The official due date is tomorrow, March 15th. Ahh! We are getting pretty anxious to meet the little dude! And honestly, as easy-ish as this pregnancy thing has been (knock on wood for an easy-ish delivery!), I’m ready to not have a giant belly and you know, park my car in the Target parking lot without getting stuck between car doors, ha! Oh and not having calf cramps anymore, that is a fun thought! Fingers crossed about those calf cramps. I’m not a fan. And on top of all of that, we get to smooch and cuddle our itty bitty human so very soon… It’s gonna be awesome!
Here’s a fun collage pic of the belly starting at 9 weeks!
This was the first time I looked in the mirror and really noticed a bump! I was 17 weeks and in a public restroom, ha! (This was an instagram.)
I also thought it would be fun to do a little round up of all of the bambino related posts on C.R.A.F.T. so far. First thing is first, I spilled the baby beans to y’all on Sept. 24, 2013. I actually did a little foreshadowing earlier with gender reveal party ideas on Aug. 29th!
Mama and I were excited about operation decorate a nursery, so the nursery plan happened quickly! I made a list of my 10 nursery must haves on Oct. 15th and oddly enough, I ended up sticking pretty much to the plan! I had to dress the bambino up in his first costume for Halloween. Andy loves when I dress him up too, ha! (Remember Fred Flintstone?!) We were Bob Ross, a happy little tree, and a squirrel! Oh and I rounded up 22 more fun pregnant Halloween costumes here. Here’s our family of 3 costume…
October 18th was the very first baby craft… I gave a Craigslist rocking horse a makeover!
Let’s see, then mama came to Austin and we made big progress on the nursery! We painted it white and deemed it the igloo. I added black vinyl triangles to the crib wall.
Baby D got a crib and a mattress (those things should really be sold together!), and I started playing with accessories. (More on that here.)
Then, we found out he was a he! And we decided to to a joint Andy b-day/ gender reveal party complete with a cotton candy machine and a giant pinta that fell on my head. You can see a few blue guys attempting to sprinkle out…
What’s next? With ugly sweater season upon us, I made the 3 of us some festive wear for 2 little Christmas shin digs we attended… Check out these awesome, DIY tacky Christmas sweaters! My sweater was a giant ornament complete with 3 little cacti at the bottom (Andy, me, bambino).
Me and 2 of my prego blog girls, threw ourselves a little B is for baby, blogger, book shower!
Then we needed a place to store all of those books, so Andy built and I painted some DIY ledge shelves for books and pictures… 7 shelves for $65 bucks!
Mama and I made super easy valances for the nursery… out of insulation and felt!
Then I had my first of 2 baby showers in my hometown of College Station! The shower was black and white and even had a DIY onesie station!
The bambino and I went on a few plane rides throughout pregnancy (Minneapolis for Bloggy Boot camp, Anguila for fun, St. Barth’s for turkey day/ babymoon), and his last airplane ride was to Salt Lake City for the Cricut Explore launch party! I was 33 weeks prego! Oh and I crafted up a little embroidered burlap canvas for his room and that paper deer head is from the Cricut event!
Mom and I did some more nursery work… we made envelope cushions for the IKEA hacked benches!
I had my 2nd baby shower in Austin. It was crafty and star themed! Baby D is very loved (or uhh spoiled, he is after all, the first grand kid on both of our sides)! (More on that modern star themed baby shower here.)
I did 32 week maternity pictures with my fave local blog girls, Kristen! Love how they turned out!
What else, oh yea, Andy and I got a wild hair and decided to start a major bathroom remodel 8 weeks before baby is due! Ahhh! We ended up not doing as much of it ourselves as we would have liked, but we got it done! And I freakin. love. it. It’s so, so, so, much better. It’s beautiful! Andy snapped this pic of me and the bambino on our 67th trip to Home Depot in the 8 week period… I am 35 weeks pregnant in this one (that’s another instagram)!
And one last fancy 39.6 week pic for y’all… this was yesterday! I even posted a bare belly 39.6 week pic on instagram!
Anyone else about to pop? I’d love to hear…