Saturday, June 27, 2009

Baby shower pictures and other wonderful gifts!

Ok, so this post has already taken me almost half an hour and I'm just now starting to write! The downside of Blogger is that it takes forever to upload pictures! If any of you other blogger users knows a quicker way to upload pictures on here, please let me know, it was really frustrating and I ended up not posting as many as I wanted simply because it was taking forever. That being said, if you're my friend on Facebook, I have these and more that I just posted so you can check them out on there as well.

Oooook. So I thought I would post some pictures of some of the big items we have received lately as well as pictures from my baby shower that my church had for me today. The first thing I'll show pictures of will be the travel system my parents bought for Brooklyn. I picked out a relatively inexpensive one in neutral colors that could be used down the road if/when I have a boy. I really liked it, thought it looked like good quality and it's also not huge and bulky like some that I've seen and pushed around before. So here it is: It's got a jungle theme and I'll be buying the matching pack n' play for it for Brooklyn to use to sleep in our room when we first bring her home.

The whole thing put together
Close-up of it so you can see the print.
Mom/Geemaw showing off what she got. :)

The next group of pictures are from my baby shower today. I didn't post a bunch on here because of how long it was taking. I have several more of these posted on my Facebook account if you want to see them. Sometimes I feel like posting too many pictures from a shower is boring for other people since it's me sitting in the same seat opening up different presents. So I just posted a couple so you could get an idea of how it went.

The adorable cake which read: Special Delivery: Brooklyn. I thought that was really cute!

"The" picture of me opening gifts. Heather sat next to me and wrote down what each person gave me. Thanks!
The pile of loot! We got so many wonderful gifts and I just can't wait to get to use them with Brooklyn. Now I have the fun task of putting everything away and organizing. I have one more big item to get - a changing table - and I'll have everything I need for the nursery (minus the bedding set which is coming in the mail and will hopefully be here by the end of next week!).

The next group of photos are of what Uncle Bryan bought Brooklyn. I was in shock when my mom called me from Babys R' Us to tell me that Bryan was looking at cribs and wanted to know which one we would prefer. I had already picked out a cheap one we found at Walmart because we couldn't afford a super nice one. Well, he was very generous and wanted to get Brooklyn a much nicer crib and mattress. We ended up getting this crib in "espresso" color, which is fancy for dark brown. It's real wood and very sturdy and it's a 4-in-1 crib that will convert into a toddler bed and day bed and will last us for all of our kids to come. Here are some pics of Bryan and Waylon putting it together and then a final pic of it when it all got finished. While they were putting it together, I looked online to find a bedding set that would go with this one better than the one I had previously picked out. I found an AWESOME deal on a 10-piece set so my mom and I hopped in the car to go buy it. When we got there, we were very disappointed to find they didn't have it in the store. So we came back and I went to order it online and that's when I saw right next to the picture of it that it said "This item only available online." DUH! I could have saved us a trip if I had just read that. Anyways, I went ahead and ordered it and we will hopefully be getting it in the mail in the next week. I can't wait to get it and put everything on it. I'll find a picture of it and post it on here if we don't get the bedding in here pretty soon. 

Waylon reading the directions before doing anything   

The finished Product! Very Nice!!

Sorry these last pictures came out all over the place - I had a really hard time with getting them in the right positions and finally gave up. Then blogger kept putting the font into blue with underlining! I was getting so angry!

This last picture (hopefully I can post it right!) is a picture of the diaper bag aunt Mel sent for Brooklyn. I love it and think it's so pretty! I put it in the crib because there was nowhere else that was a good background for it to where you could see the bag clearly without being distracted by everything else. 

So there you have it. Some pictures to tide you over until the next batch. I do promise to have some pictures of the house now that it is complete. The problem is that I can't seem to keep it clean because as soon as I get something organized, we open another box and there's more stuff to put up. I'll probably spend this next week organizing like crazy, getting the nursery all set up and then once the whole house is in order (for all of 1 hour) I'll run through and take some pictures to post on here. I really do want to do that, it's just been crazy for me and I've been so tired I haven't been able to do as much cleaning as I would like to.

I'm very thankful for my wonderful family who has showered me with wonderful gifts and for everyone who came to my shower today at church and showed their support and encouragement to Waylon and I as we bring a little life into the world. We can't wait to meet Brooklyn and bond with her and watch her grow and share her with our families. I can't believe I'm going to be a mommy! Once the crib was set up yesterday, I think it finally started hitting me for real. There is going to be a real baby sleeping in that room! WOW!! It's hard to imagine!

Well, I'm going to go now b/c I've been working on this post for an hour now and I need to lay back and try to get Brooklyn to get in a better position. Right now her little rear-end is up in my ribs and I'm VERY uncomfortable!


Stef and Jared said...

you had a great shower!!!!!! im so excited for Brooklyn to be here! Im sure not as excited as you!!!!!!!!

Grace said...

Looks like you had a great shower! Your crib is beautiful too! I'm getting really excited for you!

Aileen said...

It looks like you have most of what you need now after your shower today! I thought it went great:)Good idea getting the nursery set up soon. YOu never know when Brooklyn is going to make her appearance! Enjoyed all the pictures even though I was there. lol.

Melissa@MamaMonoblogs said...

Looked like a wonderful shower! The crib was a very generous gift from Bryan. I guess he does love you after all! lol Like I said before, wish I could have been there.