Friday, February 22, 2013

Pregnant Girl Problems #7

My belly is an accident waiting to happen.  Apparently my belly now sticks out farther than my face.  Today was the first time I slammed a door into it thinking I had enough room.  Nope... sorry baby!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Don't Mess With Me!

We had our ultrasound at 22 weeks to look at our baby girl.  Saw that everything was growing nice and healthy.  Although she just wanted to play with her toes at the ultra sound and nuttin' else!  "Stop bugging me with that thing!"  One look up at the poking motion and she curled into a ball to hide from the "intruders".  That's my girl!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Finding the Little Things

On the bright side I’m at the point where I no longer think about sucking in my tummy.  I mean its not going anywhere any time soon and I don’t think that inch is going to make ANY difference at all.  

Also since I can't comfortably reach my toes anymore I guess I'll just HAVE to get those pedicures I always did myself.  

Just trying to find the little things!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Vintage Baby Blocks

I saw an idea for making baby blocks but I wanted to make them look vintage for my nursery.  I think they turned out fantastic!  I made the letters to spell out her name!  It's still a secret!

Here's how I did it:

Baby Wooden Blocks How To
  • Sand the wooden block with sandpaper to prepare it for painting.
  • Paint the block with the color you've selected. Allow to dry.
  • Cut 6 pieces of decorative paper to fit each side of your block.
  • Glue the paper to each side of the block using all-purpose Mod Podge. Allow the glue to dry.
  • Sand edges and corners of paper with an emery board.
  • You can paste letters, numbers, and embellishments to the block using the same technique.
  • Sponge the edges of the paper with paint to give it texture and an antique look.
  • Paint another coat of Mod Podge or use Finisher spray paint all over the block to seal. Allow to dry.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Love and Friendship

One thing I’ve learned about going through a big life changing experience… you really find out who your true friends are.  Even though at times this experience can be painful, it’s also extremely rewarding.  My daughter will have the best Aunts and Uncles in the world… many of them of no relation, but all the more wonderful because they choose to be a part of our lives.    Family isn’t always blood.  It’s the people in your life, who want you in theirs; the ones who except you for who you are.  The ones who would do anything to see you smile and who love you no matter what. 

I’ve been so blessed at the women who have stepped up in my life to be that confidant, supporter and encourager.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Half Way Through

Well we made it to 20 weeks in this pregnancy thing.  I can honestly say its been better and worse than I thought it was going to be... just depends on the day you ask me.  But its all worth it as long as my husband is okay with me falling asleep in the middle of dinner.  Have I mention how great he is lately? 

It's so hard sometimes being so exhausted but still wanting to be a great wife, making sure dinner is made and laundry is done trying to stay awake long enough to watch the last episode of a TV show or final hour of a movie.  I certainly feel guilty because I don't really spend much time with him during the week and what few hours I do I'm so exhausted I find it hard to be present in the moment.  That's why weekends are so important to me. Its the chance to stay up late, laugh and talk about the future.  

On a side note I decided what theme to go with on the nursery.  After I got an old photograph of my dad at Christmas it got me thinking of going vintage.  So it will be mostly white with old frames, old knobs and even a crystal chandelier lamp. At least that's what I would like to do.... we'll see if it all comes together!