Apr 21, 2011

The Bump! Part 6

39 weeks!

We're pretty much just waiting for our boy to make his appearance, At Any Moment now.
Still feeling fine, starting to get a bit stressed but I'm trying to hold my shit together and not become a maniac.

I make no promises though.

(that scarf is actually a swaddling blanket. It's so soft and beautiful! Got to love multitasking baby products!)

Apr 18, 2011

Love this

discovered via TheInspiredWoman.

The Bump! Part 5

These shots are all from 37 weeks. (2 weeks ago)

I have managed to avoid maternity wear for the most part, yes I have probably stretched out a couple of perfectly good shirts, and my leggings have DEFINITELY seen better days (like they are going to have to get trashed as soon as I can afford new ones!) but all in all I have been able to makeshift my regular clothes into outfits that accomodate Sonny's little belly.

And it is pretty little. I still get snooty/angry looks from ladies who were bigger than me when they were pregnant, but I am not staying small on purpose! I am eating really well (read A LOT) and I am also measuring exactly where we should be at all of our midwife visits, so I am not going to stress it. As long as Sonny is healthy there is nothing to worry about, and so far so good.

These last pictures are all from 38 weeks.

Yes that is a Star Wars tshirt.

That I love.

And those jeans? Just regular jeans that I wore undone with a belt! No belly band or anything, just a long shirt over top of my totally undone pants.

Classy dame.

I will admit that I can't do that anymore, Sonny's sitting low enough now that I am strictly wearing stretchy pants, but it was nice to wear jeans while I could.

I think that's one of the things that I am most looking forward to when we're not preggers anymore. JEANS.

Well. Considering our Due Date is a whopping 7 DAYS AWAY, I shouldn't have to wait too much longer.

Holy Shit.

Apr 16, 2011

His Room

Sonny's room is coming along nicely now. This morning I spent some time in there, we put up a world map, a Buffy Musical poster and I scraped a lot of paint off of our freshly painted bookshelf (sorry Mom!) just putting the shelves back on.

Here are some of the "during"pictures I took last weekend.

It feels REALLY WEIRD that we're only 10 days away from our due date now, or is that 9?
It's soon anyway.

Really Soon.

Apr 14, 2011

For Sarah

I FINALLY uploaded the latest pictures from the camera like a good girl!

Here it is, in all it's slightly wrinkled, well loved glory. The Finished Couch Cushions.

It's never exposed like this. I had to wrangle the dog and three blankets off of it just so that I could attempt to smooth it out and make it look tidy, and as soon as I got this SINGLE photo snapped, Norman was right back up there waiting impatiently for me to cover him back up with all three blankets.

We're going to have to be really careful that we don't lose Sonny in there until he's big enough to hold his own. It's like a wormhole to another dimension those blankets.

A cozy one, but still.

Apr 13, 2011

The Noonie and an update

Since we're so close to the end now (this weekend marks out 39th week, of being pregnant, for 39 weeks. SO WEIRD) our midwives are keeping a close eye on us. We're going in weekly now and we've had our fabulous Doula come by our house for a home visit too.

Did you know we were planning to do this at home?

Well we are.

About three weeks ago Sonny flipped his little self around and is now facing posterior, which means Back Labour.

The little stinker had been in the right position for MONTHS until then.

So today we had our first of three chiropractor visits to try to shift him around.

No cracking, just some nice mellow muscle adjustments and some lovely energy work to encourage the little bugger to roll back over.

We also spent the day running house errands and thrifting for all of the linens we need for our Home Birth Bin (read, large tupperware full of stuff to have ready, towels, oils, etc) among other things.

Nursing bras are depressing. I'm just saying.


I STILL haven't uploaded anything from the camera, even though I've been taking pictures, but I did come across this today, an item on etsy that I'd favorited MONTHS before we even got pregnant.


How insanely cute is this thing?

The answer you are looking for is Super Insanely.

Check out the shop here.

I am really loving all those chubby cheeks!


Apr 9, 2011

How to Be a Good Post Partum Visitor

I read this today over on Dear Baby and thought it was a great little article to share.
I have even considered just not telling anyone when Sonny arrives because I have no interest in hosting a house full of people with a day old baby.

