When she arrived she had a few surprises for me! This handmade gown is the same gown that my sister, Christy, wore when she came home from the hospital and it is the same gown that I wore 5 years later when I was born. We have a picture of my mom getting out of the car with me (in the gown) and Christy standing there looking at me. My niece, Jessica (Christy's daughter), wore it as well when she was born in 1991! I can't wait to find the perfect little outfit for her to wear underneath it for when she comes home!
These are the baby shoes that both of us wore and my silver baby cup too. I am going to polish the cup (you can barely see it, I should have done it before taking the picture) and display them on a shelf we are going to hang in her room.
We have decided to paint and hang wallpaper, divided by a chair rail in her room. The paint is a light lilac and the wallpaper has tiny green leaves on it. The middle fabric, the darker purple, is what is on the curtains. My mom found the lilac toile (it has little girls and bunnies on it!) on ebay and then we found the additional fabric at JoAnn's. All three will be incorporated into the bedding and into a quilt that my mom is going to make for her.
We found the exact kind of crib I have been looking for on Craig's List for next to nothing and a friend recently gave us a glider rocking chair. It is all coming together and I can't wait to see the finished room.
Mike is still working on the bathroom. He is working so hard; he comes home from work and then tiles for a couple of hours. With the holiday, he will have a couple full days to work on it and then we will paint! Here is a sneak peak of the tile job he is doing...
We are heading to Tuscaloosa to visit his family for Thanksgiving so I will be back towards the end of the week!