Monday, October 24, 2011

A Nursery for Palmer.

The last few months I have been working on creating a nursery! Here are a few pictures of the completed project!
John's Dad custom built this wall unit to fit inside the closet! I absolutely love it! The closet previously had sliding doors and wasn't very functional for a baby's room. It has added so much storage to the room without taking up any more floor space!

I took the image from his bedding to make this painting.

Finally, the last wall and Palmer's crib.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Our Big News!

Well friends the word is out! John and I are having a baby! I am currently 12 weeks along and feeling great! I feel extremely blessed because I only had about 3 weeks of feeling sick. For those of you who know how completely impatient I am and how poorly I deal with illness, it will come to no surprise that after the first week of being sick I demanded John “fix me or I would quit.” After reminding me quitting wasn’t actually an option we got to work. It was a bit of a process but I must say he is the MOST incredible doctor ever because he succeeded! I know I would still be sick now if it wasn’t for him! After completely changing my diet and supplements and countless hours of NET I finally feel normal again! I feel so great I have been jogging in the morning and have gotten back to the cardio kickboxing I love so much. I am determined to have a fit pregnancy! Honestly, it was amazing how great it felt to get back out there and exercise after so long.

As an onlooker my favorite part of pregnancy is always watching as women’s bellies grow; it’s just exciting and amazing! So… I promise to post belly pics for you as soon as I have one worth posting! Apparently I am going to be different than many of my friends who had small bumps by now. (I must admit I was a bit jealous at first, but I have decided to embrace my body’s way of handling this.) I haven’t gained any weight yet but I know this baby is growing, because NONE one of my jeans/shorts fit. I guess my hips are spreading and the baby has decided to just stay low for a while. It is dresses all summer for me! My mom said she didn’t really show until she was about 6mo. along… so it might be a while.

Well friends I suppose that is all I really have to share for now. The good news is I finally have something interesting and exciting to blog about so you can expect more frequent updates for a while!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Last 5 Months!

So much has happened since my last post so I suppose it is time I filled you in.

In January I became a CAPPA trained Labor and Postpartum Doula. The training was wonderful; I met some really incredible women. I have now learned so much about the entire birthing process and it is absolutely incredible. I might be one of the only women in the world who is genuinely as excited to experience pregnancy and delivery as I am about having a baby. I have been so blown away by all that I have learned, and am so excited to share my new found passion with others. (Just to clarify we are not pregnant yet. This is just me excited about the some day!)
Later that month John and I attended Dr. Demartini’s Breakthrough Experience and Master Planning for Life Seminar, both of which were amazing. So needless to say the New Year was kicked off with much travel and personal expansion.

I spent spring break teaching at Clark Children’s Theatre here in town. It had been a while since I had taught, but worry not, it all came back to me rather quickly. (I tell you this because I as pretty worried about it before hand. haha) The majority of the kids we had during spring break were completely new to theatre and it was so fun to watch them slowly figure out that at Clark nerdy was cool! I had forgotten how much I really do enjoy working with the kids. Watching them let their guard down and just be themselves, is the best. Kids are always so much funnier and clever when they stop trying to be “cool.”

Then Last week John took me to California for my birthday. We spend the long weekend playing on the beach, shopping, visiting the San Diego Zoo and spending some much needed time with Andrew. It was one of the best trips I’ve ever had!

And Last but not least, I have starting writing a new children’s book, which I think is really quite brilliant! John thinks I am funny and a little bit crazy because I wrote the entire first section of the book on my phone! I tried moving it to my computer but I just couldn’t write it there. I have to be able to write whenever the inspiration comes and I am a very efficient texter! So truly, writing on the phone isn’t a problem for me, but he still laughs at me every time he see’s me typing on it. Soooo, I tried to convince him this probably means I need an i-pad! Then it would be small enough to carry with me but big enough that I could read more than a few lines at a time, but I don’t think he bought it! Haha

Well now you are pretty much up to date on my life so I will sign off today with a promise to at least try to update more frequently!

P.S. Oh and we finally remodeled the kitchen, boy was that a project!