Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend Recap

Little Bro came home for a visit from AF flight school.

middle brother got engaged:-)


Sadie jumped in the New River multiple times to attack a rock.

Sadie tuckered out after river extravaganza

I turned 28. My mom made me a cookie cake and got me the Betty Crocker Cookie Book I have been begging her to pass down to me (but they finally reprinted it -so I got a new one!!!)

I'm 27 1/2 weeks preggers

I got this amazing diaper bag from jujube for my BD from the hubs, along with the BeQuick
 and some Ray Ban sunglasses:-)

All in all a great weekend:-) I wish I had even more pics to share, but I was enjoying the moments and not thinking about photographing everything!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

mommy's day and 25 weeks!

Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms and Moms to Be:-)
My mom is extremely special to me. She is everything I hope to be in a mom and everything a daughter could have wished for in a mom growing up. As an adult, I have grown closer with her and appreciate all her efforts from when I was a child even more now. Every birthday was special, not necessarily because of extravagant gifts, but because of the little handmade card at breakfast that was always a number cut out with words that coincided with the age I was becoming. She sacrificed more than I will ever know to make sure we had a safe and loving home, and she honestly deserves to be recognized everyday of the year, not just today. That old saying- Oh, no! I am turning into my mother. Well, I sure hope so:-)
Mom and me a few years back:-)

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along? 25weeks and 2 days

Size of the baby? cauliflower

Maternity Clothes? yuppers. I order some bikini tops for the summer (fortunately most of my bottoms still fit!)

Gender? Boy:-) Bryce Thomas:-)

Movement?  All of the time. Although if someone besides me touches my belly (which I really don't mind) he stops. Stubborn little thing.

Sleep? depends on the night.

Cravings? not really. Just trying to stay on top of my water intake! Well, Mexican food has been sounding really good.

Symptoms? Peeing still. Never going to get used to having to run to the bathroom every 15-30 minutes. A few headaches this week. 

Best Moment of the Week?  I had my first baby shower at work:-) It was really fun! I am excited about all of the diapers, clothes and gear I got! I love all of my teacher friends and they made me feel really special!

Monday, May 7, 2012

look what I made!

My friend is due exactly two months before me and she had her first baby shower this past Saturday. I decided to make her some burp clothes using this tutorial by MADE. I loved how they turned out, and decided to use the same basic concept to make matching bibs with the left over fabric. 
burp clothes!

and bibs!

little giraffe cut out on polka dots.

the left two are Velcro and the far right is actual button. I decided that the actual button would be too difficult to put on and off the baby. Like I said I made the pattern so I sure hope that they fit Baby kate's neck! I did test it on Sadie- and it worked:-)

I made three of each and she loved them:-)
Pink and Green Fabric came from Joann's.
I ordered the White Chenille from Amazon, but it is not as soft as what they had in Joann's- however I couldn't find it online when I decided to buy it, not realizing I would be near a Joann's the following weekend.

I am pretty proud and plan on making some for Bryce:-) 

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Oh da Baby! 24 weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights

How far along? 24 weeks!

Size of the baby? grapefruit...I am always slightly confused by the fruit sizes.

Maternity Clothes? yes and the above pics includes some new summa clothes I just got from old navy- loving them! Super comfy:-)

Gender? Boy:-) Bryce Thomas, and  I just love his name so much:-)

Movement?  Yes- I can see him jiggle my belly all of the time now:-) Its exciting!

Sleep? Blahhh. Starting to have pregnancy insomnia. I have just started to read my Kindle. 

Cravings? not this week- I've been too busy to be craving anything. Although I have wanted a tuna sandwich from subway almost every week. shredded cheese. Toasted. Delish.

Symptoms? The PEEING. Today, every 15 minutes. not joking. And every fifteen it was the OMG if I don't get to the bathroom right now I will pee myself. Did I mention I am a teacher? 

Best Moment of the Week?  Well this was like a week and a half but since I didn't do this last week- My sis in law got to feel him kick for the first time. And it I just love sharing those moments with people. I have no problem with people (I know) come up and touch my belly. I usually encourage it if they glance down, hehe.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Art: Clay Birds

In April, my classes (8th and 9th grade) made these fun birds. The students really enjoy working with the clay and learn how to condition clay,  make pinch pots, score, slip, merge, and sculpt. They finish in about an hour and a half. Then it takes about another block for them to glaze them. I just love the creativity that goes into them:-)