Sunday, December 13, 2009

25 Week Belly Picture and Other Randomness

As promised, here is my 25-week belly. I can't believe that I only have 15 more weeks to go (hopefully not more than that!)

Last weekend, Daniel and I got our Christmas tree and decorated it! I really like the way it turned out, and it looks even better now that it has presents to go underneath it! We started and almost finished our Christmas shopping yesterday! I am a very last-minute shopper anyway, and so yesterday morning, I made a list of the stores we needed to go to and we got almost all of it done! It helped to pretty much know what we were buying at each store. But I was rather surprised that we got most of it done in one day. Not to mention yesterday had to be the worst day to shop as far as weather was concerned. Only a couple more things to pick up this week... not too bad! So here is a picture of our tree...

Also, A couple of weeks ago I made a valance for our kitchen. I am wanting to make curtains for our living room, but I thought I would start off small and see how it went. It went really well and I can't wait to make the curtains now.

I am working on some placemats that I will hopefully finish this week. I have gotten 3 out of the 6 done so I will post pictures of those when I finish. This past Monday was my last sewing class and I really enjoyed that a lot! I made a pair of pajama pants so that was fun! They turned out pretty big, but my instructor encouraged me to make them much bigger than normal so that I can comfortably wear them at the end of my pregnancy. They even have pockets! I can't think of anything I need to put in my pockets when I am sleeping, but at least now I know how to sew on pockets...

I learned some really good things in the class, but I have to admit I am glad to have my Monday nights free again. Life has been so busy lately! I know a lot of that just comes with the time of year, but 4 Monday nights in a row, from 5-9, took up a lot of time!

Well, I hope everyone has had a great weekend! :)

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Ready For a Break

As much as I absolutely love my job, I must admit I am looking forward to Christmas break oh so much! I think it's because there are a lot of things I am anticipating about the break. First, we are going to be spending about 5 or 6 days in Nashville which will be a lot of fun! We only got to spend the weekend a couple of weeks ago, so it will be nice to have a longer visit this time. Another thing we plan on doing is working hard on Maddox's nursery. I can not wait for this! I know it is still so early considering I still have 3 1/2 months left to go, but it will be nice to have a span of about a week that we can concentrate on it. Weekends tend to get so busy anyway, and I don't know how much time we will have after the first of the year to work on it.

On a similar note, our baby bedding came in yesterday! We decided to go a different direction with the bedding than we had orinigally planned on, but this was something I had my eye on from the beginning. So we ordered it last Thursday night, and it was here by Tuesday... and it was on sale! So yay for having his bedding!! Here is a picture from the website..

I am still very undecided on what the color of the walls will be. I am afraid that if we do blue, it is going to be too much blue and that it won't look good. I just don't know! I am so happy with the print, though, and I think it's going to look so good in his room! We still have a lot of work to do on the furniture, but it will all get done I know. We did not get any of the accessories to go with the bedding. I am going to make the valences for the windows, probably a solid brown, and we already have baskets that came with the changing table for diapers, etc... I can't wait to see how it all ties together! I am so excited!

Another thing I am looking forward to about the break is having some time to read. I go through phases with reading and the last time I read a book was this past summer. I have to admit, even though I am a teacher, reading comes and goes with me. I went through a reading phase in the summer and read 2 really good books. But I don't think I have picked up a book since then. I went by the local library today and checked out a book by Alice Sebold called "Lucky". It is a memoir and I really do enjoy true stories. I wanted to read either "The Last Song" by Nicholas Sparks or "The Lucky Bones" by Alice Sebold. But the library did not have either one. That is the only bad thing, in my opinion, about checking them out. You have to wait until it's in, obviously, to get it. I am just not into buying the books because I never read them more than once. And I can't see paying $17 + dollars for a new book that is just going to collect dust on a bookcase after I read it one time. I know I'm crazy! Anyway, I might get started on it tonight... we will just have to wait and see.

In other news, Daniel and I are, well, addicted, to several t.v. shows right now. We have DVR and I don't think that is something we could very easily live without now that we have had it. We record so many shows and then go back and watch them when it fits into our schedule. Some of our current recordings are... The Biggest Loser, Trauma, Mercy, Grey's Anatomy, The Office, The Amazing Race, and Survivor. I am somewhat ashamed of this long list, but I can't help it. They are all so good! Having a baby will probably cut this list down by several shows!

I have been saying for forever that I am going to post a belly picture, and I promise that I will by the end of the week. I am almost 25 weeks and the time is flying by! I can't believe that we only have about 15 weeks left. This pregnancy has been such a blessing and I hope that in the 3rd trimester (only 2 weeks away) it will continue to be the same way. I really have enjoyed being pregnant and I love that Maddox is starting to be on the move so much! On the weekends when I am not working and preoccupied all day, I really feel him a lot and I love that! I can't wait to see what he is going to look like and what his personality will be. The time is ticking away...

Well, this was a long enough post so I will end here. I hope everyone has had a fabulous humpday! Stay tuned later in the week for a 25 week belly picture.