Baby News and Big Blue Baby Blanket

Things are busy around here with preparations for the arrival of the new little one. Our due date is fast approaching with only a couple weeks left to go! My house is a complete mess with boxes of baby things brought up from the basement, baskets of tiny laundry, and lists upon lists that I keep making and forgetting. We have a crib up, bought a new changing pad and hospital bags packed but I feel really unorganized. Hopefully, our little nugget will stay put until we get things in order. I have one more week of work left then it is nest and rest time until he comes!

I have been diligently working away on a blanket for the new little one. It is similar to the big green one I made here as a baby gift for my cousin. It was pretty grass green with a brown border.

It is the same easy and quick offset shell with the crab stitch border pattern that I got from Goodknits! She made a beautiful red one. The one I made is a beautiful cheery turquoise.
The crab stitch might just be my new favorite way to border. I used to be all about the picot but I love how this gives this great rolled edge.
Snazzy! (If I do say so myself.)
In other news, I have a new camera! The hubs surprised me with a Canon Rebel that I have been coveting for about 4 years. The best part is that I have no idea how to use it . *Sigh* I mess with it but I really haven't a clue what I am doing. I took the above blanket pics with it (as you can tell by the blurry first photo.) 
Here are a few shots of me trying to figure it out:

I found this tutorial on pinterest from lilblueboo.com. She had better doggie luck than I did.

It turned out pretty!

Just about any pic with this cutie pie in it is good.

Love the bed head.

And this happy goofy smile. He is going to be a great big brother.
We are all getting anxious knowing things are going to change around here in just a quick hot minute. I can't wait to meet this new little person. My huge belly is like a big wrapped present with a do not open sign on it! I can hardly stand it!
B and little bit (that is currently causing a ruckus in my tummy.)