Monday, December 01, 2008

Finally I am feeling productive!

Sorry everyone! I have not been a good blogger lately. I swear soon, when I pick out my new laptop, I will be much better! It has been crazy busy lately. Work has been very busy, usually requiring late nights, so by the time I get home...I'm pooped.

We had a great Thanksgiving Holiday. I am so sad that it's over tomorrow. The first day back to work is always the hardest! We ate 4 Thanksgiving meals this week. That is way too much turkey for one person! Somehow I managed to make mashed potatoes for every meal...I did not really plan it that way, but I got very good at peeling and mashing! I think I've got it down to an art! J and I got our tree up last night, we got Jonah's room underway, and I got some sewing done! It was a very productive weekend.
Let me show you some pics!
This is Jonah's room with the paint done, the trim up, and the carpet laid! What a weight off our shoulders! The next thing we had to do was assemble the crib!
Jeremy's mom, dad, and brother Andrew came over to help us put Jonah's crib together. I feel like I've been waiting forever to get to this point! That bed being set up really seems to make it feel more real!
I picked out this crib and Jeremy's parents ordered it for us. I LOVE it. It is antique black and I really like the way it stands out against that red wall!
There's the finished product!
Look there's the dresser that my mom bought us. I love it too. It is also an antiqued black with a bit of reddish undertone. It is the piece that I picked out that was a TV cabinet, but I will use it as a dresser/changing table. For now I have folded up blankets and put them in that cubby on top that a DVD player would usually go into. I will probably buy baskets soon to slide in there, but the blankets look cute for now.

Each side of my husband's family had their own Thanksgiving meal and they also each had a little baby shower for me. It was great. I got my sling, monitors, shopping cart cover, lots of cute clothes, my jogging stroller, many blankets, lots of toys and books, my fitted sheets, thermometers. Catherine made me the cutest canvas.
She was so worried that I wouldn't like it, but what's there not to like! It is so cute and I cannot wait to hang it! Also Jeremy's Aunt Candes made me a scrapbook for Jonah's first year. It is so cute and well-done. I will take pictures of it for my next post. I have two showers this weekend and I am so excited. I love getting to see everyone and eat!!
As for Jonah's bedding, I have gotten more done! I spent several hours today at my mom's house sewing, but the bumper pad is done!
None of these pics really do it justice. That is one side done in the red with denim ties and piping. The other side is cow print.
I will take a pic of it on the crib. That way you can really get an idea of it all! Otherwise you will have to come to my house to really get the idea!
I better run! I am hoping to make it to the gym before it closes! I am going to the doc every two weeks now and do not want to tip the scales any more that I already have. (Last month was a nice weight gain). I am really looking forward to the drs visit after Christmas...ok just kidding, I am really not.
I hope you all had a great holiday and made it thru your Monday back at work!


Kelly said...

OH MY GOSH - I LOVE his room!!!!!! That cow print is too much - how hard was that to do??? I love everything! You are so creative!
And I'm proud of you for going to the gym - I haven't exercised 5 minutes since I found I was pregnant and I'm probably going to pay for it!

Jenna said...

What a wonderful nursery! I'm with Kelly, I haven't exercised either, so go you!!!

davidcatherinewilson said...

It's looking great! I'm lovin' the bedding. Can't wait to see it all put together!

The Allens said...

I can not wait to see the bedding all done and put together in the crib!

The Cole's est 2002 said...

It looks SO great! I am also glad to see that Jeremy had sense enough to put the bed together INSIDE the not so much. We had to take it completely apart before it would fit in the room....duh!

Karen Barnes said...

What a great job, I love the color of the walls & that cow print is awesome. Good for you on making Jonah's baby bedding. I also made Harbor's bedding for my nursey at my house, I just couldn't find anything I liked that you could just buy out of a store. Your room has come together so GREAT. Jessica & little Harbor & I look forward to seeing you this weekend at your shower.

Jessica said...

The room is to die for! Can't wait to see you at your shower! : )

B said...

that has to be the neatest paint job I've ver seen!