I had two showers this weekend. One on Friday and one on Saturday. I know… I’m so SO special right? I do have to admit, it feels nice to be loved! Friday was the company shower and they pulled out all the stops. There were decorations galore and a beautiful cake with Parker’s name on it. It was nice to see everyone in the office since I’m at Verizon majority of the time and I’m very rarely in the office. What a nice treat!
Leslie hosted the “CWOK” or should it be “CWK” shower on Saturday at her house and it was wonderful. I got an adorable eco-friendly diaper cake along with many other baby essentials that we are sure to use in the coming weeks. It was nice to catch up with friends and watch their cute little kids run around, make faces, and be goofy.
The nursery is getting stocked full with all the shower gifts. I got some great drawer organizer bins from Ikea and each drawer is organized with socks, onsies, long pajamas, sleep sacks, blankets etc. I was going through my organization of each drawer with Dan last night and I don’t think I’ve ever seen him yawn so much. I guess it’s a “Mom” thing…
Today official marks my LAST birthday as a non-parent or a “DINK” (Duel Income No Kids). I’m not sad at all…I’m ready to be a mommy.
Saturday Dan got me the sweetest birthday gift (early). He knows how much I love butterflies and the color purple, so he got me a 14k white gold necklace with a butterfly pendant that has amethyst stones on it. It is so beautiful. Apparently, that wasn’t it though… To my suprise when I came home from work today, he had a card and another Zales box to give me. I opened it up and it was a matching ring with three amathyst stones in it!! I absolutely love it. I was so shocked to see he got me yet another gift. I am certain that I have the best husband ever!
Thursday night Jen and I are headed to Marietta to try to score some steals at the All 4 Kids consignment sale. We got a preview pass that lets us in before the madness on Friday and Saturday. I’m hoping that I can find the few deals that’ll make the trip worth it. I got some wonderful things during the last sale, so I’m hoping that I’ll be able to find some nice gently used things Parker needs.
I can’t wait until Saturday. Dan and I will be celebrating both of our birthdays (Dan’s is on the 31st) and also just taking a weekend of relaxation before the baby comes by going up to Dahlonega. We’ll be staying at a bed and breakfast up there on Saturday night and eating lunch at The Smith House, which is our favorite family style southern cooking place.
I found this place Cake Clothing Co. through my friend Danielle that I work with and she makes these wallets (among other things) that are SO stink’n cute. I’m getting one. It’ll be the perfect thing for when I’m carrying around the diaper bag as my “mom purse” and I can use the wallet to keep all my essentials plus my iphone without having to bring along a second purse. I’ll post pictures when I get it. I love buying from creative artistic people. They deserve the money so much more than the mega-stores that sell the cookie cutter wallets that everyone else has.
This week I’m going to start on getting the hospital bag ready…Yep, that’s right. 35 weeks along! (34 days until the due date and two weeks until he’s full term). So, apparently the hospital bag is pretty important right now. I’ve got my list of stuff I want to pack… I know, I’m a crazy woman…I can’t help it. Some of the things will have to wait for obvious reasons, but it makes me feel better to have it on a list that I can check off. Am I missing anything? Bringing too much?
Items to bring to the hospital
1. 2-3 changes of clothes for myself and Dan
2. toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, makeup, shampoo/conditioner)
3. blow dryer
5. blanket for the baby
7. exercise ball
8. 2 night gowns
9. camera/camcorder & charger
10. baby keepsake book
11. calming music CDs
12. phone number to diaper service, pediatrician and other important numbers
13. nursing bra/pads
14. massager and oil
16. snacks and change for vending
17. extra copy of my birth plan
18. extra pillows from home
19. focal point picture
20. laptop and movies
21. cell phone & phone charger
24. helpful childbirth books/guides from class
25. Going home outfit for Parker