Thursday, September 23, 2010

"It Makes Perfect Scents"

To pass the time waiting for Ellie to arrive, I have decided to sign up to be a Scentsy consultant. I received my package filled with my starter kit last night and I couldn't be more thrilled! My Mom, Dad, Jimmy and I smelled each and every scent (there are SO many!) and we all picked out our favorites. There are tons of great scents to choose from and I am already in love with my new hobby! The best part is that my house will smell so great! :) I plan to have a "Grand Opening" very soon so stay tuned - everyone's invited! ;)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Third Trimester!

This past Sunday, September 19, I started my twenty-eighth week of pregnancy. That means I am now in my third trimester. At the beginning of my second trimester, 28 weeks seemed so far away, so I can't believe it is already here. I still feel like the days are dragging on, though . . . December seems so far away! I had a doctor's appointment on my birthday, September 13th. Everything went fine. I was excited to hear that I had past my glucose test that I had taken the Saturday before. Talk about gross - the stuff I had to drink was awful! Imagine a Sprite soda, but thicker and more syrup-ish. It was so hard to get down my throat! I was very thankful when I found out that I wouldn't have to take the three hour test at my appointment. I imagine that would be ten times worse! The only other thing that I found out at the appointment was that I am now on the "two week plan," which means I go to the doctor's office every two weeks. I am not too particularly excited about that, although hearing that heartbeat is oh, so reassuring. :)

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My First Quilt

I have always wanted to make a quilt. They are so pretty and can be kept for years to come. I have a sewing machine and plenty of time on the weekends to be able to finish one before Ellie gets here. I would love for her first gift from me to be a baby quilt :) After talking with Mom, we decided a log cabin quilt would be the best choice. Last weekend, I went and bought the material at JoAnn's Fabric in Jefferson City. Usually I am so indecisive when it comes to things like that, but after laying eyes on the beautiful aqua blue with red, orange, lime, and yellow floral, I knew that I had found my first "dark." I based my other colors off of that first print and was all finished in about ten minutes. At first I wasn't sure if the colors were too crazy, but after receiving compliments from other shoppers in the checkout line, I knew I had done a good job for my first time :)

Presents from Auntie Claire

My best friend Claire was the first person to bring Ellie a present. She works at Gymboree in the Columbia Mall, so she has first look at some of the cutest outfits ever! So far, Ellie has two hanging in her closet, all with socks, headbands, hats, bloomers, and bibs to match. She will be so decked out and stylin'! She also bought Ellie four of her first books - all Dr. Seuss classics! Occasionally, I will read the books aloud for Ellie to hear at night before bed. Call me insane, but I know that she knows I'm reading her a bedtime story because she starts to kick like crazy!

What's in a Name?

It took me so long to decide on a name - especially one that everyone would agree on! Luella is a family name, that of my Grandma Ronda's Aunt. Her middle name will be Claire, in honor of my best friend Claire Maples. I am so thankful to have such a wonderful and supportive friend! I love the name - - - Luella Claire :) it just makes me smile thinking about it. She will go by Ellie (I think) - - - I know that is what I will call her at least. Other possible nicknames are: Ella, Lu, or Lulu. I am just so ready for little Luella Claire to make her first appearance. :)

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

First Blog Post EVER!

Throughout my pregnancy, I have kept tons of little notes about the journey. I plan on sharing these notes with everyone on my blog. I hope for this blog to be a good way to keep friends and family informed. I think it will be fun to look back on once Luella arrives. I have SO MUCH to say! Can't wait to get started! :)