Friday, August 19, 2011

in which daddy goes back to work

We were lucky that Hubby could take two weeks off work after Emma's birth. While he used vacation time to do it, the last two weeks have been as far from a vacation as he could get... he's cooked, cleaned, done laundry, catered to me as I recovered from the c-section, and been our chauffeur around town, too. Poor Daddy! I bet he's tired.

This morning was a little hard as he kissed us goodbye to go back to work. Now, it's just me and Baby at home. It's not the first time we've been alone, but it is the longest stretch. We spent our time napping, feeding, diapering, and then this afternoon we went to the doctor to make sure Emma's gaining weight, which she finally is! We've been to the pediatrician's office four times in the last two weeks. Crazy.


Do you see her cute little ducky feet? :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

hello, baby!


Emma Catherine


was born on Friday, August 5th, at 9:00 AM
Weight: 7 pounds, 3 ounces
Length: 18 3/4 inches


We spent four days in the hospital following my c-section. Baby Emma was breech from 36 weeks on, and didn't turn back to a head down position.

Here we are a few minutes after getting home from the hospital on Tuesday...


And here is our little cutie yesterday...


We are so blessed!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

a tour of the nursery

Baby's nursery is ready to go! And just in the nick of time, too. I've always been a procrastinator. :)

Really, the room has been ready for a while, just chaotic and disorganized. It's a small space and Baby has so much stuff to pack in there! We started in March by painting and ordering the furniture. Slowy but surely, I've been finishing projects for the room, like the wreath, the crocheted throw, a mini quilt, and a toy net.

Here's the whole room. I stood outside the door of the room to take this picture! The window is on the south wall; the crib is on the east wall.


Here's the west wall, with the changing table/dresser unit. I have a fun wall hanging planned for the big empty space above it.


This is the mini quilt I made that hangs above the crib.

Baby has already amassed quite the collection of stuffed animals. (Okay, okay, you beat it out of me. They were mostly all mine and have been in storage for years because I couldn't bear to get rid of them.)

Since it's not a good idea to line her crib with animals, I wanted to buy a toy net to hang in the corner of her room. As I was looking around online I realized that I could crochet one very easily and for free with yarn from my stash, rather than shelling out $15 to buy one.

After a brief online hunt for an easy pattern, I dug out some cotton yarn and made a simple triangle. It's super cute and matches the colors already in her room, however it's really small and only holds three stuffed animals! I actually like that it's not huge, but if I did it again I'd definitely make it bigger.


Now, what do I do with the rest of the storage bin of stuffed animals? Turns out, I haven't really solved my problem yet. :)

Big Bunny is snuggled in between the crib and the closet doors.

Today, Hubby helped me organize the room and clean out the closet to make room for more stuff. We're ready to go!