Monday, March 7, 2011

Spoiled Rotten

Our friends and family are so super sweet, this we knew, but what has been so amazing are all the homemade generous and sweet gifts that Madison has received. I often tease my friend Kelly, who is fantastic at making jewelery, that I need a hobby to create sentimental gifts and the past few months have only made that more abundantly clear. I wanted to "showcase" all the homemade gifts that Madison has received over the past few months.

From "Aunt Kate" in Texas - a beautiful, warm blanket and the cutest hat and booties. The booties are so detailed and have a "mary jane" stitch to them! I am imagining cute newborn baby pics in these already.

This is a blanket made from one of my patient's mom's. She cried when I told her I was pregnant and then surprised me at Christmas with this blanket. She is also pregnant, with her fourth child - a boy, due around the same time as we are. I see lots of play dates in our future!
This blanket was made by my sister, Kate. It is very warm and soft!
If you know me, you know I love seersucker! My childhood best friend, Gwen, is amazing at sewing. She even has her own etsy site: She made this for Madison and I am hoping it fits for Easter!
Ms. Ewing, Kelly's mama, made this soft and snuggly blanket for Madison. I think it's perfect to wrap her up to come home from the hospital and packed it in her diaper bag!
This one tugs at my pregnant and overly emotional heartstrings. My Grandma Angie, my mom's mom, sent this to Madison at Christmas. It is so simple, but very much represents her. Her home is covered in quilts and many childhood holiday memories involve making forts with her quilts. I simply cannot wait to give Madison some floor time on this quilt, snap a picture and sent it Grandma!

Aren't these homemade gifts just amazing and talented???
We are so thankful for you all and all of your blessings and support over these past months. We are so excited for Madison to be born and introduced to all the fantastic friends and family we have.

Thanks for checking in on us!

Dare We Say Ready...

It's unlikely that you can ever be truly prepared for a baby's arrival, but we think we are prepared to say that Madison's nursery is ready. Which, is of course somewhat comical, seeing that she probably won't be sleeping in there for the first few months! I am bound and determined to get her used to crib early on though, so that she is not in our room forever! I have to give Ryan the most credit for getting her nursery done, he has done such a great job with hanging everything, putting furniture together and doing all the heavy lifting! My jobs have more been centered around washing and folding clothes, but they are so darn cute it makes laundry more fun! Here are some pics of the "final" product:

Her closet, she might have more clothes than me...
The "Big girl side" 6months+
I found these baskets at Michael's for 50% off and I stocked up. Ryan wondered what we'd put in them, but they are all filled!
One corner of the room
We bought the letters at AC Moore and Ryan painted them. I was pushing on spelling out her name, but Ryan was right when he suggested just the initials! Madison has a lot of letters. The mobile is from my mom.
The swing won't likely be staying here, but it's cute for now!

We still have a few more things to add, but overall, it's close!

Thanks for checking in on us!