Friday, June 1, 2012

Almost to the End!

Here I am almost to the end of my pregnancy. The house is mostly in order. My Mom is in town, ready to help however she can. And now we are just sitting back, waiting as patiently as possible. 
After waiting SOOOOOO long to start nesting, it feels really good to have my house in order. Here are a few photos from baby #2's nursery! 
I am really happy with how well it turned out. I think I will add a few more pieces of art and maybe a blanket for myself. Oh, and maybe I will add a baby in there too!

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Unintentional Belly Photos...

I totally understand now why my Mom never made a baby book for my little sister. THERE IS NO TIME! With my first pregnancy I took monthly belly pictures and professional photos. With this one, nada. Then there is the problem that I happen to be the one taking the photos most of the time. So of course there aren't many with me actually in them. 
Well, today I thought I would try and gather as many unintentional belly photos as I could. Here goes:

September 2011

November 2011

December 2011

February 2012

March 2012

March 2012

April 2012

I still have 8 weeks to go until the new baby arrives! Hopefully she won't be too upset that there aren't many pictures dedicated to her in utero. 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Diaper Bag Woes...

I am having a hard time finding the right diaper bag. I know this isn't a major woe. BUT it's still bugging me. 
Here are the top contenders thus far:
My first requirement is that the bag has one strap. Then I would really like to not spend too much. Yes, I will be using this bag everyday for at least 2 years but still $200 isn't gonna work. The last thing is I would love to have a bag that is disguised as a purse. So these are my best options so far. What do you think. Which is your favorite? 

Monday, April 16, 2012

In Need of More Art...

With all of the changes happening in our house right now I am still just sitting here waiting to get my hands on the nursery. It looks like I have about 2 more weeks until I can even start. And I have 9 weeks left until my due date! Ahhh!
So today I am trying to think about other rooms. The painters are just finishing up in the basement and it is looking REALLY good. I can tell that I will need some more art on the walls though. 
I am thinking I might ask for a new piece for Mother's day. (hint hint, James)
Here are some that I think will look great!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Busy, Busy...

Since Lily turned 4 back in March we...
Celebrated her birthday at school.

Went to Seattle to have a party

danced our butts off

celebrated Easter

And to top it all off we are in the middle of construction! (more on that later). 
It has been so busy around here that I am starting to feel a little worn down. I hope the next few weeks will calm down a bit so that I can enjoy the rest of this pregnancy. 
Come back soon to see the construction progress!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

4 Years ago...

4 years ago on March 20th, Lily arrived.
I still can't believe that I grew her in my belly. She amazes me every day. She makes me smile every day. Thanks to her I think life is REALLY good!

Monday, March 19, 2012

The Start of Birth Week for Lily!

We threw a little party for Lily this weekend to celebrate her 4th birthday! We still have 3 more celebrations lined up later this week. But this party was for the Utah family! Here are some pictures:
I think my little bug had a good time with her Utah fam! Now on to the next celebrations!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Wet Bag Craftiness...

I decided it was time to get my craftiness on!
Yesterday I headed into my sewing room and made this!
It's a little wet bag for my cloth diapers!
It fits 2 cloth diapers at a time and I think I will make a bigger one for the baby's room. 
I found the tutorial over at "A Lemon Squeezy home". She wrote out very easy instructions. Now that I know how PUL fabric works with my sewing machine I will be using it more. It was Easy! 
Yay for craftiness!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Going to My Happy Place...

The last few weeks have been really hard. 3 deaths/funerals, bad news about our houses foundation, Lily has 4 cavities and other minor problems. I kinda lost it last night. Thank goodness I have such a sweet husband to hold me at 2am while I cry about everything. 

Today I feel a little better but I really need to be in a happy place. Within the last 3 months I think I was at most happy while in Mexico. I thought I would share with you a few pictures of our trip. 
I wish I could get on a plane and go back today. For now, these memories will have to suffice. 

Monday, March 12, 2012

Nursery Inspiration...

Work has finally begun on our house! Today we have a couple of electricians adding outlets and light switches. Even a fan in the bathroom, Yay! And then tomorrow we have a painter coming to paint Lily's new room and the ceiling in the living room. 
But for now I am sitting here surrounded by boxes, dust, tools and big sweaty men. 
I think I need to show you some pretty nursery inspiration from my Pinterest boards. Maybe it will get me through the messy days to come. 
            Source: via Benedicte on Pinterest

              Source: via Benedicte on Pinterest

         Source: via Benedicte on Pinterest

           Source: via Benedicte on Pinterest

            Source: via Benedicte on Pinterest

We still have a long way to go. But that won't stop me from daydreaming about a nice clean nursery!