All Rowelled Up

All Rowelled Up
All Rowelled Up

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


6 Months. 6 MONTHS!!! I can't believe I am already that far along.  Baby Evelyn is going to be here before I know it.  We've done a lot in the past few weeks getting ready for her.  Her wardrobe has grown a little bit, her room is painted and the crib is up.  We have done our registering and keep adding to it every week.  We are ready!  My bump seems to be growing every minute.

I have to say that my second trimester treated me well.  My morning all day sickness went away. My appetite is slowly coming back.  Which may not be a good thing.  At my appointment last Monday I was up 14 pounds and I was told that was a little on the high side.  I walked twice last week and was a little more mindful of what I ate :)  Now that the weather is getting nicer I'm sure I will be taking more trips around the block.

I can't show you pictures yet of Evy's room cause it's not quite finished yet.  All the furniture and bedding is in but the walls are completely blank.  Not sure what I want to put up yet.  My biggest dilemma is deciding what to put over her crib.  I thought about the whole name thing but I really don't think I want to do that.  Don't get me wrong, I think it's totally cute and it was my first thought but I really think I want to go a different route.  Maybe a decorative E with some cute stuff around it??? Maybe a collection of framed art??? A sweet saying stuck on the wall????  I need some ideas!!!  Help me!

Other than this hold up, everything is going good.  Phoebe, on the other hand, might have something different to say about it.  Her crate has been in the "baby room" since we've had her (3 years now) and that's the spot she's used to.  Come Monday we had a little stand off in the kitchen.  Usually I tell her to go up and I show her a treat snack.  Sometimes she goes right in the crate, sometimes I have to give her a lick and then she decides she wants to go up.  Well, Monday she took her lick and took off to her old room only to find that the crate was no where to be found.  I directed her to her new location.  She stood in front of the crate and stared for a moment, gave me the elevator glance, looked back at the crate and took off to the living room.  I guess she decided she wasn't staying there that day.  This led to us having an almost wrestling match on the couch until I finally grabbed ahold of her collar and led her back to her new room.  She cried for a little bit and it broke my heart but the rest of the week got better. 

This week - so far so good.

Zach finally got to feel and see Evy move for the first time.  She has been a little wiggle butt for the past several days.  It feels so weird! Sometimes even makes me feel a little nauseated.  But I love it! It's pretty cool!!!

24 Weeks!!
I feel that I look really crazy in this picture.  I woke up at 2:45 this morning and haven't been back to sleep since.  I took this picture before I left to work this morning and was very shocked at how puffy I look and the dark circles under my eyes.  What is a fix for that?  I've already had 2 different people at work tell me about them.  I tried my best to take them out in this picture but you can only do so much with iPhoto.
Forgive the hair.  It went up because it's been very rainy and it would just be a waste of time to straighten it. 

A tiny preview of the room.
Phoebe's checking the scene.
Look at daddy go! 

Evelyn had a few surprises in the mail today.  
Of course daddy had to get her a Cardinals jacket!

Hope everyone is having a great week so far.

I'm doing my absolute best to enjoy mine.  The pregnancy hormones have struck big time in the past 2 weeks and for most of my day I spend it visualizing choking people out.

But only the ones who truly deserve it ;)



  1. April, you look gorgeous- just glowing! :)

    I love Evelyn's nursery furiniture and I realy like the idea of just doing an "E" with sentimental quotes/frames/decor around it.

    I'm glad you're still feeling good!

  2. Awesome!!!!!!! ..........Love ya Dad.


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