30 Week Pregnancy Update

30 Weeks 🙂

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…)

DIY | Baby Mobile

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.

Here’s how I made the mobile: (more…)

Spontaneous Trip to the Sequoias

Belated Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I almost made it through blogmas however husband got sick on Christmas Eve so the next few days after that were spent watching movies in bed with him. Not much blog content there.

This also meant that our Christmas was spent at home with a sleeping Russell 🙁 We were able to get out for about an hour on Christmas morning and go on a short hike and to sit in the sun. But it was still a lovely Christmas. We had actually opened our presents to each other on December 23rd…we were too excited, ha. How are we adults about to have a kid? (more…)

Christmas Decorations

Hello! We love Christmas over here at the Henry Home so I decided to dedicate a post on our Christmas decor. Now, this post will mostly focus on our tree since I haven’t gone full-blown Christmas decorating. This is because of my pregnancy and how the thought of this baby being born in March just consumes our minds. For the first time ever, seasonal home decor have taken a back seat. But it’s all good – we were still able to get a few decorations out. (more…)

BLOGMAS (Dec. 22) | Gift Wrapping

I finally wrapped all the presents left and put them under the tree. There were only a few presents to wrap and most of them were for Russell. I can’t believe Christmas is only a few days away!

I wrote about this in a previous post, but this year Russ and I took the approach of using up what we already had on hand instead of going out to buy more Christmas wrapping paper, ribbon, and tags. I love doing this because it forces you to be more creative. Plus, it goes with the minimalist lifestyle and almost (but not quite) zero waste. (more…)