Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Turkey Eve Day

Ahhh last day of work before Turkey day! I cannot believe Christmas will be coming so quickly now! Need to finish up shopping but hopefully won't be too daunting this year.

Hopefully will pick out the wall pain for Lainey's room this weekend which is exciting!

My sister sent me a preview of my shower invites and they are soooo stinking cute! Here is a mockup of them and the front will be printed as well with a little squirrel on them.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Christmas Shopping Underway

Ok finally feel as if we are getting some shopping accomplished and out of the way, like many we are cutting back this year. I have a present for my mom done and Gabby Muffin is almost done as well! So far we have the following for her:

Guess Who Electronic (I am excited to play this heehee)

Barbie Girl accessory set (clearance set for her barbie mp3 player)

Dance Dance Revolution for xbox 360 (no idea which one but we got it for 40 bucks and thought it would be fun for the family)

Some doll clothes I got at an art fair for her AG dolls

Bunkbed for AG doll (from walmart)

Set of 2 barbie kid mermaids (clearance again)

Polly pocket set (yup clearance)

a couple tee shirts, a dress, 3 pairs leggings, icarly undies

Think that is it for now. Do not actually plan to add too much more to the mix since she also receives gifts from family and the kid really REALLY does not need another toy! We do plan on adding one or two DS games and some math flashcards and prob some goodies from the dollar store for her stocking.

Now to finish up gifts for Dad, Grandparents, neice, and figure out what we are doing for Bear's family in England (thinking we will order from UK stores therefore skipping on postage for us!). Gabby's aunt's family as they are always keeping Gabby overnight so want to give them a family gift, and oh yeah I need to make teacher gifts!

So how are you all doing on your shopping? Any homemade gifts being made?

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Loving me some Craigslist!

Going to pick up two treasures for Lainey today! First off we got this

Which we plan on painting an antique white to match her crib! I think it will look so pretty!!!
Then we got the good ole baby display stand aka a bumbo with the tray for 25 bucks!

and it is even the purple one which I wanted! Yippy!

Off to get my hair done this morning as it has been months!!! Going to feel great! Had a lush dinner with the hubby last night too to celebrate our first anniversary that was on Wednesday. Yum Yum!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

A baby list

Because I believe nesting is totally kicking in with how much my mind is going this morning (or else it is the coffee I indulged in heh heh)...

Things we NEED to get

1.carseat carrier (we are set on a beco but now need to choose a pattern!) of newborn cloth diaper stash(will prob hit up after turkey Day sales to get more of these along with my usual random buys I have been doing ;) )



6.nursery decor (ok it is not really a NEED but I WANT it haha)

Other than that I think we will pretty much be set to start with...other goodies can be bought as needed so once we have these 6 things sorted I will feel prepared....I think...

More nursery ideas

Ok I will post an updated belly shot this weekend I promise! I am so behind on putting new pics on the computer as don't even have Halloween ones up yet so will make sure to get that done and share this weekend.

But for now more nursery ideas!!!

This is the crib we have decided upon! We just love it! And it is one of those nifty ones that turns into the toddler bed and then a very pretty girly double bed for later on!

And I would LOVE to get this matching dresser but not too sure as may just stalk used shops and craigslist and paint our own to match for a fraction of the cost! But how pretty is this?

Then many thanks to Shannon who shared these fantastical customizable owl shelves that are even made right here in Michigan!!!!

Eeeeeeeeeeee so excited!!! Still need to pick wall color out but waiting for Lainey's blanket to arrive so we can match up....pretty sure we are going with a spring green though...similar to the wall color behind those owl shelves but a bit darker/deeper.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Nursery Obsessing Begins!

Ok ok so the house isn't even all unpacked yet but of course after finding out we are having a little girl I had to start planning her nursery!

SO far here is what I am thinking....

Friday, November 13, 2009

We have a Hamburger!!!!

Yup we are having a little girl! Gabby is beside herself as she soooo was wanting a sister so a sister we gave her :)

Introducing Miss Lainey Raine

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Bummer of a Day Turned Fantastical!

