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.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

This little girl

I can't even explain how much I love this little girl.

She seriously rocks my world. 

Grandma Judy and Isabelle came to town for a few days and we had the best few days together!

Snuggle time is the best. She's my snuggler and actually uses it to bribe me.

I love to watch her be a kid. Her joy brings me joy.

I love these little hands...and those sparkly blue eyes!!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

34 Weeks

I got dressed today, so I took a picture. Haha.
Sundays are usually the only day I actually get dressed.

Projects are flying left and right around here. Making room for a crib, selling extra furniture, buying too many things for organizing. I have a fetish with baskets lately. Oh, and the thrift store.

As for baby, movement is regular - my belly resembles a bowl of jello these days, just jiggling about. To say it's amusing is an understatement. Strange yet so fascinating.

My sweet neighbor is hosting a shower for me soon. Fun! My mom and sister Isabelle will be out here at the same time - I can't wait!

PS. I'm officially an outtie.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Earned her movie!

It took her 4 weeks to earn $10, but she did it!!! 

"Cloudy with a Chancy Meatballs", as she calls it. So proud of this girl for working hard!