Friday, December 21, 2012

Soon You'll Be Here...

Paisley Grace. 
In just a few short weeks you will be here! I thought at the beginning of all of this that 40 weeks would feel like an eternity and would go by so slowly, but much to my surprise it has gone faster than I can even think. Feels like it was just the beginning of May when we found out. It was a God thing that I checked the day that I did because I was just thinking my mind was playing tricks on me, but when in reality, you were already on your way, and somehow, and a lot sooner than I thought it could happen, you blessed us :) These last few weeks are going to fly. With Christmas, Uncle Nathan's wedding and your grandparents from CO coming, there wont be much time till you are here. So much to look forward to!! Mommy and Daddy cannot wait to meet you! I have been waiting for this for weeks, or better yet, maybe my whole life. I use to dream of having a baby of my own, and its finally a dream come true. I use to play house and have so many baby dolls, all girls by the way, and now I get a real one of my own. All I have ever wanted was to sing and be a mom. I have accomplished both and it feels like my life is complete!
You also have a really great dad! He is the best husband any girl could ask for, and I know that he is going to be so great with you. I know he is really excited and I know just from all your movements you love him just as much he loves you when you hear his voice, when he is singing, or playing guitar. Hope you get his musical talents :)
And you will LOVE Harley Jane. I think Harley is really ready for you to be here because she spends most of her time in your room now. She loves to sleep right in the middle of the floor at night and over the last few days, she loves to take all of her toys in there and play. Maybe she knows that the end is near and there will be a baby in there. After all, she knew you were in my belly before we even did. She goes everywhere with mom. I am hoping and praying though that she isnt too scared at first when she meets you for the first time. We are blessed to have such a great puppy and a great dog for you to grow up with. That little girl has been through so much, but she is the sweetest thing that you will ever meet. God knew what he was doing when He gave us you and Harley. 
Cant wait for you to come Paisley Grace! We are ready for you to be here with us and to see your cute little face, well from what we saw weeks ago, you were cute even though you were so stubborn and didnt want to show us your whole face. You look like both of us and we are just so excited for your arrival! We love you so much and look forward to your entrance into this world and into our lives. Enjoy your last few weeks before you have lots and lots of people cooing over you :) Love you baby girl!
Mommy and Daddy

Project for Paisley Grace

Ok, so I always dreamed of having a little girl and the fun outfits she would have, all the shopping we would do, all the pink she would have, how cute she would be, and all the fashionable accessories she would own and wear, and my days of dreaming are finally becoming reality!

Nothing has really changed much :)

We get to have a little girl, she has a cute name, Paisley Grace, she has a closet full of pink, ha, her room is gray and pink, she has pink accessories to go in her carseat, cute little shoes (never thought my baby would have so many pairs of boots), and she has tons of cute little fashion accessories. Im obsessed just a bit if you couldnt tell.

So, between Walmart and Target, I have bought all the headbands that they currently offer, go figure, have found headbands here and there, ordered a few from etsy, got a few from Burlington, and I have found my newest hobby....MAKING headbands for Paisley. I might just say, that they are cheap and easy to make, and so much fun!! I spent the afternoon yesterday making a few for Paisley and what fun did I have! I found most of my stuff at Michaels, but I am sure that Joanns has quite a collection, not to mention you may be able to order stuff online too. Paisley is going to be so spoiled!!

I wanted to share what I made and let you all in on the excitement! Here's what I have so far:

I bought a pink feather and then the pink barrette piece and glued them together. Easy as cake!

The peacock feather piece is my favorite. Every girl needs some sort of glam :)

The gray and pink headbands are made of felt. Felt is like .10 a piece or our Michaels does 4/$1 quite often so I bought a bunch. I found a tutorial on making headbands and she gave instructions to make the flowers below and they were easy!! I added the little flowers in center, but you could add anything from pearls, to sparklies or whatever suits your fancy. Takes lots of hot glue though.

