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Bed Rest & Blessing

Posted by aeopi on June 25, 2011

So for those who haven’t heard yet, I’ve been secluded to bed rest for the past week and some…we had a scare, lots of contractions, but everthing’s ok as long as I sit still and drink water.  Boooring, lonely and harder than expected with a two year old at home and LOTS to do to get read for baby.  I am 35 weeks today and little MJ needs to stay put for at least 2 more weeks, if not longer.  I go for a sonogram on Monday to check on the baby and have my next OB appt on Tuesday.   I’ll do my best to keep the blog updated. 

However — this all turned into such the blessing today!  My wonderful family (April, Teresa, and Karen) came over today, kicked me to the couch and finished putting together my nursery for me!!  They did laundry and took more home with them to finish and bring back.  They went shopping to add some missing touches to the nursery!  They added special touches that I would have never thought of!  They even took Owen home with them when they left to watch him for the rest of the night while Chris is at work.  They are truly amazing, lovely, special women.  I hope they understand how much I truly appreciate them for doing this.  So, now I get to show you all what the nursery looks like! 

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Posted by aeopi on May 26, 2011

This blog post is taking way too long with way too many difficulties…

I went to my second sewing class last night…made the pillow below.  It was pretty easy after sewing circles for Audrey’s gift!  (excuse the lighting, it was late and I used my phone for pics…)

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Posted by aeopi on May 26, 2011

I promised to keep you posted and I finally sticking to it….here are some photos of the finished ‘porta-part-tea set’ I made for Audrey!  The set includes four placemats, four napkins (with pompom fringe!), 8 felt cookies, and a table cloth that has a drawstring to turn it into a bag to contain all those items plus the tea set (that I forgot to take a picture of!).  I got the tutorial from here.  You can also see a picture that Chuck sent me of the whole set up in Audrey’s room, I guess it was a hit!!

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Potty Training

Posted by aeopi on May 9, 2011

So, I have to start out by saying, I’m one lucky momma!  Owen got the hang of peeing in the potty down in one day.  Now, that’s not to say we haven’t had small accidents here and there.  But, for the most part, he’s peeing in potties all over town!!  Now, pooing…that’s a whole n’other story.  He does it once, then forgets the next time and poos in his pullup or underwear (which is grosser than in a diaper).  I think we’re getting there and we’ve bribed him with big boy underwear (see cute pic below!).  Anywho, think happy pooping thoughts!!  And wish us luck!

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New Craft Table and No Excuses!

Posted by aeopi on May 9, 2011

Well folks, here it is!  My Mother’s Day present – a new craft table set up in our bedroom!  Now I have no excuse not to finish all the scrapbooks I’ve started and complete some sewing projects!  I’m going to start my first sewing project today actually!  Going to make a special gift for my neice who’s birthday is this Thursday.  I’ll keep you posted on how it turns out!  But for now, here’s a couple pics of my new table and O of course.

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My How Life is Moving

Posted by aeopi on May 7, 2011

Well, I officially suck at blogging these days. And I apologize for that. So, let’s take a moment to reflect on what’s been going on since my last post in March!

In April, I started being able to feel Mary Jayne moving inside of me, and man she hasn’t stopped. She is the busiest little thing in there – and strongest I might add. She’s throws some kicks out there that literally make me groan! It’s unbelievable to me how active she is, as I’m pretty sure Owen was a lazy baby compared to her.

We are heading into the home stretch, at my next prenatal appt on May 23, I will be 30 weeks – which means 9 more to go! I start my bi weekly appointments and hope that all goes text book perfect, as it has so far. 

Owen and I took a weekend trip to Oklahoma City over Easter weekend with Gram, Pop, Aunt Jackie and Cousins Jack & Kate.  We went to go celebrate Grandma Betty’s 90th Birthday and Easter.  We had so much fun!  Owen sure loves his Oklahoma family and was chasing those big kids all over the yard.  We had an Easter Egg Hunt that Cousin Courtney helped Owen find eggs in – they scored too!  Look at all those eggs!

Actually, I believe everyone scored!  Look at all those happy kids!  Such a beautiful family!

Happy Birthday Grandma Betty!  Thanks for having all of us!  We had so much fun and can’t wait to come visit again!

Here’s a few fun shots of the three cousins in the hotel while Gram, Pop and Aunt Jackie went to Church.  They had a blast with each other, as you can see. 

