This past week has been a little all over the place for me.

Last Friday I got an exciting call from my cousin telling me she is having a boy!
All day thoughts of our little ones playing together ran through my head.
Will we have two little boys running around? Or a girl and a boy just like her brother and I were!
Either way, the thoughts were so fun and exciting. Making me even more excited for this little one to come.

Later the same day I got another call from my dad, letting me know that my grandma who was in a bad car accident was not going to make it after all. They had been optimistic that she would recover despite her many injuries, but a cat scan revealed that her brain had pretty much shut down. They were taking her off support, and it was only a matter of time.

I knew for a few days before, that this was a possibility, but I don't think I really let it sink in. It has been about five years since I've seen her, and was really excited for her and my grandpa to come out this fall to visit us all and meet mine and my cousins new babies. I didn't want to think of that not happening.

It's crazy to think how quickly things change.

She passed away the next morning.

It has hit me little by little all week. Remembering little things here and there. How she taught me to use a sewing machine when I was just a little girl. The goofy songs she would sing. How no matter what, she was always happy.

I'm trying to stay positive, that's what she would want. It's hard, but I'm trying.

They say that new life makes losing life easier to understand... It really does. Not any less sad, but maybe easier. We are saying goodbye to a great lady, but getting the joy of new little ones to love immensely.

That is how I'm staying positive. Remembering the past and embracing the future. Being Happy.

She always did.


Hey everyone! I hope you have had a great week! I know I have!
I've mostly been doing baby prepping, but we made it out to the beach a few times too!
I only have a few pictures this week, so it's short and sweet!

I've been working on a few baby sewing projects this week. The big belly isn't helping much!
I made a few up-cycled wool soakers for baby. They turned out pretty cute, and cost about a dollar each!
I don't know where this little guy came from, or if it's a good or bad bug, but they are all over the garden!
Stopped at the beach just to check out the waves, and look for whales. He saw one, I didn't. I always miss it!
Have a great Friday, and enjoy the weekend! Especially if you are lucky enough to have a long one!

Bump Day: 36 Weeks!

How Far Along: 36 Weeks! Only 4 weeks {give or take} left!!!

Size of the Baby: Crazy fruit comparison: A honeydew melon! In real measurements: about 18 1/2 inches head to toe and weighs over 6 pounds!

Maternity Clothes: A little here and there, but mostly just making my other clothes work still.

Stretch marks: Still in the clear! Woot!!

Weight gain/loss: I'm up 23 pounds now, and it's pretty much all belly! Which makes me think baby is bigger than 6 pounds already!
Sleep: Hit or miss! Definitely not sleeping through the night anymore though. And always making at least one bathroom trip a night now!

Best Moment of the Week: I just ordered the birth pool this week and realized how close we really are! Baby could be here next week really! Pretty awesome, and crazy too! 

Movement: Still moving a lot, but baby is running out of room, so it's more shifting than full on kicking.

Symptoms: I want to rip my leg off just to make my hip feel better! lol! It's driving me crazy... sitting, laying down, standing, stretching.... it always is bugging me!

Food Cravings: Nothing really... I think I'm actually having to make myself eat lately.

Gender: Getting closer to finding out! I can't wait!
Belly Button in or out: I had a dream last night that it popped, which in my dream meant baby was done 'cooking'... but it's still just stretched flat.

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nothing specific, but heartburn is driving me crazy lately!

Labor Signs: Nothing really, unless you count my hips shifting.
Wedding ring on or off: On, and still roomy!

What I miss: Sleeping comfortably! I want to lay on my stomach SOOO bad!

What I am looking forward to: Gathering and setting up for the birth. We are having a homebirth, so this week I'm getting all the stuff we need rounded up, and then get the room all cozy. It seems like a big final thing to do!

Getting ready: I've finally started tackling the sewing projects I want to have done before baby comes. It's fun making stuff for baby! I think once baby is here and I can do 'boy or girl' things that will be pretty fun too!

Emotions: Happy! I'm just so glad that we have made it through this pregnancy without complications! I feel like baby can come now and everything will be fine too, which is just a nice thing to have in the back of your head!

Stupid things I have done: Nothing specific, but I have such a horrible memory and attention span lately!

A day in nature

This weekend was so nice! We pretty much are in a coastal climate, which stays cool for the most part, but we are a short drive from some really warm weather. I think this weekend you'd call it hot, not warm! We left our house and it was about 75 degrees, got into the hills and it was 101 at one point! It was kind of amazing! We like the heat, it's what we are used to!

Being 100 degrees we went looking for water and a chill place to hangout for the day, we found the best little spot!
It was so nice! I think it was more like 90 degrees down by the creek, so it was perfect!
We spent the day just lounging, enjoying nature, and we even got in a game of cribbage!

We found the cutest little frog who kinda hung out with us too! I was hoping to see him catch a bug or something, but he was just hanging out.
It was pretty nice just spending the day with this handsome guy!
And since it was Mother's Day, and I'm pretty much a mother now Matt got in a big belly shot of me! Beware, it's big! Oh, and in a bikini! Lol!
I can't believe that my belly has another month of growing to do!