Here is the link below that I used to make these headbands and as a guideline for the ones above:

Little girls are so fun! It will be even more exciting when Paisley gets here! I cant imagine all the fun that we are going to have :)

37 Weeks!! Full Term!!

Due Date: January 11, 2013 (Midwife says we have been pretty consistent and would be very surprised if we were to deliver before the end of the year, but her guess is sometime after the New Year) Better start placing  your bets :)

How Far Along: 37 Weeks!!

Total Weight Gain: 25 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Pretty much the same as last week

Stretch Marks: No way jose :)

Sleep: This has been a good week!! I have been completely exhausted no matter how much or how little I have done this week. I have gotten several nights of straight 11 hours of sleep. One night of waking up in the same position as when I went to bed. Good week!!

Missing Anything: At the moment I am pretty content, but I would love to have all the rib pain completely gone

Movement: She has days where the moment I wake up she never stops moving around and kicking me in the side, and then some days where she is a little quieter and doesnt move as much as she normally does. I think she wears herself out :)

Food Cravings: Homemade bean and cheese tacos and pineapple (fresh)

Anything making you sick? Some nausea when too hungry and some smells still

Belly Button: In

Wedding Ring: Still able to get my engagement ring on, but no wedding band :(

Mood: Happy, Excited and Tired! Excited for Aaron to go on Christmas break for 2 weeks, Happy Christmas is almost here and our little girl will be here soon, Nathan's wedding is coming up next weekend, and just plain tired from all the work that there is to prepare for a baby and for visitors and the work you put in for Christmas. All the busyness sure has made time fly

Looking forward to: Christmas and getting to spend time with family! Not to mention Paisley is only a few short weeks away from being here (light at end of tunnel) and my family will all be here soon!! Best Christmas this year!!

Best moment of the week? Aaron going on break! I set a goal to have everything done and completed for our house, for visitors, coming, Christmas shopping and wrapping, and everything done by the 21st so when Aaron went on break we could just breath, have fun and enjoy each other and I managed to complete it all! Makes me feel good!! AND WE ARE FULL TERM!!! I feel like i can breathe can knowing if she came it would all be ok :) yay!!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

36 Weeks

Due Date: January 11, 2013 (hoping for sooner!)

How far along: 36 Weeks and a few more to go!!

Size: Watermelon

Total weight gain: 23 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Jeans, yoga pants, leggings, long dresses, sweaters, cardigans, tanks

Stretch Marks? No :)

Sleep: Sleeping better than I have been, but still waking up in the middle of the night with a full bladder. Cant imagine what it will be like when she actually drops...

Missing Anything? Knowing what comfortable feels like, fitting into some of my shoes, my body not being so swollen, and my ribs and back not aching so much

Movement: She is a wild child :) Movements have slowed a little bit, but she is still very active for not having much room. I love feeling her  "roll" and squirm.

Food Cravings: Fresh Pineapple and Oranges

Anything making you sick? Smells. Smell of dirty laundry, trash, and overbearing perfume has come back to haunt me yet again

Labor Signs: No sadly

Symptoms: Little nausea when overly hungry and if I get around the wrong smells

Belly Button: In still, but starting to pop out a little

Wedding Ring: Engagement ring is on, but wedding band wont even fit over my knuckle

Mood: Happy! I accomplished much this week, and not to mention, that if this baby were to come tonight or tomorrow we would be completely ready! Its a great feeling!!

Looking forward to: My birthday and getting my hair done!! AND....just meeting Paisley :)

Best moment of the week? Finishing everything in preparation for this baby! We are ready!!!

Monday, December 10, 2012

35 Weeks

Due Date: January 11, 2013

Total Weight Gain: 20 pounds

Maternity Clothes: Maternity skinny jeans, Yoga pants, Dresses, Leggings, Cami-tanks, and Cardigans

Stretch Marks: I am a lucky girl to be able to say "No" :)

Sleep: Not getting much lately except for here and there. When I do sleep, I have to sleep on my back because sleeping on the left side makes the left side of my lower back feel a little numb and stretched out and sleeping on the right side makes my ribs ache much worse than they already do.

