Monday, September 29, 2008

Make Room for Baby

My sister's baby is due in three weeks. Three weeks.... EEEEeeee!!! (Squeal of excitement)

Anyhow, when I sent her a text message a couple of weeks ago I got the impression that they were not quite ready for the arrival of the little bundle of joy. So, Saturday my big sister, niece and I all piled into my mom's Tahoe and headed the two and a half hours to her place. (Yeah... that's right it's a good thing we love you... FIVE hours in the car!!)

When we arrived we could immediately see why they were a little overwhelmed. They had a rocking chair and a cabinet for the baby's room kind of hanging out in their living room and while the crib and changing table were put together, they were also filled to the gills with baby stuff.

We started in the living room, shampooed the carpet and moved things around, I didn't get before pictures because I forgot my camera, while they went to the fire station to learn proper car seat installation. When we were done in the living room they now had room for the baby swing and the treadmill (which had to be relocated from the baby room/office.

Since they only live in a two bedroom apartment the baby room has to do double duty as an office too. I think she was kind of worried that it wouldn't be cute but in the end one side is all baby, and one side is all office. I think it turned out really cute and we hope that she is now able to relax and know that baby can come any day now and all of it's stuff will be ready.

(Sorry for the blurriness of the pictures. I used my camera phone because I couldn't figure out the flash on her camera and I forgot mine.)

7 comments:

kbreints said...

How sweet! I am sure she was so very glad that you two went over to help her out!! What a load off for her! Now she can sit back ans wait for the arrival!

Aunt Becky said...

Can you come help me out, too? Seriously, I need a sister.

Amanda said...

Good job! The nursery looks super cute. You're such a nice sister :)

Anonymous said...

I'm confused...I only remember 2 sisters from high school...you and Lindsey. Who is this new mystery older sister?

Heather said...

Were you at Lindsay's baby shower? Debbie introduced herself as Lindsay's honerary sister. My mom didn't give birth to her but she has been known as our sister since we were LITTLE and so we always refer to her that way. Understand now?

Anonymous said...

Nope, I wasn't there....just trying to make sure I wasn't oblivious to another child in your family all during high school....

I can't say that I know Debbie.

Anyway, the baby room looks good. :-)

OMH said...

When I was pregnant with my first - I remember my sister and her friend coming over and helping put things away after my shower and setting up the corner of the bedroom (we were in a rent house with ONE BEDROOM - so sharing an office would have been an upgrade). After they left I felt so LOVED and CARED for - and actually felt more ready to face MOTHERHOOD. Debbie is very lucky to have you guys.

It turned out very cute and sweet!