Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Baby Shower:: Part 1

My mom and aunt threw me a wonderful baby shower last weekend! It was so pretty and the weather was gorgwaaa (as Mia Michaels would say).  I sewed the table toppers and my grandma and aunt made the cutest bloomers (filled with lavender from grandma's garden) for favors.

My mom also ordered these cute handmade satchets from etsy that she used as decorations.

It was so special to have family and friends together to celebrate this new blessing we have coming. I am so thankful for everyone who came out and spent time with us and am so blessed to have you all by our sides supporting us, praying for us, and just loving us.

Thank you so much!
Mandi, Brian & baby girl

Here are some pics that "G G Marilyn" took:

So much for Bri saying no more pink, huh? :)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Status Update

First of all I want to say thank you for all your prayers, comments, emails, and calls! It's so reassuring to know that we have so many people praying for us and supporting us through all of this.

Ok, back to the update. I saw the Dr. last Friday and he said baby girl looks good. She's weighing in the 40th percentile for her age which is good since moms with gestational diabetes can have babies who grow too large, causing complications and usually c-sections at birth. The amniotic fluid levels are still within "normal" range but on the low end of normal. This means I'm still on limited activity and need to stay well hydrated which will hopefully help the fluid levels rise. I am being monitored every 3-4 days so we have MANY appointments lined up for the next 7 weeks already!

I'm feeling good, kinda lazy from just sitting around all day, but I know it's better for her health. I really want to work on a few projects but I can only do ones sitting down...which really means, there's not much I can do. Perhaps I will have to catch up on all those movies I haven't seen yet. My next appointment is tomorrow and hopefully they will say that my fluid levels are up! That would be great news!!

I was able to get out of the house this last weekend for one of my baby showers (more to come on that) so that was fantastic. It was good to see family and friends and be surrounded by people who love on you constantly! :) Thank you again for all your encouragement and support. We truly appreciate all of you!

these are the "babies" that were at my shower :)

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Prayer Request

So for those who know me really well, you will know that I am not one to be forthcoming when it comes to my feelings. I'm one of "those people" who pretty much just internalizes everything and thinks I can handle it all. I don't really think the blog is the place to let it all out, but I do want to let you all know that we are going through some sensitive issues right now that could use your prayers. I haven't been in the mood to do any projects around the house which is good since the Dr. just put me on a "limited activity" order. Baby girl is ok for now but he wants me to lay low and he is monitoring us closely. It's hard to feel so helpless, knowing there is nothing I can do at this moment but wait and trust that God is in control and He is watching over her. Keep us in your prayers if you can. I'll keep you updated on our progress.

 (from her ultrasound on Friday)

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Another Piece

Bri was really excited to work on this project tonight. He checked the front porch every day last week waiting for it to arrive:

Fra-gee-lay. That must be Italian. (name that movie)

Finally it got here on Monday but I made him wait until today so I could help too. When I got home from work we turned this:

Into this:

So pretty isn't it? Now the fun part begins. Not sure if I showed you the paint color we settled on, but there's a little sneaky sneak for ya. And that's all you're getting until it's completely done! :)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Week 31: Getting Closer

It was nice to be slightly unplugged for a bit. For those who didn't notice my absence, whatever, you're not loyal followers anyway! Hahaha, just kidding. For those who are reading this, thanks for sticking around to see if I'd come back!

In other news, we're at 31 weeks which means we are in the single digit countdown (in weeks)...only 9 more to go! It's crazy that the further along I get, the faster time seems to go by. Well, for now at least. I'm sure I'll be singing a different tune when it's the middle of the hottest day of summer and I'm even bigger than I am now. Until then, though, time is just flying as we try to get everything together for her big arrival. Here's a quick update on the pregnancy at 31 weeks:

- my weight gain is about 7lbs.
- at her 3D ultrasound baby girl weighed in at 2lbs 11oz which was just about average
- still no pregnancy cravings :)
- miss sleeping on my stomach, still not used to the whole side sleeping thing
- feel her movements more distinctly, but they don't hurt yet
- anxious about her arrival, feeling a bit overwhelmed and underprepared
- still haven't decided on a name...

That's pretty much it for now. Still working on her room and hopefully it will be ready for its reveal soon!

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Taking A Break

I know, I know. Total slacker this week with the blog posts. I've been dealing with some personal drama and haven't really felt in the mood to do any projects. Gasp! I know, shocking! I have, however, finished an order for six onesies for a triple baby shower a friend is going to. I would show them all to you but I'm sure you're tired of seeing onesies posted on here, so I'll just show you my two favorite.

front view:

back view:
I'm still having fun with ruffles and branching out into fabric flowers. They're pretty easy to do which is the best part! 

Anyway, I'll be back soon, head screwed on straight, to show you a couple more projects we've been working on around here.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

It Wasn't Me!

Not sure how many of you read this thing but for those that do, I hope you know that it wasn't me who sent you those RANDOM emails yesterday!! I'm thinking a virus hacked into my account and proceeded to send a link to some foreign pharmaceutical company, not once, but TWICE. Which has resulted in my account being "flagged" and not allowing me to send any emails until this is resolved. Ugh. Good times.

In other news, we took our first childbirth class yesterday. It was a lot of information all at once, but it was very informative and entertaining (gotta love Danielle)! We have two more classes with her then we have a breast feeding class and some other class that I don't remember right now. It kinda makes this all more real. I think there's a part of me that isn't totally convinced that this is actually happening. Hmm, news flash lady, this is happening...and soon...better get it together!

Sorry for such a random post today but hey, it's just been one of those days. I'm working on some onesies for a few baby showers so I should go finish them. I'll show them to you another day. Until then you just get to see what they look like in the "design phase." Ha!

 Total mess right now! Good thing it doesn't stay that way...
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