Friday, July 29, 2011

Big Baby

I met my new doctor this week. I really like her and felt comfortable taking her on as my new doc. I like her because she's Asian.. and when I think of Asian, I think of smart:) She told me some things that justify how I have been feeling lately. I feel GINORMOUS!!!! She said I am measuring bigger than my due date... or I am just going to have a big baby. That makes me happy... big baby=healthy baby:) So, she ordered me an ultrasound to check the size of this girl.

Eric and I went in for the ultrasound today. It was exciting to see our baby again. Before the tech began the ultrasound she said, "When it comes to ultrasounds, the babies don't get cuter the farther along you are." She wasn't kidding.. haha. She did a 3-D ultrasound which kind of creeps me out... you can see bits and pieces of her face, but then the rest is distorted or blacked out. But I will tell you now... she looks nothing like me and very much like Eric. Anyway.. I still have 5 1/2 weeks until my due date and my baby weighs 6 pounds, 8 ounces!!!! Boom baby!

Then the ultrasound tech told me and Eric some things I new already... what parts of my baby are jammed up into my ribs all the time. I knew it was her bum or feet.. turns out, it's both. In my left ribs, her bum is fighting for space, and she likes to kick and shove her feet into my right ribs. It's okay... I let her do it because she's my baby girl. I can't even remember what it's like to slouch... if I do, it hurts my ribs even more.

Alright, so I see my doctor again in less than 2 weeks... that's when we can talk about this ultrasound. I have a feeling she'll just tell me, "you are having a big baby".... but what I wish she would tell me is... "your baby is so big, let's just induce you and have her right now.".... or at least say, "Let's move your due date up a week." Let's do this already!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

My Wish Came True

Remember these beauties!!! I got them last night. When I woke up before Eric this morning, he said, "What are you doing?" I said, "I'm just dreaming about those dressers... oh wait, that wasn't a dream." Yup, these are mine forever. I am so happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks to my awesome mother-in-law... I don't have to dream about having these because now, they are a reality. Instead of pinching myself, I periodically walk into our second bedroom and just stare at them to make sure they are real.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Good at Being Bad

Eric and I love this video and so do our nieces and nephews. Happy Sunday everybody:)
Here is the link if you want to watch it in better quality.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

My Wish List

Ok, so I have been looking on craigs list for furniture under the "free stuff". We need dressers really bad for our second room. Nothing good was ever showing up on the "free stuff" section... and even when something decent showed up, the people would never get back to me. So I decided to look in the "not so free" section, and I found these beauties. I want them so bad... but they are way out of my price range.... especially because my price range right now is $0.00. I made a really super low offer that the owner might laugh at, but I couldn't help but take my sorry chances anyway.

Here is the link.

SF has some super nice things to offer because people who live here are RICH! (I think only the Ringer's can remember how me, Eric, and now Mont, say "RICH")

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

33 Weeks

My baby is supposedly the size of a pineapple this week. I have been feeling extra big these last few days.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Bassinet Project

Here is the finished product of my bassinet project! Thanks Sherry for letting me have your bassinet. I totally love it. Eric tightened all the screws so it is sturdy and good to go now. Thanks Melinda for helping me get the fabric. I had so much fun with this. For this project, I picked apart all the old fabric and used that as my pattern to sew a new cover. I reused all the piping and boning which was a nice and convenient option. I also made velcro closures on both ends so I can take the whole thing off and wash it in the future.

This is the new dust ruffle that ties on to the storage below the bassinet.

This is the fabric I used to cover the little mattress. I made two of them so I can put a new one on while I wash the other one.

Here is the pleated skirt around the bassinet. I know its not a big part of the picture, but all the solid cream you see on the bassinet is this new fabric that I love.. Forget Minky dot fabric, it's all about the Minky Paisley!!! It's so soft and cozy. This fabric is the reason why my project took a month longer than expected. I was just waiting for this fabric order to come into a local quilt shop in Vegas. I just couldn't settle for the white... I had to wait for the cream.

Thanks Sherry for the bassinet. My baby is going to LOVE it!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

My New Home

Sorry I haven't blogged in a long time. I have a few projects I want to show you guys but most of them are 75% finished and the ones that are... well I don't have pictures of them yet. I have been busy moving and getting back to, or I guess I should say "beginning" real life.

