Monday, February 27, 2012

The sewing bug

I'd like to start this post off by stating that I just proof-read it and it's weird and disjointed but these contractions are breaking up my concentration, so......just go with it. (why I thought writing a blog post while contracting was a good idea, I have no idea)

The sewing bug has caught me. I'm really not that good but I really do enjoy it. When I was younger, I used to love to sew so much (I took a sewing class in 7th grade that really got me going) that I made up a little ditty every time I got to use the sewing machine, it went like this:

"I get to use the sewing machiiiiinnneee, yah ee ah yah ee ah yaaaaahhhhhh" (imagine a little chubby 7th grade girl trying to sing like Cristina Aguilera...yeah, that's it....yup, ridiculous, I know)
(ps, my sisters will remember this ditty, specifically the youngest sister. Chime in Kates!)

Enough about the ditty. So, I am an impatient person, which means I don't take the time to pin things and make them perfect and cut every.single.little.thread. that hangs off after I'm "done," but nonetheless, I think the stuff turns out well enough for me to show you what I've been up to. So, here's some pretty pictures of a couple projects I've done in the last week or  so (I've needed to keep myself busy so as not to dwell on the little person in my belly who is intent on making my life extremely uncomfortable, but I digress)

First off, the diaper box into a lined bin!
I got the idea from here

 Next up, my first scrub cap!

Don't you just LOVE my model! I got the idea from here

And my second bouffant style scrub cap!

Once again, I'd like to thank my fabulous model. Here is where you can find the tutorial.

Why all the scrub caps you ask? Well, my mother-in-law (ONE of my mother-in-laws, cause I am lucky enough to have TWO) is an operating room nurse and asked if I would be able to make her a couple and I said sure! (Even though I have never sewn one in my life....fake it till you make it right? Right!) So that's why the scrub caps.

Next up, and I'm really excited about this, a t-shirt dress for my baby girl (who will be making her grand entrance THIS WEEK!) This is the fabric I am using for the skirt part:

And here is the picture of what the dress will look like when I'm all finished up:
Isn't it darling! Here is the blog that I'll be staring at while making this.
So, apparently part of my crazy nesting has to do with the sewing machine. Do you like to sew? If you're really really good, I don't want to hear it....but I do want to see your stuff!! This sewing crap is fun!

Thanks for stopping by! I doubt I'll be posting much more this week....there's a new baby coming, which is a pretty darn good excuse in my opinion! (I'm having contractions as I write this!)


Friday, February 24, 2012

Epiphanies....wonderful things

This morning I woke up tired, with a headache, just wishin' and hopin' and thinkin' and prayin' that maybe today would be the day I'd go into labor. And I wasn't being very pleasant. I was irritable and cranky and every little thing was frustrating me. I went about this way for a good hour, maybe 2 (the hubs would probably say 2...he's a very very patient man). Then, as I was taking a shower (because all of my good thoughts come in the shower...the one and only time I am truly alone all day long) I had this epiphany:

Do I really want to go about the next few days, the LAST few days of my {final} pregnancy, in a grumpy mood? Quick to anger? Easily frustrated? Cranky? Unhappy? Do I really want to do that to myself? Really???

The answer: No. I don't want to do that to myself. And I don't want to do that to my sons or the hubs either. I don't have complete control over this situation and how I'm physically feeling, but I do have complete control over how I'm mentally feeling and how I decide to react to the way I am physically feeling.

So, that was my epiphany. I'm not going to spend my last few days as a mother of 2 being grumpy and whiny. I can't promise I won't have grumpy and whiny moments, but I'll try to keep them short and remember why I even wrote this blog post in the first place =)

This is the epitome of my silly fam. We have so much fun together

Silly fam love. Love. Love. Love.
How about you, do you have any epiphanies you want to share with me? I LOVE your comments!
Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Out of the mouths of babes

Mama’s Losin’ It

1.) Capture what it's like to spend a day or moment talking to your kiddo.

Elliot (3 1/2 years old): So mom, why you so pregnant?

And that's pretty much the extent of our conversation around here.....

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

5 things I couldn't live without {listable life!}

Last week I re-discovered one of my favorite blogs, Moments that Define Life. She makes lists.
I LOVE lists
This week, I'm going with her prompt "5 Things You Couldn't Live Without"
{ps, you should try this, it's WAY harder than it seems!}
{pps, I'm bypassing the obvious "food, water, shelter, family, friends" answers, so I don't want to hear any "hey! you forgot to mention your family/food/water/shelter" comments people}

1. Animals
No, not to eat. Remember, I'm bypassing the food answer. 
I am an animal lover. Big time. Animals know this too, they love me right back. 
Seriously, I'm like a dog magnet (just ask my mother-in-law, her dog thinks I walk on water, and I only see him once a month or so!)

