Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Shower Here, Shower There

Last weekend, I was supposed to go to Crossville with Kyle to attend a baby shower for James and Mattie Rose at the church Kyle grew up in. However, the doctor gave me a big, fat "no" to travel since all the commotion with the contractions. 

I was a little upset to have to cancel the shower, because I know those women and how much hard work they had probably already put in to everything. But Kyle went ahead so he could see some of his buddies one last time. It's like we are dying or something :) 

So I stayed home, resting over the weekend. I did, however, make it to my friend Rachael's shower that was being held just a few houses down from our house. I made sure to park my big booty on the couch and take it easy. Rachael is due with Ada Rose (her and Mattie Rose share the same second name which I love) just a couple weeks before me. It was a sweet, sweet shower with several of her work friends and then a crew from our PT class. 

{the attendees with momma in the middle}

{do you know how hard it was to get all those hands on that little belly}

Since we had to cancel the shower in Crossville, they still set up an adorable little table for our sweet babies at the church where people could bring gifts if they desired. So thoughtful...

{the setup with goodies}

{the invitations had a bird nest on them, with two eggs inside...explains the sign a little better}

{another shot}

{i just love seeing her name}

{and james' too}

{kyle's best friend steven dropped by with a gift for james and mattie rose - socks, onesies, and bibs. ALL UT! what am i going to do...hey bulldogs, where yall at?? :) }

Other than decorating the walls, the nursery is finally FINISHED!!! And I could not love it more! I think it may be my favorite room in our house. It's bright and colorful and I just love spending time in there relaxing, organizing, and just dreaming. It was incredibly difficult to find gender neutral bedding, so mom and I picked out some fabric from Premier Fabrics (highly recommend). We were so fortunate enough and blessed to have one of mom's friends offer to make the curtains and bedding for the nursery! What an undertaking!!! She did a fantastic job with everything!

Here are a few pictures of the room: 

{view from the back of the room - the door is to the front left}

{once you walk into the room}

{view from in between the cribs - we have no closet space for the babies so mom's old armoire definitely came in handy!}

{the wall across from the armoire - those two windows peek into our sunroom}

{walking in the door to the nursery - that way i can peek in and check on them without having to walk across the entire room}

We also got another big surprise in last week too! Dad and Kim were too generous in gifting us with the awesome car seats and stroller system we had been eyeing for some time. I am so excited to be able to cart James and Mattie Rose in these fine things...

{my view for the next who knows how long...}

{crazy to think this is going to be my life in the next few weeks}

We go back to the doctor again on Thursday (weekly appointments now) so I will update everyone on our 32 1/2 week stats then!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far!!!! Love to all!


  1. I can't believe it's so close! The Nursery is AMAZING! I love it so so so much! Great job, Mom!

  2. I'm sooo excited for you!! The nursery is BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the color/design combos.