quite a weekend!

I feel quite accomplished this weekend!


First, DH and I secured the venue in which we will be hosting baby's Christening and First Moon Birthday!  A first moon birthday is a Chinese tradition in which the family celebrates the "survival" of it's first full moon cycle.  It's now evolved into a debut or introduction of the baby to the rest of the family.  We will be combining this celebration with his RC baptism so that both sides of the family can come together (all 90 heads of them-oy vey!).  I'm so excited, it's like a mini wedding project :)


Second, we also secured our doula!  We had known who our doula would be for almost a year now.  She happens to be my sister's mother in law.  During my IUI/IVF treatments, I was exploring all sorts of ways to improve my fertility and so I went to her for some massage therapy.  Yes, she is both a massage therapist and during her sessions, I noticed she had so many pictures of babies on her wall.  I learned at that time that she was a certified doula.  It was like a sign that I would get pregnant!  I held my excitement until a month ago when I finally asked her to be my doula.  We just had our first appointment and discussed the logistics and signed the contract.  She was a bit pricey at $950 but even DH was happy to pay that amount for her support and it is still cheaper than hiring a doula closer to NYC.


And finally, DH painted the baby's/guest room!  It's a nice, light coffee color.  Very neutral color but we're going to add greens and blues to the decor.  I can't wait to dot it with globes and maps!


That's all for now.  Just had to share my excitement that things are falling into place :)


 

Posted on January 13, 2013 at 12:23 pm
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Canooknic
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How exciting, it's nice when you get things organised isn't it?

Good color choice for the baby's room - we did coffee & cream and loved it. I used acrylic clip-frames (so they could be hung about the cribs without me worrying!) and at first had Disney sketches in them, then changed them to jungle animals and then Toy Story characters as the boys got older.
I'd love to see pictures when yours is finished x
Posted on January 13, 2013 at 2:06 pm
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Oh how cute!  Yes share pictures of your nursery!


My husband has been installing a wood boiler at our house (since September, but we won't get into that..... haha) and I told him that thing had better be done this weekend because after that it's nursery time.  I think I'm falling into that nesting mode (or right now it's panic haha because as you can see my husband isnt exactly quick about getting things done....)  I'm so ready to get our nursery together.

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 12:39 am
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Yay for productive weekends! I hear doulas make things so much easier so it's great that you have one! I should probably start looking into that now for myself :)

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 2:52 am

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