Keith has meetings all week in Omaha and I decided to join him for a trip home. I figured it would be much better than staying home alone with the dogs being bored. We drove up on Saturday and I had my first shower on Sunday (pics to follow soon). My sister-in-law hosted it and did a fantastic job. I had a great time with family and friends. It's been a lot of fun registering for baby items and getting things prepared for his arrival. As you might recall, this is something that I didn't get to do (well, didn't feel comfortable doing) when I was pregnant with Ethan. I have to say that I am relishing it, and am so thankful. We now have some of our major items such as the pack n play, stroller, car seat, and bouncer swing. Next on our list of things to do when we get home is to start clearing the room we'll use for the nursery. We don't have all of the furniture or bedding yet, but we did order the crib yesterday. That's a start! The theme of the room will be vintage cowboy, based on this "Little Cowpoke" fabric:
There is a bedding website that carries a set with this fabric, but the 4 piece set is quite expensive (as in, $350 expensive...no thank you). What I'm opting to do is buy some of the items a la carte (such as the crib sheet, changing pad cover, diaper stacker, etc) and have my cousin help me with the crib skirt and valance. My sister-in-law's mother is a talented sewer and quilter and surprised me with a quilt, burp cloths, and wipe carrier that all incorporate this theme. They are sooo cute! As soon as I get get the photos uploaded I will share them (I forgot to bring the USB cord for my camera with me). I wish I were talented in that area, but I can hardly sew a hole in my shirt. Anyway, I'm excited to get going on the baby's room once we get home.
Speaking of the baby, we finally decided on a name! I had a girl's name all set to go before our big ultrasound and, naturally, had not given much thought to boy names. It took us a while to get it narrowed down, but we finally have it. The baby's name will be Wyatt Keith Hoff. We came to this decision a few weeks ago, but I wanted to practice saying it and referring to him as Wyatt in private before I announced it, just in case I changed my mind. I'm glad to finally be able to talk to him using his name, as it makes me feel more connected to him.
That's the latest news for now. I'll be sure to post some pics as soon as I can.