Sunday, May 15, 2011

Nursery Update

Well, things are almost completely ready for Elliott's arrival!  He is full term, and we are just eagerly waiting his arrival.  I am trying to get through the rest of the year at work before he comes -- we have two more weeks left!

Yesterday we finally picked out a dresser for his room, but it won't arrive for 4-6 weeks!  Fortunately, we don't have to use his crib for a while, since he will be spending at least his first month in the co-sleeper in our bedroom.

His baby shower was on April 30th, and it was so amazing!  We felt an overwhelming amount of love and support from our friends and family.  He received so many thoughtful, sentimental, home-made gifts!  What talented friends and family we have!  Our friend, Jenn, made Elliott a crocheted dog doll.  When she informed us that it was an Ollie dog, with head tilt and stubby tail included, I lost it.  Tears were flowing all around.  I know that Elliott will love that Ollie dog replica.  Octavia made us a beautiful hand crocheted quilt for tummy time!  My grandma made us an extremely soft, green, hand-knitted quilt for cuddling in the cooler months.  Chris' great Aunt Shirley and Uncle Jack hand quilted an I Spy quilt!  He also received a hand-knitted quilt from a past neighbor of mine when I was growing up.  My sister-in-law made the most AMAZING mobile with hand felted forest creatures.  All of my closest friends were there as well as my closest girls from KU!!  Monique came all the way from Colorado, Jackie and Roy from Dallas, Heather from Houston, and Andy and Andrea came from Atlanta!  Shawnee came down from Kalamazoo for the occasion as well!  I was so touched that they all made the trek just for Elliott's baby shower!  It was a great, busy, reunion weekend.

Nursery (Sorry it's blurry, I blame it on the hunger shakes)

Another view of the nursery

Blurry closet

Crib with beautiful prints given to us by Belen and Drew

Crib full of clothes and Bum Genius diapers (yes, we are planning on cloth diapering -- go green!)

I Spy quilt from Aunt Shirley and Uncle Jack

J'aime's beautiful mobile

Nancy's hand knitted quilt

Octavia's tummy time crocheted quilt

Crocheted Ollie dog from Jenn K

Print from Tiny Showcase and Elliott bowl thrown on the wheel and glazed by Chris