Braden's nursery mostly done, other than a few decorating odds and ends. It makes me sad, frustrated, and a little anxious that I can't do this for Squishy yet. Why? Upstairs we have 3 bedrooms - the master, Braden's, and our guest room which will be Squishy's nursery. The problem? I have no room for any guests as soon as I complete the nursery and move the bed out of there. Plus, I have nowhere to move said bed until the next bedroom downstairs is finished.
That leads me to my next point of discussion. Our mostly unfinished basement. It has been drywalled for a long time, and the bedroom I was talking about is actually mudded, taped, and sanded...it's ready to be finished! Problem? Our....unreliable carpenter, to put it nicely. He came at the end of June to give us a quote on finishing 1/2 - 2/3 of our whole basement, depending on said quote. 3 weeks later, we finally got the quote. But then his truck broke down, then it had to get repaired, then he had to to go BC "quickly" and then he came back home. Then Jay and I politely "hounded" him as to when he was going to start, and I distinctly remember sending him and email saying "oh, and only 14 weeks left until baby is due!" Well, he was supposed to start last Tuesday...and he still hasn't shown up. I wrote him an email last Friday now stating "only 9 weeks until baby is due"...and quite honestly I'm starting to get anxious. I know we'll make it work someway or another, but this was supposed to be DONE by now. I told him very firmly but politely that the bedroom (which is essentially done, just needs to be painted & finished) and the bathroom NEED to be done before November, the rest could wait if he ran out of time. He assured me he'd have it all done, but I know better than to trust the trades people...no offense trades people, but that is my experience in the last 3+ years since we started building this house.
Anyway, onto some other things. Remember my nursery inspiration post? If Squishy is a girl I've decided on this set from Sears:
It's cheap, it should be here within a couple of weeks of baby being born...and even if it takes a bit longer, I plan on not using the crib for awhile as I'm going to use the cradle my Grandpa B made for me when I was a babe. It's owls, it's purple...just perfect! I will just add my own lime green accents. For those of you who know me...surprised I'm not going crazy with pink? I kind of am too! I just can't justify spending over $300 on crib bedding from Etsy. Wish I could...but I just can't, especially since my income after Wednesday will be nil until the baby is born.
And this is in my Amazon cart ready to go if Squishy is a boy:
I am getting very excited for the arrival of baby, it seems that the beginning of this 3rd trimester has just FLOWN by! But I also have a "fear of the known" which I plan on posting about in a little while. With 9ish weeks to go...I know they will continue to just fly!