Tuesday, July 12, 2011

What's a Baby Step?

I seem to have crossed over from doing absolutely nothing, to instant nursery and other items. I know complete 360. This past weekend A and I ventured into the world of baby shopping. We hit a total of five stores in two days and have made almost all decisions. As of now, we ordered our nursery furniture (white crib, dresser and night table from Moth.er Hubb.ard - Canadian comp.), chose a glider (white wood glider with yellow padding from Be.st Ch.air - MTL this is SO nit my style either, but due to my height it was the most comfortable ;)), settled on the stroller (Up.pa Ba.by) and car seat (Gra.co). I also picked a dark purple paint colour for the walls, ordered drapery from PBKids and found an amazing yellow and purple stripe crib sheet from Ser.ena and Li.ly. Wow, it was exhausting, but we had some fun too.

I must be nesting because I was in overdrive. Yes, A was the one who felt we needed to get everything done (as did many of the furniture stores), but I'm impressed that I actually did it without falling apart or hyperventilating.

A has been so cute these past few weeks, his excitement is really coming through and I love that. When we bought our house, I did ALL the decorating without so much as an opinion from him, now he wants to be involved in every decision, not because he doesn't trust me, but because he's so excited.

I also realized that we are so completely unprepared for bringing home a baby so I have started doing some research. I inquired about enrolling in an infant CPR course, but the offered through my hospital is at the end of August so that won't work. Apparently they offer the class through other hospitals so I will see if we can do it that way (I also am going to find out about a private option too). Aside from this, we are still committed to forgoing the prenatal class, however I am leaning towards getting my hands on a good book. I'm looking for something that will cover everything I need to know from labour and beyond - suggestions are SO welcome.

That's where things stand for now, making progress and starting to get used to the idea that pretty soon LMI is coming!



  1. Good for you! It must be nesting kicking in too, either way, I'm happy for you!!

  2. Yes, you are definitely nesting. So fun!
    I commented on the boards about book suggestions, but let me know if you want me to send you "The Birth Partner". (I know you are leaning towards c-section, but in case you decide to labor, this is a great book that we didn't end up needing).
    Can't wait to see pics of the nursery!

  3. Your A sounds IDENTICAL to my A...that is so awesome that he's so interested. He's going to make an AWESOME dad.

  4. Sounds awesome! Have you started to get clothes for my LMI? I second Lisa and can't wait to see pics of the nursery.

  5. ooooh, how exciting! fun, fun, fun! i would love to see pictures of your nursery when you've finished. when we get around to finally finishing ours, i will post some too. we've got the airconditioner/heater going in tomorrow, then painting on the weekend...woop! i can't wait to put sheets on cot and shelves and pictures up.

    it's quite a surreal feeling, isn't it? :)

  6. My husband and I have done the same thing. We went from doing absolutely nothing to ordering furniture and bedding, emptying the guest room and painting it, and setting up registries all within about a week's time!

  7. That's so cute about how excited your husband is!!!
    Glad you are actually enjoying the "nesting" a bit:)
    Enjoy it!!! You're almost there!!

  8. Sure sounds like you are nesting. Hope we get to see a picture of the nursery when it's done.

  9. How could I forget about nesting! HA! This made me laugh. Oh, this is a laugh!

  10. I'm so sorry I've been absent lately! But I"m so happy to read your are crossing over and having some fun!!