Saturday, January 30, 2010


Or something like that, lol. I have had way to much energy the last few days and just can not sit still. Yesterday, I went through the bins and found all of Autumn's clothes and Craig washed it all. He also washed all of the other laundry and I folded everything and the girls put there stuff away. I put Craig, mine and Zander's away. Autumns are still in a basket for me to organize and put away. I cleaned the girls closet yesterday and figured out a new way to organize there books and socks and under ware. I wanted to be able to use the little plastic dresser in the girls room for Autumns clothes. There closet looks so much better!! I then ventured into Zander's room to put something away and his room was a disaster so I made him come help me clean it up. So we cleaned it and put everything away and I hung up all his laundry and reorganized his drawers a little.

Today I had Craig grab me out another bin because I was missing a dress for Autumn and I wanted to make sure I had it somewhere. I found it and then helped him put some odds and ends laying in the garage away and organized a few of the other bins. Finished folding a few more loads of laundry Craig did and put them all away. I got Autumn's cradle ready, put her bedding in it and just put a few other things in there places and ironed my nursing cover. Then Alyvia and I ventured to Walmart to get a few things we needed (valentines candy to finish our project for school), I know bad but I just had to get out of the house. Then we stopped at Mark, Joy and Kelly's house to drop something off for Kelly. We got to meet Kelly's boyfriend Anthony and sat a talked for awhile. Then we came home, Alyvia, Zander and I finished up the girls school valentines and now we are just realizing and washing clothes. I just keep thinking of the things I should be doing. Put Autumn's clothes away and finish washing the stained things. Wash up her car seat and I need to still pack a bag for the hospital. Trying to remember what I need for the hospital and I really should make a list of things I still need to pick up for her and myself. But i kind of want to wait till after my shower next Saturday. I am hoping and praying she stays in till next Tuesday the 9th, so my mom will be here!!

Well, here are a few pictures. The finished valentine project and my belly at 36 weeks and 4 days....

Friday, January 29, 2010

Dr. appointment

Well, I went to the Dr yesterday and they hooked me to the monitor as usual. I was on there for only a few minutes when Autumn got the hiccups, it was actually the second time she has had the hiccups while I was hooked to the monitor. Oh it was so cute!!! Zander thought it was cool to here her with the hiccups. I so can not wait to meet her!!!! The Dr said I can go off my meds and bed rest is 4 days which will be Monday, yeah MONDAY will be my last day on bed rest and meds!!! I am excited and a little nervous at the same time. I don't want Autumn to come before the 8Th so my mom can be here. I asked my Dr if he was going to check to see what position she was in and so he did an ultrasound. She was so adorable but would not let us see her little face very well. He tried to get a good 3D picture but it did not work very well. She measured at about 6lbs 5oz and she was head down and engaged (meaning in the birth canal).... Zander was such a good boy the whole time and just sat and talked, looked at his books and read to me.

I painted my own toes can you believe it, lol. I painted them on Tuesday, I was going to have Alyssa do it but I thought I would at least try myself. My belly was really in the way but they look pretty good!!

I actually went to the store yesterday, I know bad Cristi!! Well, I drank a glass of milk and not sure but I think there was worms in it! SO SO NASTY!!!!! I seriously don't know if I will be able to drink milk for awhile. They exchanged it and apologized over and over! Makes me feel sick just thinking about it! EWWWWW

I got all of the newborn clothes and the new stuff I got for gifts recently washed and put away. Today I am planning on going through all of the bins from the girls of 0-3 and Zander's to see what she can wear so I can get it all washed up. Craig got the bins out for me before he left for work. I need to also in the next week get a bag packed for the hospital. I hope I can remember everything I need.

Here are a couple pictures from the last few days!

My toes painted, lol!!

Zander in his outfit he picked to go to the Dr. He even got himself dressed!

Alyssa's Birdhouse she made with her daddy for a school science project.

The finished thank you cards with glitter on all of the feet...

Here is a card I made for Aubrey's teacher for the blanket and bunny she made for Autumn! The picture is a little blurry..

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Only 1 weeks left.....

On bed rest that is....... I have an appointment Thursday, I am hoping my Dr will do an ultrasound.