2. Flowers
I love having fresh flowers in my house. I love the smell of flowers. I love the different colors of flowers. I love the symbolism of flowers. I love growing flowers. I love arranging flowers. I love flowers people, the end.
3. Chapstick
Hi, my name is Emily and I'm a chapstick addict.
4. Books
I love to read. I love getting lost in a book. I love learning new things through reading. Books are just awesome.
5. The piano
I guess if I wanted to be really vague, I could just say music. But I want to be really specific, so I'll say the piano. I absolutely adore the piano. I love sitting down and playing. I love the way I can channel my emotions through my fingertips onto the keys and turn an ordinary piece of music into something extraordinary. I love being able to de-stress by playing. I love watching my children sit down at a piano because they love it too. The world is a better place because there are piano's in it. This is a true story. 

How about you leave me a quick comment of the 5 things you couldn't live without? Better yet, blog about it and leave me a link so I can read it!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A short story or how to get your husband to clean your house

Yesterday afternoon I started having regular contractions. The contractions have been coming irregularly since last Thursday. This is a whole new thing for me, I've never gone into labor on my own (even though this is my 3rd babe). After a couple calls to labor and delivery and a few hours of hanging around seeing if things were going to continue or pitter out, I decided we should make the trek (a whole hour) to the hospital.
From the time I made the first call to labor and delivery, to the time my parents showed up to pick up the boys, the hubs was a cleaning maniac. Maniac I tell ya. Dishes were getting done, blankets were getting folded, toys were getting put away, counters were getting wiped off, cat litter was getting changed....

In other words, I should go into labor every day. I'd have a SUPER clean house.

(And no, I don't have a new baby yet. After laying in a very uncomfortable hospital bed and watching the hubs' eyelids get heavier and heavier for 4 hours, I was sent home.)
(P.S. Next week I turn 30...I vow she will make her grand entrance before then!)


Friday, February 17, 2012

yup, I'm pregnant

I've been placed on " bed rest"
Which means I should technically be sitting down a whole lot more than I am.
But I have a 3.5 year old
and a 1.5 year old
So....sitting down doesn't happen too often.
But, I use it as a great excuse to sit around anytime the hubs is home! (love you hubs!)

I decided to show you some pictures of how this whole pregnancy thing has progressed the 3rd time around. It's been a WHOLE lot different this time. I can't decide if it's because I'm older than I was previously (duh) or if it's because this is a girl or....something else I haven't really thought of.

Anyway, enough jibba-jabba. Here's some pictures of me with a huge belly. The only time you will see me post pictures with a huge belly. And the most I will ever weigh in any picture ever again (this is a promise!)

Alright, now you can commence talking about what a cute pregnant lady I am.
And telling me how I don't look huge.
These things will all make me feel wonderful, so go ahead and fib a little.

Oh, and I totally made that skirt in the 27 week picture. (thank you pinterest)

Have a great weekend!!!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

My Reverse Bucket List

Mama’s Losin’ It

My REVERSE bucket list
aka The Top 10 Things I Will NEVER Do

1. Sky dive 
2. Go underwater in one of those shark cage things
3. Hunt an animal for sport
4. Eliminate yoga pants from my wardrobe
5. Stop eating bread
6. Lose touch with my best friend
7. Fold a fitted sheet
8. Take my husband and children for granted
9. Spend a large sum of money on clothing for a child
(come on, they grow out of it in like a day!)
10. Admit I'm a control freak
(oh, wait.....did I just admit that?)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

5 Moments I Would Live Over Again

I've been so far removed from the blog world the past few months that I've missed this really cool opportunity to link up at one of my favorite blogs, Moments That Define Life, for her {listable life} posts. I was reading through my reader (that's a weird sentence) and saw her post from last week and thought I just had to jump in for this week. You should totally check it out and participate if you aren't already! This week, I chose the prompt of 5 Moments I Would Live Over Again. Without further ado:
(ps, I apologize I don't have any pictures attached to my list, I'm using a different computer and none of my pictures are on it!)

The 5 Moments I Would Live Over Again

1. The day I got married (the first time)
No, I'm not divorced and remarried (and there is nothing wrong with people who are....just sayin), The hubs and I had a wedding date set for June but decided we wanted to get married sooner so we "eloped" and got married in an extremely small and sweet ceremony 6 months early, in December. I spent the day I got married with my two wonderful Disneyland. Yes, it was awesome Then I went home, got dressed, drove to the church and got married that evening. It was such a wonderful day.

2. Watching the hubs hold his first son for the very first time
I have a picture of this moment, it is the most precious picture of all time. The hubs is sitting on a hospital bed, in blue hospital scrubs, holding a tiny little boy in his arms, staring at him with the most sincere look of love and happiness in his eyes. It is priceless.

