Monday, April 23, 2012

Baby Songs

My friend, Amalie, recently posted a bunch of songs on my facebook, and they are just to sweet not to share!! She recently had a little man herself, and this is a precious recent picture of her and her baby that I just love. Her sister, Ariel, has been taking some amazing photography of them:-)

Rug Talk

Bryce's nursery is coming together. my head. I have ordered bedding, ordered fabric to make curtains and recover a rocker, bought a crib, bought a shelving unit and storage bins to coordinate with fabrics chosen. Now, I am focused on a rug. Just so you know what I am working with in the way of crib bedding, here is a picture of the fabric swatches. I will be sure to post on all of the fabric I have gotten really soon!

 I love this letter rug from restoration hardware, but it is on sale which means they don't have the size or letter I need.
check it out, here
I also love this one from restoration hardware, but its a little out of my price range and I am not sure the color would match my fabric with out clashing. 
check it out, here

Moving on to Land of Nod. I like this one, but again, not sure if the colors are going to match  with the fabric I bought. It also seems a *tiny* bit girly. It is reversible- which makes me like it even more.  Check it out, here.

Pottery Barn is next on the list- and they have one I LOVE, but it is chevron and a lot of the fabric I am using is chevron and I think the rug might put it over the edge. Check it out, here.

The next one is from Posh Tots. I am thought it could be the winner, but the size isn't what I wanted and it is more than I would like to spend. However, they are having a 15% deal through april.  Check it out, here.

I really like this one. I just wish the border color wasn't light blue, and they had it in a bigger size. Check it out, here.

And this one seems like it has the perfect colors. Only it's more than I want to pay.
 Check it out, here.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


1. I love hearing thundering while laying in bed. Love.
2. Bryce does not like the fact I am a belly sleeper, and he is determined to kick me all the way back to my side every time I try to lay on my belly.
3. Today, I felt extremely creative in a smart way for the first time in a while.
4. I know there are a million people who will tell me otherwise, but I believe I will always love my dog just like she was my first child. Even when Bryce comes along,  I will still feel this way.
5. I know T is tired of me being pregnant. But not as tired as I am of it. So he is just going to have to deal:-)
6. Feeling Bryce kick is one of the most amazing things ever, seeing his kicks through my belly is even more amazing. Waking up to his kicks. Not so amazing.
7. I love remember small things considerate people have done for me in the past. Whether it was a thoughtful gift, kind words, a sweet card, or just a smile at the right time. One friend who is not super close to me, but always seems to go the extra mile comes to mind. And while I know she reads this blog every once in a while, I doubt she even realizes it is her. But I can't wait to attend her wedding June2:-)
8. I need to do the above things for other people much more often.
9. If I don't start doing some of the stuff I have pinned on pinterest, I think I will still be an okay person.
10.  What is it about summer getting closer that makes me crave putting my toes in cool sand and smelling the ocean? What I would give to be at the beach sometime this summer!
va beach 2 years ago- thats the zipper, my uncle's dog

Monday, April 16, 2012

Gesture Wire Sculpture AKA: Bendy Men


I haven't posted any art projects in a long time. But as I am trying to get organized for next year when I am on maternity leave...I keep coming across some photos of projects we've done. Here is a recent one. We first had a day outside of doing gesture drawings and then the next day did these fun wire scupltures. We talked about body proportions, and then I walked them through making the basic frame. They then used colored wire to add details and turn their scuplture into a character. They could add a prop. Sorry pics are sideways. Blogger needs to have a rotate button on their editing program.

little orange man

jump roper.

This girl was working on a mermaid.


This bendy man had a bow and arrow.

This guy had a shake weight

Sunday, April 15, 2012

21 week update

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along? 21 weeks 3 days

Size of the baby? Banana...which is weird since last week is a cantaloupe. I can only assume that it is more focused towards length. Bryce is apparently 3/4 of a pound!! Crazy!

Maternity Clothes? Yup, had a little shopping spree at motherhood maternity where I bought the above sundress, a swim suit and some tshirts. 

Gender? Boy:-) Bryce Thomas!

Movement?  oh yeah. Lots.

Sleep? wake up a lot on my back, and having to roll over on my side quite often. sill.

Cravings? Oatmeal Creme Pies. Yup. Gestational Diabetes? hope not.

Symptoms? feeling pretty good. Just round ligament pain.

Best Moment of the Week?  Starting the nursery:-) Walls painted (Thanks Auntie Jenna:-)), and floor started.

High Risk factor: I feel like I could take this off, but I don't want to jinx myself!

Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Easter/20 week update

Happy Easter from the Jackson/ Whittle clan!
The Whole Gang at Easter Brunch!

mom and pops

Jenna and me!

T and me!

Grandma and me:-)
I can't wait until Easter next year, when Bryce will be hear and we get to dress him up in a cute Easter outfit and take ridiculous Easter pics of him:-)

And 20 weeks progress:

no special sign this time- I was too tired. But my hair is better:-)

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along? 20 weeks 4 days

Size of the baby? Cantaloupe! I can't believe this! But it definitely feels that way in my belly.

Maternity Clothes? yup. and this week it was little colder so I had to wear my nice winter coat...yeah, too tight to zip.

Gender? Boy:-) Bryce Thomas!

Movement?  Yup! Tee has felt it now, and so has my Grandma. My mom sat with me all day today and had her hand on my belly- but nope. Next time for sure!

Sleep? wake up a lot on my back, and having to roll over on my side quite often.

Cravings? I've noticed I want a lot more red meat than I ever have. Also, my SIL made this delicious dish called quinoa (pronounced Keen-wa) and it is rich in fiber and iron. I love it mixed with nuts and blueberries. So delish!

Symptoms? nothing too bad this week. I probably just ate too much at Easter brunch for the most part. still having some round ligament pain, but guess that just goes with the territory.

Best Moment of the Week?  My grandma being able to feel Bryce move (he wasn't really kicking). I could really tell she felt special having felt it. 

High Risk factor: I feel like I could take this off, but I don't want to jinx myself!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

19 weeks!

Please ignore my awful hair in both of the pics. I usually take these pics after I have been laying down and don't bother to fix my hair. Guess I need to start!

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along? 19 weeks, 3 days

Size of the baby?  mango...I tend to eat the fruit the baby is that week. Weird, right?

Maternity Clothes? Yes! I may have to start buying bigger maternity clothes!

Gender? Boy:-) Bryce Thomas!

Movement?  Oh, yes! Tee will be feeling it any day now- we think he may have last week, but haven't had any more moments. 

Sleep?  Still pretty good. Getting up to pee once a night. Also, when I bop up I tend to teeter until I can catch my balance.

Cravings? Still changing, but I have been pretty good. If someone mentions something that sounds good I want to eat it. 

Symptoms?  still a lot of head aches. and now a lot of round ligament pain. especially low on my belly. Also, belly button is getting pretty shallow!

Best Moment of the Week?  Feeling Bryce kick more and more! And now being able to call him Bryce!

High Risk factor: So far no problems with my cervix potentially dilating early!