Saturday, August 30, 2008

Busy day

I met the family in Gastonia for Casey's birthday lunch so I decided to make the most out of the trip by going to a few places only the Gas-house has. First I went to Mary Jo's because I didn't like the curtains made for Aubrey's bedding and I knew they'd have something in fabric heaven for me. I really didn't go in with any ideas of what I wanted, but I knew it when I saw it. I bought this awesome plum colored sheer material that matches the plum in the beadspread. I forgot to measure the window before I left so I just took a wild guess at what I would need. I wasn't and am still not sure if I am going to make just a valence or full panels yet, but I bought plenty so I can do either. I am not a great seamstress by any stretch of the imagination, so I hope this fabric isn't a pain to sew. Straight lines shouln't be that hard. I had also hoped to find some cute fabric to make a tablecloth for the side table, but since I haven't bought the table yet, I decided to hold off so I can get better measurements.

I also went to the Motherhood store in hopes of actually finding a pair of maternity jeans in a petite length. Mission finally accomplished. It has been a chore finding those jeans. They are so comfy though and it really makes me wonder why buttons were ever put on pants.

I was pretty tired by the time I finished those 2 chores, but I still wanted to buy paint for the nursery so I sucked it up and went to Lowe's. Choosing a paint color was even harder than finding fabric at Mary Jo's. There are so many colors that looked awesome with the bedding so I just stood there for 20 minutes comparing those little paint swatches. I settled on a color somewhere between light plum and lavender. I can't wait to start painting, which I know thrills Todd to no end ;-)! I was really hoping to paint before the furniture was put in, but that isn't an option anymore because BRU called Thursday and said the crib and dresser are here! I was fully expecting them to tell me the furniture had been put on back order or something after all the drama there last week, especially since it had only been 6 days since we ordered. So, I volunteered Dad and Todd's parents to help me go pick it up tomorrow since Todd is not here. I can't wait to see it. Not that I can do anything with it yet, but that's just one more thing done. I still need to clean the carpet in there, but I don't want to do that until we get the couch and recliner out of there. I am trying to work on the patience, but I really can't wait to see the room done!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Furniture and bedding ordered

2 big check marks for us. We ordered the bedding Thursday night. We had it picked out before we knew the sex so we just hit order on the website and it will be here Monday! I think it's very cute and not "babyish" so it should hopefully last until Aubrey is a toddler.

We also ordered her furniture today. We had intended to get white but the sales person at BRU said they couldn't guarantee when or if they would be able to order the white set we liked. So, we decided to go with a color similar to the bedding photo and found furniture in an espresso color that we liked. We spent a small fortune, but the crib converts to a toddler bed, day bed, and then full size bed so it could very well last us until she is in college. We also bought the matching dresser which will serve as the changing table. I am pretty excited that she will have nice furniture and I can't wait to see it when it gets here!
We also planned to order the glider, but of course the one we wanted wasn't available to order yet, so as soon as they give us the call, we will put it on order. I can't find a good picture because we are having it special ordered, but it is pretty and comfortable!

Her nursery is really coming together. Next on the list will be paint. Todd is not looking forward to it, but I can't wait!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

It's a....

...Girl!!! Aww, I am so excited. I was convinced it was a boy so when we saw the girl shot on the screen I was in shock. Of course, Todd's first comment was "I better load up on ammunition." I think he's in love already.

So, introducing Miss Aubrey Grace!!!

No doubt she's a girl!

Everything looked great during the ultrasound and she weighs a whopping 8 ounces! Now, we only have to wait 5 months to hold her!

But, on a different stroke, let the shopping begin!

Friday, August 8, 2008

16 week check up

Nothing too exciting, today, but no complaints either. Baby's heartbeat was 155 and it (man I can't wait to say he/she) has moved up and more to the middle of my belly. Blood pressure was great. I was a little concerned about the # on the scale when I got on, but no one else seemed to be concerned, so I won't stress that too much. The worst part about today was learning I have to collect urine all day Sunday and take it back on Monday so they can have a baseline protein level if I ever develop preeclampsia. Yuck. That means I will be late to work on Monday and have to work through lunch, even more yuck. But, I know sacrifice is the name of the motherhood game, so I am learning to deal.

I have finally started working out again and that feels good. I am trying to find more prenatal exercise videos, but most stores don't stock them. So, I did a light modified version of Tae Bo yesterday and that almost kicked my butt, so I don't know if I'll do that again. The prenatal yoga is just boring to me and I am not supposed to be on my back anymore, so Pilates is out. And, it's too hot outside to walk. So, I am heading out to Barnes and Noble in a few minutes to check out what they may have.

The other bummer is I have almost completely outgrown most of my pre-pregnancy clothes. So, I am stuck with a pretty limited wardrobe for a while. I don't want to buy any more summery things right now because I won't wear them much longer. I started looking for pants and winter clothes, but I haven't found much. My Bella bands might work for a while, but I am really going to need some true maternity winter pants for work in the next few months. I know, more excuses to shop, but I just have a hard time justifying clothes for 9 months. Plus, I am trying to save money for Vegas and so spending is kind of limited.

Only 12 more days until the BIG ultrasound. I can't wait!!!!!