I made thank you cards today (31 to be exact) for my shower and for anyone else who has helped out. It was fun but very time consuming!!! I am trying to decide if I should put the glitter on the feet like I did in the close up picture. What do you think???

Monday, January 25, 2010

Today's project....

Today I made and finished what I could for the girls Valentines goody bags. After watching a video from, she gave me a great idea to made these for the girls to give for valentines day instead of buy ugly valentines day card. I just need to get candy, fill the bags and attach them to the toppers. It was a super easy project and fun but it took me all day because I did not have all of the same color paper. But here are 2 pictures of them.

Sunday, January 24, 2010


I had a relaxing Saturday, I made about 7 bows for Autumn. It took me most of the day and finished them up today. I love making them. I bought little headbands on ebay so I can attatch the bows so she can wear them. I just hope the bows are not way to big :)..... Now I just need some brown and pink ribbon so I can make a few bows to match all of her brown and pink outfits. If only I could go to the store;).. Here are a few pictures.
The one with the flowery ribbon is from the package Liz sent me. I loved it!!! I wish the white and yellow one layed right or I noticed it when I was taking the picture it was one of my favs!!!
The second picture is some bows I made awhile back for the girls...

Saturday, January 23, 2010


I have been having contractions most of the day. Not consistent but now they are starting to get strong and closer together. I think I am going to go to bed and see if laying down will help. I hope so, she cant come yet. I have nothing ready!!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A great suprise box!!!

Yesterday I heard the door bell ring and did not know who it could be. Well, it was our mail man with a suprise box from my amazing thoughtful friend Liz!!! It was amazing opening, I could tell she took the time and thought about every detail. I love you girly. She wrote the sweetest note. Here are pictures of my amazing package! I just realized you can click on the picture to see the picture up close!

Isn't the packaging awesome. Each group of items were packaged like that...
Stuff for Autumn...

Candy, NUMMY!!
Two super cute shirts, lotion and nail poish.. How did she know my toes needed a little color??
Zander got some super cute books he was so excited to open them!!

LOVE this shirt!!! I am wearing it today!
Some insperation!!!
Liz again THANK YOU so so much!!!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

35 weeks

Only two more weeks of bed rest. I finally made it to chiropractor, wow was my back and hip in pain!!! They feel much better now that I got adjusted!

I never got any scrap booking done, I have been so lazy, I have done nothing. It has been a hard couple of days, everything has just been bothering me noises and my kids have been arguing and fighting. Craig has been working late so it is hard to be alone with them and try to do as little as possible. I am always relieved when he gets home!

Nothing to exciting going on just thought I would do a small update and post a few pics of my HUGE belly!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Once a week....

So back from the doctor, from my second appointment of the week... Dr. Kasko said I dont have to go back for another week, so now I am back down to once a week. Such a good felling, lol. Still have to be on strict bed rest and meds for another 3 weeks. But at least I can pick up my kids from school and dont have to go sit in the dr office for hours 2 times a week ;)

I have been so tired the last few days not really sure how that is possible when all I do is sit around but I am........

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Hospital again....

So Autumn thinks she needs to come out now, I guess..... I ended up going to the hospital yesterday in the afternoon. I had been having lots of pressure and contractions. I decided I should go and at least see what was going on. Well, they did all of the test as I had last time, everything came out good and I was monitored for about 2 hours and they gave me a shot to stop the pressure and contractions. They sent me home on strict bed rest until I go in for my check up on Thursday.

It has been a very relaxing day. Nora took Zander to school with him this morning and brought him back about 10:40. Priscilla came and brought us lunch and dinner for tonight. The salad she brought me for lunch was so good!! What a blessing!!! Zander is just watching TV and eating the rest of his lunch and I think I am going to read.......

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

What to post about???

Well, nothing to exciting going on..... Still on bed rest and sitting on the couch. I made two cards the other day, finished a book and half way through a new book. Today I think I am going to scrapbook, Craig took my table and moved it this weekend and I forgot to ask him to put it back so today before the girls left for school I asked them to move it. Which they did and helped me set it all back up. I hope I get some motivation and get some scrapping done!!

