Monday, October 18, 2010

The Nursery is DONE!

And good timing, because I feel like I am too!  It seems like we started the nusery really early in the pregnancy, but of course we wait until the last minute to finish it up.  But we are very happy with it, and we hope she loves being in there as much as we do! 

37 weeks

Baby bedding & book shelves

From the moment we found out we were pregnant, we wanted to do an ocean theme for the nursery.  When we found out she was a girl, it got to be much more difficult...they don't make cute girly ocean bedding.  But that wasn't stopping us!  We found a cute kids quilt at target in turquoise and pink with some bright accents and went from there.  We decided to paint a wave on the wall in a really bright turquoise and a very light shade of the same color (the pics don't do it was hard to get the lighting just right).  And then from there, lots of splashes of pink and fish decor and the room came together! 

Lots of thanks goes out to several people who were key in pulling it all together: the bedding was made by our friend Laura, who did an incredibly amazing job making a bumper and bed skirt out of a twin quilt! 
Word wall & MIA letters above changing table
The shelves were made by my dad, (Papa), to match the furniture perfectly!  The word wall inspiration came from Deb, my mom's friend and my second mom growing up who had the quote framed at my Garden City shower.  The "MIA" letters were meant to be a joke from my college friends, but Christy went over and above and made them too cute to throw in the closet!  And then some of the decorations include gifts from Brady & Jenna (Uncle BB & Aunt Ninna) with the scuba piggy bank and maternity pics, the picture frames and lots of books from my mom (Nana) and others, and the adorable monogrammed blanket on the back of the chair from my friend Amy.  It all came together so perfectly, and we love the way it turned out!  Now we just hope she comes soon so she can enjoy it too! :)  

Comfy glider from Nana & Papa with personalized blanket from Amy

Wanting her to be here to enjoy it with me!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Quick update...

I had my 37 week doctor's appointment today, and I'm already dilated 2 cm.  The doctor says I could go a few days early!  YIKES!  Very exciting, but also makes me realize just how much stuff I wanted to have done before she got here that is still, of course, not done!  But we can't wait to meet baby Mia, we'll be ready when you are!

Also, for those of you asking for more maternity pics, here is the link to the re-touched ones.  Jenna did an awesome job both in taking and in photo-shopping!

Here is one of my favorites...I think it turned out so cool!
Sorry it's so short...gotta get back to my to-do list!  Promise we'll post nursery pics soon...

Monday, October 4, 2010

It's Raining, It's Pouring

Cute decoration at GC shower
Over the last 4 weekends, we have had 3 baby showers...and we are absolutely overwhelmed with everyone's generosity!  We had a really nice brunch shower in Garden City where the community came together in force to give us an amazing community gift plus I got to see and catch up with a lot of friends and family that I hadn't seen in a while; we had a super fun cocktail couples shower in Dallas where the hostesses out-did themselves with creativity on the under the sea theme (have you ever seen a diaper octopus??); and we had a very classy ladies shower in Longview complete with petit fours and silver goblets for punch and lots of little helpers to assist me with gift opening!  We want to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who hosted, attended and celebrated with us over the last few weeks.  We are so very blessed and Baby Mia is SET to make her grand entrance (read as: we're ready to meet her!) 

This totally beats any diaper cake!!

...AND with all of her new goodies, we have been able to almost completely finish the nursery.  I'll get Brock to take pics, but we absolutely love it and can't wait for her to get to enjoy it!

My little helpers

In other news, I had my last (and most likely final) sonogram today...she is weighing in about 6 lbs already, and things look like they're moving right along!  She is running out of room to move, so I am feeling more kicks in the ribs and shortness of breath, and I can't imagine my belly being able to stretch any more!  But if she waits until her due date, we still have 4 more weeks...we'll see if she holds off! 

Garden City hostesses

Dallas hostesses

Longview hostesses