Tuesday, October 12, 2010

diaper time!

It got really warm all of the sudden and then Elliott peed all over her onesie so I took this as an opportunity to take some diaper time photos. She is such a silly little girl.

One month old

Little Luna turned one month old (I know, a little late) and so she got dressed in a little polka dot number and we visited the office. This seems to be her signature face although she makes a lot of silly faces.

no time

I have sooooo many things I want to make not only for my shop (just in time for xmas) but also for the new little creature that lives with us. I have loads of new totes I want to get done by the end of October so my shoppe is good and stocked. Also I am almost ready for Elliott to start sleeping in her crib so I need to finish her quilt before it starts getting cold. I am getting better at putting her down and thanks to her new baby bjorn seat we can hang out so much easier without having to hold her... oh but I love holding her! Wish me luck!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

month one

Elliott has been having lots of fun this month figuring out how to suck her thumb (although she needs lots of work), kicking and stretching (not so convenient when changing a diaper) and cooing and smiling (most adorable thing ever, it melts our hearts). We are the luckiest parents ever (of course, we have to say that)!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Pretty in pink

I sure do hate pink, but I guess she looks pretty cute in it...

Daddy and me

She is going to be a music lover just like us! This is Elliott listening to daddy play the new Arcade Fire for us, she loves listening to the guitar.

Out on the porch.

Here are some shots of Elliott outside, I took advantage of her good mood and grabbed the camera. She has a million and one faces, enjoy!


Just like daddy

Thursday, September 2, 2010

introducing miss elliott luna

wow! what an insane week it has been but here I am finally sharing some birth story action... don't worry I will spare you all the gruesome details but feel free to google "giving birth" if you need more information.

my last weekly check up was friday and the doctor was trying to set up an appointment for me to be induced since I was at the due date and we weren't seeing much progress. I didn't let her set up the induction because I am stubborn and hate doctors telling me what to do. I woke up that night around midnight with horrible cramps but was able to sleep through them until about 4a.m. which is when I woke Todd up telling him I am going to call the hospital and see what they say I should do. Half asleep, I think Todd was totally caught off guard but hopped out of bed real quick. The hospital said they didn't have enough beds so we would have to call a different hospital so I decided to wait it out a bit more. The contractions got worse and we called again around noon that Saturday. The hospital still didn't have any beds and told me more hospitals are full so I would have to go even further than I thought I might. I was still not happy with not being able to deliver at my hospital so we decided to wait even longer.

Around 6p.m. I felt like I needed to take a walk and get my body moving even though I was in excruciating pain. Such a busy body! Todd and I took a long walk around the block and I had contractions every few minutes so I knew I was going to have to go in to whatever hospital they told me there was room for me. I called and luckily there was a room available at my hospital and they said they would hold a room for me! Score!

I took my third shower of the day ate some more snacks and we gathered all our hospital bags.... yes, we had multiple bags. Heading to the hospital was such a relief especially since my contractions were starting to really hurt uber bad. I can't believe I thought I would be able to give birth without the epidural... HA! We checked in and as soon as the epidural went in and we were all calm we sent out a text to let close family know what was up.

I slept all night and thank goodness because at 7a.m. the next morning the my midwife said it was time to start pushing. I was excited and had no idea what I was about to experience. I will spare you the details but the next 3 hours and 9 minutes was the craziest thing I have ever done. And just like that a baby girl came outta my you know what and she was perfect! Todd was the best birth coach EVER and I would not have been able to do any of it without him there helping me through my ups and downs.

Enjoy these cute little pics we have been taking all week...

Monday, August 23, 2010

39 weeks and still baking

I sure am glad that I was able to have a nice cool summer for the most part during this pregnancy. The past two weeks have been almost unbearable as the temperature and humidity have been working together to make me as miserable as possible lately. Thankfully the soon to be gramma and awesom-pa have a lovely pool that I can go jump in any time I want.

We are eagerly awaiting for this little nugget to show her self. I am trying to stay close to home as my mom recently revealed that both my brother and I came in to the world pretty quickly and really without much warning. Our hospital bag is packed and the car seat is about ready to get buckled in to my back seat.

I probably could use more time to clean the house and really get the house ready but at this point all I want to do is lay down and watch lame internet shows. I do have a lot of work to do with her quilt but at least I finally have all the pieces, they just need to be all stitched together. I am excited to share photos but for now I will just have to tell you it will be all vintage floral fabrics in strips down the front, some lovely 100% cotton batting, and a repurposed white sheet for the back. If I get really cutesy with this project I may even do some ribbon embroidery on the white side so it can have a decorative look too.