Saturday, January 9, 2010

So not ready!

30 weeks preggo this week...

10 weeks left to go (give or take, I still don't buy the OB's due date, but will continue to go by that for continuity's sake).

The nursery is nowhere near ready. At least all the random boxes are slowly being cleaned out of there!

We only just finished (and started) registering this week. I think we have registered for everything that we need. Only just decided on a crib today, after much deliberation, that was the hardest thing I think!!!

I think I am finally starting to really get a vision for what I want this nursery to look like, (Jeannett's girl's room was very helpful with that!) now I just need to hunker down and get going on it! I haven't liked any of the bedding sets that I have seen, so that means going to the fabric store and picking stuff for the bumper, bed/crib skirt and curtains! and then making them! For those of you who have made them, did you make the bumper and skirt from scratch or build on to/cover existing ones (specifically the bumper)? I think I can manage the skirt, and I KNOW I can do curtains! Does anyone know where I can get a cute smallish chandelier for cheap? I so want to hang one in the nursery!

Realizing that I need to paint the furniture that we already have, rocker, ottoman, dresser, nightstand... oh, just realized I should make a slip cover for the rocker and ottoman cushions... The cradle will be fine, as it will live in our room for the most part... Plus, I don't know how my parent's will feel about me painting it, since it is theirs and my dad and grandpa stained it...

I also haven't had any showers yet... my sister is planning one, but we are trying to figure out if my parent's church (the one I grew up in, seriously, since I was 3 months old and until I moved to SLO for school) will be throwing me one, and if the church we are attending now will be throwing me one, because if not, the guest list is HUGE!!!! and I have pared it down as much as I can! But at this rate it's not going to be thrown until the end of February and that is pushing it really close to D-Day... Makes me nervous. Don't people usually approach the expectant mom and offer and try to set these up early on? I don't know the protocol for baby showers... I had three bridal showers and they all just kind of happened.

Okay, that's enough of my ramblings for now... If you are still reading this, you are a saint!

5 comments:

Priscilla said...

Don't forget the Knit Wit entouage that will be coming up too!!! ---however, I don't know how many of us there will be ----maybe a time share will be available for us to stay overnight and visit your church too :)

Jeannett Gibson said...

I know that when I throw someone a shower, I start talking to them 3 months before their due date. I figure I need about a month to send out invites and plan and I like to do them 2 months before the due date so that mama can still have time to return/exchange and buy anything she didn't get. As for bumpers, those are super easy. They are just great big pillows. (Make them as 4 separate pieces, not one gigantic piece). I stuffed with the thickest stuffing I could find at Beverlys and doubled it...it's really easy, just make sure to remember to sew on your ribbon ties to the outside layer first! :) What colors are you doing?

Mama Mote said...

Saint Robbin here. :) I hope you get everything done on time. Wish I could be there with you to help in some way. Have fun at your showers. If I were closer, I might sneak a ride with your SLO people. But I'll send something up when you have your little girl. love and hugs to you and Kyle

jenny said...

Everything will come together. 10 weeks is actually a long time away... although it may not seem like it. :-) I made Bella's bumper pads. Yes, I actually just made a cover for them (picked up some ugly bumper pads @ the thrift store for a couple bucks). Pretty easy. And as you probably know, garage sales, thrift stores and craigslist are dynamite for finding little treasures such as a chandelier!

NerdMom said...

Don't sweat it! What should happen will happen. God has a way of helping you sift it out.

But as far as the baby shower thing, I get it. The shower for my first one was planned for what ended up being the day after he was born and had to be rescheduled;). I agree with Jeannett that you have to start early. I am usually talking to them a few months before the due date.