On our way out {and while we were there} we noticed a ton of trash everywhere! Mostly beer bottles and cans left by a bunch of drunk idiots. I really don't get the whole 'leave your trash all over the place' thing! So, we decided to go around and pick up all the bottles and cans we could see... while still in my bikini too! 
 Made for a funny picture, a big preggo lady holding multiple beer cans! lol! But seriously, this was a pretty small spot we were at, and look at how much crap we picked up!
I'm sure none of you would leave such crap behind, but do me a favor and punch anyone you see doing this square in the face! You can tell them it's from me! We picked up what we could, but there was broken glass all over the place! It looked like people were intentionally throwing bottles into the creek! I really don't know what is wrong with people... I'm assuming they were dropped on their heads or something!

Anywho.... It got me thinking, if all of us awesome, un-douchy people spent a few minutes picking up what these morons leave behind wherever we are, it totally could make a difference. We probably spent about 5 minutes and made a big difference in this one spot. If I actually had gloves we could have done even more. {there are somethings I'm not touching with my bare hands!}

Even just picking up one thing on the street or on a trail here and there adds up! So think about it next time you see trash somewhere. It's not your responsibility to clean up after others, but it sets a good example, and maybe it will start a chain of good deeds! Who knows?!

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend, and now week! I know I did, even on trash duty!

One more month!

I can't believe it, but we are officially one month from baby's due date!
I know baby will come whenever he or she is ready, but still, the fact that I can say it's only a month away now, is blowing my mind!!!

I decided I wanted to celebrate this milestone, and kick off what will be an exciting next few months on the blog. I mean, it doesn't get much more exciting than a new little miniature human joining our lives!

So, I want to offer a special to all of you who might want to sponsor Oh So Nifty during this exciting time!

That's right, anyone who sponsors Oh So Nifty this month gets a free month of ad space! Actually, I am doubling it, so the more you buy the more you get!
Also, at the end of the month I will randomly select one of my new sponsors and they will get an additional 6 months of ad space for free!
There are no codes to use, just buy whatever size ad space you want, and for however long you want, and I'll double it! Easy peasy!

Hope to see you on my side bar soon!


Things have been a little slow here on the blog. I guess I've been slightly preoccupied lately. It might be this giant belly I have going on! Lol! Here are some instagrams from the past few weeks.

Found an awesome heart shaped rock!
Testing out the new stroller
I managed to see this caterpillar crawl onto this snail. Kind of amazing!
On our way to the beach!
Amazing spring garden salad!
Got this new iPhone case from pen&paint. It's so cute! I love it!
Flowers from the garden
Found this little guy on the trail the other day.
So, that kinda wraps it up... critters, food and garden. It's our life lately. Oh, and a little baby too!

Bump Day: 34 weeks!

How Far Along: 34 Weeks! Seriously feeling so close now!

Size of the Baby: Crazy fruit comparison: A small pumpkin! In real measurements: almost 18 inches head to toe and weighs over 4 and a half pounds!

Maternity Clothes: A little here and there, but mostly just making my other clothes work still.

Stretch marks: Still in the clear! Woot!!

Weight gain/loss: I'm up 19 pounds now, baby must be on a growth spurt! 
Sleep: Not horrible, but I can't stay in one position too long. My hips are killing me at night!

Best Moment of the Week: Matt got to witness the crazy rolling and break dancing that baby does, this week. Every time I tried to show him before baby would stop! 

Movement: This little one doesn't stop! Okay, it does for a while, but most of the time it is moving all around. Baby started kicking, or maybe grabbing, a weird spot this week. it feels SO uncomfortable, and the little stinker won't stop!

Symptoms: I think the weight gain is catching up to me. My feet and ankles are starting to feel sore. Nothing horrible, but I'm noticing it now.

Food Cravings: Pizza! lol! I made some a while back, and want to make it again pretty bad right now!

Gender: This has been on my mind more this week than it has been this whole time. I don't know if it's just because we are getting closer to meet this little one or not, but I can't help but wonder!
Belly Button in or out: Stretched, I think it might be popping soon!

Anything making you queasy or sick: Nope, still feeling good!

Labor Signs: I'm pretty sure I still haven't even had any Braxton Hicks!
Wedding ring on or off: On, an still roomy!

What I miss: Beer! These warm sunny days just call for sitting in the sun with some chips and salsa and a beer! Just another year, year and a half to go! Maybe I won't even want one by then... maybe.

What I am looking forward to: Setting up all the babys stuff. We got a ton of baby books at the shower and I've already set up a little baby library! This kid is going to be a reader!

Getting ready: I've made my final 'what to do before baby gets here' list and am checking things off. It's a lot of stuff, but it's doable.

Emotions: Anxious, I'm not sure thats the right word, but something along those lines. I feel like we are down to the wire now!

Stupid things I have done: Nothing, I'm absolutely perfect! lol!

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