Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

As I am exhausted right now being nine months pregnant and all, I boycotted most traditions of Christmas. So, no tree, no lights, and no cards this year. However, I could not go without making my grandma's Swedish coconut cookies or without taking a picture of Alfie dressed in something festive. And this year, Heather's dog, Rosco, also is here to join in the torture. Aren't they the cutest little elves ever? I can hardly wait until next year. I'll have a baby and a dog to dress up!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

36 Weeks: Let the Countdown Begin...

So I was awaken by a phone call this morning... school was delayed. Then just as I was getting out of the shower... school was cancelled! I was a little disappointed because 1. I have a ton to do at work today and 2. now I will lose a bad weather make-up day in the spring when I had planned on being at home with the baby. :( Something about icey roads, but personally, I think the roads are just fine. Oh well, I am making the best of things... laundry will get done, floors were swept, and Grandma's Swedish Coconut Cookies are being made! On a side note, I was frantically looking for warm pj's since it is 20 something outside and laundry still needs to be done.... I tried on these jammies from pre-pregnancy days and lo and behold! They actually fit!!!! The jacket doesn't fit around my belly anymore, but the pants fit just fine! Wahoo!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

The Nursery

Slowly, but surely the nursery is coming together. The walls are painted. The crib and changing table are assembled. And last week, the recliner rocker came in. Now I just need to figure out what I am going to hang on the walls!

Here I am putting the crib together. Brandon came in to help me attach the springs, but I am proud to say this was more of an independent task!

The finished product. (Notice the kitty paws underneath he crib.)

Putting together the changing table. (All by myself!)

Working hard!

It took me several days over a couple of weeks to finish this because it was quite tiring, but Yea! We don't have to change her diapers on the floor!

My favorite part of the room! Where I am sure I will be spending many late nights!