Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Getting Ready for Baby

This is the crib bedding our principessa is getting from Bibby for Christmas. Yeah! I didn't think I'd be able to post a picture until we had it in our possession, but I figured it out. I love it so much! I was very thorough and even ordered swatches beforehand, so I know it's going to be super cute.



The walls in the nursery are "latte" (like 80% of the rest of the house). Once the bedding, new crib and glider arrive and we can see them in the room, I'll decide whether I want to paint the wall behind the bed pink. Excuse me, did I say "I"? No, no one in the Jones family will be doing any painting. You should have seen how hideous our DIY paint job was in the nursery of our old house. AWFUL. It might have been okay if we had finished it. Oh help me.

I emailed the girl who painted Jackson's canvas letters but I haven't heard back from her. I'm so scared she doesn't do it anymore! I loved, loved, loved Jackson's.

I've spent all afternoon looking on Etsy for fun things. I'm only on page 90 of 200-something under "nursery decor." Wow, that is a lot of handmade stuff.

I got a gift card to Anthropologie for my birthday that hasn't been used yet due to this wonderful little being taking over my body, but I bet I can find some very fun vintage-inspired pink, blue, and yellow knicknacks in there. (Thanks KMac!)

This weekend Curtis and I are dropping our son off at his grandparents' house and going on a little babymoon. We were going to go somewhere awesome, but every scenario that we considered awesome either had to do with swimming, skiing, or involved excessive amounts of walking. Hmmmmmm, not for Pregnant Girl. So, we are checking into a hotel here in Houston that's close to everything fun. We are going to join our Sunday school class for the adults-only Christmas party on Friday night, sleep in as long as possible, order room service, get spa treatments, do a little Christmas shopping, drive through River Oaks and look at Christmas lights, and see a movie. Jackson is hanging out with his grandparents and he will have a great time. Needless to say, I'm counting down the hours until our mega-date weekend!

56 comments:

Lori, Landon and Logan said...

Have a great weekend getaway!

R said...

how fun! thanks for reminding me--we need to start planning our babymoon in anticipation of baby #3!

3girlsmom said...

Ok, PROPS to the people who were able to shape the bedding like it's in the crib, but without the crib. Seriously, awesome photog skillz.
2. LOVE the bedding. Very "new take on an old school style."
3. I paint canvas anything and everything. I will gladly paint Sweet Girl's letters if you want me to - just send me a holler. I can match Jackson's, match bedding, all of the above, or none of the above. Whatever you'd like.
4. Have a blast on your babymoon. Your life will change more with an addition of #2 than it did when Jackson came along. 6 months after she's born, you'll think back and say, "yep, she was right."
I'm serious about the letters. And I know what I'm doing. :)
Robyn

Lauren said...

Oh honey, your babymoon sounds wonderful.

We did the same thing for our anniv last year, incidentally. I was 8 months pregnant, so we just stayed at a nice hotel downtown.

Sam McClure said...

I love the bedding! so adorable!!! have a great weekend and get so much sleep!

Nancy Mon said...

Amanda, when you all are driving through River Oaks, you HAVE to go by the scary angel house. Have you ever seen this huge angel? It is almost as tall as the house. Go down RO Blvd toward the country club and it is either the closest street or the one before the country club. Take a left and it will be on the left hand side a couple of houses down. It is a highlight of the Christmas Light tour. Bring your camera.

Spicy Magnolia said...

The bedding is beautiful, Amanda! I can't wait to see it all come together for you. And thanks for introducing me to Etsy.com (I just got through perusing the site, and oh golly how much fun)!

Yeah for babymoons! Me and my hubby THOROUGHLY enjoyed ours and I know you all will too. You've got wonderful things planned, and how fun to do it at Christmas time with all the lights, sounds, smells of such a special time of year. Blessings on your time together!

Colored With Memories said...

"babymoon" i love that! and i agree w/3girlsmom #4...you'll need it. i'd skip every event and movie and just sleep!

JayCee said...

W.A.B. - What A Blessin'!!

petrii said...

Yay for babymoon's!! Have a fun and Blessed time,

Dawn

Mandi said...

