I did not set out for Monday to be a big baby day, but it turned into one.
First, I went to visit my dear friend Melissa at her new house, and she gave me a gift for the baby!! And look how perfect it is!!
Isn't that wonderful? I think I am going to put some headphones on my belly and start playing it for the baby tonight. I have such wonderful friends!!
After I spent some time with Melissa, I met my mom and dad for dinner. After a delicious meal, we headed to Target to return some maternity clothes my mom had generously bought me ... but didn't fit. Sooo frustrating, since I had other shirts in the same size by the same designer, but these were like 15 sizes too big. Grrr. And then there really wasn't much there. It really seems like when I was wishing I were pregnant, I saw awesome and inexpensive maternity clothes in my size everywhere, and now that I need them, there is like one rack at Target. Oh well. I got one really cute shirt, anyway.
That same night we also went to Joann Fabrics to do some looking around. I found some fabric on sale that would be perfect for receiving blankets.
One was a cute neutral:
This picture isn't amazing, but if you look hard, you can see pink, blue, and yellow.
And one was the prettiest little girl print in the whole wide world:
I figured I should make a few and then if I don't have a girl, I can save them for a little girl who might come in the future or give them to the next friend who has a girl. Either way, it was too cute to pass up.
Finally, I found a good pattern for baby bedding, since I have been LESS than impressed with the bedding I have found thus far. Nothing is really THAT great, and everything costs WAY too much money, so I figured I could make my own:
Now, here comes the real problem: Fabric. If I am going to lovingly make all this bedding, I want it to be for that baby, and not just some neutral boring something. I found the perfect fabric for a little girl's princess bedroom, and I have visions of a baseball bedroom for a little boy, BUT Jeremy is still being stubborn and wants to keep the sex a surprise. Everyone knows there is no WAY I will make bedding AFTER the baby is born -- even though Jeremy still maintains we could do all the decorating after the baby is born so I could have a gender-specific bedroom and he can have his surprise. I mean, come on. He is clearly grossly underestimating the amount of exhaustion that will be happening around here when that newborn shows up.
I started looking for neutral stuff, and there is nothing I like ENOUGH to design a whole nursery around it. I am just very disappointed. I want to celebrate our little boy or little girl, and, in my mind, that includes a fun nursery and clothes that aren't ALL green or yellow. How can I find a way to make both me and Jeremy happy??? (No, seriously, I need guidance!)