Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Nursery Decor- Letters

In Jack's room I want to hang the letters of his name. Jack Owen. My sister and I set out to figure what would look the best- all big, all small or half and half. What colors and how to decorate them. We picked a dark red, blue, brown and green and found some cute stickers from Martha Stewart's collection. Here is what we made:

Painted:








Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Nursery Decor- Canvas Art


Jack's Nursery

I decided I wanted to do his first and middle name for the wall. I wanted to go with the colors of his bedding. I also loved these Canvas Prints sold with his bedding but COULD NOT spend 60$ on something I could copy (with my own flair of course). So with the assistance of my sister (Aunt Kim) we tackled the painting and designing for 2 days.

Canvas Prints:
Bedding Set Originals:

How I started with Blank Canvas: Painted Each Canvas and used the sticker wall decals

Putting it all together:



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32 Weeks

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31 Weeks (162lbs +37lbs)

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30 Weeks

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Closing News

Everything passed through the Underwriters and we are waiting to set a CLOSING DATE!! We should be in our house next week, I am hoping it happens Monday the 29th so I have a few days to work on the house while home on Spring Break. OMG this is so exciting. I can't wait to work on Jack's room and Kim will be home all week to help me. Aunt Kim!! Plus we have a movie date to see The Last Song since I love Nicholas Sparks.

I hit 32 weeks tomorrow (Friday) and I feel this little boy is going to be a wild one. I am being kicked, punched and hurt all day everyday. He is an active one, I see the doctor on the 2nd so I will know more then, I really need to make my appointment with the pedi for Jack. Another thing on my to-do list.

Still need to update with pictures, I am taking more tonight for 32 weeks so I will ass 30-31-32 at the same time!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

61 days left!

So my Friday checkup was good. I am almost up 40lbs, eek! I am at 162, which is just nuts and causing my back pains and swelling. I cannot get my engagement ring on and probably can't take my wedding band off now either. Yonkers living is going fine, I enjoy waking up late each morning. Hopefully we will close in 1 week. Cross your fingers, I should know the date sometime this week, the final inspection was done yesterday.
My appointments have gone from 4 weeks to 2 weeks- less that 9 weeks left now!! I want to be in the house asap so I can do Jack's room. On Friday I got all his bedding purchased. I can't wait to set it all up, great deals at Baby Depot everything was 20% off.
I have to still add the pictures from the past 2 weeks, just looking for the cord so I can do that- hopefully soon.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Reality TV or a Book??

So we are in Yonkers now. We are staying in Tim's coworkers place. Well Tim somehow was detoured into the Cross County Mall due to a water main break and went into the garage. Well he told the cops he would not make it in the pick up truck (we finally got it back today yay!!). The cop insisted he proceed. Well he HIT the overpass and the boxspring for our bed split into 2. Now I have to buy a new bed.

I need to either (A) write a book or (B)get a reality TV show because I think my life recently have been fucking funny and unreal.

Oh and one of my promotion in doubt students' parents came to my parent conferences tonight. I asked her why she never showed at the meeting. She said she never received anything. So I pulled out her SIGNED slip saying she will come. THEN she says well she thought it was a school trip. She signed the ENGLISH side. Her excuse.

My thinking: so you don't even read where your child is going on a trip.

-you signed a slip for a trip: for your son to STAY IN the 3rd GRADE

Really comments never stop amazing me. Almost as good as my response tot he Rosa Parks story: Why did Rosa Parks sit in the back of the bus? "God told her the bus was going to crash"

At least I should get an extra hour tomorrow of sleep since I am closer to work. Really I need a drink, now!

Monday, March 15, 2010

30 weeks- more weight and moving, what a combo

So I am 30weeks and a few days now. I am up more weight (+2.5lbs = 156.5). Saw little Jack last week at the appointment and he is a mover, he never stops.
This Friday is 31 Weeks and another doctor appointment. My favorite thing to do is sit on the couch and watch him move , my belly goes in and out & side to side- very cool. That and Poke-A-Jack. I took pictures but haven't uploaded them so that will have to wait.

Moving: Our house is packed. Everything left is staying with us in the cars and down in Yonkers. We are still scheduled to close at the end of the month. I am hoping that doesn't change. I want to do Jack's room so badly. I have great ideas in my head- they need to come to life and clear out of my parents house. We bought Jack a car seat and travel system (stroller/infant seat) over the weekend. Once we are settled in the house I will be ready for him to arrive.
I still wonder how he will look, how much hair, eye color and if he will be more me or more Tim. What do you all think?

Baby Updates:
How far along?: 30 weeks
Total weight gain: 31.5
Maternity clothes?: Loving dresses, leggings and long shirts.
Sleep: Jack wakes up when I go to bed, it makes it difficult to get to sleep and I am waking up for bathroom runs.
Movement: Poke-A- Jack! He is very active and I love staring at my belly watching him move around. Head down feet up.
Gender: BOY!
Labor Signs: Nothing yet.
What I miss: My favorite soft jeans. Being able to bend down.
What I am looking forward to: Reading all the awesome books I have bought and received to Jack.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

29 Weeks, Baby Shower and Other things.


So last week was quite an experience. The week started out with Tim's hoopdee popping a tire on the Sprain coming home from work. Then 2 days later on my way to work in the Bronx, a cabbie crashed into the side of my car and bashed in the back passenger side door. Can we have more bad luck? So I spent the day in Labor and Delivery at Einstein Hospital in the Bronx. 2 cars 3 days.I hit 29 weeks on Friday:) Belly measurement 38.5 inches.


My shower was awesome. Jack was spoiled so much by our family and friends and over 50 people came to spend the day with us. I still have yet to go through everything, but am going to start the Thank You cards because I would like to get them done before this moving happens.


Tim and I with grandparents to be!

Monday I had a check up at the doctors after the accident, everything is great. Baby Jack is a show-off with his goods. He is very active and Tim and I like to watch him move around at night. Legs and elbows all over the place from our little man. I also was weighed and now at 156.5lbs up 31.5 lbs since the beginning. Doctor isn't concerned though so I shouldn't be either.

MOVING: With the help of my mom, we have thrown out BAGS of stuff from our house and packed boxes and boxes of things for the new place. She has been awesome. Last night Tim took apart the bedroom set and put most of that into storage. Our bed is just a box spring/mattress now on the floor now. We hope to be gone this weekend. And closed at the end of the month, just finishing up getting the rest of paperwork in order.

I have started my application for grad school. I just need to get a transcript from DCC for my summer classes and do an essay. None of that should be hard. Deadline is April 1st and I should know by the end of May. I applied for a Masters in Special Education, so I also have to take the test again this spring. I have yet to enroll but will soon.

Those are the most recent updates, hope everything is great with all of you!!
XOXO Karen

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

27 & 28 Week Pictures!

Welcome 3rd Trimester!! I can't believe only 12 weeks are left until Jack gets here. Sharing some pictures from the past 2 milestones. I am up to 154lbs. EEK! Almost 30 gain now, although it is mostly belly, I am wearing a basketball.

26Weeks 6 Days=27Weeks!! Feb.18th
28 Weeks =Feb. 26th -3rd Trimester HERE!