NURSERY - Check!

After several weeks of dreaming, 3 build n' play parties and 3 amazing out of town "designers" the Nursery is FINALLY ready!

Here's the work in progress.....The final touches....
Hanging curtains and clocks
My mom doing stuff and Kat and Marelen doing stuff
Me....exhausted and looking VERY pregnant!

And here is the finished (well, almost finished) product.
I should take better pictures with something other than my phone!
It's my new favorite room in the house! Baby B officially has the coolest room ever! I am so pleased how it came together!

I can't say Thank You enough to all the amazing people who came out and helped us with our nursery! We have the BEST friends and family!!!

I had a Baby Shower

My AMAZING friends - Rachael, Kendra, Alicia, Dana and Meredith - Got together and threw a Super fun "ninja baby" shower for us!
It was at this little bar in Chicago called the Suite Lounge. Love this place! Best carrot cake martini ever (only wish I had had one while I was there)! Since it was a couples shower, being at a bar made it much less weird for the boys.
Everything was so personalized to Jason and I. You could tell every detail was thought out with such love! Thank you ladies for a fun, memorable party! MUAH!

New outfit + HUGE belly

No Burgett party is complete without mustaches! Thanks for the chocolate mustache pops Sheri!
PRESENTS!!!!! Loved opening them with Jason...he's a WAY better reactor than I am!
Cupcakes and diaper cake!!!!
And these lovlies came ALL the way to Chicago to celebrate with us! It wouldn't have been the same without them.My mom even had these adorable buttons made that everyone had to put on as they come into the shower....how cute is that! I will say, the teams were about even :)

SO Fun! Baby B is ready and loaded up with more gear than he or she could possibly ever need. Thanks to everyone that came out, partied and spoiled us rotten!


Feeling Scared....Is This Normal?

I have felt a little down this week.
Living with chronic pain for the past 6 months is finally getting to me. My right leg has had waves of pain everyday for literally 6 months or more. It SUCKS! I've tried to take it in stride and keep perspective on how blessed I've been this pregnancy to have nothing major happen and mostly I've done pretty well. This week, however, I'm just so over being in pain daily! I'm exhausted from waking up from the pain throughout the night and want relief! I'm just really missing this carefree girl.

I'm also revisiting the nervousness about birth and raising a child that I felt the week I found out I was pregnant. The closer we get to the actual birth I keep thinking, "what the heck are we doing? We don't know nothin' about birthin' or raising no babies".

Of course I know what scripture says about fear, anxiety and the blessing that children are....I just need those truths to sink down deep into my soul this week cause I'm just scared :) This is normal...right?

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6,7


Texas Babies Wear Boots

So I was talking to my cousin Mercedes about teaching my child about their Texas heritage despite the fact that we don't live there. While discussing the things every Texan (by blood or location) should learn we came up with a fun idea.
You know those books Urban Babies Wear Black, or Sporty Babies Wear Sweats? (If not you should! they're great. Click here to find out about these books)
Well, what if there was one called Texas Babies Wear Boots that we could make especially for Baby B to learn about what it means to be Texan?
Here's a few things we have so far:
Texas Babies wear boots
Texas Babies go to the rodeo
Texas Babies eat Tex-Mex
Texas Babies love southern hospitality
Texas Babies like the heat
Texas Babies visit the Alamo
Texas Babies say Y'all OR Yes Ma'am and Yes Sir
Texas Babies drink coke not pop
Texas Babies learn about ALL six flags
Texas Babies know they are Texan first and American second
Texas Babies sing Texas, Our Texas with great pride
Texas Babies pick out their salsa the way they would pick out a fine piece of art
Texas Babies know what "fixinto" means OR that Blue Bell's the best ice cream in the country
Texas Babies have cute accents
Texas Babies make baby food taste better with ranch OR salsa
Texas Babies clap when they hear the stars at night are big and bright
Texas Babies accessorize with belt buckles or bows
Texas Babies take pictures in Bluebonnets
Texas Babies give "sugars"
Texas Babies say Grace
Texas Babies cut their teeth on ribs

So, Texas people, what are some things we should add? What should my precious baby not being born in Texas learn about what it means to be Texan? Thoughts? Suggestions?

p.s. we'll share the final project if you ask nicely :) so please don't steal our idea


What Should I Put into a Hospital Bag?

I've been researching what to put into the hospital bag. So, my question is what did you put into your hospital bag or wish you had put into your hospital bag?

I had this dream that the baby came - EARLY! I was panicked and didn't have time to pack my hospital bag so I asked Jason to do it. We go to the hospital, have the baby (a scary looking baby boy) and then I reach for the hospital bag to get freshened up and I see what Jason packed for me....all lingerie! What was he thinking?

Now I think it's time to get a bag ready...just in case the unexpected happens.

Best Husband EVER and One Rockstar Best Friend!

I had vacation days that were expiring at work so I planned to take 5 days off and focus solely on baby stuff.
See, at the beginning of the pregnancy, when we were in freakout mode, we made a list of to-do's before the baby comes (lists bring comfort to my soul). However, we are BUSY people and haven't had a lot of time to tackle the list. With only 9 weeks left it was time to tackle that list! We're turning Jason's office into the nursery. And I needed him to flip it in to high gear and move out ALL of his stuff so I could get started on the room. I was SO stressed when I called
him one day only to find out he and a friend were home "playing video games". Are you kidding me Jason? I was trying to stay calm and loving but I was stressed and mad! My drive home
from work I prepped myself so that I didn't walk into the house a raging pregnant lunatic. I walked in the house and SURPRISE, Jason and friend had almost completely cleared out the room and cleaned! I was literally in tears I was so happy!
Then he told me he was going out that night with a friend that was coming in town from Texas. I was fine with that since I wanted to relax before I faced my tackle-the-house vacation. Then 30 mins before he left he started begging me to come with him to the airport to pick up his friend. I SO DID NOT WANT TO GO! I finally gave into his request and went...complaining the whole way. I was such a brat! I started texting my bestie, Kathleen, about how annoyed I was with him. I literally look up from hitting send on my phone to see Jason standing outside the
car with KATHLEEN!!! My a-m-a-z-i-n-g had called Kat that morning and asked if she could
leave that evening and fly in to help me and make my tackle-the-house vacation more effective and more fun. I was shocked! Seriously, I never in a million years expected that.

We work SO well together! We spent the first day cleaning and organizing my WHOLE house. We threw away 11 bags of garbage (sorry mother Earth). It felt AMAZING! Then we spent the next few days constructing stuff for the nursery. We worked until we were exhausted!
I cannot say Thank You enough to Kathleen for dropping everything in her life to make my life more easy and a lot more fun! And Thank You Jason for everything, for giving up your space for the baby, for knowing I needed my Kat here for support and a BIG belly laugh, for giving us the space to get stuff done and for loving me in spite of my bad attitude. MUAH! I love you both!