Monday, June 23, 2008

Baking bread in my shoes...

I don't think it is possible for my feet to swell anymore. I had to go shopping for new shoes this weekend and my feet wouldn't fit into anything. Now I finally know what it is like to have wide feet. I normally have pretty large feet, but they are extremely narrow. Most shoes are a bit to wide for me. Not anymore. All I ask is that they eventually go back to normal. Not a size bigger and not any wider please.

I had my first baby shower this weekend. It was so wonderful and nicely put together. Baby Benjamin and I received so many wonderful gifts. Everyone was so generous.

It would take me forever to list everything we received, but for now I will show you my favorite gift.....

We got the Dutailier Grand Glider/Rocker and Ottoman. I believe it was in the dark cherry with a natural color suede or microfiber. It is gorgeous and oh so comfortable.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

More shopping for baby.....

Just when you think you can't shop anymore..... There is so much stuff to buy for baby. I am looking forward to my showers because then I will know exactly what is left to buy. Hopefully not too much. :)

Baby Benjamin is really active lately. He still prefers to hang out on my right side much to my discomfort. My right foot looks like rising dough on any given day.

I went shopping with my Mother in law this weekend. We picked up the stroller and infant car seat. I can't wait to see them out of the box. The guy at Baby Super tried to convince us to leave with the matching tall dresser to the crib set. I said I had to think about it, but MIL and Brian's grandma think we need it. Go figure. We also left with the cutest little train on train tracks with Benjamin's name.

If I had any doubts before that Ben was going to be spoiled, they are gone now.

I also looked into a glider/rocking chair. Good Lord they are expensive. I thought I could find one I like for about $300. Looks like we will probably spend way over double that. They are extremely comfortable and I do need to buy the matching ottoman for my ridiculously swollen feet.

I ended up registering for a diaper bag at PBK. I don't love it as much as the Kate Spade, but I know I will get over it.

Biggest baby related news this weekend. Restoration Hardware started selling their baby line. I love, love, love it. For those that know me in real life, check out my registery there. I finally made a decision. ;) Unfortuanately the incompetent people at Bananafish Inc. have yet to send me samples after a month long process of emails and phone calls. I'm taking it as a sign that it's not the right bedding for Benjamin.

We celebrated Father's Day today with Brian's family. Benjamin and I got Brian some I love my Daddy socks with a matching hat. He also got his Daddy/himself a Dodger plush ball and bear with security blanket. Not an easy purchase for an Angel fan Mommy.

All in all, it was a good weekend.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

More confused about baby bedding than ever :(

I have found more stuff I like. Not sure if I love any of them, but I am still waiting on some samples in the mail.

I am a huge fan of Restoration Hardware and they are now releasing their baby line. Here's the link....

I like the majority of them in the cloud color. What do you guys think? Would these work with my espresso furniture.

Some I like are...
the cuddle plush bumper and Italian dot sheeting
the european dot matelasse bumper and the italian contrast stripe sheeting
the european classic stripe bumper and the contrast piped sheeting
and a couple of others.

Looks like I can mix and match the sheets, bumpers, bedskirt etc. I like that idea.

I am also partial to a couple of others I came across...

and this one

I really need to decide soon. The two showers are approaching so fast.

On another happy note, I thought I would include links to the stroller and carseats my MIL bought us.

We got both in the bubbles black...

Thanks for reading....

Friday, June 6, 2008

Committing to a Name

This little boy is going to have this name for the rest of his life. I think that this is one of the most important decisions we will have to make. That is a bit of an exaggeration...well maybe not.

What if you name him Bob and he looks like a Harry? What if you pick a name and that name comes with an awful nickname?

These are questions that run through my head.

I had a girl name all picked out. Brian actually liked it right off.

Unfortunately Brian did not like most of the boy names I picked. I always thought it would be cool to name my son Crash. When my last name changed, I saw my perfect opportunity. What does my husband think of the name Crash? Not a big fan.

I love Sebastian and Tristan. Brian thinks those are names that will get his son beat up.

Brian liked Jacob, which I liked also. It is the #1 most popular name right now though. I don't want him to be Jake C because all of the other kids on the playground are named Jake. He needs to have some uniqueness.

We agreed that the middle name would be William or Joseph after our fathers. We also agreed that we would pick whichever one sounded better and so we arrived at the day a few months ago where Brian finally picks up a baby naming book.

Benjamin Joseph......

On my list, but I am not 100% sure that I love it.

I keep hoping to wake up and know that this is his name. Or, better yet, find another name that we can both agree on.

Oh well! We may have another boy. Maybe I will have first dibs on the name next time around.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Purses and diaper bags

For those of you that know me IRL, you know that I have a slight obsession with purses. I have really calmed down over the last few years though and I haven't purchased anything in awhile.

I have had my eye on this Kooba for a few months. It isn't a diaper bag though and it is not easy to justify spending about $600 on a bag to my husband at this time.

I have had trouble in my search for the perfect diaper bag though. I am not a big fan of the diaper bag look and I would prefer it to be fashionable.

I think I will be going with this one...

It's fashionable and functional for what I need it for I believe. I just can't bring myself to buy one of those PPB bags. No offense to the girls that love them, but they are just way too busy for me.

In my search, I came across this beauty.....

A girl can dream......

Monday, June 2, 2008


Time is flying by and I can't believe it is June. The baby will be here before I know it and I am feeling very unprepared. We got a crib and dresser/changing table this weekend. I love them, but I am worried that they won't match the bedding I need to pick out. We registered last week and we already got several big items. Yay for us and our wonderful families!

Here are the links to our crib and dresser/changing table. We ordered them in espresso though, not white...

I am excited for my two showers. Both of which are this month. I am not really done with registering though and I find it intimidating. I don't know what kind of diapers to choose or what kind of bottles to buy. Babies r'us is an overwhelming place.

I also need to buy some hostess gifts for my peeps. There are 6 people throwing one shower and 4 throwing the other. That's a lot of gifts. If you gals have any ideas on what I can buy for them let me know.

The worst part of this week...I was diagnosed with gestational diabetes. Not real fun to have to diet while pregnant. I see a nurse and nutritionist tomorrow. I will miss the Chocolate Malted Crunch Ice Cream the most. :(