Thursday, October 30, 2014


Just been getting ready for Halloween this week! I bought a bunch of yummy candy yesterday that just might not make it to tomorrow. I can't wait to wear my pumpkin shirt and pass out candy to the kids. I also painted a pumpkin to set outside for a little decoration, nobody in our building really decorated. I can't wait for Halloween next year once the little one is here! Children make holidays so much more fun!  

How far along: 22 weeks! 
Gender: Girl! 
Name: :) 
Weight gain: I'm thinking close to 10 pounds by now.
Maternity clothes: Yes they are definitely in the mix. I still fit in my jeans with the hair tie trick, and most of my shirts but the maternity clothes are starting to be so much more comfortable. 
Stretch marks: Nope
Belly button in or out: In 
Rings on or off: Off right now because they are making my finger all itchy and red :( 
Sleep: Last night was horrible but it still just depends. 
Best moment this week: Buying (and eating) candy for trick or treat tomorrow!
Worst moment this week: Not sleeping good last night
Miss anything: Some yummy drinks.
Movement: Yes! Several times a day, some days more than others. 
Cravings: Well... tomorrow needs to get here before I eat all this candy and don't have any left to pass out to the kids...
Aversions: None right now, Yay!
Queasy or sick: Nope
Looking forward to: My doctors appointment next week!! 

Monday, October 27, 2014

Handmade for Baby

I have been feeling extra crafty lately, especially when it comes to any and all things for the baby. The first things I made, before we even knew the gender, were these hat and booties. I just recently added the flowers to make them a little more girly.

I decided on teal and yellow for the nursery awhile back and have been adding things little by little. I am basing the colors off of this fabric that I used to make a curtain for a storage cabinet that I have. I also made a little pillow out of the leftovers. 

I found this wall mounted coat hanger a few weeks back and painted it to match. It was just one of those things I picked up and wasn't sure where I was going to put it, but then one day I got bored and ta-da!

This has been my most time consuming project. I just recently finished crocheting this blanket for the baby. I added a frilly ruffled border to a very simple double crochet pattern. I'm definitely a beginner when it comes to crocheting so the more simple the better, and this was easy enough that I didn't get to frustrated or mess up to many times.  

Here's a peek at the crib. The pillow that I mentioned above is here as well as the blanket. I also painted this picture. My grandma used to sing me that song to me when I was little and around the time she passed away I had a toy that danced and sang it. It brings back good memories and fits the room perfect. (and of course elephants)

I'm definitely not a pro when it comes to sewing, but I can manage a semi-straight line pretty well so I made these curtains. The windows here are a weird size and they have this very outdated clip-on hanging system so I couldn't find curtains that I liked without having to order them and pay for shipping. Luckily I found the perfect teal fabric. They block out just enough light so that I think baby will be able to nap in there during the day but I'll still be able to see and not run in to things. 

That's it for now haha. Clearly I have been keeping myself busy.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

21 Weeks!

The weeks seem to be flying by and yet going slowly at the same time! 

How far along: 21 weeks! More than halfway! 
Gender: Girl! 
Name: We have decided on a first name! Actually we've known it for awhile hehehe. The middle name is a little trickier though. 
Weight gain: I think about 8 pounds. I don't feel much bigger this week really. 
Maternity clothes: Wearing a couple things every now and then. Today I opted for old jeans with the hair tie trick. 
Stretch marks: Nope
Belly button in or out: In 
Sleep: Depends on the night. Last night was decent. 
Best moment this week: I purchased a doppler from someone and got to finally hear the baby's heartbeat! I've seen it beating on the ultrasounds but never heard it until this week. 
Worst moment this week: Hmmm... nothing bad really. 
Miss anything: Being able to sleep on my stomach! And probably blue cheese... 
Movement: Yes! Several times a day, some days more than others. 
Cravings: Nothing stands out at the moment. 
Aversions: None right now, Yay!
Queasy or sick: Nope
Looking forward to: My next doctors appointment at 23 weeks! Even though I'll be doing the glucose screening which I'm nervous about. 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Half Way!!

