Sunday, July 22, 2012

Campbell's Nursery!

Well, everything is ready for Campbell's arrival (whenever he decides to come)!  The nursery, necessities, etc...  Thanks to my wonderful Mom, MIL and husband we wrapped everything up last week and now we patiently wait.  Hopefully for a little while longer...he still has some growing left to do!

I just LOVE how the nursery turned out!  It's a mix of old, new and things Nathan and I had as children.  It's my favorite room in the house.   

My Mom made the drapes which makes them even more special!   She's so talented!  We'll move the bassinet into our room once Campbell arrives.  The best part---this bassinet is almost 100 years old.  Campbell's Great-Grandfather and all his siblings slept in it!  And his Grandmother and her siblings, his Dad and Aunt along with many other babies on the Yates/Best side of the family :)  How cool is that?  Katie and I's childhood rocking chair will sit in its place in the nursery!  Mom is in the process of refinishing it.   
More crafty things from family... Mom made the pillow, Katie made the "C" and the hospital door hanger (hanging on side of mirror for now),  and the picture on the left my MIL made. It was in Nathan's nursery as a child.  
Big thanks to Suzanna for the cute picture above the crib!! 

You think Campbell has enough clothes?  Considering 80% of these are for the first 3 months I think he'll be just fine!
Campbell's bathroom (still waiting for the picture to go on this wall)
Tuxey laying on her custom dog bed courtesy of my Mom :)  She's gotta have a bed in the nursery too!   
Pippy laying in her favorite spot.  I now know it will be impossible to keep this bed skirt straight and I always know where to find sleeping puppies.  This is thier favorite spot in the house and that makes me so happy! 
Baby Campbell is now 34 weeks.  He's due to arrive in 6 weeks and I can't wait to meet the little guy who will one day live here!  

In other news... 

We traveled to Memphis mid June to celebrate my cousin's upcoming wedding in October!  We hosted a family shower and had a wonderful time! 

The Bride to Be in white :)
My pretty Mom :)
 A few weeks later we traveled to FL for our first baby shower.  So thankful for such wonderful friends and family!
Mom, me, and Katie
Cute diaper cake Mom made :)
All in all, it's been a busy month!  Time to relax now and enjoy our last weeks as a family of 4.  (yes, I count my puppies)

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Meet Baby Campbell

We had our 4D ultrasound on Thursday and got a glimpse of our baby boy.  Can't wait to meet this guy!!!  The picture quality isn't great, but this is an iPhone picture of a picture sent through email.  Oh well, you get the point! 
He was snoozing the entire time.  Clearly he got irritated when we tried to wake him up in the second one.    Guess he's like his Daddy here.  :)
Still sound asleep and his precious feet.  

We love him already!  

And I really love his Daddy.

Sunday, June 10, 2012


The month of May has been a big month for us.  We've painted (BIG thank you to my Mom and Katie) and set up all the nursery furniture (BIG thank you to Nathan and Jeff)!  I'm still accessorizing and Mom is making the curtains, so I'll wait until we're finished to post pictures.  I absolutely LOVE it!

We visited NYC over Memorial Day and had a great time!!  This vacation was much needed!

To start the trip we got some fabulous news!!  When our plane landed I turned my phone on to this picture message :)  Yep, Campbell has another friend on the way and we can't wait to meet Baby Walker in November!!!  Big Congrats to Cotman (Jennifer) and Britt!!!

"Pea in the Pod" 
During our stay in New York we did everything... From China Town to Ground Zero to a Carriage Ride in Central Park.  Here are a few pictures. 

Ground Zero
View from the Empire State Building
La Mela in Little Italy (BEST DINNER EVER)
Central Park
Not only did we arrive in NYC to great news, but we returned home to more great news!! Courtney delivered their sweet babies, James and Mattie Rose!  Congrats to Courtney and Kyle!!  Check out these cuties... I stole the pic from facebook (Thanks Court!)  

And here is an update on Campbell.  We're getting there... Just 12 weeks to go.  :)  Campbell is somewhere between 2-3 lbs and around 14-15 inches.  He's definitely a growing boy and he's on the move!  Less than 3 months until his arrival.  We can't wait!

Until next time... Have a great week everyone!

Friday, May 18, 2012

Moving along...

The past few months have been beyond busy.  I've been to Memphis, Florida and hard at work on all things nursery in Atlanta.  I've finally picked out a paint color for the walls and fabric for the bedding and curtains.  The glider and dresser both came in this week too.  Now I just need to put it all together.  We'll start on that the weekend after Memorial Day when my family comes to visit :)  Glad they don't mind helping! 

I've also narrowed down a list of daycares for when I return to work after maternity leave.  Believe it or not, I started looking when I was just 13 weeks pregnant and people are still ahead of me on the wait lists for a January 2013 start date.  It's like a lifetime movie and believe me, I will be the crazy lady who bribes, begs, whatever to get Campbell into the very best Day School.  That's ok right?

Speaking of Campbell, he has made a good bit of progress.  He's growing like crazy and so am I.  Nathan felt him kick for the first time Wednesday night and I don't think he's stopped moving since.

Here are 2 pictures taken 4 weeks apart. 

20 weeks
24 weeks
Hard to believe he will be here in 3 months!  We can't wait to meet him.

During the month of April some friends and I hosted a baby shower for Courtney in Memphis!  I can't believe those babies are almost here.  Could be any day now and I can't wait to meet them :)  Somehow I didn't manage one pic with Court, but these will do.  

Mommy to be

Hostesses with our gift :)  Thanks Court!
Next up, our trip to New York!  Can't wait!  

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Our Sweet Baby BOY!

Looks like we'll be having a sweet baby BOY come September!  

Nathan Campbell Best, III and we'll call him Campbell :)

Katie and Clay hosted a Gender Reveal Party at thier house Saturday night for Nathan and I.  We can't thank them enough!! :)  And my Mom for helping plan!  We all had such a great time and it was a wonderful way to find out the gender of our first baby.  

My two furry nieces also joined in the fun wearing pink and blue to represent thier guesses. 
Clay was the chef of the evening (He did and awesome job) and Katie was the game host.  

Clearly Boy took the lead with not only the game, but the crowd as well.
Team BOY! 
Team GIRL!
And the reveal...

Both our girls wore blue.  Guess they wanted a little brother. 

Campbell will be here September 2nd!  Please keep us all in your prayers.  

Monday, April 2, 2012

Boy or Girl?

Can't wait to find out about Baby B!! :)  Boy or Girl??? 
Ultrasound is Thursday and we find out Saturday. 

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


This weekend we visited Orlando with some friends and enjoyed Saturday exploring the Magic Kingdom :)
Baby B's first trip to Disney!

Family of 3!
 A few pics from Buzz Lightyear

And we couldn't leave the park without this picture.  I know everyone remembers taking the exact same one when they were 6.  

I couldn't do the roller coasters, but I did get some good pics of everone else :)

We spent the rest of the weekend relaxing, cooking out and spending time with family!  Baby Best hit 17 weeks on Sunday so we took a picture.  He/she is the size of a baked potato (About 5 ounces and a little over 5 inches.  Baby B is growing and so am I.  :)  We find out Easter weekend what we'll be having. 

17 weeks

Happy Tuesday Everyone!