18 weeks + ultrasound pictures

 right now:
  •   we made a lovely valentines dinner on tuesday night! these cheddar biscuits were a hit! ( there was also a surprise bed fort made by mr. rittenhouse) in which we enjoyed listening to this free v-day playlist and eating  homemade shortbreads with sea salted caramel gelato!
  •  pretty sure this fox will be finding its way into the kiddos nursery
  • my sweet tooth prevails!
  • had our first ultrasound! it was magical to see our babes face, see its feet move around and see it curl up stubbornly into a ball, so that the ultrasound tech  had to schedule another one so she could get a proper look at its spine. thats is fine with me. i'll be happy to take another loving look at this babe growing inside me.
  • so delighted to hear that friends of ours had their baby this week. elliot grey, we can't wait to meet you.
  • there is knitting underway... more on that later!


    quilting 101

    it has been a long time desire of mine to learn to quilt. my grammy was such an avid quilter and i cherish the quilts from her. for her, those fabric scraps told stories of her life with a family. scraps from a dress here, a shirt there, no longer able to be worn but with lots of life left in them.
    so i've been very blessed to have a friend who is taking me under her wing, to teach me how to quilt. with a baby on the brain, it seemed logical to start with a baby quilt. my friend has such a  great collection of fun vintage looking fabric, it was hard to choose from them all. but in the end we did and here's a little sampling of whats to come!
    here's the pattern we're using.


    16 weeks

     a little life update:
    • there is indeed a belly now!
    • enjoyed a date night with jason, making chocolate chip cookies and playing "bonkers" (a favorite childhood game my mom recently gifted me)
    • enjoyed some time with my friend who recently gave birth
    • we have decided to wait until we give birth to find out the sex of our wee one.
    • enjoyed a few walks outside in only a t-shirt! fully enjoying this little tease of spring
    • we now have a ceiling fan in our kitchen! continuing to work and make plans for the kitchen and laundry room.
    • cruised babys r us and ikea recently... trying to make sense of all the baby gear. too many options! our hope is to keep it simple
    a few more shots

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