Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

He's here!

On Monday we welcomed our second boy! 

February 24, 2014
8lbs 15oz - 20 inches long

We're all home and getting used to life as a family of four!

Thank you for all the prayers!  It's been such a joy  to watch lil A meet his brother for the first time and see how gentle and kind he's been towards him! :)
 They say with multiple children you find a way to love them each "differently" and that couldn't be any more true!  Both of my boys have caught my heart in ways I didn't imagine.

I hope to post a birth story soon.  For now...just getting used to this new family dynamic and recovering from the surgery.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Wordless Wednesday!

...guess who's sleeping in a big boy bed?! 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Boys Room Status!

Happy Monday to all of you!!
So a LOT has been going on around our house as we enter week 39 of this pregnancy!  My nest phase was in overdrive on Saturday. :)  Lil A spent the day with my parents (mainly grandpa time) while Matt and I tackled the last few paint jobs in the house.  (One included the mudroom!...details to come!!)
So the main thing was I wanted the boys room painted!  The color we had chosen was Sherwin-Williams' SW7608 - Adrift...perfect name huh?  I just love when all the details fit a theme.  As you can see in the pic...the new nautical theme called for a more "watery" blue rather than aqua.  You're all going to think I'm crazy...but I painted this room by myself while Matt was downstairs working on lil A's big boy bed.  :o
The color turned out perfect though!!  We seriously LOVE it!!
1/2 way done with new color (SW7608 - Adrift)
 So the bed...
The original plan was that Matt was going to build a bunk bed using one of Ana White's designs.  Well our neighbor noticed Matt getting his wood cutting gear setup and inquired about our latest project.
This is when I pause to realize how crazy our neighbors must think we are.  We're constantly painting, building, cutting or re-purposing something!
Anywho...once he found out we were making a twin bed he told us he had one in storage from their daughter that he wanted to get rid of.  I was hesitant since I had a specific look in mind and didn't want a detailed wood bed with etched flower carvings.  Well imagine my shock when we head over and find a mint condition oak sleigh bed... no carvings!  I was ecstatic...then I almost started crying because they humbly would not accept anything for it.  Did I mention they had the mattress and box spring too?!  It all looks brand new!  Well we carried the pieces home and I decided on the spot I wanted it painted white.  Matt set to work sanding down the varnish.  I'll have pics soon on the finished product...but it looks perfect in the room!
The best part was when we brought lil A home and he walked into his room. He stopped...looked around...and said, "wow".  That made it all worth it in my mind. :)
39 least my paint shirt still fits!
While we wait for the paint fumes to dissipate in the room we've been gathering all the details, new sheets, decor, diy decor...etc.  Here's a list of the projects I have to finish this week:

Sailboat Mobile
I actually have everything completed...just need to hang it!   But I ordered these mini sailboats from an online party store. (Party Swizzle)  The mobile will hang above the changing table.

Nautical Flag
So this just made my day.  I was researching nautical flags and decided to hand make a string of them to hang over the window curtains.  Turns out...they are alphabetic!  So I decided to do our last name.  I'll make them out of felt. 
signal flag gifts - custom banners

Sheets, Blankets, Dust ruffle, Bumper, Changing Table Cover and Curtains
The fabric is all purchased and my amazing mother is sewing everything! :)  If I get time I'll make a couple blankets myself. 

I'll be working on getting some of the room done this week with a reveal here soon! 
How were your weekends? 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Thank God It's Friday!

Dear God, 

I'm so done being pregnant! 

Don't get me wrong, the miracle of a growing life still hits me when I sit and think about it, but the stretching, pressure, swelling and overall discomfort are reaching a max level for me.  I'm ready to meet our lil man!! 

On a nicer note, thank you for another great doctor's appointment!  Everything is looking great!  Doctor predicted the baby's weight at 8lbs today... 8lbs!!!  I mean... come on!!   I also did a non-stress test and not one contraction was read.  So I waddled out and off to work.  I kept chanting..10 days or less... 10 days or less. ;)

Thank you for my oh-so-quiet slip into my 30's!  hehe... yup.  on Monday I had my 30th birthday!  And the crazy part was that on Saturday Matt actually threw me a surprise party!...and I was truly surprised!  I seriously can't believe my 20's are officially behind me... but here's to embracing a new decade!  Oh...and the cake Matt got me... um... yeah... he did good! 

Thank you for Valentine's Day!  I actually woke my butt up early to make breakfast in bed for the hubby and a special breakfast for lil A (his favorite...a bowl of honey puff cereal and sausage links). 
The night before, Matt and I stayed up and finished his daycare treats...they came out ok.  Pinterest made it seem easier than it actually was.  Basically an oreo and two pretzels...dipped in melted green vanilla flavored chips.  Yum yum!  "So 'Hoppy' We're Friends!"

Thank you for the last bit of energy I possess to go out and get my hair done.  Can't be looking all cray-cray while giving birth. :)  Stayed short with some reddish/brown highlights.  At first I was like..."what did I do!"  Then I warmed up to it.  It's fun..!

So...this weekend is hopefully the finishing touches to all things baby.  I have our bags packed and the car... carseat cleaned and to finish the room!  

Lord, please be will all my fellow blogger friends this weekend.  Keep them safe and burden their hearts to pray that I give birth asap... :) 

Love always, 
Your daughter

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Friday, January 31, 2014

Thank God It's Friday!

Dear God, 

Woo hoo!!! Made it to Friday!  This week was pretty intense work-wise.  We have a huge conference coming up in a couple weeks and I've been drowning in deadlines for the brochure design (by yours truly!) and powerpoint presentations!  I'm just praying I can physically be there to see the fruits of my labor! (work labor..not baby!)

Thank you for random wordings I find that make me laugh.  It's the little things that help burn calories in my life! :) 

Thank you for the warming weather!  We literally survived a record week of below zero weather. It was COLD!!  Now it's looking to be in the 30's for the weekend and I'm ready to bust out the shorts and tank tops!!  

Thank you for the inspiration you've given us to get started and finished with the boys' room.  We're finally making the effort this weekend to get through a long list of builds, diy projects, and painting!  I want this room done!! 

 Thank you for finding surprise pictures on my phone...lil A must have figured out the camera...but still perfecting his pose.  Love how he captured his chubby cheeks though!  Gosh I love kissing them!! 

Thank you for a clean bill of health at my last doc appointment!  We're now down to weekly check-ups before our new lil one arrives... It's crazy really!   Just glad everything is going smoothly so far! 

Please be with us and our friends and family this weekend!  I hope we all enjoy it!