Thursday, August 25, 2011

big news and a new routine

First off, I have some big news to share to those of you that do not already know...
I am 10.5 weeks pregnant with baby no. 2!

We are very excited and thank God for a healthy pregnancy so far.  I had a miscarriage in March and then had no idea that I was pregnant when I found out a while ago.  I was super sick, so I took a pregnancy test and my suspicions were confirmed.  Two pink lines, our world is going to change drastically, and I couldn't be happier :)

This week will be going on two weeks of my new "stay at home Mom" status.  I am loving being at home and spending time with my little girl.   I have been extremely sick, though.  Taking antibiotics for a non-pregnancy illness has not helped the weak pregnant stomach.  I'll leave it at that :)  Also, Selah Grace is cutting her 5th tooth on top, which equals lots and lots of poopie diapers, which equals lots and lots of diaper rash.  Poor thing.  Diaper changing time involves lots of gnashing of teeth.  The literal kind. 

BUT... I really couldn't be happier.  We are now, in the past couple of days, getting into a routine.  It's not like a light switch you can just turn on and off.  For the first couple of days, Selah Grace was waking me up at the regular 6am time.  Now, she is sleeping until about 7:30am.  She is also transitioning into a one-long-nap-a-day schedule.  And she has now learned how to say, "GINGER!"  It sounds more like Dinder.. but we know what she is saying :)

Here is preview of what our past couple of days have looked like:

her new favorite thing - reading to me :)

and.. she sings to me.. while playing her piano

I love this smile!
For Selah Grace's birthday in October... I am currently in the process of making her a play kitchen.  The colors match my fiesta ware themed kitchen.  I am getting closer to finishing it.  I still have not decided if I am going to put the hinged doors on it or just put cute storage baskets in the place of the doors.  I am also going to have a pot rack hanging above the kitchen on the wall.  One side of the kitchen contains a chalkboard wall for her to write out her menu or love notes to Mom.  The other side contains four knobs to hang her dish towel and matching apron on.  I have had several several bumps in the road when it has come to finishing this little kitchen... but I am getting there!  What do you think so far?

Enjoy your day :)


justsoember said...

tooooo cute!

Cindy said...

I'm so very happy for you!! I love the kitchen! What a wonderfully creative idea..I'd like one just like that when I grow up! And welcome to the SAHM world too. I can honestly say that of all the jobs I've had...U.S. Army, secretary, corporate America...this is BY FAR the hardest, and yet, the MOST rewarding! Let me encourage you to join a local MOPS group and consider a Mother's Day Out program when you hit the "terrible twos" for the sanity of you both! You're in my prayers too! :D