Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Happy 8th Birthday Baby!!

Where does the time go? Yesterday was my sweet, loving, sensitive, quirky, inquisitive oldest son's 8th birthday. My heart aches to think of how fast these days and years are flying by. I'm am trying to cherish every moment I have as a mom to my wonderful boys! Thank you God for my miracle! I love you Jackson Scott!

37 Weeks!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

baby wreath

So I've had several requests for learning how to make the baby wreath I put together for Hudson's hospital door.  I didn't take any pictures in the before and during stage I am posting the video I used to teach myself! Once you get the hang of poofing and turning, it is really up to you as far as how to do it and what to add to embellish!!  I used a CHEAP, clearance, Christmas wreath, not the one in the video, and it worked great.  Just as long as you have some wire branches to wrap the wide mesh ribbon with.  I also get my mesh ribbon at Hobby Lobby.  I go twice around the wreath mainly to cover the green christmas garland look.  I start on the outside and wrap a little tighter than the video shows and then keep going around a second time on the inside to fill in! I'll try to get a few more pictures posted of wreaths I've done too! Just started over Christmas and they made GREAT and inexpensive gifts!!!!

This first video shows the wreath like I used! Yes, the $5 sale christmas wreath! The second video shows exactly how to poof and turn!!! Hope this helps!

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Just got back from the doctor! My blood pressure looks great, no big weight gain with the swelling, heartbeat perfect, I'm 1 cm dialated and having irregular contractions.  Taking one day at a time and thanking God for our amazing miracle!I'll go for an ultrasound on Wednesday for size...I'm measuring a week ahead but I did with both other boys too.  Guess I'll try to get my bag packed this weekend for a just in case early delivery...otherwise, I'll hang on as long as I can as I'm only 36 1/2 weeks and need Hudson to cook just a little longer!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

36 Weeks!!!!

I'm getting there!!!! Trying to work on to do list! Started taxes today. Pack'n'play is ready to go! Cleaning out closets still!!! Ordering some things off etsy and trying to get finishing touches for nursery! Ordered curtains yesterday. Whew!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Things to do before Hudson arrives! updated!

My brain is swirling with all the things I have to do before our precious baby boy #3 arrives so I thought I'd start
A list!!!

I got one thing checked off last night when made a wreath to go on his door at the hospital. So cute!

Ok so here goes....

Wash baby clothes

Pack hospital bag, one for me and one for baby. Done

Finish cleaning and organizing Hudson's closet.

Put pack'n'play together. Done

Get big bro shirts made.

Clean out playroom with big

Plan some meals for after baby.

Delegate for field trips and school activities that need parent chaperon's the month of march. Done (thanks to grandpa for volunteering to go and change work schedule!)

Secure promotion with work from home job so I can take a deep breath and time relaxing with new baby!!! (still up in the air, but looking good!)

Order a few things for gallery wall in the nursery.

Take a few belly shots with boys in them even though I am huge and miserable. ( I know I'll regret it
Later if i don't!) this is definitely LAST baby!

Check on status of
Back ordered dresser for nursery. (shipped on or before 3/20 so we still don't have a dresser/changing table!)

do taxes! 90% entered into Turbo Tax, still have to finish!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Testing from my iPhone

Thought it would
Be cool to
Post from my iPhone (while laying in bed!)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Mardi Gras fun

I survived a few parades. We have had great weather! I braved our annual night parade last night and it was fun.  I stayed on the golf cart and chilled while the boys caught beads.  They had a great time!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

35 weeks and not thrilled, WIWW

BP is up, feeling crappy, headache and tired, so swollen, but this little guy reminds me everyday that I am blessed with the miracle of being his mommy!!! Please pray that I can slow down and make it a few more weeks so he can get fat and healthy!!!  This is now officially the only pair of jeans I can wear and I refuse to buy more maternity stuff, and my shirts are stretched to capacity!!  I've been throwing a cardigan over this to cover my rear and hopefully people can focus on the jewelry and not the large, round, everything else!!

Valentine's Day was good and my hubby was so sweet to get me a card and necklace!!  He is anti commercialized express your love day!  Anyway, he was very thoughtful and it helped me feel better in "my delicate state"

Don't forget to check out www.thepleatedpoppy.com for her what i wore wednesday post!!

An attempt at some cute pregnancy outfits!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Instagram catch up!

So I downloaded a new program and it seems to have fixed my issue with getting pics off my new iphone...Here is a little catch up from the last few weeks!!!

awesome burp cloths I had made!
Little sis and a friend, all pregnant together!
Jackson started Upward Basketball and he loves it!
Mardi gras!!
34 weeks!
I've already started planting!!!! Love Louisiana winters!
My new nephew Zeke!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Lazy Day

We stayed home from church today and played hookie, something we usually never do.  I contracted all day yesterday after basketball game, piano recital, and soccer game.  So we thought today should be low key.  Even though that always ends up including house work and haircuts and homework, and other mandatory things that mommy's never get to take off from!  It's cold here today, first real day of winter we've had all season.  I'm in jammies and slippers and had a fire in the fireplace last night.  I ready to meet this little one.  I'm anxious for my doctor appointment tomorrow.  He'll probably check me after a weekend of contractions that I didn't call him about.  I SO swollen too.  I knew my body had issues with being pregnant, it's still hard to feel huge and look so different.  Everyone has a comment for me, and I mean EVERYONE!!! I can't go anywhere without gasps and shrieks and comments about needing to get straight to the hospital before I deliver right on the sidewalk! I just smile and say, no, it's not quite time... thinking to myself, they would die if they knew I wasn't due until the middle of March!

In other issues, I just got the new iphone 4s and I can't get it to sync or get my pictures off of it, used to upload all my instagram stuff to post, and now, nothing! SO frustrating!! THoughts?

Hope you are all having a wondeful weekend!  I'll keep ya posted about my appointment in the morning!

Friday, February 10, 2012


I have the most amazing friends and family!!  I went out to what I thought was breakfast with 1 friend and ended walking into an entire surprise baby shower! It was awesome! Other than waking up more swollen then ever, I had a wonderful time and got some adorable stuff for Hudson!!!!


 Me with my little sis, who delivered tonight!! Good thing she had an amazing breakfast at the shower!! My nephew Zeke is awesome!!
Mom, little sis, and twin sis!
Thank you Danielle and Jill for the awesome morning! You are amazing!
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