I’ve been wanting a pouf for the home before baby came, but the more I looked around I realized that they were expensive. Most ranged over the $70 mark and that was definitely out of budget for me. In the end, I decided it wasn’t necessary to have one. But! I found this blog post: How to Make a Fabric Pouf Ottoman
I decided to give it a try. Note, these patterns and ideas weren’t mine but those from the author of the blog post. I’m thankful I was able to find this tutorial because I hadn’t realized how easy it was to make. (more…)
We had our baby shower on the first Saturday of February. It was amazing and fun and exactly like how I imagined it would be. A few of my friends planned and arranged the shower – it all came out so beautifully. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves. Oh, before I do, I should note that these pictures were taken by one of our friends who did so voluntarily for fun and they turned out amazing.
Heartburn, not much appetite, still sore hips, peeing frequently
Milk, ice cream, cheese, all the dairy
I’m amazed by how often he hiccups.
And also, how much he dislikes it when my belly touches a hard surface (i.e. the bed, when I put down my cereal bowl on my tummy, when I press my hand down on my belly, etc.). He goes crazy and starts kicking when this happens.
Another also, he moves around a lot when Russell talks. It melts my heart.
Size of a head of lettuce! He’s big enough that when he moves around a lot, you see waves on my belly.
Other than my pregnancy symptoms, here’s what went on the past week: (more…)
I did it! I made it to the milestone known as the 30 week pregnancy mark. Cue the anxiety and the excitement!
I’ve been watching videos on YouTube for the past few weeks and listening to different women’s 30 week pregnancy updates. Everyone looks so cheerful and hopeful at 30 weeks. Then I watch their labor and delivery vlog/video and they look like they’re in a lot of pain. Then I watch their post labor video and newborn update, and they look tired…but one thing I always wait for when I watch these videos is when the mom holds her baby for the first time after delivery. I’m always crying at those parts. Or when they’re doing their post labor update and they tell you how tired they are but then they show you their baby and you see the moms light up. That’s the feeling and moment I want to bottle and focus on when I have to push this little giant out.
Anyway, here’s some specifics on my 30 week mark: (more…)
I wanted to make something special for baby…let’s be honest, there are a ton of items both Russell and I want to make for baby. We’re currently on hardcore nesting mode. This involved us blocking off days on our calendar because we hadn’t realized how fast our days filled up when we kept saying yes to things. So for our sanity, we’re buckling down and spending more time at home to get it ready for Baby Henry.
One of the projects I took on – and more importantly, finished – is a baby mobile! I honestly did not know how this was going to go. Also, I had already been gifted a musical, rotating mobile by my sis-in-law since she had an extra one. The fancy one is actually on the crib but the one I made is hanging in our room. I love it. I’m hoping baby Henry will like to stare up at it when I breast feed him in our room.