Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Baby Belly: 38 Weeks

First of all, pardon the outfit and the poor photos.  I'm not movin' very fast today, so these are "come as you are" pics.  I wasn't even  planning on doing a last Baby Belly post, since I missed it last week, but I figure this is the last time anyone is gonna see Baby from this perspective.  Tomorrow we'll be taking pictures of a newborn.  Crazy to think the little critter will be out of there and in the world in a matter of hours.

Here's Baby at almost 39 weeks - the day before it's birth day:

Boy or Girl?!
Instead of going with gender neutral, I'm packing for both this time.
I'm taking jammies The Kid wore and some The Girl wore, as well as the blankets they both came home with.

Other than a few last minute chores around the house, I'm ready to go.
Now it's just hurry up and wait.
We check in at 10am and if all goes according to schedule, Baby will be here shortly after noon.

Thank you again to all who contributed name suggestions.
The list is packed in the hospital bag.
Also, thank you for all the well wishes for me and Baby in your comments and emails.
We can't wait to post the announcement!
Until then.....

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mini German Pancakes

I made these this morning:

I didn't take any pictures.  When I stand for more than five minutes, it pretty much feels like the baby is gonna fall out.  I'm almost certain it won't, but we don't want to take any chances.  Plus, my hips feel like they're gonna fall off and my arms and hands keep falling asleep.  And, for the first time in my life, I have cankles. 

Still hungry?  Make these.  They were delicious.  Beyond delicious.  I used some Mixed Berry Syrup I had in the freezer and powdered sugar to top them.  I only have one standard muffin tin, so I used it and two minis.  Just make sure you grease them really, really good.  I had a few that stuck, but the rest popped out like a charm.  Good stuff kids.  They could be yours in 20 minutes.

Now I'm headed to the couch with my Sunday paper.....

Friday, January 27, 2012

Warm Brie & Golden Delicious Sammie

You ever see a picture of food and NEED to recreate it asap?  It's not like I've never eaten a brie and apple sandwich before, but the picture made me want it right now.  Unfortunately, I had already eaten dinner last night when it came into my life, so I held out until lunch today.  I pinned it so I wouldn't forget.  As if.  You can see the original on my Sammie board

There really are no words necessary for the rest of this post.

That's The Mom's Fun Food Friday.

Have A Heart: A Kid Lunch

My plan is always to make The Kid's Fun Food Friday school lunch the night before.  It doesn't always happen that way.  The couch was way too comfy last night, so I slacked on it.  Which means I had to do it this morning.  Which means it needed to be fast and easy.  I don't know about you, but I'm not feeling especially creative at 6:30 in the morning.  But I had remembered seeing some heart themed things on Pinterest lately, so I went with that, using what little information my brain could conjure up without having to check my computer.  You can go here to see where I store a lot of my motivation inspiration.

The sammie is PB&J with sprinkles in the cutout.  I used a mini cookie cutter to make watermelon hearts, and then put those on a toothpick with a blackberry.  Almonds and pistachios in the little container with some conversation hearts.  Mini bell peppers just 'cause I had 'em.

Here's The Kid's lunch:

And here's The Girl's:

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Baby's Room: The Reveal

Are ya ready Freddy?  I took a lot of pictures, so I'll attempt to, mostly, keep my mouth shut.

As I mentioned in the fabric covered shades post, nearly everything in the room was something we already owned or something I made.  If it's new, I'll share where it came from, in case anyone is interested.

For starters, the biggest purchase was the rug.  It's 9 x 7 and we got it at Ikea for $59 a couple weeks ago.

Come on in....

The changing table was given to us by a neighbor when I was pregnant with The Kid.
They had been using it as a plant stand outside.
It got a fresh coat of paint and is now on Baby #3.

The baskets are new, also from Ikea.

The rocking chair was given to my mom, by my dad, when I was born.
I painted it Heirloom White when I was pregnant with The Kid.
We gave it another once over after beating the heck out of it trying to get it out of the attic.

The seat cushion was something I already had that I recovered.
The back cushion is basically just a rectangle with some batting in between the two pieces of fabric.
I sewed some ribbon on for tying it to the chair.
I crocheted the blanket on the arm when I was pregnant with The Kid.

I had bought the polka dot fabric when I was working on the Shared Room for the kids, and had a piece left over.
I ended up buying two more yards.
I used some for recovering the pillows that were already in the room.

I also used some to recover lampshades I already had.
The table lamp was in The Girl's room and the floor lamp was in the attic.
 I had the pom pom fringe in my stash.

The chandelier originally came out of my sister's house when they first bought it.
It was gold and nasty.  
I painted it white and put it in the nursery when I was pregnant with The Kid.
It then moved to nursery #2, aka The Girl's room.
This is it's third room in our house.
I recovered the shades I already had on it with more of the polka dot fabric.
The mini pom pom fringe came from Joann's.

 The last of that fabric I used on the bird mobile.

Onto the crib.
My $12 estate sale score from this past summer.
We sanded it, primed it and painted it.
You should be proud of me.
I got out of my, paint everything white, comfort zone and went with my favorite color.
I used leftover paint from our master bedroom.
I love it.

The bumper, crib skirt and quilt are what I made, again, when I was pregnant with The Kid.

Okey dokey, onto the small stuff. 
The walls and the shelves.
I didn't paint, other than touching up trim work and where I had filled nail holes and bunged up walls.
The blue is the color I painted when we first built the room for The Kid four years ago.
If you want to see the room when it was The Kid's room, click here.
The white trees have also been there since the room was built.
My mom painted the tree on the changing table side of the room and I did the one behind the crib.

 The shelf is a scrap of bamboo we had in the garage from another project I have yet to post.
The brackets came from a side of the road free pile.
I had the picture, rattles, highchair planter and mirror as well.

 The side table is a plant stand with a slate tile on top.
The tile is different, but I had it in The Girl's room before moving it here.

 The silver dish was passed on at some point from my mom's house, the plant is from Ikea.

The washboard has been around since nursery #1.
The blue bird wall pocket is another hand me down from my mom.
The white birds I bought at a garage sale for nickels and spray painted them.

The Dad's mom sent me the clock wall pocket for Christmas.

On the opposite side of the room is a clock that was in The Girl's room, a wall pocket I found at Goodwill years ago, and a picture my mom made me when The Kid was born.
There's also a picture that my MIL gave me when The Girl was born.

 It's my stance that's crooked, not the picture.  :o)

The closet takes up pretty much one whole wall, other than right behind the door.

And finally, the window seat wall.
I shopped the house to fill the shelves.

The tigers came from my sister when The Kid was a baby.

The rocking chair was a gift to The Girl from the neighbor.
The giraffe was The Kid's.

 The white bird planter jumped in my basket at Joann's.

 The pictures are from my mom.
She also made the nightlight for nursery #1.
 The shade had a water stain on it - my fault - so I recovered it with a fabric scrap and some trim I had.

 On the other side are more of The Kid's friends from my sister, Bean Baby and Pooh with the poem my dad wrote about them, an arrangement I put together with my stash of fake stuff, and an elephant bank that was mine when I was a baby.

The shelf over the window is filled with things I pulled from around the house.

Phew, I think we made it.
So there ya go, the long awaited Baby room can finally be checked off the list.
With 6 days to spare.  :o)

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