Your babymoon sounds fantastic! It was just the other day that I said to my husband, "Remember when we would decide to see a movie on the spur of the moment?" I wouldn't change the season of life we are in but there are times I miss the spontaneity we experienced before children. (:

Enjoy your weekend...I know Jackson will have fun with his Bibby!

Mandi said...

Oh, and I LOVE the vintage girly bedding!!! Great choice!

Becca said...

The bedding is just beautiful! So girlie and vintage and dainty and classic and precious and timeless! I love it! Have fun on your little weekend getaway. :)

Stephanie said...

I liked Jackson's letters so I tried to get in touch with her after my son was born this May...I never heard back from her either :(

Kendra White said...

now girl.. i am coming out as a blog stalker... let me say you cannot have a princess without a pink wall. Come on. If i didn;t live in KY I would come paint it for you. however i wanted to give you this website www.uppercaseliving.com they have AWESOME stuff for the nursery! check it out!

TCKK said...

Sounds like a great weekend!! Have fun.

Holly said...

OH WOW! WOW! What an awesome weekend.

Praying in advance for a time of wonder with your Curtis.

I really do love the bedding. a LOT!

Holly said...

PS I'd paint your room, if I could. It would be a delight!

Pam said...

What a wonderful idea . . . a "babymoon"! Have a spectacular time and enjoy those special moments with Curtis.

The bedding . . . is so absolutely lovely. Leave it to Bibby to make sure your sweetie is swathed in gorgeousness. Thanks for letting us rejoice with you, Amanda!

Lora said...

Adorable bedding, just adorable!

debra said...

Ernest and I spent a weekend in December at Hotel Icon in downtown Houston. It was SO great.

Have lots of fun.

Fran said...

LOVE the bedding!! Awesome! And, y'all enjoy every ounce of babymoon. I'm getting a "hubs turns 40moon" this weekend! YAY us!

Kristen said...

I love the bedding! It is beautiful. We will see yall at the party and then happy babymooning!

bethany said...

Girly's bedding is so pretty! It is really going to look so very cute with her new crib and the room all done up sweet!
I'm with you on the paint job! 2 years ago my sister in law and I decided to paint my room and we never did finish it off! All the walls are painted (3 tan and 1 red) but the trim is not done! She ended up getting pregnant and we just stopped then!

Gregg and Erin said...

I love your bedding. We had a girl in College Station paint our baby girl's bible verse on canvas for her nursery - it reminds me of your bedding. She paints anything - uses her talent so well. If you're interested in her info, let me know.

Enjoy your babymoon! They are such great ideas!

annalee said...

that bedding is absolutely adorable! if i were you i would just want to sleep on it myself.
have a wonderful weekend getaway.
ps- it was such a fun treat meeting you the other sunday!

Ashton said...

Hey Amanda, you might, just might want to check out the Christmas program at FBC on Saturday night. I'm singing in it and well...if you guys come in and sit at the top row in the back if no movie fits your taste, than I promise this will inspire ya'll's heart. One of the songs is "The Prayer" you know, sung by Josh Grobing and Celion Dion. Just a passing thought to you. Allison

Landon Andrew said...

I love the bedding Amanda. Such great taste! Enjoy your weekend away. How fun!

Patty said...

Love the bedding! Adorable! I love the idea of the pink wall behind the bed. :)

Have a great mega-date weekend!

valerie said...

Beautiful bedding! I know you're loving shopping pink!

Sounds like you have a wonderful babymoon weekend planned. Enjoy!!!

Trish said...

I have a suggestion on contacting the nursery letter artist. I had the same difficulty last year when I had placed an order with her for my grandson's nursery (by the way, I found out about her by reading your blogspot--many thanks!!) Got better results by going through her e-bay site; she would reply to those e-mails quicker than her doodlingartist.com site. Enjoy your babymoon--sounds like great fun.

willblogforshoes said...

Gorgeous bedding! That site is where I got the color scheme of Bug's bedding... then had my personal seamstress (aka cousin) whip up her version of it.

Am so jealous of your babymoon. I'm still waiting for mine! Have fun, you guys!!

