Fluffy Mail

I just got m first order of diapers and I am SO excited about them. I can't believe how soft they are. And they all get to be so tiny. I can't believe how much more excited I am to start clothing this little man. Now we just need him to arrive (in May, not now).

30 week appt

Today was my 30 week appointment and all went mostly good.
BP - 127/82
Weight - 189
HB and fundal height looked good.

I found out I did indeed fail my 1 hour glucose test. Passing is anything under 140 and I got 143. So I have to schedule and go in for my 3 hour glucose test. BLAH. No worries though I think I will pass it.

I saw a different OB this time, and I got a much better feel from him. He was much more interested in helping me feel good about my decision to try natural childbirth.

So I go back in two weeks and I will have an ultrasound that day as well.

And here is a picture, I look like my belly is much lower in this compared to just a week ago.

Whats to come

My kitty found a new place to lay. It only took the pack n play being out for two weeks before he decided to curl up inside it. Its really cute to me. He hasn't bothered the bouncy seat, toy box, or cradle at this point.

Another project

I made this for a fiend of mine, it was my first ever rag quilt and I LOVE it. It was easier then I expected as well.

With the extra material I made a stuffed block. It was hard but turned out better then I expected. Now I just need to learn the right way to sew it shut, otherwise I love it.

1. First I traced a burpie bib style burp cloth from aden and anis. Then I cut out a front a back piece of fabric free hand.

2. Line them up, right sides facing out and pin

3. Sew around the edge, I use about 1/2" seam

I used a navy thread on the bottom and red on top

4. Cut slits in the outside to create the frayed look, making sure not to cut through your seam

5. Wash

Another version

A-Z about me

A. Attached or single? Attached.
B. Best friend? Tim
C. Cake or pie? Cake. Always. German Chocolate
D. Day of Choice? Wednesdays - one week closer to this baby arriving
E. Essential Item? Flip flops, camelbak water bottle
F. Favorite color? Blue
G. Gummy bears or worms? Worms, but you have to eat them one color at a time
H. Hometown? Sterling Heights, MI
I. Favorite indulgence? Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory dipped apples
J. January or July? July, I get to celebrate both my husband and my moms birthday
K. Kids? 3 angels, and a little boy growing inside me
L. Life isn't complete without? Tim
M. Marriage Date? May 28th
N. Number of brothers and sisters? 4, 2 brothers, 2 sisters. 1 of each both older and younger
O. Oranges or apples? Oranges, the little tiny ones that are easy to peel
P. Phobias? Cockroaches
Q. Quotes?
"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day."

"chances are that no matter what’s bothering you, you can improve your attitude by picking up a camera"

"Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile.."

"Oh, her eyes. When I hold her and she looks at me...I am quite certain she sees my soul. There's just something there. Like she knows something I don't." Kelle Hampton, Mother of two, Author and Photographer of 'Enjoying the Small Things'

R. Reasons to smile? Its beautiful outside, I have a man that loves me so deeply, I am growing a family, and I am so truly blessed
S. Season of choice? Fall, if only we had one here
T. Tag 5 people: 365 Days in a Roe, Once, Upon a Farmhouse, The Smiths, A Day in the life of a Muppet Baby, Devyn... My Would
U. Unknown fact about me? I prefer to be barefoot
W. Worst habit? Bite my nails
X. X-ray or ultrasound? Duh, ultrasound
Y. Your favorite food? This pregnancy, pizza, Thanks Tim
Z. Zodiac sign? Scorpio, unless its changed, who knows.


Thats the magic number.

41 inches is how big my stomach is at 29 weeks and 2 days. It is also the point at which my belly has revealed the first sign of a stretch-mark. Im not upset, I actually kinda feel proud of my squiggly little purple red line. And I know there are many more to come.

And for a long time I have noticed my belly button slowly coming to the surface. There is a slight pucker right at the top, and today I got it in a picture.

Valentines Day

So, with Tim being deployed, Valentines Day wasn't a big deal. We don't usually do a whole lot anyway though. But Tim managed to surprise me with the LARGEST bouquet of fruit I have ever seen. It was absolutely wonderful too. I doubt I will be able to finish the whole thing because there is just so much.