I cannot believe your Daddy and I get to meet you today. We are so excited! It seems like yesterday we found out we were having you! It was a Sunday, I remember...one of the happiest days of my life. We waited almost 3 months to tell our family, we wanted to make sure everything was okay first. It was the hardest secret to keep. Everyone is so excited to meet you! You are going to be showered with lots of love! I can't believe this journey is coming to an end and you will be in our arms anytime.
It is crazy that you went from the size of a blueberry..........
.....to the size of a watermelon at 39 weeks today!
I know you are coming early but it is for our safety. I hope everything ends up ok, and you are healthy and strong! The Doctor said you were 7lbs 9oz at our last appointment...we will have to see how true that is!
We can't wait to find out if you are a girl or a boy....can't wait to kiss you, play with you and love you.
(And maybe squish those cute, chubby cheeks we saw you had at our last ultrasound)
Well, as most of you already know Christmas is my favourite time of year! I lovelovelove everything about it! (but most of all I love the beautiful decorations!) Almost every year living here I have changed up the decorations/colour combos of the tree and decor. However this year I am going to keep it as it was last year. I love my current colour combo of brown/white and green! Throw a little gold in there and you are set!!!
In 2007 (when we moved in together) the tree was burgundy and gold
Look at the lovely carpet!! I don't miss that at all!! hahaha
2008 the tree stayed about the same....with a new topper and tree skirt
In 2009, we got rid of the burgundy and added brown instead. Brown and gold
In 2010 we kept the brown and gold, but added white to it.
and then last Christmas, 2011, we kept the brown, gold and white and added some green to the mix!
I love how the tree looked last year. I loved how all the colours looked together!!! That is the main reason I am keeping the tree as is this year!! Also because I have not seen another colour combo that I like better!
This year I am loving everything glitter, and everything deer!! I know with having this baby shortly I probably will not have time to DIY anything new this year, but here is what is catching my eye at the moment:
adding 2 small wreaths to the cabinet in the kitchen
I know I made a list like this last year and didn't complete any of it! hahahahahh And with a baby, it is not looking good either!! But I will see what I can do! Maybe I can get a head start while I am here on bed rest!!!!!
Now that it is November, I feel like I can talk about CHRISTMAS! It is my favourite time of year and this year will be even more special with a new little baby! I am still unsure if I can do all my normal Christmas traditions! I will be tired and not sleeping and have someone else to worry about! But because of this very reason I have made this:
A Christmas binder!
A place to organize all my recipes, addresses for cards and other things! If you search Google or Pinterest there are tons of printables for this type of book! I guess a lot of people make books like this!? I have never been that organized. I thought with a baby on the way I should get my butt into gear though!!!!! I made a binder with dividers, page protectors and plastic pockets. I decorated the dividers with pictures from a Christmas magazine.
I made the following dividers: 2012 Organizer, Calendars, Gifts, Xmas Cards, Baking, Traditions, Wrapping & Tags, and DIY Ideas
This was the first printable I found on Pinterest, before I even knew this type of book existed! ha It was for a Handmade Holiday Organizer 2012! It is basically organized by weeks and tells you what you should do that week....making cookie dough and freezing it, starting your handmade gifts, etc!
After finding that printable I started searching for others. I found a gift giving idea sheet. You brainstorm all your ideas and write it down with the estimated cost. I whited out my husbands list because he has 3 sisters and I don't want them to take my ideas...he is the HARDEST to buy for! hahahahah
I included an envelope after this section to put all the receipts in!
I am very happy with how this binder turned out. As of now I am almost done all of my Christmas shopping. What I have done is already wrapped! I have also addressed and stamped my Christmas card envelopes. I think I am in pretty good shape! I would have been done all of my shopping but being on bed rest changed that! O well, I don't need much more anyway!
I forget which blog I saw this on originally but thought it was the cutest idea...especially with a new baby on the way. I started it January of this year and have been pretty good at keeping it up to date!
One day I will make the dividers looks a little nicer! (I hope so anyway ahahahahah)
All you need are cue cards...and I bought a date stamper. Every card gets a day, so you will need 365 cards. Each year gets a line and you just write something you did or something that happened that day. I think it will be fun to look back and see what happened on that day each year!
Here is the beginning of the year, after I took the January divider away
I just think it will be cute to see what happened on March 18th of every year...although I bet 2012 will be the winner! :)
Well lets just say it hasn't been much! I am 38 weeks pregnant today and was in the hospital last Thursday with high blood pressure, then on Saturday and Sunday for a non-stress test. I am very lucky I was allowed to come home. My blood pressure is still borderline but it is not affecting me or the baby! I am basically on bed rest at the moment and am bored out of my mind! I am thankful though, that I am not on bed rest at the hospital. Michael has been great cooking, cleaning, and basically doing everything for me that I need!!! I don't know what I would do without him! He sets up my "station" so I have everything nice and close. Here is what is on my station.....
1. cellphone, home phone and remote controls, wii remote: I don't want to keep getting up to get these things so it is important they are there with me! I have lots of people checking in on me so that is nice too!
2. Water bottle and a few snacks: Just in case!
3. Puzzle book and pencils, pregnancy books and info, journal: So I can readreadread before this baby gets here and feel like I know a little bit of what to expect! I am also obsessed with these logic puzzles!!
4. blankets, slippers, socks, sweater, pillow: I like to dress in layers so I don't get too hot/cold and have to go upstairs to get more clothes! (Definitely need my toes done! I can't reach them anymore! Yikes!)
5. computer! This was added to my "station" this morning and it has been nice catching up on email, PINNING and updating my Blurb pregnancy book!
5. TV/DVD: I am still going through the shows and movies I had on the PVR so that has been nice!
I am getting up every hour/hour and a half to stretch my legs and to check the fire. (I completely forgot to check the fire today and it was almost out, but I saved it!)
So that is how my day looks right now!!! I have an appointment and ultrasound tomorrow so I am hoping she can tell me more! It is getting so close!!! ahhhh I just want to be able to go out and do things again!!