The Fake Life=
living for free.99 at the Ringers!
not having to grocery shop but having endless food
always having family to hang out with
having 2 homes to choose which meal we want each night of the week... or both!
Sunday dinners
a wonderful mother-in-law who let me take over half of her sewing room for 2 months...
... not to mention a sewing/project buddy... oh and did I say shopping buddy?
Blueberry Hills breakfast whenever we want
Eric not working or going to school
Eric gets to go to Honduras on a dental trip
Eric gets to take my ticket to go with my family on their annual Alaska fishing trip
having the best callings in church= substitute primary teachers :)
free internet, tv, and DVR

Real Life=
husband goes to dental school...
...guess that means I have to go to.
moving to San Francisco
living out of boxes and suitcases all over again
moving into a place that has 1/4 of the storage space than our last 2 apartments
(the cupboards are so narrow and shallow that our plates don't even fit!)
don't worry I got creative.. all our dishes are on our old book shelf
oh yes... I should have said the best first... our apartment is actually really nice.
rent that is over 2 grand a month. WHAT!?
no internet because we can't afford it... until we find other people to go in on it with us
(I am at the library! Eric had to use the internet to check some emails from his school, so I came along to use the internet too)

I am adjusting well for the parents who I am sure are wondering.

I have only had one melt down. It was our first day in SF. After Eric moved all our furniture and boxes into our apartment (all by himself because I can't lift anything except the pillows and couch cushions), we decided to go out for lunch. We GPS everything... which we wouldn't survive without. Eric suggested going to Fisherman's Wharf. I was a little hesitant but agreed. To get anywhere... the GPS takes us to the mouth of the Golden Gate bridge to get out of the park. Eric decided to go his own way and we accidentally got back on the golden gate bridge entrance without any exits and only one way to go... across the bridge. When we got across, we turned around to come back. We had to pay a $6.00 toll to get back into the city. I cried. Eric took me to get pizza on Lombard street (not the famous windy part... but the part that is close to where we live.) I didn't want to go to Fisherman's Wharf. I just wanted to go home and cry about how expensive this city is. After crying about the $6.00 wrong turn, parking money to get the over priced pizza, I just went home and took a nap. We haven't eaten out since.

Despite a bad first day.. I have had better days since. Our first Sunday was good. We know another couple out here from BYU and we got to have a Sunday picnic in their apartment with their family (we were going to go to the park but the traffic was too bad.. I loved it and the food was so good) On the 4th of July we met up with 3 other couples from our ward and had a picnic. Another day we walked down to the beach which is really close because we live on the coast.

There are 3 things that have kept me sane through this adventure:

1. ice cream... when we were at the grocery store for the first time... I was sad the whole time we were shopping because I am very familiar with the prices of food in Provo/Vegas and SF food is obviously more expensive. I was unit price shopping, so every purchase was a 1-2 minute decision to make sure we were getting the best price for the most food. We even wrote down prices and went to another store to compare prices. Anyway... during all this I was getting a little down. I passed the ice cream... came out of that aisle with a huge tub of vanilla ice cream and hot fudge. When I met up with Eric and the cart, I held up my impulse buys to him and said... "I need this to stay sane."
2. Costco (we went yesterday in Oakland to meet up with my brother Ben (our first visitor in SF!)... and I loved it so much because it is just the same... plus free parking!!!) We didn't have time or money to shop but I hit up all the samples. It made me so happy. Then Ben fed us lunch there... I love lunch at Costco!!!!! Thanks Ben!!!!! He also took us to an A's game which was so much fun.
3. The temple: Because we were in Oakland, we had to make the most of our trip, knowing that we would have to pay a $6 dollar toll to get back into SF. We went to the temple in Oakland. We did initiatory's and an endowment session. There's no better way to make you feel like you are at home than to go to the temple. Just another thing that you know is going to be the exact same when you walk in.

Well... when we are moved in.. I can take some pictures of our apartment. Our room and the kitchen is all moved in... but our baby's room has turned into the box room. It's all boxes of my sewing stuff, projects, clothes that don't fit in our closet, and of course baby stuff. Maybe someday we will really be moved in. Until then....

P.S. Eric starts school tomorrow.

And this is my new home. We live in the Presidio. It is a park that is at the southern entrance to the Golden Gate bridge. It is 3 miles from the school.