Saturday, April 24, 2010

A Week in the Life-Day 5

No pictures for today!  I woke up with a stomach bug and spent 90% of my day in bed.  With the tv season ending, I didn't have much to watch from the Tivo, so I had to rely on Friday cable.  Let me just tell you, Friday tv SUCKS!  I did get out of bed for a bit to watch some basketball with Lou, but ended up getting blurry vision and a headache, so back to bed for me!  On a good note, 7 DAYS UNTIL I'M DUE!!!  While I am very excited to not be pregnant, I am also kind of nervous now that I am counting days rather than weeks!!!

A Week in the Life-Day 4

I spent the morning relaxing and doing some exam prep for my Psych class.  I also watched Zoe run around the house chasing every ball she could find.  And if you know how much Lou plays golf in the house, you know that she had plenty of balls laying around to chase!  She goes from one extreme to the other.  Either she's tearing through the house after something, or she's laying around and gets mad if you happen to disturb her while she is relaxing!

Today I did a lot of running around.  First I went through some of my clothes here, then I went to my parents house and went through some clothes.  I am trying to get rid of some of the clutter I have by getting rid of things I don't need.  I have a ton of clothes, but I really don't care for many of them and I know that I won't wear a lot of them after the baby, so it's time for them to go!

After that, Lou and I ran out to Babies R Us to exchange some things we got doubles of.  All I ended up buying instead was a cover for the changing table pad.  Nothing too exciting.

I then came home a scrapped some while Lou went golfing.  Then I tried making homemade sloppy joe sauce.  Matt Ford and Lou said it was good, so I guess it passed!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

A Week in the Life-Day 3

Today I woke up WAYYY to early.  I was up and waiting for the 5am news to start.  Needless to say, I checked up on things online, grabbed a pop tart and milk for breakfast, and then went and layed back in bed trying to sleep.  Watched the news, then caught up on the rest of the shows on the Tivo.  Called good 'ol Marvin at 8, then went and took a little nap.

I woke back up around 11, and took care of bills and doing our budget for the week.  Got in the shower, got dressed and headed to my 38 week doctors appointment.  The worst part about going to the doctor every week now is that they just squeeze you in between appointments.  This usually means a lot of waiting.  Good thing I have Facebook and games on my phone!  Just a regular doctors visit.  Measuring right on schedule, heart rate is 134.  Dr. Edvenson did give me some scary news though, he said he guesses the baby is weighing in at the high end of 8 lbs. and if I go until my due date or over, the baby could reach 9 lbs!  Umm, lets hope he's over estimating!

After the doctors appointment, Lou and I came home and relaxed a bit until time for Burger Night at KofC.  We picked Annie up and went and grabbed burgers and fries.  Can't beat $3.50 burger baskets!  After that we went and hung out with Amy and the twins.  Grandma Terry got the girls a Cadillac Escalade Power Wheels and they have been wanting to show it to Lou-Lou.  The Power Wheels is so cool!  The baby will be getting one of these when it's old enough for sure! (Maybe not pink if it's a boy!)

Ashley drove first.  She was having a hard time keeping it on the sidewalk at first.  She was too busy watching what everyone else was doing instead of watching where she was going.  She got a little better on her second trip around the cul-de-sac.

Cassidy drove next.  She is a very confident driver, but got frustrated if she did go off road a bit!

We had a nice walk while the girls practiced driving.  Then we went back to play in the back yard and enjoy the nice weather.

We headed home around 8, I get tired so early these days!  It was time for me to just sit home and relax.  I am working on a mini album for the Scrapfreak May class.  The best thing about moving the guest bed into my scrap room is that I can sit on the bed with my feet up and scrap.  I think I could get used to this!  Although Lou informed me that the bed is supposed to be for him and Zoe to hang out on while they are in here with me, so I should keep it cleared off!

Headed to bed around midnight and watched tv for a bit.  I tried to read a book I have had laying around the house for a while, but I was too tired to concentrate, so I gave up and went to sleep!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A Week in The Life-Day 2

I know it's Wednesday already, but I am just getting around to blogging Tuesday!

The Winter 2010 semester in coming to an end this week, so I spent a lot of my day finishing up my online Psych class, and writing my final paper for my Social Work 103 class.  I have everything completed, now just need to take my exams on Monday, and I am done for the semester!

I also took a few breaks from school work to relax in bed and keep my feet up.  I had Braxton Hicks contractions all day, so just laying down and taking it easy was neccessary.  I have to say that I LOVE my Boppy pillow and Tivo more than a lot of things in life!  I caught up on First 48, Runaway Squad, and Intervention.  Not to mention the Season Finale and Reunion episode of 16 and Pregnant!  I know, I watch way too much reality TV.