Missing Anything? Sleep. Feeling a little normal without all the aches and pains that this week has been brought on.

Food Cravings: Veggies, Chocolate, Cheese, Peanut Butter, Apples, Soup, Smoothies, Bananas

Anything making you sick? I've had a little nausea this past week and I've had a terrible bout of heartburn here and there

Movement: Still moving lots. Loves tucking up under my ribs (which ache to no end) and loves to have her little feet in my side kicking away :)

Belly Button: Innie still

Rings: Still on, but little tight at times

Mood: Tired, achy and ready to have this baby haha, but if she did come then everything is completely done and ready for her to make her appearance :)

Best moment of the week: Hospital tour! So glad that we switched to a hospital because the hospital is beyond our expectations!! Very clean, very welcoming, very homey. Lots of space in the rooms, TV with DVD options, AND...we get to keep Paisley in the room with us, and after she is born I get the whole hour with her before they do anything!! Makes me a happy mom to be :)

Looking forward to: Strangely my doctors appointment on Thursday, a little gift that is coming in the mail for Paisley, and a week of baking and being crafty!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

34 Weeks

Due Date: January 11, 2013

Size: Cantaloupe

Total Weight Gain: 20 pounds

Maternity Clothes: I am to the point where I hate getting ready and I hate getting dressed. If I could spend my life in comfy clothes right now I would, but since we are busy bodies, my days are spent in maternity jeans, sweaters, dresses, leggings and sometimes yoga pants and hoodies

Stretch Marks: Not a single one :)

Sleep: I have not slept in a week it feels like! Finding it hard to get comfy and sleep through the night. Not to mention, I am waking up several times just to use the restroom. I thought somehow I might escape having to wake up and pee, but I guess I was really wrong about that one...

Missing Anything? Feeling normal ha.

Food Cravings: I havent really had "big" cravings like most do, but the only thing that I have wanted to eat all week long is Veggies and Tacos. Lots of tacos!

Anything making you sick? Certain smells put me a little over the top, but nothing to major

Movement: Maybe I should be asking does she ever stop moving? Little Paisley is an active little girl. Her favorite spot is having her hiney in my ribs on the right side and an ankle in my ribs on the other side or sometime have her feet way deep in my side. She makes my ribs ache most days.

Belly Button: Still the same as last week

Rings: Still on, but are fitting a little tighter :(

Mood: Tired and emotionally all over the place. Finished working this week and its a bittersweet time. I like working and I know financially it really helps us so that makes it tougher to leave, but it does get me excited that in a few short weeks this little girl could be here. Ready for this pregnancy to be over, but also in some ways surprisingly a little nervous that I am about to be a Momma and have someone to look after for the rest of my life

Best Moment of the Week: Definately finding our pediatrician and the first appointment with the new midwife. So glad we switched from the birthing center to an actual hospital because I LOVE the new midwife. She is great! Not to mention at my appointment she was very very pleased with how perfect my background history, tests, and weight gain were/are. Makes me feel pretty happy :)

Looking forward to: Getting to rest some this week and our hospital tour on Wednesday. I finished packing Paisleys bag and cleaning down all her things and it feels good. Hopefully maternity pics will be finished this week because I am antsy to see them!!


Tears stream down my face. From the outside looking in, it seems all too perfect and well put together, but truth is, inside I feel like I am tangled. I feel as if I am in one giant mess that cant get free. I dont know the exact day that it all began, but I do know that even though I feel like I am in too deep of my mess, I can still be set free and remarkably changed.

Since moving to FL, I have dealt with more fear, and more anger than I care to admit. Life didnt go as planned, things didnt turn out as they should have, people havent acted justly, I've been disappointed, I have been tested and tried, I've lost things and I have gained things, and from there life began its course. Pieces of the puzzle began getting lost or scattered so far apart that I ended up in this mess. Sound familiar? Have you been there? Its not a pleasant place, and one that I would rather get right, right now so that I can be the mother that Paisley is going to need me to be.

