Thursday, January 31, 2008

Update on Family Happenings...

My little one is doing great! She is now two weeks old on her due date. She lost a little weight waiting for my milk to come in, but now she is already over 6 pounds (I'm so proud of her). My husband and I are very happy with our bigger family (adding one more has definitely made a difference) but we are both pretty tired.
I am crying almost everyday from the lack of sleep, but I also seem to still be nesting... today I swept and vacuumed in and under all the couches, under the tv cabinet, the fish tank and the toy baskets. I also reorganized a little because am also planning a room swap here at home. We are going to put the family computer out in the front room, and move the rest of the office to the smaller room my SIL lives in (giving her the bigger room). I am planning on purchasing this smaller desk from Ikea for the front room, it will go in the corner where my kids toys were...
And this little table and chair set will go in the "new" office space for the kids...

Yes... this means I am moving my entire scrap room from one space to another!

Wish me luck :o) I'll keep you posted as I move along.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

I purchased my BIG BITE!!!

Yep! I actually made up my mind :o)
The following review video helped answer my questions...then I purchased it on with 350 grommets. I originally wanted it with a case, not embellishments, but I can get over that for now and just wait till the case shows up in stores... especially if it shows up at Michaels so I can use a 50% off coupon :o)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Birth Story

So, as you know I had an appointment on Wednesday the 16th, where my doctor didn't like my blood pressure, so she striped my membranes to hopefully move things along.

Later that night I was having some pretty bad contractions and we thought I was in labor, so my husband made a few calls and off we went to the hospital. My contractions stopped as soon as I got there, total bummer! We sat around in the hospital all night with nothing happening and no news on what my doctor wanted to do with me.

We eventually made the decision to start Pitocin since they would have eventually induced me anyway for my blood pressure. Things were fine at the beginning, but as soon as things got as painful as they were the night before I started freaking out and I gave up on the pain.

I made the decision to get an epidural (which I now know I will never do again) and 15 minutes later the anesthesiologist came in ready to poke me... which he ended up doing three times because the first two times he hit bone! (I had one angry husband watching!)

So the pain started going away and the pressure started coming! My little girl was right there ready to be delivered :o) I went from 3 centimeters to 10 in less than an hour!

She was born 5 lbs. 11oz. and 18.5 inches. My smallest baby yet.

God is good to us, we are both healthy and my hubby is home with us all week.

My other two kiddos unfortunately have a cold though, so we are going through a bit of a trial here at home, but again... God is good.

...and Pictures

Thursday, January 17, 2008

On my Wishlist or Not?

This new tool debuted on the Home Shopping Channel almost a week ago, when I didn't have money :o) Now I don't think it will show up in stores till March.

I am excited that they fixed it from the old version that barely went into the paper (pictured to the left)... but I'm not really sure if it will make things harder, will it be awkward???

I almost bought the older green one in the case a couple weeks ago, and am still mulling over the decision.

Looks like the smaller one still has the capability to get closer to the end of the paper than the Big Bite.... hummm?

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

My Doctor's Appointment Today...

...had some unexpected news. My blood pressure was up to the point where my doctor had me lay down for 10 minutes in the office and retake it. She said it went down, but she still wanted to see me again tomorrow, and if it is still bad tomorrow she wants to talk induction tomorrow night. The stork might be coming sooner than I thought.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Tackling a New Blog Design

I have been playing on my computer a lot here... tackling a new blog design, let me know what you think (or if you can help, lol!).  I'm not really sure on how all of these different scripts I have are going to function.  I teach myself all of it, so I really don't have ANY clue how any of it really works :o)  Even though it is a lot of work... I sure do think it's pretty!!!I've gotta go to bed now even though I am getting small (uncomfortable) contractions off and on. Good night my friends.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

Scrappin' Sunday #9

Take a looksie here to see what I am up to...

TA-DA... First of all, I finished my To-Do's from two weeks ago... I cleared off my scrapbook desk of unopened Christmas toys (if you look in the Preggo Pic below there is proof), and I picked pictures for my Son's next layouts...

But then I took it a step further and went to the Crop at my old church on Saturday in turn getting 4 whole layouts done with those photos!!! Which is totally great for me... That was even part of my 2008 Craft Goal :o)

Here are the completed layouts. All but the Scrumdiddleumptious one were layout designs followed from Close to My Heart's new Imagine Book. I think following those sketches really helps me get out of "road-blocks" I get into it and get it done.

4 Layouts!!!

TO-DO... For this week, I think I would like to organize and chose photos for the two layouts of my daughter being 2 years old. The explanation for only two layouts is in THIS POST from last year.

I would also like to get more photos for my son's album printed, but we will see about that one... because that requires me to sketch the layouts to know what size and the photos should but and it requires me resizing them which is explained in THIS POST from last year :o).

Added Thoughts... Lots of computer work, but totally worth it when I am out at crops trying to have fun with my girl-friends.... everything is all nice and planned out... pictures pre-sized, sketches drawn (or chosen from Imagine) and paper picked :o)

Last Saturday I actually went over to my local scrapbook store and purchased 6 sheets of patterned paper (just enough for the layouts I was making that day). I thought it was great and am thinking that is the way to do it from now on... I had nice product to work with yet spent less money because I didn't buy everything I liked. Which brings me to....

Last week's Bonus Question: Do you prefer to stick with only big name-brand supplies or do you usually buy less expensive supplies?... I usually just buy whatever I like, but that is also usually big name-brand stuff. I don't usually buy it unless it is needed for exactly what I am working on though. I noticed having too much paper or embellishments on hand is wasteful, it just sits, gets old and never gets used. So it's quality not quantity with me :o)

This week's Bonus Question: If you could only do one kind of paper crafts for the rest of your life, which craft would you pick?... I will definitely be scrapbooking for the rest of my life. It's a good outlet for me especially since I do it with others once a month as time away from the kiddos.

Sorry for all the yammering, but I really like this whole Scrappin' Sunday thing... helping me plan goals along with sharing accomplishments... it's GREAT!

Friday, January 11, 2008

Stroller Decision Made

When people ask what I need for baby I keep telling them a stroller, but I have not made a decision till now...

It's the Joovy Caboose

  • Comfortable two-position front seat
  • Adjustable padded rear seat allows standing child to rest
  • Universal Car seat adapter-fits my Graco SnugRide Car seat
  • Accommodates children up to 45 pounds
  • Child tray with cup holder
  • Foam covered handles for both parent and rear standing child
  • Large storage basket with elastic sides for easy access
  • Stroller weight 26 pounds
  • Folded dimensions 10.5 x 21.5 x 4

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Update on the Bump :o)

I thought I should update you all since I am feeling very much like baby is going to come sooner rather than later... This is not the greatest of pictures of me for my face and hair :o) The pregnancy has made my cheeks break out like crazy (bummer).

This pic is of me at 37 weeks... I am due in another 3 weeks on the 31st of this month... we'll see.

Notice I purposely stood in front of my scrapping desk for you all? :o)

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Tackle it Tuesday

Here are the finished layouts I have been tackling the past couple of times that I only showed you sneak peeks on... they are finally all scanned in...
I got a whole lot done and am glad to be done before my baby is due. Plus now I can focus on my son's layouts that need to be completed.