Any given Thursday: Baby stuffs

>> donderdag 15 juli 2010

You know.. I’m so into baby stuffs right now, like nursery decorations, clothes, toys, whatever... I just wonder where that came from??!! Oh right, I’m growing a little baby myself! :) I’ve always thought baby’s were cute, even kids...since that’s prob. why I decided to work with them. But now-a-days newborn baby’s are EVEN CUTER. Can you imagine, well I can!! Yesterday one of the moms at daycare came to pick her son and she brought her 5 weeks old baby girl with her.. . I think she thought I was nuts, cause as soon as the she started crying, I pick her from her stroller and started cuddling with her... I was like, ‘in love for the first time’ !! haha But luckily I saw, that the mom was ok with it and saw she was thinking..’ it’s probably the hormones!’ LOL

Today marks 18 weeks and here’s what they say about the development about our little Dot...

Your Pregnancy: Week 18
Now that you're in the full throes of the second trimester, you're feeling—and looking—fabulous. So don't waste it! See friends (they've missed you since you moved your bedtime up to 7:00 p.m.), plan romantic dinners with your partner (you will miss those when junior arrives) and get active. Waterskiing might be a little too much but swimming and taking long walks are great for you and your bambino.

Your Baby
Your baby's ears are now facing forward and are completely formed so she can actually hear you talking now. You don't need to abandon your potty mouth just yet, but you might want to start thinking about it! Other highlights this week:
This week is also the beginning of ossification. And while that sounds like some long and involved paperwork you'll have to fill out, it's really a fancy medical term for the hardening of your baby's miniature bones. And that's a good thing.
Your baby's nerves are making more and more complex connections. Her sense of smell, taste, sight and hearing are all developing. A substance called myelin, which makes nerve connections travel faster, is now coating your baby's nerves.
Your baby now weighs between 5 and 7 ounces and is about 5½ inches long—about the size of a pickle from the corner deli. (You're familiar with pickles, right? Your regular accompaniment to a big bowl of ice cream?)

---- NOTICING the fact they’re talking about a SHE and ‘HER sense’... Does this mean it’s going to be a girl??!! hihi. Well according to my, my dad’s & my cousins feelings... who actually got it right most of the times, we think it IS A GIRL! But we’re not going to find out till August 3rd! Yeaah, my guy finally (or I probably convinced him, we just needed to know! LOL) decided he wants to know the sexe of the baby... But we did decided to keep it between the two of us (Like I can??!! LOL), but yeah that’s the deal... I can tell my BFF, cause a girl just has to tell someone, right?

Now onto the baby stuffs...
I’ve got tons of ideas to decorate the nursery (babyroom), but there’s too much to choose from, it’s getting hard. But before I’m going to make a final decision on the theme and such, I want to know what the sexe of the baby will be... And of course, we still need to find a new house to make the nursery in. But I’m sure we’ll manage and if not, we’ll stay here for a while longer! *sigh*

Wall stickers... Are defenitly my favorites when decoratiing the nursery...or really any part of our house. You can find these in any color, any theme, any size and I think they are truly adorable to place on the nursery wall. Some exsamples I truly love (with links)...

(all found at muurstickerwinkel.nl = dutch)


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These are pretty particular for Boys or Girls, which are so cute, but then these are probably ones, you’ll get enough of easily... But I also love these simple, more natury, more stylish ones... and you can pick out the colors for like the birds, leaves & trees yourself...



Removable Vinyl wall sticker decal Art-Season of Cherry Blossom branch in  3 color - (LARGE) - dd1013

Kid Vinyl Wall Sticker Decal Art- Lovely Pandas Having Fun in Cherry Blossom Field - dd1029
From designed designer on Etsy

I love the blossom trees, but also love flowery ones... big tress with leaves and such. I’ll tell you it’s hard to pick just one. But maybe, since the plan is to move anyways... I’ll get different ones, including ones for our bedroom :)

Then there’s pretty art prints, patterned wallpapers and what about these cute mobile’s...Made with paper or felt... available in different themes like these owl’s, hearts, birds, butterflies and much more....

