TTUT-Chalkboard Vinyl for Piglet

Let’s write big butt on the chalkboard. -Butt-head, Beavis and Butt-head

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This is a prescheduled post because my parents are in town! While I’m sitting on the couch directing them with my tiara on, while they do projects for me around the house, hehe, I thought I would share with you a fun little addition to Piglet’s room.

Recently the lovely Holly from: 
 sent me this chalkboard vinyl. Originally I’d planned to use it as a menu for the kitchen. I didn’t realize how big it would be! Then Match came up with a great idea-why not use it for Piglet’s door? What kid doesn’t want to draw and decorate their bedroom door?

So here’s how it looked when we first put it on the door. It came with bubbles on the sides as well, but it didn’t fit on the door, so we trimmed it. I still think it looks cute with the scroll on the top and bottom.

I got some chalk and did a little decorating. I’m sure I will change it a million times between now and Piglet’s arrival. I’m thinking countdown to the due date, or updates on my pregnancy, and eventually, shh baby sleeping messages. There are so many possibilities!

Try to ignore the big line in the middle of the vinyl. Match got a little excited helping me peel it off and the back stuck together. But I don’t think it’s too noticeable.

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10 Weeks

Phil: Lem, you can’t hurt a baby.
Lem: Well, you can hurt them. They’re not indestructible.
Phil: I meant it’s morally indefensible.
Lem: Well, what if the baby killed a man?
Phil: You and your moral puzzles. I just love ’em. -Better Off Ted

Our appointment with the specialist went so well this week. He was very pleased with Piglet’s progress, and said the heartbeat was very solid and strong. He also thinks that since my bleeding is triggered by bending and lifting, that it might be just my cervix bleeding, and nothing internal, which is very good. I’m still going to be monitored every 2 weeks, but he said everything looks great.

He also said I’m ok to start doing a little bit more activity, but if I start bleeding again, to back off. So I’ll start out slow, and we’ll see!

If you look closely you can see Piglet’s little legs. She/he was kicking and waving his/her little arms. In just 2 weeks we get the NT scan and we’ll get to see Piglet up close and moving around for at least 30 minutes. I can’t wait!

After our visit we had a little impromptu photo shoot in the backyard, next to the rose tree we received from my father in honor of Roo. It’s been in full bloom since we found out about Piglet, and I like to see that as a sign just from her.

Please forgive the pajama pants. If you knew how comfortable they were you wouldn’t judge me! How cute is the look Monkey is giving me? It’s like he’s asking what’s in my belly. I love that little dog, and I love this baby!


TTUT-How to Not Clean for Company

Topanga: Oh, by the way, my parents are coming into town.
Cory: “Oh, by the way, my parents are coming into town”? Oh, by the way, Captain Titanic, the ship’s in two pieces!! -Boy Meets World

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  • I’ve been anxious since Halloween. I went to the midwife checkup and I saw Piglet’s heartbeat, but I need confirmation from my Dr. that all is well.
  • The bleeding has stopped, and now I barely have spotting, which is a huge relief. Taking it very easy seems to be doing the trick.
  • This past Sunday I taught my second Sunday school class. I was exhausted by the end of the hour, but I had a great time. There was this adorable shy girl in the class, who barely spoke. By the end of class she’d warmed up to me, and sang along with the song I taught, and then surprised me with a huge hug when class was over. It was the sweetest thing!
  • Hope everyone voted today! Match and I are anxiously hoping a measure passes, as it could mean increased local police funds, and a chance to work closer to home. Fingers crossed!
  • My parents will be here on Saturday! I’m so excited for them to see our house for the first time.
  • It’s taking ALL of my willpower not to clean up in a frenzy. I know I’m not supposed to strain myself, and I’ve learned my lesson. But for my Virgoness, and because this is my MOTHER we’re talking about, it’s absolute torture. Hopefully I can bribe Match to take care of it. But let’s face it, his clean is not MY clean. If only I had it in the budget to hire a cleaning person for one day.
  • While they’re here, they’ve promised to help with a few projects around the house. I just need to relinquish control a little bit, which is so so hard for me. My mom promised to bring me a tiara and let me order them around from the couch, ha! 😉

TTUT-10 Things to Smile About in October

Paul: Kids, what does Dad do on Halloween?
Everyone (expect Paul,Cate and Kyle): Carve the pumpkin.
Cate: And what does Mom do?
Everyone (expect Paul, Cate and Kyle): Everything else. -8 Simple Rules

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It’s fall and I have so many things to smile about! So I’m linking up with Emmy’s 10 Things!

