Pinterest Challenge: Counting the Weeks

If you missed the news, I just recently announced that we’re expecting baby #2. Since good ‘ol Pinterest wasn’t around with Elodie & life was crazy back then, I didn’t really document the first one. I knew I wanted a chance to document this one! Thanks to Pinterest, I found the perfect way to do so…

This Pinterest challenge came at a great time for me for me to share the shirt I made.

winter-challenge

I pinned this shirt tutorial a while back and I was hoping I’d get a chance to make it soon. Not long after I found out I was pregnant, I knew this was the first thing on my to-do list.

I went to Target & bought a plain white maternity shirt, then to a craft store to get stencils & fabric paint. Unfortunately, unlike the tutorial, I don’t have the supplies to make 1-40 stencils like she did, so I had to do them all separately using 0-9 stencils. Mine was probably more time consuming than hers, but it turned out great! Also unlike the tutorial, I didn’t make my fabric paint; I just bought red & black paint.

Fabric Paint

Fabric Paint

The stencils I used

The stencils I used

Once I placed the first couple of lines.. it started off well!

The first few weeks

The first few weeks

Making Progress

Making Progress

But then, using the stencils over & over again with the fabric paint.. I ran into an issue.

Whoops!

Whoops!

So my smart hubby suggested that I use a fabric pen instead. Great idea, right? Except.. you’ll need more than 1! BUY SEVERAL!

After a second trip to Target to get another plain white shirt.. I was back in business again.

Fabric Pen

Fabric Pen

It was smooth sailing from there & turned out great!

The finished product

The finished product

I added the “due: 9.25” as an extra touch! You like?

I was about 5 weeks when I finished this… and looked like this

5 weeks

5 weeks

And 5 weeks later.. my belly has definitely “popped.” People tell me that’s normal with baby #2, but I’m not ready to be in maternity clothes quite yet.

10 weeks

10 weeks

10 weeks

10 weeks

Please excuse my hair in these pictures… it’s been a long day! Anyway, there’s my project! I’m so glad to finally share!

Check out these other wonderful ladies projects: Sherry, Katie, Megan & Michelle

Also, just for fun, here are the other 2 Pinterest Challenges I’ve participated in: Pillows & Dinner.

Happy Pinning!

xoxo

Ashley

Exciting Announcement!

If you haven’t already heard, Elodie has an exciting announcement to make!

The picture we shared on Social Media

The picture we shared on Social Media

Super Excited Big Sister!

Super Excited Big Sister!

She’s going to be a big sister on or around September 25.

As of today, I’m 9 weeks + 2 days pregnant. And yes, I made a shirt to document my pregnancy, but I’ll share more on that later this week.

Me today: 9 weeks + 2 days

Me today: 9 weeks + 2 days

We found towards the end of January when I was only about 4 weeks. I had taken a test a few days before, but I think it was too early to tell. I was convinced it was positive even then, but didn’t want to get my hopes up. One morning before work, I took another one because I couldn’t wait any longer. We got this faint positive, and along with other symptoms I immediately started feeling, I knew it was for real!

A faint positive, but a positive nonetheless

A faint positive, but a positive nonetheless

The day we found out

The day we found out

We went to the doctor this past Monday to finally see our little munchkin. Everything looks great & the baby is measuring right on schedule.

Cutest little gummy bear

Cutest little gummy bear

Chris and I are so thrilled! When we talk to Elodie about it, she understands very little, but is convinced it’s a “boy baby.” When we show her the sonogram picture she always kisses it & says “cute baby!” She’s going to be a great big sister!!

Also, we will find out the gender of this little one as soon as we can, but just like with Elodie, the name will stay a secret until his/her birth.

Obviously there’s lots more to be said, but I’m just glad we are finally sharing the news. I don’t know how people make it all the way through the first trimester or more to spill the beans!

Now that the news is out, I’ll have several more posts on how I’ve been feeling + belly pictures + plans for baby #2 and etc.

No more long breaks in between posts! I promise 🙂 Thanks for sticking around anyway!

xoxo

Ashley