Monday, May 16, 2011

Maternity Leave

Hello friends and fellow bloggers!!  I wanted to let everyone know that I will be taking some time off from blogging to give birth to our little man, Zane, and to get well adjusted to becoming a new mommy!! Although, I may have a guest put up a little post about our new addition along with some pictures of our precious baby boy!! I'll be back soon! Best Wishes!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!!

Linking up today with Heather @ The Curvy Life and Jamie with This Kind of Love.

Since being 9 months pregnant now and very uncomfortable here are the things I am loving right now!

My Boppy pregnancy pillow!  This baby is a life saver!!!  I turn it into a "u" shape so on one side it supports my achy back and on the other it supports my heavy belly!  I can actually sleep pretty comfortably!!

God bless my hubby!  He gives me nightly foot massages after I take my shower.  Since I can no longer reach my feet or legs well enough to apply my favorite lotion:
he goes ahead and rubs my feet while he lotions me up!  I look forward to this every night and so do my poor, achy swollen feet!!

I am absolutely LOVING my brand new, hand-made cradle built by my dad himself!  And the cradle bedding hand-made by my mother herself! I cannot wait to lay Zane down in this beauty!!

You can see more of his nursery here!  Now Zane hurry it up, we are all waiting impatiently!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Nursery Reveal!!

The long awaited nursery is finished...for now!  It turned out just as I hoped and so relieved it is done!!  We have 3 weeks left (...and counting) for Mr. Zane to make his grand debut!!  Hope you all like his nursery as much as we do!

To add some special touches to the nursery I went to the future grandparents (on my side)...My dad is pretty gifted when it comes to wood-working, (it is his livelihood) you may remember my blog post about the gorgeous mantle he built.  But check out the fabulous bookshelf he built for his very first grandson...

I always pictured my dad building this for me one day, and he made my dream come true! (YES! He actually built this!)  It glides too!

You may be wondering where I got the stunning cradle bedding...well in comes my mother, the Grammie to be, she made it, all by hand!  She is a very talented seamstress!

Not only did she make the cradle bedding, she made this diaper stacker:

And these changing pad covers:

I feel very blessed to have parents that can create these beautiful things for Zane and I to cherish forever! 

Everything is ready and waiting and we couldn't be more excited and ANXIOUS for our handsome little man to arrive!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Check Me Out...

I have been featured on Delightful Order's Delightfully Inspiring Thursday link party!  Go over and check it out and link up your creative projects or ideas today!

Have a delightful Thursday everyone!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

What I'm Loving Wednesday!!

There's so much to love today!! I am linking up with Heather @ The Curvy Life and Jamie over @ This Kind of Love

First of all I am L-O-V-I-N-G my brand spankin' new landscaped yard!!!  I didn't get to help much since I am nearly 9 months preggo, but I am still oh so proud of it!!  My fountain is all hooked up in my backyard haven (as I like to call it now), we planted more Hydrangeas which are my fave!  Some Daylilies to border the fountain and then ground cover.  I have a hearty Wisteria bush trailing up the side of my house as well!  Its just perfect!

And my front yard has a gorgeous ground cover called Moss Rose and to add some more color we (when I say "we" I mean my dear Mother-in-law) planted some Zinnias.  Pictures of my flower beds are soon to come!!

I'm not sure if this counts, but I feel it does!  I love that this Sunday will be my first time ever to celebrate being a mother! Although Zane isn't born quite yet I think I have earned a little, just a tiny, celebration!  Carrying your child for 9 months and doing everything you need to do to make sure they are growing and healthy is part of being a mother right??  And I feel honored to be the mother of my sweet little guy!!  Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mothers out there!!!

Speaking of Zane, I am also really loving the fact that I only have 4 more weeks to go until our son is born!  And believe me I am ready!!!!!  I hope this little guy decides he wants out sooner, but we will just have to see! I think it's a good sign I am having more frequent Braxton Hicks (some quite strong), hopefully those suckers are moving things along!!

Zane also received his very first set of silver from some dear friends!  Don't you just love??

I know it's been overly talked about and kind of "old news" by now, but I am still loving everything about the Royal Wedding!! It's exciting and fascinating, we don't have any royalty in the states. Plus it was my first one to ever see!  Congrats to Will & Kate!

Last and certainly not least!  I am loving all the men and women who risk their lives everyday so we may have freedom! All the credit goes to them and I could never repay them for their selfless acts of patriotism! God Bless our troops, and pray they return home safely to their families!

I hope everyone enjoyed this wonderful Wednesday!