Monday, February 4, 2013

Nursery Progress: Put a Bird on It

The infamous crib has been finished! Robin added the final coat of paint and assembled it this evening, and it is GORGEOUS. I am so proud of him and so thankful for his skill! Lydia is clearly very excited about it. I'm trying to soak up her pure elation at the thought of this baby before he arrives and she realizes that life is going to change pretty dramatically; rebellion is sure to follow.

The mobile is a collaborative effort between Robin and me (with some help from my dad gathering the pieces of wood in my parents' backyard.) I sewed the birds from a pattern found here with fabric from Crafty Planet and mounted them on the sticks with a hot glue gun. Robin then hung and balanced them with fishing line and eye hooks. We have a handful more projects on the line, but two involve the baby's name (which is top secret), and we'll see what actually gets done before he decides to become an outside dweller.

In the meantime, I am resting more easily because the basics are pretty much covered. His diapers are washed and organized--yes, we're going the cloth route. His clothes are sorted by size and the newborn clothes are in bins in the closet, which has been cleared of other debris. The Pack 'n' Play is set up as a bassinet in our room, and the car seat will be installed this weekend and inspected next week. If Baby G2 came tomorrow, we'd survive!

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