Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I Want to Brag a Little

First let me say that my husband is getting great training for a newborn.  He turns the lights and the TV up, we play games and talk, all to keep me awake in the evenings.  If I fall asleep right away (which can happen, even on the toilet, I kid you not!) I will wake up at 3 in the morning needing to get up because I can’t take the pain of being in bed any longer.

When we do go to bed, I sleep for maybe 30 minutes at a time due to pain in my hips, back, tummy (contractions) etc.  I have to keep moving or get up and walk around a bit at least every hour.  Last night I crawled back in bed and I hear in a very awake voice, “How’re you doing babe?”.  I don’t think I even responded with an English sentence.  He scoots across the bed, gets me situated and holds me in a position for at least an hour so I can sleep without pain. Something I have yet to recreate with any of the 10 pillows at my disposal.  Yeah.  I love that man.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

It's Good For Something

We had our last "friends get together" this weekend at our house before the baby comes.  We were celebrating my husband's birthday/Memorial Day.  Good food, good friends, that's what life is all about.

In the mean time, I'm impatiently patiently waiting for this baby to be on her way.  My belly dropped this week which is a welcome sign.  At least I can say my belly dropping was good for something immediate. (I think she likes to listen!)

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

It's Not Thanksgiving

Trying to convince my husband that my belly button does NOT have to “pop up” to show that the baby is done cooking.  He really really really wants this to happen… What are these guys thinking?  They literally want your tummy to stretch so far that the belly button that has been an innie for 38 years becomes an outie?  I’m afraid if that happened it wouldn’t go back in... then he’d be sorry!  

I suppose that’s why he calls me a butterball now.  

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Nursery Is Just About Complete!

My wonderful husband sat in every chair in our city to find the PERFECT one.  And boy is it ever comfy.  When people sit in it they don’t want to get up… EVER!

Our crib mobile is homemade with a branch that we illegally cut found when we went out driving one day looking for the best shaped specimen.  We brought it back and painted it a pearl white and hung it from the ceiling.  We can hang different objects depending on the season.  I started with these summer flower balls that I made with felt fabric and a Chinese lantern and a TON of hot glue. (Of course my husband is crazy a perfect saint for putting up with all of my “projects”.)

I aged pictures of us, and the grandparents and put them in these old frames.  This is probably my favorite thing in the nursery.

The latest addition is our sign over her crib.  Yes she will move mountains. With all the love and prayers that will follow her through her life, she will be incredible!  It’s a declaration for all who enter her room that she is mighty, she was a promised gift from God and she has a purpose!

The changing table is a TV stand because she also has a 42 inch Flatscreen in her room that we're hoping gets moved before she figures out what it is! I found a vintage suitcase to hold her diapers and wipes.

I'll add a few more later when everything is completely finished!