Thursday, February 24, 2011

Almost done!

This tuesday will mark 32 weeks for my pregnancy. I am getting ready for it to be over. There is still a lot of preparation that needs to be done before this little girls' arrival, but at the end of March, we should be completely ready. It is strange to think that I only have about 7 weeks left, give or take a few days. I have never been past 38.5 weeks, so hopefully I won't have to go much further past that point in this pregnancy either. I've been feeling pretty good up until this last week or so, and now I have started the uncomfortable stage. I am just mostly uncomfortable at the end of the day, when my tailbone feels like it is going to crack in half, but other than that I am still plugging along just fine. I'm just starting to have some trouble getting shoes and clothes to fit properly, and putting on socks feels like an Olympic event.

Here are some fun stats of this pregnancy, and my past ones:

*Delivered Easton at 34 weeks (too early); delivered Lucas at 38.5 weeks (felt like an eternity especially after 2 months bedrest); delivered Max just past 37 weeks (perfect!).
*I have recieved 16 shots so far this pregnancy, and I have 4-5 more to go depending on how long the medication lasts.
*Tomorrow is my 14th dr. appt., and I'll continue to have them weekly until I deliver. (BTW, that is a lot, considering most normal pregnancies have 13 visits total if you go all the way to your due date).
*I've had 7 ultrasounds, but have never seen her face. She is extremely shy.
*At the end of this pregnancy, I will have spend 3.25 years of my life being pregnant.
*Scott and I were married in Dec. 2002, and of those years since, I have been pregnant at some point in the calendar years of 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011. Lets just say that 2007 was a very good year!

p.s. Can you tell that I am done being pregnant yet?!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Max's thoughts

Max is becoming a good talker, but still can't communicate much, so I will elaborate on his thought process this Sunday evening.
"Hmmm....Mommy and Daddy are busy talking with their friends and watching the Super Bowl, and my brothers are all acting crazy running around playing with their friends. What should I do to entertain myself? I know! I'll get into the closet in the office because Mommy isn't here to tell me no, and then I'll get out her super sharp Gingher scissors and play with them. Ooh, I think I've seen mommy cut things with this before....I wonder how that works. Let's see! If I hold them pointing down like this I can clip my shirt a few times without clipping my belly. All done, that was fun! Now I'll go run back to Mommy and show her what I did. Uh-oh, Mommy looks confused and not very happy. Oh, but now she is back holding those awesome scissors and laughing a little. I must not be in very much trouble. Now she wants to take some pictures?! I guess I'll say 'cheese' and put on my cutest smile for the camera."

The End.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Baby girl's room: 75% complete!

My dad came down this morning and helped us put up the major addition of bead board in her room. We had already completed the pink paint, and repainting all of the furniture white, 1-2 weeks ago. Next steps: caulk and paint the bead board, finish curtains and crib skirt, then put up cute decor and pictures on her wall. I think it is turning out to be the most adorable little girls' room ever!!! (Don't you just love the bedding?!)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Craft Crazy!

I've been having fun hunting down cute craft blogs and copying their stuff. I originally started doing this looking for a cute thing that my Mia Maids could make for mutual, and then it just exploded from there.

I made these tissue rosettes (you can't really tell they are 3D in this picture) and then used an old frame I had and put new paper behind the rosettes. (Tissue streamers: $1.25, paper for backing: $0.85, everything else I already had).

These are the blocks we are actually making for mutual this week. The first side is valentines, the back side is St. Patrick's Day. (This is costing me nothing, because it is a church thing, but it is costing the church about $10 total to make 6 sets of these). A big thanks to friends in the ward for letting me use their Cricket machines, and table saws.

Then I got on a St. Patrick's Day kick. I have nothing in that category for my home holiday decor. The wreath is just a styrofoam wreath wrapped in twine, and then hung with some cute green ribbon. (Wreath: $1.00, twine $2.50, and ribbon $2.00).

And last, this cute little garland that I made. These packs of glittered foam shamrocks were found at the dollar store, and then I punched the holes and strung them on some leftover twine. (2 packs of shamrocks: $2.00, twine: leftover).

And the best thing about these projects, is that I have leftover supplies to work on other crafts for more upcoming holidays! Let the crafting continue!