Owl Mobile

Rainbow Kissing Fish Baby Mobile
I found these on Etsy.com... That site is truly inspiring when it comes to DIY projects. I mean, don’t go there to copy-cat brilliant ideas these people have. But it’s a great inspiration for making anything. And most things aren’t that expensive either and it saves tons of time when people already done it for you, right??!! :)

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So peeps, I think that was it and the inspiational baby stuffs for today... I do want to share one FUN party announcement today...



So if you’re ready for a party, hop on over to after five designs... Summer is coming to an end, and we are celebrating the close of the season with a month-long block party!!! The fun starts today till August 15th and there will be different activities each week, like: challenges, sales, contest and lots more... Go check it out!!





Have a great day and will see you soon! –xx-

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I’m still here...

>> woensdag 7 juli 2010

  and we’re both alive & kicking. Well the baby isn’t kicking yet, but I know it’s doing great! I’m 17 weeks pregnant and starting to feel lots better and got more energy...Although I have to say the hot weather here (and then there’s even a heatwave on it’s way) isn’t making it better right now, but I guess everyone here suffers from that!

But other then that I feel pretty and good and soooo relaxed at the moment. Especially since we just got back from a week vacation in the Belgian Ardennes... If you’re ever there, relax & please go sniffing up the beautiful nature there...the mountains & everything else nature created for us. I mean it’s breathtaking and it makes just feel very relaxed and you’ll even get a little closer to be one with nature! We both loved it...

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Oh yeah, these photos were taken with my NEW camera... The Canon EOS 50D, I upgrated from my 400D and I’ll tell you it was time! I had lots of time to try it out during our little vacation and I’m so happy... Although I’m not so happy with photos of me, but well... I’ve got that with every camera I can get my hands on! That’s why I’m always behind the camera, instead of in front! LOL


I decided today to let this blog be ‘just for fun’... I sometimes feel so quilty for neglecting this poor thing, but we made a deal today. Whenever I’ve got something fun to report or just whenever I feel like blogging, you can find me here. And guess what, my sweet bloggie agreed! :)

I do have tons of ideas in my head and going to share lots of things with you... Like if & wether we found the perfect house already, cause well it’s about time we found one that fits us. I mean we’ve been searching to buy our first house for what, 2 years now?? And the houses we saw just weren’t all that. We went looking at one Today and both liked it, but we’ve got another viewing this week, so we’ll see how that goes. Then there’s baby stuff like: decorations for the babyroom, clothes, furniture and everything else I love... And let me prepare you on that. I love lots of things and I’m also a little picky. But luckily my guy knows me and I can sometimes be a little missy perfect, but then when thinking of our savings for the house and such, I might have to deal with a little less for our little Dot... *sigh*

Well peeps....
Oh almost forgot... I wanted to close this up, but just have to share one (ok two) tiny things with you before I’m off to relax and enjoy our last week off (till Tuesday that is)... First things first.... Did you hear about the orange madness around here?? Well our Dutch soccer team made it to the Finales of the Soccer world cup in South-Africa and everyone has gone crazy!!! The last time that happened was back in 1974!!! Yeah waaay too long ago... But we’ve got an awsome team right now and tonight we’ll found out who our rival is going to be... Spain or Germany. Well honestly any of these will be fine, cause I know (actually just hoping) we will win anyway! hahaha

Now before I’m off to study and see our rival’s soccer game, I wanted to share this fun little video/song with you. Emma stone will be playing in a new movie soonish and I loved the preview trailer. It’s called: ‘Easy A’... Anyways while looking for new movies I also found this fun little video

and somehow I just love her acting and I wish I was like her... Well I am, but only in the showers! LOL  See it here!

Ciao!

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Lots of fun NEWS!!! Awsome NEWS!!!

>> zaterdag 5 juni 2010

The sun is out and summer is just around the corner... I can tell you I’m so ready! However there is a slight thing which will keep me from getting a nice, pretty tan and sitting in the sun for too long...........


