Tuesday, May 31, 2011

False Alarm and Saying Goodbye

my view:looking down at my belly

This is what I see when I look down everyday...and no my belly is not bare, I just happen to be wearing a yellow tank top.

Well, this weekend proved to very eventful indeed! It all started Friday night. All that night, I had these horrible stomach pains. At first I thought I was getting the stomach flu, but then I realized that the pains were radiating and that they were coming rather frequent. This happened off and on all night and morning long, until I finally got up at eleven. Then came the nausea and vomit...both not fun. I was supposed to take Einstein to the movies, but I was just feeling so bad and the contractions were getting stronger. So, I called my mom to pick him up. I felt bad doing so, but I knew it was the right thing, just in case I did go into labor. He was getting too worried about me. By the late afternoon, the contractions had tapered off. I drank lots of raspberry tea and even walked a couple blocks, but nothing. If anything, all that seemed to do push the contractions farther away. By the evening time, they had stopped completely. And that night I had the best night of sleep---ever! I woke up Sunday morning feeling so refreshed and awake. All the aches and pains of the months before were completely gone...I could walk around freely, as if I wasn't even pregnant. The husband and I decided to take advantage of my good feeling and ran some much needed errands--also, in hopes it was start labor again. However, no such luck. We ended up having a nice day, out and about, just like old times.

Yesterday, I finally able to take Einstein to the movies, as promised. We had a great time--just me and him and like old times. We then came home and he got to play with the neighbors one last time before they moved away.

The neighbors moving is Einstein's first interaction with losing a friend and let me tell it's been very hard. It couldn't have come at worse time. Now, granted, they are not moving far--just about 20 minutes away, but it's the whole "moving away" concept that hurts. It breaks my heart to see him so sad. I wish I could just hug him and make it all better, but I can't. I can only help him through the heartache and turn him to God---the ultimate comforter.

Overall, my holiday weekend was fun and eventful--maybe not all the way I had planned, but fun nonetheless.

How was your weekend?

xo

Friday, May 27, 2011

What a week!



I must admit I am so glad this week is coming to a close. It has been a bit of a roller coaster of a week. Things I would never imagine I would have to face, I have to face. And on top of it all it seems that Einstein has reverted back to a 2 year old with fits, crying and everything else that comes with. Whew, I getting tired just thinking of it all over again. It's only by the grace and love of God that I've made it through this week, partially sane and with a smile on my face.

I have decided to take this weekend off, especially after the week I've had, and do absolutely nothing--but relax and only do fun things, like sew or make some last minute things for the baby. What about you? Do you have any fun things planned for this holiday weekend?

Here are few fun links I've found this week:

Frozen hot chocolate...have you ever tried it? I've always wanted too, and this recipe sounds amazing.\

What a great way to share your love..who doesn't enjoy a love note.

Who doesn't love a little bit of cinnamon and sugar.

Do you love graham crackers? How about homemade graham crackers...mmmm


xo

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Stop to smell the flowers

Field of Dreams by namits
Field of Dreams, a photo by namits on Flickr.

Life has been very busy these days with the anticipation of the baby and other crazy twists and turns that life throws at you when you least expect it. And amongst all the hussle and bussle, I sometimes forget to stop and enjoy the little things around me--like a new blooming rose in my little garden or perhaps a simple, sweet treat like a bowl of cherries. Whatever it may be, remember to take the time to enjoy the little things.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Typewriter: A Modern Cure for School Blues


via Etsy store Goody Girl Red
I have really been missing school. My last class ended in April and miss so school so much. Last week, I registered for the classes I wanna take when I go back after I have the baby and all that did was make me miss school so much more. I started reading some classics in order to quell my school thirst, but alas it is not enough. Writing on le blog has helped alot, but I still want to write more. I've been missing writing so much that I actually cleaned off my entire desk--that was probably due more to nesting, but who cares--I have never seen my desk so clean.

Anyways, I was on Etsy yesterday and I stumbled across some beautiful vintage typewritters. I have always, since I was a little girl, wanted a typewriter. And so today, I resumed my search for the perfect typewriter and I think I might have found it--see the pic above. Isn't it a beauty?!?! I found it via the adoreable Etsy store Goody Girl Red. This typwriter is not only so adoreable and it good condition, but completely affordable--thanks to my mother's day money. Not only that, but it comes with the manual--how cool is that! So now I just have to research how much the ribbons cost and if they are easy to come by and if so, then I'm gonna buy myself a typwriter....yay me!

I'll keep you posted.


xo

Monday, May 23, 2011

Weekend Wrap Up and a few fun links


A lovely Monday to all!

So, how was your weekend? Anything exciting happen?

