Wednesday, June 18, 2014

slowing down

Oops, it's been more than a week since I've posted an update. 
My mom and my sister were getting a little impatient, so I thought I'd make them happy and write a little post. 

I'm only a week and a few days away from my due date, and things are going really well, 
I don't feel super uncomfortable or itching to get this baby out, I'm just savoring my last few weeks/days/hours (?) as a mama of one.

But who knows how I'll feel a week from now :) 


I've been pretty busy nesting, the baby room is almost finished, 
as soon as I feel it's share-able I'll post some photos. 
Micha's nap time (which usually is my blogging time) has become nap time for me too lately, 
that is definitely contributing to the lack of blogging.

But I actually don't mind slowing down a bit on the blogging side of life, 
it's a summer thing, it's a 'getting ready for baby' thing and also a priority thing. 

While I love sharing bits and pieces of my life, I want to be able to live it as well, and I think that's where my priority should be right now. 
Sharing life is great, (and I'm definitely planning to keep on sharing) but living life is better, don't you think?


Anyways, I haven't posted a bump photo or a monthly Micha photo in a while, so here you go:

Micha, at 22 months you love:

-playing with rocks, sand and water
-singing your own made up songs
- being naughty
-your bed
-when your papa comes home from work
-kissing my belly
-talking and talking and talking my head off
-charming strangers
-'riding' your tricycle (you use it as a balance bike)
-being the cutest almost two-year-old there is

Baby boy:
It's almost time to meet you, little one.
It's been such a beautiful surprise to have you grow in my belly,
I've loved every minute of it, even when it meant being tired and nauseous and fat. :) 
I can't wait to meet you!

Love, Mama

Friday, June 6, 2014

July 2013 / July 2014
The kid needs new pajama's. 

That's all I'm sayin'.

Happy Friday!

Love, Maria

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

It's getting there

The last few days we've been pretty busy with one thing and one thing only (hence the lack of blogging):

the nursery. 

Yes, finally!

With Micha we had everything done and ready by the time I was 35 weeks along, but this time around we were both suffering from second child procrastination plus an active toddler who is a master at keeping us busy!

But last weekend we had a long weekend, and decided now was the time to get things done! 
I mean, I'm only 37 weeks pregnant... Eek!

We made an Ikea run and bought this drawer chest, which will be painted yellow, like this one.
We wallpapered and painted and sanded and then painted again. 
We taped off the ceiling to paint stripes, like these.

I made a start at making a name banner and other decorations for the little guys room.
I collected a few free printables, like this cute one.


The nursery is still far from ready, but it's definitely getting there!

This weekend we have another long weekend, 
so I'm hoping we'll be able to get at least all the big things done. 
Hopefully I'll have some better pictures to share with you then!

I can't wait to finally start decorating and putting little clothes away in drawers. 

And then, when that's all done, all I'll have to do is wait for this little baby to arrive!

Love, Maria