Nesting has officially kicked in! I am super anxious to make more progress on the nursery and get Jack in (and accustomed to!) a big bed. Fingers crossed that works out!! I’ll share more of the nursery progress soon – it took a backseat for awhile because of my trip and D working Saturdays (meh). I’ve also been cleaning like a mad woman and the slightest bit of dirt on the floor drives me crazy. I’m trying to withhold my crazy but that doesn’t always happen (sorry D!).
Baby has been moving like crazy and am happy to feel those kicks. I’ve been craving everything sweet so was slightly worried about the glucose test but I passed! Yay! My body is differently feeling the strain of pregnancy these days, getting up and down and carrying Jack around is getting tougher and more exhausting. I am also waking up more and even wake up in order to switch sides. But I can’t complain too much because I still have a lot of energy (obviously to clean haha) and I chalk that up to exercise.
Now that I’m in my 3rd trimester, it’s starting to get more real! So happy/excited/nervous/anxious etc etc to expand our family!!
Hi! I’m in Lynchburg, Virginia for a long weekend to visit my sister Abby. This time the little man stayed back with Daddy so it’s just a sisters and mom trip! I can’t remember the last time that’s happened!
I’m loving that it truly feels like spring here! No snow or ice in sight. My outfit was inspired by that today. I’m part of the ProFlowers Spring Look Campaign so be sure to check out their site for more spring look inspiration!
I found this floral top for $10 at Anthro at the beginning of winter and was waiting for the perfect day to wear it. I also busted out my bright flats that I totally forgot I even had. We had a great day exploring Abby’s stomping grounds and eating delicious food. Tomorrow we are off to DC!
Gorgeous right? haha A couple weeks ago I shared our guest bedroom (soon-to-be new nursery). Well we started phase one of the transformation. Woohoo! First we painted the walls. I actually ended up picking the same color as the walls in Jack’s room, Tobacco Leaf by Martha Stewart. I wanted both the boys (that still weirds me out!) rooms to be in the same color family because I’m thinking eventually they may share a room and want all the fabrics to coordinate. My mom made a quilt for Jack before he was born so I want her to make another for baby 2 that coordinates with Jack’s.
The big project in this room is the wood wall. Yes another wood wall. haha But this one is going to have a completely different feel because it’s going to be white.
D is about halfway through putting it up. We went around and around about the best type of wood to use especially since the wall is 15 ft long and finally landed on 1×8 tongue and grove boards. They snap into place so it’s a little easier to put up. When I saw this picture in the Pottery Barn Kids catalog I fell in love with the wall:
For the wood piece in the middle, we are going to use a rough cedar board and then stain it so it has that more rustic feel. Overall I want the style and theme of the room to be the same as Jack’s but the whole feel is going to be lighter and brighter. I can’t wait to see the wall when it’s done! Here’s some more inspiration from Lay Baby Lay that I’ve been loving:
I really don’t have a specific vision for what this nursery will end up like but I think it will come together once the wall is up and I move over the crib and rocker from Jack’s room. We are moving Jack to a big bed (tear!) and probably switching out the rocker for a play tent. Although it makes me want to cry to move that rocker out of his room… I still rock try to rock him every night. Last night he feel asleep right next to me in the rocker. This is a very rare event so it must be documented. haha Wow I never thought I was sentimental til I became a Mama. It sure changes you… in the best way possible.
It’s been sooo cold here so it’s been hard to find a time to get some photos of this little munchkin. It warmed up to 19 degrees on Saturday (just warm enough to snow haha) so finally I took him out and snapped a couple. He LOVES to shovel and be outside in general and isn’t too bothered by the cold. Good thing because I managed to get a couple of him smiling. The rest of the time was spent concentrating on shoveling the snow.
The past month or so, he has been super super clingy. He’s always been a Mama’s boy but lately it’s to the extreme. I don’t know if it’s because he’s teething or if he’s starting to get the feeling something is up aka new baby brother? It makes it hard to leave him even with Daddy or Nano (my Mom). I’m hopeful it will turn a corner because I’m going to Virginia the end of the month to visit my sister Abby. He will be staying behind with Daddy. I know D is nervous too! Prayers are more than welcome
The next update I’ll do, he will be 2! I just can’t believe how big he is and what a joyful little spirit he has. Don’t get me wrong, he has his difficult moments but his funniness and laughter always make up for those frustrating toddler times.