May 30, 2012

Just Waiting for The Baby!!

Well, the nursery is done! Every little details in complete......

Ladybugs watching everywhere!

My very favorite chair. Don't you LOVE the blanket that Grammie crocheted for Gwynn. It's just perfect! 

The pots are from the shower. They just fit so perfectly with the decor that I used them in the room.

Closet filled with clothes and diapers! Those are just the size 1 diapers and wipes. The size 2 and 3 are in the crawlspace.

Then there's the playmat that Kari let us borrow (along with TONS of clothes and other baby items!). The beautiful swing that Jeremy's grandma bought us. And the highlight of the whole room......the Steelers diaper bag that Grandma and Pap gave Gwynn!!

A close up of the crib bedding. The Angle monitor isn't hooked up yet, but there's part of it. That thing is amazing. It can tell me the temperature of the babies room and if I set a\ temperature alarm it will sound if the room gets too hot or too cold! The pad goes under the mattress and it can still sense the baby's movement! I can set the noise sensitivity so I don't hear every tiny noise if I don't want to. I can watch the baby and ZOOM in! I can have timers and alarms on the monitor part that I carry around....... It's just amazing!
The little lamb says a's the cutest thing. Then there is the binki inch worm. There is a binki at the end of more losing them!

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Baby Bump Week 33

May 29, 2012

Summer School Begins

The girls and I picked up some school book a few weeks ago. We are ready to have a little "school" each day so that they don't forget everything that they learned last year. They LOVE it.

They have their own books, crayons, and pencils and even desk name tags. At the end they get a little sticker for their sticker chart if they've done a good job. Fun stuff!!
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May 28, 2012

The Wonderful Weekend!

On Saturday morning the girls, grandma and I headed to the salon to get a hair cut for Hayden and myself! Something we have not done since before I was pregnant!! Here's Layner talking to Aunt September on the phone before we left. 

Waiting to be called for the cut. 

Goodbye long hair!! She wanted it to her ears! 

After hair cuts it was off to lunch. 

Then we headed to the park for a Discover Kids ice cream social. It was so much fun! 

Sunday afternoon was the big baby shower.....and it WAS big and beautiful! 
Two of my dear friends Mary and Lisa put the shower on for me. They got so many wonderful ideas from pinterest and it all came together amazingly. Every little details was thoughts out and lady bugged themed! 

The cake table. What an adorable way to layer plastic table cloths! 

No, I did not do my own cake, but isn't it beautiful?! 

Little onesie cookies even have little lady bugs on them! 

A bunch of ladies from DP pitched in and made all different themed foods for the shower. Everything was delicious! 

There were around 35 or 40 people there! We ate, laughed, played cute games, opened gifts, and ate cake. I have not felt that loved in a very long time. It was such an amazing day. 

So many gifts....mostly diapers and wipes which I am ecstatic about. 

The girls were such great helpers. They brought gifts to me, opened gifts, and moved opened gifts out of the way. 

The girls even got a few special big sister gifts just for them. So sweet for people to think about the big sisters! 

This was one of the last gifts. It was in a huge box. I unwrapped it and there was another wrapped box inside! No card, so I had no idea who this mystery gift was from. I opened the second box to find the Angelcare monitor....platinum edition! This video movement monitor is something that is very important to us. It's nice to know that you can see your baby sleeping soundly in her crib at any time AND the movement sensor is amazing in the case that she'd stop breathing! After I opened the monitor Sandra came up with the card.....that's when I lost it. When I opened the card I saw that 13 beautiful women came together to get this gift for me. It was so touching and unbelievable all at the same time. 
Sunday was one of those days that will stick with me for a very long time. It was such a good day and I felt so blessed to have so many amazing women and family members in my life. 

May 26, 2012

Grandma's In Town!!

Grandma is in town! She got in late last night and she'll be here till Monday morning. She came with lots of fun things for the girls to do. Their first project was this thing. Basically, they scraped this clay figure in order to discover a treasure inside! 
Then we decided to get hair cuts! Mommy and Hayden haircuts!! 
What a cutie! 
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Babies and Sweet Rides!

Yesterday we headed out to Acworth to visit with Matt, Jamie, Mac and to meet baby Caroline! It was a great visit and Caroline is so tiny and cute! It made us all so excited for baby Gwynn to come!! 
Big sister practice! 
Jeremy surprised me with this while we were out there!! When the girls and I got there it was parked in the driveway. I asked Jerm who's car it was. He told me that it was Matt and Jamie's new car. I thought it was kind of crazy considering they just had a baby AND moved into a new house 2 days before Caroline was born, but I believed him. After we got a house tour we went out to look at their new car. Jeremy figured I would know it was ours when I saw his lunch cooler and backpack in the front seat. I didn't even see it...I was looking at the car, not the stuff. So, finally we got around to the back of the car and he said, "you know this is yours....I bought this for you!". Apparently, he has been talking with dealers for about a month now!! It's a Hyundai Veracruz and I love it! It has three rows and can seat 7!! The girls are in love....especially with the way back seats, they told me that when they grow up they want a car just like it.
July 19th Jeremy and I will have been married for 9 years!! Happy Anniversary to me :)  
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May 25, 2012

Sweet Ella

I can't believe the day is here already! It's our last day with sweet Ella! It's so hard to believe that I've watched her every week day for 10 months. She has just fit right in with our growing family of girls. I honestly don't know what we're going to do without her.....I guess get ready for baby G! 
Here's a shot from one of the first weeks that we kept Ella. What a little bald beauty. Having the girls (especially Layne since she got out of school at noon every day) hang out with Ella has been such a great thing. They are certainly going to be ready to be wonderful big sisters to Gwynn. 

Here's a picture of this little cutie now! Where has the time gone?! We will miss you sweet girl.....
Thank you David and Lisa for trusting me with your precious little girl for these 10 months. 

May 24, 2012

DIY Race Bib and Medal Display

I've seen these on Pinterest and Etsy and I just love them. It's such a great way to organize race bibs and medals! So, this was today's project!! 

Supplies included: 
~Piece of scrap wood from the Mr. 
~Wooden letters from Michael's 
~Picture hanger for back
~Wood Glue
~Spray Paint

Once it was all put together I was able to put the bibs and medals on the hooks and the "U" was a nice place for the 1/2 marathon pin that I received....instead of a medal! That was the hardest half too....what a rip off!!   I told Jerm that I should have gotten a gold brick for finishing that one in the middle of the summer last year. Instead I got a pin and lost 5 toenails!! 
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May 22, 2012

These are The Days....

Both girls are now able to pump all by themselves! No pushing needed! They are so independent now! Isn't it ironic that the baby swing is in this picture?! We're about to start all over.....

But what a blessing this new baby will be to our whole family. I can't wait to see what great helpers Hayden and Layne will be. 

Just relaxing by the swings in my new chair. Gotta enjoy being a family of four for the next 8 weeks. I can't believe it's all about to change!! And it's a change that we're looking forward to!

May 19, 2012

Maternity Photo Shoot!!!

Ella's mom who also happens to be a dear friend of mine took these amazing pictures of our sweet growing family today. Lisa is so very talented with her you will be able to see! What a blessing she has been to my life :) Love you girl!