>mom-mode post # 45 – on waiting for my world to change

February 20, 2010 § 5 Comments

>Hey there. This is Oliver and I, ballooning at 39 and 1/2 weeks.

Mom and dad arrived safe and sound. And we are busy catching up, having fun and enjoying the warmer weather. Oh and yeah, excitingly waiting on our world to change. Hope next time I update this, it will be with a picture of Oliver outside of me.:)

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>mom-mode post # 44 – on how it ain’t Pottery Barn but I love it!

February 15, 2010 § 3 Comments

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It ain’t Pottery Barn, but I am very happy with how it turned out. Considering we were on a budget, in a foreign country that doesn’t have yard sales or Target and most of the items in here are hand-me-downs!

Chair we got on sale at Home Depot type store here. Much cheaper than Ikea… The materials for the curtains and pillows I did by at Ikea and had a seamstress here work with it. The materials were way more expensive than the seamstress. The crib was a hand-me-down.

The tree mural was inspired by a painting a I did for my friend’s baby a couple of years ago. Plus it’s about the only thing I know how to “free hand” on a wall.:) The paint here was a little messier than what I was used to work with in the States. So i came up with the idea of the canvas initials to cover up my mess-ups.:)

Hand me downs: changing table and dresser.
Here are some more details:

Now we just need a baby boy to go in it!

>mom-mode post #43 – does this dress make my belly look fat?

February 14, 2010 § 2 Comments

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For your viewing pleasure, a little comparison: same dress, 10 weeks and 38 and 1/2 weeks.

Does this dress make my belly look fat ( and my face and my arms, etc)?

 I guess the little boy and the extra chocolate in me do.

Happy Love Day everyone! Off to enjoy some last few moments  with my hubby before the chaos ensues. ( My mom and dad are coming into town this week!)

>mom-mode post # 42 – on what they call "nesting"

February 7, 2010 § 2 Comments

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I’ve been crafting like there’s no tomorrow. Ideas just keep popping into my head and I start a new project without even finishing the other. Is this what they call “nesting”?
Going on 38 weeks. Pictures soon to follow.

Meanwhile, behold my headbands and flowers craftiness.

>mom-mode post #41- on the anticipation of things to come

February 1, 2010 § 6 Comments

>Mr. Oliver Gray and I  at 36 and 1/2 weeks. Time is coming quickly to a close and our baby boy will soon make his debut into the world. 
He moves around  a lot, he has lots of strength and energy these days… Last night I felt like I was being punched in the stomach, the kicks were so strong. I think he’s running out of space in here ( see the pictures!!!). 
I’m getting so excited about the upcoming weeks, I can barely sleep of anticipation! Mom and dad come in two weeks and hopefully, soon AFTER, our baby will come too. “Excited” is the understatement of the year. I may not be ready, but I’m so excited to be his mama.
This is us, running away from the snow and cold of our city. Isn’t it a beautiful place?
The last pic is for my sisters, I’m showing off my new boots.:)

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