Friday, June 25, 2010








Not having a baby in the house is almost foreign. I think it’s part of the reason I am so tired. And that I’m growing a sweet little boy too. I have no schedule. There is no routine. I no longer think I keep Olivia on track, I think she keeps me on track.

Please don’t stop being my friend after I have shown you what a mess my house is this week. I have big plans to clean and sew before Olivia gets home on Tuesday.

Monday, June 21, 2010

…i should be folding laundry…

But blogging sounds way more fun. And it’s not like the laundry is going any where…

Should I brag about how I have the cutest boss ever. She brought me wild flowers from her house just because. She also brought me a white mocha. I’m really lucky.

I have a million vases, but I almost always put my cut flowers in mason jars. 
There is just something about it that makes me extremely happy.

We are baby-less this week! My parent's came and picked up Olivia and took her home. I miss her a lot this time around. Mike and I went and saw Toy Story 3 and there is a character named Bonnie.. she was the spitting image of Olivia. Seeing her play in her tutu and rain boots made me cry and miss her. (I just tried to google a picture of her.. she is no where to be found)

So what do 2 parent’s do without a kid in the house?! ahem.. well.. this:  

xbox for Dad.
reading blog with coffee for mom.

I can barely handle all the excitement!

I did get to go to Goodwill by myself. That is always fun. I think I spent an hour walking up and down all the racks. Olivia is a trooper about going shopping but she does have her limits. I enjoyed the quiet and not having to push a cart.


I scored some great deals for little man and myself! Everything was 99 cents for him. The crazy thing is, is that 4 of these outfits are still on sale at fred meyer!  I had the monkey outfit set in the my hand when I was walking around freds, I’m so glad that I waited. The little pants are lined and will be perfect for winter.

… have I mentioned how much I enjoy shopping for my lil’ man?

I don’t know why I like this picture..
I’m 6 months pregnant. 6 freakin’ months! I can hardly believe it. I kind of start to go into panic mode when I think about all the things that I have to do before I’m even close to being ready for this little guy.  I guess not having a 2 year old running will do some good for my baby to-do list.
Have I mentioned that everything hurts. my back hurt. my nipples hurt. (started using lanolin, it’s helped a little) my feet hurt. Yup, I’m in “that” stage. HOORAY! I only say that because it means that he is almost here!!!
Here are some belly pictures. Although I don’t really feel like I have grown any. My skin is tighter and I’m using a ton of vitamin E mixed with my aveeno to keep from scratching to death.
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This is the weird thing that my belly button is doing right now. Just the top of my button.. weird.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Fathers Day!

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“if you're lost you can look--and you will find me
time after time
if you fall I will catch you--I'll be waiting
time after time”
”Time after Time-Cyndi Lauper”

I love you bigger than an elephant! xo

Thursday, June 10, 2010

baby wish list



  1. Nursing cover up
  2. I want these colors for my car seat cover
    and I would LOVE to make a blanket for little man out of them too

I really love hats. I want to buy every hat there is! Baby boy is going to be born in October and its usually fairly chilly here by then. I’m just thinking about his well being ;)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

23 weeks

How far along? 23 weeks. That is almost 6 months! Where is the time going!?

Weight Gain:  I don’t feel like I've gained any extra. I guess I will find out at my OB appointment on the 21st.

Maternity Clothes:


These are all from Old Navy. The shorts and black pants are the only things that are maternity. Everything else I just upped the size and went with it. I love the jersey skirts on the bottom. They are so soft and comfy. The black pants for work are amazing. I love them as soon as I put them on. They have a real waist with these side stretchy parts. They are a little narrow at the bottom, but I am use to a flare bottom.

Stretch Marks:  I’m pretty sure there are new ones on the side of my belly. They aren’t showing but I can feel them. Oh well, I have always called them my “momma marks” for a reason.

Sleep: Bed at 8. Wake up at 3am. Eat. Back to bed at 4ish. Up at 8am. and repeat.

Best Moment of the Week:  Mike and I were up one night talking about baby names and he liked the name Isaac because he would be named after Isaac Newton. And the conversation went something like this:
Hubs: “Isaac Albert. There! Get all the good guys in his name”
Me: “well… that’s really setting him up for the future”
Hubs: “You don’t like it?”
Me: “No I do, but I’m trying to think of names of my male mentors…”
{minutes pass}
Hubs: “Hostess Cadbury?”

And that my friends, is what my husband thinks of me.

Cravings:  coffee with cream and a tiny bit of sugar.
ooey-gooey cinnamon rolls.

Belly Button: Has this weird lip thing at the top… i wonder how long til it pokes through?  My belly button is so deep, i don’t usually get to see the inside of it. And lately, I can see all the way down and it looks like a cinnamon roll..

Belly Picture:

 DSCF2512  We are just going to pretend that isn’t a picture of me in my roo’s. We will call them shorts :) See my belly button!? See the lip?!

I’m kind of, sort of, in love with my belly.

Monday, June 7, 2010

photo update

I realized that I had a ton of pictures in my folder that I haven’t showed to anyone! I thought I would do a quick update on our little lives.


My cloth diapers came in! I’m really excited about this adventure that we’re taking on. I cant wait to see little misters cute butt in these color diapers!


