Givaway Winner

Yesterday was the last day to enter my giveaway.

And the winner is......

Just shoot me an email at imwatchingairplanes@yahoo.com and we can work out the details.

For anyone reading this, you can still order something and get 15% off through the month of May by using the code AIRPLANES15 .

Thanks so much to everyone that entered!


I'm not sure that I'll blog again before Miss Button gets here.  I'll have my mom or husband or someone post something quick either Monday or Tuesday to let you know how we are doing.

Thanks for all your love and support over the last 9 ish months!


Update and Giveaway - Week 38

I'm going to leave the giveaway open until Wednesday, April 25 at noon.  So, that means you still have time to enter and/or get more chances to win.

The last two Mondays I have had to go to the doctor for my regular check up and then he sends me to the hospital to be monitored because of the diabetes and high blood pressure.  Everything is fine.  We got to see the baby today.  She's cute and she has Matt's lips.

Last week, we scheduled the baby's birthday.  It will be April 30th.  Yes, I'm having a c-section.  No, I don't want any grief about it.  It's a decision that was made between Matt, my doctor, and myself.  It's what we all think is best for the baby and myself.

So here is my last pregnancy update.  Yay!

38 Weeks

Baby is the size of a : baby?

Belly Button : Stretched out more than imaginable but it hasn't popped out.

Wedding rings : I was able to put them on with soap and water for the baby shower.  I haven't worn them since.

Stretch Marks : Only on my boobs.

Maternity Clothes : Yep.  Some I have outgrown.

Weight : I've gained about 35-37 pounds.

Sleep : Excuse me, say what?  You mean that thing that happens between me peeing and whining cause my hips and back hurt?  Very little.

Movement : She still moves like crazy.  I think she wants out.

Food Cravings : Carbs.  All of them.

Anything making you sick or queasy : People that are quick to judge and pass along unwanted advice.

Symptoms : I've had a few contractions.  It's not all that fun.  My hips hurt like a son of a gun.  And my hands hurt.

Well, I'll be back Thursday morning to announce the winner of my giveaway!


Nursery Reveal

This is right as you walk in the door of the room.  In front of the diaper bag is her closet.  Mom and I put the decal on the wall.  It's a sticker that has about 100 pieces.

This lamp sits on her dresser.  It matches the wall decal. 
The two baskets are full of her headbands.  She'll have one (or two) to match every outfit.  

These little critters are under the window.

Corner bookshelf/toy box.

The pictures on the wall are actually material that we cut out and framed.  They match her quilt.

Quilt that Grandma made.

Crib - Not that she'll be sleeping in it for awhile.

Closet full of baby paraphernalia.

Harry and Lloyd  Ozzy and Vinnie helping take pictures.  Vinnie's looking around like, "All this stuff, for one baby sister?"

Button's little corner of our room.  I think her pink bassinet is my favorite thing of hers.  Its so cute and it makes womb sounds.  I have no idea if she will like that or if it will scare the bajeezus out of her.

Mr. Vinnie

Miss Princess hates having her picture taken.

Don't forget to check out my giveaway!



I have a draft of the nursery saved.  It just doesn't seem like the right time to post it.

Over the weekend, a new blog friend of mine lost her baby.  She was 20 weeks pregnant.  I'm not going to link her and I'm not going to pretend as if I know what happened.  All I know is that my heart hurts for her.

When I lost our little Sprout, I thought that was it.  I thought we'd never have kids and that the world was crashing down around me.  I was 6 or 7 weeks pregnant.  And it hurt bad.  I can't imagine being 20 weeks pregnant and having all your hopes and dreams taken away.  

During my pregnancy I've made a conscious effort not to be an asshole.  I try not to bitch about being pregnant.  (The last month has been a little rough.)  I have never made comments about our life being over when the baby gets here.  I've really tried to be sympathetic to those who have struggled and are struggling to have children.  For me, not being an asshole doesn't come easy.  But, nonetheless, I have tried my best.

At times during my pregnancy, I have even felt guilty about being pregnant.  It's hard to explain.  Even though Matt and I tried for over 2 years to get pregnant, I have felt guilty for my happiness when bad things happen to good people everyday.

So, something like her loss, it hits home.  The only good that comes out of it is now she will have her own special little angel.  

XOXO - Thinking of you



For my super awesome giveaway, one lucky winner will receive one item from my Mom's Etsy or Facebook shop up to $20 Value.

The pictures here are just examples of what she has to offer.

ACU tag blanket
Girl's tag blanket
Boys tag blanket
Boys Flannel Blanket
Girls Flannel Blanket

Her tag blankets have either ACU, cotton, or flannel on the front and a soft cuddle minky on the back.

The flannel blankets are double sided flannel that measure 36" x 44".  So, they are bigger and thicker than a receiving blanket.

Feel free to enter even if you'd like to give your prize away as a gift.  They make excellent baby shower gifts.

You must follow my blog to enter.

1 Entry each:

Let me know what you like. You don't have to get that one if you win.  

Refer a friend to Buttons, Hugs n Stitches on Facebook, have them like it, and let me know.

Refer a friend to Buttons, Hugs n Stitches on Etsy, have them favorite it, and let me know.

Blog about it and leave me a link.  You can do this up to two times.

So, that means you could have 7 chances to win.

Prize depends on availability at the end of the drawing.

