Monday, July 18

Baby # 2 Who?

It seems that with all the traveling and cleaning and packing and unpacking I've been doing the last few weeks I really haven't had much time to think or prepare for baby #2.  Seriously, besides the window-computer shopping I got to do on Saturday (because we turned off our phones, closed our blinds and laid on the couch all day was amazing) that's really all I've done.  Poor second child.  Hopefully I will get it together by the time he/she arrives. 

I'm really hoping that I can get two ideas together for the room, one girly, one all boy, so that as soon as we find out the sex (6 weeks!) we can get right into GO mode and get it done.  Did I mention I'm freaking out about getting it all done?  You know me, I have a serious list going already.  We had Christians room finished pretty early and I felt so much better once it was ready for him, so I'm going to try and do that again. 

So far the plan is to move all of Christians furniture into the babies room, and then Christian will get new dressers and a bookcase.  He already has his new bed!

How cute is this bed? It starts out small, about the size of a crib mattress and then grows to a twin when your kiddo gets bigger.  The mattress grows too.  Christian loves it.  Thank you so much Mimi & Papa!

I want to get a big bookcase for Christians room so that I can move some of his toys up there...its getting a bit out of control downstairs, plus with a C section I'm probably going to be stuck upstairs for a bit.  Here's the one I'm thinking:

I'm going to lay it length ways and put toys on the bottom row, books on the top row and put all his stuffed animals sitting on top. Then next to it, I'll put a bean bag and a few floor pillows and make it a cozy reading corner.  A few dressers and his room will be done! Since I have all the baby furniture already, all I need to do is decide on bedding, curtains and decorations for the new baby.  The fun part!  My only constraint is the dark furniture (which I love) and the brown chair...which I think I can work around if its a girl, and will work fine for a boy. 

I'm working on a few ideas so when I get some idea boards done I'll post them right away.

Love, Nicole

Saturday, July 16

Baby Stuff Mania!

I have been looking at super-cute, ridiculously adorable baby stuff online.  I am so excited to buy lots of tiny clothes and shoes!  Christian has gotten so big..did I mention he started sleeping in his big boy bed this week?! So you can see why I need a dose of tiny baby stuff.  My baby is growing up :(

On to the baby clothing parade...

Sweet little church shoes from Etsy

The cutest jeans are always from Baby Gap

Love this nautical sweater from Baby Gap

Love kid clothes in adult patterns, this dress from Baby Gap is perfect

More adorable shoes available on Etsy

From Janie & Jack, cutest store ever, this would make a wonderful take home outfit

Seriously?! Tube socks? Yes, thank you Land of Nod, we are so getting these

I love rompers! On babies that is. This adorable one is from Baby Gap

Another adorable outfit from Janie & Jack, you can't beat shortalls

From Etsy, a pillowcase dress will be first on my list if we have a girl. So sweet.

This outfit was called, Engineer Stripe,so I had to pick it, available from Janie & Jack

Sweet little hat found at Etsy

An adorable Land of Nod onesie

We used sleep sacks so much with Christian, this one from Land of Nod is still boyish, love that

Really?! Etsy and little girls shoes...I am going to have to set myself a limit if this baby is a girl

Little romper pants for boys! Handmade and on Etsy.

OH MY! I just love these ruffle bottoms! Think of all the cute pictures we could take in these?
Hope you had fun daydreaming of little clothes to come with me.

Love, Nicole

Fourteen Weeks

Tuesday marked my official  2nd trimester! Woo hoo! Here's an update on how the first trimester was and how I'm feeling now.

1st 13 weeks-
  • Tired! So tired.
  • Dizzy. I had to sit in the car a few times and get it together before I could drive.
  • Nauseous.  Sick to my stomach. Gaggy.  It was not fun.
  • Did I mention tired? I started napping with Christian every day and passing out right after his bedtime.  
I've felt way better already.  The sickness feeling is for the most part gone and the dizziness is over.  I'm still a little tired but I'm not having to nap for two hours everyday (just some days :) so its looking up.

Here's what I look like now at 14 weeks:
Look at this giant stomach!
Seriously this bump is out of control
To show you just how ridiculously large I am this time, let me show you a picture of me pregnant with 22 weeks!
Yes people that's 8 weeks ahead of (previous-bump)schedule.  I mean they say you show a lot sooner the second time...but where is this headed? I may be stopping these pictures around 25 weeks...for everyone's benefit :)

Love, Nicole

The Fourth of July

My parents have been in town for two weeks visiting and we had such a good time.  Christian and I were in Oklahoma with them for two weeks before that, so we got lots of good time with them.  It was fun to have them here for the fourth, and we went out to the beach to watch the fireworks.  Here's a few pictures of Christian on the 4th.  We made sure to take part in all things summery, with watermelon, cold drinks, some pool time and numerous viewings of Independence Day and the Sandlot (a thank you to Chris Baksa-who enforces our official holiday movie selection).

Yumm! Watermelon & ice cold water
Thinking about sharing with Angelo
C got some sun in this hot Georgia heat

Hope you had a great holiday and got to spend it with your friends and family!
Love, Nicole