Sunday, September 28, 2008

Caden Lane Bedding

We finally made our decision on the Caden Lane bedding for Baby Boy Ward, wait let me rephrase this I made the decision on the bedding as Jason really didn't have a preference one way or another. Jason agreed that this one has a lot more color than the other options and we could do some fun painting in the room! It's hard to tell from this picture but its red, bright turquoise blue, lime green, chocolate brown, white and light yellow. Can't wait to get it so we can match up the paint and get moving on the nursery.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Baby Ward...It's a BOY!!!

BRING ON THE TOY TRUCKS, DIRT BIKES AND BASEBALL BATS....ITS A BOY! For those of you who selected boy in the pole...only 36% of you...were correct! We had our 19 week ultrasound today and there was NO denying that this baby is a BOY!! Appears that so far, all is healthy and well with Baby Boy Ward! He is however, somewhat stubborn (hmm, is that a trait from his mom or dad????) as he wouldn't move to a different position so we could see his actual i'll be heading back in 4 weeks for another ultrasound as they need facial measurements as well! Otherwise, all is well and on track!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Jason Returns From China

While I was in Vegas shopping at the ABC show Jason was on a work trip to China. He returned last night and was so happy to be on American soil. He requested that we head to Red Robin for a big American style cheeseburger and fries. So Stacy, Jen, Mike, Gina and I went to RR and waited for Jason to arrive, right around 9pm. He's got some great stories about the food he ate...I'm sure i'd have starved if i would have joined him! Anyway...I'm not sure who missed Jason more, me or Dolly. Today she followed him around and anytime he sat she was right beside him! I thought this was a cute photo of the two of them on the couch!

Caden Lane Bedding

So I've always loved Caden Lane...If you aren't familiar with it, think of it as the Chanel of baby bedding; soft, luxurious fabrics. Always admiring...i stopped by their booth at the ABC show in Vegas and I met the owner of the company was well as two other lovely ladies that worked there, we had a great conversation, she's my age and owns this unbelievable company, talk about a serious entrepreneur with a vision! It was really cool chatting with her about how she got the company up and running! Anyway, once we know the sex of baby Ward, i will plan to order...imagine each style on a dark cherry wood crib, BEAUTIFUL!

ABC Show...Las Vegas

This past week I was in Vegas at the ABC show which is the juvenile industry's biggest trade show. This year they had over 1,000 vendors and buyers come in to see new items and brands. I was there for a couple of meetings with Target as Avent had a big booth there. I took full advantage of being there and worked a lot of booths for great deals, well actually i had my "wing woman" Amanda in tow and between the two of, we're a good team! THANKS MANDERS! Most vendors offered up show discounts or you could actually buy the samples. First off...i got a Valco stroller, which is an Austrilian brand and new in the US. I was able to get a $600 stroller and travel bag for $300. It has all the features we were looking for in a stroller at a hot price! Second, the brand Petunia Pickle Bottom was at the show...they make super cute diaper bags, very modern with beautiful fabric. I was able to get 2 diaper bags and a plush blanket at a great discount!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Baby Ward To Sleep In Luxury!

Last Saturday we went baby furniture sister in law Deidree's advice was, don't spend too much as they chew and poop on everything! Anyway, with that piece of advice and our baby bargains book (this book is wonderful other than they are clueless when it comes to Avent) in hand we head to USA Baby. Boy do they have quiet the selection of furniture and it's all set up to look like the baby's room...presentation really is everything! We ended up going with a set from Munire, color selection was Cabernet (a tribute to an old friend :)). We went with the crib and dresser with hutch and of course why don't you throw in the toddler rails and twin conversions as well. Sheesh, say baby, add $1,000 to your total! Nice thing is that the crib converts to a toddler bed and then a twin bed, so essentially 3 in one!

It will take some ridiculous 12 weeks so by mid November we'll have the furniture. I laugh as I've always been the "I want it now" kind of shopper but Jason reminded me that, there is no hurry unless i'm planning to sleep in the crib! Which with these hormones some days i can cry like a baby!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Week 16-Update

We had our week 16 update and baby Ward is progressing! We heard the heartbeat which is always reassuring. Here is a photo of my growing stomach...not sure if its growing for baby to have room or growing because i can't keep my hand out of the cookie jar!! I've also grown these new "love handles"...eeks, i was almost tempted not to post the photo but decided to since i have an excuse to be "fat" now i might as well! LOL!

So on Friday Sept 19 we get to find out the sex of our little peanut! I'm SOOO excited i can hardly stand it! Will it be Pink or Blue?!!? Come back for the verdict!