Friday, December 30, 2011

Christmas Review

I can't believe that tomrrow is new years eve. Where has this year gone?

We have defiantly had our ups and downs this year. I say with the exception of my dear Vision Passing it has been a pretty good year, Sure I still don't have a job. BUT I have a baby on the way and that more then makes up for anything that went wrong this year.
RIP Vision Boy.. I still miss you everyday

So Let's see Christmas was great this year, It was quiet but nice. We had a very low key Christmas but everyone had a wonderful time.

We got to meet Damien's brother new girlfriend and she is very nice. I knew I eventually being surronded by guys they would have to get girlfriends and I would not be the only girl We are happy for him, he deserves and nice girl and Erin seems very nice.

From Left to Right.. Chris,Erin,Anthony,Me and Damien
We were so happy we actually got the house done in time and it looks great! I don't know about you but Homemade gifts out trump big expensive ones anyday and I got a couple of thoughtful gifts from Damien this year..

He made me 2 things:
A frame with the Babies Name on it.. Only 4 more weeks til we can put her picture in there

A Bracelet that says Mommy <3 Leighla
He got me a couple other things also but these were the best I thought.
I also got a :
Mr.Coffee Keurig Single Serve
From my mom and step-dad which is awesome! 

35 Weeks - My mom likes to cut off my head in

Our Christmas Tree and Presents this year

The Annual Brothers Picture. there is no denying these guys are brothers.. Oldest to Youngest Left to Right

So I would say Christmas this year was a success and next year will be even better because we will have our Precious little Leighla!

Speaking of the baby, Had my doctors appointment today and everything is still great. Doesn't look like she will be early at least not according to this appointment we will see what next week brings. I now start going every week until she decides to make her appearance into the world. I promise pictures of her nursery soon. It is just about done. My mom ordered the crib and dresser today and we just have to put up some decals on her wall.. 

So all and all we had a wonderful Christmas and We can not wait to start this new year. It will defiantly be a different year for us. But we are so ready and Cannot wait to meet our little Girl! 

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday Season also!

Shelly <3

Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Time is Here..

Blogger changed something and I could not figure out how to make a new post.. Luckily I figured it out.. lol

Well I am not sure about everyone else, but Christmas Is just sneaking up on me this year. I can not believe that tomrrow is Christmas Eve already, we always do Christmas Eve at my Mom's Downstairs, and then Damien's Family comes over to our house for Christmas day. We do not even have to leave the house for either event, which is nice when the weather stinks and will be even nicer next year when we have the baby.

Surprisingly for Buffalo we have absolutely no snow right now and it doesn't look like we are going to get any. Which is ok with me. Easier to run out and get last minute things without fighting the elements.we are finally done painting the house, all but the kitchen and that can wait for now.

Now the task of putting it all back together in 2 days. Then Sweeping and Mopping the wooden floors. It is not going to be fun. We have not even put up the tree yet, so we still have to do that. We have a fake tree we bought a couple years ago, it goes together in 3 parts but fluffing up all the branches take forever!

I cleaned our bathroom and our kitchen today, and also make homemade sponge candy by myself for the first time. My friend made some last week at my house and taught me how. For doing it alone for the first time I think I did a pretty good job. At least it tastes like Sponge Candy and if you have never had it, you do not know what you are missing.

I am not sure I will get on in the next 2 days, so I want to wish all my bloggy friends a very Happy Christmas.. I will do a year in review before the 1st. though. This year has had its Lows as well as Highs. So I have alot to review. 

Hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas with their Family and Friends!


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas Spirit

There has been a lot of talk about trying to find the Christmas spirit this year. I admit it does seem hard. Being unemployed does not give you much money to buy gifts for people. I love buying people gifts and seeing their expression when they open a great gift. This year christmas will be small but it can still be good.

We are just about done redoing our house before Christmas and the baby comes. Which is a relief, I am pretty sure Damien does not want to see another can of paint for quite a while. But on the plus side it looks really nice.

The  babies room is just about done, and we can move all her stuff into her room and start organizing it, Its been sitting in gift bags since the shower in our dining room. I can not wait to decide what we want to bring her home in and what we want her to wear for her first pictures in the hospital. 

Time is flying by and I am already almost 34 weeks. Not to much longer and she will be here. And frankly we cannot wait to meet her. We are nervous but very excited. We are ready to meet our princess.

She is still a moving machine, if babies are supposed to slow down in movement as they get bigger she obviously never got the but that is quite all right. She can move all she would like. 

I have got a total of 3 presents so far, 2 are for Damien and as all he asked for were Marvel TShirts that fit him I think he will be quite pleased. I want to get him a couple more before Christmas, also his birthday is the day after Christmas so I have to get him something special for that too.

My friend Carrie is coming over tomorrow and we are making Sponge Candy, I have never made it before so she is teaching me, which should be fun. Well Off to BINGO with my mom, Hope we win that would take the pressure of no money for Christmas gifts away immediately. But even if we don't I am sure we will have fun anyway.

More tomorrow, as my next doctors appointment is tomorrow.

Til Then
<3 Shelly

Edit to add. Guess the Christmas Spirit is out there! We were told at the beginning of the year Damien's job was not doing Christmas bonuses this year.. He just got a surprise one, which was a decent amount, while we are not going to go crazy, it defiantly takes the pressure off a bit and we can have somewhat of a better Christmas..  I am so happy for him, He deserves it, he has been going in an hour early every day without being asked to and working his butt off.. It is nice they finally gave him something in appreciation.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Little Miss Dimples is One!!

Technically she turns 1 on wenesday but her party was tonight.. I can not believe its almost been a year from ..

Katie (2 days old) 12-16-10
To this :
Katie 12-10-11 (Almost 1)

Happy Almost Birthday Little Miss Dimples.. Auntie Shelly Loves you.. and pretty soon you will have a little cousin to play with.. 

Shelly <3

(pardon the shiner on her eye, the hazards of learning how to walk..ha ha)

Monday, December 5, 2011

32 weeks 2 days

So we are heading to the homestretch. 8 more weeks to go. That is if baby girl wants to come when they thing she will. It is all up to her. We finally decided on the color for her room after changing our minds 4 or 5 times. We bought the paint and started painting it yesterday so no turning back now.

I am taking pics as we go along so I will be sure to do a post on her room once it is all done. It is very girly so she better come out a girl as we are being told she not to mention all the girly clothes we have. 

I'm not worried though, I know she is a girl. This past Saturday Damien and I went through the 8 hour one day childbirth class at the hospital we are delivering at. All day 8am to 5pm. But I am glad we did it we learned a bunch and it was nice to have a tour of the hospital wing and nursery so you know where all this craziness will take place.

Our hospital wing seems smaller then some I've seen but still nice. It is all becoming quite surreal, esp. after the childbirth class.  I am pretty sure I am going for the epidural but I will try to do my best before we have to. Pain and me are not friends but I just have to remember that after all the pain I get a beautiful baby girl to take home and love.

Damien is really going to be a great dad, he is so excited. It's hard for him at times being his dad had passed away back in 2005 and his dad would have loved, I mean absolutely loved a grandchild and adored a little girl, since he had all boys. He will always be with us in spirit, and Leighla will know how great her grandfather was.

8 more weeks, only 2 months to go.. It is crazy how fast this has seemed to fly by. But am having a pretty easy pregnancy and can not wait to meet my babygirl.. Soon she will be here. and then you all will be subjected to 5 billion pictures of her! lol..

Til Next time