Well, only 10 or so weeks left...and as the countdown begins...I have officially reached the 'awkward' stage of pregnancy. You know the one...peeing every hour in the night, tossing and turning trying to get comfortable, not being able to put your socks and shoes on easily. Not to mention picking up toys or a so called little boy. But I manage...somehow...
The icing on the cake? I get to sit at a lab tomorrow for over 2 hours, waiting to get poked and probed with needles while I gulp back a high sugary drink in the hopes that I pass my second glucose tolerance test. Just like when I was pregnant with Gray, the doctors think I may have gestational diabetes...cross your fingers for me that it shows up negative!
In the meantime, I realized I haven't really posted any 'preggo' pics...so here ya go!
I recently planned a baby shower for a good friend of mine who is expecting her first baby! I was super excited to take on this project and had been brainstorming ideas for months! I've been dying to write about everything from the invitations to decor to food...but I wanted to keep it a surprise for the mom to be. Well the day finally arrived and I can now share all the beautiful details with you!
So remember a long, long time ago I posted about reorganizing our computer room, but then that kinda fell apart due to the fact that it was now going to become Gray's big boy room...well...at last! I am so sorry for keeping you all hanging by the seat of your pants! But finally, we have Gray's big boy room finished! It's been in the almost complete phase for about a month now, there was just one corner bothering me, and that's because it had a huge pile of junk, that needed a home, in it! I have just relocated that junk to another room..haha...
The cats thought they should be involved in the room as well!
Chalkboard wall- Mike and I have been dying to draw on it, but it looks so pretty right now!
Gray loves playing in it! I wish he loved sleeping in it, but that is a work in progress. Anyone have any ideas? Tricks of the trade for the switch-a-roo from crib to bed? We've tried a few times but to no prevail. We are going to try and set up his playpen in there for naps and see how that goes. For some reason, he sleeps in his playpen sooo well! Cross your fingers for us!j
I've been in a fairly crafty state of mind lately...I haven't actually made anything yet, other then some shower decorations and presents for a good friend of mine (more on that later). But there's big plans floating around up in there! Including a mobile for baby pea pods new room...
So to cheer myself up from my bummer morning, I thought I would head over to the dollar store to see what was happening in respect to LOVE. Valentines Day love. I know, it's probably a bit early, but the thoughts of red, pink, sweet treats & love got me a little inspired! But I was disappointed to find the once jam packed Christmas aisles in the Dollar Store were stripped back to the bare walls and in its place was...NOTHING! Guess I 'll have to wait a bit.
Anywho, here's some random Valentines Day inspiration for you all...
Gray woke up this morning with a huge grin. Ha! I didn't know the devil could hide behind something so cute.
Breakfast started out innocently enough as well. Mmm. Rice Krispies, banana and a yogurt! His favourite!
But clearly, I was an awful mother for thinking my child would eat a banana and they committed banana suicide as they hit the floor... Ok, not that bad, I can handle picking up the bananas. The cereal went down alright and he even handed me the bowl when he was finished! All done! Wrong...he wanted more, so I filled up his bowl. Then his cup hit the floor and he was screeching to get out of his chair, I tried to pull his tray away from him but he kept grabbing at it, screeching at me with this look of intent.
I said, "No, all done!"
Well, his hands started wailing and Rice Krispies and milk were everywhere! Lovely.
"Are you done? Or do you want more?" I am not sure how I was expecting my 18 month old to answer.
He shakes his head no.
"Do you want a yogurt?"
He shakes his head no.
"Ok, then your all done"
Hysterical screaming and body flailing begin. Once he's on the floor he keeps pointing at his yogurt! of course! Why didn't I think to offer him his yogurt!
I try to spoon some yogurt into his mouth, but he wants to do it himself.
"Ok, but you need to sit at the table."
He shakes his head no. Grabs the yogurt cup from my hand and runs. He just wanted to see his pregnant momma run I guess. So run I did. Too late. Yogurt is all over the floor. The screaming starts again.
And continues for 10 minutes while I clean up all the food on the floor.
So what did I do? What any sensible mom does when she is about to freak out at 7:30 in the morning. I went and sat on the couch and turned the volume up on the TV.
Good morning to me. I am so looking forward to going to work today. d
I have never been one to make a New Years resolution, I've always just seen the new year as a chance to make things better then they were the previous year. The New Year gives me a positive vibe, a 'I can do it all' attitude. It's a cleanse of the past and a promise of a bright and cheery future! While this attitude may not last all year, for the time being, I am embracing it!
The making of a list, a spring cleaning, new lease on life type of list is what I usually start the New Year with. This one list usually multiplies into three or four lists and the longer the lists get, the less I see of Mike, because he's hiding in the dark abyss of the man den in the basement! My list this year is probably a bit overboard-blame the hormones! And approximately half of this list will never get done on time; my timeline at the moment is broken down into months, with the due date for all projects being April, which is also when our little pea pod will be making his entrance into the world! I dream big, so we'll see what happens...
Aside from my list, my 2011 attitude is just to be the best I can be. A great mom, a great wife, a great employee, a great friend, a great person...even though I am already, :) there is always room for improvement. This will be my year for learning, accepting challenges and facing them head on, for letting go and focusing on the little things that make me happy!
I am not sure what happened between Christmas and New Years, but I was inspired to start creating some new cards...maybe it had something to do with the New Year approaching and the new beginnings associated with it, who knows?
My Etsy shop doesn't officially open until January 3rd, but here is a sneak peak...