[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.
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
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!
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!
With Roo on the way, my crafty bug has shifted into overdrive. I’m constantly searching the web for new craft ideas. I’ve recently found a fun way to bookmark the web: clipix. You can bookmark different ideas to your clipboards. I’ve already got a lot of fun crafting ideas for when Roo is a toddler.
One feature that sets Clipix apart from other sites out there is their privacy feature. You can set your boards to be viewable only to yourself, to just friends, or to everyone. I think this is a great idea, especially if you’re bookmarking gift ideas that you might not want your friends to see, in case the gift is for them!
You can create boards for crafts, for remodeling your home, books to read, you name it. There is also an iPhone app for clipping on the go. You can reclip clips, post comments on other clips, and then share your favorite clips on Twitter or Facebook.
Check out the Youtube video for more information on Clipix, and then come join in the fun!