Monday, October 8, 2007

Baby room progress

My Sunday started off with a short 4 hours of sleep for me after working all night and a very long night (all night plus the 4 hours he slept with me) for Brewster! He thinks he has just as much right to the pillows as I do. I woke up to Todd taking our picture.

Then it was off to pick up Rachael and Natalie and head to Ace Hardware to pick out some paint! We finally decided to paint the baby room. When Natalie painted me this very cute picture, we got the inspiration we were looking for to get started. The theme is now football.

The colors of the picture match my baby bedding very well. We painted the room blue and are going to recreate a football field on one wall in the room that will look somewhat like the one in the picture. Since Natalie did such a good job on the painting, she has been given the job of painting me a few more pictures to go with it. She is going to paint a cat/dog (whatever that animal is) kicking a field goal, and another one of a coach on the sidelines (again a cat/dog) that resembles Charlie Weis. (Notre Dames head coach)

We have a few other ideas for a couple more pictures, maybe a jersey with C******** on it and the no 07 (for the year he's born), and maybe another picture of a football or something. Any suggestions welcome. I can't wait till it's all done. I hope Natalie has the motivation to get them done quickly, she tends to get bored easily and this is a big task for her. I'll keep on her this week and maybe she'll get them done before she comes back into town next weekend.

Here is Rachael and I in the early stages of creating our mural of a football field. Todd was our photographer/entertainer while we painted. He was very resistant to actually helping, he just wanted to watch and talk. He claims he didn't want to get in the way of sisters bonding, which we weren't buying. I begged him to go and get a fan to help with the paint fumes and because we were hot, (a scorching 85 degrees outside) but it took Rachael teasing him that our baby might be somewhat mentally and or physically affected from being exposed to the fumes to get him to go and get the fan.

This is what we have done so far for the field. Now we just have to put the markings on it.
While we were all busy painting, Brewster was tormenting Natalie's kitten, or maybe it was the other way around! Neither one of them got hurt, at least not by each other. Todd did manage to drop a mattress on Brewster and he limped for a bit, but seems to have fully recovered.

And with all that activity and only 4 hours of sleep I can't believe I am awake at 4 am blogging! I was so tired when I went to bed I didn't take a Benadryl like I have gotten into the habit of doing every night that I don't work. Apparently I am addicted, because this is the first time since I started taking it that I have been up in the middle of the night. Or maybe it had something to do with my slightly more than usual caffeine consumption. Oh well, I needed to catch up on my blogging anyway.

More pictures to come when the project is done!


Rachael said...

I wondered if you were going to post it before we finished. We definitely need to get those yard markers on there. It's hard to see the final artistic vision right now (it doesn't look much like a football field...but it will...I'm sure of it!)

You were much more P.C. in your explanation of how we convinced Todd to go find us a fan than we actually were yesterday.

Lori said...

Rach, I couldn't put in print what we really said to Todd. It's close enough to what we said, just a little more vague. My baby will grow up some day and may read this blog.

Cecelia said...

My little grandson's room is going to be adorable! I love the football idea.

Scoobers said...

That room is going to be so cute. I love the football theme. Have fun putting it together!

I wouldn't buy the 'sister bonding' excuse either.

Shannon said...

Ah, it is going to be so precious! Natalie called me on her way home last night and told me about how you guys are doing the football theme. She tried to explain the pictures, so I was glad to see that you put pictures on the blog.
Wish I was there.

His Girl Friday said...

Can't wait to see the finished product...the room and photos of the new arrival!! ;D

thanks for visiting my blog!, another nurse, gee ya wonder if we gravitate towards blogging for the therapeutic effect it creates!!! ;)