Friday, July 25, 2014

Oh Hey Friday!

I can't wait to take my little girl back to Serpentine's Kitchen in London on a cool and breezy Fall day!


But for right now, we are enjoying week 32 of being pregnant.  This morning my hubby had his hand on my belly for the longest time while he was still half asleep.  He was awake enough to giggle as our little girl kept kicking up a storm.  Charles said, "oh boy, we are in trouble....if she is that active now, we are in for it, she is literally playing patty cake with me!"  These are the moments I'm really going to miss about being pregnant.  Even as I type, she feels like she is in there doing flips and somersaults!!!  

As much as I can't wait to meet this baby girl, I'm thoroughly enjoying being pregnant.  I'm trying every day to appreciate being a first time mom.  This is the only time I can really enjoy being pregnant without chasing other children around the house.  Plus, nap time will never be this easy again! :)

In case you want to stick around and read some more.......

Here's 5 for Friday:
1.  I love supporting small etsy business owners such as Jen Loves Kev.  I bought a necklace from her recently and when it arrived yesterday, I fell in love with it!!!  Definitely a fun and unique necklace. Here are some pictures of Taza wearing a similar necklace to mine!

2.  Nesting is in full swing these days.....
24 rolls of paper towels, 280 capsules of delicious survival espresso, bottles and bottles of contact solution, gallons of laundry detergent, scrubbing under sinks, getting the car washed and I'm getting ready to hold up with little babe.  Actually, we won't be holding up inside because we plan on being out and about in the gorgeous Fall weather together, but being in the store shopping is the last thing I want to waste time on when the little one is here! 

3.  Can't wait to finally find a new fridge this weekend!!!  You don't realize how much you appreciate having something as practical as a fridge till it's been gone for a few weeks.  Fridge hunting isn't as exciting as stroller hunting, but it will be great to get this errand done!

4.  Can't wait to share an exciting little giveaway with all of you next week!!!   Come back later to find out more. =)

5.  Also, looking forward to the painter coming tomorrow to tackle our big upstairs hallway with the dangerously tall ceilings!  Still going back and forth on the color though.....should I stay with the neutral color we have throughout our entire downstairs or be brave and pick a soft pop of color for the hallway?!?!?!  I hate making these kinds of decisions!!!!  Can you tell, because it's kinda last minute?!?!
Some one help me!!! 

Enough from my home front, how is your Friday so far????
Linking up with these lovely ladies:

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

It's Nesting Time!

baby's mermaid from Hawaii :)
Here we are, 31 weeks and counting!  Thanks to busy days, time is flying.  While I typically would like to see summer pass by a bit on the slower side, this summer is rather different as my hubby and I anxiously await the arrival of our very first baby in two short months!!!! For most summers, I also wouldn't mind finding the temperatures up in the mid 80s-90s, but this summer has been exceptionally cool and I'll take it!   It's pretty much been the perfect summer for being big and preggo and yet still somehow comfortable.  

Nesting has finally hit that glorious peek I was waiting for all along.  Many days I was wondering when it would hit and then bammmm, "hello nesting!"  A major road block was the idea of having to finish all the painting projects around our house.  Little babes nursery was the priority and I knew it had to be done before her arrival.  I don't want major things left on our "to-do" list once the baby is here.  Once our little girl arrives, I'm taking time off from work to stay at home and soak up all those precious moments with our new daughter.

So, necessary steps taken, a painter was hired and in the end, what would have taken us weeks to do the painter did in a day and a half!!!!  Hallelujah praise the Lord, her room is completely painted, floor to ceiling, doors to trim.  Once we passed that hump, I was able to get back in her room and make some exciting  progress.

So now you will find me ordering light switch covers online or making a trip to Home Depot to pick up floor vents, paint and the random lone screw needed to attach the broken nob from a dresser.  Yes, I even picked up a new toilet seat lid for our bathroom on a random trip to Ace Hardware 30 minutes before Church.  Next day, there I was, gloves on and garbage bag ready, as I tackled that old seat, scrubbed down the toilet and replaced it with a new one!  Good bye rubber gloves!  Thanks for saving me from the grossness that is toilet.   It's now time to get a fresh pair of gloves.  If you didn't already know, rubber gloves are my best friend =) And if that job left me with the only nausea I've had all pregnancy, I'll take it and even do the job again!!!!  

At this point, the best pregnancy life savers have been my one cup of coffee a day, walking, the chiropractor and thanks to my wonderful hubby, my Bump Nest!!!!  Second to him, I'm in love with my Bump Nest.  At night, crawling into that nest is the best and most comfortable feeling ever.  I supports my entire body, both front and back.  Guess I can't rave about this life changing pillow enough!  Whoever invented such a little thing that gives soooo much comfort, I wanna hug you right now.

And now, under the weather with the first bug of the pregnancy, I'm off for a much needed nap.  
Good night!!!  Maybe I won't wake up till morning.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Sunday Currently, vol. 18

Reading:  A book on nursing =)

Writing:  down lists of things that I need to get done in the upcoming weeks.  

Listening:  to the cicadas as I sit out on my family's screened in porch! Summer hasn't been hot at all, until yesterday that is.  I'm soooo grateful that the heat decided to hold off for awhile.  Being pregnant while it's humid and hot out isn't fun!!!  Pool days are back :)  

Thinking:  about how extremely grateful I am to have just hired a painter to come in and paint the last few rooms in the house.  In a matter of a day and a half, the painter is finishing the baby's room and bathroom today!!!!  I'm beyond thrilled.  He even did all the doors, trim and high ceilings!  This job alone would have taken me over a week.  It totally pays to get some help once in awhile.  Plus, now my hubby can go into our birth experience more relaxed and not exhausted.  Just two more days with the painter and he will have also finished our huge stairway, upstairs hallway and ridiculously tall ceilings!!!   What a gift from God at the end of this pregnancy!

Wishing:  that the cool days of summer would return.  70 degrees and breezy, where are you??? 

Hoping:  that once everything is painted, I can put a few more finishing touches on the little babes room!  Still on the hunt for a glider and a big pink or grey rug!!!!

Smelling:  fresh cut grass.

Wearing:  maternity jean shorts, a white stretch top and my turquoise babymoon ring from my hubby!

Loving:  the cream colored walls in the babes nursery.

Wanting:  today to last extra long so I can relax before next week comes round.  Also wanting to get a few blog posts written, either today or some time next week.  Blogging has fallen to the way-side, but that's okay.  Having friends in town, taking a trip to Hawaii and getting the house ready for a baby seems to be a pretty good excuse to take a break =)

Needing:  a nap.  enough said.  

Enjoying: girl time with some of my childhood girlfriends.  I made the trip up to WI last week to see my girlfriend's new house and next week the same two friends are coming down to visit me!!! 

Feeling:  grateful for friends who come over to grill out and enjoy a bonfire in the middle of the week. 

Anticipating:  little babes arrival.  I can't wait to meet her!!!!  There are many loving arms ready to hold her.

Grab a cup of coffee and a cozy blanket and enjoy 
a very relaxing Sunday!!!
Linking up with Lauren's Sunday Currently