Thursday, November 25, 2010

Third Trimester and Thanksgiving!!!

Wow! I can't believe I am in my 3rd Trimester now! It has been going so fast but I am enjoying it. I'm not real uncomfortable or anything yet so Thank God for that :) We had a great Thanksgiving today with my family. My mom can cook like no ones business. I got so full, I can't even imagine eating again...for at least an hour or so :) Since today is Thanksgiving there is just so much Shane and I are thankful for. The biggest thing that comes to mind is our precious little baby who will make his apperance around Valentine's Day! I can't even describe how much I already love him. I can't WAIT until I get to see hima and hold him and kiss his face!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I also can't wait for the heart burn to go away, lol. They say that it means the baby is growing hair so who knows...maybe he will have a lot of hair. I wonder every day what he will look like. I just know he's gonna be the cutest baby on earth! Our first shower is next Sunday and I can't wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm also finishing the nursery and will post pics soon. Here's a little sneak peek of Pres to brighten your day. He has some kissable lips that's for sure :)

The end :)

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Do It Yourself Projects :)

This weekend marks a lot of things! I am now 26 weeks and 1 day along in my pregnancy. It is going by so fast! I am feeling great and really enjoying everything right now. I got a sewing machine FINALLY and belive it or not, I have been teaching myself how to sew! I am really proud of myself because I have always wanted to learn. I can now thread the machine. make bobbins and all that jazz. Trust me I still have a lot of learning still, haha. Shane was gone this weekend and it was a perfect time to dive into projects. I've been looking for Christmas pillows lately and haven't found any that I love. I kept seeing place mats I loved though and thought "can I make these into a pillow?" Might sound weird but I did it and they look GREAT! At least I love them :) I will now be doing this a lot in the future. I found some really cute place mats and here is the price breakdown:
Place Mats- $2.00 each (I bought 2, one for each chair)
Pillow from Walmart- $2.50
I spent a total of $6.50 on my pillows for our porch! I bought the cheapest pillow I could find at Walmart,  cut it open and used the stuffing to stuff my place mats.

The placemats have a white/silver shimmer where you see white :)

Next, I used my seam ripper and opened up one of the edges on each mat

Next, I stuffed the mat and then used a needle and thread to stitch up the seam by hand and TADA!

I did the same thing with some really cute leopard print santa place mats I have had for like 4 years.

Now these are cute pillows in our living room :)

After I finished this project i started experimenting with onesies for Presley. The first one I made wasn't the best stiching...

A neat red one I made

I made the next one because Presley will either be here on Valentine's Day or before if he decides to make his arrival before, haha. He will be the cutest little Cupid ever. I mainly want this for cute pics :) 
The front...

The back...

Im gonna make the Cupid design on other colors of onesies/shirts as well. I think that's enough craftiness for one day on the blog. I am just starting so who knows what I will come up with this week!

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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

6 Months and Counting!!

It's hard to believe I'm now 6 months into my pregnancy!! I have been so busy but it's time to update. I'm feeling great and Presley is moving around like crazy now. I can just stare at my tummy sometimes and watch him move around lol. It's just such an amazing experience, words can't even describe. I just want to meet him, stare at him and hold him :) I'm definitely falling asleep earlier now but I wake up at like 4:30-5:00 every day. I have no idea why, but that's just how it is right now. I also haven't gained a lot of weight yet which is weird because I eat all the time. My mom was the same way and they say you follow after your mom. I know the weight will start rollin' in anytime though haha.

We have finally started to get things done for the nursery! I am a huge planner and I can't imagine waiting until the last minute to get things done, so off we go. The chandelier arrived TODAY! Here is a pic :)

I found several online and then Shane picked the final one :) It's completely white so I'm really excited!
I went to Dallas yesterday with my MIL and we found all of the fabric for the nursery! Now our bedding will be made and then of course I will post pics :) Shane's Grandma is making our bedding and everything. We are so lucky that she is going to do it. I mean how special is that?! I also have a goal for myself this week. I am getting my sewing machine out and I'm gonna start learning as I go. I have too many ideas for Presley, I just have to now.

When we were looking for cribs, I just couldn't find one that had the total package. Finally, I found a crib I loved but it still needed my touch heehee :) Here is a picture of the applique I bought and painted to match the crib. (The pic quality is horrible...better pics will come later)

Today I went with my mom and ordered our chair and ottoman. Anyone that has shopped for babies has probably felt the dot fabric that is extremely soft...that's what the chair and ottoman are made out of! I don't think I will ever move from it when we get it haha.

The next step is meeting with a really nice girl this who is going to do some artwork for his room. She is also going to decorate the mobile I am making, that will hang from the ceiling over his bed!! I'm realllllllllly excited about it. I will definitely post pics when she is done with everything.

A few more pics of some new owl themed items I am getting for Pres...

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