Thursday, June 24, 2010

Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday, June 14, 2010

One week!

Ummmm....yeah... so this morning I have my last prenatal appointment of this pregnancy and as of next Monday morning at this time, we'll officially be a family of 5! I must have some sort of weird wiring because suddenly I'm just not sure if I'm ready for this. Since yesterday, when reality started to sink in, I've been fighting becoming this weepy, needy, clingy person that I know is just under the surface. Most women in my shoes are doing everything imaginable to get labor going and apparently I "look" ready because I've had several people tell me I "look like [I'm] ready to be done." I'm not sure if that means I look huge or I look awful but apparently I've got "the look". haha

I'm so ready to meet this little girl so I'm going to blamed this sudden burst of tears on hormones and leave it at that. We have a busy week planned and Aaron begins paternity leave on Saturday so I'm hoping time will just fly by and I won't have much time to sit and dwell.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The beginning of my "stash"

When the twins were still infants, I was introduced to the modern version of cloth diapering but it wasn't really something we could afford to invest in at the time. Over the course of this pregnancy, I began to look into it again and finally decided to make the leap. There are SOOOO many options and it can be quite overwhelming but thankfully I have some wonderful online friends who helped me figure out which systems would work best for us. To be totally honest, we're doing this more for economical reasons than environmental ones. I FULLY intend on using flushable liners at least part time. ;) I have quite a stock of pampers and huggies so we'll use those for the first month or two and then gradually make the leap. The stash I have now is about enough to make it through a day or so but I'll continue to add here and there so that we eventually have enough to wash every 2 or 3 days.

These are our pockets....

And these are hybrid dipes that I'm anxious to try...

Friday, June 11, 2010

A few recent projects...

A dinosaur apron for the little guy

lots of flower clippies for the girls

I also made each of the kids a set of beanbags, a pair of shorts for Aidan and a couple more aprons (one for Hanni and one for a birthday gift). I keep saying I'm going to put the sewing machine away so that I can get the pack n play set up in our bedroom but I just can't seem to do it.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

A Sweet Surprise!!

Last night when Aaron got home, I was surprised with a huge FedEx box that had apparently been sitting in our front entry all day. Ooops! When I opened it, I found a beautifully arranged diaper wreath and a sweet letter from my best girlfriend. She has organized a baby shower via mail for me!! Since we don't live near family (or friends really), she took the time to get info from Aaron and contacted some of my family to set the whole thing up. I guess I'm not the best at showing my excitement or appreciation but this was such a sweet surprise and I am so very thankful for everyone involved. I've asked that she and Aaron not reveal any additional details to me (and for the record, not sharing details with your best bud is NOT easy haha) so that I can enjoy the blessings that are due to arrive on my doorstep this week. I'll keep this blog post updated with pictures of our blessings as they come in this week.

I'm not sure what I did to deserve such a wonderful, sweet, thoughtful friend but I am so thankful she's a part of our lives!! Love you Sherry Bob!!!

So to start things off.....


Blankets that Aaron's grandmother made for Sydney.

A close up of the blankets that she handstiched.

I also received a swaddle blanket from Aaron's aunt Tina.

This week as been so much fun!! I am so very grateful for all the goodies Sydney has been blessed with, most of which I've shared here. My mother in law and grandmother were kind enough to send us gift cards and cash as well. :) I'm so thankful to have a friend who would organize such a sweet idea and for all of those who took part. Thank you all so very much!!