Thursday, February 24, 2011

Oh, just HUGE

You can see why I almost cried yesterday when I came home for lunch and the elevator was out of order. This baby is not easy to carry up 4 flights of stairs...

5 weeks, 2 days to go!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Light Bright

I had a sick Valentine's Day today. Woke up with a sore throat and stuffed sinuses, and a little bit of a headache. So I stayed home, rested, and ate some nutritional sick food (ie pizza and strawberries...the pizza was to celebrate our oven finally getting fixed today!) Anyway, I tried to sleep most of the day, but my brain wasn't cooperating, so I found something to work on.

I saw this light art idea on AT a few months ago, and thought it was super cute.

A cute little Light Bright-ish night light to hang next to the baby's sleeping place. Yay! Since I already have the stuff to make it, I'm going for it! But I thought it would be fun to try using the baby's name or a cute word instead. So here's what I did today. I'm probably getting ahead of myself—I don't know how many lights are on one string, but I had fun!

...and then I thought it might be a little silly to put words on the wall for a baby... Anyway, wouldn't it be more fun to design a little Light Bright animal or robot friend? So this project is to be continued.

I'm working on making it cuter...

PS James came home from Target and cooked some Vday steak! It was delicious. He's incredible. Pretty sure I can't be sick after this kind of treatment.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Awesome Things My Baby Does

1. Wiggles around when we play music.
2. Kicks.
3. Kicks my hand when I rest it on my belly.
4. Kicks James' hand when he rests it on my belly.
5. Kicks the iPad when I rest it on my belly.
6. Kicks his new stuffed puppy when I rest it on my belly.
7. Kicks my dinner plate when I rest it on my belly.
8. Kicks James in the head when he talks close to my belly.
9. Kicks me in the ribs when I slouch too much.
10. Gets hiccups!

He's amazing!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Teeny Tiny Legs

One day, I saw this picture:

And ever since then, I have been a little obsessed with baby leg warmers. Unfortunately, this particular item costs a little more than I want to pay. (here) Especially since they're basically a pair of socks without feet. So I googled "baby leg warmers tutorial," and found quite a few lovely blogs that show how to make them from adult socks. I don't have a sewing machine, or know how to use one. But my mommy does! So we used this tutorial to make these little cuties:

After the baby is born, I'll be able to measure his legs and taper the bottom so they fit nicely. But I may have to do that sewing by hand, because my mommy is no longer near by!

My parents were serving a mission here in Salt Lake City for the past year, and left us for home last week. They had a blast helping people out at the Family History Library at Temple Square, and I was super spoiled to have them living so near, and to have them all to myself! Now they're far away, and I think I'm having mommy and daddy withdrawal. Aren't they cute?