Tuesday, February 2, 2010

blog fail

one of my new year's goals (not resolution, just a nice thing to work towards) was to blog once a week. i thought that was manageable, well apparently not, because here it is february, and i have ONE post this year. yikes.

so i thought..hmm..i'll just take that one off my goal list. or i could start blogging once a week. maybe i'll try the latter. it's just that instead of blogging i have been really distracted reading other blogs. mostly crafty blogs. then i want to do crafts. this all started with receiving this..

for christmas from my parents! i was soo excited! i haven't made too much with it yet. a hat for the baby and a heating pad (the fabric kind you fill with rice, then heat in the microwave. love it). haha..both things i thought were vital to have at the moment. next up is recovering all my throw pillows. then curtains for our kitchen windows. i already have all the fabric, now i just need to do it!

my mom and i have also been working on the bedding for the nursery. and by we, i mean, she sews and i talk to her and distract her so she mis-measures, we run out of fabric, and have to go to canton to buy more. oops.

so we went to canton this past weekend (for the fabric). it was 28 degrees and snowed on the way. we thought if we layered enough and stayed in the pavillion buildings then we'd be warm enough. well, oh my gosh were we ever wrong. it was so darn miserable cold! we got the fabric, hit a couple of our other favorite booths, had lunch in a heated place, and left not too long after!

all that to say, our plan is to finish the bedding this week! so excited! here's a sneak peak of the blanket..

this is all the fabric laid out before we sewed it together. the bumper pad is probably my favorite part so far. but i won't show it till it's all done!

the nursery is coming along quite nicely, but still not done. i want to get it done soon though! we are having the hardest time finding a rocking chair! not a glider. just a plain rocker. everyone thinks were crazy for wanting one, but i just do. well apparently stores don't hardly carry them anymore! that will be the last thing we need to finish off the nursery. but i'm sure i'll piddle some more in there till she gets here!

other new year's goals...

learn to play the piano.

we got an old, beat up ("vintage") piano from the christian school, because i have always wanted to learn how to play. and this would for sure be the cheapest piano we'd ever find. so we jumped on it. well that was months and months (and months) ago. and i still don't know a dang thing. so it was one of my goals to at least attempt to learn a few things. i have bought a "how to teach yourself piano" book. and it is sitting on the piano, ready to teach me, but i still haven't read it. we'll work on that too.

another goal was grow a baby.

well this is one goal, in which we are doing quite well.

this picture was actually taken 2 weeks ago (at 30 weeks), and i thought that it would be up to date "size wise" but now that i look at it, i have definitely grown since then! (another to do list, take more pregnancy pics!) (i'm currently 32 weeks by the way).

i had a doctor's appointment this past week, and everything is still going great. i am having no problems gaining weight. like at all. i gained 5 lbs since my last appt, and i was thinking "5 lbs in 4 weeks, that's not terrible". well..i forgot that my appt's are closer together now, so it was actually 5 lbs in 2.5 weeks!! oh dang. maybe we should be a little more careful about what we eat, and cut down on the ice cream.

baby is still looking great. we had a sono at the last appointment and her legs measured 2 weeks older than the rest of her body!! those would be her father's. and when the nurse got a picture of her face she said "oh my gosh, she has really big lips!". those would be her mother's!

i'm very curious to see what this little one looks like. we're trying to decide whether to do a 3d sono. i think we're going to, i just need to call and make an appt because we're running out of time!

and so kyle doesn't feel left out of the dear family blog, here is a picture of him with the men of the family..

this picture was taken after andrew's 6th birthday party. fake mustaches were one of the party favors. well, it turned out the adults liked them more than anyone. and this is definitely the creepiest kyle has ever looked. like that face, please stop!

oh and by the way..andrew is 6! that is crazy! we started dating just a few months before he was born, he cannot possibly be 6 years old!

well, this post was definitely all over the place. but it has summed up the last month. and be expecting a post next week (or month). we'll see!


beccaellis said...


Look for a rocking chair on craigslist. I'll bet you'll find one. And get going with your sewing! When the baby is here you are going to think, "What in the world did I do with all my time." And it will forever be a mystery. :-)

You've got a few more weeks, if you want stuff done you've got to do it now, otherwise wait till she graduates high school. :-)

Jessica said...

I love the bedding! It is so neat that you and your mom are making it together. What a sweet memory to always have.