Coming up with Caroline's nursery wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. My sweet mother in law offered to paint Caroline's room just like she did Wyatt's, so we started quickly turning the man cave into the princess room.
Turns out, I like the color grey -- a lot. And since we used grey in Wyatt's room (and had 4.5 gallons left) let's just reuse it, right? right? WRONG. It turned out baby blue somehow in Caroline's room. Trim and one wall done we halted painting, ran to Home Depot and picked up the
With a gallon of Behr's Classic Silver, we went back to the house and repainted. Added a White Crib and Dresser...and one big ol' Monogram.
Of course the monogram photo is pretty dark.
And, because I truly don't believe a girl's room can be complete without a bow holder - I made this little thing.
The wood base was from Hobby Lobby, I sanded and painted it white. Picked out a coordinating ribbon and attached to the back, then I made a design on my Silhouette from a little saying my good friend says all the time. I'm in LOVE.
Luckily for Wyatt, Papa moved back to Orlando and his boss is Mickey. Therefore Wyatt was spoiled with a little visit to Magic Kingdom to celebrate turning 1.
(ignore the shoes - he was just learning how to walk)
Jason and I haven't been to disney in years, so we planned to try and take it slow. I've clearly never been with a child of my own, so I had no clue what to expect. Thankfully we're able to go pretty easily being Floridians so we didn't have to pack everything into one day. Our goal was three rides and to see Mickey.
We made it through the 3 rides, grabbed lunch, stumbled upon a parade and somehow Wyatt fell into a nap. Jason and I dodge the heat for AC and waited near the Mickey line for him to wake.
Wyatt was still a little groggy waking up, but he sure didn't miss his opportunity to give his pal Mickey a little high five.
Caroline enjoyed her first visit too ;), but I'm sure she'll enjoy her next one even more.
Words cannot express how FUN it was to hear those three little words. <3
Back in March, for my birthday, Jason purchased a Groupon for a home cleaning service. After numerous (EIGHT) attempts to use it, I gave up. And those Groupon bucks just sat in my account.
Well right around Labor Day I received an email from Groupon about their sales. And at the top of that email? 3D Gender sneak peek for 15 weeks...um, YES! I quickly used my Groupon bucks and scheduled my appointment.
We went down that day anxious (and me, with a full bladder - you have to basically drink an ocean to see a baby..or something like that!). Jason and I decided to find out together, in that room. We were heading out of town the following weekend, so we just decided to have family over for BBQ the day after! :)
As we sat in the room SO many thoughts went through my head. Jason was convinced it was a boy..and I was hanging on home it was a girl. The tech? Didn't say a peep. She saw us joke with eachother, overheard our comments (and our bet) and had no emotion on her face. None. Actually, pretty positive she was a robot at this point.
But about 20 minutes later she showed us what she was looking at - and right then and there, I KNEW it was a girl. Happy Tears, clapping, arm pumping all of that happened (from me!), while Jason sat there figuring out how he's going to afford to spoil 2 ladies in his life.
Like I mentioned the next day some of our family members and close friends came over for a quick dinner and surprise. I purchased cute little poppers from Etsy and Jason and I practiced on the blue ones to make sure we could do them right :) Thank goodness, because it was perfect:
So I'm really delayed in this, I've been swept up in live. However, I used this blog as a diary and I desperately want to remember these times.
How far along:
She is the size of a Squash <3
5 so far.
Oh yeah, just a little secret..I've been wearing Maternity jeans since my last pregnancy. Elastic waist bands FTW!
No new ones. Just my left over stripes from Wy
Best moment this week:
Looking forward to:
Spending time with Family and the Holidays!
What I miss:
If we're being honest...Champagne!
Oh yeah! She's a little active one!
It's very specific depending on the day.
Anything making you queasy or sick:
A GIRL - I'm gonna do an update on our Gender Day! :)
Killer pelvic pain, a big ol' round belly and the normal fun pregnancy hormones
Belly Button in or out? It's still a smidge in :)
Wedding rings on or off? On
We were looking at houses for a bit, but we've decided to make this one work for a while. Which means Man Cave = out // Nursery = in. And a whole to-do list that goes along with it. The good news is our crib and mattress just arrived, so we're makin' moves!
You guys, my baby is ONE. I can't believe it. We met up with our favorite photographer to get a few 1st birthday shots:
He's such a little ham..and clearly LOVED the cake. Which was great news considering he had another one waiting for him at his birthday party the following weekend.
First I want to shout-out my friend, Kels, with her amazing chalkboard skills - she's a genius. Our friends and family spoiled us with a great time, a lot of laughs and some pretty sweet gifts for Wyatt.
We did a Race-car themed and had such a fun time with it. We set up the doorway like a racetrack.
The monthly pictures were my love-hate project, so we definitely wanted to show how much he's grown throughout the first year. Ahhhh, makes me so sad.
Some of the decor, drink station and cake
He enjoyed EVERY single minute. Can't wait for more fun celebrations with this sweet boy.