Exposure. Its either beautiful and brilliant if captured in the right setting and in the right light, or it can be ugly and painful. Exposure when it comes to taking a true look within ourselves generally is ugly and painful but yields the most beautiful picture of who God designed us to be. No one likes to be exposed or to expose the real picture of who we are, but honestly what are we afraid of? If we know that the end result is nothing but a masterpiece why do we fear it so much? For months, I havent even wanted to ask God to fix me, or to help me deal with the issues that have left me so hard hearted because I have been afraid to have to deal with the pain, and what it would feel like the moment that I let go and let someone else examine the problem and where it all went wrong.

We as humans, we are funny creatures. I laugh now looking back on it all thinking how silly it has been to be angry or to live in fear. I serve a big God, but have I let Him prove just how faithful He is and who He is. Honestly, no. Its easier for me to fear when things get dark, and its easier for me to be angry when things arent fair and they arent the way that they should be. Can God handle all these issues and deal even with my deepest insecurities? Absolutely. Have I believed it well enough to trust and step back. Not even close.

Thats the thing, we serve such a BIG God, who is willing to give us heaven on earth if we let Him and get out of His way. Its beyond painful to deal with the deepest darkest places of our hearts, but friends, as I am finding out, there is glory in the end result. There is so much freedom and liberation, when you can learn to let go. Afraid that God cant set you free or give your life a whole new meaning? He can. I have seen it so many times in my life. It doesnt matter how tangled, how messed up I feel or that you might feel, God can and will turn it around. We just have to be willing to let ourselves go exposed and let Him begin to put the puzzle pieces back to where they need to be. He is our greatest mender. He knows just how fragile we are and where it is that He needs to begin. We are our greatest threat. We hold all the power. Power that can completely keep us locked up or power that can in one moment set us free. Whats your choice? I know mine is to be free. There is so much to this life that I have missed out on because I have been too consumed with "me" and how I have felt to let anyone or anything in.

Im tangled up, but day by day I am asking and praying that what once has been broken and tattered will be restored. I am willing to be exposed if it means that I can become more like Him and do what it is that I have been called to do. End result: beauty like never before. A masterpiece of complete perfection. Flawless.

Savior you have made me whole. You bring life to my dead soul. Its who You are.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Christmas at the Foltz House

Christmas is my favorite time of the year! I wait all year just to hear Christmas music, put up tons of lights, decorate a real tree, have hot cocoa, looking at lights, watching new and old Christmas movies, start new fun traditions, and completely redecorate my house for the next few weeks. I am mothers child when it comes to decorating the house for Christmas.

I cant wait till next year when Paisley will be almost a year old and we can do lots of  new things with her and start even more new traditions! It will be so fun, though, a little bittersweet since this will be the last Christmas with just my hubby for years and years to come.

Generally, since I have been married to Aaron we spend the afternoon and evening after Thanksgiving decorating for Christmas, but somehow this year, we never got to it till Saturday, and it took us alll day looong. I think, most of it stems from being at the end of this pregnancy and not having the stamina that I use to once have. Maybe next year right?

Well, for those of you who live far away, we wanted to include you in our decorating fun this year and let you see what our house looks like this season. I still am wanting to get a mistletoe to put somehow and somehow, our stockings have gotten misplaced so my mission this week is to find them and get them up! But for now here is what we got :)

Found this centerpiece on Pinterest and how to add a little to it, but I fell in love with the simplicity of it.

Our tree!! Lots smaller than what we have had, but with a baby coming I guess it will do for this year :)

Aarons creation :) I love it!!

We had a traditional "Believe" sign, but a rat or squirrel got it in the attic and chewed it all up, but I think I like this new one better :)

I found this table centerpiece on a website somewhere and recreated it to my liking and I am quite pleased. 

Thats all I have to share. I have a few other things we did, but it wasnt worth the picture taking :) 

Merry Christmas!!

Just a few finishing touches to Paisley's Haven....

Here is the last few completed pics with the lamps. This was all Aaron and what he wanted and I am very, very pleased with how it all came out!!

