Bambino Update

The official due date is tomorrow, March 15th. Ahh! We are getting pretty anxious to meet the little dude! And honestly, as easy-ish as this pregnancy thing has been (knock on wood for an easy-ish delivery!), I’m ready to not have a giant belly and you know, park my car in the Target parking lot without getting stuck between car doors, ha! Oh and not having calf cramps anymore, that is a fun thought! Fingers crossed about those calf cramps. I’m not a fan. And on top of all of that, we get to smooch and cuddle our itty bitty human so very soon… It’s gonna be awesome!

Here’s a fun collage pic of the belly starting at 9 weeks!

Baby Dorobek


This was the first time I looked in the mirror and really noticed a bump! I was 17 weeks and in a public restroom, ha! (This was an instagram.)

Pregnant Jamie 17 weeks

I also thought it would be fun to do a little round up of all of the bambino related posts on C.R.A.F.T. so far. First thing is first, I spilled the baby beans to y’all on Sept. 24, 2013. I actually did a little foreshadowing earlier with gender reveal party ideas on Aug. 29th!

Baby Dorobek


Mama and I were excited about operation decorate a nursery, so the nursery plan happened quickly! I made a list of my 10 nursery must haves on Oct. 15th and oddly enough, I ended up sticking pretty much to the plan! I had to dress the bambino up in his first costume for Halloween. Andy loves when I dress him up too, ha! (Remember Fred Flintstone?!) We were Bob Ross, a happy little tree, and a squirrel! Oh and I rounded up 22 more fun pregnant Halloween costumes here. Here’s our family of 3 costume…

DIY family Halloween costume

October 18th was the very first baby craft… I gave a Craigslist rocking horse a makeover!

Before and after rocking horse makeover

Let’s see, then mama came to Austin and we made big progress on the nursery! We painted it white and deemed it the igloo. I added black vinyl triangles to the crib wall.

DIY nursery

Baby D got a crib and a mattress (those things should really be sold together!), and I started playing with accessories. (More on that here.)

DIY nursery ideas

We found a rug, mirror, space mobile, and did a little IKEA hack. (All of those DIY nursery deets here.) Oh and mom taught us a handy dandy trick to hang anything with 2 hooks!

Black and white nursery ideas

Then, we found out he was a he! And we decided to to a joint Andy b-day/ gender reveal party complete with a cotton candy machine and a giant pinta that fell on my head. You can see a few blue guys attempting to sprinkle out…

Gender reveal ideas


What’s next? With ugly sweater season upon us, I made the 3 of us some festive wear for 2 little Christmas shin digs we attended… Check out these awesome, DIY tacky Christmas sweaters! My sweater was a giant ornament complete with 3 little cacti at the bottom (Andy, me, bambino).

DIY Tacky Christmas sweaters

Me and 2 of my prego blog girls, threw ourselves a little B is for baby, blogger, book shower!

B is for baby shower ideasThen we needed a place to store all of those books, so Andy built and I painted some DIY ledge shelves for books and pictures… 7 shelves for $65 bucks!

DIY picture ledge shelves

Mama and I made super easy valances for the nursery… out of insulation and felt!

How to make easy valences

Then I had my first of 2 baby showers in my hometown of College Station! The shower was black and white and even had a DIY onesie station!

DIY black and white baby shower


The bambino and I went on a few plane rides throughout pregnancy (Minneapolis for Bloggy Boot camp, Anguila for fun, St. Barth’s for turkey day/ babymoon), and his last airplane ride was to Salt Lake City for the Cricut Explore launch party! I was 33 weeks prego! Oh and I crafted up a little embroidered burlap canvas for his room and that paper deer head is from the Cricut event!

nursery gallery wall

Mom and I did some more nursery work… we made envelope cushions for the IKEA hacked benches!

How to make envelope slip covers

I had my 2nd baby shower in Austin. It was crafty and star themed! Baby D is very loved (or uhh spoiled, he is after all, the first grand kid on both of our sides)! (More on that modern star themed baby shower here.)

Modern twinkle twinkle little star baby shower


I did 32 week maternity pictures with my fave local blog girls, Kristen! Love how they turned out!

Maternity pictures

What else, oh yea, Andy and I got a wild hair and decided to start a major bathroom remodel 8 weeks before baby is due! Ahhh! We ended up not doing as much of it ourselves as we would have liked, but we got it done! And I freakin. love. it. It’s so, so, so, much better. It’s beautiful! Andy snapped this pic of me and the bambino on our 67th trip to Home Depot in the 8 week period… I am 35 weeks pregnant in this one (that’s another instagram)!

Jamie Dorobek pregnant


And one last fancy 39.6 week pic for y’all… this was yesterday! I even posted a bare belly 39.6 week pic on instagram

Jamie Dorobek


Anyone else about to pop? I’d love to hear…






  1. Cute update, I love the nursery. I just had my baby, #3, three weeks ago. I’m also doing triangles on the wall, they are half way done. As for the leg cramps, if you can flex your feet rather than point your toes you may be able to avoid getting one. Sorry I couldn’t help your out in that one earlier. Enjoy it, baby is lucky to get your as momma!

  2. You are so cute!! As is your the nursery. Best of luck with your due date tomorrow! :)

  3. Congrats! Everything looks awesome! I have a leg cramp cure for you. As soon as you feel it coming on quickly put the bottom of your foot on something cold, like a hard wood floor or the wall! Stops it in it’s tracks, worked for me everytime when I was pregnant with my first! Best of luck!

  4. You’re so stinkin’ adorable! I haven’t seen what you’re having, but my guess is a girl. That bump!

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