all's quiet on the baby front...

(sorry for the "deer-in-the-headlights" look in my picture...I'm so not comfortable in front of the camera!)

37+3 weeks along now and nary a sign of our girl. I'm *fine* with that though as I still have 101 things I'd like to do before she makes her grand appearance. I have a feeling she is big though and definitely the strongest of the three (at least in-utero!) I'm far more uncomfortable this time around than I was with my previous two but I'm hanging in there and know these last weeks will fly by in the blink of an eye :)

So, a la miss Mel, to make these waining days of my last (yes, absolutely, 100% positively LAST) pregnancy a bit more fun (for you and me!) I set up a baby pool. Winner gets a big old box of lovely scrappy things in need of a good home :) Now that I'm about 50/50 digi/paper, I just don't need all this "stuff." Someone needs to love it and use it! Closest guesser to the correct time of birth - it's all yours.

A little info to help you concoct your guess: my due date is officially July 13th. Jake was 8 days late, Zack was 2 days early. If she doesn't feel like coming on her own, the absolute latest I will have her is some time on July 18th via c-section. So, no jokers guessing late July :p

I've also been knitting more. I've finished a little blanket (which turned out kind of "duck-ish" and totally wasn't intended that way,) a dress which I absolutely ADORE and want to do more of in every color of the rainbow, and finally, I seamed up those little pants. I'm crocheting some baskets for her nursery out of twine right now. Hoping to pick up some soft tangerine colored yarn to crochet a blanket (maybe a good distraction while I'm in the hospital?)

Her room isn't even close to being done but that's not a worry - she won't be using that room for a few months :p We did put her dresser/changing table together though! Still need to find a comfy chair and refinish a side table that I'm stealing from my dad. Oh, and doors for the closet. And curtains. Those would be nice too :p We finally got new bedroom furniture for OURSELVES a few weeks ago too. We haven't had a real bed since we moved back to MI more than 3 years ago! The time was right, lol. Eventually, I'll have to get some picture of the bedroom now that it's about done! Hoping to add a couple more finishing touches in the coming days...stuff on the walls and a couple of accent pillows I want to make with the fabric left over from our closet curtains.

I've also been playing around trying to design some fabric to finish off the nursery. This site allows you to upload your own designs and have them print the fabric for you. SO many ideas swirling around in my head trying to decide what I want to order first. They are still in beta (invitation only) but I got my invitation super fast - I want to say 2 days?

Another cool, designey type thing? Carolyn at Ecojot had a blog drawing a few weeks ago for some of her gorgeous goodies. I've never entered a blog giveaway but couldn't pass this one up...her color choices and designs are right up my alley. And guess what? I won! I was thrilled and even more so when the box arrived. I'm afraid to use it, it's all so pretty! I am using the file folders since they aren't getting messed up and it makes my filing so much more fun ;) I definitely need to order more of her stuff - SUPER high quality (the little notebooks are so sturdy and thick and everything is made from recycled paper!)

More good news? Coldplay had to re-schedule their tour so now, they aren't coming until November! Whoohoo! Looks like this would be the perfect first date night out for me and Carlos. I should be able to put a dent in the baby weight by then :p (btw, have you guys bought Viva la Vida yet? So good. I adore them.) AND, it looks like they'll be on Jon Stewart tonight...how can you not love Jon Stewart and Coldplay? DVR...SET)

We've also been to Cedar Point and took the boys out for their first Putt Putt excursion in the past couple of weeks. They were actually both pretty good! Zack used more of a hockey technique (push the ball with the club rather than actual putting) but he didn't get frustrated and the ball made it to the hole! I want to take them to see Kung Fu Panda this weekend (because I love Jack Black.) Also, I think a pet in is our eminent future. And by "pet," I mean fish. Or if we're feeling really crazy, a turtle.

