Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Getting Closer Everyday!

Today I am 29 weeks and counting! Exactly 11 weeks until Evans' due date on August 25th. Sometimes it seems like it is quickly approaching and other times it seems like it will never get here. Regardless, I am almost finished with Evans' room and I am happy with the results. The only thing we are waiting on now is the glider, which was one giant pain in the butt. Typically no stores/companies will ship something as large as a glider to our APO box and I was starting to get really nervous about it. We found ONE glider in all of Mann Mobilia and it was ugly and expensive. On a whim I checked out AAFES.com and was irritated to find out that they DID have gliders but wouldn't ship to APO's. Seriously? A military website that doesn't ship to APO's? Very irritating. As my last hope I went to the AAFES store on the base and asked if they could order the glider for me. SUCCESS!! Not only is the glider ordered, it was inexpensive and I don't have to pay shipping! It could take 12 weeks for it to get here but I really don't care at this point, it is finished!

On Monday, Steph and I hit up Ikea and I bought a bookcase for the nursery. I needed a place to put picture frames, book and other assorted knick knacks. I was nervous that it wouldn't look right but I was super happy with how it turned out. And I even put it together all by myself! I have the bruises under my arms to prove I hauled it upstairs all by myself! Here is how it looks.And I have plenty of room to put more things in there as I get them. When we got home from Greece on Friday I was super excited to find that the rest of the boxes from my shower in Atlanta had arrived as well as the Pottery Barn Kids boxes of the cutest rocking horse EVER and the changing table boxes. Here are pictures of both all set up!My Aunt Kay bought us this super cute lamb chair from Pottery Barn Kids and it arrived as well in the box of shower gifts. He (the lamb chair) is currently sitting where the glider is going to go but he likes his home for the time being.And a close up shot of the crib only because you can see some of the great blankets and animals that we got at our shower. As soon as the glider gets here I will be able to move some of the blanket to it but for now they are all stacked up on the crib. I am well aware that a baby would hardly fit in the crib at this point!Finally, last but certainly not least is my favorite picture that I have taken of Deaner in awhile.He wanted to watch me open up all the shower stuff but waking up at 3:45am to make our flight in Santorini took it's toll on him immediately afterwards. I can assure you that he is not faking and that he slept like that for several hours! Too funny.

Anyways, now that they room is pretty much done I hope I can relax a little bit. I spent today cleaning the house up because I feel like I need to get ahead. I am very aware that it will probably have to be done again before 11 weeks is up but I'm going to try hard to keep it clean. My laundry room has never been cleaner! Tomorrow I need to tackle the kitchen, dining room and den. Yikes! Happy Humpday to everyone!

6 comments:

d.a.r. said...

It's looking GREAT!! I love that shelf, it accentuates the awesome high ceilings but kind of anchors them, too. 11 weeks is going to fly!

Anonymous said...

It all looks great.....Baby Evans is going to just love his room !

EmilyB said...

That zebra rug is just adorable. His room is looking great!! You seem so well prepared for little E to make his appearance!

mabry wynn said...

that room is beyond awesome!!

susanne said...

The baby blue zebra rug is just the best!!

Kari said...

OMG, it love it..amazing job!!! That zebra rug is definately my favorite! ;)