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October 19, 2012

My first week of maternity leave… a recap

I had been counting down the days to my maternity leave… literally about 160 days out from the date I was supposed to leave! Now that it’s here, I don’t know how much I like it! At first the week drug by slowly, but now that it’s Friday, I can’t believe how fast it’s gone! I feel like I’ve accomplished nothing on my To-Do List… which grows by the day!

There are SOME things crossed off this list now that it’s Friday (and some things added!)

Hear about my week below:

Monday I had to work because I could only leave exactly two weeks before my due date. It was insanely busy. Including interviewing someone to work during my maternity leave and then part time with me when I get back (talk about last minute preparation!).

Tuesday was my first day of maternity leave, since I could only leave exactly two weeks before my due date. I didn’t do a whole lot this day, with the exception of making the bed, doing some straightening up and working ALOT on my Etsy shop. I also, of course, made dinner for my hubby and also made Apple Cranberry Walnut Baked Oatmeal for me to enjoy for lunches throughout the week. Sounds delicious I know… the recipe will be coming shortly on EL& Co!

Apple Cranberry Walnut Baked Oatmeal

Wednesday, so far, has been my most productive day.  I had a doctor’s appointment and was praying that there was some progress going on with this little lady! No such luck. After waiting 50 minutes to see the doctor (I hate the OBGYN practice I currently go to!) I was told that her head was pretty low and in position, but no effacement or dilation. Boo. They also said she was high 6’s low 7’s for weight. Just last week she was only 6 lbs!
After this frustrating and disappointing doctor’s appointment, I luckily had planned to meet my sister-in-law at Grin Nails in Springhouse to get a well deserved and OVERDUE pedicure! This is my absolute favorite nail salon! I only go to the nail salon about three times a year, but when I do, this is the spot. They give you a hot stone massage while your nails are drying, on top of the full pedicure treatment. All for thirty bucks!
Later that evening, while still working on my Etsy shop and orders I designed a new ear warmer. I quite like it! I will be posting it early next week in my shop (as soon as I can get some pictures!). Here’s a sneak peak!

Yesterday, I ran some errands to pick up my husband’s birthday gifts and get some supplies for Elizabeth Lou and Company. By far the most popular items in my shop are the oatmeal boot cuffs, the grey fleck boot cuffs and my patterns! The things are flying off the world wide web! I keep trying to stock up on inventory so while I’m a new mommy I don’t have to close my shop, but will have the items already made and ready to ship! However, I can’t seem to get ahead! I keep telling Kyle soon I’m going to have to teach him how to crochet! I also did some straightening up of the house and packed Kyle’s “dad bag” for the hospital. I put in some warm, comfy clothes, snacks and entertainment items. Oh! I also finished the front quilt piece for my tote bag I am making for all of my EL & Co projects I tote around with me everywhere, since I’m always trying to get ahead!

Front quilt piece for EL & Co. project tote!

Today I have two boot cuff orders to finish up and, of course, I wanted to post a blog post for you all to read! I also plan on finishing the nursing pads I’ve been sewing (TMI? Sorry!), working on a new crochet clutch design I wanted to try, with coordinating fabric lining… my two favorite things combined!Yay! I can’t wait to see how it turns out!
Then my job is to start cleaning the house, so we don’t have to do it tomorrow! I thought having off now, and working part-time once I start back to work, I would clean on my days off. However, I really am a Saturday morning cleaning kinda gal. I like getting up early and getting the house nice and clean before breakfast!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend! I will be back most likely on Sunday with a Bump Update! Unless of course I go into labor before then! 🙂

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