Well, since my last post, I started back to work. Good 'ole August! My class this year is/was quite honestly the worst class I've had in a while. I hope they shape up before May. There are a lot of behavior issues and majority of the kids are just super, super LOW! They didn't know anything. I am using a lot of past tense words because last Friday was my last day! THANK YOU, LORD!! I started my maternity leave this week. Yeah, I know....the baby hasn't come yet. But let me tell you, chasing around 20 immature, super low, 6 year olds all day will take a toll on a pregger body. I was not a happy camper so it was just best for me to bow out a couple weeks early.
So Monday (yesterday) was my first day "off". Of course, I tried to get everything done in one day. I should have known better. I was not feeling great that night after my busy day. So, today I just relaxed and did some small things around the house. One of the things I worked on was my DIY baby memory book. I took the inspiration from John & Sherry over at Young House Love. They put together their own DIY memory book and I thought it was such a good idea! They have the pages to their precious baby book available to download on their website. However, when I downloaded them, they just weren't what I was hoping. John & Sherry just make it look so good and easy! So, I did some Googling and searched for what pages you would typically find in a baby memory book. I found a really great site that also had some free downloadable pages. So, I took the things from that website as well as from YHL's baby book and made pages of my own. I started putting the book together today and ran out of paper so it's not all done yet. But, here's a quick preview:
I'll post the rest of the pages tomorrow when I get the paper and finish it up! But, what do you think so far?
Since my last post, I've also had THREE baby showers! They were all amazing. The first one was thrown by some of my best girlfriends. Amber did such a fab job of coordinating everything and getting everything together and the shower turned out amazing.
Scott & I before the shower
Look at how stinkin' cute this chair is!!
Me & the Grandma's
After the shower with friends, I had a shower at work! The hospitatlity committee did a great job and they even got me that amazing cake from Publix that has the strawberries in the middle!! Mmmhhmmmm!
Then, the following weekend my aunt threw me a family baby shower at my house! That was a ton of fun!! It's always so nice when you can get an entire family together! All my aunts and uncles and cousins came! It was such a great time.
Kimby's did a great job with all the games! So much fun!
The proud Papa!
Emily's very own monogrammed Gator blanket!
Friends & Family!
We also finally got the car seat! I was starting to get worried that little Emily would make her appearance and we wouldn't have a car seat! We ordered it online and it finally came in the mail last week! We ended up going with the Graco Snugride 35 in the "Logan" collection. We were going to go with the Chicco Keyfit 30, but the Graco car seat just allowed us to have more options as far as strollers and patterns are concerned. I didn't want to do a full on travel system because it's so heavy and bulky. With the Graco car seat, you can get just the stroller frame and the car seat snaps on to the frame so it is much more light weight and easy to maneuver.
It's so cute with the houndstooth pattern and lime green piping! I love it!!
I made one more thing tonight for the nursery. I had gotten a plain white trash can to put in there. But, I kind of thought plain white was well.....plain boring! So I dressed it up a little bit with some ribbin and chipboard letters! Check it out:
The giraffe print ribbin looks brown in this picture, but it really is green. I guess maybe I got bored. I'm sure a plain white trash can would have been fine.
OH! I almost forgot to mention. While my family was here for the baby shower, my amazing cousin took some maternity photos for us! She is so talented! Here are some of my favorites!
EEEPP!! Aren't they amazing! I love them!!! If you are anywhere near Rome, Georgia check them out! Her and her husband make a great team at Time & Again Photography!
Ok, I guess that's all for now. I've left you with a lot to read. Enjoy!