Who in their right mind would I ask you??

Is that selfish? I don't think so. I would never presume to invite myself over to someone's home immediately after they'd had a baby. I offer support absolutely and if they want a meal or some cleaning or whatever, I am totally there. But I always wait until they are ready and INVITE ME.

That being said, we are so crazy lucky to have all of our super supportive family in the same city as us and a whole slew of incredible friends who have already offered support and baby clothes and gear that we wouldn't have been able to afford on our own.

And if you want to come over to see Sonny, please do. Just arrange before hand so that I know you're coming so I can put a bra on. Maybe brush my teeth. Find a shirt without barf or poop on it.

And make your own tea.

Apr 8, 2011

The Bump! Part 4 (36 weeks)

So did you all know that I am a glamorous MODEL now??

(that can not make a straight face for a photo. Ever)

Well it's true.

My wonderful Friend Angie (of Floating Gold Iceberg fame) had me model some of FGI's great maternity friendly wares 2 weekends ago for the Spring line and let me tell you, this stuff is AWESOME.

I love love LOVE that Belle Epoch Dress (the black one above) it is I SWEAR the comfiest thing ever. And it looks smoking hot on non preggo ladies also.

(you'll have to pop over to the FGI blog to check out more pictures of ME as well as catching a glimpse of the Lovely Miss Lizz rocking the same clothes (in all of her non preggo sveltness.)

Sonny is pretty much fully cooked at this point, as in we could basically give birth any day now, which makes me feel like barfing a little bit. (We're sitting pretty at 38 weeks right now)
I am super excited to meet him, don't get me wrong, but the sooner he gets here the sooner I have the grow the F up and be a PARENT.


But it's okay, because so does Geoff. And the more I think about it, the more I know that he is going to be the Best Dad Ever. He's already pretty damn great, but I have a feeling that Sonny is going to make him even better, and they are going to be the best team you've ever seen.

I am going to be dealing with a lot of naked boys, sweatpants and video games, but I will also have the sweetest, funniest, most loving troupe of weirdos anyone could ask for.

Pretty damn lucky if you ask me.

Apr 6, 2011

I love this outfit

The whole thing.

Her hair, those glasses, that blouse, that belt.


Love all of it.

(found it here at bklynstitch)

Apr 5, 2011

Sweet local GIVEAWAY!

Yes that's RIGHT my lovelies (imagine that I have flying monkeys) my sweet Friend Danielle is hosting a give away on her blog!

Her adorable Girl just turned two (!) and she's hosting a BoPeep Baby give away over there.
Get yourselves over there asap before you miss out on the cuteness!

(that top photo is actually from the party, how insanely cute is that bunting??!)

I have entered already.


Apr 3, 2011

Cinnamon Sugar pull apart bread

Have you seen this?

We are trying to not eat sweets, but this, THIS is calling my name.

(recipe here)

Joy the Baker, she could be my new, bad place to spend time.

Apr 1, 2011

The Daily Countdown has begun

So it's April 1st today, and this is in no way a joke.

We're 25 days away from our due date.

There is a seemingly endless list of THINGS that I want to do before our Sonny get's here.

In no particular order...

*finish his room
-this entails painting, assembling his crib, decorating and sewing projects

*a freezer bake
-I can't reasonably expect our lovely friends and family to accomodate all of our food restrictions so I have a few recipes that I want to prep and freeze so we've got a couple of weeks of dinners at least covered.

*paint the living room
-this has been on my list for AGES and I just haven't had the chance to get around to it. But I am hoping that after we get his room done and I've got a couple weeks of mat leave before he gets here (hopefully) that I can sneak a day of painting in there and get it done. It's only three walls and it shouldn't take me that long, but I know that once he gets here it ain't happening.

*Baby Crafts
-these are purely optional, but things that I WANT to do, like a mobile for his room, prepping up an old thrifted sheet set into wipes, little things that I have wanted to do since we found out he was coming but that I couldn't justify doing until I had packed up the studio. We'll just see how this list comes together!

I am sure there are a lot more things on this list than I can think of right now too.



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