Sunday, June 24, 2012

A few last projects!

A few of the last nursery projects. I finally made the changing pad cover for the nursery, I know I'll need more than one, but I at least have one made for now. It is a really quick project really, just fabric and some elastic! James also hung the pictures I found a Hobby Lobby!

I've had this car seat canopy made for quite a while now, it was actually one of the first projects I made I was just waiting until we go the car seat to measure where to put the straps on. So finally that project is done and ready to GO!

And lastly, the vinyl tree I have been planning and designing for months is DONE! It really did turn out great, and I even got James to help me put it on the wall. This project took a long time because I couldn't find exactly what I wanted so I had to design the tree myself before cutting it out with my Silhouette Cameo machine (for your non crafty type it's a digital die cutting machine that is AMAZING) Then cut out all the flowers and owls too. It was a fun project and can just be peeled off if we get tired of it!


How far along? 36 weeks 7 days
Total weight gain: Not gonna even keep track at this point.
Stretch marks? Nothing yet...
Sleep: This week I've been waking up and not been able to go back to sleep..ANNOYING! ( I know get used to it)
Best moment of the week? Drug hubby on a date night with friends to dinner and the what to expect when your expecting movie! I know it will be a while before we will be able to that again. OH and at the Dr. this week they checked to see how she is positioned and her head is down and headed in the right direction!
Food cravings: This week I bought watermelon (of course) pineapple, grapes and blueberries, YEAH for summer.
Anything making you queasy or sick: nope, I can eat whatever I want, but EVERYTHING gives me heartburn so I have to chase everything with a tums.
Have you started to show yet: Lets just say I'm ready to be able to wear my "real" clothes again!
Labor Signs: Nope and it better stay that way this week, James is gone so this baby better stay put.
Symptoms: Sore feet and hands, heartburn, a few minor braxton hicks contractions....
Belly Button in or out? Flat and holding steady. It will be weird to have my belly button back.
Wedding rings on or off? for the duration of this adventure.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Whats not to be happy about!!
Looking forward to: Meeting our little girl!! I can't wait to see what she looks like.

Sunday, June 17, 2012


35 Weeks
How far along? 35 weeks 7 days
Total weight gain: At this point, WHO CARES! Haha
Stretch marks? Nope still none, maybe I'll get lucky?!?!
Sleep: Surprisingly I sleep good while I'm sleeping, I just have to wake up 2-3 times a night to pee!
Best moment of the week? James and I took our maternity photos this weekend. I am pretty happy with how they turned out. To see some of the edited photos click on the link to my Kodak album
Food cravings: Well I have to say I have been pretty disappointed my the last 2 watermelons I purchased...but we got a few really good pineapples today! YUM
Anything making you queasy or sick: Just get really uncomfortable when I eat a full meal.
Have you started to show yet: I'm definitely at the point where I can't wait to wear "normal" clothes again, this belly is getting a bit uncomfortable!
Labor Signs: Well...No, but I think I have had a few Braxton Hicks contractions. People keep asking me if I am having them and I just say no...but then I starting thinking about it and I didn't even really know what they were so I looked it up and I have definitely had a few times where I have felt some menstrual like cramps and I guess that's what they can feel like. I really have no idea so I'll ask my Dr. this week.
Symptoms: Ahhh the symptoms, I have to say this week the worst symptom is sore/swelling feet. My hands swell somewhat, but my feet HURT so bad I could cry!
Belly Button in or out? Were holding at the flat stage.
Wedding rings on or off? Well, off most of the time cause my swelling comes and goes and it is really uncomfortable to have to take my rings off once I've noticed my hands have swelled.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Having some pretty good swings...definitely feeling the hormones.
Looking forward to: Ha! This makes me laugh. I'm looking forward to: Wearing normal clothes, doing housework and not being out of breath, not having to pee every 20 min, not having to chase EVERYTHING I eat with a Tums, not having these sore feet...but all of those things will be worth it when we see our little girl!

Sunday, June 10, 2012


How far along? 34 weeks 7 days
Total weight gain: I am sure I am at or over the 25lb mark. I still don't look at my Dr. appointments.
Stretch marks? Not yet!
Sleep: Up at least 2 times a night...
Best moment of the week? Spent all day today with my hubby picking out some of the little things we still needed for the baby and nursery. He drove me around Boise all day and went where ever I wanted with no complaints.
Food cravings: ummm...nothing really this week and I don't have any watermelon. I was too lazy to cary it at Costco. (bummer)
Anything making you queasy or sick: Eating a big meal, I can't eat much or it makes me feel really uncomfortable. So I don't.
Have you started to show yet: I'm pretty sure this question is irrelivant by now...but I think I've gotten bigger just this week. It's definatly slim pickings for clothes right now, but no sense in buying anything...ONLY 36 days till our due date!!!!
Labor Signs: Nope
Symptoms: Really feeling the swelling in my hands and feet if I don't rest and drink enough water.
Belly Button in or out? Still in the flat stage.
Wedding rings on or off? On most of the day, today I had to take them off in the middle of errands because my fingers started to look like sausages.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy! Had a very nice shower with family and friends on Saturday.
Looking forward to: FINISHING the nursery. Started the last few projects this weekend and trying to get all the clothes and blankies washed, and everything in it's proper place. Oh and I'm looking forward to maternity pictures next weekend!!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

6-3-2011 (32 & 33 weeks)

Well for the regular readers you know I am behind a put it mildly we have been on the RUN for the past two weeks, so this post is for both 32 and 33 weeks! We left Thursday May 24th and drove 16 hours to Phoenix and spend the weekend with my family.We drove back on Monday Memorial day 16 hours again straight through. We worked 3 days and took off camping this weekend. Needless to say the garden is over grown with weeds, the house is a mess and we are exhausted. I did get to relax and read a few books this weekend for pleasure. I know it will probably be a long time before I am able to do that when Braelyn comes!

After camping and weeding the a little sun.
32 weeks, with my mom!

How far along? 33 weeks 7 days
Total weight gain: I honestly have no idea at my 32 week appt, I told the PA I didn't want to know and she said, well don't look. lol
Stretch marks? Nope
Sleep: Toss, turn, pee...repeat.
Best moment of the past two weeks? Well going home to AZ to see my family and have a wonderful baby shower with family and friends was definitely AWESOME! We had wonderful weather for the memorial day weekend and even James had a good time.
Movement: She is a wiggle worm for sure.
Food cravings: Still, watermelon, but I did have a random craving for a chocolate donut the other day. YUM!
Anything making you queasy or sick: No and surprisingly I did really well with the 16 hour drive to and from AZ.
Have you started to show yet: Last week I had a stranger in Walmart no less tell me to "lay off the beer" People think they are funny...If I hadn't been exhausted I would have thought of come back sooner, but I didn't until the parking lot, Dang!
Labor Signs: Nope
Symptoms: Some swollen fingers and really sore feet if I don't get off of them in the evening.
Belly Button in or out? Still in the flat stage.
Wedding rings on or off? On most days, but defiantly noticing they are tighter in the morning and evenings.
Happy or Moody most of the time: Happy mostly, but I don't think it takes much to get to the moody.
Looking forward to: Well This weekend it my baby shower here in Idaho. I am very excited and ready to get the nursery organized.