Saturday, October 31, 2009

Baby's Room

Yay!!! The baby's room is 95% complete! We just have a shelf to hang over the changing table and then we're done. So, I thought I would post the pics of the room, including the custom piece of artwork that I made out of three gift bags from the baby shower and a few pieces of tissue paper.

The dresser and hutch in the baby's room.

A closer view of the hutch. The top of the hutch is lined with all of the different rubber duckies from my baby shower.

My favorite rubber ducky has to be the Cat Ducky.

That's a long line of duckies!

I just love this Ducky bank! A client of mine gave it to me. I love that it has a toy chicken next to it!

A sweet little plant I picked up from one of my favorite little stores in downtown Carson.

The baby's crib, complete with the artwork I created tonight.

A closer view of the artwork I created.

A peek into the crib.

Rubber Ducky pictures on the wall above the light switch.

The comfy chair to comfort little Boss. We have a glider in our room for those late night feedings!

I picked up this sweet little chair at a garage sale for $3!!! It matches the rest of the furniture perfectly!

We're at the end of only 5 days left before my due date. Yesterday was my official last day at work. I'm hoping that by being off and really being able to relax/go into nesting mode will help this baby move down into position so we can get the show on the road! I bought an exercise ball today. They are good for doubling as birthing balls, and if you sit on them and bounce gently, they are also supposed to help the baby move into position. I bounced for an hour today.

Adam's parents bought us a camcorder for our Baby Shower gift. We went and picked it out today. It's charging right now, but I'm looking forward to playing around with it tomorrow. We're also going to finish cleaning the rest of the house. Adam wants to take everything out of the garage tomorrow and organize everything. We also had some mice staying with us for awhile, so he's going to clean that mess up, too. While he does that, I'll be super cleaning the fridge and pantry. I'm going to take everything out of the fridge, wipe it all down from top to bottom and then only put back the good stuff. In the pantry, I want to take everything off the shelves and reorganize it so I can actually find what I want.

Today, October 31, is technically not Halloween for Carson City. Because Nevada was admitted into the Union on October 31, 1864, the state of Nevada, and more specifically, Carson City, celebrates Nevada Day instead. What does this mean for us as far as trick-or-treaters go? Well, Carson City had it's "official" trick-or-treating night yesterday. How did it go? Since we live in THE neighborhood for trick-or-treating, we had an amazing turn out! Between 6pm and 8pm, we had 234 kids show up! We went through four COSTCO sized bags of candy. We had to shut down at 8pm because we ran out of candy! Between 7:20 and 7:30 alone, we had 63 kids!!!! The best costumes of the night went to the KISS army and the Pacman accompanied by his Ghost friend from the video game. It was a great night and we had a great time passing out candy with our friends Josh and Katrina (who brought their 3 month old, Jack, who was dressed up as a dinosaur).

That's it for now. Hope everyone is having a great weekend and I'll keep you all updated about when Boss decides to make an appearance!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Dear Baby

Dear Baby,

I love you dearly and can't wait to meet you! Can you please help Mommy out by cooperating and dropping down the way you are supposed to? If not, the doctor may want to go in and get you, and Mommy really doesn't want us to meet that way. So, how about we work together on this one? You can take your time, but we need to make a little bit of progress before we see the doctor again next week.

Thanks Peanut! I love you very much!!!


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Still not ready....

Quick update:

Well, the baby is still not ready to come out. I had my 38 week check up today and the baby still hasn't budged. The doctor said this is normal and not to worry. The good news...he doesn't want me to go further than 5 days after my due date, so no matter what, it's not going to be longer than 21 days from now!!! Yay!!!

I'll keep you updated on how things progress!

Monday, October 12, 2009

24 Days Left

I can't believe I am writing that I only have 24 days left!!! Seems like just yesterday that I first announced I was pregnant in early March! I packed our hospital bag over the weekend. I just have a few more things to add and then I'll be ready for when we need to go. Only other thing we really need to do for a trip home from the hospital is install the car seat.

Adam and I have been preparing the house. The baby's room is almost complete...we just need to move the books we took off the book shelf when we moved it out of the baby's crib and putting up some of the decorations we got from the baby shower. The furniture is all in place though. We do still need to put away all of the great loot we received from the baby shower on 10/3. I know I need to post pictures...I don't have them yet from mom since she's super busy with school and work and family. Should have them pretty soon though!

We did our first load of baby laundry yesterday. It's amazing how much clothing you can get into one load of laundry! I'm going to fold it all and put it away tonight. We have to do the blankets, towels and wash clothes next.

We've also put together the glider that my brother-in-law and sister-in-law got us for the shower. We cleaned up the bedroom this weekend so it would fit. It's going to be nice having the glider in our room for feeding and comforting the little one during the night.

I have someone coming to clean all of the carpets on Thursday. I'm sooooo excited about that! It's been awhile since we've had them done, and I've heard really good things about the company I've hired. Mom had someone come clean her house for her for the baby shower, and it only cost $75 for the whole house. I'm thinking that would be TOTALLY worth it!!!! It's like I keep getting things on my list done, and then we have company or life just happens and all my hard work is undone. It's very frustrating, so I think hiring someone to come take care of it for me will be nice.

That's really about it here. Adam and I have been working hard to get the house in order and get things taken care of at work for our time off. I feel like I just need to get through this week to finish scheduling all of my ads and then I'll be ready to have this little one arrive. I have my 37 week appointment on Wednesday, so I'll be able to update any progress that may have been made in the last two weeks then. At 37 weeks, the baby is considered full term, so it really could happen at any time from then to 4 or 5 weeks from then. Hopefully not 4 or 5 weeks long. Maybe two or three.

Hope everyone has a great week and I'll update again soon!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Baby Shower Tomorrow!

I'm SOOOOOOOOOOOO Excited!!!! I have a bunch of friends and family coming into town to help me celebrate and I just can't wait! Having the shower tomorrow sure puts it into perspective that I'm having this baby soon, which is surreal and highly anticipated at the same time!

That's all I have for right now...I'm just too excited to type any more. I'll post pictures from the shower probably on Sunday after all of our guests leave.

Have a great weekend!

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