My Mom and Dad came this weekend to bring us some of the nursery gear, to fish, and to help us finish some projects. My mom and I worked on the baby's room for most of the weekend while the guys fished. My Dad brought the bassinet he built and my mom made the covers for. It has a changing table that comes across the top and a basket in the bottom to hold the diapering gear. It turned out pretty amazing and is going to be going in our room for the babe to be in for the first few months. My Mom also brought the quilt she and my Grandma finished this week. She did a ton of work while here - finished the binding on the quilt, made a bed skirt, finished the bassinet, and helped me start the crib mobile...as well as cleaning my bathrooms and helping do meals. I seriously have the best parents! We still have a couple monsters to finish to add to the mobile when she comes back when the baby comes-but the nursery is finally coming along, hopefully I can say that for our lil' man soon also!
Here I am at the whopping 36 weeks mark...getting bigger by the moment I swear-let the waddling begin (ps check out the link for some serious laughter)! Some highlights for my 36 weeks are:
* baby shower in Poky
* baby shower in Cody
* last kid free girls getaway in Lava
* my first stretch marks :/
* Rhogam butt shot-yup that was fun
* pregnancy carpal tunnel...trying to start a new fashion with sporting double arm braces-looks like I am ready to go rollerblading @ anytime :/
* maternity pix from my amazing friend Jen
* swelling feet :/
* baby shopping!!
* Braxton hicks contractions triple!
* educational birth classes commence (there were 4 & Eric was amazing & went to the last one by himself and won us a car seat!!)
* constant bathroom visits...but pretty much only @ night when I am trying to sleep
* running out of clothes and shoes that fit so I took myself shopping :0)
This is what I started with for the crib and dresser. I ordered them and got them in less than a week! Eric was @ track regionals & I hated the boxes in the front room so I had some awesome guys help me haul them upstairs and I went to work the next day to get them set up. I had a great time putting the crib together-I like doing that kind of stuff-it's weird I know. The dresser on the other hand-not so much! Worst instructions ever!
I could only find this lil bitty screw driver so with this and the provided alan wrench I put together these masterpieces. It was kinda hard with my numb tingling hands, but I got it done! I put the crib together in an hour after bunco on Friday night. The dresser took me a lot longer on Saturday. I had to re-do some major parts-like I said the directions were horrible! I love the way these look, but wish IKEA would have made the dresser-better instructions and a little bit sturdier construction. All in all they turned out fabulous. I spent Thursday and Friday washing all lil man's clothes up through 18 months. They are all loaded in the dresser and I am so glad to have them out of the laundry bins and put away!
You can see some of the bright colors we are using in his room. I am so excited to see it all put together-very modern and funky! My mom is finishing the quilt, my amazing friend Shanoa will be painting the monsters on plaques for above his bed, and a few wood shop kiddos are cutting out the frames for his pix. This has most definitely been a team project!! I still need to make the mobile, but we are finally getting there. Too bad I don't have a closet for all the other baby crap on the other side of the photo :0). The only thing I still have coming is the chair that will go on the other side of the crib-hoping it comes soon and that it is assembled-my hands are killing me today from all the work!!
We are getting more and more excited and nervous about lil peanuts arrival. I have his bag packed and the car seat and gear all in my car. I am trying to finish up all my organizing and cleaning, as well as work/photography/and finishing all my birth reading materials. Eric is gone to state track this next weekend so we're hoping he'll hold out a bit longer! Whew...only 2.5 weeks until his expected arrival! Wish us luck!
In May of 2005 I married my husband Eric, and eternally banished the Murphy's Law curse. We met at Idaho State University in an Institute class, he was a recent transfer from a private college where he was playing basketball. We have begun our real life in the mountains of Wyoming, where Eric is a High School PE teacher/Head Basketball coach/Head Track coach, and I work in Special Education with K-1 kiddos. We love to travel, be with our family and friends, be involved with sports, and the outdoors. Eric loves to hunt, fish, play ball, design antler art, and workout. I love to do creative things like scrapbooking, crafting, decorating, and doing photography (as shown by my other blog). Hands down though, I am a total scrapbook junky!! We have a love for life and for eachother that has withstood a lot in the few years we have been married, but we know that the lord only puts in our path what we can handle and so with faith we keep on going. Through this crazy life we're just trying to enjoying it as it comes, we hope to continually make amazing memories that will get us through the hard times and keep us moving forward.