Friday, January 25, 2013

5 Weeks (1/22/13)

This week Baby K is  the size of an appleseed! I'm still feeling mild cramps, and a sore chest. I've started having to go to the bathroom more frequently, no nausea though! Everything seems to be going along well.  I can't wait until we get to see what our little one looks like! I found a cute large cream colored teddy bear to take the baby's monthly pictures with. No change in my belly pic this week, but I'm going to continue to take them for documentation sake.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

4 Weeks! (1/15/13)

Today we found out our family is growing by 2 little feet! Baby K is the size of a poppy seed this week. I've been feeling ok overall, only a few waves of nausea and a sore chest. I've had some mild cramping that started at 3weeks along, which made me wonder what was going on in there. We had been doing the Natural Family Planning method and I had been taking my basal body temperature each morning before I got up. My temp didn't drop after ovulation as it usually did and just kept getting higher, which was unlike my usual cycles, so I started to suspect right away. I was supposed to "start" Monday and we decided to wait until Tuesday morning to test if I hadn't seen "Aunt Flo" by then. I ended up taking 3 different tests over a few days to "make sure". We are very excited and so are our families! We are due September 24th two days after our anniversary. I hope the baby doesn't come on our anniversary, just so it can have it's own day.
This is the official test we took Tuesday morning that told us Baby K was coming!

I took this one Tuesday night. I was just curious to see if the second line would show up in the evening. It sure did!
I took this test Sunday just because I was being neurotic and freaking out that something was wrong. The test line popped up even before the control line. 

Here is my 4 week belly shot. No difference yet. Please excuse my messy hair. It was the end of the day and we had been all over announcing the big news.

What a difference a day makes!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Goals for 2013!

I thought I'd share my goals for 2013. I'm sure I will think of more things to do but this is what I've come up with so far. Some of them are things that won't take much time and some are things that will be ongoing. I will try to update either monthly or quaterly on my progress.
  • Read the Bible all the way through
  • Create and stick to a cleaning schedule
  • Start and continue couponing
  • sew an apron
  • compile and maintain a household notebook
  • make vanilla extract
  • make a pumpkin pie from a pumpkin
  • make liquid soap
  • switch to all or at least 90% homemade cleaners
  • make a wreath
  • make and use only homemade salad dressing
  • get into a workout routine
  • make bath salts
  • make tortillas
  • make a skirt
  • do one pinterest activity per week
  • make wedding photo books
  • decorate for "each" holiday
  • lose 10% of my body weight
What are your goals for 2013? 

Homemade Beeswax Lotion Update!

My skin has been so dry this winter. Well actually it is every winter, but I used the last of my homemade beeswax lotion and misplaced my beeswax in the move. I haven't had a chance to make a sugar scrub again and my skin has been suffering terribly. I finally ordered more beeswax online and it came in Wednesday. I received some essential oils for Christmas and also ordered more along with the wax. I made a new batch of lotion as soon as I opened my packages. In this batch I made it as directed in my original post and added a mix of lavender and tea tree essential oils to it, both are supposed to be very beneficial to your skin. I typically do not like lavender scented things but the lavender essential oil smells different and good, I think because it is more natural than the perfumy lavender. The tea tree oil is a kind of odd smell and pretty much covers up the lavender smell. I slathered it on the night I made it and, like every time I make it, I was amazed in the difference in my skin when I woke up the next day. Has anyone else tried it?