This weekend has been so simple, yet so fulfilling! Yesterday started out awesome! Aaron went to the local donut shop and came home with a few of these for me
Beautiful braided pastries with strawberry syrup and cream cheese drizzle.
I ate the first one so fast, I forgot to take a picture. Thankfully I had another. I spent the rest of the day putting up a shelf, getting rid of useless stuff we've collected over the years, cleaning & organizing the baby's room [and I finally got a frame for the first ultrasound!].
Only thing missing on the dresser is the T.V.
And since we only have TWO tiny closets, we definitely had to get a dresser for the baby's clothes. I did finallycome to terms with the fact that I can no longer fit into my size 5 jeans, so I put them into a space bag, sucked out all the air, and made room for my maternity clothes.
For now, we're set. We're just waiting to find out the sex of the baby [tomorrow!] Our baby shower is coming up in three weeks, and I couldn't be more excited! Some people have asked me why I am having it so early, and honestly? I'm a planner. I can't stand not having a plan. I feel like if I waited until 30-35 weeks to have a shower, I would feel unprepared. So, early it is! And then I'll still have plenty of time to acquire the rest of the things I need.
Today has been a very peaceful day. I've been making lots of new headbands, so check them out!
As a parent, if you give in to your child every single time they decide to cry because you're trying to punish them or pitch a fit [just to get them to shut up], you're basically setting them up for failure. Think about it, you're essentially letting them know that they can do whatever they want and still be rewarded for it as long as they can be super annoying to get their way. One day someone isn't going to give in to them, and that is going to totally turn their world upside down.
As a future teacher, I deal with kids like this every. single. day. I would be so embarrassed if my kid pitched a fit with anyone, that they would have serious consequences. I'm sure you've seen that kid in the store laying on the floor kicking and screaming because his mom wouldn't buy him the toy he wanted. She gets so embarrassed she just buys it for him anyway to shut him up? Ummm, no. Maybe because I was raised by my very strict, very old school Grandmother, I believe in actually being the boss, not letting the kids boss me. Apparently some people missed the memo.
I try not to post things that are even semi-controversial, because that's not what I'm about, but honestly...I'm tired of this. Please, grow a backbone and be a responsible parent. I'm disabling comments on this post.
Today, a little girl in my first grade class raised her hand. I was assuming it was to ask for help. When I got over to her desk, she put her hand on my stomach and said, "You look like you're going to have a baby soon." THANK GOD I'm actually pregnant, or I would have lost all confidence. I told her yes, I'm having a baby. Her face lit up and then she said, "Can I see it?" I asked her if she meant my baby or my belly. She insisted she wanted to see my baby...right now. HAHA! Can you imagine? I just told her that it wasn't time to see the baby yet, and she asked me if I would bring it to class after I had it. It was so weirdly cute, and totally made my day.
In a week and a half we will be finding out the sex of the baby. I can't wait. I'm trying so hard not to think about it constantly, so the time will go by faster, but it's sohard.
This weekend has been very relaxing and very productive. I just wanted to take a minute to say thank you to all of you who sent me well wishes. I am feeling MUCH better, and I have my voice about 75% back.
My husband had drill this weekend, and there were a TON of things that I've been wanting to do, but haven't had the time. So I used all this free time I had to get it all done. First off, since I passed out before 8pm on Friday night, I had an early start Saturday. Yep, my body decided it was time to get up at 7 am. What kind of craziness is that?! Anyway, I took advantage of it and painted my nails while watching Letters to Juliet. Finished up two fun little side projects for two special friends, more on that later. Made a bunch of new headbands and started some new hair clips, too. Speaking of headbands, all of my are on sale, 15% off. Just use the code VDAY2011 at my shop.
Today I made 4 1/2 dozen cookies, 4 dozen mini cupcakes, framed two paintings and one print, made chunk crayons, went grocery shopping, and worked on my lesson plans/examples.
As good as this weekend was, I'm REALLY sad to see the week approaching. But with every day that passes is one day closer to my due date :):):) Hope you all have a great week!
Remember how I told you that I lost my voice? Yea, it has been 5 days now and it still hasn't come back. My husband said I sound like Marcel the Shell with shoes.
I went to the doctor yesterday, and they basically said [without even looking at my throat] that there was nothing they could do for me. AND they tried to charge me $45. I think not. Anyways, I'm hoping that this weekend is my cure. I'm getting plenty of rest, watching a lot of tv/movies, drinking lots of hot tea, crafting, and trying to not talk, at all.