Friday we decided it might be a good idea to start getting together a hospital bag. We made a trip over to Target (after enjoying some Chinese food and discussing daycare options) to get some supplies.
Dan was very patient with me as I went through options in my head about the way things could go and what I would need to feel prepared. I got a nightgown, robe, some nursing tanks and a few baby supplies. It was fun to go and get stuff and really made the time seem close that this is all going to happen!
Dan had even more fun when he spotted this:
He thought that was pretty funny and giggled the rest of the time
we were in the store.
Saturday morning I headed up to Chicago pretty early with my friend Jackie to go to Bottle and Bottega. It is a painting, BYOB studio that my sister manages in the Lakeview neighborhood. It was so much for fun to create some paintings!
I made some more art for the nursery, while Jackie tackled
a painting she has been eyeing for awhile.
It was the perfect amount of creativity and structure for me and I really enjoyed myself. After we painted the morning away we headed to a little french bistro for lunch.
It was the best thing I have ever eaten!
I enjoyed friend chicken and waffles while Jackie got the bacon wrapped french toast. Yeah, Bistro Dre in Chicago. HIGHLY recommend it!
After brunch Jackie and I took a side trip to IKEA to pick up some new items for her living room. I couldn't resist this little guy:
It's a red, rocking MOOSE! Perfect for the nursery.
Dan already has it assembled:
After a long day we got home and Dan had had a busy day as well! He helped out some buddies at their houses then surprised me with this:
A new faucet!!
Our faucet had bit the dust awhile ago, the sprayer no longer worked and the water pressure was horrible. Thinking about all the bottles we were going to have to wash sort of motivated Dan to get this one which I had picked out over a year ago. Obviously there was always something else we felt was more important to buy whenever we had some extra funds. Dan is starting to feel a little pressure to get everything set and ready with the house before the kid comes. Besides not having time after the baby comes it will just feel nice to bring home our kid to a house that is ready, comfortable and functional.
On Sunday I headed to church to get my children's choir ready for their first performance next Sunday at church. Dan tackled the leaves in 3 different yards with his buddy and fun new leaf sucking machine. He was very pleased about how much they got done in such a small amount of time.
I am thrilled we can see our lawn again!
I got our hospital bag all packed today with all our new supplies and started making our birth plan.
With 5 weeks left to go I hope, hope, hope, this kid doesn't make an early appearance, but I want to be as prepared as possible.