Friday, October 28, 2011


Well, here I am.   4 days away from my due date and just playing the waiting game.  We shall see when she comes, but honestly, I have no idea.  Could be today, could be 2 weeks from now!  I've been killing time by working on some designs and watching a lot of On Demand tv.   And taking some photos of Gibson..


I've been trying to figure out how to use the actual settings on my camera (I usually just do auto) so I can take some nice photos of my daughter (we've opted to do our own newborn photos).


I always love the Gibson looking out the window shot :)




Serious Gibson.

One of my last errands I had to run before baby comes is to get Gibson a special 'Big Brother' gift for when we bring the baby home from the hospital.  I settled for this cute squeaky hedgehog ball (Martha Stewart no less!):

I think he'll dig it.  I've also been letting him inspect all the baby clothes and diapers and gave him 'the talk' about the fact that there will be another person living w/us soon.   That counts as 'preparing pets for baby', right? haha

This weekend is Pumpkin Fest here in town, and it is the most wonderful time of the year ;)   Our house is decked out nicely..


Complete w/matching corgi!


I heart fall :)


Ok, that is the end of my randomness.   Hopefully the next time you hear from me, I'll be a mama!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Mommy & Gibby Time

Well, my last day of work was on Friday and now I am just playing the waiting game until baby comes.  I've been trying to get things done around the house and spending time w/my two guys before the little lady makes her appearance.  This means Gibson has had lots of mommy time the past few days.   I've been trying to spoil him a bit, so we've taken fun walks and have played lots of fetch.  Oh and there has been lots of this:


He is being so snuggly! And he's been curling his head right up against my belly.. almost like he knows that his little sister is in there :)


And look how crazy my belly looks.. It is so shifted over to the right.  She loves it over there!  Does that mean she'll be right handed? lol

Anyways, I'm enjoying this time w/my first kid, Gibson.  Hope he's enjoying it too!  Your life is about to change, kiddo!

Friday, October 14, 2011

Wellness Check

I lost Gibson last night.   I found him 20 minutes later under our bed.   But that has nothing to do w/the title of the post does it? So let's back up a bit...

Last night I took Gibson to the vet for a non-emergency!  Woohoo.  Just his annual Wellness Check and he passed w/an 'A'.  The only thing negative the vet had to say about him was that he had 'Stage 1' plaque build up.   Makes sense since I've been seriously slacking in the teeth brushing department.   Whoops.   Guess I should start making a point to do that more regularly (instead of when we just can't take his stanky breath any longer).   His weight only increased 6 oz from last year.. he was 23.9lbs, which the vet said was perfect.   Ben and I were thinking he's been looking kind of skinny.. but I guess that's just compared to most other corgis.   So, anyways, yay for a good checkup!

Now, back to me losing him.    I woke up in the middle of the night last night..   This is nothing new.  I always do around 2 or 3 to pee or to stretch out a leg cramp.  I was about to get up when I heard it... *CHIRP!*    Seriously??  We just went through this smoke detector battery nightmare (did I blog about this? I forget)  a month ago and it's happening again??  It sounded somewhat distant so I knew it was downstairs so I headed down that way.  As suspected, it was our freaky Co2 detector, that we JUST put new batteries in.   I think it is just mad at us because it is more than 5 years old.   Luckily, a change of batteries fixed things (for now), but I'm guessing we need to get a new one of these stupid things.

At this point I realized that I haven't seen Gibson curled up in a corner somewhere shaking.. and he wasn't crawling on top of us in bed to save him.   So, I started looking for him.  I looked everywhere. Twice.  I looked again and started having a heart attack when I couldn't find him, so I woke Ben up and he turned on the light so I could look under the bed.  There he was.  Like a dork.   And he stayed there til this morning... *rolls eyes*

So, that's my story.   Today is my last day of work.  Scary stuff.   Quite bittersweet...

