Friday, October 23, 2009

guess who...

OWNS A HOME!! yah! we finally got it. we signed the papers yesterday. we get the key at 4:30 today. i bought the crib yesterday and that is going to be the first thing we move into the home. i can't find my camera battery charger anywhere, so i'm going to buy a disposable to take pictures of everything.
we are doing the official move on 11/1. i can't wait to empty all the boxes. it's been such a pain to have these boxes hanging around for over a month. i also can't wait to have a place to put all the baby things.

we're really lucky to have so much family, and many friends. we've had 3 baby showers, and one coming up in november. everyone has been very generous. we've gotten a lot off our list and numerous hand-me-downs/used items. when we're in the new house, i'll take pictures of all we've gotten.

after our shower this past sunday, we went to target and purchased plastic, lidded storage bins. we've organized all the clothes, 0-3, 3-6, etc.... it was nice to get those items out of cardboard boxes and into more permanent storage. we were also able to see what sizes we need, and don't. i think it was the 9-12 that we are lacking. we definitely have enough 0-6. it's kind of overwhelming how much we have:) the things we have left to get are a swing, exersaucer, and toys (rattles, teethers, blocks...).
ok, i've gotten distracted by work, so i'll wrap up with pictures from this past sunday's shower.


34w1d belly comparison :)


  1. Congrats on the house!! I am sure you will have fun moving in and making a place for the baby

  2. Congrats on the house! We are so relieved that you finally got it.

    Regarding baby things - don't just trust the labels on the sizes, as different brands can be totally different. We held up all the clothes next to each other to check for what was actually the same size, using carter's bodysuits as the standard. (Carters is good for our long skinny baby, while Gerbers tend to run shorter and wider.) We just got out an outfit from my babyhood that says 6-9m and is too short for Jolyon already.

    I've read that exersaucers aren't so great for development as the baby can't see her feet while in it, so she doesn't make that "when I this muscle my foot moves" connection. You might be able to find one without the vision-obstructing tray.

  3. love the belly bump photo!! :)
    congrats on homeownership!

  4. Congratulations on the house! Looking forward to more pictures.. and hopefully more posts as you get settled in. :)

  5. That is wonderful! I am so happy for you and Anna!!!!! I love the belly comparison! You look great!