Yesterday at my doctors appointment I was surprised to learn my blood pressure was a little high. Nothing serious, but I was told just to keep an eye on it over the next few weeks. I'm not worried at all, but it did make me aware of a few things. One, every day this baby can stay right where he's at is a gift. As much as I long to hold him in my arms, I need to continue to pray that he would be protected so that he can continue to thrive. Two, in just 12 1/2 weeks, this baby is due to greet us. If for whatever reason he has to come early, or if I'm ever put on bed rest, I'm running out of time to get ready for him.
People keep asking what we've done to his nursery. I think most are surprised when I say, "Nothing." It's so out of character for me. But with all that's been on our plates the last few months (sickness, holidays, more sickness, my sister's wedding, and even more sickness), we haven't had the chance to accomplish much in the little guy's room. In just the last few weeks we've finally decided on a paint color and theme for the room, which will be revealed in another post :)
Anyway, after my appointment yesterday, I decided to run around and pick up a few things and finalize our registries since we have a few showers coming up. I bought a few crafty things I'm working on for the nursery which I'm excited about. Then I ran over to Babies R Us to update a few things since some of the things we originally registered for were no longer in stock. Sidenote: that store can be so overwhelming. I'm becoming more familiar with the layout of the store, which helps, but the registry print out was so confusing. Whatever.
All of that to say, I wanted to share a few things I'm excited about. Whether it's because I've heard such great things about it, or because just because it's cute, here we go:
Black Jenny Lind Crib My mom used Jenny Lind cribs for us when we were little kids, so I think it will be fun to pass on the tradition
Aprica Travel System I won't lie, it's mainly because I like the colors. But it's also lightweight and easy to collapse, so I think we will be happy with it!
Swaddle Blankets I know, I know, these aren't completely necessary. However, they were the one thing "football" related that I actually thought was cute and Brett obviously agreed.
Hooded Towels ...because who wouldn't want to snuggle and freshly bathed baby in one of these bad boys!?
Boppy I've seen these for years and finally get one of my own.
And last but not least,
I'll FINALLY get to kiss this sweet face!!!!!
What about you? What baby things did you love?! What items made your heart melt!?