Being Sick

February 28, 2008

Well needless to say, Ryan and I have both gotten whatever has been going around. Ryan seems to be on the tail end of it, whereas I'm just starting. So pardon the lack of posts and pictures. On a better note, Ryan and I did get the dresser put together in the babies room last weekend. So now all the furniture is up. Also, last week I got a book of how to make sock animals. I will post my first attempt once we're starting to feel better. Love, Holly & CO.

Under the knife...

February 22, 2008

Yes, our poor little Campbell finally got fixed. She had her surgery yesterday. She's much perkier today, but still quite sore. I was going to put a picture up of her cut, but I thought that was a little gross. But, because she had it yesterday, I took today off. Lucky for me, Campbell was doing well enough that I got to go to lunch with my neighbor and good friend, Jamie. We went to Panera, a favorite of mine. Ryan has been really busy with school and work. I'm happy to say that even though he is working, he still puts forth a great effort for his schooling. This week alone, he had a paper and presentation to do. All that, and he still managed to do the laundry. I love this man! If we do anything fun this weekend, I'll post again. XOXO, Holly & Co.

Valentine's Day & More

February 16, 2008

Well I took the day off from work on Valentine's day, to take some hard earned R&R. In the morning, I got up and made Orange rolls for Ryan before he left for school. I attempted to sculpt them into hearts, but they baked out of shape. Here is that result.
Then while he went to school, I went to the spa for a manicure/pedicure. "Good Morning Sacramento" was there doing a live shot for Valentine's day, so I got to watch the whole thing from like 3 feet away. Here is a picture of my very red toes.
Then I got my hair cut and did a little shopping. When Ryan got home from school he brought in the cutest card inside this.
If you haven't read this book, you should. It's always been one of my favorites, and I'm glad Ryan gave it to me to add to the growing pile for the baby. I was read to a lot as a child and as I've told Ryan many a time, I want to make sure I have lots of books for my kids to read. On that note, after we had lunch, we went to the new thrift store right by our apartment. We ended up getting more books, both for the baby and Ryan. Then off to Leatherby's for some ice cream. Then Ryan drove me out to Rocklin, to visit my favorite scrapbook store and pick up some goodies.
Out of all the things I got, this has to be my favorite. I took a picture of it next to my pen, so you could see just how big they really are.
Giant paperclips! Now I really have no idea what project I'm going to use them for, but they were just too fun, not to get!
After the scrapbook store we went over to Fry's and got Ryan a new video game.
That was the first valentine's day we actually spent together, since we've been together. It was wonderful.

Ryan is up in Redding this weekend working, so I took advantage of my time alone and created some new things for the baby's room.
These are some picture frames that I used to have in my college apartment. I revamped them to coordinate with the baby's room.
I have already put these up, which I'm so happy about. The nursery is in such a transition phase, that it's nice to have something besides the crib in there for the baby. I'm also attempting to make curtains for the room. In a book I have, "Photo Decor" I saw this idea and thought it was too cute.

So in my attempt to copy it, I've made these to go on my curtains, once they are finished.
On the back of these, I added nursery rhymes, because I didn't like the idea of have a plain cardboard back.
I'm surprised by the name voting pole. I definitely thought Zoe would get more votes, considering that was our original choice. We haven't made any decisions and won't until she comes out. She is certainly more active. She has started bouncing or something inside me, it's an interesting feeling. I can tell she's getting bigger because I can feel her moving around a lot more than before.
I think all the little girls in our primary class have a crush on Ryan. They love to sit on his lap during singing time. At first, they were all scared of him, but now they love him. He's going to make a great daddy.

Well that's all for now.
Holly & Co.

Being Productive

February 10, 2008

So Friday before I left work, I had a very long list of all the things I wanted to get done this weekend. And here are the fruits of some of my labors.

The rest of the alphabet canvas' for the baby's room.

And also, I finally got my sewing machine working, thanks to my Mother-in-Law, who so graciously pointed out that my problem was using really thick thread. So now that it's working, I can get started on all my sewing projects. I bought the fabric for the baby's room curtains. I also finished a taggie blanket. Here's that picture. It's made out of super soft fabric with ribbon loops sewn on the edges for the baby to play with.
Ryan took me out to Rocklin to visit a new scrapbook store. It was the most amazing store I'd ever been in. It has rows and rows of delicious things. So after that trip I have been working on some more scrapbook pages, trying to get caught up on all the pictures, because my free time will surely be cut down once this little girl is born. Here's some pictures of some recent layouts I've done.

While I was taking pictures, Campbell was getting in the way, so I snapped a shot of her.
Well that's all for now...enjoy the many pictures.

