Gettin’ Ready – PSF

Above the crib it says “Every child is a story yet to be told”

The other day The B Man helped me unpack packages of pink and purple and flowered onesies and hooded towels and sleepers and tiny socks. All the while telling me how much of a help he is going to be when “baby K” gets here. The basket was a sea of girly-ness.

Yesterday Little G helped me put them in the washer while standing on his trusty little white chair that he not only uses to assist me with laundry, but also for standing by the sink to wash his dirty, little boy hands.

Once they were dry I folded them, layed them in the basket and carried them down the hall. I opened the recently vacated drawers (where Little G’s things used to be) and filled them up with his baby sister’s things and there they sit, waiting to go on her tiny little self.

I traded out the pale yellow sheet for a bright pink one and hung up some of the ‘fancier’ outfits in the closet.

And once we find the drapery rod that seems to have grown legs and walked away (oh the joys of moving!), we will hang the valances I have for the window in her room.

Today, at my 36 week check-up my doctor said that she’s hanging out pretty low but I am not dilated at all.

Only three more weeks until we meet her and I’m getting so very anxious. I’m ready to do this thing already. I know I probably sound like a broken record lately but I just AM.

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  1. Oh, I’m so excited for you! I never found out if I was having a boy or a girl with either, so I was so not prepared!

    I LOVE that rug!

  2. I certainly love using all the pink! I pinked out when I had my daughter a couple years ago. It’s wonderful :)

  3. So happy for you! Everything looks just lovely. :-)

  4. Oh the pink stuff just makes me giddy! All we have around here are BOYS and more boys, 6 of them by the time the new guy makes his appearance. A sea of blue for miles around.

  5. nesting nesting nesting

  6. The room is so adorable! Gosh, I know that get to then end oof the pregnancy and you just can hardly stand another day of being pregnant…..get this kid here already! 😉

  7. Oh my word, I love it. I love it so very much that I want to know where you got that wall sticker.

    It is perfect.

    3 weeks to do my due date buddy!
    I too, am very ready, except my nursery is not done at all.

    Looking at yours makes me want to next like crazy!

  8. That rug is beautiful!!!
    Setting up the room is such an emotional time….nice that the b man was helping….they will be fantastic big brothers…good luck to the boy who will want to date their sister!

  9. Love the Ikea rug!! Such a happy, friendly room.

  10. The rug! I want it! Can’t wait for your baby girl to be here and to see pictures. :)

  11. Yay!

  12. Yay!!!

  13. Getting ready for newborns is always so exciting and so much fun. I remember getting all of those cute little outfits and washing them in Dreft and then neatly arranging them in the nursery.

    Thanks for bringing back some fun memories.

  14. So exciting that she’s almost here!

    Love the rug you chose btw! Super cute!

  15. Love the room.

    And, the rug is awesome.

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  17. I am so giddy with excitement for you!

  18. Love the quote and the room!

    It’s getting so close – of course you’re getting anxious – that’s part of the fun!

  19. ahhhh so exciting! Love how the big brothers are already helping:)

  20. What an exciting time!! I love getting ready for baby to come. Those last few weeks are torturous and wonderful all at the same time..

  21. I love the saying on her wall. Beautiful! I’ll have to write that one down. Congrats!

  22. Oooooh, this post just makes me filled with anticipation for you!!!

  23. Oh that area rug is just gorgeous, I love all the happy colours. And that experession is just perfect.

    Yay, almost here, so excited for you!

  24. Hi Elaine

    How exciting to be breaking out all of the pink and sweet girly things. I remeber taking photos of my washing – a sea of pink newborn goodness. Then when we had Blake I was so excited to be preparing everything blue (more photos were taken!!)

    Three weeks to go until your precious baby K is here. I am thrilled for you and very excited to meet your baby girl.

    6 free days until your baby arrives. Apart from the dentist and hair appointment I hope you have some time to indulge in what ever makes you blissfully happy.

    Little G looked so adorable for his first day of school. With that kind of cuteness happening I can see how you would have been distracted from taking a photo in the morning.

    Thank you Elaine for all of your sweet comments that you leave on my blog. I really appreciate your kindness.

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  26. I dont really know why but this made me cry. Maybe because i am pregnant or maybe something deeper that i just dont know right now. I am so happy for you and i can not wait to meet your littlest princess!

  27. Getting ready for baby is so fun, congrats!

  28. You have 3 weeks to send me your IRL address. STAT!

  29. So, so exciting. I’ll be stalking you for news… and I adore birth stories.

  30. oh how cute!!! love it…getting excited for you…it changes your life for sure…and mine is only 4 days old….I understand feeling anxious to meet her…it’s all so new and exciting and so hard to wait…but so worth it!! good luck and can’t wait to see her beautiful face…

  31. This is the most exciting part of the pregnancy! Just waiting to see how it all comes together. It’s amazing how every birth has it’s own story. No two are exactly the same. I can’t wait to see her pretty face!! :)

  32. I’m crushing on your nursery! It is so adorable!!

  33. Hang in there, sweet lady!!!

    The room is adorable, of course :)

  34. It is getting so close now! I am so excited for you!

    I am still amazed I have a girl. I can’t wait to get into the new house so that I can actually decorate a room for her.

    That crib is adorable! And I love the saying. :)

  35. I love each and every detial. So beautiful and did I mention GIRLIE! :)

  36. Oh, I got misty eyed reading this post. My baby (and last one) turns ONE so very soon- wahhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  37. LOVE the nursery!!!!

Gettin’ Ready

This is where I am going to be (see button below) for the next week or so… So! I have to go spend some time with my boys today before I leave them to run willy-nilly through the house. I hope they can do laundry and dishes and I know The B Man knows how to bake…
HA! Just kidding (mostly…)

Ultimate Blog Party 2008

Are you coming to the party too? I hope so! See you there!


  1. Ohhhh I forgot about this! I think I might join in…. :) I’m always up for a party!

  2. i can’t wait!!!!!!!!

  3. Hi Elaine – I’ll have to go over the check it out – thanks!

    And thanks for stopping by today – nice to see you! And, Thanks so much for stopping by and thank you for the prayers for our precious baby. We are hoping for the best, of course, and appreciate all the prayers. See you soon – Kellan

  4. WHOOT! Have a blast.

    I am off to Vancouver this weekend for some work and some girlfriend time.