Quick weekend recap:
Reunion was a blast! It was so much fun to see everyone, and I was struck by how little had changed. Aside from my (very large and very obvious) baby bump, everything felt almost exactly like it did senior year in college. Which was, in a word, awesome. Except for sleeping in the dorm. We opted to stay in the dorm where the rest of the attendees from my class were staying (instead of paying more to stay off campus in a hotel) so that we could get the full experience and not have to drive to a hotel late at night after Benjamin had been partying and I was exhausted. It was definitely the most convenient option, and I’m glad we did it for the experience, but let me tell you, I am VERY thankful that I don’t sleep in a dorm every night!
We walked in to our room (on the 4th floor in an un-airconditioned building) to find bunk beds, rubber mattresses and sandpaper-like sheets. It’s amazing that we did that (and loved it) for 4 years. And holy cow, was it hot and humid on Saturday. My cankles were out in full force! Despite that, however, we had a wonderful time catching up with everyone.
And, drum roll please, we FINALLY got started on the nursery! Well, not so much got started on it, but began the “demo” stage of the room as it has existed for that last few months… so that’s a good start. We have the crib and changing table in boxes at the bottom of our stairs (since I can’t help move them upstairs, we have to wait until someone can come over and help Benjamin with the heavy lifting) waiting to be assembled. And the rocking chair (yes, I think I finally found one that fits my design requirements and our budget) is all picked out but not yet ordered. The paint color is selected, and the art and other DIY projects have been brainstormed. I felt so ready, yet we hadn’t moved a lick of furniture. Until this past weekend! Here are some pictures of what it looked like before we started (please note: these pictures were taken once I already started moving stuff around… it’s not usually this disorganized!).
This is also where we take the weekly belly pics, as you can see by the tripod and lighting stand 🙂 We’re going to attempt to leave the tripod set up throughout the nursery transformation, so watch for the wall color behind me to change soon!
It was a long weekend with lots of activities, but it feels SO GOOD to start getting things done. Only a few more weekends left!