Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Xmas Cheeky and Bean update

Happy Wednesday friends! It's starting to get colder here in the Rocky Mountain state so I've been searching for warm clothing for my bottom half. I don't wear any maternity pants and have been doing the whole dress w/ leggings deal since I have only 2.5 months left before bean pops out. Bean is about 29 weeks now and gaining poundage. Luckily I'm usually at home so I have the luxury of pjs if needed. hehe.

I went to see my midwife yesterday and we went through some breathing exercises which was very helpful. Although I felt that bean was growing bigger, she said I hadn't gained as much weight since my last visit which made me worry a bit. Ah man, I just know I'm going to be a worry-wart mama. If bean moves too much-I worry, if bean's sleeping-I worry. LOL.

Anyway, I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying our November Releases!!! I love it and I can't wait to see what fabulous creations you all come up with! I know the holidays are coming up fast so I hope that you'll be able to make something super cute with our little wintry images. Especially with this cute new Xmas Cheeky set.

I used a subtle color palette for this card, settling for pale pinks and cream. Seriously, her little xmas outfit looks fantastic in any color as you can see from our previews. :) I did some accenting of glitter on her as well but gosh darn camera did not make it out.



Have a great day today everyone!


Today's question is for mommies: How close were you to delivering on your due date?

59 comments:

Nat said...

You are so cute! Congrats on the home stretch!
Love the new releases! Great card sample!
My first was late 3 days...my other 2 were exactly 1 week early! Yay for early!

gobeagirl said...

I love, love this set. When I gave birth to my son he was due Sept 3 and he was actually born July 30th he weighed 4lb 6oz and was perfect. When I was to have my daughter the very next year I was due Aug. 13th and she arrived the day after her brothers first birthday on July 31st. They come when they come and they are now 12 and 13 and I still worry about every little and every big thing. Our motto is God gave them to us and we are going to do whatever it takes to keep them safe and if someone else doesn't like it too bad their ours. heehee Yes, we are very over protective parents, but our babies are well loved. Hugs to you and Bean. You look great. Lisa G

Jodi said...

How cute are you :)

My first one was 3 days late.
My second one came on his due date.
My third one was 2 days late.
My fourth one was 5 days late.

Laurie said...

Love the new releases! Can't wait to get my order in! My first(boy) was 10 days early by emergency c-section, my second(girl)was a planned c-section, but came 1 week before the planned date which was 13 days early from due date. My thrid one (boy) was also a planned c-section but came a week before his planned date 10 days early from due date! I begged them all to stay put until their date, but none of them listened, so eventually I'm going to ground them for that! LOL! Pack your bags early! You never know when they'll pop out!A friend asked hubby and I if our bags were packed the day before our first came, we went home that night and packed! Lucky!

Carisa said...

*squeal* bean is gettin' big!!! you look adorable. you already know all my stories. hehe

Tracy (Jedi ScrapMaster) said...

Aww...congrats on your baby!

I was two weeks LATE...and he still didn't want to come out, so they had to induce. He was 9lbs 2 oz. Hard to believe that was just over 15 years ago! My one and only baby had his 15th bday last Monday. I was a total worry-wart with him!

faithnme said...

Marie..Wow it's almost time... I have 4 and ALL of them were 2 weeks early... my 3rd son was due May 9th.. my BD is April 28,, he came April 27..lol.. may fam was like just hold it.. so we could share the same BD. i thought about it (NOT!!) like the other ladies said they have their own time.. JUST ENJOY IT ALL :0)

Angie said...

You look so cute being pregnant! With my first two, I delivered exactly 2 weeks early. My 3rd pregnancy was high risk, and my Angel Baby was born premature. but she's absolutely perfect now.

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Oh, bless your heart. I went through the worries with all of my pregnancies. Its just part of the caring process and it never ends. You look absolutely adorable! Hope you stay warm. I was pregnant in winter twice. The added insulation was nice...hehehe. It was my summer pregnancy that drove me nuts! You'll make it through, enjoy the experience, it will be over soon.

Big smiles and hugs!

