Monday, September 30, 2013

Life Happens

I was so proud of myself for getting a blog post out almost 2 (two!!!) weeks ago and then life got in the way again.
I have kind of resigned myself to the reality that I am probably not going to be a daily blogger again for a while.
A long while.
Don't get me wrong...I LOVE writing and sharing things on my blog.
However, I am enjoying my last few months of being Jordan before entering the world of Mom.

I've been crocheting my brains out and actually making money doing it!
I have started crocheting hats and such for friends and family.
I find crochet to be so blissfully relaxing and love that I can do it for other people!
I love this football hat that I've made for a few people (included someone I only knew through Instagram!!).

I am done with the rows on my ripple baby blanket for Baby B.
I just need to sew the ends in and add a border!
I am so dang in love with this blanket that I am 95% sure that I will be starting one for myself here SOON.
This photo is from when it was 1/3 of the way done.
I suffered from a bit of baby brain and stopped a row too soon which is why there are now skinny rows incorporated as well.
However, it turned out AWESOME.
So, yay for baby brain!

I started watching "Breaking Bad" on Labor Day at the (not so gentle) urging of Handsome Husband.
I am pretty dang proud of myself because I managed to keep up on all of my work, feed HH and myself, and catch up to the current episodes by September 15th!
My iPad went EVERYWHERE with me.
Totally not name the place and the iPad was there.

I'm now "hooked" (pun intended) on "Once Upon a Time".
My dad started watching it first and really liked it so I decided to try it.
It's nothing intense or mind-boggling, but I find it enjoyable.
Plus, there is some real eye-candy in it! :)

On a baby note, Handsome Husband got to feel the baby kicking for the first time last night!
He/She was super active as I was getting ready to fall asleep, so I made him get off his phone and had him wrap his whole arm around my belly (more surface area = more of a chance he'd feel it).
It was so cool!
I feel it all the time and he's been saying that he wished he could.
Man, to say that I love that little eggplant (thank you, What to Expect app) would be the understatement of the year.
I didn't know that I had a hole in my being that needed to be filled.
I am getting so excited to meet our little one in January!

I hope you're having a great start to your week!


Mrs. B

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Hello?? Is This Thing On?

I AM alive.
I swear.

Growing a baby + teaching 75 nuggets each day = one tired teacher.

I seriously thought that this year was going to be easier (not any less busy...just easier to manage) since I was teaching the same thing 3 times a day.
Dead wrong.
It is actually much harder AND busier this year.

Planning has been super easy, though.
It takes me less than an hour to plan and prep my entire week.
That rocks.

Don't get me wrong...I wouldn't have it any other way.
I love teaching writing and grammar.
I feel that it's my strong suit and that I am able to get the students to truly understand the writing process without dumbing it down or giving up.

I have had some seriously awesome lessons this year.
However, I just don't have the time or energy to write about them later.
That's sad...the writing teacher doesn't have time to write!

Here is some of what I have been up to in the million years since I last posted:

Pregnancy craving

Killer student t-shirt

My toes are disappearing.

Story of my life

Tide Pods are ruining my clothes.

Free diaper bag from a friend

20 week ultrasound

We are trying to scrimp and save so that means Sunday night manis and pedis in the bathroom.

I'm loving the progression of ultrasounds hanging from our fridge.

 Need.  This.  Onsie.

The bump has arrived.
(This is 20's definitely bigger since then.)

I've been crocheting up a storm.

Made for Baby B by a friend.  

Tried and tried to learn a new pattern.
Backed off for a week, tried a different version and nailed it.

Found this on a paper a few weeks ago...not sure what it's supposed to be. ;-)

Began registering for Baby B.

Went on a church golf outing with my daddio.

 Found some cute packaging for my crocheting at Target.
I.  Love.  Polka-dots.

Finally nailed it!

Registered for cloth diapers.

I love second grade writing sometimes.
"The moral of the story is never play soccer when you have to pee."

Last night's pregnancy craving.

Progress on the baby's blanket.
Don't mind the fact that I TOTALLY messed up and quit the white to soon.
Only Jesus is perfect, right?

Let's hope I can get back on her sooner rather than later!

Have a great week!

Mrs. B