29 May 2006

Happy Tuesday...

...even though it is Monday night!

Life has really quieted down here. My husband has the next 2 weeks off in hopes of getting me to 36 weeks before having this baby. Last Wednesday was scare #1. Only - yay me - I didn't go running to the hospital. I rode it out at home for 3 hours and was able to regain control of my crazy irritable uterus. How do I stay sane many of you have asked? Well, I could definitely write the bedrest survivial guide, as this is my 3rd time surviving it.

There are the projects, of course, which I decide on at the beginning of my day, gathering all the tools I need and piling them on my bed so that I don't have to get up again. Most recently this includes decoupaged lightswitch covers:


Now everybody needs some of those, don't they? ;)

And I've managed to wash and fold and put away all the baby's things over the course of about a week. Slow as a turtle, lol. Dh has been hauling trunks of Adriana's old baby stuff in and out of our bedroom like a slave, poor thing.

I'm also enjoying playing around with our
family pictures and printing them off, deciding where they should be hung, etc. I am putting together a collage of my favorites. :)

There has been much online shopping. Now is the time when I fantasize about getting my pre-pg body back within a few weeks and therefore justify a shopping spree for a few postpartum outfits that make me look hot. Thankfully, dh does not argue this fantasy. I guess he trusts that I will fit into them eventually.

In my online searches, I have also discovered the latest trends in baby items, like this nursing cover and these changing pads. And I bought my first sling! I tell ya, gone are the boring plaid and teddy bear prints! Man, oh man, am I glad they are no longer my only choices! Going back to that would be like bringing back the splatter paint. Eek. Cringe.

Today we were going to go kite flying, but it's been a pretty dead day (wind-wise) so the kids went swimming instead. I stayed inside of course and have been catching up on my pregnancy journal and Sasha's baby book. I have plans to watch "Rent" a little later and maybe read? I just bought the Da Vinci Code. Sheesh, how behind am I?

Oh, so before I forget, my 7 year old daughter has been a hoot lately. All her prayers conclude with "Please bless Mommy to not have anymore subtractions." She means contractions, of course. This next tidbit? Not much of a hoot... at least not for years and years when I need the pictures for blackmail. Friday I woke up from my nap to discover hair clippings in the bathroom trashcan and scissors out on the counter. Undeniably blond curls belonging to one and only one head in this household. I've always prided myself on the fact that these types of catastrophes don't take place in our home. I've never had to clean flour up off the floor or sharpie marker off the wall. I keep nice things around the house and they don't get broken or demolished. But to go from that to this? Out of nowhere? Messing up my track record? Was it penance for being on bedrest? Rebellion for neglecting her for an hour? She still has not explained herself. She just periodically checks out her new hairstyle in the mirror and asks me if she looks like a boy. Was that what she was trying to do? I managed to disguise it fairly well by cutting bangs. It's not the best look with curly hair, but it will grow back. Along with my track record. I'm sure you'd like to see a picture, but blogger isn't being very user friendly right now.

On one last victorious note, we got our little Drewby into a big boy bed this weekend! If only the ease of this transition could foretell of transitions to come! Like potty training! (Again - would love to show a picture! Where is the love, Blogger?) So in 2 weeks when all restrictions have been lifted, I can nest. In the truest sense of the word. I cannot wait to bring my vision of Sasha's nursery to life!

24 comments:

emlouisa said...

Wow, lots of stuff going on in your neck of the woods! Glad you are doing well! I'm loving the decoupage switchplates! And the changing pad? Adorable!!!

Nettie said...

I'm glad to hear you are still holding out. I can't believe you manage to decoupage in bed. You are a die hard crafter, for sure. The switchplate cover looks great. Those nursing covers and changing pads are darling, too. I've loved my slings, although you do have to learn how to use them at first.

Char said...

Keep that baby cooking! Great taste, as usual!

Valarie said...

I love all those things you linked to. I'm amazed at the things you find to fill your time. I can't wait to see what you whip up in the next couple of weeks.

itybtyfrog said...