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I’m PREGNANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Today I’m exactly 12 weeks!! We had this ultrasound made on Tuesday and I can tell you it was really emotional! We had our first ultrasound at 7 weeks and I can tell you, it did hit me we were pregnant, but the only thing we saw was a little dot. This time we were both in awe when we saw the first glimpse of our little baby. It looked like a little baby and it moved it’s legs & arms. It had me in tears... Ok, well here I go again.... LOL. After we took some shots of our little baby, they let us hear the heartbeat...uhm yeah again, I was in tears! It was so special and it made me realize, that I grow people inside of me! It’s truly amazing and we’re sooo happy!!!!

This week and I’ll tell you it’s probably the hormones, but I cried a lot... Even for the silliest things! But hey, they tell me it’s normal! :) The first 12 weeks went by so fast and other then I’ve been very tired I felt pretty good. No morning sickness or anything like that. I’m so lucky with that! :)

We found out on April 17th and I decided it would be fun to make a pretty pregnancy album. I told the girls from my CT’s and asked designers if anyone was willing to help me out, with making me a pregnancy kit. I made a color palette and within two weeks, I had two stunning kits to make the album with. Both Sandra from fruitlopp sally designs & Jasmin from Jazzmin designs made the kits. Let me show them to you...

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Aren’t these beautiful?? I think so anyway!! :) And here are two of the pages I made so far... still got a couple which are half-way done too, but these are ready for my album. I journalled a lot on these, but did it in Dutch of course :)

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One of my sweet online friends Ellie, also made me a beautiful page with a lovely poem....

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So yeah, I’m going to be a mommy. My due date is: Devember 18th :)

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Now on to some other fun stuff... During National scrapbooking day Miss Lizzy from Fizzy pop designs had a fun little challenge. She wanted us to post one of our favorite pages to this thread and of course I did. She was going to pick one lady from all entries and that one lady was going to win a 30$ GC to her shoppe and got to be her scrapping MUSE!!!
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Mmm, yeah that’s me!! I WON!!!! Really, I’m still soooo honored I got to be Miss lizzy’s scrapping muse, I mean how awsome is that??? I linked her up to my gallery last weekend and she choose 4 of my pages and turned them into templates!!

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Here they are, they just hit the store yesterday....Oh and if you hurry, you can still get them with 20% off... But I mean, HURRY!!!!

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And here are the original pages I created...

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I mean, isn’t that A-MA-ZING!!! Miss Lizzy you truly rock and it was a great honor that I got to be your scrapping muse!!! Here’s what the sweetheart wrote about this new template pack:


Next, I have a pack that I have been excited about for some time. It is my newest Scrapping Muse pack feat. the fabulous Petra (milo82)! Petra won $30 to my shoppe along with being featured all over the community as my scrapping muse.

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I think that’s it for today peeps, got a fun and busy weekend ahead...now wait, I wanna share that before I’m going to have breakfast... :)

Today is the yearly summer fair in the town my parents' live and I always go there. There are lots of fun stands who sell things like sunglasses, clothes, jewelry & such... there's music, food, drinks and I always see lots of old friends. I moved from that place like 7 years ago and sometimes I really miss bumping in to old friends, that's why I never miss this fair!

On Sunday we've got our yearly family day (every first sunday in June), which we always look forward to. I started this tradition the year after our grandma passed away... A fun way to still see everyone at least once a year. We've got a big family, since my mom comes from a family with 9 kids. This is the fifth year and every year some else else in charge of the family day. This year it's my aunts turn and it's always a secret what we're going to do, but somehow we always figure it out... except for this year. I've got an idea though, but she's very sneaky! LOL... So we'll see!! But I know it's going to be fun gathering with the whole family...

Have a great & sunny weekend everyone and ejoy!! –hugs-

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I'm 28 years of age and from the Netherlands...I'm an addicted digiscrapper, photographer, softball player, teacher at a daycare, fiance, music lover & soon to be mom.

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