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Bumpdate: 37 Weeks

37 weeks today!  Can you believe it?  This means that I am technically "full-term", so it is safe for me to give birth at any moment.   Talk about scary!   My last day of work is Friday, which makes things even scarier!! But, exciting, of course, at the same time :)   I just can't believe that I am going to have a baby soon.  Seems like yesterday I was becoming a corgi-mama for the first time!

How am I feeling?   Ehhhhhh.. not the greatest.  I am huge and lugging around 25-30 extra pounds isn't easy.  My feet and ankles have been swelling and most of my shoes do not fit... haha.   Exercise  has pretty much been narrowed down to walks w/Gibson, but apparently walking is the best thing for preggers anyways so oh well.

Speaking of Gibson... we had a party over the weekend w/3 babies under 4 months old and he was such a good boy!   He did not bark at any of them, so yay!  And he also stayed in our yard w/o a leash on the entire time.  It was awesome, I was proud :)

So, yesterday my boss decided we should be off for Columbus Day, so I took the time to finish the nursery!!  And here it is:

I love it! :) The blanket, pillow and bedskirt were made by me!

Here is the other side:

Here is the 'storage wall' w/my homemade curtains for the closet.   Notice anything corgi-licious? :)

This artwork is the inspiration for the entire room.  Ben bought it in San Francisco back in April!

Changing table (with a billion cloth diapers), rocker and paintings!

These paintings were done by me in highschool, and I decided to finally get them framed to hang up in the nursery!

The adorable decal!  Love it so much :)

The little hedgehog is a tribute to our hedgehog, Maeby, who died a few years ago.  And more owls :)

That's it.  I love it :)   I'm so glad that it is done!!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Calendar Corgi of the Month: Herman!

on the wall

on my screen

Mr. October

Name: Herman
Blog: The Adventures of Killer & Fruitbat
Corgi Parents:Lesley & Al

Herman Cuteness:

October Calendar Ideas
(it's a great time to take those photos for next year's calendar!)

- Fall
- Pumpkin Patches
- Leaves
- Halloween

Note: Every month I'll be featuring the corgi of the month on the "Corgis (with blogs) Calendar" and giving tips on the types of photos I'll be looking for for the current month next year.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Soakin' Up the Sun

It is gorgeous here in the midwest.  All week it has been in the high 70's and sunny during the day and then nice and cool at night!   While I do miss wearing my cute boots and (maternity) sweaters, I can't complain much about this weather!  Pretty much perfection.    Gibson thinks so too.

I always wake him from a deep sleep when I come home for lunch, so he's kind of out of it when I let him out to potty.  He struts out to pee and then  usually runs back in to get his treat.  This whole week, however, he pees and then walks over into the sunny grassy area and 'makes love to the warm grass'...  Like so:

Mannn, it sure is nice out.

Hmm what to doo?

I knows!

*Face plant*




Ohhhhh yeaaahhhhh  that's the stuff.

10 minutes later, we go back in for a treat ;)  He loves warm grass!

Hope it's beautiful where you are too!  Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The 2012 Corgis (with blogs) DIGITAL Calendar now available!

The digital version of the 2012 Corgis (with blogs) Calendar is now available!  100% of the profits will be donated to the Lakeshore Corgi Rescue!   Purchase may be made through paypal by clicking the buy now button below:

2012 Corgis (with blogs) Digital Calendar

When I receive your payment, I will send you a link to download the calendar.  Please be certain that the email that you use is the email you would like me to contact you at.  If it is not, add your preferred email address to the comments box at check out.

So what is the digital calendar exactly?  Well, basically you will receive 12 background images for your computer and it will look like this!:

Picture 1 Picture 2 Picture 3 Picture 4 may june july august september octboer november december

Each month, you can change your background image on your computer to the new calendar page!  Each 'page' looks just like the printed calendar, but it also features a mini calendar of the current month. The file that you receive will include both fullscreen and widescreen images to fit any resolution of monitor you may have.  Let me know if you have any questions, thanks!
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