Well, we finally got the crib and Jason put it together this week. The bedding color is way off from the wall color, but oh well. It should dull out a little after we wash it, which I figure will happen quite frequently once Eli gets here! :) I didn't find anything else I loved and I can't see spending a ton of money on it anyway.
The Pack N Play was easy to set up and take down. Let's hope Eli likes to relax in there while Momma cleans the house! The nursery is coming along slowly but surely. We have SO much stuff thanks to all of our generous family and friends....and the clearance racks at Kohls! The furniture is in so we will hopefully be getting it this week. The closet will be much easier to organize once we get the crib and dresser all set up! Here is one of the drawings that will be on the walls. It's the Astros' mascot rabbit. He's still in progress, but looking cute already!
I love this! It's a plush mat for the baby to relax on! Jason and I saw it on an episode of A Baby Story and I thought it was cool, but had no idea where to find them! I was reading some gift ideas today and ran across the website for them and was excited! They have several other styles too, but I kinda like this doggie! Here's a link to the other critters: http://www.shopbestever.com/new-baby.html I think I will need to get one! :)
The games at the shower were some of the funniest ones I have ever seen played. People were pretty intense about studying the 'soiled' diapers to figure out what candy bar was in there. The guys had to see who could drink a bottle of juice the fastest, and OH MY was that fun to watch! I really had the best hostesses and I know I will always remember how fun the shower was!
I just wanted to share a few pictures from our baby shower on Sunday. It was so fun and the girls really made it special with all the fun decorations and games. We had so many friends show up to celebrate with us and their generosity was almost overwhelming. Eli now has a room full of cute baby stuff, as you can see in the last picture! His furniture should be in next week so hopefully there will be some pictures of a beautiful, ORGANIZED nursery to share!
The best surprise was my friend Brandy and her family flying down from Maryland to join in on the fun. It was so good to see them and I already miss them.
When the rumors started a few months ago that New Kids were reuniting, I was so excited. It seemed like it was JUST a rumor, but then they came out and announced it was for real. I said if they came near here, I was going, even if I was 9 months pregnant at the time! I found out earlier in the week that they were coming to Houston in October! Well, I now have tickets to go! My great friend Heather was kind enough to join me as we go back to our 8th grade years! I'm glad Eli will be too young to be embarrassed that his mom is so crazy over this new OLD boy band! :)