Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Baby bump expanding

So I'm getting closer and closer to d-day and I am still in shock that the pregnancy has gone by so fast! 
Here I am at 30 weeks in my pregnancy chic outfit! Ha. I was just impressed I could still button my puffer vest. .. now I'm thinking how big was this on me before!!

And at 32 weeks on our White Christmas in Dallas. . . please don't notice that I'm wearing the same outfit. . . 

And here's sweet Jackson's face at our 33 week ultrasound!! 
See all that hair there on the right- totally explains the heartburn I've been having! 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Bookcases finished

Well, almost finished! I kind of lost steam with putting out holiday decor, then traveling all over the place then coming home and taking down holiday decor all while being 8 months pregnant. Ha! But We are loving our finished bookcases in the Wii room and use this area so much more now!
Anyways- for now this is what the wii room is looking like:

We changed a few other things around too, most notably we got a new rug! I found a great deal on Rugs USA and we are loving the pattern and the cushy-ness! The old rug was so hard that I could barely put my knees on it, and since I plan to play with the baby in this room I thought something softer might be nice!

We also got a new chest of baskets for by the back door! Its narrower than what we had to fit the space better but still has lots of storage to hold hats, leash, purse, etc- things I need when running out the door that I don't want sitting out on a countertop all time!
Here's some up close and personal shots of the shelves:

Clearly there is more styling to come but for now I'm pleased enough! I'm sure one day soon it will start to irk me and I will come and mix it all up!
We have tons of closed storage along the bottom which has been amazing. We have board games and Wii games and DVDs in the cabinets on one side, large baby gear on the far side and we are using the center drawers for frequently used items. The top one is Sam's dedicated drawer! LOVE that all of his things (other than treats and leash that are used multiple times a day) have a spot to be stashed. And the bottom one I plan to use for baby toys used all the time!

And on top of everything else, our TV wires are now hidden which makes me very very happy :) Yeah for a pretty space! 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

nursery reveal

Well the nursery is about as done as it's going to be pre-baby! I have a few spots I plan to add things on the wall and such, but that will require a sweet baby to take pictures of first! 
So for now here is our bright and colorful baby boy's nursery:

full shot with the crib skirt and rug (and a little of our sweet Moses basket) And clearly the bumper will be coming down soon! 

sorry about this pic- I have no idea why it turned out this way but wanted to include so you can see the sweet Noak's Ark painting my sisters and best friend gave me! And the full length of the bookshelves

The top shelves are filled with some sentimental items. The smaller frame here is holding one of my baby blankets (with the little lamb on it) And the turtle is for my grandmother who collected turtles my whole life. And of course baby needs a pic of mom and dad back before he was born :)

This shelf holds his silver baby cup (complete with his monogram which just kills me!) Baby book along with his daddy's baby book! A peter rabbit coin bank which was mine as a child and a little bear made from a coat of P's grandmother's. Lots of sweet sentimental items on here that I love to look at! 

The most comfortable glider ever! PS- the blank wall will soon be holding one baby J's newborn photos! I'm also looking for a very small side table to hold bottle, etc during feedings

needlepoint art that P's mom made while she was pregnant with P! 

This was before the Abacus was up but so you can see our second chair and the curtains! The wall behind Leon the giraffe will hold another newborn shot :)

The abacus I've been obsessed with and waiting on since October! SO worth the wait! I love it! I do still need a little tray/ basket to set out on the changing table for wipes, creams, etc! 

Our sweet little book nook! I searched high and low for simple shelves that were deep enough to hold lots of books and not too wide! Thank you Etsy for saving me! 

Nice and deep so we can display lots of books! 

Sammy guarding the nursery until baby arrives :)

bedding: PB Kids
bookshelf: Nadeau Houston
glider: West Elm
pouf ottoman: Amazon
slipper chair: Target
changing table: Craigslist
toddler chair: Nadeau Houston
book ledges: Etsy Shop Lestudio 2