Sunday, May 29, 2011

I'm making a quilt!

It's no secret to anyone who knows me that I sew. I love sewing. I've been doing it since I was at least in 5th grade..maybe longer. So of course I'll be making anything fabric that goes in the Beans room (and some non-fabricy things). I've been on the lookout for the perfect quilt pattern to use, since this whole quilting thing is new to me. Well...I found it!

I know, I know....super cute right?!

Mine will be different colors, and the backing is actually a prequilted fabric (gotta love short cuts). I don't quite have all the fabrics that I want to use, as I have been slowly gathering different ones I find. I'll also probably have more than the 6 different fabrics in the quilt above. I'm thinking 12 different ones. I'm so so so excited I found a photo (and tutorial!) for one that I love!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Decisions, decisions...

*First let me say I posted twice today so don't forget to keep scrolling after this post to read some more!

Since I've decided that we're going neutral-y I've been trying to decide what color to paint the dresser/buffet/changing station thing. Here is my inspiration for the whole room.

I love love love the gray walls...and that piano?! AMAZING! I've been thinking that's the way I want to go with the dresser. What little kid can say they have a turquoise dresser in their room? I won't be doing brown curtains in the room, I'm actually going to use...drop cloths. You know, like the ones you buy when you paint? I know that sounds crazy...but check this out.

I love them...they're so light and airy looking..which is totally my thing. They're made of cotton too. Plus I've seen tons of different ways to add stuff to them. Ribbon, paint...etc. And can I tell you that they come in packs of 2 for....$9.97. Yes sir, thank you very much. 

I absolutely love the idea of a turquoise dresser in the nursery. I have thought about it from day one. That was...until I saw this...

Check out that yellow!!! Now I have no idea what color to paint it. I'd like to get it painted soon, so I really need to choose a color.

I also can't decide if I want to do all four walls of the nursery solid gray or if I want to do the crib wall like this...

I loveeee stripes. I think it would be a fun way to add something to the room with out putting too much color on the wall. I'd like to avoid painting the walls with any 'real' color since we're still going to be in an apartment (or townhouse...whatever) and when we move out we'll have to cover the walls and I'd like to keep it pretty simple to paint over. I plan on using colorful/playful/fun art on the walls to add some pops of color in the room. I found these prints, by a photographer that goes by Bomobob. The type of photography he uses is one of my favorites! They look vintage and are awesome colors too.

Now question, what color should I paint the dresser? Turquoise or yellow? Help me decide!

I took another test....

If you've been following this thing since the beginning (Monica), you know that I took approx. 5329 pregnancy tests. And by 5329, I mean 6...but still I took quite a lot. I did take another test, but it wasn't another HPT....I took...

The Drano Test.

The Drano test is a test where you pee in a cup, and someone else (preggos can't do this because the fumes are dangerous)...pours your pee over some crystal Drano. It bubbles and apparently smells awful. I was on the opposite side of a closed sliding glass door watching my dear friend Jess perform the task of pee-pouring, so I don't actually know what it smells like, but she said it was AWFUL.  The color of the pee/Drano mixture determines boy or girl.

Every website I read on how to perform the Drano test said not to take it seriously. Let me tell you this...EVERY person that I have known that has done the Drano test, it has worked for him. My own mom and her best friend from high school did the test when they were pregnant with my brother and Sue's daughter Kourtney (who are only 1 day different in age), and it worked for both of them! I also read multiple discussion boards and 100% of the people who commented saying that had tried it (usually including friends they also tried it with), had it work for them.

Okay, okay Katy...get on with it. WHAT DID YOUR TEST DETERMINE?!


So we could possibly have an Isaac! I'm not going to go out and buy this little guy an entire wardrobe or anything, but I'm pretty sure it's a boy! I 'felt' boy even before the test (and a TON of people said I look like I'm carrying a boy...or boys). We only have about 3 weeks until our doctor appointment and we'll find out for sure if we're having Isaac!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I found it.

I have been on the search for the perfect duvet cover for our bedroom. You know, for the King size comforter that we don't have....but we don't even use a comforter anyway. Matt's body temperature is literally 1,000 degrees plus the dog basically sleeps on top of me...aaand I'm pregnant. So it is usually pretty warm in our room.

I figure the duvet cover would look nice on our bed with or without a comforter in it. It would also be a little longer all the way around without the comforter in it, and we need that...since we don't have a bedskirt either.

