Sunday, March 25, 2012

Nursery Prep

TRUTH:  I don't know how to decorate and I don't really enjoy it.  Put me in the kitchen, and I'm happy.  I love cooking and baking and trying new food items, but I have no clue how to decorate or organize a house, much less a baby nursery!!

Here's all we have of our nursery so far:

We got this quilt from Nathalie Harris and Dianne Alexandre for our wedding, and it's a perfect baby girl quilt!  We have some lavender crib sheets.

Since baby could be here in possibly 6 weeks (But I hope she takes a little longer than that), I need to make some decisions!  :)  So I'm looking at art for above the crib.  I love the art on Etsy and I wanted to share some of the fun things that I found!  Some are canvas and some are prints to be framed.  Doesn't canvas sound nice??  Then I don't have to figure out how to frame something all pretty-ish.  Most things can be custom made in the color we want:

So fun!  We've pretty much made our decision, and once we get the art in 4-5 weeks, I'll have to take a pretty pic for the blog:)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Turning Thirty

I turned 30 in February.  There is definitely a youthful feeling that accompanies being a twenty-something.  I was a little nervous about turning 30, but I was totally fine with it until the day after my birthday.  I think I finally realized my 20's were gone and they weren't ever coming back!

My 30th birthday was very special because of the people in my life.  We had a baby appointment on my birthday, then Paul surprised me with a yummy dinner and hotel stay in Fort Collins that night.  He also made me an amazing chocolate cake and had the waiter bring it out after dinner:)  By the way, he did all of this while being deathly ill (only a slight exaggeration) with an ear infection and cold.

So the next day we were driving back to Cheyenne and I was reflecting on how I would never get my 20's back lol.  We got home and this is what I walked into (photos courtesy Heidi):

My husband and my dear friend Summer organized it.  I felt so loved (and surprised:).  I still feel overwhelmed that they would do this for me.  It was so fun and made my 30th birthday so magical and happy!  That everyone may feel so special on their decade change!  :)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

31 Weeks

Here is baby at 31 weeks.  She is sticking straight out as predicted (I'm super short-waisted), and she is cute as ever!

A lady at work told me I look like an eggplant in this outfit.  I was left without words for a moment, but then just said, "Thank you!"  My co-workers and I got quite a kick out of that one.

And this is my post-bathroom-cleaning outfit:

We had her 5th ultrasound this past week (I know... a TON for different reasons).  She is measuring in the 32nd percentile and is 3 pounds 8 ounces!!  She is healthy and growing just beautifully.  The ultrasound tech said I'll probably have a smaller baby and that is FINE by me.... (alreadysoscaredforlaboranddelivery) as long as she's healthy:)

Paul and I toured the hospital where she'll be delivered.  It's all becoming so REAL so quickly.  We are so excited to meet her.


There is simply nothing like BFFs.  Kate and Katie (sans Many, which was the only sadness in our weekend) came to Cheyenne to visit for the weekend.  I LOVE them!  I am so lucky to have the kindest, sweetest friends!!

Katie does fabulous job with detail, so for a more thorough version of the weekend, click here.

Even though they already sent baby girl some gifts... they brought some accessories with them!  This is wonderful because I struggle with accessories.  Katie's sister Tina made the adorable owl hat and little knitted sandals:

Kate got baby girl some Smartwool socks!  I own several pairs myself and cannot wait to be twinners with my little girl.

Cutest accessories ever!

We crafted.  Katie taught us how to sponge paint.  I painted this little stool for future Hendrickson children to use when they are brushing their teeth or washing their little hands.

We, of course, ate very well.

Until next time!  Arizona 2013!!  (Many, you better be there next time.)