June 29, 2009

A Baby Tea! (but not for me)

Yesterday I helped host a baby tea for one of my best friends. She was one of my matrons of honor in my wedding (yes I had two matrons of honor and two maids of honor, no bridesmaids). I made the cake and my mom did the flower arrangements and made the corsage. There were several girls hosting and everything turned out really nice. Here are a few pictures:

June 26, 2009

Silas' bedding!

I finally ordered my bedding from Polka Tot Designs and I love it. Most people won't like it because it is not "baby" looking but it fits Buck and I perfectly! Here is a picture of what it will look like.

I did not do his initials, instead I chose to put his name. I used a different font but still the same blue color that is in the picture. This picture is a little deceiving though because the white parts are actually more of an ecru. I am not using the sheet that comes with it because it is a little too white for me. I have already purchased two other sheets in chocolate and mocha that match the bedding perfectly. Now I just have to wait patiently for it to come in!

June 25, 2009

28w1d and 4D ultrasound

Yesterday I had my 28w1d checkup and we also got to do our 4D ultrasound. I finally got to see my little man! Buck, my mom and his mom all went with me and it was such a fun appointment. We went straight back for the ultrasound first. Silas had his knees pulled up to his face and just balled up. He was determined we were not going to see his face. We took several pictures and of course I had to get a shot of his boy parts again just to make sure! We are definitely having a little boy! After a while the nurse told us that after my appointment with the doctor we could come back in and try to get some better pictures of his face.

My appointment went great. I had gained 5 more pounds. My blood pressure, urine and all that good stuff was great. They did check my iron again to see if it was coming up and it was. I was at 10.4 and my doctor was pleased it was coming up. He still wants me to take the iron pills so it looks like I will be on those until Silas gets here. He also moved me to coming every two weeks.

After I met with the doctor, we went back into the ultrasound room. He had stretched out just a little but not much. We did get some really cute pictures of his face. His heart beat was 144 and he weighs 3lbs 1oz. We looked at baby pictures of me and Buck once we got home and Silas looks just like his daddy! They have the same chin, nose, eyes, lips, everything! After seeing these pictures now I am more ready than ever for him to be here!

The first picture is of him balled up. The others are just some cute shots we got. We ended up with over 40 pictures but I just posted a few.

June 22, 2009

Busy week and Father's Day weekend!

This past week and weekend was kind of hectic. I went to eat supper with my hubby on Wednesday night and then had a Girls' Night Out with two of my best friends on Thursday night, Dana and Paula. Then Friday night I headed to Roebuck to camp with my mom and my mom's sister and all of her family (her husband, three daughters, three son-in-laws and six grandchildren!) and my grandmother. Buck couldn't go because it was horse sale weekend and he stays crazy busy at work when they have a sale going on. Mom and I came back to town Saturday morning because she had to work and then I had several things to get done including of course a very important hair appointment! Then we went back to Roebuck Saturday night. We got up Sunday morning and enjoyed breakfast with everyone and then had to pack and head back home. I enjoyed spending time with everyone but it was HOT!!!! Sunday for lunch Buck and I went to my mom's house and spent some time with my mom, stepdad, stepbrother, his wife and their son, Jackson. Then we left and went to Marion to spend some time with his grandmother. It was nice. We spent about two hours at her house just visiting and of course getting plenty advice on what to do and not to do once Silas gets here! Then we went to Buck's oldest sister's house and had supper with his dad and his sister's family. It was a nice weekend but I was exhausted by the time we got back home last night. I didn't get to see my dad this weekend because he went up to my brother's house. He probably enjoyed that more anyway because they got to play golf and hang out. I did call him for a while yesterday and he is coming down Wednesday to help me around the house some and to hang my two new ceiling fans in the office and in Silas' room. Buck and I had a great day yesterday and even though he is not quite a daddy yet, I got him a daddy-to-be card and a new shirt. I can't wait until next year when he gets to spend Father's Day with his son!

June 17, 2009

My bump!

I have yet to post any pictures of me pregnant because I absolutely hate pictures of myself but some people were asking for photos so here goes....

This is me at 27w1d!

June 11, 2009

Newest cake...

June 6, 2009

More baby preparation...

As if I hadn't posted enough about Silas this week, I thought I would add one more! I ordered this the other day for my door at the hospital and also to use on the front door once we get home. I am going to take off the little sign at the bottom and make one myself that has his name on it. I am also going to add a big blue bow at the top for this to hang from. We have this meshy blue stuff at the flowershop. I can't really describe it right, but I will post pictures as soon as it comes in and I get it finished.

