Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Enjoying Life

Matilda is nearly 2 weeks old! It's been pure bliss around here. :) Our house is currently, full of our loved ones. And we really are loving it!

Having so much of our family around, has been a blessing. It's allowed Paul and I, to get some rest. We have tons of help! And we have knowledgeable people, to turn to, when we have a question! I'm so thankful!

It's also given me, a bit of time to remember those things I didn't get done, before Matilda was born. My parents, managed to find our Christmas decorations. And pulled them out for us. My in-laws have thoroughly stocked our fridge. And my MIL has cooked us many meals, and froze them, for when everyone goes home.

My sisters have managed, to get our holiday donations, to the local Children's home. Paul sent the mail, that I never managed to get to the Post Office. And my SIL bought that CD, that I wanted for the nursery. I swear to you, I had a list! There were just certain things, that well, fell in the cracks.

One of those things, is this hat. My parents still live in the mountains. And we plan on visiting them, in about a month. That means, Miss Matilda, is going to need some warm clothes. Not like we're lacking or anything. I mean, Lola made us so many things! Everyone gifted us, with so much! But I had wanted to make an earflap hat, for my sweet girl.

This hat is a little large. I asked Lola to help me a bit. And she shrank the pattern, to make a more "newborn appropriate" hat. And because I've become a bit of a "yarn hoarder," I have exactly what I need! I'm hoping, I can get a hat done, for Matilda. With all this help, and over a month, I think we can have some success!

In the meantime, I'm going to enjoy these early days of mommyhood. And all our family. I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving. And long afternoon naps, with the sweetest girl I know! ♥E

Monday, August 29, 2011


I just had to laugh. When I saw that Sydney is reading the same books as me. I first started thinking about natural child birth from talking to Lola. Then from watching Jennifer's videos. And was finally convinced after reading about Ruby's journey.

I've got about 10 other books that I'm reading. And we've been working with some wonderful ladies. Oh, and our book of baby names...well it's really starting to stress me out. It's adding to our list. You know, instead of shortening our list. But, around here, we're getting ready for our little girl. ♥E

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Something For Our Girl

I'm 3 months from my due date. Can you believe that? In 3 months, I'll be holding my little girl! :) Well, I've been getting things ready for her. Doing lots of shopping! And a little crocheting. Can you believe that? I never thought I'd be saying that!

Well, I've been looking for some easy patterns. Something I can handle. You know, the beginner! If you have any suggestions, please let me know! I just found Alli's blog. And it's just amazing! So many great patterns. But this one, called my name! There is something about the little butterfly, that makes me smile. To me, it looks like a little bow.

I've printed this pattern. And I need to go shopping for some yarn. Because this little hat, is now on my "to-do list!" I'm thinking a few in light colors. Oh, I'm getting super excited! ♥E

Monday, June 27, 2011


Friday, we found out that our Little Apple, is a girl! I'm so excited!! Paul is over the moon. Already buying dolls, and little dresses. And I just can't stop smiling.

These little shoes, I just couldn't pass them up. I found them at Old Navy for $2!! They are a little big. A size 18 months. But our little girl will have some adorable shoes to wear! Something about this news, makes this all real. I mean really "real." In just a few months, we'll meet our daughter! ♥E

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Baby Boy or Baby Girl?

We find out on Friday, whether we are having a baby boy or a baby girl. I'm going nuts here! But I'm also relieved, that Paul is not traveling as much right now. Thank goodness for the summer break, in the schedule. It's really allowed him, to be a big part of this pregnancy. And so hands on!

Paul has been able to go to all of my appointments. Thank goodness! I wasn't sure if that was going to happen or not. Because, my due date is on a Friday, the doctor wanted to see me on Fridays. I'm not sure if that's common place. But that's what's been going on around here.

Back to all the gender talk. We're not pulling for a boy or a girl. We just want a healthy, and happy Little Apple. Secretly, I'm not sure what to do with a little boy. I have sisters. I've never really been around little boys. But I can just imagine Paul with a little boy. Following his daddy around. Wearing jeans and a John Deere t-shirt. Trying to be tough.

But a little girl. I could dress her up. I'm thinking about all the cute dresses, shoes, and hairbows. Oh, and I know what to expect of little girls. And I have so many nursery ideas. Even a few names that I like. But either way, we're going to love our little bundle of joy!

Just for kicks, I went looking for cute baby items. This little tie is so cute! So is that hat. I'd definitely buy one of each. If we're having a little boy!

And these tutus, oh, they are so adorable! I'd definitely order the entire outfit. Yes, definitely on my list, if our Little Apple is a girl!

Now I'm going to count down the hours, until my next appointment. On Friday. It seems so far away. What am I going to do until then? Dream about all the possibilities. Pray for a healthy baby. And enjoy every moment, of this pregnancy. ♥E