just can't tell (even when it's OBVIOUS).  That's why I always just say, "What a pretty baby!"  LOL  It was fun putting it together.  Strollers have come such a long way in 15 years.  I can't wait to put it to good use!  :)

I found out today that the b/m's doctor appointment from last week is rescheduled for tomorrow.  I'm excited to go to that.  It helps with the wait and the feeling of uselessness I have.  Hopefully everything is still well with the baby.  The thought of Infant Nicotine Withdrawl has been on my mind a lot lately.  The poor baby is going to have a rough first couple of weeks.  They tend to be anxious, jittery, and hard to soothe when going through withdrawls.  I'm praying that it doesn't last too long and there aren't any other long-lasting or major affects on the baby.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Made a purchase

I have been back & forth so many times trying to decide on a travel system with a matching playard, high chair, etc.  I decided to coordinate instead and with everything that I like starting to sell out, we went ahead and ordered a travel set & playard last week.  They're neutral, but I think can definitely be girlie too.  Just no pink, which is perfectly ok with me.  :)

So, now we still wait on the nursery furniture.  Pottery Barn Kids is not getting a gold star at this point.  :(

Thursday, February 4, 2010


Ugh.  I hate this part.  Waiting on the nursery furniture, waiting on the next doctor appointment, etc.  Our b/m had to reschedule her appointment this week due to weather/road conditions.  We're hoping to hear back from the case worker soon on when the appointment is rescheduled for.  Joel & I aren't quite sure what we should be doing at this point.  I guess as long as we check in with the case worker each week, that's about all we can do until someone requests some kind of action from us.

I wish the furniture would get here so we could at LEAST focus on getting the nursery ready.  Besides, I already have some things I need to put away.  :)  And I've become obessessed with making tutus.  I need to control myself or we won't have any room to store regular clothes.  They're just so darn cute and there are so many combinations.  Maybe I can start making them for friends.  ;)