Wednesday, January 23, 2008

3rd Trimester!

My friend just emailed me saying she wanted updated pictures of my pregnancy. I only have a good "bump" picture from Christmas time (the end of my second trimester). My pregnancy is going great right now and starting the third trimester has been exciting. As of last week, I have stopped working and am adjusting to my new schedule. I miss the boys terribly, but I get to see them this weekend because it is Aden's fifth birthday and he will be having his birthday party at a pottery studio where the kids will paint pottery.

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My friend Skyla takes sewing classes at a local Hancock Fabric store so I butted my way in and signed up for four classes. I completed my first project and I am not sure I am going to attempt baby clothing ever again! I made a sleep sack and I can't believe how expensive it is to make a simple garment when everything is all said and done. My next sewing project will be to finish sewing the lining for my Moses basket and the edge liner for the bassinet. I ordered a new bassinet mattress and sheet so now I need to add the finishing touches. The picture below the sleep sack is of Skyla's son Aiden and our friends Peter and Danika's daughter Jocelyn. The picture was taken when we went Christmas tree hunting in Half Moon Bay together.

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I have also done a fair share of crocheting lately. I am part of a crochet group that meets every other week and I love spending time with the girls. The latest project I just finished is a toddler poncho for my friend Carolyn's daughter Elaine June. Andrew and I will be visiting them in NY in a couple of weeks so I wanted to bring something for EJ since it will be the first time meeting her.

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This is a picture of the view from Andrew's hotel room when he went to the Santa Cruz mountains for a Google management training course. Tough life, huh?

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Oh, and here are some pictures of the nursery so far. It is a work in progress and I have to edge the curtains with blue and bows and I have only laid out the fabric in/around the crib so I still have to finish that. The peace baby letters will go on the wall and I am painting three canvasses of forest and gnomes above the crib. Right now I have the sketches above the crib on white paper so I could test out my idea. The bookshelf will definitely get cleaned and re-organized.

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Blake's closet is slowly filling up.
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Much love to you all and enjoy the wonderful rainy weather.

4 comments:

Anne said...

You are looking WONDERFUL! Just looking at your pictures makes me so excited for Blake to get here! If that is the bassinet that came from your mother - Kevin and Brett also had it as their 1st bed! Your handiwork is wonderful - learning to crochet is still on my list of things to do! I just couldn't be happier for you and Andrew. Blake is a very lucky baby!

Shannon said...

Yes, the bassinet came from my parent's house. Amy and I both used it I think. Also, the rocking chair is from my Nana on my father's side. It is great to have such wonderful pieces that have great history to them. Thank you for your blessings Anne and we can crochet together whenever you want to!

Caroline said...

I feel lucky because I get to see the progress of your pregnancy every couple of weeks! The picture of you and your belly is adorable. I love how the poncho turned out and I love how Blake's room is looking so far too! Great job!

Lisa said...

I love it, I love it, I love it! You look so great and I think the nursery it lovely. You're turning into a little Martha Stewart with your knitting and sewing needles. Soon you will be creating sofas out of old baby clothes and Andrew's Google shirts. I heard that Apple has a training room at their facility titled "The Harry Potter Training Room". Beat that Google retreats! Lovies!