Monday, January 9, 2012

Burp Rags

Yes, a post about burp rags.  I never could have dreamed burp rags could make me SO HAPPY!

My good friend Summer and I dedicated an afternoon to sewing some burp rags.  She is due in February with a girl, so we've already had 2 baby girl dedicated activities together.

We went and got material at JoAnn's.  The employee that cut our fabric- her name was JoAnn.  That's when I knew this activity was going to be magical.

 Now, I always require direct supervision when doing crafts and especially sewing.  So of course Summer was my mentor and the sewer-extraordinaire.  
 This is what Levi did while we sewed.  (He was watching Cars.)
Here's how they turned out:  I LOVE them!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

21-Week Belly

We are officially halfway through pregnancy!!  This is very exciting.  What I've learned so far:

  • I should have started maternity pants sooner.  Hello comfortable!
  • I cannot shop in more expensive stores like Baby Gap.  I was able to restrain myself the first time, but I'm not sure I could do it again.  Luckily, there are lots of cute buys for cheaper:)
  • Baby girl has transitioned from light prancing and dancing to Tae-bo and kickboxing.  This is fine, but when she is kickboxing my bladder, I've learned to just adjust positions until she stops!
  • Related to my last bullet point, nothing makes me smile more than feeling her move:)
  • There are about 300 things you can buy to correctly swaddle/wrap a baby, 3 million crib options, and 3 billion stroller options.  I don't know where to start!
  • Many expectations I had of pregnancy were SO off that it's kind of funny.  I pictured morning sickness going away right after the first trimester, I pictured exercising 5 times a week, I pictured being able to eat all the time with everything tasting so wonderful!  Haha.
  • Slip on shoes are fabulous when you're pregnant!
  • Cocoa butter really helps the tummy itches.  And then I get to smell like a chocolate bar all day too!  Bonus!
  • It's very difficult to do non-baby-related blog posts.  Seriously, I've tried since I got pregnant.

Okay, here's the belly at 21 weeks.  Two different outfits because I swear every outfit makes the baby belly look different.

So fun!

Baby girl is already very spoiled, and has received some fun things in the mail from some of her "aunties"  :)  Yes, that's what I'm calling you guys.

So this is how I started smelling like a chocolate bar:  I texted my dear friend Summer (also pregnant with a girl right now) about how my tummy was so itchy and she showed up the next day at my door (I know, she's SO nice) with cocoa butter with a bow on top.  She has basically saved my life.  


Christmas 2011

Paul and I got to go to Tennessee for Christmas.  It was perfect!  Both of my brothers were there, and it was our first Christmas with Paul as the newest member of our family.  We went and saw the lights at the Opryland Hotel, saw the Egyptian exhibit at the Frist Museum, ate at my favorite Mexican place twice, had our annual Christmas Eve fondue, went baby shopping, and much, much more.  Thank you to my mom and dad for a wonderful week!  Here's us in our Christmas pajamas on Christmas Eve:

Family friend and photographer extraordinaire Angie took some family pictures of us in our backyard the day after Christmas.  Here are some of my favorites:  

Wow, I really have no clue how this new picture placement thing works on blogger.  Oh well!

Happy 2012 to everyone and hope your holidays were wonderful and yummy!