If you haven't noticed I've been a little slow on decorating the bedroom.

No one really see's the bedroom anyway.

I'd like to start gathering our stuff and planning our rooms for when we move. Because we will have to know to make more room for the Bean.

I love 'light and airy' but with bold colors...if that makes sense. For our bedroom I'd like to have yellow and a light light aqua color with lots of white. So here's the duvet cover I found...

aaaand it's only $37.99. WITH FREE SHIPPING. I love

Gahhhh if only we had the money for it! It's perfect!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

List of things I'm excited about/get excited about

Here are a few things I am excited about....or things I get excited about.

1. The baby. duh?
2. Florida in 22 days. double duh?
3. I get super excited when I open a new package. Doesn't matter what it is...I love that it's new. Brand new make up is one of my favorite things to open...specifically mascara
4. I get excited when I find an awesome mascara.
5. I get excited when I find new a new shampoo that rocks.
6. I (genuinely) get excited when Mean comes on the radio. I find the song incredibly hilarious. Especially because it's about John Mayer.
7. I get excited when I hear Justin Timberlake is going to be on SNL.
8. I am excited that people actually read this blog. I'd be more excited if they commented :)
9. Florida in 22 days (did I say that already...who cares I'm pumped.)
10. I get excited when I organize. Even though I'm actually not very organized at should see my sewing corner.
11. I also get super excited when I find an awesome app. Especially when that app helps me remember things. Because let's be serious...I didn't have that great of a memory BEFORE preggo brain kicked in.'ll be lucky if I remember your name. And I am almost not kidding.

So this app I found? it's called ColorNote Sticky. It's basically post-it notes for your phone screen.

That isn't my exact screen...but basically that's what it looks like.


Seriously...I can make a grocery list (and open it and edit it if I need to right from my home screen), and a list for the stuff we still need for vacation, a list of what to pack for me, and a packing list for Matt. Because I WILL forget something without a list. I can also make reminder ones if I don't need to make a whole list. I have one of those that says 'Get suitcases from mom'.

I seriously love this app.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

12 weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 12 weeks
Size of baby: Baby Davis is the size of a lime (2 inches!)
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I have no idea!
Maternity Clothes: Pants and a few shirts, but I can still wear regular shirts too
Gender: Don't know yet! (take the poll and tell us what you think!)
Movement: Last night! I swear it!
Sleep: My back is KILLING not so great.
What I miss: coffee
Cravings: a specific dinner my mom used to make me when I was younger
Symptoms: Bathroom trips
Best Moment this week: Feeling the Bean move!!!

A couple nights ago, I was trying to get to sleep. While laying there and counting, I felt it...I felt the Bean move!! I have read tons of articles..yada, yada, yada... that say first time moms usually don't feel the baby move until 20 or so weeks. Which would mean I'm about 8 weeks early, but I know what I felt! I described the feeling to a couple moms and they agreed. I have also read some stuff online that said feeling movement early can also mean twins. Just check out my 12 week bump to guess why everyone thinks the Bean is two Beans...or Beanettes...or a Bean and a Beanette. I have a confession to make.

Matt and I actually want twins.


I did, I did in fact say Matt and I want twins....because we actually do. As crazy hard as I'm sure it is, I would absolutely love it. Matt wants twins because he thinks, then it will be many years before we have more. Because we want a big ole' family. He's probably right though...

We'll see in a couple weeks when I go to the doctor!

I have also been sleeping like CRAAAP. On Tuesday, I slept about 2 hours because I couldn't figure out why it felt like I was having a heart attack. I was literally in tears. Not only was my heart attacking, my back was on fire/throbbing aaand I had a headache from Hades. It was awesome. Only...not so awesome and a lot more terrible. Turns out I was having a case of heartburn that could only be described as literally my heart was burning.  So I popped a couple Tums and in about 4 minutes I was fine, as far as the heartburn went. My back is really really killing me. It hurts during the day, but it really really hurts at night. I can almost never get comfortable, unless I'm too tired to even notice. I gather it's from my ever growing chest region.

I know all of this pain and uncomfortableness (word?) is for the best cause ever!

Saturday, May 14, 2011


This WILL happen in the nursery. How stinkin adorable is this?!?!?

It hit me.

It finally hit me.

I'm going to be a mom.

Now, don't get me wrong. I have been excited since day one, but it never really hit me. Like really really hit me. (Might have something to do with not being to the doctor yet.)

