Monday, March 24, 2008
My Mom and Grandma came over this afternoon, and Mom watched Henry so Grandma could help me finish up the nursery. I'm happy with the results. It's amazing things match as well as they do, considering we pieced it all together. The crib is on loan from my cousin Brandon, and the bed is new to us too - we had no idea what either piece looked like (what finish it had, etc.) but everything matches thankfully!
The pegboard in this picture looks so lost on that wall, but it really doesn't in person. I don't know what the deal is with that! I've had that thing for years, and am happy to have a home for it again. It is a hand made Amish craft that I found about 15+ years ago in Wautoma. The dresser was Darrin's prior to us getting our new bedroom set last month. It drives me crazy that there is no mirror with it (there isn't supposed to be, I just feel like it should have one), but I can always add a mirror to the room later if need be. The quilt on the wall is part of a bedding lot that I got on ebay. I have another one exactly like it that I quilted myself that I am saving for him to use, so we took advantage of the loops on the back of this one and hung it on the wall on a cafe (curtain) rod.
I bought those two pickets over the bed in Sept '04 at Gordmans and stowed them away in a closet this whole time. If you think about it, I wasn't even pregnant with Henry yet at that point! I guess I just knew I'd have a Raggedy Ann nursery at some point! I found the lamp at St. Vinny's a few summers ago and bought a new shade for it.
There are still two pieces of wall art missing. The cross stitch I am working on, and the latch hook my Mom is working on. Hers will go on that side wall over the bed, and mine will go on the side wall over the crib.
Now all I need is the baby! ;o) (2.5 days to go!)
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Who doesn't love a colored egg?! Even though I'm not a fan of hard boiled eggs, I've always loved coloring them and have done so every year (even as an adult prior to Henry!). Here are some from this year's batch. I normally buy Paa's kits, but ended up with a Dudley's kit this year because it came with some Sesame Street stickers (Henry is a big fan of Elmo, Oscar, and Cookie Monster). I figured they were all the same anyway but boy was I wrong. The Dudley colors are so much more vivid than the Paa's colors ever were, and they color twice as fast! Mental note for next year.... buy Dudley's!!
This was taken shortly after Henry found his basket this morning. :o)
Henry loves balls... especially footballs and soccer balls (which I'm sure makes both Papa and his Godfather proud respectively!). This set of four also came with a basketball and a baseball... and all are soft, for minimal damage to the surrounding areas. ;o)
The Easter bunny also brought us some more Tonka trucks. Henry loves cars and trucks right now and is on a big kick of needing to go for a ride every day just to look around. He also loves to drive through the parks and look at the ducks and geese that congregate near the water (at South Park).
And here's Henry's Elmo egg for breakfast.... that he didn't like. :o) Apparently not a fan of the hard boiled egg, he opted for a banana and some cheerio's instead. And honestly, I can't say I blame him! I remember as a kid I would only eat the whites of the hard boiled eggs and would give the yolks to my grandpa. Nothing has really changed for me!
I hope you all had a wonderful Easter!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
In case you haven't noticed, the "creepy fetus" to the left (as one friend calls it - lol), is off. The widget is based on my due date (April 6), not the c-section date (March 27th). If all goes as planned, baby Jack should be here by about 2pm next Thursday afternoon. I have to go in at 10am, and they are supposed to do surgery at noon... but this hospital (in my experience) is late with EVERYTHING so I'm guessing it won't happen until a little later.
Of course, then there is the message that was left on my machine tonight while we were at dinner asking me to call about my "hospital admission scheduled for April 3". That was the original c-section date. The nurse supposedly changed it to 3/27 a week ago and cancelled the April 3 appt.... but obviously not. Why doesn't that surprise me? I am getting to the point of frustration/disgust with this healthcare facility that I am almost afraid to give birth there. :o(
Ok, enough of the negative Nellie routine. Everything will be fine.
If I just keep telling myself that, maybe I'll believe it!
In other news, we're picking up the crib this weekend, and I'm getting a pedicure Sat a.m. so I should be all set. :o)
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Although the temperature hasn't warmed up nearly as much as I would like it to, Henry has all but outgrown his winter coat! UGH! I didn't want to buy another one this late in the game, so I went looking for a warmer spring jacket, and found this one. It has fleece lining throughout, so hopefully it will carry us through all of these 40 degree days! It's super cute on him, but get this.... it's a 4T!! How did that happen?! I think part of it has to do with the fact that Oshkosh B'Gosh just runs small to begin with. I tried the 3T on him, and there was very little difference between that and the 4T so I went with the larger one. Despite the large size of the jacket, he is still wearing 2T clothes...
Here it is with the hood up. The hood is HUGE. Every time I put it up I hum "...trust the Gorton's fisherman..." to myself (from the fish stick commercial in case anyone is wondering). LOL!
I don't participate in swaps very often, but decided to sign up for a friend's "Girl You Rock" swap, where the requirement was to make cards to let your girlfriend know you were thinking of them (or something like that!). I went with this cute little skunk. You can barely tell from the photo (if you look at the bottom), but the black is stamped with the Print Pattern background stamp in Versamark ink. It looked *so* cool when the ink was wet, but after it dried you could barely see it. Ugh. Live and learn! It's still a cute card though! I colored him with chalks, and added dazzling diamonds to the white areas on his back/tail/head.
I wanted to make an Easter card for my Mom and Grandma, but didn't think I had any Easter stamps (must add to wish list before next year!). I was searching through my collection for daffodils or tulips or something else that would look "springy" when I spied this little egg in my Tag Time set. WHO KNEW?!!? lol! I used the smallest Karen Foster snap stamps for the sentiment and added dazzling diamonds in random dots around the eggs.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
No pictures to post today, but wanted to give an update on the pregnancy and let you know that I *finally* got some things listed on Ebay. I have a link to my auctions to the left. Check it out - you never know what you might find! I'm hoping to add more Tuesday night as well, so check back!
The pregnancy is going well. It's hard to believe it's almost time for baby Jack to be born. Yes, in case you didn't know, his name will be Jack. But the middle name is a secret - for all of us! :o) We still haven't quite decided on one, so I can't share that yet. The c-section is currently scheduled for Thursday, April 3 but my Dr. suggested moving it back one week to March 27th when I saw her this past Thursday because the baby is measuring 3 weeks over and I'm having a number of braxton hicks contractions, etc. etc. etc. We're going to discuss it more at my next appointment (March 13), so hopefully I'll know more then.
Meanwhile, we are frantically trying to get the nursery in order. The room used to be our office and my stamping space, but now we have laptops and have moved my stamping "room" into part of our bedroom. Our master bedroom is HUGE for those who haven't seen it - it's actually two separate rooms connected by an archway, so it's not really "in" the bedroom, yet it still is. It's kind of hard to explain. Anyhow, we still need to get some things out of the room and up to the attic but I'm hoping to be able to paint the room by next weekend at the latest. Then we either have to buy (or mooch ;o) ) a crib and we should be set. The nursery theme will be Raggedy Ann and Andy. We had originally intended that theme for Henry, but then changed to dinosaurs at the last minute so I still have all of the stuff we acquired for it.
So, that's what I know for now! Keep us in your thoughts, and pray I don't go into labor early... or at least not until the room is finished!