Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Nesting or organizing a filthy house?

We have been looking at different toy bin organizers for the last month trying to figure out what would work best for our needs.  On somewhat of a whim, I checked craigslist and found a great deal!  A cute toy organizer, a great price ($15!!), and the seller lived near my parents - I couldn't have hoped for anything better when I searched.  Since this weekend was kind of a get-it-done weekend, we cleaned up our new find and organized all of the toys into a corner of the living room.  We are really happy with how it turned out.  What do you think?

Over the holiday weekend, we also finished our baby registry, bought a big boy bed for Gray, and cleaned out a lot more clutter from our guest room.  The house is nowhere near how I want it yet, but we made some great progress!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Nursery II

I am trying to come up with nursery ideas for baby boy that will incorporate most of the items that we already have.  I have been drawn to a lot of the nautical themed nurseries that I have seen and feel like I could add a few key pieces that would turn what we already have into a cute space. Since we are planning on putting the crib in our room for the short time that we will be living in this house (about 8 months of his life), there is not much space to decorate.  We are mainly looking into wall decor for above the crib - either a decal or wooden letters/decor - and perhaps a crib blanket, pillow, or rug.

This is what we're starting with in regards to the bedding from Gray's bed:
3 Crib sheets
The crib skirt that we have is still the one that I made for Gray, along with the same crib.
Gray seersucker
I found the following clothes hamper at Home Goods and bought it recently - my first purchase for the new "nursery"
Now, we need to figure out decor - I saw these at Buy Buy Baby, but I didn't purchase them yet - we still aren't sure exactly what we want to have on the wall yet.
I think the colors we'll go with will be gray (due to the bedding we already have), blue (light and navy) and perhaps a pop of orange.  Let me know if you see something we shouldn't live without!

Quick Trip

Grayson and I went on a quick weekend trip to Lubbock with my parents to visit my grandparents last weekend.  It takes around 6 hours to get there, and I was a little apprehensive about how Gray would do in the car the whole time.  I am so happy to say that he was a CHAMP!  I had purchased a movie for him to watch on the IPAD if he got too bored, but there was a technical problem on the way there, so he couldn't watch the movie or any of the Disney shows that we own, and thankfully, it wasn't a problem.

Gray jammed out to "Old McDonald" about 20 times on the way there
 We got to Lubbock really late Friday night, and after playing with a few of the toys at my grandparent's house, it was bedtime.  Saturday morning was Bailee's birthday (my cousin's little girl) so we celebrated with a large breakfast.  We went to the grocery store later that morning and Gray found a shopping cart that was just his size.
That afternoon, Bailee opened her gifts and then her mommy let Grayson play with the bag:

We left Lubbock around noon on Sunday after having brunch with the family at my grandparent's favorite local joint.  I remembered to ask for a picture of Grayson with his grandparents and great-grandparents before we left the restaurant.  Grayson wasn't super cooperative, but at least I have an updated picture of him with my family.
My Nana and Gangan are Gray's only great-grandparents, so we love it when he is able to spend time with them.  Love them to pieces!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

23 and 24 Weeks

I had my last ObGyn appointment last Tuesday and we discussed some options for Peabody since we had expressed a little concern in Grayson's preterm delivery.  We have not had any 'scares' or indications that this pregnancy will result in the same, but a previous preterm birth is a risk factor. We decided that I would go in for steroid shots during my 24th week (1 a day for 2 days in a row) that will result in maturing the baby's lungs as a preventative measure.  Grayson was with us and we had told him that he would get to hear baby brother's heartbeat, but the Dr. made it even more special by letting Gray be his little helper!  He let Gray hold the fetal heart monitor and push the power button to turn it on and off.  He loved it!  When we got home from the appointment, he decided (all on his own, mind you!) that he needed to hear the heartbeat again:

23 Weeks

Before I went in for the second shot today, we took some 24 week pictures

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - July Edition

"America's Birthday" ~G

Some kind of voodoo magic - just randomly appeared in my list of pictures...

Thursday, July 3, 2014

21 Weeks

This week I've been feeling the baby move around a lot more and last night (21 wks 2 days) P was able to feel Peabody moving around!  When I've told Gray that soon he should be able to feel baby brother kick he says, "that's not nice!"  I love his toddler mind, I guess I should rephrase it to "moving" instead of "kicking"!

I have been feeling much better this week.  I didn't really even take Prilosec this week and my nausea has been non existent for the most part.  I have had some pretty bad sciatic nerve pain again this week, but as the week has progressed, it has bothered me less and less. 
Peabody is about the size of a carrot this week, 10.5 inches long and weighs about 10.5 ounces.  I have gained 9 pounds so far, which is about on track for where I was this time with Gray.

Grayson still talks about his baby brother and asks me where he is almost daily.  After I say that he is in my tummy, he says, "he has to get bigger and bigger and bigger!"  He may not quite understand all that is happening, but we think he gets the important stuff.