I swear it looks like Babies R' Us exploded in here! I have no idea where Jenn will be storing all this...there's no room under my bed! I guess ya'll are wondering who won the prizes aren't you? I'll be telling you in just a minute if you'll just keep your britches on! Y'all are just like a worm in hot ashes! First I wanted to tell you that after this post I won't be around as much for at least the next two weeks...possibly three. Bella is that close to coming home with her mom and dad. There is so much to do to get ready and Jenn is feeling a trifle bit overwhelmed. I'm going to go and stay with her for a few days and help get everything situated, so she won't be worrying about that. Bless her heart, she has enough on her plate as it is.
The doctor told her this evening he really did not want Bella in day care or around a lot of children for the first year. He wanted her to go through the first RSV season before day care is an option. So that creates a little bit of a situation. Roby and Jenn live about an hour away from us and his mother. Jenn doesn't have the luxury of being a stay at home mom...although she would love to! Roby may change his job schedule to night, but that is going to make it hard on him. They are discussing moving closer to one of the G-moms and I sure hope it's me! Once again Jenn is turning it over to God and placing it in His hands. She is certain He will provide all the answers and that everything will be all right. In the meantime, could I ask y'all to pray for them as well? God has been in control of Bella from the beginning and I know He will continue to provide all that she needs including her mother being able to stay home at least for a few months. The doctor also said that if he did not look at Bella's chart and know her, he would think she was just another newborn...absolutely no problems! Our God lives!!!
I also have to start gearing up for Zapp Hall and the fall show. Mindy and Theresa are getting the jump on me. They're already posting about what all they've bought and I've been a little lax in my shopping. I fear Cat Daddy is combing the back alleys alone....at least he tells me he's alone! That's always a little scary when he's out shopping solo! I need to get things ready for Winnie & Tulula's (BTW, there is a back room sale going on at Sweet Pea's this weekend you really need to check out!) and I have about a million thank you cards I need to write to all of you for all the things that have been done for Bella and sent to her. Y'all have been more than generous...you have been angels! Plus, I have really let my own house kinda go to Helena Handbasket as well. I can only feed people that line about the cobwebs being left over Halloween decorations for so long! I know, I know...we ALL have too much going on in our lives!
Now on to the winners of the giveaways. Vintage Patina is the winner of the Bella Pink Rose ring and the two winners for the tiny dancing shoes made by Karen of A*Musements are.....Everything Vintage and Gather! Girls, send me your addresses and I'll put your gifts in the mail tout de suite!
So I guess for now that wraps everything up in a black Hefty trash bag. Like I said, I'll just be peeking in on y'all off and on, so you best behave yourselves while I'm gone. Don't make me take my earrings off! The next time I post, hopefully it will be with the best news I could possibly ever share...unless I win the lottery in the meantime! Wouldn't that be a hoot? Don't laugh...it could happen...if I would just buy a stinking ticket!
One last thing, can you believe I forgot to have y'all play the diaper game? I know you are so disappointed! They even sell it in a kit! You mean to tell me no one can go out and buy chocolate bars and diapers on their own...they have to get a kit! In my day to save money...we would've just busted out the real thing! Sweet Mess my eye!
I also have to tell Malissa...girl you were right on the money right down to Sharon's Cracked In The Head baby nightlights. Go to the head of the class, Teacher!
So tata for now (that's tata not tatas, Cher! You better believe I'll be checking in on you!) and I'll be sure and try to leave little comments so you will know I'm still breathing!