Saturday, January 29, 2011

She's Here!

Meet Miss Jorja
She arrived Saturday, January 15, 2011
A whopping 8lb 2oz
21 inches 
 Meet a very proud Daddy!
 She has strawberry blonde hair... at least the heartburn was worth something...
 At 1 week old, she was already the size of her sock monkey!
 So in love with our little miracle!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Quiet Book Project

I am completely CRAZY. Here I am 39 weeks and 2 day pregnant making a list of websites with quiet book templates and tutorials. Why am I making this list? Well, I am going stir crazy and need a project to occupy me until my stubborn little girl arrives. So, I am going to takle the craziest project- A QUIET BOOK!

In order to keep all my resources organized I decided to create a page with all the sites I have read and gained any knowledge from. Some have tutorials, templates and other great ideas or tips. If you want to make a quiet book, I hope this will help you. 
Click HERE to go to the Quiet Book page. 

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Baby Update: Week 39

Oh my WOW!! We made it to 39 weeks!!

How far along: 39 weeks

Size of baby:  around 7 pounds, 20 inches... mini watermelon

Weight gain: Last week I lost two pounds, this week I gained three so that means I only gained one pound right??

Maternity clothes: Oh how I loathe thee... well, except my yoga pants. If I had a few pairs of yoga pants, I could be a happy camper but it is a little hard to justify buying them at this point. 

Movement: She is keeping with doctor's orders and moving at least 5 times after I eat. There are times when I think she is practicing gymnastics in there but I am trying to appreciate and enjoy the moment. 

Sleep: I miss my side of the bed. No wonder Mr. M feels like he is sleeping on the edge when he slept on that side...because he is! His dip in the bed is right on the edge. If only we had room in our little house for a king size bed...
The last two nights I have been getting up every hour and a half to go pee. Frustrating but I know I need to be getting used to it at the same time. At least when I am getting up to feed/change Jorja it will be more beneficial. 
Symptoms:  Other than my feet swelling, not much of anything else. OH the heartburn is still KILLER!! My hands have also started to swell a little. My ring will still come off so it isn't much. I keep waiting for the contractions to start... Have I mentioned my back is killing me?

Cravings: I don't know that I have really craved anything this week exactly. My awesome family cooked me the best birthday dinner last Sunday. We had chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade hot rolls, corn on the cob, coconut cake, confetti cake, and brownies!! Yumm Yumm...There was my three pounds HaHa.

Best moment this week: Being able to enjoy my Birthday with family :) Listening to everyone make their predictions on Jorja's arrival and being so excited about this little girl. 
Seeing Eric's face when I thought I was having contractions for the first time on New Year's night. He said he wasn't ready for that yet. 
Getting to spend more than a few minutes with my Bestie when she was in town. She helped me organize all of Miss Jorja's clothes!!
My grandma came over yesterday and helped me clean my house. She did some serious DEEP cleaning. Like, window seals, blinds, baseboards, dusting, windows. I was sooo grateful!! 
What I am looking forward to: Really having her and holding her and seeing those sweet little eyes, toes and fingers. Seeing everyone else light up when they meet her! 

Dr. Appointments: So, the first time the doctor checked me, I was not dilated at all. The Tuesday after Christmas I was at maybe a 2 with no thinning. Then this week, I am at a 3 with 80% effacement. He said he was just going to let me take my own time and go from there. Here are a few crazy things. My sister-in-law was getting her epidural at a 2 when she had my niece...yep past that. My sister went into labor the day after being checked and being at a 3. Mr. M says I will have her on the 13th (our due date). This wouldn't surprise me but I am ready to do this. I hate waiting and not going and not feeling ANY contractions at all. It almost makes me scared that I won't know when to go. However, God and I have been having some long conversations about this one and I know I will be fine and I will "know" when, when the time comes.   

How to read a measuring tape...

I love Sew4Home website. 

They just posted a new tutorial on how to decipher a measuring tape and since not everyone is a math teacher, I thought I would pass along the valuable chart. 

You can go HERE and read the full article. I know this will be very helpful for most people. Remember to measure twice, or three or four times and cut once. TRUST will save you some money and heartache when you are working on that adorable expensive fabric. 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

2010 Review and 2011 Wishes

Wow! It is 2011 already!!

Great things from 2010...

I was able to loose over 10 pounds from January to April.
Having my new niece arrive :)
Spending time with my husband in Branson.
Finding out that I was pregnant with our little miracle.
Going to Hawaii to help my Bestie celebrate her birthday.
Spending time with my family in Branson.
Going to Texas to see more family.
Getting my little girls nursery decorated.
Having an awesome baby shower.
Seeing my Aunt from California twice in 2 months.
Seeing how excited Mr. M is about his little girl.
Enjoying the holidays with my family.
Having our 1950 Chevy finished.
Counting down the days to January 13.

What I am looking forward to in 2011...
Having my little girl arrive. 
Watching her grown and change.
Seeing Mr. M melt when he meets her.
Making a trip to California to see my family out there.
Seeing my little sister get married.
Everything else 2011 has in store for us.