Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Checking things off the list...

This list to be exact: AlphaMom Week 40

In the last week and a half we have done 1, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 15, 19, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, and 39. And you guessed it...still no outside baby. Eventually something will work, right? Maybe he's just waiting until the list is complete. So on to number 34.

34) Start an ambitious new project that is guaranteed to remain unfinished for the next six months once you go into labor halfway through it.

I decided that we must/had too build, not buy Chris a new nightstand. From scratch, and utilizing these rather handy and addictive plans And by we, I mean Chris.

Now for a little back story on why we actually needed a new nightstand solution. For the past two weeks Chris has been nightstand-less thanks to me and my incessant need to reorganize our room to make space for the pack'n'play. You know, the one that HAD to be in our room at 37 1/2 weeks, because we could have had a baby any day! He was quite a good sport about it, but after one day realized that reaching to the floor for his cell phone charger, various computer/engineering manuals, and alarm clock wasn't going to cut it. Insert the Enfamil formula carrying case we scored at the OB's office. (looks like a bathroom travel bag with a hanger) Functional, practical, ugly? Yes. I tired to find a decorative table or stand, but nothing really fit our room or pass Chris's rigid durability standards.

So Home Depot here we come! (To the right in this photo you can see Chris's birthday gift from Lisa. A handyman/build anything table.)
In progress...Somehow we ended up building it on the living room floor. (Again with the we? Please note all of these photos were taken from the vantage point of the loveseat. That's how I 'help'.)
Final product! Isn't it cute? (And super solid. If a tornado comes I'm dragging this to the bathroom instead of the guest bed mattress.)
Tonight, Chris plans on adding a little wood putty and sanding to prepare it for painting. White this time instead of the in your face yellow I used on the bench project. Painting will take an extra day, so the kidlet has until Wednesday night to make number 34 work it's magic:)


  1. Okay, the hynobirthing CD won't e-mail. So I'm mailing it to you tomorrow. It takes two days to go from College Station to Dallas so I'm pretty sure I'll jinx you into having him one of those days. Deal?

  2. Love the nightstand! I wish Trav knew how to make them because we need 2 new nightstands! :)

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  4. you need to do some home pictures and of the baby's room!