Another day and a bit more accomplished. I still have SO much more to do but baby steps....
After a dip in the pool and an afternoon snooze, I woke up refreshed and ready to get things DONE! Next thing I know, I find myself in our linen closet searching for my beloved baby blankets. I have tubs of some of my favorite blankets that were made with love for my babies. I won't ever get rid of them. I am finding that the older I get, the more I like to surround myself with things that have meaning for me. The same goes for this new baby coming. She too, will be surrounded by things made with love.Here are a few of my treasures....
Starting from left to right...
A knit blanket made for one of my baby's (I can't remember which one) by their Great Grandmother... Hubby's Grandma
The yellow and Pink blanket was knit by MY Nana... for Molly before she was born
The pink and white crochet blanket was knit for Abigail by Jason's Aunt Karen. She also knit a beautiful hat and jacket and booties for her. They still need to be located in storage
The white and pink stripe crochet blanket was made for me by my friend in NY for my Abigail. Her name is Claire (LOVE that name) and she was also our Youth Pastors wife. She ALSO taught a bunch of women how to crochet. I still need MAJOR help but LOVE LOVE LOVE practicing. It makes me feel happy and crafty.
The floral white blanket is from Pottery Barn and is super big and super furry one on side. It was given to me by a very dear family who left our lives way too soon to minister up in Alaska. Jeannie was such a mentor and example to me, not only as a Christian homeschooling mom, but just as an amazing woman period. She is pregnant with blessing #7 due in August with a GIRL too!!! I always think of that sweet family whenever I pick up that blanket.
I have beloved things for my Noah too but they remain in the tub =(
This hat was a gift I just received last weekend for Sweet P. by a friend in NY. Her Grandmother knits these soft hats for babies in the hospital. All donated by a woman who knits with love. I was so happy to open this and can't wait to place it on her head. She will look so cute!
This AWESOME smock dress was also given to me. I will try and have Sweet P. wear it as much as possible, but I will also hang it above her "spot" in our room. Its so beautiful and feminine and matches our room PERFECTLY.
Dinner had to be made and babies needed to be bathed, so I just moved some of her things onto her "spot." A changing table which will act as her diaper station and dresser. I NEVER have used changing tables in the traditional way. They always held all the diapers, ointments and creams but I usually change on a bed or floor.I plan on going to Hobby Lobby when I have the money and buy LOTS of cute fabric, not only to make her comforter like I told you last month, But I want a nice holder for creams and lotions and all those little gadgets babies require... I want it to hang or attach to the end of it and have it hang over, similar to a shoe holder. We shall see how that goes since im not the craftiest person in the world. But I WILL try! Im excited about trying too!!
Did I mention a sewing machine is on my Christmas list??? I get giddy just thinking about it.
Anyway, now the hunt begins for the perfect cute fabric lined baskets... (which I also might make) to hold all of her socks and bibs and BOWS and burpcloths. I will decorate this area all frilly and girly and precious. I can't WAIT!!!
Her crib won't be coming till the end of August. We lent it to a friend over a year ago and due to wear and tear, She graciously agreed to buy us a new one =)
I can't wait to get that setup too.... even though I might not be able to wait that long. NOT if this nesting thing keeps going...
Makes me excited though....
WELCOME 3RD TRIMESTER