Gwen

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card! And good to hear that you're doing well.

FibreJunky said...

I have 5 kids. #1 was 15 days late. #2 was 2 days early. #3 was 9 days late. #4 was 3 days early and buy the time #5 came along at 2 days early, the only way there was going to be a #6 was if #5 was twins! She's almost 12 now and every once in a while I start missing the baby stage. In the end, it doesn't matter when it happens, or really, what happens during labour - it's the outcome that's important. A healthy baby and a healthy mama.
I wish you both.

Becca Fabozzi said...

You and Bean look adorable!!!! I love the cheeky set, purchased already and cant wait to use it.
I was three weeks early with my first son, and two weeks late with my second son. You just never can tell, they are on their own time schedule!!!!

donna mikasa said...

You look great, Marie! And so is your Cheeky card! Love the pastel pinks.

I was on time with my first daughter, and two weeks late with our second daughter, and they ended up having their birthdays 2 days apart. Take good care!

Kris said...

Aw Marie!! Your tummy is so cute!! =D I was 2 weeks early with my 1st, the docs actually induced me but she didn't want to come out.... 3 weeks early with my 2nd and 6 weeks early with my last... the last 2 wanted to come out.... LOL...

Gorgeous card!! love the soft pink and the papers are delicious!

chrilvian said...

nice tummy

my first son chris is born with 37weeks and 5 days, he is born up site down.....first his butt and feets and then his head

my son silvian is born in the 41 week with a Caesarian section,because meself and silvian become sick

but not affraid, every precnancy is different and every birth too

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Jenny V. said...

Awww you look so cute Marie! Bean is getting big and so happy for you. I only have one right now, I was 1 week early just because I decided to take a walk on the beach, we had some visitors that time. The funny thing was that my hubby was out of town for a family reunion and he was suppost to be back the following week during my due date. However I had my mom and cousin guiding me the whole time. When it was time toim to be discharge from the hospital my hubby was home waiting for me and our baby.

BTW Beautiful card and love the soft colors.

Shazza said...

gorgeous card and you are looking great. I was 8 days early with my first and almost a month early with my second!!
x

Sandra said...

I´ve been told that the worry is what makes us great mothers ;)

Gorgeous card!

My first was 1 month early, and my second 2 weeks late :D

Take care!
S

LittleMoo said...

I was booked in for a caesarean at 38 weeks but Phoebe had other ideas and arrived 2 days earlier by emergency c-section.

They know when they want to come out and decide to surprise you :)

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I delivered 3 days before my due date after I went through a lot of work to work from home that week. I didn't need it!

Jennifer

jenlynnie said...

the november releases are great.

i knew when i conceived, but the ultrasound kept telling everyone that i was further along according to my kid's size. i told them that i would deliver around the 23rd & they insisted that i would deliver by the 10th. i was right on the money. my 2nd came a week or two earlier than i expected.

worrying is in our job description, but it is how you express your worry to your kid.

April said...

What a beautiful card! Love this new set, is on my wish list....thank goodness my FIL loves to watch me create.
I have one son and he came 3 days after the doctor said he would...

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

Marie you are looking fabulous!! Your so gorgeous!
Your card is beautiful I love miss cheecky in the pinks!
my first was 10 days late!! arghh she did not want to come out!
my second was 1 week early and my 3rd 2 days late.
I would say expect to be late and that way if you go on time its a bonus and if you dont, you wont be too disapointed.
Kristy xoxo

Tammy D said...

Oh Sweetie I'm not sure I should tell you. But my son was 3 1/2 weeks late. My daughter was 2 1/2 week late. I lost weight thru both of them. I'm sure that won't happen to you. Love the picture updates.

Cyndi said...

I was almost a full 2 weeks late and my son was 9lbs. 6oz 25 1/2 inches long. Any longer he would've probably been a 10 pound baby. Ahhhh Good Luck, I love cute pregnant women like you. To Cute!

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Jenn Borjeson said...

Super cute - love the new releases!

I have had 2 babies and both of them were almost 2 weeks late, had to be induced with them both. :)

Lauretta See said...