I had a pretty easy going weekend as usual. On Saturday, I caught the tailend of Einstein's baseball game--he did great! After the game, I helped pack up and ship off Einstein and the husband for an overnight cub scout outing. My little sister came to stay with me, just in case I went into labor--but no such luck. We did have fun though...we made homemade cheeseburgers, watched movies and talked till 3am. Sunday was very low key, the husband and Einstein came home in the early afternoon and we all took a little nap. I think I've hit the nesting stage---I cleaned off my desk--I mean completely cleaned it off, it's wonderful. I have fallen in love with my desk once again. So, how was your weekend?

Any big plans for the week? I have a few things I would like to get done before this baby of mine makes her appearance.

Here are some fun links I've found over the last week. Enjoy.

Einstein told me all about the s'mores he had at his campout and it made me want some too and then I came across this scrumptous s'mores receipe....I'm gonna make this after I have the baby.

Since we're talking about s'mores how about these s'mores donuts...mmmm.

This would be a fun summer project for me and Einstein.

Did you know you can make your own milk glass?

How about one last scrumptous recipe.

Oh, I almsot forgot. I have decided to update/change some things on my 30 before 30 list because some things I will not be able to accomplish due to the bed rest thing. So, stay tuned later this week.

Well, that's all for today, lovelies, I'm gonna watch a Paul Newman movie--I just love that man.


xo

Friday, May 20, 2011

{My 5 Favorites}The little things

the view from my couch

Happy Friday!

Lately I've been thinking about the little things that brighten up day, and so a new bi-weekly feature was born--{My 5 Favorites}.

And so {My 5 Favorites} at the moment are....

via Amazon
Cookie Dough Balance Bars-I love these things! I eat atleast one or two of these a day...these little babies have made gestational diabetes bareable.

via Amazon
Sweet and Creamy Iced Coffee T-discs for Tassimo---Another absolute lifesaver and moneysaver too! I drink one of these almost everyday. Just add a little sugar free flavored syrup, a splenda and a dash of half and half and you have the perfect ice coffee drink--better than Starbucks.

via Amazon
Tmobile G2x--After being a lifelong blackberry user I recently decided to mix things up and I got this simply fabulous phone---and I absolutely love it! It's so fast and has so many cool apps. My only complaint is that the battery goes fast, but I have a feeling if I changed some of the settings I could remedy this.

via Amazon
Logitech Cooling Fan-Really loving this fan--it's the best I've ever had. It's quiet, comfortable and best of all it pulls air from the back versus the bottom like normal laptop fans. And seeing how much I use my laptop now, this fan keeps my laptop so cool.


Pink Roses via the husband--My husband bought me these beauties last Saturday and they are still blooming, as you can see. They sit on the side table right next to the couch and their scent is intoxicating.

What are a few of your favorite things?


xo

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sometimes I just wanna escape

Romantic Bedroom by one haute mess
Romantic Bedroom, a photo by one haute mess on Flickr.

Ever have one of those days that start a little off and you don't know why. And no matter what you try to do to shake it off, you're never able to....and then just when you're coping with the weirdness of it all, the phone rings and throws you another curve ball.

But then after the mildly freaking out for a minute, you have to stop, take a breathe and remember that there is a reason for everything and ultimately God has a plan---rest in that.

This is how my day has been so far.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Your opinion is needed




I have be wanting to start my own business for a long time now. I have been going back and forth as to what I want to make and sell. I want it to be easy, yet fun. I have been trying out a few things here and there, and I was wondering if you, dear readers, would offer me some honest feedback. So, here you go. Here is one of my first items.

Be honest, be nice and tell me what you think


xo

Monday, May 16, 2011

{Oh lollypops!}

via Craftification
Happy Monday to you all! I thought I would start off the week with a sweet treat!

Isn't this centerpiece just scrumptious?!?! I absolutely love it! I just happened to stumble across this scrumptious centerpiece from Craftification by way of Craft Gossip. I am not sure if I've ever told you, but I love, absolutely love lollypops! So, of course, when I saw this, I was instantly in love. So much so, I even, for a brief moment, considered making one of these as centerpiece for my table, just because. I think this would be a cute idea for my little one's first birthday...we will see.

How is your Monday going so far? What are you favorite sugary treats?


xo

Friday, May 13, 2011

Blogger's back...Finally

Taken via my G2x

Well, I'm so happy that Blogger is back up. I was a little disappointed yesterday, because I've been on such a blogging roll, I didn't want anything to deter me, but everything happens for reason right.

Anyways, how has your week been? My week has been relatively busy, for one being on bed rest. I went to the doctor yesterday and she said I've made it--I've reached the safety zone. She is allowing me to walk a little bit more, depending on how I'm feeling.

On Monday, I listed some of my goals for this week and I was able to accomplish or start most of them. I am very proud of myself. This list making and goal making is actually becoming a lot of fun---I'm quite excited to see what I can accomplish next week.

Well, the weekend is here, do you have any plans? Maybe some of these links will give you some inspiration.

