Whirlwind doesn't begin to explain these past few weeks in my life. And don't hear me "praising" busyness. It's far too exhausting and I long for the days of slower schedules, less to do lists, and a simple day.
First, Justin and I are completely settled into our new home except for the nursery. Furniture is on the way, and as soon as those pieces arrive and are in the room, we can start decorating and organizing. And by we I mean my mom and I because she's truly the best at "all things home". I'm going to snap a few photos of my favorite parts of the house and share them on a "home tour" in the next few weeks.
I just returned from the Influence Conference in Indianapolis. It was a fun weekend and I most enjoyed my roommates (Rebecca and Carrie), and meeting new people + seeing old friends. I could tell that I wasn't as energized as usual at this conference so I had some downtime in my room during the day. I was also prepping for a talk I gave on Saturday about finding your passion and blogging about it! I really enjoyed the experience and loved the question and answer time at the end of the session. If I could have had an hour of q & a, I would have.
I wrapped up a side project I've been working on for the past few weeks that you will know about in roughly two months. I'm excited to share it with you!
My sister announced that I am no longer a part of Elisabeth Ashlie Jewelry, our jewelry biz. We started making jewelry in the Summer of 2010, and have had such a great time growing our business. With the business of the blog, working in the studio, and now preparing for this baby, I thought this was a perfect time to step out of it and hand the business over to her! I actually felt so guilty about "leaving" that I forced her to fire me. We laughed, and she looked at me and said ," You're fired", just like Donald Trump would.
And I could physically feel the stress washing away.
She's still killin' it with her jewelry on Etsy, be sure to check it out.
I had another ultrasound this morning to check on the baby. He's doing great, and in fact measuring about a week ahead! In my mind, the further we can get from December 25th the better because I'd really like him to have his own birthday. Obviously, whenever he comes is going to be fine.
It was fun for us to see him again, and he was even making some funny faces that we caught on camera. He's currently butt down, head up (breech) and has his feet stretched all the way up to his face. He takes after his dad on the flexibility chart. I can barely touch my ankles when I bend over. Pregnant or not.
I'm excited to meet him.
I took my glucose tolerance test this morning at my doctor appointment. That is when you fast for a certain amount of time, and then drink a sugary beverage while at your appointment. After an hour, they draw blood and then will let you know if you've passed. I heard so many negative things about the sugary drink but it really wasn't that bad. I thought I would have to choke it down, but I guzzled it in about a minute. And I could have had another one right after. Maybe I'm crazy, but it simply wasn't as bad as I thought it would be.
Maybe everyone that says labor is hard is exaggerating too and it won't be painful?
I kid. I may like sugary drinks but I ain't stupid.
I have 1 month left working behind the chair in the studio. Then I will close up shop and be, temporarily at least, a full-time blogger. And when the baby comes, I'll be a full-time mom and put blogging right below that in my list of priorities. I'm anticipating some level of change with the blog, and I'm kind of excited about watching it grow and adjust as my life changes dramatically.
This week, I have lots of time to get back on schedule with regular blog posts! I may even be able to throw a hair tutorial up in the next few days!
Hope you are having a happy monday!