Thursday, October 14, 2010

Bit By Bit

We're definitely making some progress on getting ready for baby.  It's funny, because I hop on babycenter.com all the time, and in the forums for my birth club (the month of your due date) people are talking about having their hospital bag ready and their nursery has been finished for weeks.  Seems a little OCD to have a hospital bag packed with 10+ weeks to go... but maybe that's just me.  I'll be totally content if we have bedding in the crib, a place to change diapers and store clothes, and a some art on the wall by the time baby arrives. Even though I've been working on lots of projects, I'm not sure they'll all have a "home" before our little girl is here.

Spencer painted the room on conference Saturday with Benjamin Moore's Dolphin's Cove (mixed in Behr Satin paint) and it turned out just lovely.  It was exactly what I wanted.  We're still debating painting the trim and ceiling since they could both use it, but I've brought in a few things to see if "the look" is coming together how I imagined it.  So far, so good.
Isn't the little owl toy cute?  I made it one afternoon last week and I'm quite proud -- no tutorial or pattern, I just used some scraps and winged it (no pun intended) after seeing how cute this was.  I added a little loop of ribbon too, so we can use those linky things to attach it to... well, anything. :)  I made the ball in a few minutes on Saturday.

I started writing this a few days ago - now we've got the crib set up, I made a crib skirt and my cute yellow sunshine quilt is hanging over the side.  We found a dresser in the as-is section of Ikea (so nice that we saved $50 AND didn't have to assemble it!) which will double as a changing table.  The moses basket is ready and has new bedding that my mom and I made together over conference weekend.  The roman shades are done and only need to be mounted in the windows.  With all we've gotten done, I still feel like there's much to do and my energy wanes as I get a little more uncomfortable each day.  Soon enough it will all be worth it.

4 comments:

MegRuth said...

I am so excited to see how it all comes together. Just this little section is fantastic!

I love your owl!

Nga said...

the owl turned out great! and i love the color of the nursery! too cute!!
i know what you mean about people being overly prepared! i've got friends who are due AFTER me who've already got their showers and everything else planned out already! we haven't even registered yet! haha!

Joanna said...

Crazy - it's getting so close! What I really want to see as well, though, are some pictures of my pregnant Saritas! You need to send or post some so I can picture you as a soon-to-be mother since I miss out on being there near you. :)

Katie said...

I'm so impressed, Sarah, and I love the colors! So cute. I'm excited to see the room all finished. In my opinion, packing your bags too early makes the last few weeks drag even more than they already do. :)

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