Callie said...

oh yeah! I LOVE Javis Davis! Does that make me crazy that I recognized your bedding from the web site? I was a little obsessed with finding the perfect fabric for Carson's nursery so I am pretty sure I have all the best fabric websites memorized....you did a great job picking out the bedding. Baby girl is going to be precious in that crib!!

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

Have a wonderful time on your mega-date! It sounds like so much fun, especially the spa treatments!

Cute bedding for the crib!

Erica said...

I love the bedding and your "babymoon" sounds amazing. I think I am going to have to arrange one of those very soon!

Sunni at The Flying Mum said...

Oh, I just love it! The blue print is so fabulous!

Have fun this weekend! Wish we could meet y'all there. Our's is the first Sunday of Christmas break...it will include sleeping in, and ordering room service breakfast. Yeah!

Terri_in_Alabama said...

That is too cute Amanda! There are so many decorating options you can do with that bedding! Good job!

wetherell said...

Super cute bedding, you are so stylish!!!!! Have fun with the hubs this weekend.

Mitzi said...

Ahhh, the bedding is beautiful. I love the colors. Gone are the bassinets of my day, just white ruffles, boy or girl! I like the updated version so much better.

Aunt_Nette said...

Is baby boy Wallace here? how is mama doing? How were the first 36 hours at home?

Kendra said...

Yay for a baby moon! Me and the hubby are also going to enjoy one of these this weekend :) Have fun!

Kelly said...

The Babymoon sounds WONDERFUL!!! We did a similar one a month or two ago and I loved it!
The bedding is precious! She's going to have such a sweet room! Can you believe she will be here soon????
Etsy could over take my life if I let it.

Audrey and Company said...

Yeah for babymoons! Have a great time.

Nettie said...

Oh I love it. How incredibly gorgeous! I found your blog through Annie's blog and I am so glad I did!
What a lucky princess you will have!

Rose said...

That sounds like so much fun!! Enjoy! have a wonderful one and eat lots of healthy hearty foods :)

Superchikk said...

If you don't hear back from the girl who did Jackson's letters, I have a friend in the Houston area that does that stuff. And she's awesome. Here's her site:
http://www.hangupsbyjennifer.com/

Kiki@Seagulls in the Parking Lot said...

The bedding is so cute.

Have a fun weekend!

Rose said...

I thought this was so funny! You called her Pincipessa! Principe means prince, princesa means princess, you combine both and called her Principessa!!! Love it!LOL

Amanda said...

Rose, I love it too! I think I learned that from the movie "Life is Beautiful," which is in Italian with English subtitles.

Kelly @ Love Well said...

OH MY WORD the bedding. I think I have an addiction to kids bedding; I've been known to glaze over when the PB Kids catalog arrives. So maybe I shouldn't keep looking at that picture. But OH MY WORD, how do I look away? It's adorable. Pregnant Girl has fantastic taste.

AKat said...

Oh, Amanda, the bedding is beautiful! I hope you have a wonderful Babymoon-weekend, relaxing and wonderful.

Sarah said...

I tried to order the canvas letters from the girl you ordered Jackson's from and had difficulty. Apparently, her town (and her house) was hit by a tornado some months ago and she lost everything. I don't think she has her business up and running again. But, you can look on ebay and LOTS of people make canvas letters that are just as beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

I love it that you call baby girl Principessa. That's what I call my baby girl too! (and yeah, I got it from the movie...ha!). You will love having a daughter!

Alison said...

Oh, while you are on Etsy, check out my sister-in-law's site. She does the most amazing custom mobile's I've ever seen (she also did letters for my daughter's room). Little Acorn Products: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6174129

Shelly said...

Awe! That sounds like so much fun! Hmm....I want a schoolmoon...yes, I just made up that lameness amount of terminology :)

PS - LOVE the crib!

katiegfromtennessee said...

Wow Little Momma! How cute is your baby's crib????!:) That will look good in a "latte" room:)...you make me smile...Oooo, wow, never heard of a babymoon, but it sounds like fun:)...That sounds NICE:) That is an exciting mega-date weekend!

katiegfromtennessee