Why is is SO HARD to pick a name this time? I already posted about my frustration and disappointment in myself that we didn’t have our name choices locked and loaded at 17 weeks like we did for Braden. I am just not “excited” for the name like I was with Braden…is that normal!? It’s so hard! So permanent! Braden was the one and only boy name we both liked and agreed on. As I’m looking back at that post from 14 weeks ago…not much has changed. We do have a girl name we both love, but it’s a 3 syllable name which will inevitably be shortened…which I don’t want to happen right away. Jay likes the idea of her being able to have a shortened name, but I love the full name SO MUCH, I’m just not so sure! We keep debating over 3 boy names…what a change from last time. They all go really well with Braden, so I guess we’ll have to see what the next 9ish weeks bring us to!
Our poor, sweet babe…as I keep saying like a broken record, is already suffering second-child syndrome and s/he isn’t even born yet! I was looking back in the blog archives and it was this time last pregnancy that I had Braden’s nursery mostly done, other than a few decorating odds and ends. It makes me sad, frustrated, and a little anxious that I can’t do this for Squishy yet. Why? Upstairs we have 3 bedrooms – the master, Braden’s, and our guest room which will be Squishy’s nursery. The problem? I have no room for any guests as soon as I complete the nursery and move the bed out of there. Plus, I have nowhere to move said bed until the next bedroom downstairs is finished.
That leads me to my next point of discussion. Our mostly unfinished basement. It has been drywalled for a long time, and the bedroom I was talking about is actually mudded, taped, and sanded…it’s ready to be finished! Problem? Our….unreliable carpenter, to put it nicely. He came at the end of June to give us a quote on finishing 1/2 – 2/3 of our whole basement, depending on said quote. 3 weeks later, we finally got the quote. But then his truck broke down, then it had to get repaired, then he had to to go BC “quickly” and then he came back home. Then Jay and I politely “hounded” him as to when he was going to start, and I distinctly remember sending him and email saying “oh, and only 14 weeks left until baby is due!” Well, he was supposed to start last Tuesday…and he still hasn’t shown up. I wrote him an email last Friday now stating “only 9 weeks until baby is due“…and quite honestly I’m starting to get anxious. I know we’ll make it work someway or another, but this was supposed to be DONE by now. I told him very firmly but politely that the bedroom (which is essentially done, just needs to be painted & finished) and the bathroom NEED to be done before November, the rest could wait if he ran out of time. He assured me he’d have it all done, but I know better than to trust the trades people…no offense trades people, but that is my experience in the last 3+ years since we started building this house.
It’s cheap, it should be here within a couple of weeks of baby being born…and even if it takes a bit longer, I plan on not using the crib for awhile as I’m going to use the cradle my Grandpa B made for me when I was a babe. It’s owls, it’s purple…just perfect! I will just add my own lime green accents. For those of you who know me…surprised I’m not going crazy with pink? I kind of am too! I just can’t justify spending over $300 on crib bedding from Etsy. Wish I could…but I just can’t, especially since my income after Wednesday will be nil until the baby is born.
And this is in my Amazon cart ready to go if Squishy is a boy:
I just love both the crib bedding sets! Then I’ll order a few prints and things from Etsy on my Pinterest board when babe is here. BUT I did go ahead and order this little lovely for if Squishy is a “Squishette”:
No, not the baby! The cute headband! I wanted it here waiting fer her (if she is indeed…a she!) so I can take newborn pics! Perfect colors and love the rosettes! It’s my first official purchase for a baby girl. I did buy a “baby’s first year” book from Costco a couple of weeks ago, a similar one that I got as a gift for Braden.
I am getting very excited for the arrival of baby, it seems that the beginning of this 3rd trimester has just FLOWN by! But I also have a “fear of the known” which I plan on posting about in a little while. With 9ish weeks to go…I know they will continue to just fly!