Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Some things just sound simple....

I started out on what was supposed to be a simple task, making Cason's bed. As I mentioned earlier, I had to get all of his bedding because Target is making room for something else in January and all the Dwell Circle bedding is on clearance. I prefer to buy things on clearance so I'm not upset about this, I just wasn't planning on buying it quite yet. I was going to wait to put the bedding on but I couldn't stand looking at the empty room any longer and needed some inspiration to keep going. I washed all the sheets last night and set out on the task this morning of making the bed. Simple. Small mattress, small sheets, no big deal.
After 30 minutes of sweating and heavy breathing, I finally wrestled all the bedding on. This was no small task. Tiny mattress made no difference. You get the bed skirt on and straightened out, and plop the mattress in only to shift the bed skirt to a completely wrong position. So, you reach to fingers between the regulation bars and try and pull the bed skirt back into position. Then, you start putting the mattress pad on the mattress only to realize that when you lift the corner of the mattress up, you have also grabbed the corner of the bed skirt and re-positioned it yet again. More tugging and straightening. Then the sheet which wasn't terribly difficult except that it's stripes and I want all the stripes to be running parallel with the bed not angled like they did at my first attempt to get them on the mattress. Then comes the bumper pad. The thing that makes cribs the cutest. It's great in theory except when you have one of those cribs where the front side lowers for us short people, then, how does the bumper stay in place when you lower the front. I did not try this move once I got it on, and I'm no expert, but from the looks of things, it ain't going to work. Oh well, we will figure that out when the baby is here. For now I think the crib looks much better.

Disclaimer: I realize that the use of pillows and other accessories is not recommended in a crib when the baby is in there for risk of suffocation. These were placed in the crib strictly for photographic effect and will be removed before Cason is placed in the crib. They are so cute though, aren't they?

I guess what is most upsetting about the crib being so darn difficult to make is that i hear that babies often have leaking problems when sleeping, and the bed might require changing often. I was already prepared for this by stocking up on extra sheets that match my collection as well as white ones. I figured changing the bed often would be no big deal, again, tiny mattress, very simple. Well, if I have to go through that every time, count me out, Cason is sleeping on plastic because this crib is staying like it is!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas. We sure did! We are always able to visit both families so that makes it a lot of fun.
As you can see above we have selected a name for the new baby and I get more and more excited each day as we continue to prepare for him. It's a bit overwhelming being in the final months but also nice knowing that the pregnancy part is going to have an end. I will have pictures of the nursery to post soon. It's far from being done but my bedding went on clearance at Target so I have most of it now and I just couldn't wait to get it put on the bed so it's in the wash (with special detergent) and I'll put it on the bed tonight or tomorrow morning.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

It's a Start

Thanks to some generous friends, they loaned us a crib so we officially have 1 item in the nursery. it's painted the brown color found in the sheets and the floors are stained. They look so good i hate to cover it up with a rug! Now I just need about a million more things :-)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Pregnancy and the Dentist

I already wasn't looking forward to my trip becuase I have experienced the bleeding gums symptom that faces many pregnant women. I'm not a huge fan of the dentist anyways but add being uncomfortable and having bleeding, tender gums on top of that and I was dreading it.
So, I tell her right at the beginning, my gums bleed, I would prefer not to drown in my own blood so please be gentile. Well, i guess that was the kiss of death becuase there was no gentile. I was pretty ticked by the end of it actually. I know it is her job to get my mouth clean and disease free but I really think they should give pregnant people a break. They actually say we need extra attention because of the sensitive bleeding gums thing but by the time she got through, I wish I had skipped the appointment and risked the extra cavity- the filling would have hurt less. I think I was still bleeding when I left and went to the car. As I was checking out they had the nerve to tell me that pregnant women should come to the dentist MORE often than normal. I looked at that woman like she was crazy and said "no thanks". Not only does insurance not cover that, I cannot loose any more blood! So, against all dr's recomendations, I advise pregnant women not to go to the dentist... But don't tell anyone I said that!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Catching Up!

Wow, it's been a crazy week couple of weeks. Let's start with last week, we decided to have a professional stain our concrete in the back of the house. We have always intended to have a hard surface in the back but never got around to it. After we stained the den, we decided it was worth the money to have someone do it for us... especially since I'm not much help these days. So, we had to move out of the house because of the chemicals and the stain so last week, we spent 2 nights at a friends house, 2 nights at Great Wolf Lodge (more on that later) then we were back in the house as long as we wore little blue booties over our shoes if we walked on the concrete. It looks amazing and we are so happy but as you can imagine, nothing is in the right place and we have spent this week trying to get everything back to normal, but that's taking much longer than I had hoped.
I put a picture of the concrete in the hallway and a view of the newly re-decorated guest room. I've been waiting to take pictures of this room until it is finished but that's taking longer than expected (hmmm, is that a theme?). Lastly i got the word "Create" from the company Uppercase Living that does wall words and put it in the guest room/office. I think it turned out quite well!

Looks like someone needs to iron the bedspread and curtains.... any volunteers?

If you want your own one of these or another phrase, go to the Uppercase Living web site.

Monday, December 1, 2008

It's the most, wonderful time, of the year!

Christmas decorations are finally up. I'm sure this won't be my only pictures but it's a start. I love having the deorations up and letting the christmas lights be the only lighting in the living room, so fun!

Craft Weekend

Before I talk about craft weekend, I wanted to let everyone know that i'm feeling much better. I still have a lingering cough but that's pretty typical of a cold. My lower back has started hurting after standing but that's something I expected as well because of the baby in the front. All in all, I'm doing okay and I think it's due to your prayers, I really appreciate it!

So, a few weekends ago, mom and I went to a cool hotel in dallas to do crafts and chill out for the weekend. Here's her photos of the hotel- Hotel Belmont. Here are the photos of my craft projects. I made 2 necklaces with beads I got at michaels, some decorative letters for my Christmas Tree, and a bunch of cards for a friend who ordered them. A very productive weekend all in all.

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