Friday, September 28, 2007

Let's Go Mountaineers!

Let's hope this picture doesn't jinx the Mountaineers tonight against USF. I finally got Jeff to take a picture of the growing Buddha. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

One More Night!

Jeff comes home tomorrow! The cats will be very pleased. I am afraid that they like it much better when he is at home because I tend to sit still longer :).

I have been diligently working on the nursery parts. I have the crib bumper nearly done. A friend had given me their old bumper, so all I had to do was recover it, which was a heck of a lot easier than the pattern wanted me to do. The only problem was that she must have had what is termed a "mini-crib" because it would have been too short for our crib. So today, I have to go get more padding, and it will be complete!

I also started the crib skirt and curtains last night. The crib skirt is going very smoothly - so far. I would like to have it done in time for the crib to be set up this weekend. That way, we won't have to remove the mattress after it is place to put the skirt in. The curtains are another story. We have a double window in the nursery. I really can't do 2 separate shades because they share a center framing member. Making the shade to span the whole width of both is a little bit of a chore, but I am sure I will figure it out. I have a co-worker who is going to help me translate the pattern this afternoon. Wish me luck!

Speaking of luck - the magic number for the Red Sox is now at 2! Root for those Damn Yankees to lose! Of course, Sox still need to win. The division title sure would be nice!

Monday, September 24, 2007

September 24th

Jeff is away this week at New Manager Development Training. We are both very excited that he finally got in, since he has been managing for over 1 year without it! He wouldn't move the bed to the basement before he left, although the room is ready. I think he was secretly afraid that I might put the crib together without him. He knows me too well :).

In order to fill my time, I thought that I would go take a look at fabric. I wasn't planning to buy anything. I just wanted to see if there was something to match the colors that I would like to paint. However, the fabrics that I was wanting to use were on clearance and then half off that!! What luck! So, I picked up the fabric for the crib skirt, the curtains and the bumpers. I am steering clear of making sheets and a quilt. From what I read, you really aren't supposed to use a quilt anyway.

The general colors are below. I am using the spotted fabric on the curtains (as shown) and the crib skirt. And for the bumper, I will be using the fabric they used on the quilt.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

First Attempt...

Since all of our family is at a distance, I thought this might be a nice way to share the changes going on here in GA. Please feel free to leave comments for us.

Here is the latest and greatest on the growing Bergman family. I am now at 19 1/2 weeks along in the pregnancy. This picture was at 14W and 5 days. We get to see the wonder again in 2 weeks, so we are very excited. As he continues to grow, so does dear old mommy :). Luckily, it seems to be all belly so far. I will have to have Jeff take some pictures for you to see.

In the meantime, we have been diligently working on a basement bedroom. We didn't want to lose visitor space because of the nursery. The carpet goes in tomorrow!! Then, all we have left is doors, trim and touch up. I am sure there will be more that we will think of, but this is a huge start. We have only been working on it for maybe 1 month! With that room finished, we can concentrate on the baby's room.

I have some ideas for the room, but nothing definite yet. The only solid thing is the furniture that we are going to use. We decided to go with the walnut bedroom suite that we already have, so I found a crib in the same wood tone to match. I am picking it up tomorrow. I know it is early, but from what I read, if they have it in stock... get it. You don't want to have to deal with shipping or delays.

Talk with you all soon! Love - Susan