Mom and I were in the store yesterday chatting with the owner, Krista Cathey. She started the store on-line and was so happy with the results that she opened the brick & mortar location in December 2008. I am glad the business is doing so well because our area needs an eco-friendly destination for children's products. Not only that, but she also carries all of Scandinavian Child's excellent products! Svan, Anka, Cariboo, Micralite, lillebaby and Beaba
Things are still going well in the Thomas household. Kevin is super busy with school work. I am trying to convince him to take a semester off once this one is over. Our air conditioner is still broken... yes, it did not work over the weekend when we reached record temperatures! We survived, though. It cools off pretty well at night so we keep the windows open from about 8pm to 8am. We are getting a new unit Wed. I am keeping busy going through baby clothes, organizing the closet and making the mobile for the nursery. I found a great template on-line! I am sewing little birds (about 10 of them) with funky fabrics and stuffing them. They will then hang from and sit on sticks and twigs from outside. I think it's going to be adorable! I will try to remember to take a pic of the ones I have sewn already.
So, back to the nursery... we have finished the walls. Just need to re-paint the wood trim and doors and we're done! Here's what the walls look like now:
I just love it! Once the white furniture, the adorable bedding and decorations are in there, it will look fabulous!
The weather is finally getting warm, if not hot, this weekend. I am very happy about that! The only problem is that our air conditioning unit is broken. Nice. But, someone should be out in the next few days to replace it (watch... then it will get cold, again!). I think the neighborhood pool opens soon and I plan on being there a lot this summer!
Things are going well for us right now. I can't believe I am almost half way through this pregnancy already. It amazes me every single day when I feel Baby Girl squirming around in there. I am a MOMMY!!!
gDiapers, which stands for green diapers, consist of a washable, cotton outer cover and a plastic-free flushable diaper refill. They are made of breathable material just like sports clothing. So, babies stay dry and happy and are far less likely to get diaper rash. Check out their site to see how the inserts can be flushed (or how quickly they break down when tossed). They have great little "starter kits" and lots of fun and cute patterns.
How can you resist these cute little bums??? I hope they don't disappoint because baby girl Thomas will be so adorable with these on under her dresses!
Baby girl Thomas is over 5 inches long now and weighs about 7 ounces. She's busy flexing her arms and legs (which I am definitely feeling!). It's quite reassuring to feel her rolling around in there...especially right before bed when she seems to always give a final kick goodnight! Here's the size comparison pic for this week:
We had a fun and busy weekend. The weather was beautiful! Saturday morning we got up early for the neighborhood yard sale. Since it was so nice out, there was a lot of traffic. We got rid of so much junk! After that, Kevin and I headed to the NCSU Red & White football game. When we got home, I took a nice nap on the sofa! Sunday we painted a little more in the nursery. (added a pale, butter yellow stripe, about an inch thick, above the brown. next weekend we'll add the sage stripe.) We visited with my sister-in-law and finally told the kids I was pregnant. They were so excited! Much more so than I thought they would be. It was fun to show them the ultrasound pictures. Ross, who is 4, put his head up to my belly to try to hear the baby. He even said if I opened my mouth, "maybe we could hear her crying in there!" :) Kristin, who is 8, kept finding baby doll clothes to give me and she said, "I don't think I can wait five more months!" I told her I couldn't wait, either. Lilly, who is 3, kept asking why I was having a "raccoon baby" (because that's what the ultrasound looked like to her). It was a lot of fun. When we left, Jill gave us three huge tubs of baby clothes. Do you know how much tiny baby clothes can fit in one big tub? A LOT! I went through them last night... there is so much cute stuff. Now we just have to find a place for it all.
After the yard sale, we quickly got ready for the NCSU Red & White football game. It was so hot outside, but we found seats in the shade. Beautiful day today! We left the game and headed home... which is when I passed out on the sofa for about an hour or so. Finally, got motivated to do some laundry (had to wash all my new baby clothes!) and now I am going to bed.
p.s. Baby girl is still movin' and shakin' in there! I am noticing it more and more!
Last night, I did the same thing before I went to sleep and I think I felt it, yet again! I mentioned this to my doctor yesterday and he said it was very possible and not to early to feel something. :)
(that's a turnip, for those that didn't know!) My next doctor's appt. is tomorrow afternoon. We will hear the heartbeat, again and possibly get to see the baby...which means, we might find out if it's a boy or girl! I'll make sure Kevin practices with the camera tonight so we don't miss a thing this time! :)
Kevin & I are doing great. We've been busy working around the house. We are making a decision soon about our air-conditioner (either getting a new one or fixing the old one we have). We're also looking into getting new carpet in the house which I am thrilled about! My "nesting" instincts are kicking in so I want everything to be as clean as possible for this new baby. :P
Today we finally started painting the nursery. It looks fabulous! My first idea was to have a white chair rail with this nice, chocolate brown color underneith. Well, now I am thinking about forgetting the chair rail and painting a sage green stripe above the brown instead. I can picture it and I think it would look really nice... it would coordinate with the bedding so well! I am getting excited just describing it!!!
And here's a pic with the blanket from our bedding set.
(see the light green stripe above the brown!?)
So, go to Cool Mom Picks today and enter to win before midnight. Good luck!
Once you choose the style and color blanket, you can create what each side of the blanket will say (it's embroidered around the edge). Then, you even choose a font and color of the font. So many choices! The only thing the site doesn't offer is a preview of your personalized blankie, so make sure everything is correct before you order!
So... this week Baby Thomas is growing toenails and the pattern of his hairline is taking shape. He is also pumping 25 quarts of blood each day. In the next couple of weeks, he will double in weight! Right now, he's the size of an avocado and weighs about 3.5 ounces.
As for me, I am feeling great. I finally have my energy back so I no longer need to go to bed at 9pm. My tummy continues to get larger and hopefully I'll be able to feel the baby move in a couple weeks! We finished cleaning out the old office this past weekend. It took a lot of work! We are getting rid of the large computer desk because we have turned one of the guest bedroom closets into the new office! Yup...we now have our computer, file cabinet, a lamp, and all other office stuff in the closet. It actually works pretty well. When not in use, we can just close the doors and hide the mess. I guess the next project will be to paint the nursery. We'll put up a white chair rail and paint a nice, chocolate brown underneath. I think it will be beautiful with white furniture! The bedding we have is by Kidsline and it's called "Willow" . How adorable is that?!?! I am also planning on painting a couple wall art pieces to match. We'll see how that goes!