Monday, April 2, 2012


Yeah, it's been a while. We know. We've been busy around here getting ready for baby. We're at 32 weeks and 4 days today, but who's counting, really? Now that it's April, we can officially say that our baby is coming next month! Even if we go past our due date, I'm almost completely certain that I will have this baby before June (my doctor is always saying how petite my frame is and how she doesn't think it can handle a huge baby, and I'm fine with that).

I don't feel like typing a big old long update, and I don't think anyone really feels like reading one anyway. So how about some pictures?

Comparison Picture
I cannot believe that I have changed this much. I'm pretty sure when I took the first one I thought I was as big as I am now. 

21 weeks (1/12/12)                                     31 weeks (3/22/12)

I went to Utah for about 2 weeks in February. It was a fun trip with lots of family and a huge baby shower. I was ready to get home, though. I've never been away from Rich for so long.

Baby Shower
My mom and sister threw me a big family baby shower while I was in Utah. I have never seen so many people in my parents' house. Thank you everyone who came and made it so fun!

The Nelson girls

Okay, I love this picture because of Lola's outfit here. She would not take off big brother's boots - they were her shoes with pretty much every outfit while I was there.

Valentine's Day apart from Rich was no fun, but he didn't forget about me.

I Love My Birthday

 BYU vs. Gonzaga on my birthday. Don't be fooled by Rich's shirt - we still cheered for the Cougars (and I can't fit in any of my t-shirts anyway). Considering Gonzaga gave us the tickets and he's working for the school, the least he could do was wear their shirt.

 Red velvet birthday cake - it was DELICIOUS!

And I still blew out all the candles in one go.

Silver Beaver Dinner
Rich's dad received the highest volunteer award you can get for scouting, and Scott flew in for the occasion.

Getting Ready for Baby Girl
Do you know how ridiculously expensive baby bedding is? I did not want to spend $50-$100 on a bed set that I didn't really even like. So, with help from Pinterest, I decided to make my own for much less. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

I bought this baby bumper at Value Village (and then washed it). I found several tutorials on how to recover it and went to work.

Rich said it looked the cover was eating the bumper. The worst part of the whole process? Making the stupid ties. They took forever!

Putting together the crib

 The final crib, just finished today!

I really like my color combination. Thanks to my sister-in-law, Courtney, I have been crazy about gray and yellow lately. And then I wanted to throw in my favorite melon-y/coral-y colors to make it more girly without making it uber babyish. The matching baby quilt is still a work in progress.

So now it's down to getting the last necessary items. We just got the car seat and stroller, and I have so far been able to resist the temptation to put it all together. We have billions of clothes. And we have the crib, changing table, and dresser. We've still got many essentials to go, but I'm still trying to figure out what those are.... 


  1. YAY!!!! I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! Your crib and bedding is adorable! I was the same way...resisting putting things together and organizing them (but that was probably because we also didn't even have a nursery and Anilee slept in a woven basket the first 2 months of her life...heh heh heh)

  2. awesome work & fun times! she'll be here before you know it!