Nice belly ;)

at my first baby.. i was due for may 6th and i delivered on may 4th ;) so very close ;)) 22 years ago.. oh dear!!
the two others i was scheduled to deliver ( a week ahead because of diabetes ) wishing you all the best with that beautiful little belly :) hugs x

Kimberly S said...

Awww....your pics are always so cute! Good for you not giving in and getting the maternity clothes if you don't need to! I don't think worrying is a bad thing at all, unless you really make yourself sick over it.

10 days late on mine, and I had to have a c-section. :)

margie c said...

You look adorable! How exciting, lil bean is almost here :)
For both my boys, I delivered exactly one week before their due dates! and both deliveries reflects their personalities, lol! My first was very casual and took forever, my second one was kicking and popped out pretty quick - they're both like that now!
No worries! hugs!!!

jenny said...

try not to worry too much and just enjoy your 1st pregnancy- there is nothing like it! I have 3 boys- the first was 1 week early, 2nd and 3rd were 2 days early....They come when they are ready;) Good Luck- you make a very cute pregger:)

Nora said...

I was early.ALL.THREE.TIMES! First & second ones were 10 days early, the third one, 3 1/2 weeks. The arrivals didn't get to me as much as the constant labor pains (#2 was 5 wks of labor, #3 was 11wks of 10min contractions)....makes a mama TIRED!

And that worrying...from one "smother mother" to a potential one...get used to it...it NEVER goes away!
♥hugs♥

Autumn said...

You look adorable Marie! I've got four little one's myself. #1 was 10 days early and shares his daddy's b-day, #2 was five days early, #3 again 10 days early, and I was induced 10days early with #4 but she took her time coming as was nine days early. I am only 5'3" and my first three, all boys were 8lbs 9oz & 8lbs 10oz...praise God for small miracles...don't think I could've handled a close to ten pounder.lol That is why I was induced with #4, but turns out she was my smallest at 8.5. I wouldn't worry too much about the weight gain I was so sick with my last one I only gained a total of 10lbs. Hope things continue to go smoothly for you. Love the new release btw! Have a great day!
xxAutumn

Tori Wild said...

You look so adorable and I love the new Cheeky Christmas release!! My first was EIGHT days late... yes, LATE!! Ughh.. I was miserable and every day I'd pronounce that I had a one day, two day old CHILD in me, and so forth--- by day 8, I was sure he was never coming!! :) He was 9 lbs 7 1/2 ozs... but he DID eventually come-- my other two kids were right at their due date and to this day, I am still CONSTANTLY waiting on my first one... he wanted to be a challenge for me from the beginning! :) Everyone is right though, they come when they are ready--- so it can go either way!!

Lisa T said...

1st kid - can't say. They kept changing her due date and wound up inducing me. 2nd kid - hit the due date pretty much on the exact date (missed it by about 20 minutes).

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Darling card!! I was two weeks early. I had just finished the nursery and getting everything washed and sat down on the couch and rubbed my belly saying I was now ready...my water broke two hours lated. Now only if he would listen this well...lol

Alyssa S said...

Such a sweet little belly! Cute card too :o)
My little guy was supposed to come on Oct 1. I wanted him to come a little later, like Oct 8 b/c September is my birthMONTH and I didn't want to have to share. Little turd came just 5 days after my birthday on Sept 27, 3 days before his due date. Finally, 3 years later, I'm ok with sharing my birthMONTH with my little monster. LOL

Deconstructing Jen said...

LOVE your card Marie! It's so cute! Congrats on nearly making it to the end! :D

My first was just 3 days early. She was due on April 27 and came on the 24th. My water broke that morning and she was screaming her lungs out by 7 pm.

My second had to make a grand entrance. He was 7.5 weeks early. He had an undetected heart condition and I went into early labor and the doctors found his heart rate to be in the 300's... SCARY! He was in the NICU for 5 weeks but still came home before his due date and now he's good as new!

ddinak said...

