I have been searching high and low for months now for the bedding for Katie's room. I have not found anything that I really like at all. There were a few that were okay and would work, but weren't what I really wanted. I decided this week that I was going to just make the nursery bedding. After an hour at JoAnn's, we finally added it all up, and to make the comforter, bumper pads, bed skirt, curtains, and crib sheet would cost me over $300. Then add the hours of work on top of that, and I quickly changed my mind. Tonight I needed to walk around, so we went to Babies R' Us. There it was, exactly what I wanted and even better - on Clearance!!! Here is a picture of the comforter.
The bed skirt and bumper pads are embroidered with flowers, butterflies, and ladybugs. We also found the matching crib mobile and one light switch plate cover. So I still need one more switch plate cover and will make the curtains. I am so excited about this set! Now we can finally go and pick out paint colors. I want to do a chocolate brown on the bottom and a pale pink on top divided by a chair rail. I am thrilled that this is finally coming together. I know that I have to be careful not to do too much at this point, so I am trying to start early and spread the work out over the next 4 months. I should note that Kirsten does not like the bedding, she wanted the purple one next to it.
Speaking of Kirsten, she is currently grounded from all of her toys. She had a terrible day at school on Tuesday. With me being on partial bedrest, I could not ground her from TV or friends, because I need them for my sanity. So we packed up all of her toys and locked them in the spare bedroom. She has out only her puzzles and books. She gets them back after 4 days, because she is 4. It seems to be working, she has had a wonderful two days. We also took away TV before school, and I was amazed today at how much smoother things went, and we were actually on time without any arguing! I think I have a new rule.
This week has been a difficult one. Our baby that we lost this summer would have been due this week. It has been an emotional rollercoaster as I feel like I have been mourning the loss all over again. That added with the physical pain I am in and the emotional difficulty of being on bedrest, and it has been a hard week. Jeremy has been wonderful and understanding though. I could not ask for a more amazing husband. He takes such good care of all of us. Thank you Jeremy, I love you.