6 Days and Counting...

I really wanted Post 300 to be "Hey! We're headed to the hospital!" but ol' baby's still hanging out and happy where he is, so I'll post about the finally-finished nursery!

This is what the people who lived in the house before us had the room looking like. It looks very crowded.

When we moved in, the room became Room of Boxes That Haven't Been Emptied Yet.

The lovely purple wall and fantastic wallpaper border they left us with.

Jon took down the border and primed the wall. Jon's dad Gary came over and they painted the room green. Another day, as seen in this picture, the three of us put the crib together.

And here is the finished product. The rug will probably not stay there, but it works for now.
We have been so lucky to not really have to buy anything for the nursery. Jon's parents and sister and brother-in-law Candice and Wes bought us the crib and my parents got us the bedding/curtains. Lots of other people bought us all of the accessories.

I didn't know what to do with the quilt that came with the bedding, so I thought it would work well to decorate this giant empty wall. The place where the swing is will eventually hold a glider/rocker for us to sit with the baby.

My parents got us the dresser that's holding all of his clothes and stuff. And look! There are all of the diaper cakes! That little book shelf on the side was going to hold those cool cloth drawers for his toys and stuff. However, even though the picture on the box showed the drawers, they didn't fit so it's now holding toys and books. Still works.

So. Pregnancy Progress? The last three weeks at my doctor's visit he told me I was 1 centimeter dilated and none effaced. This week he was generous enough to tell me that I'm... ready... 1 1/2 centimeters! Whatever. I know it has no bearing on when the baby's actually coming. I'm still having contractions every 10 minutes or so, just like I have for the past two months. I do feel more of them now. Before it was just that I would feel them occasionally and just know the others were happening from touching the belly. Now I'm feeling most of them, but they still don't hurt, unfortunately.
Everything's pretty much ready, most especially me. If I'm not in excruciating pain or whatever, I'll try to get on here really quick before we go to the hospital to let you know that we're going. When Jon was in the hospital last spring, blogger was blocked on the hospital's internet, so I may not be able to post until we come home. I'll do what I can! Hopefully next time you hear from me will be on the way to the hospital! (Except there are a few things un-baby-related I'd like to post about before then, so maybe not.)

Theirs Is Also Bigger Than Yours

The title is referring to this post from last year. The family I work for bought a new even-gianter-than-the-tv-they-already-had tv last weekend at the Circuit City clearance.

The old tv - We were playing with D's toy that puts you up on the screen. Total fun.

The new TV.

Very tall.

The same pose as with that other tv in that other post.

The giant box that the tv came in.

What was written on the box. Whoa.

You can't really tell in the other pictures, but this is how D's hair looked that morning when he got up. Remind you of anyone?


And I Was Showered Again

Two weeks ago (yeah, I'm late in doing this) I had my shower here in Little Rock. Eight fantastic girls from my Sunday School class put it all together and we had a great time. (And to those girls: It was great and I still have your partially assembled hostess gifts in my kitchen. I will hopefully get those to you before the birth of the baby!) Anyway... here are the pictures. I did a horrible job documenting this, including not taking any pictures of anyone from my Sunday School class. Sorry everyone. I'll try to do better in the future.

The dinner spread and adorable decor.

The Jake Cake

Clothesline of cuteness!

Personalized burp cloths!

There were diaper cakes everywhere!

My mom came in for the shower!

Probably the weirdest picture ever - with two of my friends I taught with in Texarkana.

I guess this outfit was really really funny.

Who doesn't love a lion on the booty?

I heart personalized stuff!

Of course Sarah took a self-portrait of us.

And this message was left on the fridge for us. Thanks Mimi! (The shower was at Jon's mom's house.)

Back home... the diapers and diaper bag stuff.

The useful stuff.

The fun and cute stuff.

THE CLOTHES! And I was worried about the kid being naked.

And the brainwashing gifts from my mom. I LOVE the overalls!

Man of Steel

This one was so great I felt it deserved a post of its own. I'm pretty sure this person is a fan of Superman. It's just a guess though.

It's Been Too Long (Part 3)

Finishing up the backed up folder of Funny Things... here are the rest that I have right now.

Well. That's pretty straightforward.

I'm almost positive that this car belongs to our old neighbor. You can see in this post from a long time ago that he had an amazing hood ornament. I even commented on it to him once. He told me he was planning on getting a new one that was a pig with wings. And seeing that's what this is...

Guesses? Anyone?

This started out as a clever way to promote their leaf pick-up service. Now it's just a bag of garbage in the median.

Notice the 5th part of the directions isn't colored in like the rest of the bullets. Has anyone actually ever done this?

Greatest post-it note warning sign ever. In my favorite restaurant in Fort Worth. (I know, Gillian. It took me long enough to post it.)

That is a GIANT baby! And it can throw away its own "towel"!

At Sonic. Lots of synonyms. My favorite is "cruising in."

mmmmm... kay

Likes to type?

Yeah. Me too. (By the way, the three pictures above were all taken the same night in the hospital parking garage. I should totally visit there more often.)

I'm thinking of getting this for my mom. Except she's getting an actual grandbaby soon, so it wouldn't be as funny.

Good for you.

Classy. And dangerous. That lady should definitely be wearing a welder's mask just in case.

Colorful soap! That's all. It just amused me.

Well, that pretty much covers it all.

There was a caravan of three of these cars driving around one day. It was just weird.

That's one way to avoid buying a new window for your Jeep.

You know, when I think about mini-blinds, I also think about tasers. What about you?

I think they like their dogs.

Is it so bad to just stick the sticker to your window? Is this in case you decide one day you don't like America anymore?

Very small advertising.

Alrighty then.

And finally... probably the best license plate I've ever seen. I was driving down the freeway and it was icy and dark, so I didn't get a picture. But because it was so great, I recreated it on some license plate maker program online. And here it is...