Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Lists & Projects

I've been keeping myself busy lately with never-ending projects! It's been fun to knock some off the old to-do list, and with this glorious weather we're having, it's easy to NOT sit on the couch and get something done instead! Although Sunday was a perfect example of not doing things - a lunch BBQ with friends and enjoying their gloriously shaded backyard, and then a backyard weenie roast with the Wall fam pretty much equals a perfect "summer" day. But when Monday rolled around it was back to all projects all the time!

So what I have I been working on?

1. Yard Stuff
Dan & I made a list of Spring projects we want to at least make a start on. When you throw in regular yard maintenance, it can be a bit intimidating, but with warm weather and longer days we try to tackle these projects in small chunks. Usually we start with 30 minute increments and then keep going if we feel like it.

2. Baby Room Stuff
I'm about 85% done the curtains I'm making. One seam at a time, it feels like!

3. Super Secret Outdoor Project
This one is my most thrilling project that I cannot wait to complete! It's going to make all my summer dreams come true, which I why I am so excited about it!

4. Oh yeah I'm going to Costa Rica
This project is more like "try on all my summer clothes (not fitting!!) and acquire some more and also remember that I'm leaving in 2 weeks!"

5. Find Clothes that Fit
This obviously ties in to the above point, and it's also been hot here. So I've been wearing a lot of skirts, and hitting up the thrift stores, and borrowing some things from not-pregnant-right-now friends. Cute shorts are seemingly impossible to find, so it may be time to make another trip to the dreaded maternity store.

And while I'm making lists, here are some things I've spotted around the internet this week that I am liking:

1. I made this sweet potato salad this past week. Delish!

2. Thinking this pillow would look good in my living room...


3. I want to try this recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Baked Oatmeal

That's it for today! What's occupying your time lately? Any projects happening or new recipes being tested? 

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

By Request

All two of you who read my blog requested an updated baby belly pic, so here she blows:


I am 24 weeks tomorrow, so that means (let me just google baby size compared to fruit...) Wallaby is as long as a cucumber. What the what? How can 14" of baby be in there???

I've been feeling great - just some restless nights, occasional back pain and stabbing heart pains (not cool, body), which I figure are all par for the course? Kid is moving around like crazy, except when Dan tries to feel it. As soon as he puts his hand on my belly, utter stillness. This baby is already teasing his Dad, and I love it! Dan & I have been pretty laid back about this pregnancy thus far - I even (dun dun DUN) opted to not to get the glucose tolerance test after my midwife laid it all out there in terms of the what and why of these tests and I decided that nope, I wasn't gonna bother. Commence your judgement of me NOW! That's not to say I don't want a healthy, happy pregnancy, and of course a healthy, happy, not enormous baby, but I can't say I am exactly at risk of developing gestational diabetes what with no family history and the diet & lifestyle I have....anyway. In the end it's not your decision, so if you think otherwise, you can just go away.

In other news, we've (I've) been plugging along on the nursery. I even made a terrible "before" video of the room, so look forward to that! The room was basically a catch-all room for 3 years, along with sometimes a room where I sewed things, so there is all kinds of crap in there. We haven't exactly cleaned it out yet, more like just shoved things around so they fit better, so there is still quite a bit of shuffling and moving things and acquiring items to do. In my defense, I did sell some chairs and a couple lamps on Craigslist in the name of clearing out that room, so that is at least something. Baby (ha!) steps, people.


Anyway, here's a sneak peek at the crib Dan & I set up the other night. Totally in love with it! Don't be deceived by the photo, all the other crap in the room is to the right and behind me. Oh yeah, I also made that Roman shade. Details to come as things move along!