Saturday, April 16, 2011

One Month to Go!

Lillian only has one month left to "cook"!  Our estimated due date is one month from today and we are READY.  We have been preparing for parenthood for a year and a half, so we have no excuse not to be ready!  With all the amazing hand-me-down clothes we receive from Lillian's cousins, Holden and Layla, she is going to be one well dressed little girl!  I've been able to share the wealth with a couple friends who are also expecting little girls. 
Her nursery is complete.  Holden and Everett help break it in, every time they come over, they take out their old toys and say "I have one just like this".  It doesn't seem to occur to them that mom has cleaned out their toy bins and sent their baby toys my way! 

Our friend Sarah gave Lillian the changing pad & cover with the cute monkey!  Coincidentally, our friend Amy gave her the cute basket with a matching monkey that fits nicely on the table next to it, holding all her diaper necessities!

Mike built these shelves for Lillian and I filled them up in no time!  The elephant on the left is a night light from Uncle Robert and Aunt Casey from Thailand!  The finger puppets are from grandma, the books are a conglomerate from several friends.  The L I L Y is from Leslie and fits the wall just right.  The "Lily, You are my Sunshine" is a handmade gift from Aunt Kim.  The elephant is a handmade drawing from Holden.  And the two white circles on the top shelf center stage, are Lillian's guardian angels, her twin brothers foot prints.

The safari animals are pictures from Mike and Aunt Cathy's trip to Africa 5 years ago, when they climbed Kilimanjaro.  We "babied" them up by adding whimsical safari animals to the mats.  The double bed is a reminder of how small our house is!  It won't fit down the stairs for the basement bedroom, so it stays.  Holden & Everett are sleeping over tonight, but I have a feeling Courtney will be using it alot this summer so Mike can get some sleep!

And finally, the glider where I will spend countless hours snuggling this little girl tight.  We draped Nanny Kay's hand stitched quilt on the back so it has a prominent position in the room! 

I'm 36 weeks pregnant and definitely slowing down!  Yard work is extremely difficult.  I try so hard to pull a few weeds here and there but have to take a break, the old lady garden kneeler pad helps a lot, but I still have to get up and move it from time to time.  So needless to say, Mike has ramped up his garden participation this season!  He planted lettuce, spinach, onions and carrots last weekend.  It'll be a few more weeks till we can safely plant other vegetables in Colorado. 

Our baby chicks are growing nicely, Mike will have the chicken coop complete by the end of this weekend.  And not a moment too soon - they're outgrowing their Rubbermaid tub in the shower!  Stay tuned - pictures of this handcrafted chicken coop will be coming soon!

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