Sunday, January 24, 2010

Getting Ready For Baby

Well, I have been working hard the last week or two trying to finish tasks that I have been wanting to do for quite some time. It has been a last minute rush to finish everything before the baby comes, because I know I won't have the time for quite a while to do the things I want after that baby gets here. The three big projects I finished this week were replacing laundry tabs on all of Grace's diapers, making a diaper bag, and making curtains for Grace's room.

I have had Grace's diapers for 15 months now and I still love them. We use the bumGenius one size pocket diapers. The velcro used to hold the tabs in place while you are washing them just didn't stick anymore and I would end up having to pull them all apart. That is the only thing I have had to fix on her diapers, which is great. I am looking forward to being able to use them for baby #2 as well!

The second project I did this week was making curtains for Grace's room. She had blinds up over two of her windows, but we didn't have the parts to put the blinds up over the third window. It was also still pretty bright in there with just blinds. Besides, pretty curtains are much nicer than plain white blinds. The curtains do a much better job keeping her room dark and I like how they turned out! I also sewed some black cloth on the back of the curtains in the baby's room to make it darker in there as well.

The last big project I did was make a diaper bag. I bought the material to make the diaper bag in February 2009....So sad I know, it took me almost a year to get around to making it! Whenever I would sew I would feel like I had to do my sewing for work instead of for me. I have had the last month off sewing for work so I finally made the time to sew for me!

I really liked how the diaper bag turned out. My goal was not to be ashamed of using it in public, haha. I only had a little trouble at the end, but I made it work and you can't really see that flaw so its okay! It even has pockets! There are three outside pockets and one large and three small inside pockets. I also made a matching changing pad, but that did not turn out so well...I had trouble using bias tape as an edge. I am going to take it apart and make it how I know how to at some point, I was just all sewed out by the time I was done!

Here are some pictures of my diaper bag, Grace's curtain, and of course Grace! I can't wait to see what Grace thinks of her baby brother/sister! She knows where the baby's room is and if you ask her where the baby sleeps she'll walk you to the nursery and point to the crib, such a smarty. Well, enjoy the pictures. I can't wait to post some of the new baby!

My finished diaper bag!

The inside of the diaper bag.

Grace's curtains.

Sitting in the storage bin on the couch. So silly!

Giving mommy cheese while wearing her hat.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Picture Day!

Today is going to be a picture day. I have been busy and tired and I don't know where to start for our last week, so we'll just put pictures up instead! Who doesn't like cute Gracie pictures??? By the way, don't forget to enter the baby pool, today is the last day to do so! Just look on the right under archives and click on Finally, It's a Baby Pool and follow the instructions. Enjoy the pictures!

Lately Grace has taken to bringing me clothes and asking me to put them on her. This particular day it was her swimsuit bottoms she wanted to wear.

This is what you get when you ask Grace to smile for the camera now, BIG CHEESE!! I love it! She used to not smile at all when you asked her.

More big cheese!

We peeked in at her before going to be and this is what we found....butt in the air and thumb in the mouth. So silly!

Sledding out front with Aunt Katie. She kept saying all done, but she didn't cry!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Grace's First Snow Fun!

Grace getting bundled up to go play outside in the snow for the first time!

Grace was finally able to go play outside in the snow today! I have been looking for snow pants and boots for her for a few weeks now. I am cheap and I didn't want to buy new because she is only going to use them a handful of times this winter. I had been looking on craigslist without much luck. I finally thought to ask Grandma K. to keep her eyes open at goodwill and she found these snow pants and boots for $5 each. What a deal! Thanks Grandma!

Grace likes looking at the snow, so I was excited to see what she thought of playing in it. She had a good time. I stood her in a snow bank and she faceplanted right into the snow! I felt really bad giving Grace her first whitewash! She was only upset for a minute and then went back to playing. She thought it was really funny when I threw snow into the air. She tried to do it too! It is really sweet to watch her try to imitate you. (On a side note, she tries to copy me when I stretch before I run and it is the CUTEST thing! I am going to take a video of it this week and post it.) She also kept saying and signing snow while she was playing. It was very sweet! Enjoy the little snow bunny pictures!
All bundled up and heading outside.