Way to keep your subtractions under control. Hope things keep going well. You are a whizz at bedrest. I loved the decoupaged lightswitch. Very adorable! Is that going in Sasha's room? Sorry about the golden curls in the garbage can. My 5-year old recently snipped the little hairs around her face because she didn't like them sticking up...well that just made them worse! Hang in there!

Maine Mom said...

I LOVE the switchplate cover! I'm impressed at all the things you come up with to do while on bedrest. You definitely have mastered staying put!...although I'm sure it's not easy.

Kristen said...

Great light-switch covers. Man, if I were on bed-rest, I'd be one of those who just sat like a slug watching TV and reading. I admire you!

The Da Vinci Code. One word: FASCINATING. Truly. Tell me what you think when you are done.

Carrie said...

Glad to hear that things are still going fairly smoothly. Sorry about your scare. I love those switchplates. It sounds like we have opposite problems with kids. Since I had my last two, things like hair cutting seem to be a regular problem. My second daughter is very, lets say, busy. Keep us posted and take it easy.:)

utmommy said...

I remember when I was in high school and my sweet 6 year old sister cut MY hair. I was so mad. But, it grew back and we survived.

utmommy said...

I forgot, my own children have had several of their own hair cutting experiences. DD and her cousin cut each other's hair one summer. Worst of all, I went to TX when my sis had her baby and DH was in charge. I told him that all he had to do was put the girls hair in a pony tail. Simple, right? Well, when I got back, I was doing a pony tail and saw a really really short piece at the back of her neck. I said, "Did you cut your hair." In the sweetest voice she replied, "No, daddy did!" I asked DH if it was true. Yep, he did it. He said that piece wouldn't stay in, so he cut it off. Good thing he doesn't do hair everyday.

lackrik said...

I can't believe you're so close! Sounds like some serious nesting going on! ;)

Stephanie said...

I am impressed at how busy you are when you are resting. I remember being on "light duty" and not getting near as much done. Sheesh!!

LOVE the light switch covers. You have GOT to post more pictures of your projects when blogger is in a good mood.

I honestly can't say that I like the cover-ups. They make me think of and adult bib...not inconspicuous at all! I am all for b-f, I nursed mine till they were a year, but I hate drawing attention to myself while doing it.

I am not EVEN going to comment on the curls...that just calls for a jinx at this house.

Go, Sasha, go Sasha...go..go...go!!! You can do it!!!

ABC Momma said...

Not a whole lot of resting in that bed. I am amazed at what you have accomplished.

We don't have hair cutting yet--just vaseline all over the furniture and in her hair.

EvaRob said...

no more subtractions!

Andrea said...

subtractions!!!ROFL I hope they keep away too.

Gabriela said...

Only one of mine has cut his hair, once.

I am so glad you are keeping busy with projects. When I was on bedrest I mainly just cried like a spoiled baby everytime my husband came home for lunch. Only 2 more weeks to go! That's great!

Thoroughly Mormon Millie said...

Yay for you! You're so industrious! My time would not be that well-spent on bedrest, I can tell you that much.

Here's to no "subtractions" until you're ready!

txmommy said...

Sticky vibes, sticky vibes!!

hey you found some cool things. The nursing cover looks like it would be really useful & cute. Did you order one?

Lei said...

Brooke - I foudn that if I jsut lie there I am miserable. i have to keep my hands busy!

txmommy - I actually found one in a widow display at a store right by my doc's office yesterday! It was like it was meant to be, so I had to go in and buy it. :) It's so cool! Blankets never worked for me - my babies yank them off the minute I am distracted and then I am exhibitng myself. :S

Sabra said...

love the lightswitch covers. i, too, have done a picture collage with some of our favorite pics. printed them all off in b&W and bought matching, different sized frames. I'm still working on the exact layout, and have the small holes in the wall to show for it, but i like the overall look. i can't believe only 2 more weeks until you are "safe". YAY!

sheri said...

You, as usual, continue to amaze me with your positive outlook. And I loved those links! That baby/nursing cover is awesome! Almost makes me wish I were still nursing Kelly! (almost) I'm getting so excited for you and your new baby!

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