Tuesday, January 31, 2012

30 weeks and now understanding why bloggers and mommies go MIA!

The beginning of this year has been BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!
Is it really almost February?

We've had two baby showers, toured the hospital, started our every 2 week doctor appts. and more!

Last weekend was my baby shower hosted by my friends.
Dear friends from all different times in my life gathered to shower me and the babe with gifts.
I can't wait to share pics from the beyond perfect day!
Feeling very loved and grateful for the amazing women in my life!

The nursery is well underway, the walls are painted, most of the furniture is in.
The stripes were a bit of a challenge, but nothing our neighbor and dear friend Dan wasn't up for.
We bought him a cheap tool called a laser leveler and he was off to the races. 
Get yours here
He used this tool to create straight lines with tape.
This handy dandy tool has multiple purposes and can also be used to hang pictures at the same height on multiple walls. 
 Stripes with tape

Finished product!
Don't mind the blankets in the crib- I don't have the mattress yet, so I just put stuff in there to make it look good and get an idea.

Looking forward to my family shower this weekend and a work shower closer to my due date. 
Baby Ball is so loved and lucky already.

On another note, sleeping has been a challenge since the beginning of my pregnancy, but it continues to get more and more difficult.
At night, I pretty much turn into a jelly fish flip floppin around all night, putting pillows in weird places and just trying to get comfy and take a deep breath. POOR SHANE!
Between getting up to pee and switching positions, it's a wonder he gets any sleep at all.  
In a desperate attempt to help my sleep in any way we can, we recently bought these pillows and I just had to share because they are a slice of heaven.
Sorry about the sideways pic, I can't figure out how to rotate.
Can you say pregnancy brain?
You can purchase these at Bed, Bath and Beyond here!
Don't forget your 20% off coupon. 

Looking forward to blogging about the shower, the nursery and my growing belly in the coming weeks.  


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy New Year, Recipes and More!

I can hardly believe it's 2012! 
Where did 2011 go?
With that said, I'm super excited for this year for obvious reasons. 
We've been busy doing lots around the house getting ready for baby.
We stayed local for the holidays and went to Mammoth for New Years with dear friends!
A fun group shot of us in front of a snow cat we took up the mountain for dinner.
Pretty cool, click here for info on where to call to schedule your adventure.

Grandma Bon Bon made us all beanies for the trip. 
Here's Peysie and Mase Face modeling them before they go out for walk.
<3 these lil peanuts to death! 

I've been trying to cook again, now that I'm back to liking all sorts of foods!
Two recipes I made recently were delicious and worth sharing.
White Bean and Hominy Chili
What's hominy?  I didn't know either, but you can find it near the Mexican food specialty items at your favorite grocery store!
Click here for recipe.
Gotta love Cooking Light Mag!

Shrimp, Avocado & Grapefruit Salad
Click here for recipe.
You know it's a good salad when Shane considers it a meal and not a side!
This was so easy, tasty, light and healthy!

Current project-operation nursery.
Our awesome neighbor/friend Dan is helping me paint the room.
26 weeks
Me in front of a paint swatch on the nursery wall.
Getting a decent pic of the belly is no easy task.
Luckily I have a patient/loving photographer (thanks boos!).
More to come on the nursery, painting tips, pics and more!
I think that's all for now.  Still having spurts of insomnia and last night was a dozy, so hopefully this blog post makes some sense!