Thursday, June 23, 2011

Meet Evy

After 30 hours of labor, our little girl Evelyn ("Evy") Jane arrived on Father's Day June 19th at 4:05 in the morning.  As many of you know, my husband and I chose to wait to find out the gender of the little one. I am so glad we did, it was amazing to pull her up onto my chest and wait with anticipation on the sex.  I was convinced, I mean, CONVINCED it was a boy.  So you must know, I am still in shock that I have a little girl.  We are smitten and think she is pretty darn cute.  
Meet Evy my friends.

I will share more of Evy's birth story at a later time, but now those frozen bags of corn are more important.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

the lazy post

I am feeling especially lazy, tired, moody, emotional, anxious and excited as the days wind down until this little babe comes.  So in honor of my laziness, I bring you a lovely post that my friend Alexi wrote about my baby shower.  Lexi, along with many other great friends threw me a "surprise" baby shower last month.  It was so thoughtfully done, with my favorite pregnancy foods, handmade shower scrub as favors, an amazing invitation that Alexi designed herself and a pinata. Yes, a pinata.  I haven't had an Airhead candy strip in so many years :)

So go check out Alexi's awesome blog where she talks about her newly married life, a new puppy and other random ramblings and while you're there, enjoy some baby shower goodness.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Thankful Wednesday

Oops, I'm a day behind, so we'll make this post Thankful Wednesday.
  • I am certainly thankful that I have TWO WEEKS left!  Come baby come!
  • A sweet midwife who delivered her delicious spring rolls to my house today.  They hit the spot!

  • A hubby who is committed to making me comfortable these days. He comes home from work and picks up the slack here in the house right away (well... after he opens that beer) 
  • Jersey skirts!  I've had these skirts for years and just pulled them out, hoping they would work with this belly.  Buying maternity summer clothes right now is NOT going to happen.
  •  We are thankful for having a state cop (hub's brother) in the family who is crazy OCD about installing car seats.  He gave us a tutorial, however, I don't think we will ever get it in as tight as he did!

  •  A feeling of peace as we wait for this little one to come.
  • Feeling thankful AGAIN for all of our generous friends and family who have supplied our every material need and more for this baby.  We only had to buy a few things, which blows me away when I think about it. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

"maternity leave" {whatever it may mean}

I put it in quotes because it's not really maternity leave. Shop remains open, orders can/will come in, and I still stamp away your "shiny objects".  I still have to work BUT I have extended the production time to 4-6 weeks.  I have tried to make it VERY obvious of this extension on my website, so hopefully I won't get bombarded with status updates while I transition into my new routine. I can't promise my response to those emails won't be grumpy. I hear you don't sleep much when a new baby comes ;)  

My maternity leave in quotes doesn't mean I will be sniffing my 'just about to pop' peonies in my garden.

It also doesn't mean I will be going to the beach to collect more heart rocks.

Or even lounging in my favorite porch swing...

Well, it kinda means I will be taking it a tad bit easy, trying to soak up these last three weeks of a quiet life.  So, take it as you want, but I like saying " I'm on "maternity leave"", whatever it may mean.

I do know I will be taking in more of this precious face before her life is completely turned upside down.  Signing off for some belly rubs.