Aw, you look so cute! I was late with my dd (first baby) she didn't want to come out and so the doc had to go in and get her. Yep, c-section. DS was a scheduled c-section so he was right on time.

sammiej said...

i really really really love your blog!!!
and congrats!
i am totally in love with your blog!

x sammiej

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE!!!!! SUPER CUTE card!!! love those colors!!! my first preg. I was 2 weeks early and with my second preg. I was 2 1/2 weeks from my due date!!!! Good Luck!!
Hugs, Heidi Brawley

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE!!!!! SUPER CUTE card!!! love those colors!!! my first preg. I was 2 weeks early and with my second preg. I was 2 1/2 weeks from my due date!!!! Good Luck!!
Hugs, Heidi Brawley

jan farnworth said...

my son was 7 weeks early he was due may 8th i had an emergency c-section on march 19th. He was only 3lbs when he was born.

Kim Etherington said...

I had my twins at 37 and a half weeks by emergency C sect. My girlfriend just had her 3rd on Halloween morning... how fun!
You're looking great!

WickedPixie said...

Hi Marie! You (and your card!) look beautiful!
My one and only Sweetie was a week late and they induced me because they could tell she was a little large and she ended up being 1o lbs 5 oz. I think her size even shocked the Doctor because I heard her say "wow, her head is huge!" Since her 1st birthday though she has been a bean pole! :-)Traci

joey said...

Hiya,
I havent been here for AGES!!! lol, many congrats on your preganacy, I called my last bean too lol. I was 4 days over with my first, 2 weeks over with my second and 3 days with my last the very last lol. I am the same Worry worry worry, someone once said to me, the minute you know baby is there is the minute you become a mum and the worry starts lol, enjoy every moment. Joey.xx

Erin said...

All new moms worry, and you never stop the rest of your life. I was induced at 2 weeks before my due date. Did 8 hours of labor, then got a c-section. Don't be afraid of a c-section, it was no big deal if you have to have one.

Lawren said...

AWWW, you look so sweet. I miss my DD being little, she's 7 now.

I was 5 days earlier than my due date.

Carol Meadows said...

Really like the card sample....best wishes towards you and baby! My one and only miracle baby was a week late and work at the Post Office came to close (temporarily) after being stitched twice for early contractions... made postmaster nervous. Right before induce, my water broke. Doctors who helped with artificial insemination and family very pleased with baby Kayla years ago... now she will be getting married 11-11-11 ! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

...just Barbara said...

You look fabulously radiant! If there is one thing not to worry about... don't worry about worring so much. ;D It's your first kid and you've got all the right to worry - we all do it. Te he! With my first I was scared every night and worried all the time. As for delivering on my due date? Never! 1st and 2nd kids were 2 weeks late and the 3rd was 1.5 weeks early. So good luck with the guessing. ;D

Ashley Nguyen Newell said...

You look SOOOO cute, Marie!

Brady was right on time and Parker was 5 days early. :)

Stampi said...

1 week overdue...lol...you look fantastic...

Lacey Stephens said...

You're super cute prego!!
My first (my daughter) was 2 days after her due date (and was 9 pounds 2 ounces). Had to do a C-Section because she was so big. My second (my son) was a scheduled c-section 10 days early because my first was so huge. He was 8 Pounds 2 ounces so he would have easily been 9 pounds if I went full term.
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com

MommaJess said...

Don't you and Bean look so cute. I love that you are sharing pics with us.

My first son was induced two weeks after his due date and my second son was induced about 2 weeks early due to medical issues the pregnancy caused.

I love your card. Great effect with the ribbon.

Lorraine said...

my daughter was due on the 10th April and she arrived on the 7th April so it was very close xx

Tina said...

Love your card! You look beautiful with your little bump ;)

I was 2 days early with my first son and 2 days late with my second (and last, lol) son.

~*Joni said...

Love this Marie - and I love how BEAUTIFUL you look preggos!! Wow - the time is flying by...
I was on time for all of my babies, a week early with the last one because I got into a single car fender bender (lol!) which they think upped my adrenalin and sent me into labor. However, all my boys are now born on the 25th of their month.