Now, a bunch of links:
  • I want to make a bunch of these (these are good for a less-than-beginning sewer, right?)
  • The boys are addicted to these videos (for the scrapbookers reading, there's actually a Cricut reference in one of them :p)
  • Definitely ordering a set of these once little miss arrives...want to make sure my fingers return to their normal circumference and hey...we're 95% certain on her name but things could always change last minute!
  • I want this and this and this and this and this and and and(who knew I would love internet window shopping even when I hate the real thing? I've spent THOUSANDS of pretend dollars in the past few months :D)
  • and how cool is this site?
  • and this one too?
Sorry for the mammoth post. If you got through a quarter of it, I'd be impressed. I've been adding to it a little bit here and there for days. OK, today, FOR SURE, I do baby laundry :) Maybe even pack a hospital bag if I'm feeling really ambitious! Have a good one!



  1. Anonymous10:27 AM

    you look amazing!!!! wow. I hope these last few days go smoothly and I can't wait to meet baby girl :)

  2. you do look amazing. No deer in the headlights on my end!
    I love all your links. You pick the coolest stuff :)
    I don't need to win any stuff, but I'm going to guess July 16th, just for fun.
    I want to see the knitted dress!

  3. Wow, girl! You look incredible! I wish I looked as good as you do!
    I hope the last few weeks go well for you and you get some rest!
    Love all the links you shared - makes me want another girl so I can buy girly stuff - oh so cute!
    Can't wait to see pics of your little sweetie wearing/using all the goods you've made - lucky little one!

  4. You look so beautiful!! I guessed on the pool...my sister's birthday(7/11) and Alex's birth stats...LOL. I SWEAR I really am sending your package this week. I keep adding things to it;) Love all the links...

  5. You look besutiful! Love the links, too...girls are so much fun!!! :-) I am guessing July 15! Sending good labor vibes your way...
    Amy in CA

  6. You are beautiful, girlie! Love the photographs and so glad to see you update this thing! I've been thinking of you! Love all of the links you shared and congrats on winning those beautiful notebooks, file folders, etc! I LOVE what she creates! Have a great rest of the week! Hugs!

  7. Just left a guess on your pool, went with lucky number 7 :D How exciting that it is so very close, can't wait to see the new little miss!! Thanks for all the links too, you always have the best links to cool stuff :)

  8. Hooray for the belly!!
    I know the last few weeks will fly...shoot! I'm thinking my 10 will! :)

  9. look how cute you are =)
    she'll be here before you know it! i'm guessing jul 12th (since that's ciera's bday).
    definitely see kung foo panda...it's really cute.
    and i'd go w/a fish over a turtle. we had two turtle fatalities in a row (plus they're really stinky, LOL!)

  10. you look so beautiful! i started to think you had the baby cause its been a while since i heard from you! thanks for the update. i'm going to put my $$ on july 10, she sounds like she is busy and is going to break the water soon.


  11. Anonymous11:01 PM

    ah i was just popping over here to say "Ya had that baby YET?!" I know how much i love that question those last few weeks. :)

    And my guess for birthday is gonna be July 5, figuring the fireworks might stir things up a bit :)

  12. Anonymous8:40 AM

    Great eye candy! and of course I mean you, good looking pregnant lady!, and all the window shopping you've done. You look absolutely beautiful!

  13. You are one gorgeous preggo lady E!
    Can't believe you're so close already. Sending you some easy and fast labour vibes when the time comes. :)

  14. you look fabulous!

  15. Thinking of you....hoping your labor will go quickly, and just cannot wait to see photos of those boys looking at their new little sister. You look absolutely beautiful. Savor these days, as they will be the ones you remember as golden!

  16. Anonymous5:24 PM

    no need to win stuff-but E you look great and I am bummed that we aren't going to get a chance to get our scrap on before the littlest Hernandez arrives... Hopefully, before the new year. Can't wait to see her!

  17. LOL LOL if i just came here first i would have seen that you received your goodies :)
    cant wait to hear about the upcoming arrival :)

  18. Anonymous6:32 PM

    I love the pics and you do look amazing E!
    Come on baby girl....we are all so excited to meet you!



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