Monday, July 28, 2008

Weekend Catch Up - Part One

Sorry it's been a few days. The final preparations for the Big Weekend, plus some last minute work things took my concentration away from blogging for a bit.

Everything worked out for the shower, albeit with a few minor hiccups along the way that caused me some minor stress. Overall, however, it went well and it was a lovely party.

Friday night, we had Stacey, her husband, and their two boys for dinner. We were able to nail down the plans for the boys for the next day which included a trip to the zoo.

After they left at about 10:30, my husband and I got to tackling the one project that I really wanted to complete before my guests' arrival the next day: The nursery. We put up pictures, hung curtains, put the hamper and diaper genie in place, and hung some other things on the walls. One of the afforementioned hiccups is that the bedding did not arrive as promised. The rest of the order did arrive, but without the most crucial part - the six piece set. The only indication as to why it was not included was a little pen mark "B/O" on the invoice sheet that was tucked in the box. I could figure out that meant Back Order, but I could not discern why that was marked or when I would get it. After all, before I placed the order, I spoke to someone at the store who assured me all items were in stock and ready for delivery.

I called the store and was told that the person that I talked to was mistaken and the bedding is back ordered for ten weeks! I was not very pleased by this turn of events (this is actually a very mild version of the actual story, in which I alternated between tears and hormonal rage). After a bit of angt (which included calling both my husband and my best friend sobbing), I put my problem solving into full gear and was able to locate the bedding set in my hometown. With my sister and mom on their way north, I was hoping they would be willing to serve as my personal "UPS" service, which they were!

So that meant that their arrival on Saturday morning was when I could literally throw the bedding on the crib in time for my first guest to arrive for a peek at the nursery. My husband was still hanging the curtains as my first friend came in. We had to chat downstairs for a few minutes, but then all was ready.

I was able to show off the nursery to almost all of the guests to rave reviews. I have taken pictures, but my husband took the camera to work today, so I will have to download them tonight and share tomorrow. It does look pretty darn good, if I do say so myself. Of course, there are still things that I want to do, but we are now 100% ready for Little Man to make his arrival now, should he choose to come early. Of course, I would like him to wait until 37 weeks (just two weeks from yesterday), but anytime after that, we are all ready for him.

The shower itself was incredible - C completely outdid herself. More on that and pictures tomorrow!


Deborah said...

Wow-you are getting so close.

I am glad you had a good weekend and I look forward to seeing the pictures.

Jen said...

I am so glad that everything went well!

I can't wait to hear all about your shower.

Ally said...

Congratulations on finishing the nursery-I can't wait to see pictures! I'm also so glad your shower was such a wonderful affair.

Joy said...

I cannot wait to see pictures! I'd be stressed and upset about the bedding as well but I'm glad you found a solution!

Amy said...

Glad it went well! Can't wait to see pics....HOWEVER, what did I tell you about the stink bomb diaper genies/champs ect? LOL! Rookie! Throw those poopies in the garage girl! AHAHAH! LOVE YA!

Fertilized said...

You are my hero. I have a 7 weeks old and hte nursery is still not fully complete. Although he did arrive a lil sooner than he was supposed to. (can i use that as an excuse?)

So glad the bedding was able to be found and you had a lovely shower. Can't wait for pictures