I was so excited as I had an appointment with the OB that would actually perfrom the c-section today. Well that was a LAME dr appt LOL....ok so I go and the OB surgeon comes in (seems very nice but looks a little like Dr Kevorkian LMFAO)..measures me and takes baby's hr (150 today) and then says "Ok I will see you again mid February to book your u/s." UGHHHHHHHHHHH

So again a let down as thought he would schedule it today. Well then I cheekily ask "so you don't need an u/s for anything do ya?" He smiles and then says "well let me see if my tech can do one really quick for ya" So of course I am super stoked!Gareth and I got huge smiles on our faces.

Well bad luck strikes again as the tech was in with someone already :( DANG IT!!!! I so wanted to holler out "but I can wait!" LOL.... so we get out of there and I am immediatley hit and feel crushed and am trying so hard not to break out in sobs.... I had sunglasses on and was trying so hard to think of something else.....but then hubby put his hand on my knee and says "well it's ok hopefully we get the one in December" (the one our doc is going to attempt to get but wasn't even 100% sure if he could get insurance to pay for one or not then).

I then just cannot help it and tears rolled down my face. He was all "oh babe it is ok" and I just start crying like a baby saying "but this is no fun at all! I am uncomfortable almost all the time between back pain, butt pain, and now indigestion and then still heaving most mornings and still have almost 20 weeks to go!" I said without being able to shop for anything specific for this baby it has sucked the only fun out I could be getting since I have been so miserable this pregnancy! I then dropped it and said I would be ok just let down again is all.

Come home and I went and laid down to sneak a nap in before a girl scout meeting tonight.... Well hubby comes in and says "you gotta leave work early again tomorrow" I said "why?" then he said "Cause I just booked you in at Sneak a Peeks and we have to be there at 1:00, Happy Anniversary Baby!" AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

So I am super excited as we should hopefully very well dang know the sex of Gummi tomorrow afternoon EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

And another HUGE bonus for Cricut Expression arrived! Now to get the craft cave all set up this weekend so I can start to play with it! Fun stuff!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Meal Planning Monday is Back!

At least I am hoping I can keep up with it this time LOL...I actually Have 2 weeks of dinners planned as just worked out easier for the shopping this past weekend :) So in no particular order here is what is on the agenda!

1. Eggs,Bacon,Pancakes
2.Taco casserole
3.Frozen mexican pizza
4.Breakfast skillet meal (hashbrowns,eggs,green peppers and onions) prob with toast
5.Buffalo chicken strips with salads and maybe fries
6.Cream of mushroom porkchops, mashed potatoes, salad
7. hotdogs and baked beans
8.ham steak, cheesy potatos, peas
9. potpies over rice
10.homemade fettucine alfredo with grilled chicken and salad and garlic bread(Had this last night and turned out fabulous if I do say so myself!)
11. leftovers
12.swedish meatballs/creamy meatballs over egg noodles, salad or veg
13. Japanese curry over rice
14. Taco Rice (basically taco meat and all the fixings over white rice instead of chips or on taco shells....fell in love with this in Japan it is so good even though sounds weird)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Art Fair Finds!

So excited about the goodies I got at the art fair today held at my old high school! Got about 4 or 5 necklaces, I think 5 pairs of earrings, some faux American Girl clothes for Gabby for Christmas, and two super cute knit fall/winter head bands for myself :)

Ahhh nothing better than some retail therapy! Also Bear let me order my Christmas gift last week.....a Cricut Expression machine from HSN that comes with 4 cartridges WOOTWOOT!!!

Now to get the craft cave in order! First order of business starting tonight is painting my cubbies!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Hormonal Bummer Time

Not a big update as I am in a funk to say the least today.
Good news: all moved and doing ok on unpacking and tidying
Good news: Baby tests all came back healthy and normal
Bad news: no idea if I will get another ultrasound therefore leaving Gummi a mystery which is making it really hard for me to feel connected to the baby at this time :(

As for wives tales go though the heart rate from today is still saying boy so we shall see.....