Sunday, February 25, 2007

A Good Week!

First things first though.....I did not get one thing on my to do list done. I'm very unaccomplished in the to do list area, but that doesn't mean I didn't get anything done. So, the list still stands, and I'm commited to getting at least 3 things on it done this week. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it really happens though.

We found a crib for our new little bundle, it is a beautiful, Mon Cheri crib!! What a deal we got too! We got it for $75! Love a deal! We picked the color of the room to be Water Sprout by Behr paints. It is a really light green. It will go perfect with the bedding from Pottery Barn Kids. For those of you who really know me, you know I couldn't resist a tulip theme for our little princess!
G has been working really hard getting the room painted, getting the crib set up, and refinishing some furniture to match. I can't wait to see the room completed! I'll be sure to take photos when it's done.

We've been so blessed to have friends bring clothes over for our little one. They grow so fast, it's nice to have some clothes passed on for those first few months, that seem to fly by. Thank you!!

Yesterday, I was lucky enough to hang out with Erin. Have you every met someone and even though you haven't known them long, you just feel connected. Erin is such an amazingly positive and creative person! I definately feel blessed to be able to call her a friend! We headed up to Young Play Memories store in Tracy, to take a class from another inspirational woman Ali Edwards. The class was amazing and just really inspired some ideas in my head. Now, if I could just get that "clean scraproom" off of my to do list, I might be able to get some of those ideas out of my head and start creating again.

Little J has been working so hard at his therapies. He's becoming a very proficient mover lately. He is now 4 point crawling and trying to get up on his feet. Such a triumph! It's funny, how we've been working on this for months, and just when I have to slow down, this kid figures out how to speed up! He is making so much progress, I am so proud of him!

On another front, Suzy if finally moving her store out of the garage and into a real store front. I feel so blessed to have her as a friend and be a part of this amazing group of ladies! I am so excited for all of the changes and new things that will be happening for Suzy and her family and for the Bay Area Scrappers.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Things to do.....and I don't feel like it!

Well, I feel like my to do list is over a mile long, and I have no gumption to do any of it either! So, I thought I'd post my list here to put it out there and see how much I can get done.

1. Clean Scraproom!
2. Clean up dining room area (lots of clutter going on here)
3. Clean bathroom
4. Reorganize Master bedroom (get rid of more clutter!)
5. Pick curtain rod at Pottery Barn Kids for the baby's room
6. Safeway trip
7. Buy new towels, soap and candles for new bathroom.
8. Finish reading current book, so I can get started on the next one.

I know there is plenty more, but my head hurts now from thinking of all of this stuff! =)

Friday, February 16, 2007

When your husband really tries to make your day.....

So, as many of you who have been checking in, know that things have been super crazy around our house....and I mean super crazy! Anyway, we've been working at getting everything we need for the new arrival, getting ready for family to visit and help, keeping up with Little J's therapies and everything else that goes with everyday life. We've been fighting colds and contractions along with a few other unmentionable things.

The thought of Valentines Day was a little overwhelming, but we decided that we were going to celebrate after the new little one arrives when there is family here to watch the little ones so we could go out to dinner and have time for just the two of us. We were not going to do anything for Valentines Day until then....lucky for me, since the little homemade project and gift I'd been thinking of is nowhere near complete!

Well, G knows, that I've been a bit tired and a little on the sad side, because I just can't keep up and get all the things done that I want. I can't get comfortable at night to sleep, and during the day I'm chasing little J. And my big plans for Valentines Day? A trip to the OB! Wahooooooo!! He decided, that he was going to go ahead and send me a cheerful bouquet of flowers on Valentines....just because. He is the best hubby ever! He had it all arranged, he sent a sweet box of sweets and a dozen roses......the problem.....the roses never arrived and the box of sweets were damaged. We've been trying and trying to get in touch with the provider ( but to no avail. Today, we are watching the news and guess what.....See news story here!

Poor G! He is so mad! For those of you who know him also know that he does not get mad very often either. For me, just knowing he tried to send it to brighten my day...makes me super happy!

Just as a recomendation....if you ever want to order flowers online and get really good customer service, use! They are really awesome! One time I ordered a bouquet for my Mother-In-Law...and not 5 minutes after I ordered it, the contacted me to let me know that the bouquet I requested was not available in her area. They helped me choose a new bouquet...which was a little more expensive, and didn't charge me the difference. Awesome service! She received the bouquet and said it was one of the most beautiful arrangements she had seen!

Monday, February 05, 2007

I have mojo for scrappin'.....but....

I cannot scrap! WHAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!! Can you tell I'm not happy about that? We've had another crazy week around here. My stepmom went home to Switzerland on Friday. What a help she was to have here for the last two months! Whew! Helping me lift little J and tote him around. It's nice to be able to get out and not be completely exhausted from lifting your 2 year old all over the place!

Who knew that the Friday she left, things would get really crazy! When we were pregnant with little J, he showed up 2 weeks early, because I had a slow leak of amniotic fluid. At first, I didn't even suspect that it was that, but when I called my OB, she had be go in to have it checked out. The nurse we saw didn't think it was fluid either, but ran the test. 20 minutes later she came back and told me they were going to start inducing me, because it was indeed my amniotic fluid leaking. Fast forward to Friday, I was standing in Starbucks getting my treat for the day otherwise known as my daily fix (decafinated of course!). I felt a familiar feeling. This time it worried me, because I am only 31 weeks pregnant. I went home to let G know, and then headed for the hospital to get it checked, while he stayed home with little J. They hooked me up to the monitor and ran the test to see if it was my fluid, thankfully, it was not amniotic fluid, but as they were monitoring me, the saw that I was having contractions every 2 minutes!!!! OY! This little girl is giving me a run for my money. They gave me some medication to stop the contractions and kept me there for observation for about 2 hours total. When they released me they put me on more of the medication to keep taking until I see my regular OB. This stuff makes me feel crazy!!! At first I was taking it every 4 hours, and not only did I get a headache and have tremors, but I felt so anxious! When I called the on-call doctor the next day, he had me start taking it every 6 hours. This was better, but still get the headaches and the crazy tremors! Needless to say, this is why I can't scrap! I'd probably cut my finger off with the paper trimmer! Sigh! This little girl made me miss out on a night of scrappin' with my friends too! Well, anyway that's all for now, hopefully, the doctor will let me off this medicine tomorrow and I can get back to scrappin'! I have so many crazy ideas in my head that I want to get on to cardstock!

So many other good things to share, but you'll just have to stay tuned for them!