Aaron saw on the website where we ordered Paisley's bedding a little light above the crib, so when we stopped at Ikea I was sold on just the lamp version of this chandelier, but when we saw this, we both knew that was the finishing touch to the crib area :) Love how it came out! We do need a dimmer on it though, so eventually that part will happen!

Here is the completed look for the bookshelf. I didnt want to not put a lamp on the bookshelf so I found a Plan B to replace the original idea :)



33 Weeks

Happy Happy Thanksgiving!!!

How far along? 33 Weeks!!

Due Date: still January 11th, but we just changed doctors so maybe she will have something new to say next week! Heres to hoping...

Total weight gain: 19 pounds

Maternity clothes: this week has been rough to the point I dont even want to get dressed! Jeans, yoga pants, comfy shirts, sweaters, belts and leggings

Stretch marks: Nope!!

Sleep: Generally I fall asleep on the couch and then head to bed and from there, its waking up every few hours to get comfortable. Doesnt matter if its 3 or 4 pillows I just cant seem to get a rhythm going. I know you are suppose to sleep on your left side, however, I wake up on my back and find that its a little better.

Missing anything? Missing getting to fit into my clothes haha and getting to sleep, but I know my sleeping days are pretty much over from this point forward. I do miss my family :)

Food cravings: Raw veggies!!!

Anything making you sick? Not this week

Movement: Lots of rolling from one side to the next. She is up in my ribs and man it hurts!! Loves to have her bum tucked right up close to them and feet in my side. Makes it hard to do lots of things or to sit for very long. She is stubborn too and doesnt want to move from there.

Gender: still a girl!!

Belly Button: Innie

Rings: still on, although this week I have had some swelling in my hands and feet

Mood: sooo happy Aaron is on break!! Tired, but I love that its Holiday week!

Best moment of the week: Aaron having a break from school, Thanksgiving, spending time with family and shopping! 

Looking forward to: getting to see our maternity pics that we did this week! We had fabulous photographers and I cant wait to see the final products :) Just the pics themselves were excellent!!

Thanksgiving & Such

The Holidays are in full swing at the Foltz house! I love, love, love this time of year so much, but it always feels like it just flies by. Every year I tell myself to slow down the following year and take it all in slowly, but every year that never happens. ha!

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving at Aaron's moms house with lots of yummy food! I was in a way dreading Thanksgiving meal knowing that there would be lots and lots to eat and I would pry feel sick, and these days it only takes 10 bites and I am stuffed, so to say the least, we ate, but I somehow didnt eat as much as I thought I would. Praise the Lord! Aaron and I made cheesecake like we do every year for Thanksgiving and it turned out amazing! We made a Salted Caramel Cheesecake and it was to die for! It was not sweet or too rich at all, but just perfect. It did take us all day the day before to do all four parts of it :) The caramel on top was the best part of the whole thing!!

If you would like to try it here is the link (You wont be disappointed!):
Doesnt that look yummy??

Friday, we spent the day....Shopping! Who would have guessed it!? I think I will re-think that idea next year with a baby because it was insane, but then again who tries to go the mall on black friday? Not smart. We did score some sweet deals though so I wont complain too much :) Best gift of all....the dutch oven I got for an early birthday gift! Will post pics when it gets here! I am so excited!!

All in all, I enjoyed getting to be with family, but sad that I was missing my family back in CO. Aaron had most of the week off, and there are no words to say how wonderful it was to have a break and just get to hang out together and not worry so much of having to get soo much done and be in soo many places during the week. It was a good break, but way too fast like it normally goes ;)

Hope you and your families had a Happy Thanksgiving just as we did :)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Paisley's Haven

After much work, the nursery is now complete! I couldnt be more excited to have finished this project and to have it behind me! Now we get to focus on the last few details before this sweet little girl comes.

