This past Friday I had my last ultrasound before Isabella is born! It was soo exciting to see her moving around in my belly and to see her little silhouette. She is growing beautifully and is weighing in around 5 lbs. 4 oz! I found out the reason I’ve been having terrible heartburn, is because she has a ton of hair! I can’t wait to see her 🙂 I can’t believe she will be here within the next four weeks!! I am just beside myself with excitement!
My baby shower was this past Saturday, March 26th at one o’clock in the afternoon, hosted by my Mother-in-law, Vicki and games done by my best friend, Amanda. Vicki did such a great job at adding special touches to every part of the shower! As the favors, she made Vintage style hand fans, each different and unique. She made an adorable ‘baby carriage’ out of a watermelon and presented it as fruit bowl! We lunched on delicious homemade chicken salad croissant sandwiches and drank a berry punch. The cake was an adorable Vintage style carriage in white and pink. Isabella and I got soo many wonderful gifts! Lots of adorable clothes, bows, diapers, a swing, Nap Nanny, Diaper Genie and soo much more! Not to mention my favorite photographer, Rose DeVore, gifted me a year of milestone pictures, FREE! I can’t wait to have her pictures taken 🙂 It was a wonderful afternoon with close friends and family in celebration of little Isabella! I will post pictures as soon as I get them!
For me, one of the hardest decisions has been trying to decide on a crib. There are sooo many different styles and designs. I do know that I want dark colored, Espresso wood. I came across this crib, and love it! It has gorgoeous carvings and detail! http://www.ababy.com/.
So my baby shower is coming up this Saturday, March 26th and I can’t wait!! I was doing some searching of Vintage inpsired baby showers, and came across this one… I absolutely love it!!http://www.babylifestyles.com/2011/02/vintage-pink-coco-chanel-inspired-baby-shower/
I love the colors used, personalization and “look” of the gathering. I can’t wait to see what my shower is like 🙂 But I’m most excited just to celebrate the anticipated arrival of my little Isabella! Anyways, check out that link to get ideas for your baby shower, enjoy!
I originally thought I was going to decorate her room in a pink and brown modern/princess theme. I still love the design I came up with, but not quite as much as what I have in mind now! When I was researching for the wedding, I came across the color duo blush pink and champagne, and I fell in love with it! Searching around the store today, I happened to come across a danty, feminine pillow with Isabella’s name on it! Of course, there was no question that I was buying it, but it didn’t exactly fit with the first nursery design. I know, it’s crazy to think one pillow could make me reconsider that easily, but that’s just how I work! Upon searching, I came across this adorable, blush pink, frilly pillow and I loved it!! So that was my focus… the wheels in my head really began turning, and I started picturing this gorgeous, ornate nursery 🙂 Now my job was to put it together!!
Choosing a name was very important to me, but equally important to my husband, Reuben. Important to each of us for different reasons.. When we named our son, his middle name, Keaton, was named after my grandfather. Reuben wanted to continue the trend of naming our child after family, but he didn’t have anyone specific in mind. I was really keen to the first name Isabella and would ask Reuben often for
his opinion! Finally, we both agreed upon Isabella for her first name, but still unsure about the middle name.
Even though this will sound like somewhat of a cliche, we decided on the middle name when we were shopping at Buy Buy Baby. We were both crazy about Victoria, but not sure it sounded good together.. We were shopping around the store looking at bedroom furniture when we came across adorable, handcrafted toy chests. The two on display were, Isabella and Victoria. And then our decision was made! Isabella Victoria 🙂 The significance of the Victoria, related to family would be Reuben’s mom, Vickie.
We couldn’t be more happy with our decision and are anxiously awaiting the arrival of our gorgeous baby girl!
Do you have any standards or family traditions you go by when naming your children?!
I think the little details are almost just as important as the big ones. I love using a simple pink design and adding glamorous pieces to dress it up 🙂
So this week we got the very exciting news that we will be having a little GIRL! My best friend, Amanda went with me to the doctors and I think we were both shocked when the ultrasound technician told us 🙂
I’ve been so excited about this pregnancy and was really hoping it would be a girl, but I didn’t want to be disappointed if it was a boy, so I kept the chances 50/50. My husband and my four year old son were deteremined it was a boy, so they were both shocked to get the news!
I have been busy beginning the preparation of designing her bedroom! I can’t wait to start putting everything together! Of course with a girl comes a lot of pink, but I’m ok with that! I have found some great pieces that I really like and will look great together. I will start adding pics and websites of the great deals I find in the future 🙂
Since just having the wedding, we will be doing the babies room on a budget! But I am optimistic it will turn out gorgeous!