3. The sound of the first cry as my children have come into this world.
I will never forget the way I felt when I gave birth to my first son. Hearing his first cry, the hubs and I were both overcome with happiness and couldn't hold back the tears and smiles. Our second son was born 22 months later and he didn't cry as quickly as he should have. Of course the panic sets in and when that stubborn little boy finally let it rip, the relief was so great and it felt so so good to hear him. In 2 short weeks (yeah right, they'll be the 2 longest weeks of my life), I will hear another baby cry for the first time. This time it is supposedly going to be a girl, our first (and last) daughter. I am SO looking forward to it.

4. Sharing an incredibly hard burden with my parents 
When I was younger, I was carrying a very large burden alone. I was scared to talk to my parents and kept it to myself for too long. If I had only known the love and support that was waiting for me in my parents arms, I would have confided in them sooner. I know I would not have the close, loving, special and trusting relationship I have with my parents today if it had not been for that moment when I shared my burden with them and they helped me make it light.

5. Watching the hubs graduate from college
This hasn't happened yet, not until May, but I am SO EXCITED for him! This is something he has been working so hard at for SO LONG that it just fills me up with the greatest sense of pride and love for him. The moment his name is called and he walks across that stage (I'm sure he'll have a tear or two down his cheek.....sorry hubs, but you will) will be so incredibly amazing. I am so proud of him. Even though this moment hasn't happened yet (3 more months!) I can guarantee you I will want to live it over and over again. 

So, there's my 5. I'd love to hear yours!
Thanks for stopping by!!!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Silly Saturday

This morning, the boys and I (the hubs is included in "the boys") went to our local Kohls to do a bit of shopping. They were having a monster sale and I had a coupon on top of that, so how could I resist? (We ended up spending $90 and saved $180, not bad!) (though I'm pretty positive they mark stuff WAY up so that they can mark it WAY down and tell you you saved a TON of money which in turn makes you want to come back just to see the "total saved" at that bottom of your incredibly long receipt, but that's just my opinion)

wow, I got off topic. Alright, where was I? Oh, yeah. The boys and

So, after the boys all got something new, the hubs suggested I look at the bags and see if there was one I wanted.

Let's take a second to pause and recognize the fact that the hubs loves me enough and knows me well enough to suggest I go look at the bags. Incredible that man.

Alright, so I'm perusing the merchandise and find a few I like, which happen to NOT be included in the awesome sale. Of course, that's how it always works. I have a knack for finding the most expensive thing. But then, I spot this really really cute bag, in a cute print, with red details and it happened to be on clearance (I love red...and prints....and anything that can double as a diaper bag.....and this one covered all the bases). I show the bag to the hubs and say "what do you think of this one?"

His reply: "Do you have any outfits that will go with it?"

I just stood there and smiled. And giggled a little.
Because honestly, it was a really really cute thing to say.
He was obviously raised by women.
After I was done looking at him and thinking about how cute he was, I replied:
"It's a bag, you don't have to match your outfit to your bag silly!"

The man tries, he tries real hard. I love it.

And that my friends, is why this post is titled "Silly Saturday."

Do you have anything silly to share? Cause I love to laugh!

Friday, February 10, 2012

2 weeks and counting

I didn't even look to see how long it's been since I've blogged.
It would just make me feel like less of a woman.
No, seriously.
I know women who say things like "I'm not going to start a blog because then when I stop writing as regularly, it will just be one more thing I've failed at."
And to those women I used to always say:
"whatever, that's ridiculous. Blogging is fun no matter how often you do it!"

And here I am.
One of those women.
I guess I should take my own advice yes?

So, I've got 2.5 weeks to go until this babe comes out. Did I already mention it's a girl?

Well, yes...yes, it is!
At least, for now.
We were told our first son was a girl too.......
so I guess we'll see!

I've been nesting like a crazy woman. Seriously. Painting things. Building things. Re-purposing things. Organizing things. Cleaning things. Pretty much doing anything I can think of to keep me busy.

Because let's face it, a busy mom means busy kids and I love it when my boys are busy doing things of their own accord (as long as it's non-toxic and fairly safe of course)
Thing 1 and Thing 2, aka Elliot and Caleb 

This pregnancy hasn't been the easiest, I'm not gonna lie. I've got vericose veins popping up in my leg (they're beautiful, let me tell ya) and migraines that have lasted almost a month (I've got drugs for this, it's just hard to take them when I'm supposed to be the responsible one....a drugged up mom isn't really the look I'm going for). I've gained more weight than I would like (please tell me you all know what I'm talking about here) and spend most of the night complaining to the hubs about how flabby my arms are or how I feel like I have a double-chin...and don't even get me started on the size of my butt these days. I'm so grateful that I've been able to carry this baby full term and incredibly blessed to have another child in the family.......but I just had to complain a little. I'm done now.

So, here's a random blog post for you. I'm sure you all have been sitting on the edge of your seats waiting for me to come back and post! Well, I'd like to think at least some of you were =)

Ok, I'm off to nest some more. I think I'll paint something once the boys go to bed.....

Thanks for stopping by, I LOVE your comments!!!