View from the door

When looking for cribs, the only thing I had my heart set on, was a white crib. I just did not like any of the light colored wood ones, and even the darker ones just didnt have the "sophistication" and elegance that was looking for in a little girls room. Luckly, Target had a cheap one and gift cards covered most of it :)

It took me months to make up my mind on what I wanted to do for a nursery. I think the idea must have changed several hundred times. From the start I knew I wanted something clean, something girly, something vintage, something cozy, calm, and clean. Then, I found I had an idea to go just really girly with lots of color and sass, but somehow I ended up going back to my almost original plan. 

I saw an idea like the frames above on Project Nursery, and it completed the final look...the last wall that I had spent weeks pondering over what to do. I was able to find cheap frames at Ross that we spray painted white or took the glass out of. The "Amore" sign I had gotten last year for our bathroom, but I think it fits nicely in our daughters room now :)

I never thought we could find a white glider that would look nice, let alone match in her room. All the credit goes to Aaron! He looked all over and found this one on Target, AND it was on clearance!! I was prepared to go with Plan B and get a dark colored one with cream fabric, but I am so in love with this chair!!

The little bow frame by the glider was a pinterest project. Where would we be in the world without pinterest?? I found the frame half off at Michaels, spray painted it white and added ribbon to the back of it. Every girl needs something for her bows, right?

My favorite part of the room for some reason. I just love the dresser that we purchased on Craigslist and redid ourselves with help from my father-in-law. The signs I did. I saw ones similar on pinterest and I just couldnt bring myself to spend the $40 a piece for them, so I figured out a way to make them on my own. Took many hours stenciling, but the hardwork paid off!

The first sign is from the book, "Love you Forever" A childhood favorite of mine, that I wanted to incorporate with all the new memories of my own family. The second sign, "Let her sleep, for when she wakes she will move mountains" had some depth for me. God gave us several words concerning Paisley, and I know one day she will move mountains and I want her to always be reminded that she is able to accomplish all that she sets her heart on because God has a mighty big plan for her!

Absolute favorite piece of the whole room!

Missing the lamp and a picture in the pink frame, but we still have time :) Paisley was blessed with lots of books from her shower last weekend! The teddy bear Aaron gave me on our first Valentine's Day, so now I am passing it on to our daughter :) 

Saw this frame at Burlington and had to have it! This is a picture of her little face. She was so stubborn this day, that this is the only decent pic we got of her. She didnt want to be seen :) She loves having her hands around her face, hiding behind the cord, and sucking her thumb. She has my nose and cheeks and Aarons lips. Im in love with her already!!

Last but not least...the bedding!! I had my heart set on a particular bedding, that would have fit in the sassy, girly room, but there was no way that I was going to ever spend $400 on bedding that no one else would have. We tried seeing about buying fabric and having someone else make it, but in the end it wasnt going to save us much, so when I changed my idea back the original plan for the nursery I had no idea what to do. I guess something pink and simple from Pottery Barn was my plan, but my husband intervened and found this one and desperately wanted this one. I wasnt sure at first, even though it was the vintage look I was going for, but after looking at it and looking at it, I knew this was the one. I couldnt be happier with the choice and it makes it all the more special knowing that Paisley's daddy picked this just for her :) Its simple, delicate and clean. Couldnt get any better than that. And it was way cheaper!!

The bottom of the crib skirt has delicate little roses on the bottom. The blanket has a delicate, old vintage print and the sheet has a lacy look to it, but was too hard to get a photo of. 

32 Weeks!!

How far along? 32 Weeks...8 months!! (Technically after much research i dont think she is quite the size of a pineapple. I think that is more for next week, so i am guessing my app is a little off)

Due Date: January 11, 2012

Total Weight Gain: 18.5 pounds

Maternity Clothes: capris, some jeans, dresses and leggings

Stretch Marks: No, thank you Jesus!!

Sleep: Some nights are better than others, but for the most part I am worn out at night because I have had lots of energy this week! Yay for getting stuff done!!

Missing Anything? Missing most of my clothes fitting, but I am loving the cooler sweater weather that we are getting!!

