Mike and I are excelling at parenting already. We know this because:
- The baby isn't due for 8 weeks and we have ALREADY GOTTEN A CRIB!!! Granted, it's still sitting in a box in the front hall, BUT! We HAVE a CRIB! Dad and Jennifer were incredibly generous and bought a beautiful crib for us that converts into a toddler bed and then a single grown up bed.
- This evening, Opie was being naughty. Mike said, "Opie..." in his most warning voice. Opie went upstairs and put himself in time out.
- We are making lots of big decisions that have to be thought about over the course of a few days
- We are doing our taxes and it's January.
We decided to go with blue, yellow, green and pink for the color scheme overall in the room. So, I went to the fabric store and started getting things to recover the chair, which I think will be light green. The dresser is already a french blue, and the other colors match the sheets we registered for. I think we have some beautiful ideas finally for the room. I am working on making a slipcover for the chair. Fingers crossed that I have the patience to make that happen.
I decided to make a mobile for the baby, and here's the first/inner ring. I pasted yellow and blue fabric on either side of card stock and cut out butterflies. Then I attached them with clear thread. Then I tied the thread to an embroidery ring. I started with one small ring and then will do a larger one on the outside. We'll put this over her bed.