Sunday, June 17, 2012

Elise the Police

Elise Bonnie Slattery
Born June 15th, 2012 at 10:57 pm
8 lbs. 9 oz. and 21.5 inches long

We are heading home in abut and I can't wait to share her birth story. Certainly the hardest thing I've ever done!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

40 Weeks, 1 Day

June 12th has come and gone!

Obviously, no baby.

If I had any faith in all the "remedies" that you can torture yourself with to get the baby out, I'd try them. But I'm pretty sure none of them will work.  If spicy food didn't give me heartburn, it would be much more fun to do that over castor oil.

I have a halfway packed hospital bag though! But the Pack and Play is still at my mom's and the changing table is still in storage, so we aren't even ready for the baby. Not like that will change anything! Besides, Chris is much more productive under pressure, so he can get that all worked out before we come home from the hospital. 

If you are friends with me on Facebook, you probably saw the terrible photo of my sunburnt legs from Sunday.  The lobster look is mostly gone, but left in it's place is the most unflattering tan with a half moon shaped white patch from my belly. That's going to take some time to fix. But luckily, we will be able to be outside in the afternoons post baby. 

As excited as I am to have this baby, I am equally excited to have some time off! And mojitos. I have a lot of mint growing in the garden. Need to use it somehow!

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

7 Days

Oh friends. I'm sorry. No baby yet!!

Just my huge, itchy belly and some swollen feet to go with it. 

I'm actually at an "almost 2" so that is much more progress than my barely at a 1 with Jacob at 40 weeks, so that is good news.  I'm in some crazy nesting mode, but only partially because I need the changing table in from storage before I can arrange all the baskets holding the baby clothes, baby diapers, blankets, etc. Currently, they are stacked nicely on my ironing board.

I was actually very productive this weekend and finished up some things for a friend having a baby this August.  She requested a nursing cover, baby quilt, and a car seat cover, and I have somehow finished it all except the ties to secure the car seat cover. I'm worried her car seat isn't going to work with the design I have, but if it doesn't, I suppose she can mail them back to me and I can adjust!  I'll try to get some photos up. 

I have made one baby blanket for *my* baby and I'm putting the quilt on the back burner until I have some time to finish it. I don't think a baby needs a large quilt in June, right?  The little Jersey/flannel one I threw together should be just right. 

I also attempted my first dye job this weekend, as well.  I used Rit dye and I chose Orange and Dark Blue for the white baby items I had on hand that needed some attention.  The orange turned out perfect, even and bright! The Dark Blue? Everything turned purple. Which will be perfect if I have a girl, less so if it's a boy.

Which I hope we know if SEVEN DAYS or SOONER!!