Saturday, May 30, 2009

Decorating for Liv...

I love to plan, and be organized.  Please know however, that does not mean those things actually come naturally to me.  I am often fighting my inner clutter bug and procrastinator in order to get things labeled and designated to a particular space!  It's a lot of work.  That being said, I can truly say that I love organization because once it's all done and there's, "a place for everything, and everything in it's place"  it makes me happy to the core.  Honestly.  I think I was 100% sure of my decision to be a Kindergarten teacher early on when I saw those labeled cubbies and play kitchens with a photo/label for everything.  Pure bliss.  :)

Anyway.  Perhaps it's that desire to have things in place, or perhaps it's the fact that I look like this:
But Ryan and I went out today and ordered the furniture for Liv's room.  The photo below shows it in a dark brown, but we picked white.  And, the actual dresser we chose is slightly different than the one pictured (it has 6 large drawers instead of having a door in the middle) but you get the idea.  The crib, dresser (which we will use as the changing table) and a large mirror are the three pieces we purchased.
Aside from that, when our dear friends Sarah and Chris were in town (they were SO sweet to fly in from AZ to watch Jillian while Ryan and I were having fun at Indy 500 earlier this month) we got the room painted!  I'm holding off on the paint reveal (until we get everything in place) but I will share a stock photo of the sweet bedding we picked out:
So that's all the update for now!  Just had to share our purchases with you!  Babies are so fun!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

And her name is...

Okay, we're decided. 100%, no more changing our minds!

Our little girl's name is going to be:

Liv Madeline Kules

Jillian loves saying- "baby Liv!" and kissing my belly. She has also already changed it to "Livvy" which I'm sure is going to be a popular nickname...

I'm feeling fine- starting to have quite an aching back by the end of the day- seems about on par with what I dealt with while carrying Jillian.

Hope all is well!