Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Countdown to Baby...Day 15

I got a little caught up in the "hustle and bustle" of the holidays, but I assure you we have not stopped counting down the last few weeks before our little star is born!  With only five days left-- it's going to be a Very Merry Jasmas for the Collard clan!

The induction has been scheduled for December 26th, and we're all very busy getting things ready for Christmas and Baby!  I've finished the last of the my photo gifts and finally mailed the last of my packages yesterday...cutting it close (as always).  I wrapped the very last of our presents this morning and tucked it under the tree. Still looking here and there for a few stocking stuffers--but in all it appears as though everything is in order for our visit from Santa! I wish I could say the same for our visit from Japser!  One by one I'm checking things off my "Before Baby Comes" list...with no real end in sight, but as most of us mothers know...they come whether we're ready or not...lol!

My nesting instinct kicked in a little late this time around, so I'm just putting the final touches on our "little partridge in a pear tree" nursery!  Here's a sneak peek...but look forward to seeing it in a bit more detail in the New Year!

I hope you all have a Very Merry Christmas and we'll be seeing you soon with pictures of our new family member!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Countdown to Baby...Day 5

It looks like Jasper is going to be our shining star this Christmas....ask any one of us Collard IIIs and we'll say, "All we want for Christmas is a Jasper Baby!"

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Countdown to Baby...Day 4

I know it's been a few days...but trust me...we're still here and the countdown is still very much in effect ;)  On Monday my mother helped me to put a little character into Jasper's room, by bringing home these fun wall stickers...

I was not only ecstatic to get out of bed for the 20 minutes it took us to put them up, but even more elated by the realization that very soon our precious little Jasper would be sleeping in that very room!  The small task had such a dramatic effect on the room and on me...because once I had unleashed the creativity that has been bottled up for the past week and a half, then of course all of these "other ideas" came popping into my head!

...Which mainly meant a whole lot more work for my husband over the next few days...I mean if we were going to give Jasper's room a little makeover, then what were we going to do with Caleb's room, so that he would feel appreciated and loved?!

The answer seemed simple enough...CARS!  But three paint jobs and $150 later...I didn't think that my husband would ever go for one of my "ideas" again.  Luckily all he had to see was the look on Caleb's face when he walked into his new room and thankfully all was forgiven!  My contributions were limited to  two hand-made checkered flags and a few hundred free-hand dotted lines around the border...all of which took less then a half-hour, stacked against daddy's two and half days of hard work and labor.  But that's why daddies are so cool right?!  

Monday, December 6, 2010

Countdown to Baby...Day 1

Before November 26th, I had several fun crafting projects dreamed up, a December Daily to finish making and several Holiday activities planned with my family...however all of those things came to an abrupt halt when I spent an unexpected day and half in the hospital the day after Thanksgiving.  Instead for the last week, my life has been filled with the "Adventures in Bedresting."  And while I find I'm still able to enjoy several activities from my cozy queen bed, like digital scrapbooking and watching the archives of several TV shows that I have always wanted to see, but never have time for--I must admit the bulk of my time is spent sleeping.  Adventurous...right?!

However in order to keep my motivation up and to remind me of the prize at the end of this long journey...I've decided to do a little countdown and share some of the small tasks that I'm completing in preparation for our little bundle of joy!

Today I went through all of Caleb's old clothes, and organized them by size, discovering that there was really no need to buy Jasper any new clothes, as he currently has a full drawer of gowns, sleepers, onesies, etc--all washed and ready to go!   I have to admit it was very nostalgic looking through all of Caleb's baby clothes, and perhaps just what I needed to remind me of all the special memories still waiting to made with our second son!
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