Monday, March 2, 2015

Bump Date: 26 Weeks

.:.:.: About the Babe :.:.:.
How far along: 26 weeks
Baby is the size of: a Papaya!  1.5-2.2 lbs and 13-15 in.
Gender: BOY!
Movement: Definite movement very often now - love it!
Name: We have it! :)


.:.:.: About Mom :.:.:.
Weight gain: +19 pounds. Oh man.
Maternity clothes: oh yes!
Stretch marks: Sadly, yes.  But not on my stomach.  Ech.
Belly button in or out: Borderline.  It's starting to pop a little - eek!
Wedding rings on or off: On - I'm surprised by this actually, but yay!
Sleep: eh. getting worse.
Best moment this week: Josh catching a good kick.  Babe's kicks haven't been strong-strong yet, so it was really cute when Josh was feeling and got a really strong one.  :)
Buying: NOTHING! AH!  I'm really going to try to hold off for a bit now - my mom is throwing me a shower at the end of the month.  I can not shop for four weeks.  I can.  I think.
Miss anything: Sleeping through the night.
Cravings: still Oreos.  Not a craving, but I have been eating pickles, which, if you know me, is the weirdest thing ever.  Josh is thrilled!
Queasy or sick: still hanging on to the worst cold ever.  I've kicked most of it, but the stuffy nose won't die.  C'mon now.
Looking forward to: my glucose test... HAHAHAHA!  I'm definitely kidding.  That thing scares the crap out of me.  Also THIRD TRI starts next week!  OHMIGOSH!

Friday, February 27, 2015

High Five for Friday: February 27, 2015

The last February Friday!  How did that happen!?!?

one // I spent the majority of this week with the worst cold ever.  Ok, that might be an exaggeration... maybe.  Colds and pregnancy do not mix.  And to make it worse, this crap is all I'm allowed to have.  Ew. Ew. Ew.  It did kill my cough in just two days, but DANG.  You're telling me they can't make this stuff in a better flavor??

two // I've been working on some marketing for G Designs this week!  We're now on Instagram!  And we have a newsletter.  Watch out world, we're coming for you.  ;)

three // THIS happened this week.  Shut the front door.

four // I think we're going to tackle making a blanket for babe this weekend.  Kinda like the one for my friend, but a different design.  We'll see how motivated I am though because those are time. consuming.  I also want to do the alphabet wall in the nursery since the vinyl is finally here, but again, time. consuming.  I'm feeling realllyyyyyy lazy this week.  Let's blame the cold.

five // The dress is white and gold.  Seriously.

Linking up this Friday with:
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sunshine Care Package

It's been a while since I've tackled a care package.  The good news is, I still love them just as much as ever! 

A few friends and I have mutual friend who is going through a hard time.  We wanted to send her something to remind her she's not alone and that it will all work out in the end.  We're going take turns each month creating a care package for her and January was my month!

I went with a Sunshine Package theme to kick us off.  It seemed appropriate to bring a little sun to her temporary rain cloud.

I started by covering the inside of the box with yellow vinyl.  I SO wish I had had this stuff during deployment.  It made the job so easy and quick and it looks great!  Then I went shopping for some yellow items.  I didn't really have a theme, per se, but I picked out some girly things (a loufa, nail polish, chap stick) and some sweet treats (a beverages, candy, gum).  I also threw in a toy for her 6 month old.

I packed it all in the box and covered it with some yellow tissue paper.  On top of that, I put her card: 
It obviously deviated from my theme (I didn't have yellow paper - booo), but I loved the little cupcake girl!  I colored her with my Copics, used my card kit from November for the base and patterned paper, then used my Silhouette Sketch pens to write a cute greeting.

TA-DA!  I really love how it turned out and the other girls were excited about it too.  Our friend was super thankful and I can't wait to keep this up month after month!  :)


Tuesday, February 24, 2015

DIY Baby Blanket

This blanket is part 2 to the gift with the diaper cakes I shared last week.  

I mentioned that we upgraded our business a bit and splurged on a new heat press.  This has opened up so many new ideas for us our heads are spinning.  There's so much we can do now that we haven't been able to touch with our initial equipment.  So, about three days before the shower, I found the greatest idea for a blanket on Etsy.  Once I realized we now have the capabilities for something like that, I got all excited.  I love, love, loved it and I instantly wanted to make one for all the babies in my life.  (Not kidding - at least three came to my mind as soon as I found this blanket.)  So, far just this one baby has a blanket, but the rest are coming!

I quick overnighted a blanket thanks to my Amazon Prime.  (SO worth the money, people!)  I used a Burt's Bees Baby Blanket because it was the only one I could find that came in a plain white cotton.  It was actually a two pack and when it showed up, I like this baby blue so much better, so that's what I went with for baby Felix's blanket.  Check it out:

This design wasn't my original plan.  I thought the blankets we 29''x29'', which is what I designed the blanket to be after I'd ordered.  When it showed up and was really 38''x44'', I didn't have enough heat transfer vinyl on hand to complete my original design, so I came up with this!  I really love how it turned out.  She was really, really excited about it, so I hope they will love it for many, many years!  :)

I cannot wait to make some more blankets!  I have so many ideas for them.  These might just be my go to gift for every baby shower now.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Bump Date: 25 weeks!

