Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bedding arrived today

WOOHOO, I love it!

I like it as much as I did online as well as on the swatches they sent me.

We already placed it on the bed. I promise I'll post the pictures eventually. I wanted to wait until my glider came in as well as some art I purchased. Will see. I may give a sneak peak in a few days.

Happy New Year! 2011 is gonna be a great year for us. Lots of changes coming!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

The room is coming along

I'm going to wait to post pictures, but the room is coming together.

On Christmas Eve they called to say our furniture was in. So we headed to pick it up. The best part was the chest of drawers was already put together and the crib was rather simple.
So the room is set up so far with both of these items. Then today we went to purchase a few more items such as 2 lamps, a rug, curtains, a mattress pad for the bed and a few other little items.

I promise I'll post a picture, but we are waiting to get the bedding in.
My goal is to order it tomorrow. It says it will ship in 1-3 days so hopefully we will have it in 2 weeks or less. Our chair won't arrive for another 3 weeks though! :(

I'm off all week so we plan to continue working on the room and going to register at a few places.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Card

Here is our Christmas card from this year. Every year I spend
countless hours making homemade cards. This year I toned it down some.
Merry Christmas!!

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to the husband. I bought him a tshirt from one of his
favorite places. McClards BBQ.

Belly Shots Week 27

27 Weeks 1 Day!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

A couple of things I got today

I found this site today called Bows 4 my 4 girls
I was able to buy a few things on sale. Plus I was a new customer so I got a new customer $5 off coupon.

Then I found the cutest little stickers today. They are for each month. Can't wait to use them! Let me just tell you they had tons to offer but I finally settled on these.

Don't worry, plenty of pictures to come in the near future in both of these little deals I got today!

We decided on a name!

This name is a family name or should I say family names. Daniel's mom is Mary and my grandmother is Helen so we put the two together.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Swatches Arrived

The swatches to the bedding I want arrived yesterday. I am almost certain this is it. The top part is the sheets and the bottom part is the comforter and dust ruffle. I still really like it. My goal is to order the first of January.

I'm still working on a few other things such as some block letter for baby girls room. I'm still trying to decide if I want to make them myself or order them. Will see.



Here is a picture of baby girl. She is doing good. She measured almost 3 lbs. YIKES, we might have a chunky thing on our hands. She is going great though. We tried and tried to get her to give us a good shot but it didn't work. This was one of her legs that we got. Best we could do!
I will be 27 weeks tomorrow.
I go back every 2 weeks now. Doc says one more week till the 3rd Tri. Whatever. I have pretty much made it. Some reports say this week, but it doesn't matter to me. I'm just happy to of made it this far without any complications.

I hope to take a photo of our Christmas card tonight so I can post that. I just keep forgetting.




























Monday, December 20, 2010

Just a few more days

Wow, even though this is my last week of work for a few weeks, it is still rather busy.
All the holiday parties are winding down. I of course still have family stuff and two birthdays but other than that, life seems to be slowing down. Yesterday all I did was go to church. The remainder of the day I spent laying on the couch, snoozing and resting. Man was it good.

This week though I have the following on my agenda:
Monday: I work a normal day today and then I must begin wrapping presents. I have all of them bought but I must get some things wrapped.

Tuesday: Work. We also have another Dr.'s appointment. We will be measuring baby again. I'm scared to step on the scale, but excited to see our little girl. She's been very active the last few weeks. We might just have a future dancer or soccer player on our hands! Then Tuesday night we are having dinner with friends. More on that later.

Wednesday: My last day of work I hope. I plan on taking Thursday off but I haven't officially told them yet. I must do that today! Then that night the husband and I have plans to have dinner and see True Grit. Thursday is the hubs birthday so we are celebrating Wednesday night due to our Thursday plans.

Thursday: The husbands birthday and Christmas/Birthday Party and my inlaws.

Friday: Christmas Eve and I have lots to do. Cooking at my moms, playing with my little nephew who is almost 3 months old, attending my dads Christmas Eve musical at his church and our traditional taco dinner feast at my moms afterwards.

Saturday: Christmas at my mom and dads! It usually turns into an all day affair. We start with breakfast, then presents, then lunch, etc. With a family of 5 siblings plus 5 grandkids it can take a few hours to unwrap gifts. We love it that way though.

Sunday: REST! Maybe hitting up a few half off sales.

All the while, we plan on working on the new baby's room over the break. Yesterday we did a little shopping for curtains, a new rug and a few other items. So far we haven't found exactly what we wanted so we decided to wait on that.

I'm sure I'll come back with an updated post from the Dr and a few other things but if not, Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Officially purchased a few big baby items

So the last few weeks the husband and even my mom have spent several hours looking at multiple locations for baby furniture. We've even gone multiple places 2 or 3 times to look.

