Sunday, April 24, 2011

Things I made and Things I bought

This has been craft month!  First, we went to Canton to get some inspiration.  When I wasn't fully inspired, we went to McKinney Trade Days.  Then I got started.  Here are some new projects that I have just finished, and then some that I just bought because they were too cute!

Easter Cross - He is risen indeed!

Painted Harper's hamper and finished the curtains

Finished her baby bedding with sweet ties

These two projects are art canvas' for Harper's shelves.  We went to my parent's in Argyle and had a crafting session.  Kristi, Taylor, Carleigh, and Cody were amazing crafters!  Let me just tell you how completely surprised I was at how crafty my sweet husband is.  I might have unleashed a demon!

Sleepy owl

Mama Bird and Baby Bird.  Love.

These are all the things we have bought.  Some of them were just so cute, I had to get them.  Harper is going to be so well accessorized!

Knit cap for her newborn pictures

Hairbows: Orange for summer, Maroon for A&M games, and Blue just for fun

Leg Warmers - Um, yes please!

Her first pink tutu bought by Aunties Taylor and Carleigh

Dress Form (I always wanted one when I was little, now she'll have one!)

I really wanted a cheap dresser to put in her closet so that I could have more storage.  I looked for months but couldn't find anything that was decent for a good price.  Then I found this.  So awesome.  Love that it's already vintaged and super cute.  And it was a good price.  Sweet!

Vintage Dresser

Next on my list of things to finish:
Paint her name on the wall
Vintage Frame for around her name 
Floating Shelves for above her dresser
Vintage Framed Screen made into a Hairbow holder

Lots to do and only 8 weeks left!  
Happy Easter!  Jesus is Risen!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

You and Me and the Belly makes Three...

Life around the Hempkins' household has been very crazy lately. School is very busy as the TAKS testing season approaches. All I can do is count down the days till summer - my favorite time of the year! Cody and I have also been doing a TON of projects. We are planting grass in hopes of revitalizing our yard. It didn't take long, but we definitely killed our grass in less than three years. Nice, huh? Cody has also been enjoying lots of new toys lately. A riding lawn mower, a new dart board, and his old recliner now in our living room (yes, it's very ugly but comfy). Other than that, I have been progressing farther and farther along in this pregnancy and lots of changes have been taking place.

As the pregnancy goes, I am getting much bigger. I now have trouble doing small things like tying my shoes, picking anything up off the ground, and moving quickly in any circumstance. At Lowe's the other night, I was going so slow that Cody asked if I wanted to ride in the cart so we could make it out before they closed. Funny.

I haven't been sleeping very well lately, but I definitely have a routine. I usually fall asleep on the couch a little after 9, go to bed later, wake up about 12 and 3, and then get up for good about 6. I have a body pillow to help me sleep so I guess I'm taking up more room than possible. This is where our problems lie. I think that I should get more room since I am obviously so much bigger. So I push Cody over every night and he so lovingly pushes back. Later, after I have gotten up and come back to bed, it seems that Cody always takes over the entire bed. So then I have to push him back over and he complains that he's on his side and I'm crazy. Sadly, this happens almost every night and will probably continue to happen for the next two months. Some nights I have even been so tired that when he is on my side, I throw a child like tantrum, kicking feet and all.

So I have less than 10 weeks left and I'm definitely counting down the days. I really just want her to be here! I have baby showers in the next few weeks that are getting me very excited. Plus, it will be a great distraction from the overwhelming feeling of inadequacy and fear I've had lately. Mostly, I just worry that I won't know what to do with this beautiful baby that is mine. I won't just be babysitting and she won't ever go home. She'll be ours forever! Such an exciting and scary thought all at the same time. Thankfully I know God is faithful and will show me what I need to know. Now all I need is Harper!