Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Almost 37 weeks!

Honestly, couldn't see these spots on the mirror until I saw the pic!!!

This pregnancy seemed like the gestational length of an elephant for a while there. Getting pregnant at the end of the school year left me sick through the hot summer months and not wanting to be in a bathing suit. Then school started and the "what to wear" phase began. Not quite big enough for full blown maternity and not small enough for regular clothes. Then came E's birthday (and cake,) Halloween (and candy,) Thanksgiving (big meals,) and Christmas (enough said.) Surely, I must have gained more than both previous pregnancies combined!
Anyway, going through all these different seasons and holidays sure stretched it out, but now there is finally light at the end of the tunnel. I'm going to enjoy these last few weeks of feeling that baby move and wiggle, the extra attention from hubby, and seeing my body like this for the last time. I'm excited to see him and hold him, but have to admit to a little sadness over thinking about doing this for the last time.

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Yes, that's right, we lost our first tooth! E's favorite movie is "How to Train Your Dragon" and the dragon's name is Toothless, hence his new nickname from me :)

I am a little ashamed about the story behind losing this first tooth. Our last visit to our favorite dental hygentist revealed that it had "a little wiggle to it," as she put it, but I didn't know it had gotten this loose since. The boys were eating a snack in the kitchen the other night and E came walking in with it in his hand and said, "Look, Mom! I took a bite and my tooth came out!" Honestly, though, I think he must have dislodged it and then pulled it himself b/c there was a little blood on his shirt.
We've waited a couple of days before putting it under our pillow because he wanted to show several people his tooth --- which I have to say, is the tiniest looking little thing! Well, it's going under that pillow tonight. Wonder how much money the tooth fairy leaves for a "first" tooth?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Getting There

With only 6 weeks to go, I took advantage of Monday's snow day to try and work a little more on the nursery. I added this tree to the wall and started his name, but decided I need a different color for the name. Still need a rug, curtains, rocking chair, canvases, etc. Wow! When I make an actual list, it sounds like a lot.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


Sorry, for the cheesey title, but that's the song that jumps in my head when I think about what we're doing. This past May we painted over the stripes in what had been the "nursery" to both boys as I decided it was time for my little man to have a big boy room. After converting the crib to the full size bed it can become and buying new Star Wars bedding and all that goes with it, I found out I was pregnant again! After much debate on beds, rooms, etc., I made the decision to go ahead and paint again and to get new bedding. After all, this would be the last nursery, right? I've decided to go monochromatic....greyish white against white shadow boxing. As you can see, the room was navy before (which I loved!,) but it just didn't work with the new bedding. And, I just didn't want to paint another shade of blue --again! Here are beginning pics --- one coat of paint, more to come!