Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Nursery and Baby Updates

Since school starts back this week for my mom and me, we had to get all this bedding stuff done. I owe a HUGE thanks to my mom for all the sewing that she did for me. She worked a lot on this bedding for about a week solid. She even stayed up past midnight several nights sewing. I did help but I could not have done this without her! Thanks mom!!!
These are the bumper pads that my mom wrapped. We bought the NuFoam for bumpers but I wanted them to have a little more fluff to them than just flat across so my mom wrapped batting around them. This is a picture of all 12 pieces for both cribs. After she did this, she then enclosed each of them in a pillowcase so they can be pulled out when the bedding needs to be washed.
I was in charge of stuffing the pillow forms into the finished bedding. As you can see, the front side is a polka dot fabric with greens and blues and the inside is a soft ribbed blue chenille fabric. Here are the finished bumper pads...all 8 of them. I love the finished product!Here is the bed skirt. It is a brown and blue polka dot box-pleat skirt with a blue border that matches the inside of the bumper pad. After helping mom with all of this, we both see why some people spend over $500 on bedding! That could have something to do with the fact that we were making two at the same time! I also owe a HUGE thanks to my dad. He has been remodeling our downstairs for about a month now. (That will be a post later on!) I decided that he needed a break from hanging drywall so I recruited him to do some painting! Dad used to paint for a side job when we were little and he is who taught me how to trim without taping! Dad painted all of the trim and doors in the nursery. Ryan and I put the base coat on one night and the next night, Ryan was going to paint the ceiling and the walls. My dad and I decided to surprise him and do it while he was at work. The ceiling was not so bad but the walls were a nightmare!! I had bought paint and when we put it on one wall, I thought it was way too light. So dad and I picked out another color, bought it, tried it and I hated it! I ended up mixing a gallon of paint with some colors that I had at home and I love the finished color. It is just a light blue that matches with the inside of the bumper pads. Thanks dad!!!
Now to the more important stuff...Reed and Braden. We had our 26 week appointment last week and things look great. Reed's heart is still the same but everything else looks great for both boys. We are still praying that God will heal his heart before he is born!! Reed is weighing in at 1 lb. 15 oz. and Braden is 1 lb. 12 oz. I have gained 13 pounds so far but I know that these next few months, I will be packing on the pounds:-)
Here is the 4D ultrasound of Reed. Braden was being difficult and would not look up so he did not get his picture taken in 4D. We are so thankful that both boys are growing and developing like they should. We are praying that they will not make their appearance into the world until 38 weeks or maybe longer! The bigger that they both are, the better especially for Reed's surgery.

12 comments:

Mittig family said...

The bedding is so cute-you and your family did a great job! And that 4D picture is amazing. He is such a little cutie! We'll keep praying that God heals his heart and that those sweet boys stay put as long as possible!

Elizabeth S said...

Precious bedding and the ultrasound picture are great!! He is precious.

Tad and Michelle said...

I love the bedding! It is no surprise the room is going to be adorable. You're doing a great job carrying those boys. Keep putting on the pounds. They told me the best thing I could do is eat lots of protein and drink lots of fluids. Glad to hear they both are doing well. We'll keep praying for Reed's heart and the duration of your pregnancy. Remember to take it easy. I took off work the last 2 months before they arrived and I really think that is what helped me make it to the end. You're doing great!!

Natalie Church said...

I still can't believe the 4D pictures. You can see exactly what they look like. I love the bedding. It definitely looks like a lot of work, but if anyone can do it...ya'll can. I can't wait to see the finished room and basement! We will be praying the boys to wait a few more weeks!

joyce klein said...

I love the colors of the bedding, it helps to have a mom and dad that are so talented so they can help out. We will keep you all in our prayers and hoping that all goes well.

Sean W said...

Well, it looks like Reed has the "white" chin.

andrea said...

Gorgeous bedding Keeley...you both did a wonderful job. Can't wait to see the nursery completed.

Deanna said...

Wow, those pictures are really amazing!!

Amanda said...

You have such a talented family. Where did you get the fabric for the bedding - It's gorgeous!

Max's Family said...

Your bedding is adorable!! I love it. Much cuter than stuff you see in stores! Still praying for little Reed.

mkburcham said...

I need to hire ya'll to design some bedding for me!! It is so cute!! The 4D picture is so amazing..and he looks so cute! I pray for you and those little boys daily--for health and that they stay put for as long as possible!! Love ya

Natalie said...

I LOVE the bedding! You and your mom could quit teaching and start doing some nursery's!! I can't wait to see it all finished.
Those 4D pictures are amazing! He is so precious! Braden is just a little camera shy right now.