.:.:.: About the Babe :.:.:.
How far along: 25 weeks
Baby is the size of: a Napa cabbage!  1.5-2.2 lbs and 13-15 in.
Gender: BOY!
Movement: Lots of weird movements all over the place.  No idea what is going on in there!
Name: We have it! :)



.:.:.: About Mom :.:.:.
Weight gain: +19 pounds. Oh man.
Maternity clothes: oh yes!
Stretch marks: Sadly, yes.  But not on my stomach.  Ech.
Belly button in or out: Borderline.  It's starting to pop a little - eek!
Wedding rings on or off: On - I'm surprised by this actually, but yay!
Sleep: eh.
Best moment this week: catching the cats stealing a nap in the rocker.  The cutest!
Buying: diapers, diapers, diapers!  They're just so cute!
Miss anything: Sleeping through the night.
Cravings: hmmmm, oreos, toast with peanut butter, Mac and cheese.  Cravings are so random.
Queasy or sick: not pregnancy related (I think?) but a nasty cold.  Man when you're pregnant any kind of sickness just sucks!  I'm hoping my doctor will feel pity on me and give me a medicine I can take because I'm tired and miserable and just want to stop coughing.
Looking forward to: June!  I'm ready to meet this little guy!



Friday, February 20, 2015

High Five for Friday: February 20, 2015

Happy Friday!!

one // My sweet co-worker knitted this hat for babe.  It's just too stinking cute!  We love it so much!

two // I finished my baby shower invitations last night! YAY!  My mom is letting me help with the planning for my shower and I couldn't be more excited.  She kept my wedding shower a complete surprise - which was also fun - but I do love to plan a good party!  We're doing a books and brunch theme, so pictured is me cutting the library card pockets for the library card invitations.  I'm so happy with how they turned out!  I can't wait to show them off!

three // Speaking of even more things baby related, a giant fluff mail order showed up at my house yesterday!  I'm so so in love with these itsy bitsy diapers!  I had a small moment of panic earlier this week when I realized we are 14 (FOURTEEN) weeks away from Baby G's appearance and what if he comes early?! I DON'T EVEN HAVE ESSENTIALS!  So I stocked up on some more new born diapers and now I at least have a pump for feeding, diapers for pooping, clothes for wearing, and a place for sleeping.  I didn't go so far as to buy the car seat, I'm really hoping to hold off until after my showers, but I might have to go get it just to ease my mind.  Then we'd really have every ESSENTIAL item.   Just in case.

four // In non-baby related news, I'm trading my husband for my parents and brother this weekend.  Josh is heading up north to visit some friends and my parents and brother are coming to stay the weekend with me!  I can't wait!

five // Stop.  Make it stop.  I can't function when it's this cold.


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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Diaper Cakes

One of Josh's best friends is due almost exactly two months before we are (well, his wife is, obviously)!  We had their shower the other weekend and I wanted to show off what I made them!  At the same time as the shower, the guys were having a Diaper Party, which I think is an awesome idea.  So off we went to Costco to grab a mega box of diapers.  But me being me I didn't want to send my husband to a party with a box of diapers.  And since we had a Costco sized box of diapers, I decided I'd make Diaper Cakes!  One for the shower from me, one for the diaper party from him!  He was on board with the idea, so I got to work. 
This is my cake.  I put a lot more on it because originally, it was going to be my entire gift (more on that later)!  So I picked a few toys off their registry that would work well and attached those to my diapers.
I used some hand colored mustaches to cover my safety pins holding the ribbon.  (The mustaches were Josh's idea.) 

The cakes themselves were really easy to do.  I basically winged it.  My cake was a tiny bit different than Josh's (you'll see his in a second!), so here's how my layers looked before I assembled:
The first layer was 7 diapers.  The second was 13 and the third was 39, for a total of 59 diapers.  I rolled each diaper and then secured with a rubber band.  For the two bigger tiers, I secured sets of three together with an additional rubberband.  Then I wrapped each layer in a few more diapers since we ended up with extras after I had made the two cakes.  I free handed it, but later saw a cheat on Pinterest where you use a round cake pan to hold the diapers in place - brilliant!  I really like how clean this made the cake look when I was done.  I almosttttt bought more  diapers to finish off Josh's cake, but last minute I decided not to.

Here's the man cake.  Josh picked the theme (mustaches, who's surprised)!  He even cut all the white mustaches out of vinyl and the cardstock mustaches I colored to cover our safety pins.
This one is made with the same number of diapers, but I didn't have extra diapers to wrap around the outside, so it looks less finished to me.  Still super cute though - I think!

As I mentioned, this was intended to be our gifts: the bigger on the main shower gift and the smaller one the diaper party gift, but literally two days before the shower we thought of one more gift their baby NEEDED, so we whipped that out too.  I'll be back next week with that one.  ;)

Anyone else love diaper cakes?  I just think they're so cute!  And it was quick - I spent about 2 hours on 2 cakes.  My kind of DIY!