Mommy putting her in the snow bank.

Grace face planted in the snow!!! Poor girl!

Cleaning off the whitewash.

Grump face.

She wasn't upset for too long.

Signing snow.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Grace the Night Owl

I am very tired today. That just might have something to do with my wicky picky #1. Last night Grace got out of bed 9 or 10 times, all between 11:15pm and 1:15am!! The first time she got up it was kind of cute. I heard her open her door, but she didn't come into our room. I called her name and she ignored me and started walking into the living room. I followed her calling her name, but she continued to ignore me. When I went to get her she gave me her baby and started walking toward the front door. We went and gave Daddy kisses (she was in bed before he got home from work) and then I put her back to be only to have her up again in 15 minutes.

The next few times she got up, I went to her and she said hi like she wasn't doing anything wrong. For some reason she was not sleepy and wanted to play. A few times she got up and was playing in her room before she opened her door to come out. In the morning I even found a book in her bed.

After 4 or 5 times of getting up I started spanking before sending her back to bed. I was reluctant to spank her because she wasn't in a grumpy mood, and I didn't want to start one, but enough was enough! She got out a bed a few more times after I started spanking (mommy's spanks aren't very threatening apparently). I finally woke Bob up so he could put her back to bed because sometimes she listens to Daddy better when sleeping is concerned. She stayed in bed for maybe 20 minutes after Daddy put her there and I had just started dozing off when she got up AGAIN!

I was fairly upset when I put her back to bed after that. Thankfully she was finally tired too and stayed in bed until morning! Of course she did all this on a night where I had to get up early the next morning. I thought maybe she would sleep in, but I was getting out of the shower when I heard a knock on the bathroom door. There was little Gracie up at 7:45.

I was hoping for a good nap today at least, but no. I put her down at 12:30, but she was up by 1:45. Of course Brooke was excellent and slept until 3:15. What a nice nap I could of had if Gracie wasn't such a pickle!

Don't forget to enter the Rabbitt Baby #2 contest.
Have a good night!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Finally, It's a Baby Pool!!

Well, I've been meaning to post a baby pool on my blog for a few weeks now. I couldn't decide what the winner should get so I have been procrastinating. Since I am due in 4 1/2 weeks, I figured I better get going! I've decided that the winner will get a $10 gas card, because who doesn't need gas?

So here is how the contest will work.
1. Become a follower of my blog. To do this, scroll down a little ways, and in the right column there is a button that says follow. Click on it. You can sign in with a google account, a twitter account, a yahoo account, a aim account, and a few others. If you don't have any of those it gives you the option to create a google account. If you need help figuring it out, just drop me a message!

2. Guess the baby's gender, birthday, weight, and length. I will use the length as a tie breaker if two people get the other three categories correct. Just leave your guess as a comment on this post. Don't forget to leave your name and email address so I can contact the winner!

That's it. Simple right? I will let the winner know within a week or two after the baby is born. Gotta give me a few days to get back on my feet right? Just so you all have a starting place, my due date is February 3rd and I am scheduled for a c-section Feb. 11 (so that is the latest I will go). Guessing will end Jan. 19th when I am 38 weeks, unless of course I have that baby before then! Thanks for participating and happy guessing!

A Few Weeks in Pictures

So, it has been FOREVER since my last post. I've decided that is too overwhelming to try to catch up, so I am just going to post a bunch of pictures from the last few weeks. I will start fresh this week. Enjoy the pictures!
Grace wearing her awesome new faux leather pants and hi-top pink converse.

She reminds me of Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura wearing this tutu. Too cute!

Crawling through her new tunnel.

Playing in her new tent.

Beating Aunt Greta at foosball Christmas morning.

Eating her fake corn and opening presents at the Keena Christmas.

Opening presents from Aunt Mel, Aunt Cammy, and Aunt Allie. She was a pro by this time!

This was the Wednesday before Christmas. She was so tired she was falling asleep in her bouncer. She ended up with a sinus infection poor girl!

Helping Mommy make cookies for Christmas. She helped by cleaning off the spoon of peanut butter!

She decided it was a good idea to sit in my pot.

Giving her monkey a piggy back ride.