Thursday, September 29, 2011

A Little Eye Candy

Lately I've been doing a little online "perusing" (I can't really call it shopping because I don't have any intention of buying anything...yet). Etsy is a dangerous website to peruse, let me tell you. Too much eye candy for this future mama to a little girl. Here are a few things that I've fallen in love with and can't wait to either 1)figure out how to make myself or 2)give in and purchase because I could never make something that cute myself.

Nursery Wall Art from Designbymaya at

Baby Pod Cocoon crochet pattern by Sweet Kiwi Crochet on I'd love to get Natalie's picture taken like this, so my mother-in-law let me borrower her Knifty Knitter looms to experiment with making a cocoon without a pattern. So far my prototype is coming along well! :)

Headbands by Harts and Roses on

I can't believe that I'll be holding my daughter in my arms in three short months! Time is flying by!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Just a Little Life Update

I've missed blogging these past few weeks, but haven't known what to write about! I celebrated my 25th birthday on Saturday by going to a 15-mile yard sale in the town where my parents live. Alex, who is NOT a morning person, agreed to wake up before noon to go with me :) We headed out around 9 and lasted a few hours before I had no more energy and needed a nap. We didn't find any out-of-this-world bargains, but I did get a few long-sleeved maternity shirts for winter, a Baby Bjorn baby backpack carrier and some more blueberry bushes! We finished off the day by having a wonderful dinner at my in-laws' house with my mom and little brother. Birthdays have always been a big deal to me, and this milestone was probably one of the best so far. Not having to work and having the whole day to do whatever I wanted whenever I wanted was wonderfully relaxing!

Today, I started my 25th week of pregnancy. Here's how the baby bump is coming along:

I talked to a girl at work today who was a day past her due date. Here she was, looking quite full-term, just working like it was any other day. She said she felt great and that the pregnancy had been wonderful. I've never met a pregnant woman with such a positive attitude at 40+ weeks pregnant. She made me want to have that outlook, even if I can't breathe, can't sleep, and am generally ready to not be pregnant anymore when my due date approaches. To top it off, her husband was a 12 pound baby, so her little one could be larger-than-average, too! And she's STILL not freaking out! What a woman!

That about sums up what I've been up to recently. I think I'm going to go enjoy another piece of my birthday apple pie. Baby's hungry!