Last weekend, I had a beautiful shower at my dad’s house, thrown by Karen and Julie. Unfortunately, I didn’t take many pictures, as I was too busy talking, eating and opening presents. But I did get this one of the crazy, awesome cake they had made for the shower.

Yes, the bird house is a cake!

I also got this picture of all the lovely gifts that my wonderful friends and family bought for MJ and I.  MJ got so many cute clothes that her closet is already busting with dresses!!  I can’t wait to play dress up with her! 

Thank you to everyone for the beautiful gifts and love for MJ and her family.  We love each and every one of you. 

All those gifts have come a long way to helping us finish up the nursery.  I promise I’ll post pictures soon!  We did get the bedding (Thank you to Linda and Jack!) from pottery barn that I had originally liked.  And Chris has painted the walls a nice barely yellow shade that give the room a pretty glow.  Now we’re working on finishing touches.  So stay tuned. 

Now, onto my own adventures!  I took my first sewing class last week and have made it my new goal to begin sewing some handmade clothes for MJ and Owen and some gifts for friends and family.  I’m so addicted to the ideas in many of the sewing blogs I’ve started reading that I  cannot wait to get started.  I know I have a long way to go – but just for fun, here’s my first project!  A fun pillow case for owen. 

Along with this new determination to sew is also a goal fo finishing the many scrapbook projects that I’ve started (wedding, honeymoon, Owen, MJ).  So for mother’s day Chris is letting me creat my own little craft nook for sewing and scrapbooking!  I cannot wait to post a finished picture! 

Well, I think that’s the last two months in a nutshell.  Take care everyone!  Love you all!!

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It’s a…

Posted by aeopi on March 2, 2011

Yesterday I went in for my second trimester screening/sonogram. Baby looks healthy and has a strong upper lip. Extremely low chance of having downs! Brain, tummy, spine all look good!

And the news I know you’re waiting to hear….We are having a girl!!!

We plan to name her Mary Jayne Brundage (no you can’t call her weed).  We’ve already picked out bedding  for her and can’t wait to start buying girly stuff!!  I’m in love with the owls in her bedding!  Now, to figure out how to design a little girl’s room without going into pink overload….we are thinking yellow.  :) 

On the Owen front, he still doesn’t understand that he’s going to be a big brother, but we talk to him about it as much as we can.  For those of you that haven’t seen him recently, he is growing by leaps and bounds!  He got moved into the Two Year Old classroom in his school in February and is talking in full sentences with like 5 words or more, counting to ten, singing (some), running really fast, jumping, and even learning to peddle a bike!  He’s also picking up bad habits, like my least favorite saying ever – “No Way Momma!” and has started telling Chris and I what to do.  Sit Down, Don’t Touch, Be Quiet, Don’t Cry (this one makes me laugh), to name a few.  He’s become more outgoing and friendly with friends and family as well. 

I’m starting to go through all of Owen’s clothes, etc. to see what I can use for MJ and what I can pass on to anyone who’s interested.  If you what to lay claim on some little boy clothes, let me know now.  I am probably going to sell his bedding, so let me know if that’s something you might want also. 

Anywho…as always, we love you all and keep in touch!

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Early Screen — Check!

Posted by aeopi on January 19, 2011

We went to have our Early Screen Sonogram done on Monday. Baby looks healthy and big. It’s measuring a week older than what my due date is. The baby’s nasal cavity, lack of thick neck skin and size all lead the doctor to believe the baby won’t have downs syndrome, yay!

We weren’t able to find out the sex — the baby was busy doing flip flops, just like it’s older brother did during this same sonogram!

I’m in week 12, so into the second trimester I go, thank goodness! Hopefully fatigue will fade soon!

Anyhow…until next time, no news is good news!

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Brundage Bump #2

Posted by aeopi on December 20, 2010

Well folks, guess it’s time to start blogging again. Chris and I found out we’re going to be having a second baby over Thanksgiving. No, we weren’t trying…it was an oops. But we’re excited about it nonetheless!

We’ve only had one doctor appointment so far. Pretty much I’m destined for a C-Section on July 25th (so mark your calendars now). She did say if all is progressing really well and the baby drops this time then we can discuss a vbac, but we’re just going to put that out of our minds for now.

Anyhow…stay tuned for updates. We’ll try to be better at posting here and not just on facebook. Love to all!!

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Summer Video 2

Posted by aeopi on July 5, 2010

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