Holly & Co.

Another Dr. Appt - 22 weeks

February 8, 2008

Well, I went to the Dr. yesterday...again. He says everything is looking fine. The 20 week ultrasound looked good, all parts are working and functioning properly. 10 fingers, 10 toes, 2 arms and 2 legs. So right now it's just more waiting and waiting. My back is starting to hurt as she is getting bigger and heavier. I'm getting kicked regularly. She weighes around a pound about now. We're still working on getting the nursery put together, hopefully we can get the dresser put together without too much trouble this time. I'm going to be working on some projects for the baby's room this weekend, I'll post pictures if/when I get them finished. xoxo, Holly & Co.

This one's for the girls

February 8, 2008

This post is for anyone who has been pregnant, who is currently pregnant or who is going to get pregnant.

My sister wrote a sonnet for being pregnant, here it is.
No nausea, or hemorrhoids just yet
No fainting spells or vomiting for me
But slight things make me easily upset
and every half an hour I have to pee.
I spied my belly poking out today
and though I knew it'd come, I must confess
it made me (in a limelit sort of way)
be glad, yet wish I'd worn a different dress.
And though at night my hips will alternate
their numbness with my hourly bathroom breaks,
and though I'm not as spunky with my mate,
nor keen on smells, fatigue, or thirst or aches,
I oft look down and give a smile of pride
and marvel at the miracle inside.

Also, I got tired of not being able to buy cute clothes a few weeks ago and to make myself feel better, I created a "Things I'm going to wear when I'm not pregnant" book. I took pictures from the internet and magazines, oh the things I will be wearing after this pregnancy. I did this for two reasons, one, I want to make sure I don't loose all sense of self and fashion, and two, as an inspiration to myself to loose the baby weight soon after. (at the request of my sister, here are some picture of that book)

The Crib

February 2, 2008

So after many minutes and a few frustrating ones, the crib is finally put together. Lucky for me I am married to a guy's guy, who knows how to do everything. If it were just me trying to do it, I would still be trying to figure out the right bolts for the first piece. So here is the finished product.
Campbell got a little jealous that we weren't paying attention to her. Before we put in the drawer at the bottom, she crawled inside. I just had to take some pictures.
Our Little Jailbird!

That's all for now.

Holly & Co.

It's too early (long post)

February 2, 2008

Well it's 4:30 on a Saturday morning and I'm awake. Baby is awake too. I don't know if it was the fact that I went to bed at 8:50 last night or the constant thoughts of things I need to do, that are keeping me awake.
They say that most women have trouble sleeping when they are pregnant, that doesn't surprise me. I can hardly roll over without waking Ryan up. I feel like I need the back up beepers and lights that large trucks have, just to move my massive body, so no one gets hurt. It's amazing how, although I have not gained a lot of weight, I feel like the size of my body has doubled. My balance caved in this week. I leaned down to pet the dog and feel right over onto the floor. Poor Ryan had to come help me up.
Ryan has been a real trooper. I'm sure everytime he comes home, he's not sure what type of wife he will be getting when he opens the door. Half the time when he gets home, I'm already here crying over something ridiculous, I'm sure he's wanted to admit me on several occasions. But he's a good husband and puts his arm around me and assures me that everything will be ok. (That's usually what I need to here, it's just not as convincing coming from myself to myself.)
We are planning on putting up the crib today, which we have been planning to do for sometime now, but other things seem to come up. I have cleaned out the nursery enough that we have room to put up the crib now. I've also been making some decorations for the baby's room, as we cannot paint or put up wall paper. We've (I've) decided on an alphabet type nursery theme. Here is the link.

I've made small canvas' with letters on each one, to use as a border. I only have 8 right now because that's all they had in stock at the craft store.

I'm one of those people who keeps stupid little things, like movie ticket stubs or wristbands from concerts. So to keep all the baby's little stuff, like first haircut, hospital wristbands, etc, I made this box.
As you can probably tell, I'm really into my nesting phase right now. I have creative projects flowing through my head constantly. I'm hoping to have a chance to get a lot of them done before little baby jane gets here (no that's not her name, I just want to call her something other than her.) For those of you that I told about my awesome $96.00 in savings this week, here is that project in the works.

I have a Dr's appointment this Wednesday. I'm hoping they will move my due date up, since at the hospital they said I was measuring large. I'm thinking I might have to do my glucose test this time around, and I'm really not looking forward to that.

I will post pictures of the nursery if we actually start putting it together today. If not, I'll post them when we get it up. Have a wonderful weekend.

Holly & Baby
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