Friday, March 20, 2009

Ruthie's New Room

I don't know how she got to be this lucky... but Ruthie gets the NEW ROOM AGAIN!! It seems like we've been working more on things for Ruthie than for the new baby... just to get ready for the new baby. BUT, my little girl- soon to turn BIG girl LOVES her new room!

This is how it started out!! Actually, it started out as our junk storage room.... but then we cleaned it out and started working on the molding and trim... My brother came to help Tony get it all done in ONE WEEKEND!! Way to go, guys!!

Now it looks like this:
Ruthie's dress-up center and baby dolls...

We still have to work on that window. The other window in her room (not pictured) has the pink curtain made into more of a valence using some fun polk-a-dot ribbon. I ran out of ribbon and still haven't gotten to the store to buy more... so that is on my list this week!!

We still have more to put up on the walls... but the writing you see is from Uppercase Living. I created a custom expression and it says, "you are fearfully and wonderfully made Ps. 139" Above that we are going to put a couple pictures of Ruthie- but we haven't hung them yet!! :)

We're still waiting on the pink gliding chair (chenille) to go in the corner under the not pictured window next to the bed and the little white table/chairs to be finished that will go under the chandelier!! I am so glad she likes it as much as I do!!

I will post pics of the nursery when I get that set up... right now it's a mess. But hey- I have 6 whole days before I have the baby... why do today what I can put off until tomorrow!! :)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Baby Showered!

A Few weeks ago I was completely surrounded by love... during my baby shower for our newest little girl!! It was such a beautiful day and my friends worked SO hard and made it such a wonderful afternoon. They totally made the multi-purpose room look like a beautiful baby girl world (thank you Mardi!!)!! The theme was polk-a-dots!! Gotta love that!!

My friend, Tara, made stuffed shells- absolutely delish!! We also had a beautiful salad and yummy bread!! Then our pastor's wife and my friend led us in a devotional where she talked about being able to do "all things through Christ" and having JOY while doing them. She tied that into going from a one child house to a two children house- and the big adjustment that it usually is!

After that we opened presents!! And, boy were there a lot of presents!! And we ate cake!! It was so much fun to just be with my friends and family focusing on our new baby and Ruthie did GREAT!! She had fun playing w/ all the little girls that came and even had a few surprise presents to open herself!!

Here are some pics of our day:
My best friend Holly and me!

The beautiful and delish cake - thank you Lacie for all your hard work!! I loved it!!

Four Generations together... My grandma came into town for the special occasion!

Mommy and Ruthie

Posing w/ the cake!

The pile of loot!! I was totally BLESSED by everyone's generosity!! God provided for all our needs and ALL my WANTS!!! UNBELIEVABLE!!

The quilt Aunt Holly made!!

My sis-in-law Mardi, niece Bailey, and my mother-in-law!!

Ruthie is pooped!! She crashed right at the end!!

Just a note- The sweet friends who put this on were unavailable for a photo because they were so busy WORKING!! I didn't realize until just now that we didn't get a pic of them. They are the best group of sisters a girl can have!! I am truly blessed (and bummed I didn't get a pic)!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Ruthie is 20 months old!!

And another month goes by... Ruthie is growing like a weed... She's still small comparatively, but she's getting taller and we marvel everyday at our little girl that developed out of no where... where did our baby go?

This month she:

* moved into her big-girl room (minus a big-girl bed... that will come in a few months) She absolutely loves it and plays so happily there (even though she's more than welcome to bring her toys out to the living room). She runs around on the carpet and throws herself down... it's so cute!! (Pictures to come in it's own post!!)

* Is actually counting to 10... with a little help- but mostly on her own... We'd love to get this on camera- hopefully she'll cooperate!

* Still loves to play "Where is she" by hiding her face using any method possible and peek out behind things! It makes her belly laugh when we do it to her!

* Love to rowd around w/ us... and loves to be tickled.

* Has had a very sick couple of months... about every 3 weeks or so she comes down w/ something else... I'm ready for her to be VERY healthy... especially since the baby is going to be here in 10 days!!

* New words:
"pe pe borrer"= Peanut Butter
"bu burry" = Blue Berry
"burry" = any other kind of berry- especially strawberry
"apple bos" = apple sauce
"all-oh" = Hello
"happy birth-day" = Happy Birthday (she worked all day on this for my mom's birthday and got it great by the time we met her for dinner!! Ruthie says it so cute... kinda slow and deliberate!)

* learned to take off her clothes. Started w/ just her shirt after she woke up from nap and moved to her pants too, and then YEP- her diaper!! The first time the diaper came off we found her in a puddle of pee-pee!! The second time, and thank the Lord I was out of the house when this happened, Tony found her in piles of YOU KNOW WHAT!!! I actually have a picture of that- I made him take one so I could see what she did- BUT I will spare you all from the beauty of my daughter covered in her own stuff!! :)

Here are some blog worthy pictures of my sweet girl:

Eating cake at the baby shower

Wearing the birthday hat from my mom's birthday dinner at Kobe Steak House

Looking cute before the dinner

Putting on finger painting a birthday picture!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

36 almost 37 weeks!!

Two weeks from tomorrow- BABY #2 will be in my arms!! :)

Ruthie's room is finally done (full blog about that coming). And, now we're working on the nursery... there is a lot less to do there since it was once occupied by a beautiful little girl!! :)

Here's what Baby Center says about 36 weeks:
Your baby is gaining about an ounce a day. She now weighs almost 6 pounds (like a crenshaw melon) and is more than 18 1/2 inches long. She's shedding most of the downy hair that covered her body, as well as the vernix caseosa, the waxy substance that protected her skin during her nine-month amniotic bath. Next week, your baby will be considered full-term. Most likely she's in a head-down position, but if she isn't, your practitioner may suggest scheduling an external cephalic version, where she'll try to turn your baby by manipulating her from the outside of your belly.

By the way- Our precious baby is HEADS UP!! She turned heads down for a couple of weeks and must like being heads up because she's back there!! :)