go-to dinner #2: spaghetti and salad
craft hope: project #2 doll

waiting for baby

Hello there.  We're ok around here, I promise.  Thank you for the sweet emails of concern, checking in on me.   I know it's been quiet a la Fence; I miss being able to blog with the energy and gusto that I had even just a few weeks ago. 

waiting to play

As much as I hate to admit it, the physical limitations of being 9 months along are taking their toll on this mama.  I'm still working, although I'll be leaving my job of 12 years for full-time-stay-at-home-mom status after baby.  (Hooray!  This is something wonderful and deserves a whole post unto itself, so I'll save that for later.)  In making this decision, though, I have over a decade of information and instructions to leave for whomever they decide will replace me.  I'm being a good girl, and trying to make this transition easy for them.  It's been a lot of work, and it hasn't left me much time or energy for the fun stuff. 

It will all be worth it in the end.  I know it will.

the comfy-est chair in the world

It's funny not knowing the baby's gender.  In the past, I've had the nursery all ready to go.  I thought this time I would be ok keeping the tan walls and using white linens and going with plain white curtains. But I think the tan walls (which cannot be easily repainted because of a particularly ginormous dresser that cannot be moved without enlisting a lot of help) and the dark nursery furniture have made this tricky. 

If baby number three is, in fact, another girl, I'm going to want to infuse this room with some femininity.   (whoop!  hello there, little one.  *kick kick kick* are you telling me you are not a girl?  hmmm.  We'll see.)  And a boy, aside from giving my husband the best surprise ever, would be deserving of a special boy-ness all of his own.  Especially since this room is sandwiched between the girls'.

thrifted baby blanket, on the crib

So for now, the windows are bare.  The walls are bare.  The linens are white (and will probably stay that way).  The clothes are pretty white, too.   The dresser is packed with tiny clothes for either gender; I'm lucky to have tons of hand me downs and little need for more.   It's just barely a nursery for now, but that's ok.  Baby will be in our room for a few months anyhow.

no pinks or blues yet

And we'll know soon enough what to do with this room... in less than two weeks.


Alicia A.

Eeeeeeek! Two weeks, really? Seems like it went fast, um, for me. Hee hee. I'm sure you're good and ready.

White linens are the best anyway- babies are goo dispensers- it makes for easy laundering!


and belly rubs. Man! Just two weeks. It seems like ages ago that we were having dinner on the plaza and you had just found out.
I am sending you all my good vibes - for energy to get through this work transition, for an easy delivery, for a happy home with little mr. or miss.
You are all so very loved. Mwwwah!


Count me in with those who've wondered about how your doing!

I'm excited for you. Babies are so sweet. Bet you can't wait! I love to see babies dressed in white, boys and girls both.

Good luck!


Awww ... Chris, the white is so classic ... even if it doesn't stay that way forever. It looks great! I'm so excited for you and your family. Can't wait to see the new addition. :)


that is so exciting. there is something about a crisp white room. a blank slate for new life. i like the purity of it all. can't wait to meet the little one!


don't you worry about a thing. you know how i feel about the all white. i'm doing it too! i'm really digging the more neutral theme myself. i can't wait to see those tiny toes. it might even be worthy of a road trip. ;) xoxo


WOW! TWO WEEKS?! Crazy! I'm so dang excited I can't stand it! You must post immediately from the delivery room! :O) xoxo girlfriend!


Beautiful pictures, and did you crochet that blanket??? I love it.
Congrats on leaving your job! What a change. I'm glad you're being meticulous and leaving it in good hands :)
I hope the next two weeks go "well".


man, two weeks will be over before you know it! I know you will manage to make that the most perfect nursery. (and a huge yippie for the full-SAHM!)

Sherry (rovinggirlnotes)

i am glad that you are doing well! i am also very happy that you will be staying home after this baby! how fun for your family. take care of yourself. warm thoughts, sherry


Oh the waiting....! Sounds like you're coping with it much better than I did though. I love the feeling of a nursery all ready for an occupant to make it's appearance, and yours is lovely.
Thinking of you.


Ooh baby!! Here's a link you can check out if you're looking for ideas for the baby room. This baby room is pretty cute and nice!

URL: http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/2009/03/my-most-favorite-room.html

Take care!


I visit often but don't leave messages. I did think that the new "arrival" had happened. I wish you well. What a wonderful event.


Oh Chris I'm so excited for you. I'm sure you can't wait. I think not knowing is so wonderful, everything will come together after the little peep gets here. I can remember those last few weeks of pregnancy and my best friends were my huge body pillow and fan :) I'm sooo happy for you that you get to stay home too, whoohoo!


That little one will be here in no time! Rest all you can :) And congrats on the SAHM-ness (you know I'm jealous about that).


it's great Chris!!

I can't wait for that moment!!

Break a leg!!!


Two weeks - wow. Where has the time gone. I'm so glad you are well. I know exactly what it is like getting ready to leave your job for another. I only had 12 weeks of class info / lesson plans to do and that was overwhelming.

Kay Snyder

Exciting times, congrats! I loved not knowing with my first, it adds a level of excitement while giving simplicity back to the pregnancy...you are having a baby...that's enough for now, the rest of the info will come in it's own sweet time. Enjoy!

A Thrift Life

I figured now would be as good a time as any to "de-lurk". I am very excited for you and so jealous of your comfortable looking chair.


I can't believe you only have two weeks left! I am not far behind you (and experiencing the same fatigue although not as bad as I thought for a summer baby). Still have a month to go so I should hush my tongue!!! I think your nursery pics look comfy and classic! I'm jealous that you have a nursery...we are going to be homeless as of June 16! (Sold our house and still haven't found one...it's an "exciting" summer). Hoping for a cool and comfortable next 2 weeks for you!!!


P.S. Congrats on the transition from WAHM to SAHM!!


I am so extremely excited for you. The baby space looks perfect and I can't wait to see what you ultimately do with it.

Sending you some easy labor and happy newborn vibes! (((hugs)))

(And, I know I say this all the time, but those are some beautiful pictures.)


Oh good luck with everything! I adore a gender neutral nursery - so no worries! You'll do great- can't wait to see pics of new baby!


it really is the best time of year to have a baby! hang in there. those last few weeks are so darn tough. love all the white!


I am so happy for you! Yay!

PS- That crochet blanket is beautiful.

dani@little fists

This will be life's greatest surprise. We waited to find out the gender of both our babies. And I will treasure that anticipation and "wow" factor forever. Happy birthing.


Oooh, Chris!!! I'm so excited for you in so many ways.

And I love white baby things, anyway. They feel pure and old-fashioned to me.

(But that yummy afghan you've got there? Mmmm. Makes me rethink that stance. )



PS: We have that little ball-rolling toy, too, and it has always seemed so ordinary to me, until I saw your photo of it, now it seems so humbly beautiful. I was going to fave it on flickr, but it's private. So I'll just fave it from here. ;)

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