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It’s morning already!
I was up too late last night. I caught a second wind and with things so quiet and my studio was almost even a little bit clean, I got to playing. I had eric take a few pictures of me. I am feeling bad that I didn’t take more photos specifically to show the belly growth over the last several months. I think that I kind of stay OUT of photos if I can. But these pictures he snapped turned out cute and so I got playing after I my work was done- well, after I did what I felt was enough for last night! (is my work ever DONE?).  It then got me journaling and thinking about all my feelings and emotions and where I am at with 4 more weeks of pregnancy. Gave me a lot to think about. It felt great to write.

So I unpacked a box I got from simple scrapbooks last night and read through the July/ Aug issue of SS. It probably came awhile ago- but it was fun to look through it last night.   I have to send a shout out to the SS team… I think that the magazine looks beautiful!  Cathy darling… you must be doing something right! And donna had this article about using trash and I thought it was so inspiring! I loved it. and there was lots of sightings of my prods and that makes me happy! So … good job you SS folks!  I am going to stop hitting the space bar twice after my periods!

last night when i was ‘working’ i was using some awesome gorgeous ‘art institute’ glitter. i got new ceiling fans and man they work really good- well… note to  self: TURN OFF the ceiling fans before you start working with glitter. especially the airy art institue. my room is covered in lime glitter. it’s emily’s and – well, sorry about that!  i owe you more!

  • Rane

    11 July, 2006 at 9:07 am Reply

    Love it!!! Sooooooooo sweet!!!

  • Becky

    11 July, 2006 at 9:15 am Reply

    You are glowing with excitement! The page is adorable! Thanks for sharing your feelings.

  • Amber C

    11 July, 2006 at 10:22 am Reply

    That picture is so amazing! I wish I had gotten more pictures while pregnant and not been so self-concious. I think you look great and you’ll be glad you have this pictures. Its a fabulous layout too!

  • deb munn

    11 July, 2006 at 10:26 am Reply

    Love the page… love the photo… love me some lime glitter!!
    No… your work is never done, but you make it look so easy!! How do you do that??
    You look and sound really great Heidi. These last few weeks will fly by. I can’t wait to see you post your exciting baby news!!
    Be well 🙂

  • suetreiber

    11 July, 2006 at 10:28 am Reply

    awesome page Heidi!
    scored me a HS kit at Costco today! I didn’t really need it, but had to buy it!

  • Laura

    11 July, 2006 at 10:55 am Reply

    Congrats Heidi. That is one beautiful layout. You and Eric must just be sooooo thrilled. I’m crossing my fingers that baby Swapp arrives on my birthday (Aug 16), but I am wishing your family all the best as you prepare for baby. If only every expectant mother played with glitter till all hours of the night – the world would be a MUCH more exciting place. Love it.

  • anam

    11 July, 2006 at 10:59 am Reply

    beautiful photo & layout. have fun.

  • Sarah

    11 July, 2006 at 11:05 am Reply

    Love that photo of you!! Great shot! And great page of course! The glitter? ummm..been there. done that. 🙂

  • GinaEgg

    11 July, 2006 at 11:16 am Reply

    You look beautiful, the LO is great! Soon that little one will be here and will be pulling up (like my 6.5 month-old started doing!!!!) and the time FLIES and they start dating and…it just goes too fast!
    Mmm, lime glitter! I could handle that all over my house.

  • Kim Bolyard

    11 July, 2006 at 12:06 pm Reply

    Great photo Heidi…love the layout

  • Diane McVey

    11 July, 2006 at 12:08 pm Reply

    Wow, you look incredible, and it’s so great you made this amazing page! I love to see “preggie pics”, I don’t even have ONE of all my pregnancies….such a shame!!! I think I got 2 of the 4…but who knows where they are…I am so happy for your family, you will ALL enjoy the new baby sooooo much! What great memories it brings…please get some rest in there somewhere! A new baby means T-I-R-E-D!! LOL Take care, and I’m wishing you the BEST!

  • Talia

    11 July, 2006 at 12:14 pm Reply

    beautiful page, heidi! we are due at the exact same time…you’ve inspired me to do a couple more pregnancy pages before this is all over!!

  • Alison

    11 July, 2006 at 12:24 pm Reply

    now you know the ceiling fan works well, huh? LOL!!

  • Vee

    11 July, 2006 at 1:19 pm Reply

    awesome lo Heidi
    you look beautiful
    i love all of the journaling
    your little one will be here before you know it 🙂

  • greta

    11 July, 2006 at 2:18 pm Reply

    you look beautiful…love your layout..i wish for both of my pregnancies i would have captured belly shots from month to month as well

  • Step

    11 July, 2006 at 2:47 pm Reply

    Too Cute!! I just adore this lo!!!

  • Nita

    11 July, 2006 at 3:23 pm Reply

    You look absolutely MAH-VELOUS, DAHLING! If I could have looked that great when I was pregnant, I would have had more pictures taken of myself!! I have thought of you recently and wondered how the pregnancy was going, and I’m glad to hear that you are doing great, AND happily waiting the birth of your little one (and I assume, you’re counting down the days until baby gets here).
    Thanks for sharing, and I am so HAPPY for you!

  • candi

    11 July, 2006 at 7:42 pm Reply

    ok..you made me want to drag out the camera for some preggo shots and scrapbook right this moment. I love this page. It is simple and STUNNING. I love it all.

  • Jolene George

    11 July, 2006 at 9:10 pm Reply

    Your husband did a GREAT job taking pictures. You look really beautiful! I’m glad you took the time to jounal how you feel right now. You’ll treasure that later on. My daughter in law has 10 more weeks…I think I better take some more pictures of her. She looks so darn cute! http://jolenegeorge.blogspot.com/

  • lisa

    11 July, 2006 at 10:08 pm Reply

    you look beautiful! even my husband came in and looked cuz he adores pregnant women!! great layout as well. good luck with everything!