Today, my mom and I went to a friends garage sale and bought a stroller (Eddie Bauer brand for $10...amazing) and the CUTEST little elephant rocker (Also $10...aaand she paid $100 for it 13 years ago and it looks almost brand new...and it's been through three kids...amazing). I am so super pumped about garage sales.  Anyway...

I'm pushing the stroller to the car and it HIT me. In a few short months, I'll be pushing a baby in this stroller. My baby. Like...a little human. Half Matt, half me.

A frickin baby.

And I got a little choked up.

A BABY! A little human...a little bit Matt and a little bit me.

Simply amazing...

*I apologize for all the baby posts, buuut let's be serious...what else am I supposed to think about! So deal with it. :)

Friday, May 13, 2011

A whole bunch of random stuff

This post is going to be super random. So if you get through all of this post and can actually follow it I'll give you 1000 awesome points.

Random #1: I'm feeling better about the whole 'not going to the doctor' thing. Plenty of moms have told me that nothing exciting happens during the first trimester (you know except the whole listeningtotheheartbeatthing).
I still would love to know that everything is progressing the way it should but I'm trusting in God!

Random #2: Walter is FINALLY starting to shape up. He still has his mishaps. Would you like an example? Well lets just say we have gone through every set of sheets that we have and are currently using a flat sheet laid across the bed and two crocheted blankets as a 'comforter'. We thought since he was getting better we could trust to leave the bedroom door open (while we're home...) and allow Walter to sleep in there. Yeah....awesome idea.  But for the first time today I came home after dropping Matt off at know poop mess. Hallelujah! He ALWAYS poops on the floor the minute we walk out the door. Literally I took out the trash once and came back and he had pooped. Even though I had taken him out to go to the bathroom 5 minutes before that. Anyway, he's doing much better now. He doesn't go on the carpet and does go on the tile by the front door. I think he's starting to realize if he doesn't shape up...I literally will put him on craigslist.

And yes I have threatened him with this.

And yes, I know he's a dog. Don't judge.

Here he is in one of his favorite sleeping positions.

How this is comfortable, I will never understand.

Random #3: I start at a new/old second job next week. (Hopefully Wednesday). I'm back at the daycare in Whiteland that I worked at for 6 months last year. It's only 3-6 Monday-Friday, so I'm totally okay with that. And those hours will be AWESOME once the Bean comes and I go back to work. We'll now be able to get a new (to us) car! WOOP! No more me driving Matt to work! The car we have now works...and that's just about it. She gets us from A to B (sometimes). I just don't feel comfortable only having one semi-reliable car when the Bean gets here.

Random #4: I am annoyed by literally everything lately.  People that randomly walk by at work, family, friends, the dog, the vacuum cleaner, having no space in this tiny apartment, the way the couch looks, not being able to sleep on my stomach, the creepy kid next door, people asking me if I've been to the doctor yet...uhh do I need to keep going? I know it comes with the pregnant territory but I feel bad because things that don't normally bother me, are bugging the crap out of me. I'll be standing there, and something happens and I get SO annoyed and then I act like a jerk. And the whole time in my mind I'm thinking 'Katy you're acting like a jerk over nothing!' but I can't seem to's very frustrating.

Random #5: Matt and I started a chore chart. Have I mentioned that? Why did we start a chore chart? Because we're apparently 10 years old and can't do housework. No seriously...I am not, nor have I ever been a cleaner. I mean, I'll do it...but I hate doing it, so it usually takes a really really long time for me to do the chore. It makes me feel like a terrible housewife. I mean Matt works ALL. THE. TIME, so the least I could do is make sure there aren't hair dryers/straighteners/bobby pins/etc all over the bathroom or piles of dishes in the sink.

Wow...I'm glad I just shared with you that our apartment is a disaster.

Well I'm getting my act together because of the Bean. Everything I do now is for that little Bean and I love it. :) I have actually been doing pretty well with the chores since we started the chore chart.

Alright...pretty random post so if you did get through it...1000 awesome points to you!
I'm off to do some dishes!

Thursday, May 5, 2011


That title is my angry title.

The day started out awesome. I actually found a place where I could take a pregnancy test for free and get a doctors note from that place. By the way...this was a huge thing. I went to the preggo test place. AND THEY WERE GREAT! The ladies were super nice and at the end they even prayed for me and the baby. They even gave us a cute little sleeper, some diapers and a few other things. So after my wonderful trip there, I went straight to the enrollment center for healthcare.

