Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New Phones, Monthly Baby Photos, Shower Remodel

It's been quite the eventful few weeks. Here's what we were up to 3 weeks ago:

Trevor went down to Phoenix on February 26th for our friends Callie and Bart's welcome baby party. He took the Friday before off so we could spend some time together and get some things done before he went down to Phoenix for the weekend. Our new phones arrived the day before (Thursday), so we fiddled with those. We love our new phones! We got the HTC Incredible. The best feature about our new phones is the Google calendar feature. Gone are the days of reminding Trevor of upcoming appointments/classes/birthdays. They are automatically sent to his phone via my Google calendar! Yay! I'm very excited to use the Baby ESP app once the baby arrives. Hopefully it'll be as useful as it sounds.  

We also ran some errands around town. We went to the grand opening sale at JoAnn's. I got a yard of 7 different fabrics for around $30. Not too bad. They were all on sale and I had a coupon for an extra 20% off all sale/clearance items! I want to use the fabric for monthly baby shots. I'm hoping the pictures will look something like these: Making it Lovely, Young House Love, and Fresh Mommy Blog. I really like the idea of having something constant like a chair or a stuffed animal to compare the baby's growth over time. I just haven't figured out what yet. She has a Vulli Sophie Giraffe that I'm thinking of using but I'm not sure if it is big enough.

On the Saturday before Trevor left for the Welcome Baby party, we went to H&R Block to do our taxes. We spent 3 hours but were very successful! We received a nice refund that's going straight into the bathroom remodel. This past Friday (March 11), we actually meet with a ReBath representative and started on our shower remodel. Yay! It won't be done before Baby arrives, but it'll be before I return to work. 


  1. Grace,

    First, congratulations and health and best wishes for you and your family! We saw your update as we monitor the social space to better serve our valuable customers.

    We just wanted to thank you for choosing Re-Bath for your shower remodel. We'd love to see some photos of your completed bathroom (and extended family!) at www.facebook.com/officialrebath.

    Congrats again,
    Rachael on behalf of the Re-Bath corporate office

  2. I love the weekly photo project from younghouselove, it's my favorite! On Etsy and some other websites you can purchase stickers or iron-on decals for the month markers etc. I also saw a really cute idea about doing an ABC book every year. Each page is a letter, a word with that letter and a picture of your baby that describes it. So, "A is for Appetite!" and a picture of carrots all over their face or "T is for Teeth" and a picture of them and their first little tooth. I figure the best route is to take a bazillion photographs and then you can decide what to do with them when you aren't so sleep deprived :)

  3. I really like that idea about the ABC book! That's super cute! =) I think I'll make one of those too. I just don't want to do too many things because i know I'll feel guilty if I can't do it with every child. But I think with the ABC book I might make it on Shutterfly rather than by hand and add textures to it once the book arrives. Thanks for the awesome idea!