Archives for September 2014
Movement: He’s an especially busy guy in the evenings!
Unglamorous body changes: Sciatic nerve pain all the way down with my toe…yeah, I could do without that!
Maternity Clothes? Ohhh yes.
Food cravings: I said I wasn’t going to buy any more candy corn…and then I did…and then my friend Emily brought me some more. Whoops!
What I miss: Just tying my shoes like a regular person!
Anything making you queasy: Does the thought of giving birth without an epidural count? 😉 My platelet count was low at last week’s appointment…I had the same issue last time around, but this was even lower. My doctor isn’t super worried about it yet and said we’ll just continue to monitor…but in the meantime, I’ll be praying for the juice 🙂
Milestones: His kidneys are fully developed now and he’ll be putting on weight the next few weeks. I’m interested to see if he’s going to be bigger than his 6lb 10oz sis!
Best moment this week: This picture…
Looking forward to: Using my garage sale moolah to buy this bambino some clothes!!!!
When we lived in Texas I did a busy bag swap with some friends in our neighborhood where we each made 10 bags of our particular activity, swapped them at the party, then came home with 10 different bags. It was an awesome way to not only get ideas for fun things to do with Arden, but also to come home with all of the supplies we needed right there. Basically, whatever mom came up with this idea is a genius!
We were so excited to receive a package in the mail from Natalie and Blair…especially since we know from experience that Blair sends the best gifts! 😉 Arden still plays with the baby booster seat from our holiday gift exchange pretty much daily!
And once again, sweet little Blair did not disappoint! In the package were three different felt sequencing games…pizza, ice cream, and cupcakes. Arden ate it up…almost literally 😉
First we started with the pizza…
At first she just wanted to count the pieces of cheese (the girl loves her cheese), but once I showed her the order that everything went on the crust, she was all about trying to do it herself from the beginning.
At the end of every activity she would say, “we did it! hooray!”
Next it was on to ice cream color matching. I mean, how cute are these?!
Lastly, we made some pretty little cupcakes, which were probably the biggest hit of all.
Now I hope you’ll hop on over to the other ladies’ blogs to see what they received….and if you’ve got a busy bag idea of your own to share, we’d love for you to join us next Tuesday (9/16) for a link up! We’ll all be posting about the bags that we made and instructions for putting them together. I can’t wait to see all the creative ideas out there!