Stefani's most-fantastical-reads book montage

Crooked Kingdom
Six of Crows
Yellow Brick War
The Wicked Will Rise
Charm & Strange
Their Fractured Light
These Broken Stars
Big Little Lies
I'll Be There
Red Queen

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Sunday, November 27, 2011

16 Weeks

How far along? 16 Weeks
Total weight gain/loss: 131 pounds on the scale this morning... I'm pretty sure 10 of that is in my bra. My boobs are ridiculous right now. Not even kidding. I'm right on track to gain a ridiculous amount of weight again... rock on.
Maternity clothes? Yeah, some. Bella Band is allowing me to stay in my fat jeans for a bit longer...
Stretch marks? Nada...
Sleep: Love it. Can't get enough of it.
Best moment this week: Had a Home Depot employee ask me when I'm due... which means to some people, I look pregnant, not just fat.
Movement: I've had a few questionable thumps and flutters but nothing I can say for sure was baby and not twitches/gas/my imagination...
Gender: Still thinking girl... which pretty much means boy.
Labor Signs: I started having Braxton Hicks in the last week or two...
Belly Button in or out? In
What I miss: Wine. Lots of wine.
What I am looking forward to: Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow with an excuse to eat as much as I want!
Weekly Wisdom: It goes WAY faster the second time around!
Milestones: Month four... almost half way there and finally starting to look pregnant.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


Today I'm up early, making cinnamon rolls and prepping the turkey, and all of the things that I'm thankful for keep running through my mind...

Addison... for so many more reasons that I could ever write. She is my sweet, crazy, lovable baby girl and I can't imagine my life with out her in it. I'm thankful for bedtime snuggles, lovies, her silly dances, and every moment that I get to be with her.

Derek for always being by my side, being supportive and understanding even when I don't know what in the world I want or need. For being a far better person than I am and putting up with so much more than any husband should ever have to...

Having a warm, cozy home and food on the table.

A job that I look forward to and that allows us to live life the way we want to.

For my family and myself being relatively healthy. I read about parents who have children with life threatening conditions and I thank my stars that we have been blessed with a healthy baby. I pray every day and night that this next baby will be healthy and strong as well.

Go, Diego, Go... for being toddler crack. No matter how cranky my baby gets... Diego makes her clap and dance.

Having the most amazing friends and family. Ever.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Addison's Big Girl Room

Well... it's here. My baby girl is spending her first night in her new, big girl room. When she crawled into bed tonight and pulled those covers up to her little chin my heart broke a little when I realized how much she has grown up in the past six months... her head looked so tiny on that big pillow but her ear-to-ear grin and 'momma, big girl!' made it impossible to not let her sleep in there. She still let me snuggle her and read her a story and she cried for a few seconds when I shut the door, but 45 minutes later we haven't heard a peep out of her. My greatest fear is of her falling out of this new, huge bed and getting hurt - so there is a pillow wedged between her bed and nightstand and one on the floor for a safe landing... I hope she doesn't need either one!

Earlier today, while I was waiting for dinner to cook, I finished up some projects that I have been working on. Both of them are directly off of Pinterest and they turned out super cute!

The idea for a light strand with ribbons came from the Junk Garden blog. I bought a 100-light strand for $6 and hit the craft store for ribbon in Addison's colors. I bought 4 spools - yellow, pink, orange, and green - and had two orange ones at home. That amount [in yellow and green] of ribbon only got me about half way through the strand which was a bit frustrating. However, when I measured I realized that it was exactly the right length to go across Addison's headboard and down the side. With the extra lights I am turning her nightstand into a nightlight [it's an old TV stand with a spot for a DVD/VCR]. We are putting plexiglass in the front of the slot and then I'll use the rest of my ribbon (the orange and pink) on the second half of the lights so it will glow a pink-ish color. We're installing a remote switch so we can turn it on and off from her main light switch. It looks super, super cute!!

 Another idea that I stole from Nic and Kate is using a Wal-Mart oil drip pan ($8) for a magnet board. We just screwed it to the wall behind her door and - tadaaa! - her magnets have a new home! Pretty nifty idea!
More pics to come as we finish up her room!! =]

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