Food Cravings: Peanut Butter, Apples, Juice, Pears, Cookies

Anything making you sick? Not this week :)

Movement: Moving lots in my ribs or rolling from one side to the next. She is an active one!

Symptoms: Some round ligament pain, some lower back pain, sometimes the way she is sitting makes me feel extra heavy

Gender: Girl! Paisley Grace

Belly Button: Innie

Rings: Still on!

Mood: Very energetic, but a little stressed this week. We are switching from the birth center to a hospital. Not my ideal plan, but God knows best. Got much accomplished this week!!

Best Moment of the Week: Finishing the nursery and getting some loads of her clothes done!! Everything came together so nicely, not to mention that we are all set to decorate for Christmas next week and Thanksgiving is getting closer!!!

Looking Forward to: Thanksgiving and Aaron getting a break from school to be home with me!!!! We are suppose to do maternity pics today, but will have to reschedule for a later date.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Handy Men

Originally when we started trying to figure out a baby nursery, I knew that I wasnt going to just settle for any kind of changing table, but instead it had to be a dresser and it had to be redone. I mean what fun is it to buy it already done? I wanted something that had our own personal touch to it, and nonetheless, was cheap! When we found out it was a girl, I knew I wanted something vintage and I wanted it white. I spent weeks looking and checking craigslist for deals and trying to find the "perfect" dresser, and after much looking, email and calling we found one that was a bit out of our way but cheap. $40. What a steal! It was exactly what I was looking for, vintage, bit warped with time. It was already white, but to me it looked like we just needed to change the knobs and patch up a few places with white, but was I ever wrong.

Aaron spent many hours sanding and stripping paint, only to discover that there were six layers of paint on the thing. Im sure he was regretting getting into some kind of project like this :) Aaron worked hard, and since we are so busy my father-in-law took over for us and finished :)

Now that its all complete I could not be anymore impressed. I am in love. It might be a bit on the smaller side, but it came out exactly like I had pictured!! Thank you Husband and Papa Tim!!

I have to admit seeing the before and after pictures, I didnt think we had a lot of work at first, but now I realize what had to go into it. It was a bit beat up if I was being honest :)

Absolutely love the clear glass knobs and we cleaned the original brass keyholes and placed them back on!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

31 Weeks and Counting....

How far along? 31 weeks 

Size? Paisley is the size of a Melon

Due Date: January 11, 2013, but I am hoping for the end of the year!

Total weight gain: 18 pounds 

Maternity Clothes: Leggings, Maternity Jeans, and Sweaters

Stretch marks? Nope

Sleep? Still sleeping good, but maybe thats because I am fighting a cold

Miss Anything? Being able to have all the energy that I use to, to go, go, go.
 I am not able to get a whole lot done before I have to sit and take a break. 
Missing my back not hurting too.  

Movement: She never stops moving! I love it. 
She's moving around much higher and most of the time kicks me in the ribs :) 
The side and the ribs seem to be here favorite spots at the moment :)

Food cravings: Apples, Oranges, Chocolate, anything sweet...ha!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Not currently

Gender: Baby Girl, Paisley Grace

Symptoms: Nothing aside from the obvious, really. 
My feet get tired after i've been on them running around all day,
but I'm sure that's just the extra weight. 
I havent had any swelling yet which has been nice :)

Belly Button: Innie

Rings: Still on

Happy or Moody: SO happy and excited for her to come 

Best Moment this Week:  Making headway on her nursery!! 
I got the bookshelf up yesterday and that all done. 
Walls are painted, deco is on the walls, bedding was ordered yesterday 
and I am hoping that by the end of today my father-in-law will have her dresser 
all done so I can get that all put together. 
Her closet is done, and maybe, just maybe, 
I will be able to convince Aaron to put her crib 
together while I am at my shower this weekend :)

Looking forward to: Just her arrival! 
I have so much to get done next week, then its Thanksgiving 
which leads into so many birthdays and weddings in December 
not to mention Christmas, and Aarons school break! Time is flying. 
It feels like i have a ways to go, but somehow I know that all those days are 
going to just speed past me.