Today I am 20 weeks! I had my doctors appointment this morning. Everything looks great! I go back in 3 weeks and get to do the glucose test...woo! (not). After that I will start going every other week. I'm so happy to not have to wait 4 weeks between visits anymore!

Just made those curtains for the baby room this week! 

How far along: 20 weeks! Half way there!! 
Gender: Girl! Confirmed by the doctor again today. He is 100% sure. He said if the baby comes out a boy then he should lose his license haha. The pictures are pretty clear. 
Weight gain: I'm up about 7 pounds since my first appointment I think. 
Maternity clothes: Wearing a couple things every now and then. The shirt I'm wearing in this picture is maternity. I pretty much live in yoga pants and leggings...not that that's much different than before. 
Stretch marks: Nope
Belly button in or out: In 
Sleep: Depends on the night. I wake up a lot more than before that's for sure. 
Best moment this week: My doctors appointment today! It's so nice to see the baby and make sure that she's doing okay in there. 
Worst moment this week: Hmmm... nothing bad really. 
Miss anything: Being able to sleep on my stomach! Or my back for that matter. Side sleeping sucks! I may never do it again after this. 
Movement: Yes! At least once or twice a day now and sometimes more. Nothing too strong but I'm sure she will be getting stronger!  
Cravings: Nothing stands out really. I do enjoy sweets now more than before though. I've noever really been big on desserts and stuff but now if you give me a cupcake or a cookie I'm happy :) 
Aversions: None right now, Yay!
Queasy or sick: Nope
Looking forward to: My next doctors appointment! 

Monday, October 6, 2014


Last week I received a package from my mom filled with some items from when I was a baby that she thought I might like for my little one. I am super excited that she held on to these things through the years! 

  I absolutely loved reading books when I was little! 
My favorite from these was "In a People House",
 I can still recite it almost word for word! 

I don't know how many people remember Lamb Chop but I loved that show! My mom and I even went to see one of the shows live. It has been off the air for quite some time, and I remember hearing about the lady that did the show passing away, so I doubt any kids have heard of it these days but it's still a cool puppet to pass down to my baby. Along with some blankets that were mine when I was little. 


Thursday, October 2, 2014

18 Weeks!

Not much going on this week. I've just been waiting to start feeling definite movements from the baby. It seems like time is dragging waiting for my 20 week doctors appointment. 

I don't feel like I look much different than last week. No one has asked when I'm due yet so I'm thinking I just look fat which is annoying. Haha.  But here's a picture for you...

(the shadow from my flash makes me look 3D or something but I was too annoyed to take a better picture)

How far along: 18 weeks! 
Gender: Girl! 
Weight gain: About 5 pounds
Maternity clothes: Getting dressed is a hassle. A lot of my old clothes don't fit right but I still feel to small to wear my maternity stuff. I did get a couple more maternity things for a great deal yesterday! I'll be wearing them soon I imagine.
Stretch marks: Nope but my stomach is starting to itch, I just keep slathering on lotion haha
Belly button in or out: In 
Sleep: Depends on the night really. Crazy dreams though!
Best moment this week: Nothing really exciting going on here. I'm just always excited to be another week along! Almost half way there!
Worst moment this week: Nights that I don't sleep well. The other night I was up at 4:45 because it was to uncomfortable to lay down any longer. 
Miss anything: It's Oktoberfest here so... beer. 
Movement: I've felt a couple little sensations that had me wondering if it was the baby but nothing consistent. I'm waiting for a kick or a roll that will be more obvious and that doesn't leave me guessing whether it was the baby or just gas or something. 
Cravings: Still meatball subs or Subway in general I guess. 
Aversions: None right now, yay!
Queasy or sick: Nope
Looking forward to: Feeling the baby move! Also, my 20 week appointment!