11.10.2014

When Your Baby Showers and Nursery Are Complete...


...you feel like a million bucks.

Seriously. I feel so happy and thankful today. Monday has absolutely nothing on me! Nope, not today!

This weekend we had our last baby shower which was out of town, in Cleveland, with Billy's side of the family! It was held at a beautiful Italian restaurant called J.Bella's and we had our own private room in the back of the restaurant. Billy's mom, sister, aunt, and his brothers girlfriend (also named Katie!) hosted it and made the room look beautiful with all their decorations that they put up! The food was phenomenal and Billy's aunt made bags filled with sugar cookies and candy that everyone could take home with them, they were so cute. We played games, shared stories from when Billy was little (his mom also gave me his baby blanket to keep!), and it was just the perfect afternoon spent with loved ones. Since Billy had a diaper party with his family and friends in the evening (that his brother put together-thank you Kev!), we also came home with a good amount of diapers, which was pretty awesome. 

I remember months back marking in my calendars the dates for all our baby showers and feeling like, at the time, that they were SO far away. It was a feeling of like "oh, when they are complete baby will almost be here!" and now...NOW...here we are. They have come and gone in what seems like a blink of an eye, but the good news is that we both feel ready and for the most part, prepared (how prepared can you be when becoming parents for the first time?!)

Both Billy and I are so grateful for all the thoughtful gifts and support we have received from our family and friends, and to those who hosted our showers for us and put in so much time and hard work into them. We couldn't be more thankful and now we just want Cam to meet all of his awesome family!

To make the weekend even better, Saturday night right after our shower was ending I got a call from Buy Buy Baby that our glider was ready to be picked up! Of course we had to make time on Sunday when we got home to go pick it up (no, I couldn't wait even a day!) because it was literally the LAST thing we needed to make his nursery complete! Once we got the chair in the room and we stood back in the doorway to see the room complete, I might have shed some ridiculous pregnant girl hormonal tears standing at the doorway with Billy looking in at it all. Sure, it's just a room in our house, but it's our first child's room that we put so much love and time into. It was a special moment for us, that's for sure!

We have just under 2 months left, depending on when our little boy decides to make his arrival into the world, and I finally feel like I can take a break and relax. Honestly, it's kind of hard to relax when you have a to-do list the size of Texas staring at you in the face! It's much easier said than done. But now, it's totally on. I foresee lots of chic flicks, slippers, and date nights with Billy in my future...

(you know, after I take those pics of the nursery for the reveal! #duh) 
 
How was your weekend? Tell me something you did that made you happy!


13 comments :

  1. I remember that feeling, it's an amazing time!!! I sat for hours in Mav's room prior to his arrival just admiring it and thinking of everything that was to come! Enjoy!

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  2. Ahh!! So exciting!! & for the nursery to completely be complete!? What an awesome feeling!!

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  3. Very exciting!!! We have not even touched the nursery and the holidays are here...eek!! You are a good motivation!!

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  4. I may or may not be stalking you until you get those nursery pics posted!! I'm just so damn excited for you guys! I used to dream of rocking Lara to sleep, so when that day came to finally see that glider posted up in the corner of her pretty little room, I was one happy mommy.

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  5. Cant wait to see the nursery reveal!

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  6. Congrats Katie! Something that made me happy was that David and I made absolutely no plans for the weekend. We did a ton of couch lounging and went out only when we felt like it. Sometimes, it's really good not to have obligations.

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  7. So exciting!! We finally got home to our gorgeous girls and that made me VERY HAPPY! x

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  8. Wooo! I'm so glad your glider came in! That was the one thing that was really stressing ME out so I know you're relieved :) Yay for all your baby showers!

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  9. So exciting! Can't wait to see the big nursery reveal!

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  10. I am SO excited for you! The next two months will fly by with the holidays! I loved when my showers wrapped up because I could start going through stuff, washing, organizing, returning. Eeeek!

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  11. SO exciting :) I remember the love I felt at our bridal showers- I'm sure baby showers are that x10!!! ;) Cannot wait to see Cam's nursery

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  12. How many weeks early did the glider come? Hoping ours comes soon!

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