Sunday, August 23, 2009

Baby preparation

I figure it's time to write a new post. There's not much new in the Baby Front. We're still waiting anxiously for our Little Mister to make his entrance into the world.

Here are some of things we've done in preparation for Baby:

  • Sanded back deck
  • Stained/painted deck (because it will never get done if it's not done now!)
  • Scrubbed the basinette until it shined
  • Moved everything into/out of Baby's room
  • Put together crib
  • cleaned crib and "fixed" all the scratches with furniture oil
  • edged all carpeting
  • cleaned all baseboards
  • Cleaned all carpets (with a Rug Doctor)
  • a dozen other random things I can't think of at the moment

I still have a list of things I need to do before we go to Mississippi, but I know I'll never get them all done. Plus, I'm sure there's got to be some things I'll forget to do. Hopefully it's nothing that can't wait!


Up until this past Saturday we had only a handful of baby items. A beautiful thing happened on Saturday to change all of that: BABY SHOWERS! That's right. I said showers- with an "s". I had a ward shower from 12:00-2:00, and then a family/other-friends shower from 3:00-5:00. We are amazed at the generosity of our friends and family, and are so grateful for their help. Now we feel much better and have most of the things we need. All the baby stuff is so cute (yes, even the diaper cream is cute!) and it makes me want our baby to come NOW!

One highlight of my Shower Day was that my friend Becky from Arizona flew in and surprised me! She flew in just for my shower, and left the next day! Boy, did I feel special. Because she came all the way out for me, I feel I at least owe her a picture on my blog. Here's Becky and I. We've been friends since middle school and she is one of my dearest friends in the whole world.

I also had some very cute cakes that were made for my showers. The following cake was made by my friend Heather for my first shower.

Pretty funny, huh?

And then, at my next shower, my friend Raven made these cute mini-cakes. There were 10 mini-cakes, and together they spelled out the words "Welcome Baby".

Aren't these wonderful? She has a business called Dollhouse Cakes.

Thank you, thank you, thank you to all our family and friends for all your support! It means a lot to us that you care so much. It is impossible to say how overwhelmed we feel with the love and support we have received. Everything has come together so smoothly, and we feel this is the way it was always meant to be. Thanks again, everyone!


mikensi said...

I felt like crying when you were giving the shpill on the adoption and what's to come! And, this was the only baby shower I was actually excited to go to, ha ha! You guys are awesome and I'm glad we are family!

Jasmin said...

First of all, kudos to you for getting all of that done! That's an impressive list! And I'm glad you still have a long one because you need to be busy to keep your mind off just waiting and waiting...

Second, that baby-bottom cake is hilarious! So funny! And that's a great picture of you and Becky.

Third, LOVE YOU!!!

Amy said...

I'm so bummed I couldn't make it to the shower! Too bad the yearly family vacation was on the same weekend. The cakes were way cute! I got you a little something that I'll have to bring by soon.