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June 18, 2003

Jillian, Kate's 1st Friend, Is Born

Kristen, my girlfriend since 8th grade, and her husband Brent gave birth to Jillian Mary, a beautiful baby girl. She is Kate's first girlfriend born this year. Jillian made her grand entrance today at 12:20 pm, weighing in at 8lbs. 2oz. and 20 1/2 inches.

Congratulations Kristen, Brent and Jillian! We wish you a lifetime of happy memories.
Posted by Jean-Marie at 05:18 PM

June 16, 2003

Wecome to Kate's Crib

Once we knew a little girl was on the way, we were ready to get working on the nursery. Or so we thought. Too many options always make decisions so much harder, but so far so good.

Actually just a few days before we found out we were having a girl we purchased a crib at Baby Love on special for Memorial Day weekend -- a Pali crib on sale for $199, originally priced in the $400-500 range. It was a steal!

And you can't have a crib without a mattress which we also purchased in early June. We splurged a little on the mattress and selected a Colgate 2-N-1 mattress for $139.99. Supposedly it is the most popular mattress they have. It has an extra firm side for infants and a less firm side for Toddlers...thus the 2-N-1 name. The reviews of course are still pending until our little princess takes her first slumber on it. We expect she'll sleep through the night every night on this first rate design. Okay, maybe not.

And lastly Kate's bedding...who knew this could be such a hard decision? Finally, after several trips to the local baby stores and online research, we decided on a set made by Sleeping Partners called Candy Petals. It's just a simple, but colorful, plaid with cute little flowers and butterflies on the inside of the bumper. We sure hope Kate likes it or we could have some long sleepless nights as payback.
Posted by Jean-Marie at 07:06 AM