June 5, 2009

Show Us Where You Live

This week is the home office on Kelly's tour. I just recently finished making this room my office in the whole turnover we did making room for the nursery. This room is very small and was once a sunroom off of the den (that is why there are floor to ceiling curtains because of all the windows). We have never used this room for anything more than storage and a plant room during the winter so this space was perfect for the office. Mom and I painted everything and I put down some vinyl tile for the floor (it was just concrete floor with awful indoor/outdoor carpet that was very smelly and stained). Most of my office furniture fit and I even was able to put an armoire in to house everything that once lived in our old office closet.

This is coming in the door from the den. Ignore the ugly ceiling fan. I have a new one put together and waiting along with the nursery fan to be put up when my dad comes back down.

This is the side of the door you see from inside the office. I keep the big family calendar here and also any notes for upcoming cakes I am doing or parties I am helping to host.

This is my desk. My dad helped me make this desk out of an old door. We put some trim molding around the edge and I painted it all black and then put it on two black filing cabinets. I use the side with the hole for the door handle in the back for all the wires to go down and hide behind the desk. I love my desk because I wanted a big workspace but could not afford to buy a desk this large. I ended up spending less than $100 for the trim, paint and filing cabinets. The door was free! There is a little black bookcase I keep under the desk to store all my spray paint and paints for big projects like painting furniture. I also keep samples of all the room colors of the house for any touch ups I need to do.

I put this little table in here to have space to spread out for any art projects or scrapbooking so that I don't have to clear off the desk every time I need to work. It usually houses whatever project I am currently working on.

This is my armoire that used to live in the guest bedroom. I decided to use it in here when we moved everything around because I didn't have a closet and needed somewhere for all my office and art supplies to live.

Here is the inside and yes I am a little OCD about my closets and cabinets being organized and labeled!

This is my baby, Kurdt, and this is where he stays when I am in the office. He loves to look out the windows. The only thing is now I have to clean those windows weekly to wipe all the nose prints off!

June 4, 2009

More baby stuff...

It is funny how once you become pregnant your life becomes consumed by everything baby. I am constantly talking about him, or shopping for him or planning for him. I sometimes wonder what I did with my free time before I became pregnant! This past weekend when we went to my brother's we did some shopping. I got Silas the very first Alabama outfit he will wear. Since he is due at the beginning of football season, we have to be prepared with plenty of Bama gear! Also I got him his first pair of Converse. They are so stinking cute! It is the smallest pair I have ever been able to find.

Look what came in today!!!!

Silas' bedding samples!

June 3, 2009

25w appt and the bedding hunt continues....

Yesterday was my regular OB checkup and it was also the visit where I had to have my glucose test done. I was so nervous about it but I passed...barely! I had to drink some orange stuff that tasted just like a very sweet orange soda and then wait for a hour and have my finger pricked. I had to score a 139 or lower to pass. I scored a 139! I am so glad I do not have to go back and have the 3 hour test done and get stuck a bunch of times. I was actually more nervous about getting stuck than I was about the test results. I had gained just two pounds since my last visit. I am actually very happy with the weight I have put on. I was worried that I would blow up and just gain like crazy but so far so good. Silas measured at 25 cm which is right on track with me being 25 weeks along. His heartbeat was 147. My blood pressure and urine and all of that was normal and the doctor was happy with everything. The only problem was my iron. It is a little low. It was at 9.9 and the nurse said they like it to be around 11 or higher so she gave me some iron pills to take until I come back for my next appointment to see if that helps get it up around where they want it. Apparently right now my prenatal vitamins just aren't enough. He wants me to start coming every three weeks now and my next visit will be June 24th. We are also having the 4D ultrasound done that day. I can not wait to see him!

After we left the doctor, mom and I ran some errands and our first stop was Baby Bundles. I ordered the furniture and looked at bedding AGAIN! (We went to so many stores this past weekend and I still didn't find bedding I liked!) I settled on two patterns and decided that when Buck got home last night I was just going to let him look at them and pick the one he liked the best and just order that one. They were still not what I wanted but I was getting so tired of looking and worrying over it. After we ran errands and went to mom's eye doctor appointment that afternoon we headed home. We went to eat Mexican when we got back into town and then I finally headed home to get on the couch. It was a long day and I was so tired. After I got home, I got on the computer and mom sent me a message with a website. I started looking and they had my bedding!!!!! It is the exact colors I want and the great thing is I can totally customize it and pick what fabrics go where! The funny thing is, after looking at every store we could find and looking at website after website, this place is in Mobile, Alabama! They are called Polka Tot Designs and you can click here to go the the website. I could not be happier now that I finally have the perfect bedding. I am posting some pictures of the fabric samples that are coming this week. I already have the style of the bumper and skirt picked out but I just have to decide what fabrics are going where.