Anyhow, I was beginning to feel slightly frustrated because for one I couldn't find anything in person and two the black cribs are few and far between.

So here is the crib and dresser we finally found. In the end we went with the Espresso color because I couldn't find a black crib/dresser I liked. So here is what we bought from Babies R Us. So this week a friend of mine recommended a glider chair to me. She bought one when her son was born so I thought I would at least check it out. Can't hurt. I found it online and literally jumped for joy. It was the first glider I had seen that I actually LIKE. I mean I have liked others but not this kind of like. So, I found a dealer in the town over from us and BAM, hubs is going today to buy it! Will take 4-6 weeks though to arrive. Oh well, that is purchased and MIL bought it. Even better! So here it is:
So I am very excited to have these items purchased! All we do now is wait on them to arrive. Husband took off the week after Christmas so we have big plans to work on some assembly of a few of these.

The baby's room is coming together!






Tuesday, December 14, 2010

99 Days and counting

Well as of today baby girl should be here in around 99 days!

Today I started making a "To-Do" list. I feel like I need to begin scratching things now. I mean I've already listed 20 items on it and that took all of about 2-3 min.

Yes, I am a list maker. Without my lists to check off I'll forget so many things.

This week is almost half over meaning my busy week is almost half over. I'm grateful for that. Tomorrow is my only free day this week and we are heading to dinner with my sister and BIL and then doing a little more glider looking. Still trying to narrow down all my decisions before registering begins.

My first shower isn't scheduled yet, but we are currently working on a few dates. Wow, this baby is gonna be here before I know it. It is scary and exciting all at the same time.

Today I also requested a few samples of the bedding I think I'm purchasing. I hope I like it when it arrives! If I do, I'm planning on purchasing it ASAP.
I want it here so I can begin putting this room together.

Tomorrow I'll be 26 weeks.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Odds and Ends

So this is a really random blog post today so I think I'll do bullet points:
  • My Christmas Shopping is complete. I lack donating a little money but for the most part I am FINISHED! All I need to do now is wrap those suckers and I'll be ready for the 25th.
  • I worked Bethlehem again last night. I am pooped. This weekend though I am busy too. Helping my sister, attending a shower, then making cookies for our small group project, etc. Shew, it'll be a busy one.
  • Next week I work at least 5 nights. Man, I hope I make it. If I can just make it to December 19 I am pretty much smooth sailing till Winter Break.
  • Baby Girl is doing great. She is growing. In fact, she weighs around 2 lbs now. She is around the size of an eggplant. Seems crazy that all of a sudden we are growing bigger and bigger. Including my stomach.
  • I am planning on taking some photos. I just need to find the time to do it. Plus look cute, plus have the hubby home so he can take it, etc. etc. etc.
  • Only 9 more working days and my vacation begins. So looking forward to being off and at home!
  • I think my sinuses are officially worked up. They have been off and on all year. I think I've been to the Dr maybe 3 times with a sinus infection. I need to go now but I'm just avoiding it. It is enough to be annoying, but honestly with being pregnant, I don't really want to take anything for it. I'm just hoping it will eventually go away. Ha!
  • I think that is all for now......

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Bethlehem Begins Tonight

Tonight is the annual Bethlehem Revisited at church.

Last year I worked in the candle shop and this year I am doing the same.
The hubs is taking part in some of the drama and this year he is a wise man. Last year he was a Shepherd. Anyhow, everyone should see this at least once.
As I'm typing this, baby girl is moving and kicking all around.
25 weeks today!
I promise to post belly pics soon!




Monday, December 6, 2010

Hubs felt the baby move

Last week we were watching the Bball HOGS on TV. We were watching and baby girl was very active. So I told the hubs to put his hand on my belly. Sure enough he felt her move. What a moment. So neat. We both commented how funny it was that he felt her move for the first time during a Razorback Game!

Speaking of Razorbacks. They made it to a BCS game! Woohoo. The Razorbacks are taking on Ohio State at the Sugar Bowl in January. Woo Pig!

Things are going good, I'm just staying SUPER busy right now. I worked 3 nights last week and this week I work at least that if not more. It will be worth it in a few weeks. I just gotta make it to vacation!

Yesterday leaving Sunday School I fell. Man did it really hurt my pride. I was so embarrassed. I wasn't hurt, I went right down on my knees, so baby wasn't hurt at all. It just hurt my pride. When we left church I was telling the husband about it and I all of a sudden busted in tears. I guess it is hormones but gee, I cried all the way home. Then cried again when I told my mom about it. Needless to say, I think part of my problem was exhaustion.
I went home and took a 2 hour nap.

25 weeks on Wednesday......I'm almost to the 3rd Tri! Woohoo!

13 more days of work.