oh the drama...
this week has been CRAZY and I'm so ready for the weekend. We have plans to spend a LOT of time in the nursery. I'm so ready for it to be done. We just got all of the fabric yesterday and the lady that is making the bumper pads and crib skirt is coming by this weekend to get measurements and start creating! I am so excited! I've been an etsy addict and have to keep my finger away from the add to cart button. I am looking for baskets and artwork to finish the room. I want to create something ourselves but fear we are running out of time. I'd like to hang some artwork over the crib but am not sure which way to go. I know it's not everyone's cup of tea but I really love sayings and letters. I'm also thinking a cool collection of wall clocks but not sure that I have enough time to curate that. I'm craving a day spent antique hunting for cool nursery accessories.
I'm feeling more and more pregnant and had my first wake up to tinkle last night. I was so confused when I looked at the clock and realized it was 3am. I went to bed at 9:30 and felt completely rested when I woke up. I really needed some catch up on sleep. It can't believe that baby will be here in 6 weeks omg. I'm working on scheduling newborn pictures and just ordered some outfits for the family to wear. We haven't had professional pics made since September and it's time to capture these crazy toddlers with their sweet little brother. I'm having internal debates over what to spend on newborn pictures. I want quality photos and all of the digital negatives but don't want to spend what we did on the twins. I found an amazing photographer (she is shooting my sister's wedding) but unfortunately, she isn't taking new lifestyle clients right now. Any suggestions for a natural-light photographer in Charlotte?
I guess I can officially declare that I decided to give up "highly" processed foods for lent. I originally was going to give up all processed foods but mama ain't got time for that right now :) I'm basically giving up fast food and sweets that I didn't make myself. People have accused me of using lent as a kick off to a diet but really it is amazing how many times I reach for a piece of candy or other processed treat and I think about why I can't have it. Each time I think about Jesus and the sacrifice he made. So far (only day 2) I like how this is working out for me. I'm also planning to try a Sunday School class. Attending church is great but I'm really feeling a need to get plugged in with our church and not be just another body in the pew.
I've been tutoring a LOT after school and it's wearing on me. I miss seeing my babies and keep them up a little later just for some quality time. I have sweet students that have requested tutoring and it's hard to say no (and the money doesn't suck either). I feel like we're going balls to the wall knowing that come April 18th we will have a MAJOR slow down (I know most people are thinking that a newborn will not slow our lives down but I'm pumped to be at home everyday and hanging out with my babies... not being at work will majorly slow our lives down) and I am so excited for it!
Jay and I are trying to plan a staycation babymoon for sometime within the next 4 weeks. We have dreams of sleeping in the heavenly bed at the Westin and going to a nice dinner uptown. I'm trying to decide if a night uptown, or a weekend at the Ballantyne Spa would be a better bet. Anyone been to the spa for an overnight? Any suggestions of other great Charlotte staycation ideas? My main goal is to eat great food, relax, and spend some quality time with Jay.