Friday, November 18, 2011

About to Pop!

So I realized that I never did a post on a baby shower that I threw before summer started.  Oops!  Our theme was Kendra is About to Pop!  We LOVE the way it turned out and I ate about 4 pounds of popcorn on accident.  Oh well!  I will blame it on the fact that I was preggo?!  Anyways, Kendra had a TON of great family and friends there to celebrate sweet baby Asher!  And now that he is here I can say that he really is a DOLL!!

So here is the main set up:

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I am SO sad that this turned out so dark.  BUT, I do have other pictures that show what everything is.

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Our blow pop centerpiece.

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I LOVE the balloons as the cupcake toppers.

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More food and simple d├ęcor:

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We had a Blessing Tree that I am sure Kendra loved getting to read all of her guests blessing/prayers that we had for Asher!

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Look at all those gifts!!

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One of Kendra’s cousins made these ADORABLE cookies as our favors to our guests.

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Here is Kendra and all of her hostesses!

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I am planning another baby shower as we speak but it is all a secret until the invites go out!  SO EXCITED!!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

OOPS!

I haven’t posted in well over a month!  Oh life.  We are doing well and Emma is growing and growing and growing!  We go for her 2 month check up next monday (tear) and I am going to bet that she is over 12 pounds already.  I love a chunky baby! Smile

Poor E has reflux and we haven’t gotten under control 100%.  She has really good days and then we have a spell of a few bad days in a row.  Today has not been a great day.  We can’t get 2 ounces down without crying and crying.  Sadness!  Poor thing is used to drinking at least 4 ounces at a time.  Anyone have any suggestions?  We are on Nutramigen and she takes Nexium in the morning and at night.  I guess we will see what the good old doc has to say!

I knew that getting back into shape was not going to be easy but this is RIDICULOUS.  I feel so fat that it is overly depressing.  I got the okay to workout at 6 weeks so I am on week 3 of working out at least 4 – 5 times a week and guess how much weight I have lost!  NONE.  Not even a damn pound.  Are you f-ing kidding me?!  Angers me.  Can you tell?  My mom took me to Kohls yesterday and bought me two pairs of pants because I am SO tired of wearing hideous maternity jeans.  The size that I had to buy was horrendous.  I have NEVER been that big, even when I weighed more than what I weigh now.  SO, Jeremy and I are going paleo!  I hear nothing but great things about it and a lot of people at Crossfit do it, so we are going to give it the ol College try.  Anyone do Paleo?  We won’t be 100% but as close as possible. 

These pounds better be coming off asap or I am asking for liposuction for Christmas. 

But, seeing this sweet smile makes all of this worth it!
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Love my sweet baby!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

September 11th!

September 11th is a very important day for all us but this year it was extremely special for our family.  Emma Reagan decided to make her big debut 11 days early!!  Saturday was a normal day and we went to Crossfit for a great workout.  Hello… I blogged on Saturday about the closet dividers I made!  Well, during that whole time I was getting contractions, but they weren’t consistent enough to make us think anything of it.  We went to church and out to dinner and by the time I got home they were relatively close together and getting stronger and stronger.  We made sure that our bags were packed, although Jeremy was convinced it was a false alarm!  Finally at about 11pm I could not just sit there in pain anymore.  I called the hospital and they told me to come in and get checked, so off we went!  At about midnight I was at a 3 so I was admitted because the contractions were coming every few minutes.  Thankfully by 3:30 I had an epidural and was nice and comfy!  Jeremy was able to get a few hours of sleep.  I, on the other hand, could not at all.  My blood pressure thing went off every 15 minutes and nurses came in all the time, which is fine, but that doesn’t bode well for nap time!  Emma’s heart rate would start to randomly drop if I laid in one position for a long time, so I had to switch around and then they put me on oxygen too.  Then, I got a fever.  It was all sorts of lovely!  By 11am on Sunday I was at a 10!! YEAH!  But, I didn’t get to start pushing until 2…. and then I FINALLY had her at 4:26pm!  She is PERFECT!!  We are so in love with her, I just can’t describe it!  Yesterday she had her newborn pictures (by Arlene Cloud from Little Altars)  and they came out amazing.  Here are some for you to just “oooo and awwww” at!

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Closet Craft

Good news!  Emma should be here no later than a week from Monday!  Which would only be 3 days before my due date, but it is better than waiting another 3 days.  Hopefully, she will decide to come next week instead.  We would be A-OKAY with that!

After seeing these adorable closet dividers on Pinterest (most addicting site in the world) I decided to give it the good old college try.  Thankfully, it was really easy to do.  Here is what you need:
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Go to Container Store (at least that is where I went!) and get as many dividers as you want.  They were $.99, so this is really all you will spend money on.  I got 5 because I didn’t think I would even need all 5, but it sounded like a good amount!  You also need scrapbook paper and Zots.  I am sure all of you crafter have this.  You could use any other kind of adhesive, but I thought Zots worked really well.

The first thing I did was trace one of the dividers onto computer paper and cut it out.  Then, I taped it to the actual divider and traced the inside lip on the paper.  I wanted the white to show a little but that is completely up to you.  After I cut it out to the right size I glued it to a a spare piece of cardstock and cut it out.  I wanted my template more sturdy so that I can use this again for baby shower gifts for friends.

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Now all you have to do is trace your template onto all the scrapbook papers that you wanted.  I did 10 pages so I would have enough for the front and backs of the dividers.  I can use them on either side of the closet!  After you trace, you cut… duh!  This was the longest process, which should show you that this is a very easy and quick project.

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With your Zots (or whatever you are using) glue the cut outs to the front and back of the dividers.  And, done!!!

I actually inked all the edges in light pink.  Not sure why but I did.

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And, here they are in Emma’s closet!!!

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All in all this was a super easy and cheap project!  Took me an hour total and cost me less than $6.  That, I can handle!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Nursery Pics Round Dos

 

Emma is going to be here shortly, like in two weeks, so we better get this nursery complete.  We are still waiting for the correct chair to come in.  It better be here ASAP!!

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Emma is a bit spoiled already.  Her dresser is completely full of clothes and I already have bins started for clothes that are over 3 months.  Gotta love having a sister with two little girls! Smile

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The last bikini was given to Bella from my Aunt Shelley and I can’t wait for Emma to take a picture in it!  Emma has this and a beautiful blanket that she made for John, so I am glad that I have something that is from her even if it was specifically made for Emma.