Friday, April 18, 2014

40 weeks

Due date is today. 
80% effaced, maybe 1.5cm dialated as of April 16th. Not too much progress from last week.
Contractions are irregular, but definitely stronger than the Braxton Hicks I started feeling 4 weeks ago. Getting over a cold, feeling much stronger today.

Anxious and excited to meet this girl! 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

39 weeks

Baby is still cookin...
Measuring around 8lbs. 
75% effaced, 1cm dialated as of April 9th.

Mom came last week and every cupboard and shelf has been gutted, cleaned and organized. What a great feeling! SOO grateful for mom being here!

Why have I not rode these before??? 
We'd been out all day and I was feelin' it. 
Not sure what I'm doing with my T-Rex claw there. Haha. 

Sunday, March 30, 2014

37 Weeks

At last week's appointment, baby measured about 6.5lbs and I saw her tufts of hair in the ultrasound! That was cool.

My jiggling belly is a source of daily entertainment. At church, much to the distraction of those around us, my friend was very vocal about her fascination with her movement - "Ahh! Cool! Gross! Whoa! Weird!" Her reactions were hilarious.

Bella prays at night that we can be a "big family". I asked for some clarification on this "big family" request. All it means is we are having a baby. *Phew* Wouldn't want to destroy a child's faith in prayer by not coming through on the "big family". ha.

She bear hugged my belly today in church and said, "I love you baby Ruby!" We're both quiet fond of this name. She says she picked it, although I recall her original name choice was "Red Lightning".

Funny story. So, I was squatting down on the balls on my feet to get something out of the lower cupboard, and without any time to catch myself, I began tipping backwards. To soften the blow, I opted to fall to my bum first, but momentum (and my zero core strength) just kept pullin' me backwards.

I felt 80 years old as I lie on my back laughing out loud. Bella had to help me back up.
It was one of my finer moments.

 I actually feel really good physically. So blessed! Emotionally, I'm ready. I visualize everything going well, staying calm, and feeling relaxed during labor & delivery. Can't wait!

Ipad Photo Dump

Some great moments begging to be documented:

Seeing the King family was a huge highlight! Such a special family to me.
Oh, and I made a friendship bracelet.

This face makes Grandpa Rowdy laugh for reals... We love facetime!

Hairdo attempt and a belly kiss from sister... 

Sickness found us, and boxes needing a paint job.

Cinnamon rolls brought us silly smiles... 

Bedtime stories...are the best.

Saturday, March 29, 2014


I love making things.

This project is super easy, but maybe a little time consuming for the perfectionist like myself. Totally worth it though.

With baby coming, I thought I'd get a jump start on Bella's 5th birthday details...

To make a pinata, I found a few tutorials to get the idea, and wa-bam: Pinkie-Pie was born.
She's from the show My Little Pony. We were going to buy one at Walmart for $18, but I figured $3 was a better deal...and I had the time.

Free box, tissue paper, rope, tape, glue, scissors, pencil... Cheap project. Minus the candy.

Bella was a little excited.

Her favorite part was filling it with the spoils. I don't know how I'm going to let the smashing of Pinkie-Pie happen.