Thursday, March 21, 2013

A New Look

The blog got a new look, and I LOVE it!
The template I bought from Chelsea at Bella Lulu Ink on Etsy.
She has great designs at very reasonable prices, if you blog
and are in the market for new updated design, you should check her out!

I decided it was high time for a makeover.
I've been blogging for over a year now, 
although I missed my one year blogiversary back in February 
since I've been so distracted (rightfully so) with my pregnancy.
But I decided I could invest a little money into this hobby of blogging with a new design.
I spent less than I do in a typical trip to the fabric store for sewing notions and fabric;
so, not bad if I do say so myself.

Hope you like it as much as I do!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Nautical Baby Boy Nursery

Nautical Baby Boy Nursery 

Nautical Baby Boy Nursery by headhearthouse on Polyvore

So I've really been working hard on compiling ideas for baby boy's nursery.
I knew as soon as we found out we were having a boy, that I wanted a nautical themed nursery.  
Jason and I both love boating, fishing, and being on the water so it made sense.
My first purchase for the nursery was the three prints from Fit to Print on Etsy. 
I loved the whimsical design and the color scheme so that was our jumping off point.
As far as furniture goes, my mother in law bought our crib from Pottery Barn Kids
which has already come in. (Thank you Gram!!!)
I wanted one that was simple, but good quality to last through any more children we may have.
Thinking along the same lines, I really wanted a nice upholstered glider 
as a place to rock and cuddle baby. 
(Not to mention, for late night feedings in the beginning and bedtime stories down the road.)
We decided on this one from Pottery Barn Kids - and my parents bought it for us, although we are still waiting on delivery. (Thank you Cookie and Pop!!!)
There are definitely cheaper options out there, but after sitting in the Pottery Barn ones in store, there really is no comfortable.
Plus, its slipcovered, so it will easily adapt to other rooms down the road if we need it to.
The other pieces of furniture in the room are pieces from my room growing up.
There's an painted armorie that we call, "the pie safe" that my grandfather built,
and a pine chest of drawers that my mom used as my changing table,
that we will use as his too. :)

As for bedding...I have really had a hard time finding crib bedding I liked,
and was thinking of sewing my own, until I saw this James bedding collection at Serena & Lily. 
They are currently running a promotion where all fabric swatches are free,
so I ordered those before I pull the trigger on the crib skirt and crab sheets.
I ordered a swatch for the bumper but I don't think I will end up getting it.
I just can't justify the high cost, when I will be too nervous to use it.
(The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends not using bumper pads because young babies can suffocate on them, and older babies can use them to climb out of the crib and fall.)

 As for the rest of the decor on the moodboard, the whale decal (no, we are not naming the baby Ryder) and mobile are also from Etsy, a goldmine for all those special touches and unique items. 
The rug and the pouf are from Land of Nod. 
I may have to get all of these... you'll just have to come back to see! :) 

xoxo - Bethany 


Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Bumpdate : 17 weeks

We are beyond thrilled to be having a BOY!
Honestly, I was shocked. I was convinced he was a girl.
But the ultrasound, was *very clear* once the boy bits were pointed out.
Apparently, those old wives tales are just that...

Also, you may be wondering where the white long sleeve t-shirt went. 
You see, the plan was to take all the bump pictures in the same shirt 
so you could really see the progression.
Well, last week at 16 weeks I put it on and had a meltdown.
I felt very un-cute. 
And if you've ever been pregnant, 
you know that feeling un-cute when pregnant is on a whole different level.
The last thing I wanted was to have my picture taken.
So, the new plan is to just take a picture in whatever I'm feeling good in that week.
And the old white t-shirt got cut up into dust rags. :)

How Far Along? 17 weeks!
Size of Baby? Size of a turnip, 5 ounces, 5 inches long from head to rump
Maternity Clothes? I broke down and finally got some maternity jeans that fit well and man they make all the difference in the world. So comfortable.
Weight Gain?  I have been sick (upper respiratory virus) over the past couple of weeks, and lost some weight. I'm currently up 1 lb from my pregnancy weight but my doctor didn't think that it was an issue.
 Stretch Marks? No. Moisturizer is my best friend.
Gender?  BOY!!
Sleep? My friend Toni, let me borrow her Snoogle pregnancy pillow. Oh my gosh. This thing is a beast but I sleep so good with it!
Food Cravings? Nada. Trying to force myself eat my veggies and I've been conscience about getting plenty of protein and dairy. Still lots of carbs and fruit.
What I Miss? Caffeine and some of my normal clothes that no longer fit.
Symptoms? Constipated and I've got a big belly on me. Also, dirt and clutter are bothering me. I've really picked back up the deep cleaning around the house that was I was slacking on in the first trimester and I went on an organizing tear the other day.
Belly Button? It's super shallow. 
Best Moment of the Week? The ultrasound and finding out it's a boy! I've started on the nursery and will share more soon!

xoxo - Bethany