Tuesday, June 30, 2009


NEWS FLASH!!! Petunia Picklebottom had discontinued the best, most perfect, color fabulous diaper bag that I've been dreaming about since January!!!!! Every online store is currently sold out as well. Yes, I checked them ALL. I spent most of Tuesday, June 30th frantically searching online for my beloved Misty Shanghai Boxy Backpack. How will I survive?



That's all.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

uncle john and aunt angie

After 26 years of wishing, hoping,and praying...I have a SISTER (in-law) ! Here are some pictures from the FABULOUS weekend!

I had such a great time and didn't feel like a fat cow on the wedding day. ::eeeeeeeee!:: I'm so happy for John and Angie. If you're reading this...I looooooove you!
Lilly posing with a lily :) love it.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Negative Nancy has been Banished!

So, when I started this blog, my intentions were for it to be an HONEST account of my pregnancy. I wanted to be able to look back a year from now and relive my joyful and scary experiences. I didn't want to just detail the warm and fuzzy motherly moments, but the hair pulling and neurotic as well. That being said, I just reread my last post (I shall call it my woe-is-me post) and decided that I want this post to be about my most recent glorious and kicking-my-heel moments that I've had. I like lists (I get this from my mama) so here we go!

1. We have a name and I loooove it. ~Lilly Claire Gambrel~
Her initials just happen to be LC.....love that too. :)

2. I finished painting all her furniture this week. It looks ADORABLE! I'll post some pictures once I get around to taking them.

3. As of this Saturday, I will have a sister! My brother is getting married to a wonderful gal and I'm so excited to have her in my life PERMANETLY. :) :) I'm thinking we'll do all those things I wanted to do with a sister growing up. We'll have sleepovers, put makeup on my brother, giggle, prank call boys, share clothes, and make cucumber masks. Juuuuuuuuuuuuuust kidding! But I seriously can't wait to have her around.

4. Lilly moves a lot. There is not other feeling like it! It's weird, a tad uncomfortable, and amazing all at once. I enjoy it oh-so-much.

5. Paradise Bakery Cookies

6. I received a book from one of my favorite students from last year on the last day of school and I just looked at it this week and noticed she wrote in it. She wrote on the inside: "Welcome baby Gambrel! You have an amazing mother. Welcome to the world." ::melts::


Tuesday, June 9, 2009


I'm mad at myself. Mad as in--I'm annoyed at myself and wish I could get away from me...for a long time. I'd like to pack a bag and become someone else for a few days. I just had an appointment with my doctor. All day I was looking forward to it. I enjoy going because I get to hear her heartbeat, and OH how I love that. No no--not today, Mrs. Laura.Emotional.Self-Absorbed.Vain.Bia decided to go to the appointment. I stepped on the scale per usual and allowed the skyrocketing number to consume the rest of the appointment. I hardly even remember listening to her heartbeat because I was so freaked about about my weight gain. SERIOUSLY LAURA...GET A GRIP. I have a healthy baby girl with a strong heartbeat, and all I could think about was "Wow. You're getting fat. You're just halfway. You're going to look like a blimp in your brother's wedding. People will probably talk about you behind your back and pitty how swollen you've gotten. All that walking is really paying off. NOT!" How annoying am I? It's so like me.
As I'm tying this, the anger is subsiding and it's more sadness. I let a joyful moment get ruined because I was transfixed on my appearance and figure (or lack there of).
I fail for the day. Cool pregnancy. Cool hormones.

Do the body image issues ever go away?

Better luck tomorrow.

Friday, June 5, 2009

bye kiddies!

grades turned in: check
bulletin boards torn down: check
teacher lecture about reading over the summer given: check
hugs and kisses to the darlings: check
kick to the pants to the booger/brats: check (juuuust kidding)
spf: check
stack of books by the lounge chair: check

I'm ready for summer!!

Baby girl and I have a date with the pool and sun....e.v.e.r.y. d.a.y.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Perfect Petunia Picklebottom

I know this is silly, but I get REALLY excited when I think about this diaper bag. It really is a work of art, don't you think? Love the yellow embroidered flowers and yellow lining! It's perfect. I love you, pentunia picklebottom.
Boxy BackpacksMisty Shanghai
Sleek and Refined
Grey and White garden mum design with Curry hand embroidery detail
Curry water resistant liner
Four bottle pockets
Detachable dirty diaper pouch
Convenient built-in changing station with detachable changing pad
A “no more digging” handy key clip
Durable grey backpack and shoulder straps
A Petunia Pickle Bottom monogrammed wipes case
Wipe clean with damp cloth. Spot clean liner with damp cloth.
Dimensions: 12.5” x 13.5”
Valet Stroller Clips Sold Separately