Saturday, April 23, 2011

Latest Happenings...

The shower is over, the nursery is ready, the hospital bag is packed, I am ready, we are ready.  After the shower I got everything out of boxes, tags cut off, and everything organized.  We got the book shelf, bedding, and dresser the day after the shower so I was able to finish his room.  I still have a few things to put away but it's baby ready!  At my last doctors appointment my blood pressure was a little higher then they would like so I had to come back two days later and have it checked again.  It's high because of all my swelling, which I'm trying to take it easy but with the shower last weekend, getting the nursery ready and the house ready (I can't come home from the hospital to a messy house :)) and work, it's kind of hard.  It was lower at the follow up appointment so we'll just continue with the weekly appointments until he decides to make his debut!  Until then I'll just continue to feel like like this...

Haha I know that made you laugh ;)  Anyway here is the nursery...

Dresser/changing area...

 It looks perfect!

When he is born I'll take 3 or 4 close up photos of his features and hang them above his crib.

We got a great collection of books started thanks to everyone at the shower :)

From the door.

Two weeks ago mom and I went to see Rod Steward and Stevie Nicks.  My mom and dad were going to go but when I expressed my sadness that I couldn't see Stevie Nicks dad gave his ticket to me lol.  It was really cool to see both of them but especially Stevie, I'm a huge fan of her as an individual artist and as part of Fleetwood Mac.  Brett on the other hand had no idea who either one of them was...and that is sad :)  And I have no photos because my camera died.
Last Sunday Brett and Kelly ran the Lawrence Half Marathon.  About 6 weeks before that Brett hurt his MCL pretty bad so he wasn't able to train like he normally would have and then he was having pain in his shins the week before so he was kind of a mess!  He did great though and I'm so proud of him for sticking it out, it's waaaaay more then I could have done!

That's about all for now, just playing the waiting game.  Come on baby we couldn't be more ready!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Baby Shower!

I cannot put into words how thankful I am to have such an amazing family and group of friends.  My mom has kept the shower a secret the whole time so I had no idea what I was to expect...and she far exceeded anything I could have imagined.  The Dr. Seuss theme was PERFECT! When you walked into the room this is what you first saw...

...there was a "candy bar"...super cute!

This picture doesn't do these flowers justice, they looked like they were straight out of a Dr. Seuss book!

Diaper cake and really yummy cake :)

It was absolutely perfect and I was in awe of everything my mom had put together.

Everyone started to arrive so I spent most of my time greeting and being a social butterfly.  We had a great turn out, all the tables were full, we had sandwiches, drinks, and cake.  We had the Dr. Seuss cake (made by a woman in KC) and then my grandpa (who drove in all the way from Illinois to bring me his cake) made a cake for me as well.  His cake is sooooo yummy.  He made my first birthday cake (care bear themed ;)) and now is making my baby shower cake...crazy :) Anyway his cake is delicious and I'll be enjoying the leftovers!

(lots of photos and please excuse my swollen face)

 After eating and playing shower games we started to open gifts...

SO excited for this diaper bag...Petunia Pickle Bottom, so cute!

As I'm sure you can guess Brett is stoked about this gift...

Diaper wreath from Kelly, so creative and cute!

I'm in love with this gift.  It is already hung above his changing table and looks awesome.  The quote says, "I am your parent, you are my child.  I am your quiet place, you are my wild.  I am your finish line, you are my race.  I am your praying hands, you are my grace." Love love love it.

Finally some Husker gear!

We got all of the big stuff we needed and then some.  We made out very well and I can't tell you how loved I felt the whole day.  We are truly blessed to have people who care for us so much and love this baby so much already.  I'm beyond thankful.  Thank you to everyone who came...especially those from out of town who drove in just for this day.  Thank you to all sides of my family for your support and love.  And thank you to my friends who simply amazing!  Thank you mom for all your hard work in putting this together, it was perfect.

After, we had to take all the decorations down so my lovely sister decided to wear them and walk downtown looking like this...

She is special...

After today we pretty much have what we need besides a few little things.  We got our dresser in today and picked up the bookshelf as well.  I need to get curtains up and the bedding in and as soon as that is done I'll post pictures.  Right now it looks really cute though.  
Now that the shower is over I am soooo ready to have this baby.  I'm so excited to finally meet him and see what he looks like.  I can't wait for that feeling after seeing him for the first time.  I have an appointment this Wednesday and hopefully I'm dilated more then 1 cm.  I'll keep you updated!

"You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams." 
(Thought it would be appropriate to leave on a Dr. Seuss quote :))

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Getting closer!

I am so excited for my shower this Saturday I can hardly stand it! Everything has been kept a secret so I have no idea what to expect but with my mom planning it, I know it's going to be amazing.  After the shower I will be so ready for the little man to join us.  We got the crib today and the dresser will be in this week so the room is finally starting to come together.  After the shower we'll have everything we need to finish it off!  I registered for some shelves that will go above his dresser and this past week I got a few things to go on them and just need a few more little things to finish it off.  We'll get the curtains and the bookshelf next week and then it should be finished after everything is put away!
I have a doctors appointment Tuesday and they'll check to see if I'm dilated and then I start going every week...scary!  We also had our hospital walk-through/pre-registration this past week.  It made thing very real and made me a little more nervous for the whole labor process but it was nice to see everything, our delivery and recovery room, the nursery, ect. Still have extremely swollen feet and ankles, back pain and heartburn (which hasn't been horrible this past week).  I now understand why pregnant women "waddle" the pressure the baby's head is putting on my pelvic bone is making the inside of my legs very sore causing me to do a little waddle ;)
And we FINALLY have THE name! First....AND middle, look at us go! However don't ask what it is because we aren't telling until he is born.

A man reading directions? 

Maisy was supervising while I cut all the tags off the baby's clothes...

...but she didn't last long!

TA-DA! Brett did a great job! I can't wait to get the bedding in and after the baby is here I'll take 3 pictures of little body parts (up close, face, hands, feet ect) put them in black and white and put 3 frames above his crib.

A small pile of tags I cut off.

We also got the car seat and stroller put together...great job again Brett!

We also got a gift from the graphic designer at KU, DW who has known Brett's family forever.  Brett really likes what DW calls the "power Jayhawk" so he brought us a piece of the 2005 floor with the power hawk on it for the baby!  Brett has a stool from a long time ago that DW made for him with the power hawk as well so he was pretty excited for the baby to have a piece of floor :)

On a side note Brett's papa was asked to throw the first pitch at this weekends baseball game and he did great!  I got to run down on the field and grab some case you don't know his papa is the winningest baseball coach in KU history.  


That's about it for now, I'll be sure to post after my baby shower! Can't wait!