They were jerks.

And guess what I found out? It's going to be another 11 days before I get my FIRST interview for the healthcare. THEN it'll be another 3 or so weeks until I find out if I got accepted.

Go ahead do the math.

It's going to be AT LEAST 4 more weeks until I get to go to the doctor. COMPLETE INSANITY!!!!!!

I will be in my SECOND TRIMESTER before I can go. Seriously. By this point...I'm crying. So I talk to a friend who had to get the same healthcare and she said she went to her doctor before hand because of how long it was going to take and then they reimbursed her. Well guess what...I, of course, can't do that. I called my doctors office and they said because I have already applied, they can't see me until I get accepted.

I MEAN WHAT THE CRAP?!?!?! mjkaflsdjfl;kasjdl;fkja;f UGH!

I immediately get off the phone and bawl my eyes out.*

Basically there's nothing I can do. The nurse at my doctors office said that as long as I'm taking prenatal vitamins and continue eating well and exercising then I should be okay.

But lets be serious. not going to the doctor until my second trimester is NOT okay.
ugh. That's how my day went from awesome to awful.

*Someone please tell me I'm not the only pregnant woman to cry on the phone when talking to a nurse or doctor.

10 weeks!

So I didn't take a 9 weeks photo (spaced it) and I decided to just do photos every 2 weeks. Excuse this pic...Matt took it using my phone.

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 10 weeks
Size of baby: Baby Davis is the size of a prune
Total Weight Gain/Loss: I've probably gained a pound
Maternity Clothes: Pants but no shirts
Gender: Don't know yet!
Movement: Nothing yet...I can't wait!
Sleep: Still sleeping really well
What I miss: Coke
Cravings: Salsa and jalapeno poppers...basically anything spicy
Symptoms: Just really sleepy and hungry
Best Moment this week: Finally going to the doctor today!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Restaurant Style Salsa!

I seriously love salsa and chips. I've been known to eat salsa and chips as an entire meal. I LOVE going to Mexican restaurants and buying the salsa to go (mostly because they also send bags and bags of those chips home with you too...and those chips are RIDIC amazing!) So I was seriously craving some restaurant salsa today but it's kind of expensive to buy from the restaurant. So I found a recipe online. LET.ME.TELL.YOU.


But was delicious...and super easy. I followed the recipe pretty exactly and it was super spicy. The only difference is I didn't add the cumin and I only used one can of Rotel because it was all I had. I can only imagine how spicy it would have been had I used 2 cans of RotelI'm a heat lightweight but even Matt said it was hot and he loves spicy food. Here's the recipe straight from the website (Pioneer Woman ). By the way...don't even try and get me to eat the jar kind of salsa from the store. nas.tay.

1 can of whole tomatoes and juice
2 cans of Rotel (with the green chilies in it)
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 jalapeno split in half and then sliced (leave the seeds in for the spicy version!)
1 clove of garlic chopped
1/4 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Juice from a lime
An entire bunch of cilantro

I'm a cilantro freeeeak. I put in the whole bunch (minus stems) and I probably could have put in some more. It has soooo much flavor. If you don't like a whole lot of cilantro then don't add a whole lot. And...I'm sorry if you don't like cilantro. That's pretty sad for you. :) 

So just add all the stuff into a food processor or blender. It makes a HUGE batch. But it seriously won't last long. Here's what I'm going to do differently next time.
Either get rid of the Rotel all together and just substitute a can of tomatoes. Or use one can of Rotel and cut the seeds and veins out of the jalapeno. Also, I added a little extra sugar. You won't need anymore salt though, because the chips you'll use to dip have salt on them!

This is actually a really cheap recipe to make too! (Gotta love cheap and delicious.) (ahem. That's what she said)

Summer is around the corner....I think?

So I'm pretty sure we've had Spring around here...maybe? It's been crazy cold for this time of year and has rained (at some point) everyday for what seems like a month. Possibly more. Either I'm buying a boat or telling people I live in Seattle.  So since Summer comes after's my list of why I can't wait for summer...

1. Warm weather
2. Don't have to wear makeup
3. We find out the sex of the little bean!
4. Being outside!
5. Photo Shoots (hopefully!!)
7. Concerts!
8. Cookouts!
9. 4th of July (my second favorite holiday)
10. We find out the sex of the little bean! (wait...did I already say that?)