Thursday, July 31, 2008

this is weird....

Reborn Babies

This is not a real baby, though it bears an eery resemblance. Reborn Babies are incredibly life-like dolls that can even come with a heartbeat and are being marketed towards collectors, as well as grieving parents or nostalgic grandparents.

The dolls are also weighted so that they actually feel like a baby. Apparently, holding them can be therapeutic and release certain feel-good hormones. They're not cheap- some ranging from $400 to over $3,000.

The images here are from, the website of UK artist Deborah King.

You can read a full article on the Reborn trend here. We have to file this under disturbing.

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i bought this vintage playskool wooden owl puzzle for the wall shelf the other day....
and today, i received a package from sara and sean....a really soft and cuddly owl!!

crib is put together!!!!

here is what the bedding looks like in the crib. the bedskirt needs to be ironed, but otherwise i like it! the sheet is white with pink polkadots-but you can't really tell in the photos.

changing table baby blue terrycloth cover


i bought this boppy was on clearance at Target for $24.99. everyone i have
talked to swears by it, so i couldn't pass the great deal!

switching cribs!

here is the new crib i am picking up today ($129.99 at BRU!)...
it is the Jenny Lind 3-in-1 in white. the other crib
was backordered for 6 more weeks!

my new footstool!

Shabby Chic Dragonfly Stool
i cant wait until it comes!!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

nursery inspiration....

i love the pink shades with the green walls!!
House to Home by decor8.

i love this painted table!

i love the mix of fabrics, and the roses vase
Real Simple Bedroom by decor8.

i officially feel baby movement!

if i lay flat on my back with my palm pressed on lower abdomen, i can feel a ton of kicking on my hand!!!

French Flash Cards Are Très Magnifique!

i love these flash cards! i have to get them!

from the article......
more than 44 percent of you speak other languages besides English with your children, so why not add another?

After reading educational experts suggest using flashcards to spruce up comprehensive and help children prepare for the upcoming school year, I was pleased to find this charming French flash card set ($14).

The pack is perfect for practicing your Français and pretty enough that it could be used to help decorate your crib once your child has learned all the vocab words.


woohoo!! i got excused from jury duty today!!

Jurors in Group 10 with Numbers 1 -330 are Excused.

Excused Jurors

Jurors excused from the first day of jury service must check the website or call 609-518-2561 after 5:00 PM to see if you will be needed for the second day of jury service.

(hopefully they wont need me tomorrow either! i am juror # 50!)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

20 wks, halfway there!!!!

Baby's digestive system is busy creating meconium (a tarry black substance made of swallowed amniotic fluid, digestive secretion and dead cells), which will fill the first diaper after birth. And, speaking of the diaper situation... baby's genitals are now fully formed!

Harper's Room Letters