40 Week Bumpdate!

How far along?  40 weeks and a day

Total weight gain/measurements: I haven’t gained any weight between my two appointments but I feel like my stomach has gotten bigger.

Maternity clothes: Yeah I can’t fit into anything anymore, this week has been challenging to say the least

Stretch marks: The top of my stomach has been invaded by stretch marks because she has literally ran out of room and I’m running out of patience. Read more

Rag Tie Rug

IMG_0690Well the nursery is finally finished, well minus her monogram above the crib, and the finishing touch was a very cool DIY. I wish I could say I made it but my mom but all of the work into creating this amazing rug for Tinley’s bedroom. I always wanted something that was sensory and pretty and other rag tie rugs half this size was twice the price. Those rugs were also the wrong color for the room and just weren’t right, so we decided to make our own which turned into my mom making it completely.

The rug itself is really fun to play with and easily customize-able. We used flannel fabric just so it was soft enough for baby to grab, but really you can use up any fabric. I know the next time my mom is going to use up scraps of plaid which will turn out so cool!

Here is a short video on how we did it!

 

Working until labor

Here I am writing this post four days before my due date, at work and wishing this little girl will hurry and get here. I made the decision at about thirty weeks that I was going to work until I delivered and I’m sticking to it.

I do have a job that most of the time I am sitting down and I only work 30 or so hours a week sometimes more, so it’s not full time and I had one day off at least in a week. It could have been more back breaking work and a lot more time on my feet but I am a lucky one.

Something you should know about me is my work ethic is crazy high and the thought of not working worries me more than working too much. Not only have I been working my normal 9-5 (actually 8-5) but I have also been working non-stop on my business, preparing blogs, and even starting a new venture coming soon.

Read more