Saturday, February 27, 2010

Baby Clothes Dividers

During the Olympics it was fun to watch the events but I usually needed something for my hands to be doing while the tv was on. We're not used to watching tv every night and I just don't have that much sit in me I guess. I would grade papers sometimes and work on the laptop. I had the most fun making these though:

I had all the little bottles of paint and brushes already so I just picked up some 79 cent door hangers from the craft store. Derek is going to spray a clear coat over them but otherwise they're finished! Here's what they look like in the closet:

As you can see I've had fun shopping here and there. Some of it has come from her grandparents :) and some of it from me shopping at some second hand stores. Her closet is starting to look a little more fun:
Also, here's a photo of our bassinet that we received at Christmas. I'll wait to wash the sheets but it's all assembled and "ready". No, No, No... we're not ready to have the baby yet, we still have three months to go, but that's one thing we can check off our to do list. :)

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Ridiculous Vegetable Analogies

Here's the most recent sample of the updates I get each week from Baby Center:

Week 26:
The network of nerves in your baby's ears is better developed and more sensitive than before. She may now be able to hear both your voice and your partner's as you chat with each other. She's inhaling and exhaling small amounts of amniotic fluid, which is essential for the development of her lungs. These so-called breathing movements are also good practice for when she's born and takes that first gulp of air. And she's continuing to put on baby fat. She now weighs about a pound and two-thirds and measures 14 inches (an English hothouse cucumber) from head to heel.

Isn't she cute?
I hope she doesn't look like a 1.6 pound cucumber....

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

100 days to go!

Whoa! I have a lot of things to get done yet!

Monday, February 15, 2010


Apparently, when you take a "big trip" while you're pregnant it's considered a Babymoon (like honeymoon). We wanted one last getaway with just the two of us and wanted to travel before it would be uncomfortable for me. Las Vegas seemed like a fun destination and it was sunny and warm too! We searched all over for a shirt that would fit me and said "Vegas baby". Success at Fremont Street, yay!

Lake Mead: so strange to see such a big lake in the middle of a desert.

Of course we did the engineer's tour of Hoover Dam! Hoover Dam has this monstrosity of a bridge being built over the Colorado River too. It was amazing to see!
Can you believe it was so warm and sunny? I had to dip in the pool to cool off once or twice. We were really spoiled to get such good weather, considering we rarely saw the sun all of January and February in Michigan. We were just glad we didn't have to scrape snow off the car when we returned to Michigan!

More Diapers

We worked on getting a few more diapers sewn last week. Now I have 7 cute little diapers for her tush... that will last me like half a day, right?