Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Trading spaces.









I found a container with some newborn baby clothes in it as I cleaned out a portion of Ava's closet the other day. I guess they were items I had bought and saved to give as baby gifts to othter friends. They happened to be almost all newborn baby boy items, which made me happy and I feel like after washing a small load of baby clothes that I am more prepared for the changes to come in the next several weeks. It's funny to me how I can go from feeling 'in over my head' to 'totally on top of things' with just a bit of organization. =) There's something that gets me about tiny packs of socks and hats too. I can't resist getting anxious after folding a load of these baby goods.
So the baby room is basically in place- with the exception of a bit of decorating. Ava has been so good about being moved from her room into the room with Bella. I had to post a picture of their new shared space [you can click the image to make it larger], as Grandma Karen sent them matching Hello Kitty bedding and my parents helped to make and put up their bulletin board 'headboards'. I plan to add some photos or name banners or something fun to them soon too. There's always so many things I could be doing/making around here, and there's never a shortage of ideas in my head either. The tricky part is getting the from my head to reality!
Bella and I did manage to make a library sign for her room awhile ago after she asked me for one for about 2 weeks. She flips the sign from 'open' to 'close' at random...and I think basically has fun having some 'power' over the books and who gets to read/check them out at any given time.
So the basket of diapers is ready and waiting. We purchased all our school supplies yesterday and the kids' backpacks are ready to go. I suppose now that I feel so on top of things, this baby will make us wait for his arrival until much closer to the due date. Which may just turn out to be a good thing, since Chip and I are still undecided on a name. =)

11 comments:

AJ said...

I love how the baby's room is coming together. And that library sign? Adorable. :)

All moments remembered said...

OHHH the rooms look gorgeous!! See my blog today I gave you an award!!! I love your blog!
Stacey

Dani said...

Those rooms are just too cute!! :) That is awesome how much stuff you found. I have something I wanna send you for the baby. If you want you can email me your address and then I will send them to you! :)

~Dani

Amandalyn717 said...

I just wanted to say hi! I found your blog through a friends and wanted to tell you I love reading your story! So heartwarming. And my husband is a PGA pro in SW Michigan as well...such a fun profession!

Hillary said...

Love the baby's room and the girls' room... :) The library sign is adorable.

no baby name yet?? what about oliver, owen, mason, or jonah???

Anonymous said...

Both the rooms look great! Looks like you're ready for the little one. I just wanted to give you what might be a helpful hint. You might want to put some felt or something on the bottom of those wicker baskets. I had some on top of my son's cherry dresser and it took me about 6 months to realize every time I moved it, it was scratching the top of the dresser! It's totally ruined! Anyway - just a little info you might like!

Wendy said...

Oh! There's nothing like those sweet, tiny little newborn clothes. The rooms are just gorgeous -- the baby's nursery is so peaceful and soothing, and the girls' room is so cheery and bright. I just love what you've done.

Amy said...

I love the babies room and how exciting it is getting things ready for a new little one.

I love reading your blog.

Amy

Red Door said...

I second the baby name post... what are you going to name him!? I love the baby bedding, super cute nursery!

Lea L. said...

Everything looks gorgeous Jody!! I am so happy for you! I just adore the bedding you picked out for the nursery...it is so hip!

~lea

SingerMamaMelody said...

Adorable baby room!!! And how fun about finding all those clothes. :)