Monday, May 31, 2010

Sweet and Sour

People often ask if my pregnancy is easier this time around, NOPE! I have been just as sick, but this time around I have all the pregnancy symptoms that you can think of, that I didn't with Lillias. I'm hot, swollen, have horrible all day/night heartburn, back aches, belly aches and am still throwing up at least once a day. Oh, and I give myself a shot every night to make sure that I do not get a blood clot this time around. Love that part {Not at all actually}

Saying all that, I am so grateful to have the opportunity to meet and raise another little girl. I stare at Lillias all the time in wonderment, so strange that I have a child soon to be two children! It is such a blessing in my life to be a mother!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Big Girl Accomplishments

Lillias is getting to be such a big girl, can't believe that she will be 3 in August! She is awesomely WILD, full of spunk and energy. Constantly talking and moving! While talking with my mom the other day, I admitted that I do not give her enough credit for her sweet little spirt and the GOOD girl she actually is. All the mommy's out there will appreciate that last January at 29 months she potty trained herself. No kidding, my mom had her that day and asked if she wanted to put her pee pee in the potty and low and behold, she did. She continued to do so all day and even pooped in the potty for daddy that night! From that point on diapers were not necessary, no fuss! I'm not sure how I got out of potty training, but I'm sure glad I did!

SO, since baby #2 is due in about a month we thought she needed to move into her "big girl" room and into a twin bed, from her crib. I really had fun decorating this room for her, and although I still need to add a few final details here it is.....

Saturday night was the big night!
Fresh from the bath, she looked almost a nervous as I felt! I thought for sure it would be a LONG night, but it was so much better than expected! She did come downstairs about a 1/2 hour after we put her to bed and then once again at about 2:30 a.m. I heard her calling my name at the top of the steps {1st floor master} Both times she went right back into her bed. Sunday and last night she stayed in bed all night! Best part is that she had been waking up between 6:00 and 6:30 a.m. every morning, but since then has slept until at least 7:30!!!

Next hurdle, the binky! Stay tuned for that one....

Saturday, May 22, 2010


After a couple years of talking about going back to school to get his MBA, Shawn applied and was accepted to Ohio State's MBA {Masters of Business Administration} program.
Guess when he starts.....?? June 21st! Guess when I am going to be induced.....?? June 23rd or 24th! Crazy timing, but I'm so proud of my hubby!
He is scheduled, has already bought a shinny new laptop and is very excited to start the program. Wish us luck we might both need it! ;)

Friday, May 21, 2010


I am in the process of working down my never ending list of "things to do before baby" but in the mean time I have a very busy little girl who wants to do everything girly! She got such a kick out of mommy painting her nails pretty and then an even bigger kick out of painting mommy's nails PRETTY. Here is how we spent last Sunday afternoon....

This is where the Random part comes into play. I found an old SD card and what was on it?? Parade of Homes pictures. I haven't been to one in a few years because my POH partner {sister Lisa} has since moved away. The hubby has no interest in paying to see homes :o)
Below are a few shots that must have caught my eye at the time...




Monday, May 3, 2010

Crafty Projects

When most people find out that I am having another girl they give me the "oh, that's ok. are you happy?" Believe me when I say that I am 100% ok with having ANOTHER girl! I love all the pink and dresses and bows and everything girly that comes along with having another girl! With Lillias I really didn't go overboard with clothes and accessories, but this time around I have to admit that I might have gone a tiny bit crazy....
I have been working on some projects to finish the nursery and one of them was to frilly-up the barebones white lamp I bought to go on the side table. The nursery colors are pink and brown so I used a sheer pink fabric and pink toile along with some brown flowers cut from brown felt. With the left over supplies I made a headband modeled by Lillias that will be for Adelaide, since my sweet 2.5 year old refuses to wear anything in her hair for longer than a minute. {No joke, really a minute, this photo-shoot lasted ONE minute!}
Making my mom proud for all those times she showed me to sew, I actually threaded a needle, sewed on the pearls and then sewed the flower to the headband! Yay!
I really like the finished product, kinda shabby chic.