Thank you all for the kind words the past few days!
This week we went out and got the last of the necessities and odds & ends that help complete the room. Honestly the most difficult thing was finding some curtains, I ended up getting shears with some blackout curtains behind them. Only thing left to do is for me to do my canvas wall art project at some point, get her name made to hang above the crib and a small shelf for the wall.
So, happy with how it's turned out - love walking into her room now. Everyday I take some time and sit in the rocking chair and just look around and think about her and how are lives & family will be changing going from a family of 3 to a family of 4.
Belly Button in or out? It sticks out a little bit.
What I am looking forward to: Seeing Emma with her and for Hubby and me to finally hold her in our arms!
Weekly Wisdom: Ask for help, at this point you just can't do it all yourself!
What a fun jammed packed weekend we had!!! Saturday afternoon both sides of our family threw a Baby Sprinkle for us. We have wonderful family and friends and got lots of wonderful things for Avalynn’s arrival.
My mom came up with some great game ideas – most I hadn’t played before so that was a nice change up.
1. How big is my belly? Everyone cut ribbon in the length they thought would make it.
2. Name that Baby - You were told the animal and you had to write down what a baby of that animal is. Ex: Dog = Puppy, Owl = Owlette, etc. There were some tough ones thrown in there too.
3. Baby’s Price is Right – Items, had to guess the price of the item without going over, closest got a point, most points won.
4. Baby Memory – It’s a memory game, but the matches were a pregnacy term & a candy associated with it. Ex. Umbilical Cord – Match – Twizzlers, Non-lactating Breasts – Match – Milk Duds. And then you won the candy of the match you made. Fun, fun!
Here’s some pictures of the festivities:
This afternoon I spent the afternoon opening up everything and putting it all away. Makes me even more excited for her arrival! Now sometime later this week we just need to get her car seat and other miscellaneous items that we need. Could I procrastinate any longer? She literally can come at anytime now!
On Sunday, I celebrated my 25th Birthday. Age has never bothered me, I’ve always been one to laugh at people who freak out or the ones who are turning 29 for 10+ years etc. But man, last week it just sort-of hit me like a ton of breaks. Perhaps because it’s like I’m “fully” adult aged now. I don’t know – I just know that today I’m feeling better about it all, because I really don’t want to freak out about a number anyways.
The Hubs and little one made cinnamon rolls for breakfast and I got these beautiful roses.
The day was a pretty low key day, which was perfectly fine with me! And to end our relaxing day had to take a picture with The Hubs and little one.
To our delight (sort-of) we found that the wood was in good condition but there was paint splatters everywhere, which of course meant they'd have to be sanded down. So the hubs hand sanded the edges and then rented one of those big ones. Two days of having floor dust going everywhere. Even with places taped off, closed doors, this dust has managed to creep into every place on every floor I swear. So - here are the before, in progress, and an after picture of the floors having their coats of finish on them.
We had to pick up some shoe molding today to finish the baseboards now that the carpet is gone. While there we decided to check and see what rugs they had in store. I've been drooling over the keyboard checking out rugs on Lowe's website all week. And to my delight they had one of the two kinds I had it narrowed down to. Hubs looked it over and happily agreed that he liked them also. Woo-hoo!!!
Here's the rugs after we unrolled them. Completely in love with them - honestly, never thought I'd get so excited over area rugs!
I'm so ready to order our couch next week and get some finishing touches in here to show you the finished product. Fingers crossed all before Baby Avalynn's arrival!
I have yet to participate in the dip, Hubby, little one and me are always on the sidelines cheering them on and sometimes we are the towel holders to hand off as they come back on to land. Most of all it's so much fun to watch their faces as they take the plunge. Here's some pictures of the Dippers this year.