This weekend has been really productive. Saturday we registered at both Target and Walmart. It was eventful, and Drew was enlightened as to how much stuff a baby really needs. We actually agreed on everything, which was a stark contrast to our registration during our engagement. After registering we ate lunch at McAlisters, and then ventured over to a closeout furniture place we've been watching for a rocker/recliner for Brayden's nursery. A recliner was there we liked, and in our price range, so Drew decided we'd get that too! After bringing that home, the Allen's came over to help move the recliner in, and were kind enough to lend an eye on how to lay out the nursery (I mean, we're working with a 10x10 room here people, so things have to be just right or it just doesn't fit!). As a finishing touch, Drew and I purchased a little cross to hang on Brayden's closet.
Today, we went to Linen's and Things to see if they would have any drapes for the nursery. The nursery gets a lot of afternoon sun, which will be counter productive to naptime, so we needed something that was lined, and preferably the kind that keep the heat/cold out. Thankfully there was 1 set left of the navy drapes, and they were 40% off! What a blessing! We still need to get a rod, but we can pick that up from Wal-mart or Target for pretty cheap. I am so glad the nursery is finally starting to come together!
UPDATE: The fabric store I bought the fabric online with has refunded my payment. I am thinking that this means I didn't get my order in in time to get it. Bummer. Off to see if my 2nd option will work. I'll keep you posted.
Being the planner that I am, I had already found fabric I liked for baby bedding. The bedding planning is still in preliminary stages, but since the main fabric I wanted was being discontinued, I went ahead and purchased what I would need for that portion of the fabric. If you know me well at all, you know I love sports, and have always had a deep love for baseball. Mom always jokingly says that I had a baseball in my hands since I was born... not sure if that is accurate, but we're setting Brayden up for the same with his new room. The theme will be vintage baseball. Drew made a baseball bat while he was deployed, so that will be somewhere in the decorations. More to come later, but here's a sneak peak at the outer fabric of the bumper :)
PS-- My doctor bumped my due date up today to April 16th. Not really sure I agree with her because I am pretty sure of my cycle, but she's the doc so whatever. I think he's just a big baby, not necessarily due any sooner. I guess if it gets him out sooner so he'll be a bit smaller, I won't complain. Just please don't be late little Brayden!
Brayden Thomas! He is very healthy, and measuring a week ahead of where I am at gestationally (I am 18 weeks and he's measuring at 19 weeks). He didn't give us a perfect profile, but did stare directly at the 'camera'. We're beyond ecstatic and feel immensely blessed that God has given us a precious little boy!