Sunday, June 19, 2011

Van is Here!

On June 10, Bert and I welcomed an absolute blessing into our lives! At 5:03 p.m., Sullivan "Van" Zahir arrived into this world at 7 lbs. 3 oz. and 20.5 inches long. Sullivan is my maiden name, and Zahir is my late grandfather's name.

These first ten days have been wonderful, exhausting, joyous and incredible. I fall in love with my son each time I look at him. I still can't believe he's mine. My mom stayed with us last week, and my grandmother is here now.

How we love him so!

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Tuesday, June 07, 2011


The nursery is now just about complete! We have letters to hang on one of the walls that we're waiting to hang. We can't have our friends stopping by this week find out the name early, now can we? :)

Bert made all of this happen. I think it's his dream room. I love it. He wanted a sports room, and I said vintage sports. And off we went!

See below for photos...

Pottery Barn Kids bedding. I am going back-and-forth if we should put the bumper on. Above the crib are real vintage New York Yankees pennants.

Above the futon (where I'm sure I'll be spending several nights!) are vintage-inspired football prints from both of my alma maters, and soon to be both of Bert's as well.

Navy refinished changing table. A red rug and curtains accent the room.

Mini-baseball bat autographed by Bert's favorite baseball player of all time - Don Mattingly. You may recall our cat is named Mattingly (we call him Matty). :)

Bookcase with new baseball knobs and all kinds of goodies.

One of the shelves with different balls.

Here's to hoping our son likes sports! If not, I suppose Bert will have to move these items to his future man room one day.

I like that the room isn't too's very soothing and calm, but most of the items can be transitioned easily into a toddler and little boy room. And many of the items are keepsakes that I think our son will want forever.

Can't wait to meet him!


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Monday, June 06, 2011

38 Weeks

Holy moly! I definitely look different at 38 weeks than at 35 weeks! Bert snapped this photo of me on our patio before we went out to a nice dinner...we figure it'll be a while before one of those again! We've also been going to lots of movies...X-Men (my fave of the summer so far), Thor (another good one), Hangover 2 (hate is a strong word, so I'll just say really disliked it) and Limitless (at the dollar movie theater - good movie).

I'm progressing right along. The midwives predict our son will be here in the next two weeks, before the due date (June 18). I'm hoping for sometime next week so I can get a few more things wrapped up, and so my parents can also wrap up a bit more at work.

Sleep is so painful. In fact, everything pretty much hurts now! But it'll all be worth it. So so worth it.


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