If We Could Redo Our Wedding

Maxine: AMY!
Amy: WHAT?
Maxine: Come out here and let me see it. My wedding, I get to see the bridesmaid’s dresses.
[Amy steps into room, with a scowl on her face]
Maxine[laughing] Did you leave your curds and whey in the dressing room?Amy: I don’t care what Gillian says, I’m not wearing this dress. –Judging Amy

I’ve been a busy bee the past few days working on crafting projects for Sassy Girl’s bridal shower and helping her plan all of the wedding details. Thinking about her wedding has me daydreaming of mine. I loved my wedding; it was incredible. Of course, I think every girl thinks about what they would do if they were given the opportunity to do it all over again.

Even though I loved my dress, it’s still fun to browse for cheap wedding dresses just to see what options are available now.  I also think of what it would have been like if I had a bridal party. It was so nice and simple not having to deal with bridesmaids, but it would have been so fun picking out cheap bridesmaid dresses for them to wear. I could have gone with a vintage theme and done adorable 1950s style dresses like this in black:
Then to go with the theme I would have had to check out  vintage wedding dresses as well. Wouldn’t this have been cute?
Still I’m so happy with what we ended up with. It’s just fun to dream. Maybe one day we’ll renew our vows and I’ll get to wear another pretty dress. 😉

TTUT-We Get to See Roo Today!

I’m linking up with the ever fabulous Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn.

It’s finally here! Detailed Ultrasound day! I feel like it’s Christmas morning.

I’m so excited to see our little Roo. I can’t wait to see him/her wiggling around. I’m a little nervous about the ultrasound, just because I can’t stand the uncomfortable feeling of having to pee and holding it. My big pregnancy symptom as of late has been having to pee ALL.THE.TIME. I’m scared because I know this will only get worse. I’m already up between 5-7 times a night. I can count that as part of my exercise right? 😉

Hopefully little Roo will be developing nicely and there won’t be any concerns. I can’t help but worry, because that’s what I do. I will feel so much better after we’ve seen our sweet little Roo dancing. And hopefully that wonderful sight will distract me from my full bladder. I just hope I don’t wind up getting so excited that I pee on the examination table.

Friday Daydreamin’-Oregon in the Spring

[narrating the play, with Rose acting out Henny Penny’s actions] Once upon a time, on a beautiful spring day, Henny Penny was waking up from a nap under an oak tree, when an acorn fell from the tree and hit her on the head. [fake paper acorn hits Rose on the head] Funny, when I was a little girl in Sicily and they told this story, it was a safe that fell on her head. –The Golden Girls

This week Becca asked us what spring means and our vacation plans. I’m still stunned that it’s already March. I’m daydreaming of our spring trip we’re taking later this month up to Oregon. We originally planned the trip just to see my cousin’s concert at SOU. He’s a music major and incredibly talented. Roo is going to hear his/her first classical music live!

Now unexpectedly it looks like my parents might be getting time off work to join us. We haven’t seen them in 4 months and I’m so excited. I didn’t think we’d be able to see them at all during my pregnancy. We’re hoping to rent out a vacation home together for two nights. I can’t wait!

The last time we were up in that area was the summer before our wedding. It was such a blast! I know it won’t be as warm as in the summer, and there won’t be any fishing my chunky butt out of the pool with pool nets but I’m kind of relieved. I’m ready for spring but I’m not ready for the heat! I’m daydreaming of fresh crisp Oregon air, beautiful green parks and quality family time.


12 Weeks-Energy is BACK!

This mural is so much more fun to look at than a blank wall. Heidi: I literally feel like we are in a playhouse. -Spencer, The Hills

How Far Along: 12 weeks (according to my calendar, hopefully the doc will agree at next ultrasound)
Size of Baby: Plum
Bump Watch:

Don’t mind me in the second picture. I had just finished painting all day so I was wrecked. I definitely see a difference in the bump, but maybe it’s wishful thinking?

Cravings: anything sweet! I never like junk food cereal but lately I’ve been eating lucky charms like crazy.
Food Aversions: tomatoes and most meats don’t really appeal but I eat them anyways
Symptoms:  I didn’t post it, but at 10 weeks I got my first real official case of morning sickness. It was night time, and I was out to dinner with a friend. I had just eaten  brushetta, and all of a sudden I felt sick. I dashed to the restroom and I’m pretty sure the tables nearby thought I was bullemic. I’m just lucky I made it. I’ve since felt queasy, but no more actual sickness. I ate soda crackers like it was my job. Luckily about midway through last week the nauseated feelings disappeared! Woohoo!
I’m also a lot more awake and my energy level has gone way up. I’ve managed to finish Roo’s stocking:

and I’m almost done with the tree mural! I’ll give you a tiny sneak peek. Match drew out the sketch freehand. That man is amazing! Then I did the painting. We’re waiting til we find out the gender to do the leaves. I have very different ideas depending on what we’re having.

Next up is the height chart! I’m off to get supplies for that at the craft store. I want something I can move if Roo later decides he or she doesn’t like the chart in their room. I’m so excited to be at the end of this trimester. I will really breathe easier after our next appointment, but I have nothing but good feelings. Hopefully the doc will take me off pelvic rest soon. I haven’t had any spotting in the last few days and I’m feeling great!

TTUT-Momma Needs Her Sugar

It’s bad guys. Momma needs her sugar. -Lily, How I Met Your Mother

Today I’m checking in with the ever fabulous: Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn

What’s going on in my world:

Not a whole lot lately, other than crafting crafting crafting. I’m almost done with the stocking. Then I can get started on the mural for Roo’s room. YAY.

I’ll give you a sneak peak at the growth chart I want to do. I’m going to paint it in an espresso brown, and then where there’s yellow, I’ll make that either blue or pink, depending on what Roo turns out to be. Oh and I would never let my Roo climb up on the bed like that. That picture freaks me out.

My hubby sure knows the way to a pregnant lady’s heart. I woke up to find these on the counter yesterday.

He gets his full four days off this week. He’s been working tons of overtime and I MISS him. Yesterday we just lounged around the house and relaxed. Tonight we’re heading to Sonoma for a double date with Geeky and her Fireguy. Now that my morning sickness has disappeared I’m SO excited for some good food and great company. 🙂

In Roo news:

We have our detailed ultrasound on March 6th. It feels so far away. I’m so excited to see our little baby. Then we have our checkup on the 7th. I’m hoping the doc will take me off pelvic rest. TMI guys but it’s been way too long. Momma needs her sugar!