  • Jessi

    11 July, 2006 at 11:59 pm Reply

    Darling picture and layout!
    Too dang funny about the glitter!!

  • Michelle

    12 July, 2006 at 5:50 am Reply

    Love your layout! Great picture, great journalling, great hat 🙂

  • erin yamabe

    12 July, 2006 at 8:58 am Reply

    you look wonderful! thank you for sharing. i have yet to create anything about this baby that i’m carrying…and you’ve just inspired me. thanks for sharing!

  • Raven

    12 July, 2006 at 9:18 am Reply

    Gorgeous photo & layout! So happy for you. 🙂

  • Jody

    12 July, 2006 at 9:32 am Reply

    Golly…if I hadn’t already had five myself, I would start thinking about another! Your layout has it all, beauty, depth, emotion and insight. THAT’S what I am learning scrapping is ALL about. Thanks for inspiring me and so many. You really are a magnificent “SHE”. Good luck in this last month. It is sure to fly by. Enjoy it. Sweetly~

  • Rebecca Foxworth

    12 July, 2006 at 12:18 pm Reply

    The glitter thing has me in hysterics. Just too funny!

  • VelvetBrick

    12 July, 2006 at 7:33 pm Reply

    Heidi, Many congratulations to you, Eric and the kiddos on the new Swapp addition-to-be. You are at your MOST CHARMING when you let the ‘introspective Heidi’ out…your writing, reflections… We are all ready to step to the side and let you really enjoy and reflect on these last few weeks before the baby comes. Take time to enjoy these moments and make them personal for you and your family. Enjoy your family for what it is now, and prepare for what it will be soon. We’ll all be here when you come back… promise. Blessings to you.

  • kim

    12 July, 2006 at 8:19 pm Reply

    This is such a beautiful lo and the journalling is amazing. It brought tears…you are so lucky. Wish you all the best with your new addition.

  • Alicia King

    12 July, 2006 at 9:25 pm Reply

    what a cute picture! Eric is awesome for taking pictures of you! such beautiful, meaninful journaling! love it! and the lime green glitter too, my favorite color!

  • chanel

    12 July, 2006 at 10:46 pm Reply

    oh you look gorgeous, and obviously pregnancy totally agrees with you. love the page – so cute and inspiring!
    take care

  • brianna

    13 July, 2006 at 6:48 pm Reply

    Adorable layout, Heidi!

  • Melissa

    13 July, 2006 at 9:42 pm Reply

    Caught a sneek peek at the Summer stuff online tonight…Ghost clocks are AWESOME!!! love, love, love ’em!! Great work!!!

  • Jami

    13 July, 2006 at 10:25 pm Reply

    Thank you! I really appreciate that you helped me understand the CE situation better. Have a great weekend!!
    P.S. LOVE that layout!!!! And the newsletter is top-notch! 😉 🙂

  • laura t.

    14 July, 2006 at 4:13 am Reply

    another beautiful layout…thanks for sharing it…and by the way…I love the “adore” title and ghost clock…saw it on a sneak peak CHA preview and am TOO excited about all your new products coming out. Have fun at CHA!

  • Lorrie

    14 July, 2006 at 10:50 am Reply

    what an adorable picture of your baby belly! I love the lo. Oh, and lol at the ceiling fan + glitter mention! =)

  • LenaS

    14 July, 2006 at 11:36 am Reply

    Love the cowgirl hat–Great photo and LO…it makes me wish I was 10 years younger and preg.!

  • Amy

    14 July, 2006 at 12:29 pm Reply

    Hi Heidi,
    I just strolled past the coolest HS embellishment kit at COSTCO today. Congratulations!!! The packaging was very well done…just had to get myself one.
    I am really looking forward to Creative Escapes.

  • susan opel

    14 July, 2006 at 8:18 pm Reply

    Loving that layout, and ITA agree that SS rocks.
    But then, so do you! I am really having difficulties recalling what life was like before your chipboard alphabets. I seriously have every single one, and they just keep popping up on every layout that I do! Bravo – you rock my scrappin’ world, Heidi!

  • Ruth

    14 July, 2006 at 9:36 pm Reply

    What a neat lo, that is a lovely picture of you – but then they all are anyway 🙂
    I do that 2 space thing after fullstops too. Old school maybe? lol

  • Trish

    15 July, 2006 at 1:30 pm Reply

    How adorable !! love the layout and the photo.Thanks for sharing your “growing” family 🙂

  • Natalie

    16 July, 2006 at 4:50 pm Reply

    Thank you for you thoughts on taking photos of your pregnancy. I am sure you don’t remember me – but we met at CKU Provo in May and I was pregnant too. (I even have a cute photo of us together showing off our bellies) I am about four weeks behind you and I too have neglected to take pictures of myself during this fourth pregnancy. You inspired me to photography these last two months so that I won’t regret my previous effort to be OUT of the pictures. I am sure it will be a cherished memory. Thanks once again for your inspiration!!!

  • Brandy Wix

    21 July, 2006 at 8:00 am Reply

    Could you be any cuter! I always felt like a house when I was pregnant. It ALMOST makes me want to be pregnant again. I guess I will like vicariously through others. Best Wishes from Alabama.


    22 July, 2006 at 6:28 am Reply

    love! fun & full of life!

  • Kang

    23 July, 2006 at 12:57 am Reply

    Congratulations on your sweet picture! You are absolutely happy. Hope your lovely baby arriving safely and wish you keep well. Blessings to you both!

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