Tuesday, May 31, 2011

A finished room

Aiden's room is finally finished!! A special thanks to Carlos, Paola and my wonderful husband for making it look AMAZING!! Faiver and I put the finishing touches on it yesterday. We know Aiden won't be able to appreciate it for years to come, but we love it!

the taping process took them a long time

working on the tree that Paola designed

the finished product!

they even painted the dresser (it was blue and white)

I stuck the leaves to the wall - that was my contribution!

Monday, May 23, 2011

32 Weeks...plus updates

So, I don't often feel like I have that much to blog about. Work is good, my students drive me crazy sometimes, I'm still pregnant, life is pretty normal. I'm sure there are more details I can include, but that's my reasoning for why there is so much time between blog posts. I'm sure this is just an excuse, and the real reason is laziness :) So, I'm gonna write about a few things that have happened lately. Get excited!

On Saturday evening, my nephew Toby came to say with Faiver and me for the night. Nathaniel brought him over and visited for a bit before leaving. We had some friends over (see below as to why) and Toby had a great time entertaining himself and others for the rest of the evening. His favorite thing, for some odd reason, is when Faiver yells "bah" at him. He laughs and laughs and wants Faiver to do it over and over again. When it was time to get into bed, he wanted a bedtime story. He asked for the one about the Three Little Pigs, so I told it to him. Then he wanted the one about the ant. Well, I didn't know that story so he tried to tell it to me instead. This wasn't successful. We decided to leave it at that for the stories. I tucked him in and gave him a kiss and he fell right to sleep. He slept until 7:30 the next morning! When I went in to wake him up, he sat straight up in bed and said, "after breakfast we're going to church and then I'm going to see Grandma Di and Nana." He was in a great mood and I was relieved! Because there were three of us to get ready, Faiver helped by giving Toby a bath while I got ready. It was so cute! He asked me about every step of bath time. Great practice, huh? :) As we were getting ready to walk out the door to head to church, Toby started to say "I'm tired" which surprised me 'cause he had just slept for almost 12 hours! Then he proceeded to say, "My knee hurts. Which knee? My elbow hurts and I have to go to the bathroom." Hilarious! Out of the blue! (for those of you who have not seen "UP", I'm sorry and go watch it). He's a cute, smart, ornery kid and I love him to pieces!!

Carlos and Paola, some really good friends, were at our apartment a lot last week to help Faiver finish painting the baby's room. Carlos and Faiver did the painting, Paola did the designing, and I did the supervising :) It was loads of fun and seeing Faiver so excited has been a blast. They finally got it all finished on Saturday evening (pictures to come) and it looks phenomenal! I love it so much and I hope Aiden loves it one day too. We took lots of pictures so he can always see how much work Daddy and Carlos put into making his room look awesome. We're lucky we have landlords that let us paint!!

As for me, pregnancy is going well. I had another appointment today (every two weeks now) and my doctor says everything looks great! The baby's heartbeat sounded good, my weight gain is "better than great" (words from the doctor's mouth), and my uterus is measuring perfectly. I feel him moving so much now; it's an awesome feeling. Just started 32 weeks!! I can't believe how fast time has passed by. Faiver and I are so excited and a little overwhelmed as we get ready to welcome our baby boy into the world...as I'm sure every new parent is. Yay!