Thursday, August 21, 2008

12 more weeks!

Wow has another week gone by! It's been a week since I posted and it has gone fast. We had a nice 3 day weekend last weekend. It was our 12 year anniversary on Sunday. Nana watched Nicholas so we were able to go out to dinner at the Cheesecake Factory. It is nice to have a date night once in a while.

I also got a lot of scrapping done. I used every last bit of my August Color Me Daisy kit on some layouts and cards. On Tuesday we had an ultrasound to check on Jackson. I also got out of traveling to Denver this week for our annual finance strategy meeting. Can't go this year because of being pregnant. It is weird staying behind, I feel like I am missing out on something. But it has been nice to get to come home every night and not have the long meeting days and long nights at dinner. The office has been quiet and I've been able to get a lot done.

Jackson is a big boy. They estimate he is a little over 3 pounds. He is measuring about 2 weeks bigger than my due date. I am 28 weeks now. In comparison, Nicholas was born at 29 weeks and weighed 2 lbs.7 oz. I have been feeling really good this pregnancy, no signs of developing preeclampsia this time around. I am staying positive that it won't happen to us again.

Jackson is kicking a lot. He makes sure I know he is there frequently. It is a nice reminder. He was extremely cooperative yesterday during the ultrasound. As soon as the tech put the monitor on my stomach, he reminded us he was a boy. "All Boy". It's a good thing that we already knew, because there was no mistaking it.

Here are the pictures from the ultrasound:

It's hard to believe in 12 weeks he will be here. We better get busy getting his room together.

Here is some of the layouts and cards I did this weekend:

I scrapped this one from a challenge at Big Picture Scrapbooking's Big Wig Bash going on this week. I used Stickles around the edges of the scalloped paper to add some bling.

I made this card for Mike for our anniversary. I never know what to do with the owls and birds on patterned paper, and then this occured to me:

Here are a couple more layouts I made these from the remainders of the Color Me Daisy August kit. I used the Fiskars Leave it to Weaver punch to punch the slots to weave the paper and ribbon through on these:

I used up the scraps from the kit and made a bunch of cards, here are a few:

Color Me Daisy Sneak Peeks for the September kit are up, you can see them HERE.


Lily said...

awwww.....he looks just like you. Glad to hear you are doing so well. Wonderful layout. I especially love that rockin owl

Lily said...

awwww.....he looks just like you. Glad to hear you are doing so well. Wonderful layout. I especially love that rockin owl

Kristii said... sweet!! Not much longer, girl!!! You have been busy!!! fantastic work!

Mara... said...

I LOVE those ultrasound pics!!!! YOu totally rocked that kit, good for you using up everything! I love that about a good kit. :-)

J. Stitches said...

I know as an Aunt I shouldn't judge these sorts of things, and I'll deny I every did, but I think that Jackson wins the award for Nephew With The Most Awesome Name.

Come on, Jackson Carr? That boy should come with his own theme song. "Jack! Son! Carr! Super baby of awesome! Do-do do!" That's just a demo, of course. Mike would have to work out the tune.

Also, that owl card is super cool. You amaze me, Sis.

:: gingerkitty :: said...

Wow the baby is growing!

Monique said...

Lovely to see those ultra sounds, brings back happy memories! Hope all goes well for you two! And love those pages and cards you made!