Saturday, August 14, 2010

Go hard or go home

Ryan and I are in a little bit of shock that we've gone from positive preggo tests (gross and weird that I took pics of them... I know)


bags packed for the hospital in, what feels like, such a short amount of time. I know that most 39 weeks preggo women, especially during August, are just ready to get the baby out, but I'm not feeling all that miserable.

I also think some nesting and getting the baby's room together is totally normal, but I think Ryan and I may have taken it a bit too far.

In preparation for Baby Blythe we have,

-painted the room that is now the nursery
-painted the room that is now the grandparent suite
-replaced carpet in the front of our house
-added walls to Ryan's office that was open
-cleaned the entire house from top to bottom
-cleaned out every closet, the pantry, etc.
-put together furniture for the nursery and redecorated

I guess this doesn't all seem totally overwhelming, until I think about the fact that we started it all a few weeks into the third trimester. No wonder I just took a nap.

So, here is the photo proof of our last few weeks.

The new walls to the office, totally finished...
Ryan in closet-cleanout mode

Preparing to paint the grandparent suite

Putting together furniture in the nursery...

Relaxing in the glider to celebrate some paint swatches. Loooove this chair!

Walls painted, time for the crib...
Hanging the butterfly chandelier over the crib.

A break from some cleaning with a visit from my friend, Allison Lee (Bradley) and her new little one, Avery.Last weekend the moms, after begging for a way to help us get ready, came to do a deep clean. This picture is not posed. They had a mini-planning meeting and made a "to do" list. Our house is so clean that even the hose that connects the dryer to the wall is lint-free. Love it.
And, I'll leave you with some pictures of the big nursery reveal... I know, so exciting for you all.

So, I think other than that whole, "labor" thing, I can finally say that I'm ready for Blythe to get here. Okay, even with the labor, we are both thrilled to meet our baby girl! We're ready to take the next step in our married and family life. It's go time!


annalee said...

you are sooo close! everything looks great but i'm especially in love with the nursery.
i spy a sheep... and let me say that sleep sheep will be your best friend. we still send g's to the church nursery with him.

CASEY said...

i love it all! way to go, assuntos!

Tiffany said...

I completely teared up...I cannot wait to hold sweet Blythe. The nursery looks AMAZING! I haven't seen it since you hung the butterfly chandelier! I absolutely LOVE it! Everything looks gorgeous. And you look amazing. You're the pregnant women I roll my eyes at! :) Love you and can't wait to see your newest family member! XOXO

Aunt T-Rog

kristin fulghum said...

oh my gosh!!! i cannot believe it. i am dying for october 19 to get here so i can see it all in person...and meet the precious blythe!

Jamie Lapeyrolerie said...

Me encanta!!!

ang said...

how on earth am I supposed to comment on everything??!!! To quote a little yellow minion, "whaaaaattttt??!!!!!" I have to resort to bullets:
1. i like ryan headband cleaning mode
2. was excited to see you chose the paint color I liked from the wall samplings in the nursery, hehe :)
3. did you guys do your crown molding in the office? we need advice! It looks great!
4. the nursery is absolutely're all perfect!!!

Can not wait for Blythe to get here! Great update!

arielle clementine said...

love this! the nursery is beautiful! we'll miss you!

Megan said...

The nursery looks beautiful!!! I am so excited for you and Ryan!!

Jennifer said...

You did an awesome job on the nursery and don't you love a mom that will drop everything to come and clean!

Katie Norwood said...

What a fun post!! I'm so, so happy for you. The pics are all great, but the "waiting for my bestie" one takes the cake. So freaking cute.

Mike, Adi & Drew said...

I took pictures of my pre go tests too! Not that weird;) can't wait to see her! You look awesome!

Rebecca and Travis said...

L-O-V-E all the pictures! You are definitely on the home stretch! You two are going to be the best little parents and blythe's room is gorgeous.

Bart and Jessica said...

What a fun post! I'm so honored that I got to see it all in progress and the finished product in person :)
We love you two!