Starting with the homemade items....
This blanket was made by my Aunt Maggie. It's hard to tell from the photo, but it is a light blue and light green. It matched Otto's Baby Bash colors perfectly. I can't wait to snuggle him in it.
These burp clothes were made by Jef's Aunt Yvonne. How cute are they? They are so nice I almost don't want to mess them up by using them!
We received this from the Finance Dept at my work. The blanket technically isn't homemade, but they did have his name embroidered on there. It is so soft that I wanted to crawl under my desk and take a nap with it after they gave it to me.
*Uh, boss if you are reading this... I didn't actually take a nap! :)
Other gifts we've received....
|Skip Hop Mod Dot Collection Bedding|
Some of you know how much I have HATED the bedding out there for little boys and could not make up my mind on what we wanted for his room. I was even crazy enough to try to talk my sister into making the bedding for me if I found a fabric I liked. Then I realized that was insane. She has 2 kids of her own that she didn't do that for, plus she was busy planning a giant party for her nephew. After buying and trying out other crib & nursery items we realized we hated all of it. It didn't give the right feel to his room. I had seen the Skip Hop bedding in my searches and had really liked it. We were fortunate enough to be given this as a gift from my co-workers. We LOVE it!!!
We received this amazing onesie from Seth & Casey Hester (I work with Seth). Let's be honest it was probably more Casey then it was Seth who thought of this, because she is a very thoughtful person! John Cusack is one of my all-time favorite actors and 'Say Anything' is such a great movie. I've even got the movie poster hanging on my wall at work.
|Skip Hop Zoo Packs Little Kid Backpacks|
And the last thing on the list isn't technically a baby gift so much as it is "Daddy's Work Schedule with a Newborn Survival Kit"
When Jef used to tour, the band had met some guys who worked for a new company called Roaring Lion Energy Drink. Since most bands drink Red Bull, Monster, etc. while on the road they were all about trying something new and especially having an endorsement to get the stuff free. Matt was nice enough to have a case sent to the house. Jef plans on using these only when he goes back to work after Otto is born. I can't stand the smell of kind of drinks, so the more for him!
**I'm posting this now knowing that there is more to come. Aunt Ashley is currently in the process of turning the fabric from Otto's Baby Bash into a blanket for him. Once she is done I will post pictures. Also, Grandma Etta is working on a special blanket for Otto as well. He is going to be one snuggled little boy!