(Not since my last post-- these are all things from earlier in the month!)
Apart from our homemade plywood decorations (which are already up again) we didn't do much else as far as decorating last year. I wanted to actually decorate the inside of the house this year, so Pinterest to the rescue! Jeremy got excited and helped me make the wreath (spraypainting and ghost-making), and he spraypainted the gourd ghosts.. he's been almost as crafty as me lately.
I almost scrapped this bunting idea because I thought it would be much more annoying to do than it actually was. It only took a few minutes! The most time-consuming part was making the stencils.
Gauze-ghost candle holders! These were easy because I tend to hoard glass jars..
I already had everything on hand to make the wreath, except for the wreath itself (which was only $2 or so). Paperclay ghosts, random tulle from my fabric drawer, white spraypaint. Ta-dah. It didn't take long for us to draw and cut out the ghosts, and then they took a few days to air dry. I'm excited about actually having a Halloween wreath now, instead of just an autumn one.
HOW CUTE. I think it looks like they're singing in a ghost-y choir. The idea is to carve the pumpkin with a scared face, as if he's freaked out by all these crazy gourd guys.
(Sorry for wearing the same skirt two posts in a row, it's the only one left I can trick into still fitting me!)
This week Jeremy and I decided to take some pictures together, since we never planned to book an actual maternity shoot. I love how they turned out, even though it seemed like everyone in the world showed up to our little secluded spot in the park after we started shooting. I've never been crazy about taking outfit photos around people, but maybe I'm just more sensitive to it since being pregnant, since I want to get them done as quickly as possible and can't concentrate very well with lots of people around. I love the kissing photo even though the lighting was weird and the filter exacerbated it-- there was no time to try again because we just wanted to hurry and move to another spot. We really need to buy some sort of professional equipment just to scare everyone away!
Also, how perfect is this top?! I know it'll only be relevant for another week or so, but it's adorable and perfect for October.
On the baby news front: obviously he's not here yet, and I don't have any real pre-labor signs except for my Braxton-Hicks picking up again. It's cool with my midwife to go to 42 weeks if necessary, and she always emphasizes to me that first-time moms tend to go "over", but I'm ready now! I know he'll come when he's ready, though. I'm not nervous about labor, but I'm nervous about the start of labor, since it's such a surprise. Mostly I just want to get this whole baby-having show on the road, already. I hate waiting on things! I'm going to have to keep insanely busy this week to stop myself from going nuts.
Target cardigan & tights
Motherhood tee, iron-on from Etsy
Thrifted vintage boots
(I'm counting this as 38 weeks even though I'm only halfway through the week. It's all blending together at this point.)
Last week my friend Heather from My Selvaged Life sent me a baby present, and it was this gorgeous Where The Wild Things AreMommy and Me set from Little Treetops! I love that book, and this quote in particular.. Of course now I'm completely in love with that Etsy shop and need ALL THE ONESIES. I can't wait to see my little man in his!
I can't believe I only have a couple of weeks left. It's getting so hard to do things! I still want to take a fun set of maternity photos with Jeremy, and I'm thinking about getting henna done on my belly next week and photographing it (I probably should have done it last week, but I kind of forgot about it until recently). Other than those two things I really just want to get as much rest as I possibly can, and spend every free moment with Jeremy as a twosome before we meet this new little person.