Thursday, February 21, 2008


For Valentine's day Lily and I decorated with red and pink hearts, made heart-shaped cut out cookies, and made heart shaped pizza. Lily got a rose balloon from the dollar store and she had fun making a valentine's card (though she just wanted to make one.) It was so cute and romantical and guess what Youssef and I talked about all that evening and every night following? Yes, if you've been reading this blog you know that the answer is --- politics! *ding-ding-ding* You win a cookie!

Ok, so what have we been doing that isn't political?

I've been preparing for Renna's birth. Buying newborn diapers and other things. They are so cute and tiny! Lily has been using one for her bitty baby and it actually fits pretty well. I think she'll be ready to see her little sister when she comes. I was able to get the amby hammock bed. It took all of our savings at the time, but I really wanted to have it before she comes. It's by my side of the bed and I love to look at it and think about her and what she'll be like. There are just a few more things that I'll need and I also need to go over the supply list so that I can have everything ready and in one place for the mid-wife.

Lily and I went shopping today and I saw the cutest little newborn outfit! It was a lavender dress made of a knit Cotton (looked quite comfy. A must for little babies in my opinion) and there was another outfit that was of the same fabric that was a pants, jacket, onesie set. It was so sweet I wanted to get it, but I decided to wait till after the baby shower on the 8th of March because I don't know what I'll be getting. Though I'd like to pick something out myself too, but I don't mind waiting till after she's born. Maybe she could wear it for Easter and Lily could wear something that matched in color. :) I'm so excited about having TWO girls!

By-the-way, my hair is really short now. Youssef cut it! I actually went to a place and said that I wanted something really different, but when I came home it was just the same as it had been (just a little shorter) and so Youssef fixed it. :) It's nice and easy to take care of and both he and I really like how it looks.

I threw a Pampered Chef party a few weeks ago (just got the orders today) and it was really fun to see people and get neat cooking things. I can't wait to try some of the stuff (I could have used a lot of it last week!) They are so fun to go to and host. I'd never been to one after being married (just when I was a teenager and didn't have my own kitchen or needed anything really.)

Today after shopping and after Lily woke up from her nap she got to play with her new cooking stuff that she picked out with some leftover birthday money. She wore her 'Too-ee hat and oven mitt for about 2 hours! The last hour of that she also wore her too-too. It was so cute!

The other day we got a fish for her (as the last one died of excessively cold tempereatures. We don't have the heat on at night, but I've been bringing this fish into our room where we have a room heater so he won't suffer the same fate.) Lily named him "Fishy Fish", at least that's what she kept saying when she was looking at him. :)

I finished another scrapbook layout and only have about four left to do to be all caught up. I think there's only one other project besides the scrapbooking that I'd like to get done before Renna's coming. I'm 37 weeks along right now if you are wondering. I'm actually measuring a little small so when someone tells me that I'm larger than I was with Lily all it means is that I'm fatter. *sigh*

Last night I kept dreaming that I was in labor because when I woke up for a short time to roll over my back hurt in an unusual way and I felt nauseous. (Which is pretty much how I felt right before Lily broke my water and labor started with her.) I was too tired to stay awake long enough to know if I was in labor or could have been if I got up and moved around more. Anyway, by next week I should have all the projects done and have bought the few last things that I need to get to be ready for right after she's born.

I was thinking the other day how my birthday is just over a month away and how I'd really like tea. I hardly ever get any tea because it seems like a luxury, but I really like tea (herbal and decaf teas). I'd also like orchid plants. The Safeway on Welsley has the BEST orchid plants (and other plants in general) just really high quality and so many varieties. I'd love to propogate orchids. When Youssef and I were first married I had 64 potted plants (some house plants and some garden type plants that we had on our balcony) and now I only have three house plants, one plant on the Betta tank, and a hyacinth that Youssef just gave me. I guess it's all right that I don't have as many house plants as I did, but one or two more would be nice. ;) Anyway, I should be saving up to finish the fence in the back yard and maybe having a little garden out there.

(If you don't know me well, yes, it's quite normal for me to talk about my birthday a month in advance and each week till the actual day and no, it doesn't necessarily help Youssef to remember to plan anything, but maybe blogging my thoughts could help!) :)

Well, I must depart from my ramblings to put a sleepy girl to sleep.

She had fun playing dress up today. :)


Ryan said...

Sounds like you guys have been busy having fun.. How are you feeling? Lily looks very cute in that last picture. I love it.

Lynne' said...

I felt amazing right after going to my chiropractor! No pain while walking (which ment I didn't waddle at all) and felt actually "normal"! I'd like to go once a week till she's born, but it's $38 a visit and in post falls. After she's born at some point I'll be trying out new chiropractors so the drive isn't as bad, but I wanted to go to this guy because that's who I went to with Lily and he does a fantastic job! Every chiropractor I've been to has been really different. Some are better at adjusting my neck than others or something, and the guy in post falls is very much into midwives, homebirths, no vacinations, and I don't feel weird being pregnant and being adjusted by him (there was a guy in Spokane that made me feel weird and didn't do as good of a job) The BEST chiropractor I've been to is in Colville of all places. His humor is kind of weird though, but he's so good at what he does he even had clients driving up from Portland just to see him! His personality might make me feel weird though being pregnant and he's even farther away than the guy in post falls. Anyway, I'm doing better now. :)

Rachel said...

I'm so excited to see Renna! Do you think she'll be born while we're in Spokane? We're coming on March 18 and leaving on the 29th. It would be nice to be able to see her during our visit! :D

Lynne' said...

I hope she comes before you guys get here. :) And yes it would be neat to get together! (even more so if she's a few weeks old by the time we see you.) :)