Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Plans, What Plans?

I had a long list of things to accomplish today, but true to form, I didn't get even halfway through the list.  I did make it to Target for a potty chair (and all the other things I buy there that are never on any list), I cleaned my closet, I spent over an hour this afternoon on a baby names website creating a "short list" and I ordered the fabrics I have been drooling over for Impossible P's quilt.

I know that infants don't use quilts, but I have been researching and preparing for this quilt since I found out I was pregnant.  I want to finish this one before she's born (instead of a year after she is born like I did with Monroe).  I love the fabrics I chose!  They each really go with the shabby chic look I'm going for.  I'll be sure to post pics when they arrive.

For Monroe's room, we have decided to get her a toddler bed.  The thought of my little tiny girlie in a twin bed makes me cringe.  The bed I really want to get her has been in my head even before I knew I was pregnant with Monroe.  I saw it at Ikea years ago and thought it was so adorable.

Isn't it cute?!  I just love it.  The bed can extend as her little legs grow. You have to buy an expanding mattress, which makes little to no sense to me. I guess I will have to see it to understand.  I am going to get some cute little sheets and use the Brooke Bedding Toddler Quilt that I already have.  Just to be thorough, I thought I would check out this crib/bed store down the street tomorrow, but I'm pretty much set on this one. 

I picked up the first little something for I.P.'s room tonight at HomeGoods (see below). I've decided to start looking for little things slowly and hopefully, by the time she comes, the room will be all ready to go.  Also, as soon as I'm done writing this, I'm headed right downstairs to work on the mobile. I have a pattern for the little birds and I can't wait to start sewing.  I just need to find the perfect branch.  If you live around here, and find a good looking branch, let me know!  

So to put everyone's mind at ease, I have decided to put potty training on hold.  I did buy a potty chair because I thought it would be wise to have it around.  Her Elmo doll has a potty that is about the size of a grapefruit and she is constantly trying to sit on it.  As you may have guessed, this usually ends up with her falling over.  I figured it was time for one her own size.  She was super excited about it and carried it all over creation.  She also spent long amounts of time just sitting on it.  Then she would get toilet paper to wipe her diapered and clothed bottom.  

Again, I'm not pushing it, I'm just going to have it available to her for when the time is right.  I wish I had taken pics of her on the potty.  I'll have to do that tomorrow.  I appreciate the advice I got from Hanne and Kaylee, both moms of two with years of experience under their belts.

Today, when I was cleaning my closet, I kept hearing Monroe making kissing noises.  I looked over and she was standing at our full length mirror kissing it.  It was so funny to see.  She got really embarrassed when she realized I was watching her.  I'm glad I was able to catch her in the act! 

So much for my meal plan for this week.  Tonight the Meharry's invited us to go to Sweet Tomatoes and who are we to turn such an invitation down?!  I'm so glad we went.  The kiddos and the adults had a blast and the food really hit the spot.  Good times! 

Two of my friends had babies today!  Isn't that great?!  I thought I would update the list of expecting friends.  It truly is an epidemic.  I know there are more that I can't think of...

1) Tasha (friend from college+) (Girl)
2) Daniela (friend from college +) (Boy)
3) Kristina (friend from Tulsa) (Girl)
4) Paige (friend/roommate from college) (Boy)
5) Nikki (friend from work) (Had girl 4/27/11, "Teegan Michaela") 
6) Lisa (friend from work) 
7) Donna (friend from Chicago) (Boy)
8) Jenny (friend from highschool/college) (Girl)
9) Jesenia (friend from Tulsa) (Boy)
10) Mildred (friend from Tulsa) 
11) Becky (friend from Chicago) (Not finding out)
12) Jessica (friend from college) (Had girl 4/27/11 "Rachel Mae")
13) Courtney (friend from college +) 
14) Heidi (friend from college) 
15) Jessica (friend from Florida) 
16) Jillian (friend from work) Boy
17) Lisa (friend from Florida)

Is anyone else pretty excited about the Royal Wedding?!  I have to admit, I'm excited, but I do think that we're all going a little bit overboard here in the US.  I mean, last night, during the NBA Playoffs they were doing a "Countdown to the Royal Wedding" and one of the commentators was talking about it.  That's getting out of hand.  I can totally understand why some people think we need to tone it down a little! 

On facebook today, someone posted this thing to help you figure out your Royal Wedding guest name.  You start with either Lord or Lady.  Your first name is one of your grandparent's names.  Your surname is hyphenated: the name of your first pet with the name of the street you grew up on.   Some people's were perfect.  Examples:  Lady Aubrey Fluffernut-Pinecrest or Lord Howard Whapeton-Lori.  Mine, however, not so much...Lady Vivian Bubba-15th.  Mine stinks!  What a bummer.  I definitely am not getting an invite:(

Well, I better go.  I've got some sewing to do and I have so many things I have on my list for tomorrow.  I have to rest up if I'm going to be able to NOT accomplish them all! 

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