Nothing really exciting to report for today. With all the excitement that is sure to come my way soon, I appreciate having the time to lay in bed and relax!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

A Week In the Life (inspired by Ali Edwards)

The Daily Inspiration at Scrapfreak today is Ali Edwards "A Week in the Life" project.  (Read more about it here.)  I thought this would be something fun to do as a way to document the last few days until we have a baby in the house with us!  So, manybe mine is more of a "Countdown to Baby" rather than a week in the life.  If I have it my way, this won't last another week, but I think the baby has other plans and this could last longer than a week!  There are a few things I want to get done around the house to prepare, and I also want a way to see how much things change once I am responsible for more than just myself!  I want to scrap these days, but for now I am just going to post some unedited photos and my journaling here in case I don't get to it right away!

Day 1: Monday, April 19, 2010

Today I started the day by cleaning our bedroom so I could put the pack and play in ready for baby to come home.  While I am still standing strongly on trying to get the baby on a good sleeping/eating schedule as soon as possible and having the baby sleep in it's crib right away, I am also not an idiot!  I like my sleep and I know it will take me a little while to get used to getting up with the baby in the middle of the night, so I want to have the baby in our room for a little while.  I decided to put the Pack 'n Play together in the living room.  I wasn't thinking about having to fit it through the doorway into our room.  Needless to say, I had to take the things almost completely apart to fit it through the door to our room and put it back up in there.

After getting my room ready, I organized a few more things in the baby's room.  While I don't remember any more than just the stories, my mom said that I loved Beatrix Potter books when I was a toddler.  She has told me many times about our trips to the library so I could get my books.  This is something that I have always enjoyed hearing about, so with the baby's room, I have decided to do a Peter Rabbit/Beatrix Potter theme.  The bedding I picked out is mostly blue, tan, and white.  It is a bit boyish, but I decided that I can add flowers and other colors to the room after the baby is born if it is a girl.  So, for now, things aren't completely done in there, but I di have everything assembled and washed!  It is going to be a hard day for Zoe when she realizes that the crib is no longer hers!  Everytime I am in the room, she comes in and sprawls out in the crib!

Tonight I invited my family over for dinner.  Lou grilled burgers and hotdogs and we just hung out.  I wanted to have them over for dinner one last time before the baby because I don't know when I will have the energy to make dinner for everyone again!  It might be a while.  Keira had so much fun having everyone around to play with her.  She hung out with Uncle Louie for a while tonight without crying.  She still isn't sure what to think of him!

And of course, there is the never-ending laundry!  It is currently taking over a corner of the dining room because I wanted it out of our bedroom when I cleaned.  So, you will be hearing more about laundry tomorrow as I attempt to get this mountian out of my dining room!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Scrapfreak Kits!

OK, I know, I'm a blog slacker again!  I realized how much of a slacker I was when I decided that I would post a sneak peek of Scrapfreaks May kit and then I noticed I never posted April debut kit!

So, first off Scrapfreak has made some changes.  They are now an embellishment kit club.  I am so excited about this change.  I have been looking for an embellishment kit for YEARS!  I love to be able to try new things out without having to spend tons of money on a huge package of embellishements.  How many chipboard flowers does one girl need?  In the past I was only able to find an embellishment kit as an add-on to a full paper and embellishement kit that I don't need!  Well, at long last there is a kit out there for people like me!

April was the first month for the embellishment kits, and it is a great kit. 

Introducing the debut kit...

You can find more information on purchasing the kit here!

I have been able to use a few of the kit items over the last couple weeks, and I have to say I LOVE THEM!
Here is a layout I made of my neice Keira making fishy lips.  She is seriously one of the cutest kids EVER.  I already know that she is not going to be able to hide her feelings, her facial expressions give it all away.  It's kind of funny to watch a 6 month old baby look at someone like they just want to tell them how stupid they are though.
For this layout, I used the corrugated alphabet, journal spots, flower centers, rub-ons, plastic flowers, and trim from the kit.  And I still have LOTS of stuff to work with.

For this card I layered the clear acrylic flower and small plastic flowers from the kit.  I have decided that I am in love with the plastic flowers.  This is shocking to me since I am NOT a flower type girl.  Something about the pearlesent plastic flowers is drawing me in!

Now that I have gotten a little bit more up to date, it's time to show a few sneak peeks of May's kit.  If you liked the April kit, you are sure to LOVE the May kit. 

Here is the sneak that is up right now at Scrapfreak.

And here are a couple sneaks at some of the projects I have made with this kit so far.

I can't wait to show the entire kit.  I am so happy with the quality and amount of products.  Be sure to check Scrapfreak on the 25th for the full reveal!  You can find all the details on kit ordering here!  And if you want even more eye candy, check out the sneak peeks on jessica*bree's blog!