~ While taking down the Christmas decorations on the weekend, I snapped some pictures of a couple of our newest ornaments this year.
Somehow I found the time to DIY an ornament with Audrey. Last year she made a handprint ornament so this year I wanted to do something similar. Possibly a new tradition? I saw this on Pinterest and it looked pretty easy. I only had to buy some brown paint since I had a bunch of red balls in my Christmas decorations. I originally was going to buy some glass ones- definitely glad I didn't or else they would have smashed within the first day on the tree!!
The weird dot on the top right of the ornament is just a reflection from the lights.
It was super easy to make- just a tab of brown paint on Audrey's thumb and pressing it onto the ball. She did try to scrunch up her thumb each time so I had wipe off the paint and re-do it a couple times to get it right. Once it dried, I drew the antlers and face with craft pens. I also put her name and date on the back. Add the ribbon to hang it and you are done!
Another favourite new ornament is another tradition in our family. Every year, hubby buys one of these personalized ornaments for us. For the first 5 years, they were just of the two of us but the last three have been different as our family has grown.
|How cute is this??|
~ Trying to not stress about this, since I am only 34 weeks but my MW confirmed today that baby is breech. There are still a few weeks for him to turn around before it becomes an issue but obviously if he doesn't it changes everything. It's interesting because all his hiccups are felt (and seen) on the lower left part of my belly (by my pelvis) but his head is actually up on the right by my ribs. My MWs said last time with Audrey, who was not breech but at one point they suspected she was, that where you feel/see the hiccups & kicks is not a good indicator of the baby's position. This little guy is a perfect example.
I also measured at 31 weeks, instead of 34 weeks, even though I've been measuring right on at each appointment so far.
He better turn!
~ I still haven't confirmed my mat leave start date but at least I have spoke to HR and my supervisor! Whatever it ends up being, the next few weeks are going to fly by!
~ Another busy weekend coming up! We will be focusing on the nursery, spending quality family time with Audrey, dinner with my family- we've decided to set up monthly dinners so that we actually see each other since spontaneous visits aren't happening these days, and I'm having dinner with a good friend that I finally managed to convince to move back to Calgary ;) It's going to be a good weekend and I'm not going to stress!
~ I haven't had much time to read blogs but from my browsing and from Instagrm, I've seen a bunch of 2013 Reviews being reflected on and 2014 Goals being set. While I would love to reminisce about 2013, it really was a great year, despite a few challenges that we encountered, I think my goal for 2014 will be to focus on the present. Worry less about the past, definitely don't worry about the future and just enjoy NOW. Part of that will likely include less time writing and reading in blogland, which I am having a difficult time accepting. I am thankful that Instagram allows me to have small glimpses of what others are up to, especially given that I can't always read or comment on other blogs but I do cherish all the friendships that I have made with other bloggers and that's what I don't want to give up.
Have a great weekend!!