Where have I been?!

The weather here is crazy right now! Thunderstorms and lightning every couple of minutes.

The power went out briefly and our wireless hasn’t come back on despite my resetting the router. No WiFi. 😢I’m writing the post from my phone which isn’t as easy as it sounds.

Last week was a total bust! I was extremely exhausted all week. I would wake up to eat and then go right back to sleep. Monday to Thursday, I was awake about 5 hours each day. I felt useless, but I take it as a sign that baby is getting bigger and stronger.

On Friday, I decided that I had to be productive. I started prepping our cloth diapers. It’s a little overwhelming trying to remember how each item should be washed.

It turns out I was overly cautious with the prefolds by air drying them when they could’ve gone in the dryer. I learned a valuable lesson for next time . They take forever to air dry, so I won’t be doing that again. I have to do 4 more washes on some of the diapers to make sure they are fully prepped and ready to go. This will be my Friday routine for the next 4 weeks.

I also started working on the owl painting for the nursery (finally, I know). I still am unclear about what I actually want, but I thought I better do something and if I don’t like it I have more blank canvases!

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We started a little garden yesterday on the patio. The whole thing was a total mess, so we cleaned it up and stored the things that were out there preventing us from actually using the space.

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We planted some flowers and herbs in planters we already had that we collecting dust. We also bought a calla lily plant and gardenia bush for inside the house. I’m so excited to actually have a garden. It looks so pretty and is very peaceful to sit out there now.

Houseplants are supposed to be good for your health and well being. Neither Devin or I have green thumbs, so here’s hoping we don’t kill the plants.

I’m hoping the weather will let up a bit, I have grocery shopping on the agenda today and I don’t want to get soaked! Until then I’m off to work on the owl.

Countdown to baby: 72 days

Friday is a Favorite

There is something very calming in waking up knowing that you’ve already prepared breakfast. I’m usually running around like a crazy person to make sure my husband is well fed and off to work on time. I love mornings when I’ve already done the hard work.

Breakfast for us was an asparagus, provolone frittata and sausage patties. Frittatas are easy to make and are so yummy. 

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I needed some pampering after yesterday, so I went and got a lovely mani/pedi early this morning.

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I love it when the nail salon isn’t busy and I don’t have to wait and aren’t rushed.

 When I got home, it was time to get back to work on the nursery art.

After the first painting, I learned that it really is important to take my time. That includes making sure I have the proper tools when I start painting.

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It did take me a little longer than I would’ve liked, but I think the “A” is complete. I really like the way it turned out. Sorry the picture is so bad!

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My husband and I are attending a Cloth Diapering 101 class at a local store tomorrow, so I’ll have a lot to share with you after the weekend!

Countdown to baby: 103 days (I posted last night after midnight, so no progress on that).

Getting Crafty

I only got about 4 hours of sleep last night. I am not a happy person today, but there is no time for whining!

I am 25 weeks today! Argh…that means in just 15 weeks we’ll be parents! It will be here before we know it.

We are running out of time, so I decided to really get to work on the art for the nursery. Normally I would just order something from Etsy, but I thought it might be fun to get crafty. I normally am not a DIY kind of girl, but I figure it will be good practice for when I have to help the kid with school projects. Turns out it actually is fun (*gasp*). I’m enjoying painting. I am a perfectionist and very hard on myself, so the fact that I’m accepting my work as being decent, is nice. I’m no Van Gogh, but it’s good enough for me.

This past weekend we went to Michael’s and they were having a sale on canvas (a pack of 7 canvases for $20!!) and acrylic paint, so we picked up some colors that go with the scheme of the nursery. I “finished” one canvas today. By finished I mean there is one heart that is bugging me and needs fixing, but I will conquer it!

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^not the finished product, but you get the idea.

I just started work on the 2nd canvas; first coat of paint is done. 

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Did you know you’re supposed to “prepare” the canvas when painting with acrylic? Yeah, I didn’t either. Needless to say, we skipped that step. I think they’re turning out pretty good for a non-crafty (soon-to-be) mom. The 3rd one I have planned (an owl) it’s more complicated in my head (cut out paper feathers, maybe?), so I have it’ll be a couple days before I iron out what I really want to do.

Stay tuned!

Countdown to baby: 104 days…