Monday, February 27, 2012

showered with love...

Yesterday (Sunday), we had our very first shower hosted by my 3 aunts (my mom's 3 sisters).  It was beautiful and so much fun!  I was a bit worried people would not be able to attend because it was shorter notice, but we had a nice turn out!  Thank you to EVERYONE for coming!!!  Jack sure is one loved, lucky little man!
Here are some pics of his goods...
His Mamaw and Papaw got him his travel system!  This is the baby carrier portion...duh :)

a sock monkey from Barb and Aunt LuLu
(they also got him a precious rug that you'll see below and a "write-on" frame)

precious lamp from Betty-Jane and the Glasscock fam!

Rug from Barb and Aunt LuLu!

Spa tub from Aunt Libby, and cousins Liza and Ellen.  Seriously, how precious is this?!!?

his BOPPY!!!  From Aunt Bethy :)

a precious robe from Aunt Sammy :)

I am head over heels in love with this little outfit from Alyson and the Codell clan!

laundry basket with interchangeable ribbon from my Aunt Joy and the Telle family1

a baseball blanket and mini-blankie from Mamaw and Papaw!

precious monkey from Abril!  I think Daddy Braddy is more pumped about this than Jack!

One of my aunts (Libby) and her daughters, were unable to attend and thus host too...but they sent these to me last week (they all live in South Carolina)...
the whirpool/ spa tub (you saw this above), a bath set, bath toys, hooded towels, and washcloths so J-man can bathe in luxury and style...hahaha!

I came home to THESE on my front porch!  Extra special delivery!!!
Aunt Libby also sent a fabulous diaper cake and me a corsage to wear made out of baby socks...how absolutely amazing is THAT?!?  She was hundreds of miles away and still left quite an impact on the shower!  The pictures that you've seen are not all of his gifts (he got a so very precious cow humidifier from Salsman and Robin) and are not all of the pics from the shower (again, I have to locate my camera cord), but I just wanted to give a sneak peak of Jackbaby's lovin' from this weekend that we are more than grateful for!  We feel so blessed.  So, so blessed.

Since the theme of our life these days are project filled weekends, B and his dad took to steam cleaning our carpets while his mom and I were at the shower...so this is what I came home too...
it's amazing how much bigger it looks without all of our furniture!


waaahoooo, clean carpet!

Our carpets have seriously NEVER looked better.  Don't worry, I'll have some kind of stain on there by the end of the week.  No problem.

Here's my project for the weekend...
I took some old windows and painted them like his dresser and the letters (blue paint, crackle gloss coat, and then gold gloss finish).  Next, I plan on hanging those vintage knobs from the window and hanging this above his crib.  What do you think?!?  There is another one, but that obviously won't have his name too.

PS, Anyone have any ideas where I can get an old bookcase?  Look are not important as I will be painting it to match his dresser, letters, and the old window panes, but I'd like it to be sturdy and fairly big.  We looked at a few secondhand stores this weekend and I found exactly what I was looking for, but of course...it was not for sale.  Booooo.  I'd love any suggestions!!!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

the Bump Tour...

I've been looking around at the many other people in my life who are pregnant or have recently given birth and I find myself somewhat infatuated with their bumps.  Color me crazy, but I just get so excited for people and their bumps...it's just baby's first, "HELLO!" to the world and I love it!  Thus, I went back through my "weekly" bump pictures and other coincidental pics from the very start to watch Baby Jack grow and grow...

Definitely NOT preggo here (Summer 2011):

B's Birthday (we were pregnant here - didn't know it until about a week and a half after this!):
 

This is the day BEFORE we found out (August 13, 2011):
 

This is the day AFTER we found out (August 15, 2011):
 

Pregnancy Announcement Photos (I was almost 8 weeks here at Aunt LuLu's wedding)

10 weeks:
 

11 weeks:
 

12 weeks:

13 weeks:
 

14 weeks:
  

15 weeks:
  

16 weeks:

17 weeks:
 

18 weeks:
  
19 weeks (Thanksgiving 2011):
 

20 weeks:
 

21 weeks:
 

22 weeks:
  

23 weeks (Christmas 2011):
 

24 weeks (New Year's 2012/ My 28th Birthday):
 

25 weeks:
   

26 weeks:
 

29 weeks:

30-31 weeks/ currently (Poppy's Birthday/ Valentine's Day):


WOWZAAAAAAAAAA how my body has chaaa-aaa--aaanged!  Eeeeeeek!  I am not complaining because all of this excessive fattiness is worth it for my sweet boy, but dang, my self-confidence is shot to you know what, yo!  It is so amazing what a woman's body goes through in preparation for a baby and it's all evidence of a precious blessing to come.  It's been an absolutely AMAZING journey and we are beyond overjoyed to be welcoming a son and cannot wait to meet him in less than 9 short weeks.  So, as much as Mommy may hate the scale numbers, Sweet Baby, keep on growing!