Sunday, December 28, 2008

30 Weeks and Counting...

Belated Merry Christmas to everyone!!! Hope everyone had a blast :o) For me and hubby, we were blessed to be able to celebrate it with a few friends.

The 1st week of my vacation is almost over but I still have a week left. Been really busy with baby stuff. I realized I'm already about 30 weeks and 1 day so I have 10 weeks more or less before we have the baby. Wow. That's just a little over 2 months from now!!!

Anyways, hubby and I made a good progress with Mikka's nursery. Last time, I posted some pics of the stripes we did on one wall. This time, we're done painting (almost) the rest of the walls so I wanna share some pics.

Also, we're so thankful that a friend of ours gave us a whole bunch of hand-me-downs of her 2 y/o daughter's baby clothes :o) OMG, I didn't expect she's going to give me a lot, but she gave me about 3 boxes worth of clothes!! From 0-3 months up until 24 months!!! It's really an answered prayer for us cuz infant clothes are really expensive. So with all these hand-me-downs, we can go by without having to buy any baby clothes for about a year's worth :o) See the pic below? Her clothes almost occupied 3/4 of our bed, hahah :o)

Thanks Em, for being so nice to my Anikka :o)

And oh, here's a sneak peek of our little angel :o) I surprised hubby for a 3d/4d ultrasound of his daughter this morning as this is my Christmas gift for him :o) We're both so ecstatic seeing her do some stunts (she was lifting her feet up to her face and such). She's flat-nosed just like her mom but I'm still hoping that'll change eventually cuz I really would love for her to look like her dad, hahah :o)

Awww, I'm so surprised how much I love her even if I haven't met her yet.... my bebe... kahit pango (flat-nosed), know that mommy & daddy loves you sooooo much!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

All About Our Little Mikka

Wooohooo, found some free time to blog!!! :o)

I'm uber excited to post something about what kept us busy for the past few weeks (or months) aside of course from being burried with tonsa work at the office.

So this post is all about our little bebe - Mikka which have been pretty much the center of our world these days...

First off, I want to start with the progress of her nursery. Not too long ago, hubby and I decided we'd be painting one of our rooms for Mikka. We thought we'd like stripes and polka dots so we tried looking for some happy colors for the room. So when that first step was done, of course, the "action" immediately took place :o)

After hours and hours of prepping and taping the walls, touching up the colors that bled under the painters tape, here are some pictures I am just so happy to share with everyone. We're not done yet but we're getting close.

Stripes were only painted on one side of the wall (it's doubly hard for us to do the stripes because of our textured wall). The rest of the walls will be painted with brown and some light greenish shade so it wouldn't be too pink all over the room. So some pictures you'd see would just have the brown paint. After we tape the ceiling, then we can start painting the green. Hmmm, I'm really excited!!!

I'm soooo proud of my hubby for getting this done for his daughter (and for the wifey as well, haha)

Ok, 'nuf with the room paint....

Since we're almost about 75% done with the room, we started looking for cribs and beddings as well.

We realized it's easier (and cheaper) to buy online. So what we do is when we find something we like online, we go to the store to inspect the item and make sure they meet our expectations. Then if we're happy with it, we order online :o)

I had a hard time choosing the bedding for Mikka's crib. Literally, I spent hours comparing and looking through the designs available. Hubby didn't care much except that his condition is that I have to choose those that have animal designs. So we ended up getting this:

No, not the whole set as what you see in the picture. We just got the 6-pc bedding set that came with the fitted sheet, comforter, dust ruffles, bumper, diaper stacker and window valence. I didn't want everything to be the same so we just got the basics :o) Oh, we got the light switch plate and matching border - but that's about it. I'm still thinking how to incorporate the "polka dots" on the wall so I don't want to overdo the animal theme of her crib bedding.

We also found the best value crib - where else but from Ikea, haha :o) It's uber cheap ($130) so I was not really expecting too much when hubby suggested it. He was looking at the reviews for cribs and he found the Ikea Hensvik crib. So immediately, we went to Ikea and checked it. Wow, I was impressed! It's really sturdy for a convertible crib. It's not the prettiest crib out there, but hey, I was sold!

I sooo love white cribs... so clean looking and matches the bedding we chose perfectly!

Now the one that I would have chosen is this cutie... however, for the price ($400), I think it's too much... not practical at all. Though it's really really really beautiful.

So there... some summary of what's going on huh? Well, I'm on my 7th month, 3rd trimester.. so time's running real fast. I'm just scared that we wouldn't have the time to get things ready before our Mikka decides to come out.

Anyways, I would like to apologize to my blogger friends that I haven't been able to blog hop and visit their respective blogs. I haven't even replied to those who left messages here. So sorry. Since I'm off for a 2 week vacation starting next week, I'd definitely make it up to you gals.

Take care.


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