We have discovered that for 2 dollars, Liv can have her own cocoa! She is quite the spoiled girl, but when I make her go grocery shopping with me, a little treat now and then is alright with me :)

 DSCF2394 This scarf display totally made my whole day! :) I felt so nervous taking a picture at the store, I wish I wasn’t like that. I just hate being talked too ;)

Saturday was all about sweet firsts for this little family! Olivia had her very first sno-cone at the farmers market! It was delicious and she couldn’t get enough of it! I

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Then we scoped out a new frozen yogurt place in town! It was the BEST idea ever! :) And Mike and I had a blast putting fun things in our yogurt.

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I went up to camp and visited my parent’s and family. My mom took this picture. My dad and Olivia are in heaven with all the rocks! Thankfully my mom had to phone to take a picture, I left my camera in the car like a dork :(


I think there is something wrong with this picture… poor Olivia is so excited about all the things that we are bringing out for the baby. Mike finally gave in and put her in her old swing. I cant believe she was ever little enough to play in it. She wasn’t much of a swing girl, she liked her boppy on the couch. Go figure. I plan on keeping the new baby in the moby wrap most of the time, but I think the swing will be fun.


In our house, saying I love you is making your hubby’s lunch and putting a surprise of Fritos to go with his taco soup. I scored major points for this one! :)


I love the mornings I wake up and the sun is shining through the blinds. It has been so rainy in Ellensburg this month! These mornings are few and far between.


She takes my breath away. I am so in love with her.


How cute are we!? Olivia and I made dinner last night and wore matching aprons! I have to wear an apron whenever I’m in the kitchen, I’m such a mess otherwise! And, my growing belly always gets SOMETHING on it.

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Wednesday, June 2, 2010

22 weeks!

At 11 inches, about the length of a spaghetti squash, and almost 1 pound, your baby is starting to look like a miniature newborn. His lips, eyelids, and eyebrows are becoming more distinct, and he's even developing tiny tooth buds beneath his gums. His eyes have formed, but his irises (the colored part of the eye) still lack pigment. If you could see inside your womb, you'd be able to spot the fine hair (lanugo) that covers his body and the deep wrinkles on his skin, which he'll sport until he adds a padding of fat to fill them in. Inside his belly, his pancreas, essential for the production of some important hormones, is developing steadily.

That’s how big my baby is! And let me tell you, when baby decides to roll around, I can really feel it! :) It makes me giggle every time!  It’s pretty crazy, but baby moves A LOT more then Olivia did… should I be nervous about that? ;)

You wanna see a really cute picture!? It might be my new favorite..

Look at that perfect little face!


Wanna know something else? That perfect little face belongs to a perfect little boy! :) :)


Bring on the dirt, trucks, bugs, dinosaurs and boogers! I’m 100% IN! :)

Dear lil’ man, I’m sorry for showing your winky to the world. Just wait until I show the bath pictures to your girlfriend. Mommy loves you forever.

DSC_0077 I love this perfect little face too!

So.. in pregnancy news:

How far along? 22 weeks. Why does it seem like it is FLYING by?! I’m not okay with this.

Weight Gain:  I’m at about 140lbs. I think that makes my weight gain only 6lbs from my real weight but since I was down to 130 from being so sick, it kind of makes it 10. But.. I’m not getting technical.

Maternity Clothes: I bought some cute real waist maternity pants from Old Navy today. My work pants were getting a little snug. I’m not sure if I am going to love them or not. I had to find pants that looked like pants because we have to tuck in our shirts. I’ve been living in target’s long and lean tanks, they cover my belly. I have a really hard time wearing REAL maternity clothes because I’m so little. So I’ve just been going up to a medium in the longer shirts. I also have been buying elastic waist skirts. I think that will probably be my wardrobe this summer. 

Stretch Marks:  Only the one from Olivia. So far, no new ones.

Sleep: I’ve been sleeping really weird. I hate it. I’m exhausted. I miss the nights of 12 hours.

Best Moment of the Week:  Waking up to little man completely squished up on one side of my belly. It almost hurt, but when I poked my belly, he uncurled and moved around. It was the coolest feeling ever.

Cravings:  Nothing weird this week. I have been on a spicy trail mix kick. Oh, and wafer cookies!

Belly Button: is still inverted! It never fully popped out with Olivia.. maybe baby boy will be different.

Belly Picture:




By the end of the day, I feel huge. You can definitely see where my uterus meets my belly… I had that weird dip in the middle of my stomach with Olivia til I was about 30 weeks :) And, I promise that i feed my child. She is stretching to kiss my belly. She is a skinny minnie just like her Momma and Daddy..

Hooray for my first real pregnancy post! :)

Um, can I just tell you  that I had a crazy dream last night that baby boy was stretching to get out of my stomach and before I knew it, he fell out of me! Luckily I caught him! He didn’t look like a preemie, he looked like a full grown baby! I was so in love and I kept saying, “It didn’t even hurt!” I had to call my doctor, and he was so worried he called the ambulance and had me rushed to the hospital.. seriously, the vivid pregnancy dreams are fantastic! Oh, and baby boy was BEYOND cute. He had light hair, dark eyes and was so chubby… I was so in love.