Miss Emma's due date is in less than 3 weeks but the doctor says she's safe to come at any time and very well may make her grand entrance at any time. *Fingers crossed*
I'm about to make the full transition to full-time Mommy and I couldn't be more excited!
Speaking of Emma (Which happens a lot now and I would say I'm sorry but... I'm not.), we finally figured out what to do about her bassinet. A couple of years ago (darn infertility), we found a bassinet at a garage sale for $5! It certainly wasn't the prettiest thing but I knew I could take the cover off, clean it
once or twice several times, obsessively, and it would work perfectly. So, we bought it, took it apart, put it in our storage closet and forgot about it. Until April when we began thinking about the items we would need for our baby. We pulled it out and began the adventure of taking the cover off to wash it. It wasn't until then that we realized the cover was not easily removable. Whomever designed the thing apparently didn't realize that babies make messes, even in bed, and it would need to be washable. The cover was literally sewn and screwed on to the base. A fabric cover! Thomas and I were completely taken aback. We put it back in the closet because we were so frustrated and vowed to worry about it later.
The next thing we knew, I was 7 months pregnant. Crazy how time flies like that!
So, yet again, we pulled it out and began the adventure of figuring out what to do.
The cover, at least, needed to be washed but I was also no longer crazy about the color or style of it. Thomas worked his amazing husband magic and managed to get the cover off.
First idea: Give up and purchase a brand new bassinet.
Problem: I'm frugal and refuse to spend money on something, especially when I know I have a perfectly good item just within reach.
Second idea: Find a pattern and sew a brand new cover.
Problem: It is
nearly impossible to find a pattern for a bassinet.
Third idea: Measure the bassinet and design my own pattern to sew a new cover.
Problem: I'm very new at machine sewing and quickly got overwhelmed with this task.
After lots of researching (way too much for something as small as a bassinet), Thomas and I decided to dye the current cover.
Why on earth did it take us that long to figure out that option?
I don't wanna talk about it.
We chose gray dye and had every intention of the cover being a gorgeous, elegant, dark gray.
Alas, even 4 packages of dye couldn't get it gray.
I have absolutely NO idea why.
Anyway, we're actually much more pleased with the "accident" color that came out then we would have been with the gray so all is well in the Myers house.
(I know you were worried.)
Before the great attempt. We washed it, according to the dying directions so it's wet (and clean) here.
Thank you Hobby Lobby. haha. We purchased 4 of these... and used them all!
So, then I added a row of white lace. I needed to add a touch of girly and it makes it look new!
|Everyone keeps their bassinet in the kitchen, right?|
|That makes more sense... in our bedroom!|
I think this picture really shows it off nicely. The original flowers still show up (which I LOVE) but the whole thing is lavender now, instead of the white with blue flowers.
It's much more girly!
Don't you just LOVE that addition of the lace?!
So, there we are... one step closer to Baby Emma's arrival!
I have been in full-on nesting mode so everything is being taken out of cabinets and drawers and finding new homes! It's quite exciting... for me. I think Thomas is feeling like we just moved in again. He keeps asking, "Okay, now where did you put ____?"
I'm so lucky he's so understanding!
Emma's room is nearly finished. Every time I think I'm ready to do a post about it though, we find something else to change or fix.
It will be perfect when... well, there's a baby in the bed! hehe
Have a splendid weekend!