Monday, February 9, 2009

Finishing Noah's Nursery

Well, I decided that it was time to finish up Noah's nursery. We are down to the final month countdown so I don't want to be caught off-guard should he arrive a little earlier than expected. Isaac helped me put together the swing and I put together the bouncer last night. Let me just say that those things are not so easy to assemble. I could barely get the covers to go over the frames. I'm afraid the seams might pull apart they are stretched so tightly!

We also put his bedding on his crib and I went through the closet and pulled out all the blankets, bibs, socks, and clothes that still needed to be washed. The real time killer of this task was sitting down to take all the tags off of the clothes and socks. I bet that took me a good hour. I've been running loads since late last night and I have two more left before all his things will be ready for him. The next project will be sterilizing all this bottle nipples and pacifiers. Probably not going to happen today, but hopefully some time this week.

Today, I'm going out with my friend Sarah to finish buying up what supplies we don't have but still need. My second baby shower on Saturday was a lot of fun and I ended up getting quite a bit of what was left on our "still need" list. I just have things like batteries for all the equipment, breast feeding supplies, a Bumbo, baby gates, etc to pick up today. None of the fun stuff. The real challenge will be not buying him any more clothes! Babies R Us is having a big sale right now and in their ad there are at least two things that I really want to get for Noah. They have a onesie that says "Handsome" on it and I think I might just have to buy it. We could also end up at the outlet mall at some point today if I'm not too exhausted and my giant swollen feet aren't killing me too badly.

Speaking of swollen feet, if it wasn't so sick I would take a picture and let you all see the glory that comes with the last month of pregnancy. I haven't had too much of a swelling problem until the last few days. Isaac said that my feet look like the Nutty Professor movie where he changes from thin to like 400lbs. Ah, that's love. The most annoying thing about it is that because they are so swollen they itch like crazy and then off course if you touch them they are painful because my cells are probably on the verge of bursting! So if Noah wanted to come a week or so early and save me from the swelling, I would love him all the more.

Wednesday out dresser for the nursery comes and then I should have the whole thing complete and the long awaited and promised pictures up for all to see!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Great Free Printable Coupon Site

So one of our New Year's resolutions was to come up with a budget and stick to it. In order to stick to my designated grocery amount, I realized that I needed to start using coupons. My mom sent me a link to a website called that has a lot of printable grocery store coupons. I used the website to find several coupons that I could use when I went to the grocery store earlier this week. The site even has a free ebook called Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half that gives you some helpful hints about how to maximize your coupons.

Another cool thing on the site is that you can look up any of the grocery store sales for your state or area. So essentially you can find which stores have the best prices on what items and then if you have a coupon for that item the price is even better! I'm loving this site and will definitely be checking it before every grocery trip from here on out. I hope that you enjoy it as well and save a little of that hard earned money.