I so want to go shopping for things I want to get to organize Autumn's clothes but it will have to wait till after the 2nd. Then I should be off bed rest. I might actually wait till after my shower on the 6th. Yes, that is right I get to have a baby shower, I am so excited!!!! I have not had one since Alyssa so it will be so fun to get a few new things for Autumn! I have been so board, I made a baby registry at Target, so silly but it was fun to make a list of wants and needs..... Not that I acspect anything from it but it was fun and something to keep me busy, lol!!

If I get anything done today in my scrapbook I will take some pics and post them.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Can you believe it, 2 post in one day...

Well, I got the most adorable handmade gift from Aubrey teacher today. She is AMAZING!!! I had asked her a couple months back how much a blanket would be and she was like I don't normally charge. So today Nora dropped off a crocheted blanket and bunny. Pink and brown my favorite!! I absolutely LOVE it and I was so surprised!!! I will have to make her a card and a little thank you gift!

Something very ironic or it was a God thing ;).. Each of my children have a little animal that represents them by a gift they were given as a baby. I actually wanted Autumn to be a bunny because even in my belly she reminds me of a little bunny!! I also bought her a little outfit to come home from the hospital in that is pink and brown with a bunny on it and a little matching bunny blanket.

Here are a few pictures of Autumn's sweet gifts and I will share the diaper bag my parents bought me too for Christmas. LOVE IT!!!

What I do all day.......

Sit on the couch, try to read, surf the web and now I am trying to scrapbook. Borrowed a table from Nora and it works perfect because it is low. The girls set all my stuff up for me and now to get to work on Zander's book. I would love to finish it before Autumn come. I still have at least 4 weeks on bed rest so it is possible. Here are a few pictures of my new home, lol!

This is were Zander plays everyday in the TV room with me every day, with his hungry hippo game and his Lego's. Oh and he sits next to me too and watches TV too.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

LONG day!!!

It has been one of those days that you just want to go back to sleep!!!! Or maybe it is these meds I am on. AUGH!!! Everything is bothering me today and I keep having contractions. I need to get out of this house today but I can't :( .... I want to go shopping or something but I am stuck on this couch. I know I should not complain but it has just been a LONG day!! Tomorrow will be better!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Please pray......... updated

We are so blessed, our pastors wife came over yesterday and went got us a few grocery's. Today she came back, made us lunch and dinner. She is going to make us dinner tomorrow night also. What a wonderful blessing to us, takes a little burden off of Craig. But while Priscilla was here today she got a horrible phone call from her mom, Her mom has cancer!! So very sad, please pray for her and there family!! Such a sweet lady!

I just wanted to clarify Priscilla is our Pastors wife not Priscilla Finstad.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


Well, I thought I better update. Lot has happened since I updated a few days ago. First off I spent about 5 hours in the hospital on the 29th with contractions. I went in to the clinic and was monitored and was having contractions every 5 mins. so they sent me over to the hospital. Rachel L. Came and stayed with me at the hospital so I did not have to be alone, Which was super sweet!! After a shot of trebutaline and an ivy of fluids, they go my contractions to stop. They sent me home on meds every 6 hours and told me to take it easy. I was so glad to be able to go home and not be stuck in the hospital!! I went back in on Thursday to be monitored for a while and they said I need to come in twice a week and be on bed rest. Not fun but thankfully my hubby is the best!!!!

While I was in the hospital Nora kept the kids and they made cookies with Rachel, they loved it. Oh, I just have to add, Zander was all concerned and very serious!! Zander said don't put espresso in that cookie, that's our favorite dog! To CUTE!!!!!

Happy New year, we had a low key new years eve and actually went to bed before 10. But New Years Day we went over and hung out at Nora and Rex's. Was nice to be with people and not be stuck in the house..... and eat nummy food!!!!

So now today is Sunday and I am sitting her waiting for Craig and the kids to get home from church. It has been relaxing to be confined to the couch or bed. I just feel bad Craig has to work all day and then come home and clean, make dinner and do everything I normally do. But he really has been wonderful. He told me I can make up for it once Autumn comes.

Mommy love you Autumn stay in my belly for at least another 4 or 5 weeks. You have to come home with me from the hospital, I could not imagine leaving you at the hospital!! Grow Grow and get strong!!