Even if you don't win, everyone that enters will receive 15% through the month of May at her Etsy shop, starting now.  All you have to do is enter the coupon code AIRPLANES15

The giveaway will be closed for entries at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 23rd.  And the winner will be announced sometime on the 24th. Good luck!

Thanks in advance to everyone that enters and thanks for looking around.


Back to Work

It was nice being home and laying on the couch with the pups for almost a week but I was ready to come back to work.  I was ready to go back by Wednesday afternoon.  Day time TV sucks.  Drew Carey is a horrible Price Is Right host.  I bet Bob Barker himself doesn't even watch the show.

Yesterday, I had a doctor's appointment at 10:00.  Everything was fine.  I'm fine.  Button's fine.  I got to come back to work. I'm supposed to be still taking it somewhat easy though. 

Now, I have to go see the doctor weekly.  As soon as I leave his office, I have to go to the hospital to have the baby monitored because of the diabetes. 

The earliest my doctor wants me to have the baby is at 39 weeks.  That's still 3 weeks away.  Matt usually goes to the doctor with me but he didn't Monday.  When I told him 3 more weeks he said, "You're gonna be pissy for 3 weeks, huh?"  (He can say that because I'll be the first to admit it.) I told him, "Yes, most likely."  He said, "Well at least you and my baby girl are okay." 

His life does suck right now.  I toss and turn all night long.  I moan and whine about my hands, back, hips, and feet hurting.  I get up to pee about 5-15 times a night.   He doesn't really complain though.  He puts lotion on my feet, ties my shirts in the back for me (for some reason most maternity shirts tie in the back?), ties my shoes, if I wear tennis shoes, helps out with stuff around the house, and listens to me bitch.  Don't tell him but I wouldn't trade him for anything.

So, unless something crazy happens it will be at least 3 weeks before little Button gets here.

In the meantime you can look forward to:
Maternity photos
Nursery Reveal
And a super awesome GIVEAWAY!


From Baby Showers to Bedrest

Friday, the ladies at work had a baby shower for me at work. I got a lot of nice things there.

This past Saturday was my baby shower for family and friends.  My mom, sister, and brother's girlfriend hosted it.  I'm not usually a baby shower kinda gal.  Mine was cool.  There weren't a lot of stupid games.  Only one person touched my stomach.

Cake table
Cake and cupcakes
Our baby pictures.  This was kind of a last minute thing.
The loot
More loot.

Quilt my mom made for me.

I honestly couldn't believe the amount of stuff I got.  I got basically everything off the registry.  Matt and I both have large families and pretty much everyone either came to the shower, dropped off a gift, or sent one to our house.  We felt very lucky to receive everything that we did.

Matt and I had our pictures taken after the shower and I should have those back soon.

Sunday, my parents came over.  Mom and I put all the baby stuff together and away.  Matt and dad did projects.  I ordered all the other stuff that Button will need/want online.

Monday, I went back to work.  I noticed my feet were starting to swell really bad.  Mom told me to go home and put my feet up but instead I boxed up all my winter clothes and got out my summer clothes.  (Not that it even matters, I can't fit into any of it.)

Tuesday, my feet swelled up like footballs.  I called my doctor's office.  I knew my doctor was out on vacation (of course).  So I talked to the nurse.  She told me to have my blood pressure taken and call her back.  It was really high.  Like 130ish over 110ish.  I don't know how bad that is.  The nurse called the "backup" doctor and he said for me to get to the hospital to be monitored.

I had been texting Matt throughout the day to let him know what was going on.  He told me he could leave work at 1:30.  That's about the time I texted him and said "Get here NOW."  Looking back, maybe those weren't the best words to use when you are 8 + months pregnant.  

I went outside to wait for him.  I was on the phone with my mom when he came flying in the parking lot on two wheels.  I'm pretty sure he threw his truck in park while it was still moving.  He jumped out of the truck, grabbed all my shit, and said, "get your ass in the truck."  I had been crying on the phone.  My tears quickly went to laughs over how nuts he was.  He looked at me and said, "I told you to pack your bag.  We don't even have the car seat."  We hit the highway and he's cussing because there was a moped in front of us going about 5 miles an hour.  He was yelling something about, "She's having a baby, get the f%^*) out of the way."  At this point, I was laughing too hard to tell him to calm down.  Finally, I told him to chill out, I wasn't having the baby, and that we just had to go in to be monitored.  I still don't think he got it.

We got to the hospital without getting in a wreck, somehow. They got me checked in and into a room.  The first blood pressure reading was high again but the longer I chilled, the more it went down.  Little Button was fine. So, they sent me home and told me I was to stay on bedrest until I see my doctor.  He won't be back until Monday. 

I've done all my online shopping, homework, and programmed a stuffed dog I got at the baby shower.  Mom has been over the last two days doing housework.  I'm out of things to do while sitting on my ever-widening ass.

This morning Mom and I packed Button's bag for the hospital.  This made me realize even more so that I have no idea what I am doing.  I packed three sleepers and then stuck a dress in when Mom left the room.  I packed her three blankets.  I mean, how could I possibly know which one she will want to wear home or cover up with now.  I wanted to pack her dolly for her but I don't think that will be necessary.  I did ask the nurse at the hospital when I was there Tuesday what I would need.  She said they would have everything else.

That's about all I know right now.  I'll post the pictures we had taken as soon as I get them.

Hope you all have a great week!