A neat way to hide your cords from little hands.

Have you ever thought of making your own detergent? I've been contemplating it as of late.

As soon as, I have this baby I'm gonna give these brownies a try.

This looks yummy!

Have a fun weekend!

xo

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

"It's never too late..."


via Bella Designs nh

"It is never too late to be what you could have been." ~George Eliot


I first heard this quote the other day, while watching tv no less--and I have been entranced by it ever since. It's a beautiful quote, with so much meaning. It couldn't have come at a better time for me.

Sometimes it seems like life is just flying by and it can become overwhelming and feel like your dreams are just slipping through your fingers. But always remember, everything is made perfect in God's perfect timing.

And "It is never too late to be what you could have been."--in God's perfect timing.




xo

Monday, May 9, 2011

Plans for This Week

Avila Beach
Last Monday, I shared with you the little notebook that my husband made for me to keep track of everything because my pregnancy brain was getting the best of me. At first, I must admit, I was opposed to the idea. I have never been one for making lists and sticking to them. But after a week of list making, not only do I feel like I've accomplished a lot, which I have, but I have actually enjoyed. I know it may sound sick---or like music to my husband's ears--but I have truly enjoyed it. I like planning my day out the night before and I like the feeling of accomplishment that I feel when I check something off my list.

And so, I sticking to the lists for now. Today, I thought I would share with you some of the things I would like to accomplish this week.

My plans for this week:
  • Start working on the felt food the kiddos-more on this later
  • Set up my new cell phone and figure out how to use it-I traded my blackberry for the new G2X
  • Watch "Gone with the Wind"
  • Pack my hospital bag
  • Continue to blog everyday
So, what are your plans for this week? Anything exciting? Please share.

Stay tuned for a new feature later this week.

xo

Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday Fun Links

Avila Beach
So, what are your plans for this weekend? Einstein has a baseball game and baseball pictures. And as for me, well you know I will be happily planted on my couch as usual. I am going to try to get some crafts done if possible. Here are a few fun links I've found over this past week.

This colorful coffee filter wreath inspired me to make one of my own--I'll share it with you sometime next week.

Isn't this 5-minute headband so cute.

A neat way to store your wrapping paper and ribbon.

Homemade vanilla extract--yum!

I'm loving this birthday in a suitcase.

I plan on making this after I have the baby.

xo

Thursday, May 5, 2011

{Thankful Thursday} Remembering My Dear Neighbor, Beth

Today's {Thankful Thursday} post is dedicated to my dear neighbor, Beth, who passed away this week after a valiant fight with cancer. Although I did not know her for very long, for the time that I did know her I will cherish forever. I will always remember her as the sweet, cheery neighbor that she was--I will really miss seeing her outside watering her plants. She was a wonderful mother and delightful grandmother. She leaves a behind a beautiful family and an equally beautiful legacy.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

36 weeks and counting

Baby Feet in my Heart by mgrphotos
Baby Feet in my Heart, a photo by mgrphotos on Flickr.

Today was my 36th week appointment, which meant it was an ultrasound appointment. I have been looking forward to today for 2 weeks, because I was anxious to find out how big my baby girl is.
Einstein was a big baby--he was 9lbs 2oz, granted he was 5 days late, but still he was big! I really had a feeling she would be smaller, because first off, she's a girl and girl's are usually smaller. But lo and behold, my little girl is already around 7lbs! If i deliver on my due date she will be around 8 1/2 to 9lbs...yikes! Not only that, but her head is already measuring at 40 weeks--double yikes! If I wasn't already nervous about labor before, now i'm doubly so.
Today was very eye opening for me, not just because I'm going have a plump little girl, but because it never felt so real like it did today. As I sit here writing this post I think keep thinking, in just a couple weeks I will be holding her--caressing her, talking to her, changing her dirty diapers...I've been waiting so long this that I can't believe that she will be so soon---in a matter of weeks to be exact.

How about you...have you ever been so excited about something that you feel like you have to pinch yourself to see if it's real?

Monday, May 2, 2011

Lists

Bed rest and pregnancy has done wonders on my memory. I feel like I can only retain information for no more than 5 minutes! It's driving me crazy! So, one night I telling my husband how I felt like an old lady because I couldn't remember anything and felt like I was letting my days go to waste. So, of course is his organized fashion, he suggested that write things down--to make lists. I said that was all good and dandy and I know it worked for him there's only one problem--I make the list and then forget where I put it. Well, of course, he had a solution to this, and here it is.



He made me a notebook so I could write down all my lists. And for the first time ever, I actually wasn't opposed to the idea, instead, I welcomed it--and I got right down to writing down everything I needed to get done before it slipped my mind.

I was actually quite surprised how many things I needed to take care of--whew, I got tired just writing it all down.


This is just the beginning. What about you? Do you write lists?

xo

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