Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Nursery Inspirations

So, I'm sitting on the couch this morning, and TV is really boring!  Drew Carey was never destined to host The Price is Right!  Bleh!  So I started wandering around the internet and ended up on the Pottery Barn Kids page.  Of course I sucked Sam into looking at it with me...sorry Cerner, I promise he works most of the time, we'll call it a smoke break!  Anyhoo...I've picked 2 nurseries that I want to use as my inspiration to create our nursery!  I say inspiration, because I just can justify spending over $100 on a fitted sheet, crib sheet & crib skirt when there are so many free tutorials out there, and I can buy the fabric for less than that.  Especially when I want to splurge on an upholstered swivel rocking chair.  Sigh!  So comfortable! 

So here're the inspiration rooms. 
I'm not sure how to recreate the polka dots.  I'll have to look for fabric b/c I am not (repeat NOT) sewing individual circles on anything!  I'm not that crazy!! 
The boy bumper reminds me of a quilt I saw on a blog that was made from old shirts her husband had worn out.  I like the idea of using Sam's old shirts for something for the baby!

We won't find out what we're having until sometime in February, but you know me, I'm always planning ahead.  Whatcha think?

Announcement (could July be overtaking February as my favorite month?)

Most of you are already aware of this, but some of you may not have heard...around July 30 Sam and I will be welcoming a new addition to our family!  We are so very thrilled.  (Understatement of the century)  Here's the picture of our little seahouse from about 2 weeks ago.  The head is at the bottom.

Yesterday we got to hear the heartbeat for the first time during our 10 week check up! It's been a bit rough on my body (I've been on a pseudo bed rest since Dec 9), but totally worth it. The good thing is that I'm used to being alone most of the time, so I'm not usually climbing the walls, I just have to adjust to watching Sam doing all of the housework.  It's harder than you might think.  I've had to get over the guilt that he works a full day and then comes home to have to clean the house as well.  He assures me that he's happy to do it, though.  Gotta love that man.  I do get to go the church on Sundays, so that helps with the cabin fever.  So that's where we are right now.  We meet with our new and permenant Dr on the afternoon of the 18th.  Hopefully, things will be better by then and I can start moving around again.  If not, it's all good.  I'm getting some good internet nursery inspiration and if I could ever remember to bring down my crocheting, I could proably finish up all my mostly finished projects!  LOL  So if i can get on the ball with that, I'll post pics as I complete something.  I just wanted to thank all our wonderful friends and family who have suffered along with us for these long 14 years.  Thank you for your prayers and encouragement.  We're are so thankful to have all of you in our lives!  I can't wait to introduce you to baby Audrey/William????  Still working on names.  Maybe I'll put up a poll sometime much later!