Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Nesting time

Well the countdown has begun and this mama-to-be is trying to get everything organized and ready for this little man's arrival.  Only 6 more days MAX before we meet him!!

I was talking to my friend Vanessa a few weeks ago about organizing baby clothes in a dresser.  I hadn't really thought about that before...but then when I was looking for some clothes/onesies for him to wear at the hospital and when he gets home that I was going to wash - what a mess it was!  Just with all the wonderful presents we got from people in all different sizes...I knew I needed a plan of action to make it easier for me or Jimmy to grab this baby boy some clothes.  And also for when Jimmy is putting laundry away for him to know where things go (yes Jimmy, you will be doing things like that).  So I needed to divide the drawers.  I looked up some stuff on pinterest, but then just ended up looking out in our garage and finding the box from our car seat.  So one Thursday night when Jimmy was at softball night...I went to work.

I cut the cardboard to fit in the drawers (put it in the top 2 drawers of the dresser and left the bottom two open).

Decided to make good use of some left over fabric...and apparently Milly and Willy wanted to help out as well or they were just curious as to what was going on.

Then I cut up the fabric to be about the size of the cardboard...cut some slits in the cardboard in the middle so they would go on top of each other and there you have it.

Simple, cheap and easy way to get some nursery drawer dividers.  I still need to finish my labeling and putting them in the right places - but if this baby boy waits to come and gives his mama this weekend to finish organizing things - I will make sure and do that.  If not, I can always do it later!!

But now I have the perfect spot in his dresser for adorable things like his TINY socks (OMG I died when I got these out of the washer - SO small and cute!!!)

And some adorable onesies that he's gotten from his friends all over the country!!  His soon-to-be-girlfriend, baby Calcara, sent up this K-State onesie from Houston so he and she would have matching ones to wear during football season.  So cute!!

His friends in Denver, the Griffins, also sent a pretty freaking cute onesie with suspenders and a tie! LOVE these!!

But this nesting/organization urge didn't stop in the nursery.  Last weekend it extended to our guest bathroom closet which was a complete mess!!  There were so many random things just stacked in it and it was gross and underutilized.  For some reason I got this urge on Sunday morning to wake up, take everything out, organize it into groupings (and throw lots of stuff away too), and then drag Jimmy to Dollar Tree with me  - by the way, they have the best and cheapest baskets...only $1! - and there you have it.  With some green painters tape and some labels printed off - bathroom closet organization at it's finest.  It was nice because it even got some of the baby's bath stuff out of the nursery and by the bathroom where it belongs!!!

From all the fun we had over the weekend and all the standing I did when I probably shouldn't have been due to my feet - Milly, Willy and I took a break on Monday night.  I skipped my last session of summer school (don't worry, I had a free pass to miss and I already had turned everything in) and plopped down on the couch to watch the bachelor pad with Jimmy and work on getting all my work stuff organized for maternity leave.  I think these little pups sure know how to make their mom feel better.  Milly kept licking my fat little sausage legs and weird as that is, it did make me feel a little better.  The swelling has not gone down for the record.  Waiting for that still...

So what has Jimmy been doing while I go into crazy person/organization mode??  He has been a great help in picking up last minute things with me and also working with my dad to move all our internet and cable cords that were in the nursery to another location.  So you know, just working in the attic...haha.  But he has been a big help and I think he's getting just as excited as me (however, he doesn't get the latter part of this statement as much as I do..."I'm excited to meet our baby AND not be huge anymore")!!  We went over to Bobby and Hillary's house last Saturday night and they were SO sweet and made us a delicious dinner of fried chicken, mash potatoes, green beans, a cucumber and onion salad that I had pinned (how sweet is that!!!??  She found it on my pin board and made it!).  And to top it off had some homemade berry cobbler too.  It was delicious!!  But then to top off the night - Bobby gave Jimmy a present for the baby!!

The baby's own Phi Slamma Jamma onesie.  OMG - it is so cute!!  I love it so much! I love that it's 12 month size, but I also wish we could bring him home from the hospital in it because it's that cute.  And Hillary said Bobby designed it all himself.  What a great younger brother!!!


  1. You will lI've having all of this done! Now go take a nap and go to bed early. Seriously.

    1. I went to bed at 8:15 last night!!!! I was beat. Given that I woke up pretty much every hour on the hour after midnight - but still, feeling much more refreshed with my early bed time :)

  2. I can't believe you're going to have a BABY so soon!!! I can't wait to see him in his phi slamma jamma onesie! So awesome.

  3. Please don't think this is stalkerish, but I came across your blog awhile back (friend of a friend or something??) and have enjoyed following your pregnancy journey...perhaps because you were only a few weeks behind me! The abundance and sizes of baby clothes were overwhelming to me, as well, and I found some helpful and cheap drawer dividers at Bed Bath & Beyond. Love them! Also, in response to your nervousness about being induced - I was just induced 3 weeks ago and was so scared. But, looking back, I wouldn't change it for anything! I was in the hospital once the pain became intense and therefore, had quick and easy access to an epidural. :) It was an amazing experience and I was freaked out for NO reason! Best of luck to you as you welcome your little one very soon!

    1. Sarah - not stalkerish at ALL! Thank you so much for the's so fun to see people that find this blog and follow along. Glad you have enjoyed all the pregnancy fun too :) I love reading other people's blogs that are pregnant or have new babies too! I checked out your blog and your little man is ADORABLE! Congrats to your new family and I'm glad you guys finally made it home with a healthy little boy. I'm excited to have a new mom blog to follow along with as well! Thanks for the tip on the BBB dividers - will check them out!

  4. Glad you don't think I'm a stalker! :) And thank you for the sweet comment about our little man!