I finally finished a project! I've been working on this quilt since July so it felt great to finally finish it. I had to take a big break from it when my morning sickness was at its peak.
I loved sewing with the Charley Harper fabrics. The pattern is the Kitchen Window Quilt by Elizabeth Hartman, modified to be queen sized instead of throw sized. I struggled deciding how to quilt this one. I have never done anything other than a basic meander, so I really branched out and I did organic line quilting!
I love how it turned out! It was a hard one to give away!
I made Hubby take a 19 week photo of me. I'm a little late as I hit the 20 week mark on Monday, but hopefully I'll get that picture taken this weekend. Here's a fun little comparison for you of my current 19 week belly and my 19 week belly with Cameron.
I didn't make a shirt to track my weeks for this poor little babe. I'll have to figure out some kind of system so I can remember which week it was.
I still wear my sea bands. I'm worried to take them off because I don't want to be nauseous. I'm starting to have hints of heartburn, too. With Cameron I had to take heartburn medicine every day, so I hope I don't have to do that again. I still have aversions to chicken, although I can eat soup with chicken if someone else makes it. Eggs are hard for me to eat, too. I mostly have a hard time with the way cooked eggs smell. It's so weird. I think I could eat a hardboiled egg without problems, but scrambled are a different story. Cameron and I eat a lot of black bean quesadillas because salsa has been a constant good tasting thing for me. As far as cravings go, they don't hit me very often. Right now I can't stop thinking about apple crisp. I even debated making a pan this afternoon, but I don't trust myself to save any for Hubby. Fruit in general tastes really good to me, so I guess that's at least a healthy craving!
My friend and I have decided to get more into our photography and do a 52 week challenge. The only successful 52 week challenge I have ever completed was Cameron's! That was hard and it was just a photo of a baby. We are going to have themes to keep us motivated. I'm excited to get started!
Just a quick bump shot. I've been really bad at weekly photos this time around. Maybe next week I'll wear real clothes. ;)
I've been starting to feel little flutters of baby movement! I don't remember when I was first able to feel cameron moving around, but it was probably around the 18-19 week mark. We have our ultrasound next week but still can't decide if we should find out the gender or wait until baby is born. It's such a hard decision this time!!
This year after putting it off for far too long, we decided not to put the tree up. The idea of all of our ornaments being shattered was a bit too much to handle, so we thought we'd all be safer without it up. But that means our house wasn't looking very festive. So last night Hibby and I got busy crafting and made a toddler safe Christmas tree!!
We cut it all out of felt and stuck it to the door with removable poster tape. I found the idea on this blog- http://www.pepperdesignblog.com/2012/10/30/pinterest-challenge-christmas-comes-a-little-early-this-year/
Cameron loves pulling the ornaments and lights off and putting them back on. (And pulling the whole thing off the door.... But we're working on that!)
It's really nice to have a tree that we don't have to worry about being destroyed! Now it feels a little more like Christmas around here!
Cameron's favorite activity lately is brushing his teeth.
A couple of nights ago he started pounding on the bathroom door. I was trying to figure out what he was up to. Then he went to the kitchen and tried to pull his step stool over to the bathroom. He decided that was too heavy, so he gave up and pointed up the stairs. "Duh, Mom! I'm ready for bed but I need to brush my teeth first!"
We've been busy practicing different parts of the body. He loves pointing to his nose and showing off his belly button. It's amazing how fast he catches on to things. He knows where most of his toys go so he helps clean them up most nights before bed.
We had another prenatal appointment yesterday. I'm currently 15 weeks. Baby's heartbeat sounded good! She said it was about 130-135. I can't remember what Cameron's was so I can't make a prediction of boy or girl. ;) we have our big appointment with ultrasound next month, but we haven't decided if we want to find out yet!