Sunday, April 15, 2012

talking about jacobs baby shower...

busy busy busy! I've been working on stuff for baby Jacobs baby shower which is next sunday. Its sort of hard knowing what to buy for him. As we just dont know what will be happening after he is born. I was at babys r us looking at stuff yesterday and got totally overwhelmed so I called my son and asked him what he thought. He told me they have nothing for the baby yet and to please act like there is nothing wrong and buy all sizes and that they need everything. He said that the dr told them that the baby could be in the hospital for a month, 6 months or more. omg.
so I bought crib sheets and recieving blankets, a bunch of outfits in different sizes and stuff to make a diaper cake. Im having a cat in the hat quilt made and I ordered giant dr. seuss vinyl wall art. I made a bunting that vanessa wanted and I'm working on a teddy bear.
I guess Im going to wait and see what else they need after the shower and get them something more substantial then. There will be lots of time to buy the baby the things he needs.
we are going to be painting his bedroom wall with a dr. seuss mural, which is why I ordered the vinyl charactors. I thought it would be easier to paint the background on and then stick the charactors up there. I still need to make a mobile for him, but I dont think I'll get that done before the shower... who knows though.
shower favors
Today Vanessas mom and aunt are coming over and we're going to make the shower favors. cat in the hat treat cups with choc covered pretzels. do think those will be ok? We need to decide what to do about the cake. the person that they wanted to make it cant now. And our local bake shops dont have any dr. seuss cakes.. so I'm thinking were going to have to make one....... I dont know what to do with it. I've looked for dr. suess charactors that can go on the cake but no luck anywhere. Ive looked at cakes on line... and I dont think I could pull off any of them... soo.. who knows what we will do.. I guess we'll have to decide to day though!
shower favors 2
I just want this shower to be special and I want Vanessa and Tony to feel loved and supported and to have everything they need. I wish I had money. Id love to be able to buy them a nice big comfy rocking chair. I might be able to find a cheap one somewhere though.
bear parts
Ok girls.. I know I keep saying it, but please keep praying for baby jacob. I just want hims to be healthy and strong and everything to be good for them all.. the more things I look up on line about his condition the more worried I feel. But I'm trying to be positive about for them. Its all in gods hands. ( I do my worrying away from them!)
OK.. so Now.. I have to clean my house and go to the store before vanessas mom and aunt come over.
have a great sunday!


Kim K. said...

You will have a lovely baby shower. I'm sure everything will come together just fine. You are a creative genius. Prayers continue. It's the unknown that is so hard. I completely understand. I had myself worked up something crazy in anticipation of Josie's heart surgery. Hugs to all your family.

Cindy said...

Sounds like it will be a very cute shower and the ideas for the nursery are cute too! You come up with the neatest ideas! Will keep up the positive vibes for Jacob and his parents. Have a great day crafting.

Debby said...

COuld you do a red and white striped cake. Or do cupcakes with a hat topper just made like the little cards that you made.
I have been praying for Jacob since the day you posted about him. I really feel that since this baby continues to grow and survive invitro that it shows how strong he is. There is another baby that I pray for named Andrew. They didn't expect him to survive after birth. He has some medical issues but he is home from the hospital now They didn't know what to do about his room but they went ahead and made a special place for him. Your son is so right.....I think that Jacob is going to surprise everyone. My last post was about my granddaughter's birthday. Her apgar was a ONE when she was born. She was just a warm little body......she is just a perfect little girl now. On another note my great nephew spent 11 weeks in Children's when he was born. Lots of ups and downs and he is a very onery, healthy 3 year old.
I will pray for Jacob as all your friends will. Can't wait to see what you come up with for the shower.

Debby said...

ooops forgot.....((((((HUGS))))) for you.

LuLu Kellogg said...

This is going to be a fabulous shower! I will be looking forward to seeing pictures!

You all are in my prayers my dear!


Kai said...

Your lil' Jacob is in my prayers, my thoughts, my heart. And your children could NEVER forget what a supportive & loving mom they have. Viv, you're nothing LESS than a fabulous treasure! Really! As for the cake - just make the hat! EVERYONE will recognize that striped hat! Love you and want you to remember to take some time to BREATHE and REST! 'K?

Lisa said...

Continuing with my prayers for baby Jacob and all of you Viv. As with everything creative you do, I'm sure the shower will be wonderful and I can't wait to see pictures! Have fun, try not to stress too much. :)

Sandy said...

Prayers for baby Jacob! Love to you and your family.
Keep thinking those GOOD THOUGHTS.... And, have tons of fun making your lovely baby shower a dream come true.

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

What a fun idea for a baby shower! It's all going to be so much fun with lots of memories.

Little Baby Jacob is being prayed for as I type this. : )


E said...

Prayers for baby Jacob and the entire family. You're shower will be great, you're parties are always wonderful :) Elaine

Shirley Hatfield said...

I always admire your spirit, Viv. You make me smile every time you post. Your baby shower will be amazing and your son's little family will know how much you love and care for them. God has a plan for each of us if we are patient and just listen. You are such a positive example to me and anyone who visits here.

vintage grey said...

The baby shower looks like it is going to be lovely!! Jacob and the whole family are in my prayers!! Take care and enjoy the baby shower prep!! It looks fun! ;) xo Heather

Perfectly Printed said...

Viv, I continue to pray for your family.
The shower will be perfect!! I think Debby has a great suggestion about the cake... red and white stripes and you just set the invitation on top maybe on a toothpick or just "lay" it on the frosting. Cupcakes are a great idea too.
Who needs an expensive rocker when they have a grandma like you??? It sounds like you have already gotten some lovely things for your new little bundle!!
Best... chris

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...'re always so busy, Viv. I LOVE the Dr. Seuss theme. And your bunting turned out adorable!
I'll keep little Jacob in my prayers.
Torry sure looked CUTE in his Easter clothes! : )
Good luck with the Shower.
Mary Lou

Anonymous said...

Dr. Seuss will be so cute in the baby's room!

The nice thing about making a Dr. Seuss cake is that you can't mess it up. The more crooked it is, the better!

I am praying


My Vintage Mending said...

This Dr. Suess design is darling. Very sweet quotes come to mind when thinking of these books. I love all that you have done so far. Baby Jacob continues to be in my prayers as well as comfort for your nerves. I know that you will come up with just the thing to make this shower perfect...smiles...Renee

Luv2Shop said...

Prayers for your baby Jacob's health! I know your shower will be cute! Please show a picture of the quilt!

Sandy said...

what a cute party event! Love the red/white/blue & Dr Seuss! Brilliant & creative! Bet you had fun with the favors and deco alone!