Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Natalie is here and home!!!

It's been a very exciting last couple of days. Dani is already an amazing mother and is a total champ when it comes to taking care of her. I am adding a couple of pictures that you all have been asking for. Yesterday she had her first photo shoot with her Auntie Jenni, be sure to check her site for some of those photos that are coming soon...

Here she is dressed for the car ride home:

Here she is in her car seat, seems like a lot of straps and gadgets for such a little thing:

Her Dad styling her hair after her first bath at home:

Here Mom and Dad have been playing dress up:

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

The Nursery is Ready

We've got the nursery done, now we just need a baby to put in it!

Here's the crib. Rachel made all the crib bedding for us and she did an incredible job! The 'Natalie' decal was a gift from Jenni. I love it!

My mom made a cornice over the window with the fabrics we used for the bedding. I love how it pulls the room together! We splurged on the chair...its rocks, it glides, it reclines...ahhh.

Here's a close-up of the quilt that Rachel made with the fabrics. She's a wizard with the sewing machine, isn't she?

Here's the dresser and the all-important Diaper Champ.

A close-up of the prints above the dresser. I found these on Etsy and had them framed. I love how they turned out!


These 2 ladies know how to throw a party!
My mom and her best pal, Loretta, threw a baby shower luncheon for me a couple weeks back. As you can imagine, everything was done to perfection...the food, favors, flowers, tables, everything! Thank you so much for spoiling me with this wonderful day!
And thank you to everyone that was able to come! I feel so fortunate for the love and support and can't hardly wait for you to meet Baby Natalie!
Here are a few more pictures...

Sunday, June 8, 2008

37 Weeks

Technically, I have 3 more weeks, but we're ready for her to come now!

A Masterpiece

About a month ago, DeDe and Val hosted a baby shower for me with a group of long-time family friends from the old neighborhood. I don't get to see these ladies very often, so it was fun to be able to hang out with them for the afternoon and visit!
DeDe had everyone decorate a onesie for Baby Natalie. I think I can safely say that most of us have relatively modest artistic talent and with a little wine mixed in (except me, of course), we had some exciting results. Behold Val's masterpiece...
I'm sure our little Natalie will look beautiful wearing this home from the hospital. :)
I thought about showing June's handy work as well but I'm afraid its PG-13 and not suitable for all viewers!
Thanks again, DeDe and Val, for a fun afternoon!