Wednesday, July 25, 2012

37 weeks

I wasn't going to post another bump picture but I would rather document it than regret it later.

I have been so uncomfortable lately, lots of Braxton Hicks, a few real contractions and a whole lot of hip pain. I had an appointment with my doctor this morning, I can't believe we're down to weekly appointments! Dr. Kirkman was out doing a c-section so a PA checked me. It was not pleasant but I guess it goes with the territory. She said I was at a -3 and 60% effaced AND dialated to a 1. I'm glad I'm making progress! Still no idea when Mina will make her arrival. I hope it's soon because I don't think my stomach skin will stretch any more!

I'll keep "you" posted!
Whoever reads this blog...

Sunday, July 22, 2012


That word sums up the status of Mina's quilt and how I'm feeling right now about being pregnant.  It is really uncomfortable and I haven't even gained an excessive amount of weight.  I have NO idea how women do it who gain over 50 lbs with their pregnancies.  It just seems crazy.

Anywho.  Here are some pictures of the quilt as it neared completion.
Sandwiching the batting between the pieced top and the backing
Stitching the binding
Hand quilting the squares

James and I also cleared out some space in our spare room/office.  I boxed up the books from the book shelf and then James helped me load those up with baby supplies.
We still need to move the boxes off of the couch and store them somewhere else but I figure progress is progress.  My parents brought the crib up on Friday but after thinking about it, we're going to wait to put it together until we really need it.  They also brought up a bassinet.  I took it apart and washed the fabric covers.  It should be a good place for Mina to sleep once she comes.  Speaking of which, I am going to be 37 weeks along on WEDNESDAY!  That is so crazy!  Where has the time gone?  Seriously?

If Mina takes after me, she could come after Wednesday.


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mina's quilt, so far

I figure I'm making pretty good time with this project. Granted, I bought the fabric two months ago but I cut out the pieces yesterday. Maybe it will be done by the end of the week. I still have a lot to do!

Pinning the strips
Pressing the seams

Two rows down
My machine can make pins and needles do "cool" things
Getting closer...
The finished top
Tomorrow I am going to buy the backing fabric which I'll also use for the border.  I also need to pick up some light weight batting.  I'm really excited to finish the project!  I hope Mina likes her quilt!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Adorable shoes and a surprise

I spent almost all of last week working on "The Marvelous Wonderettes" for the Midvale Arts Council.  It was so HOT but worth it because the show is really cute.  You can find more information here.  The show runs tonight and all next week.  If you are in the area you should check it out!  Steph, the producer, surprised me and Janzell (the music director) with these for our unborn babies. 

She joked that Janzell's baby would be able to wear the onesie immediately and Mina would have to wait a year.

While I was gone a package arrived from The Pitter Patter Shop on Etsy.  I was the lucky random winner on a blog give away.  I chose this adorable pair but the decision was SO HARD!  Check out Lauren's shop and you'll see why.  
Today I started washing Mina's clothes and blankets.  It's kind of overwhelming how generous everyone has been.  She is going to be one well dressed baby!  I can't believe that I am less than five weeks from my due date. The time has gone by so fast, especially the past month and a half!  How is almost the middle of July?  
Hopefully we'll be ready when our little lady makes her arrival!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

35 weeks!

I've spent the past two nights at dress rehearsal for "The Marvelous Wonderettes" and it's starting to show. My feet are looking chubby. Usually my feet are super veiny, like Angelina Jolie's hands (look it up, her hands have really pronounced veins.) But now, thanks to heat and lots of working on my feet, they are a little swollen. I won't post a pic because my feet aren't cute. At all. But that is another story....