Thursday, January 19, 2012

And then there was the Baby Shower...

I had my first baby shower (possibly my only one...but that's another story) this past weekend. My mom and my sisters held it here at my place...wasn't overly big..about 20 or so people, just close family and friends. It was really great to have all of my family and friends in one place to share in this special time with me :) We got tonnes of baby clothes and quite a few of the things I had registered for...including baby monitors, diaper bag, playmat, blankets, bibs, sheets, etc. I also received a gift card to Babies R Us...which I enjoyed spending very much. My child is pretty much dressed for the next 6 months with the amount of clothing we were given...and shoes lol...I swear this child has better shoes than I do!

Mike's family *might* throw me a baby shower...but that has yet to be decided. Apparently everyone is just too busy. I know that I probably sound really petty...but I've spent the last year watching everyone bend over backwards for Mike's cousin's wedding and I get that it's a special time for her right now...and I'm not trying to take any of that away...but it's also a special time for Mike and I and I feel like we've just been placed on the back burner. My mom had asked Mike's mom if she would like to have a joint which her offer was declined - the reason given was that "the wedding is so close by and with it being one is going to want to travel out this way two times...if there's a snow storm then people won't come" - so whatever. I can't change the fact that the baby is going to be BORN in the Winter but whatever. We figured his family would throw us a shower once the wedding was over (first weekend in Feb) but now apparently things are too busy and no one knows when there will be time for a shower. They may throw one after the baby is born...which to me defeats the whole purpose of a baby shower - to get mother and baby the essentials to help welcome the new one....but again...whatever!! I've said that if this turns out to be the case then I will not be able to attend a shower until the baby is at least 3 months I am not hauling a brand new baby to a party.

Anywayssssss....I went a little crazy this week buying some of the things that I hadn't received off my registry. I found some great deals at Babies R Us the night I went...the breast pump I registered for was on clearance for $15!! I bought a couple of soothers, soother clip, car seat bag, Safety First essentials (thermometer, brushes, nail clippers, etc), and I bought a convertible car seat that was on sale for $70 it will last until the baby weighs 65lbs. There are still some things I need to buy...mainly my crib bedding, glider and dresser. One of my really close friends is selling me a bunch of her stuff since she is done having children and hers will soon be too big to use the stuff (a jumperoo, bouncer and swing).

Hope that everyone is doing well!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2011 in Review...

Happy New Year Everyone!!

I figured it was time to reflect a little on all of the things that have happened in the last year :) I have had some pretty amazing things happen and am really looking forward to what 2012 has in store for me...

...This year we bought our first house and moved in. We've spent the last few months really making this place our own and I look forward to continuing to add those touches over the next year. This weekend we will be prepping the babies room (painting and setting up the crib) and then we will move on to getting the rest of the house repainted to freshen it up. Mike did quite a bit of work on the basement and redid all the flooring and paint down there...looks amazing!

...We got pregnant! Much to my surprise we found out we were expecting in July. It happened a few months earlier than anticipated but we couldn't be happier and more excited. I look forward to finally getting to meet my little guy in the next couple of months. So far this pregnancy has been quite a journey but I wouldn't trade a second of it <3

...Spent time with some good friends during a lot of fun times. We've hosted quite a few parties here at our new place and have had lots of people over for visits. I look forward to spending more time like this in the next year.

I look forward to all that 2012 has to offer...and the much needed break that Mat. leave will bring :) Most of all I am looking forward to getting to meet our baby and spending some time with him!