Thursday, May 21, 2009

I LOVE MY WIFE! (that's all caps for you Shazam)

OK this is not news but I thought I should give her a bit of a shout out. She has been now officially laid off for a week and while things are not all roses and rainbows I must say with the exception of the money aspect I am loving having her home! I like the fact that she is home when I get home from school. It gives us so much more time to be together in the evenings. I know it must be hard on her not to know what is going to happen next but I am trying to see the silver lining in this. When I am out of school in a month Shazam and I can work on the nursery together and get all our nesting done side by side. It should be fun and that way she can keep me on task so we actually are ready for Baby G when he or she decides to make an appearance. Second to liking the fact that Shazam is around and I get to spend time with her I love that she is a kick ass house wife! I think it is her project management skills, she really rocks. The apartment has never been cleaner, the laundry is caught up and even put away in the drawers, there is no clutter about, dinner is planned and cooked. I could go on and on but our home is now running like a well oiled machine. It makes me relaxed and happy. If we could swing it financially and if Shazam wanted to I would be more than happy for her to stay home and be my happy house wife. I don't think that is in the cards but heck I am going to enjoy it while I can.

On the Baby G front I am over my crib trauma of last week. We ordered the Davinci crib I was talking about in the last post. I am excited about its arrival. Shazam has already warned me that we need to finish clearing out the nursery and paint before we can assemble it. This makes me sad. But I will try to stay strong and be patient. We didn't order the changer yet since we are not sure if we will be getting the matching dresser. Shazam and I are both concerned about the small amount of storage that is provides (only 3 drawers) and there doesn't seem to be any room on the top for anything other than the changing pad. The other set (the b.abi it.alia sca.ndi) came with a longer changer dresser combo which we really liked as it was longer and had more storage and surface area. This week there was a nursery featured on Ohdeedoh (a blog I read) that had the crib we are getting and a really cool ik.ea hacked dresser. Shazam and I are thinking about doing our own version for Baby G.

They started with this ik.ea dresser
Then painted the fronts, added white contact paper to the back of the frosted drawer fronts, and put on some vinyl wall decals to the drawers to make it look like this.

I don't know if we would go as far as painting the drawer fronts as that would really be a large project but I can totally see putting the white contact paper in and the decals. Shazam wants to put the decals in the center. I think we would try to get green elephants! I like the one that they used. Here is a larger view.

So that is it for now.


Craving of Motherhood said...

Absolutely love the nursery!!

Elise said...

Awwww. What a cute couple you are :)

And I love that idea for the dresser!!

cmd said...

Some great ideas for the nursery. I smell a few craft projects in your future...