1. Our little Piglet-this baby has me grinning on a daily basis.

2. The fact that I’m already showing. I know this wouldn’t make most people smile, but I love that I’m getting to skip the awkward first trimester stage. My theory is my uterus didn’t have time to shrink in the five months between pregnancies.

3. Our Halloween party tomorrow-so excited to celebrate with friends.

4. Our Halloween costumes-I will reveal them after the party. All I will say is that I spent about a week sewing mine. I cannot wait to wear them!

5. This Fall weather-FINALLY. We had another heat wave come in this past weekend, but the crisp fall mornings are finally here.

6. The end of October means that in just 3 short weeks my parents will be here. They’ve never seen our house, and it’s going to be so great having them here.

7. Geeky’s reaction when I told her about Piglet. I don’t normally show my friend’s faces, but I just had to. The reaction was just too cute to hide.

8. Asking Geeky and her husband to be Godparents to Piglet made me smile. She cried and said yes. I’m so happy this Piglet has so many people that already love him/her so much.

9. Carving pumpkins with my hubby. We haven’t done that together since the first year we started dating.

10. Not having any big bleeds or major subchorionic hemorrhage symptoms this week. Taking it easy and drinking lots of water seems to be doing the trick. I’m feeling great!

What made you smile this month?

8 Weeks 4 Days

[Having decided to apologize to Lily for interfering in her pregnancy, Ted and Marshall leave the birthing class]
Class Instructor: Dads, this is the time I’ll answer every question you’ve ever had about vaginas.
Marshall: [overhears instructor almost out of the door] Damn it! [Ted ushers him out] -How I Met Your Mother

-I’m amazed by how quickly this belly is growing. At this rate Match is going to need a jib crane just to lift me into bed. 😉 But seriously, I can’t help but be excited about my little baby bump.

-We finally got to share the news with Match’s parents on Monday. I got her reaction on video, as she read the card we gave her, with a quote about Rainbow Babies. She started figuring it out about halfway through, and just started sobbing. It was absolutely precious. We went out to dinner to celebrate, and I put my newfound appetite to good use. The waiter offered me a taste of the wine, and I told him I couldn’t because I’m pregnant, and that’s why we were there, to celebrate. He brought us a huge complimentary ice cream cake. That guy knows the way to a pregnant lady’s heart!
8 weeks pregnant, pregnancy cravings
-We had quite the scare on Tuesday for our first visit with the high risk doctor. When I went to give my urine sample, I started bleeding heavily. I was freaked out, but once again the doctor found Piglet’s heartbeat, and said she/he is growing right on schedule.
-The doctor said he felt that everything was fine, and that the subchorionic hemorrhage is still there, but not anything he’s terribly concerned about. He said I should go about my life, but take it easy when I feel I need to. I think I just overdid it when Match’s parents were in town, and possibly that’s what brought on the bleeding.
-I couldn’t help but be a little disappointed with the bleeding. It has stopped again, and I’m feeling a lot better. I’m just praying this thing resolves soon and I can go on to have a normal pregnancy. I’m grateful for my doctor, and his offer to come in every 2 weeks to ease my worry. I’m definitely taking him up on that offer to see my Piglet again at 10 weeks!
-Here’s a little glimpse of Piglet. It’s definitely a lot more clear than that first ultrasound, and much more obvious that there is just one bun in this oven. Whew!
8 weeks pregnant, ultrasound, first trimester

-Monkey is excited for the new addition to the family. I’m not sure how he’ll feel when he has to give up his favorite spot though.

8 weeks pregnant, first trimester, pregnancy