Monday, April 13, 2015

2015 finishes

I think this is finish #2 for 2015- the first would be the Charley Harper quilt I made for hubby's parents for Christmas.  

I'm trying really hard to make 2015 the year I finish up some unfinished projects (or finish new projects that I start!). The problem with sewing as a hobby is that there are so many awesome projects to do.  There is always new fabric that seems more awesome than anything in my craft room and new books and patterns that would look PERFECT on my bed/couch or they would even look great laying out on the yard this summer so me and #2 can hang out while Cameron runs around outside.

I'm trying to resist starting too many new projects, but this is hard!!  So I decided to make myself a hospital bag.  Giving birth is easier if you have a beautiful bag with, right?  And pillow case.  I ordered fabric for a new "delivery day" pillow case.  I haven't started the pillow case yet but here is a progress photo of my duffle bag!  There are about a million pieces and 4ish hours of prep work before I can even start sewing anything together.  

I have another quilt that I just need to tack down binding and a top ready to go on the quilting machine. 

Cameron doesn't care if the back is attached or not.  It's a perfect play mat either way!  

Cameron's Easter quilt from last year is waiting for me to finish dying the backing fabric so we can get that one quilted, too!  I dyed a big piece of flannel last year and it has a lot of white left on it.  I'm excited for it to have a lot more color!  It will be perfect for Cameron's toddler bed!  

It's a dangerous thing to make a list of all of my unfinished projects.  Apparently nesting for baby #2 involves a lot of personal projects.  (At least I'm going to assume that's the reason for my motivation!)  Nesting for Cameron was a lot more home improvement/baby gear buying.   

To change the subject, here is a 33 week bump photo!!  Don't mind my wild unbrushed hair and apparently unwashed mirror!  I might have to add cleaning to my to-do list.  But who has time for that?!


Saturday, April 4, 2015

Easter Eggs & 30 week appointment

Today we had lots of fun dying Easter eggs with grandma!  

I had my 30 week prenatal appointment last week and had to do a second ultrasound.  Thankfully they were able to get the measurements they needed this time!  Little man seems to be quite uncooperative in there!  He was measuring about a week ahead of schedule, so I'm curious if I will make it to my due date.  Cameron came 5 days early so I assumed #2 would come a little early as well.  One of the "ahead of schedule" measurements they were able to give us was an estimated weight of four pounds!  Oh boy!  He still has a bit of fluid around his kidneys, but they said it was not enough to be concerned since that is pretty common and generally resolves itself by birth.  

I've gained probably close to 30 pounds... I blame it on feeling better this pregnancy than I ever did when I was pregnant with Cameron!  Most of my aversions are gone (with the exception of scrambled eggs... Bleh!).  I'm happy that we've been able to get outside for walks again because I think that will help me keep things under control for my last weeks!  

Now if it was just warm enough to head down to the lake!  We are definitely ready for some lake days!  

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

New chair!

We got a new chair for the nursery!  Apparently Hubby remembers better than I do how often I finally came to bed after middle of the night feedings with Cameron complaining about my sore neck.  I think this new chair will solve that problem, but I might spend more time sleeping there with #2 than sleeping in my own bed!  It is definitely a comfortable chair!  Cameron approves, too.  He takes such good care of his animals, he even rocked his cow to sleep a few nights ago.  

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Cameron's big news

Cameron pooped on the potty for the first time today!  

Mommy was busy cleaning up pee off the floor from a post shower accident and looked over just in time to see him grunting and run him to the potty chair.  

Yay Cameron!  What a big boy! 

Saturday, January 31, 2015

22 weeks

22 week bump!! 

We let Hubby's mom open our gender reveal envelope when we celebrated Christmas.  It's a BOY!! 

Cameron got his first haircut yesterday!  (And mommy got hers chopped off a few days ago!!)

Monday, January 19, 2015

Charley Harper Quilt

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! 

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Week 19

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!