Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Eviction Day for Baby

Well friends, the time has come for the baby's arrival.  Tomorrow early morning I am heading in for a scheduled induction to have our second baby girl.  I spent today grooming and organzing to get ready for her arrival. 

Fresh cut and blowout.  check.  My pregnancy hair has been one of my favorite things about being pregnant.  My fresh blowout should last me 3 days easy.  Check out this great video from Eva Scrivo's Beauty Blog on how to give yourself a professional blowout that will last for days. 

Perfect Blowouts by Eva Scrivo from on Vimeo.

Next up, fresh mani/pedi.  Check.  Gotta have the nails looking good for the big push.  Hands are done in Essie Jazz, my favorite neutral nail color and toes in OPI Red.

I also packed my bag today, or I should say repacked.  I added some hospital and post pregnancy necessities like my iPad and my Belly Bandit.  Gotta get that waist back in shape, can't spare one day ;) 

Baby's going home outfit.  Check.  I would like to show you some absolutely precious "going home outfit" but let's be realistic folks, it's HOT.  Like 100 degrees hot here.  We are just sticking with something simple, the Favorite Kimono Set from Baby Gap.

I'll post again soon, and I hope to share some fun baby pictures too, but for now I am saying adios amigos and I'll catch ya on the flip side of this pregnancy!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Read This: A Great Article in Issue 3 of High Gloss

If you are not reading High Gloss digital magazine then you are missing out my friends.  It's a visually stunning design publication that won't disappoint.  In their summer, issue just released today, they feature a beautiful nursery turned baby shower designed by Erika Brechtel.  To read the entire article click here.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Puttin' The Squeeze On My Post Pregnancy Belly

Have any of you ever tried these?

I've heard mixed reviews about the Belly Bandit and Belly Tauts, but I'm still giving it a try. You wear them for 6 to 8 weeks to help shrink your stomach and make your transition clothes more comfortable. I figured even if it only helps with the inevitable "jelly belly" feel you have after pregnancy it will be worth it.

I'll be sure to give you all a thorough report on the product. Fingers crossed...

Monday, June 20, 2011

Here's what I am thinking.

A summer necessity when baby arrives via.



Saturday, June 18, 2011

Everyone Needs A Little Animal Print

I am so excited to share this picture with everyone. We finally had our antelope runner installed on our wood stairs. The stairs are completely enclosed and access only the second floor which is all kid space. We wanted to add a runner with a fun print, something unexpected since you can't see it from the rest of the house.

I realize an animal print rug is not for everyone and I wasn't even sure it was for me, but then the idea grew on me and heck why not. These stairs have come a long way since we found them in their original state. You can see a before picture and progress pics I posted about here.

My interior designer insists every home needs one animal print somewhere.  So here's my somewhere.  It's super soft and perfect for sneaking upstairs to check on the kids. 

Thursday, June 16, 2011

The Name Game

Well friends the time is almost here for my little bundle of joy to arrive.  I am trying very hard not to go into labor this weekend since my OB will be out of town, so we are kicking back and laying low. 

As for nesting news the baby's room is no where near done, but most importantly we have not selected a name.

We did the same thing with my first daughter; waited until the last minute and decided in the hospital.  For me choosing a name is such a huge responsibility.  It's the pressure of deciding what another person will be called for the rest of their lives. 

You also have to consider any funny nicknames that can be formed as a result of their name or what their initials will spell.  I have a huge baby name book that doesn't seem to be any help, just very overwhelming.  We've also searched the internet for some baby naming sites, but nothing has been truly helpful. 

This one site however was fun, The Baby Name Genie.  More entertaining than informative.

We've considered family names too.  But nothing really stands out. So here we sit still very undecided and stressed over naming our second child.  Any suggestions?

Monday, June 13, 2011

Nesting Nuttiness

Beware friends, my nesting is in full force and nothing is off limits. With work and home renovations (kitchen pics coming soon) swallowing up the majority of this pregnancy, I am cramming nine months of nesting opportunities into one. My poor husband is staring at me like a deer in headlights.

I started with sorting through six crates of baby clothes; four of my own and two from my oldest and dearest friend Laura. I have done more laundry and sterilizing in the past week then I think I've done all year. It's ridiculous the amount of clothes this child has. Here's a peak.

Keep in mind this doesn't include the 50, yes 50, onesies I have stacked in a basket or the 3 baskets of shoes and 40 sleepers/knit pant suits. She even has 4 never worn bathing suits with matching cover ups. And get ready for this; I did not have one shower. Insane right? When people ask me what I need and I say nothing, I seriously mean NOTHING. Oh wait, diapers, yes I need lots of diapers. Ha!

In other nesting news, we are anxiously anticipating the arrival of our new antelope stair runner. It was a bit of a splurge but well worth it. We've all taken our fair share of spills down the stairs so it's long overdue.

And lastly, I recently ordered this Winterthur carpet from the Martha Stewart Home Depot line for the girls rooms.  I ordered the Sharky Gray color and the photo below looks much more gray than in person.  It's more in the beige family is subtle gray undertones.  We are having it custom cut and binded to perfectly fit each room three inches off the wall.  Our entire second floor is hardwoods and hopefully this will muffle the sounds that vibrate through the house when anything falls on the floors.

That's all for now.  More to come soon.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Birthday Party Sneak Peak

Hi bloggy friends!  I am still alive and pregnant; just a very busy bee getting ready for baby.  Last night I broke away to attend a fabulous birthday for my new friend Christi Bennet from P is For Party.  It was a ladies only affair and let's just say no detail was left unturned.  In true Christi fashion it was a beautiful event and I can't wait for her to post the pics on her blog.

In the meantime here is a sneak peak.  The theme was cocktails and floral arranging and of course the favors were amazing. All the ladies took home their own floral arrangements created at the party and new floral sheers.

Happy Birthday Christi!  It was a fabulous event for a fabulous lady!