Sunday, January 16, 2011

Drew's Room

I still have a couple things I need to do for Drew's room, but I wanted to go ahead and give a little peek into his almost completed nursery. 

View from the door

Glider with fun "d" pillow

Crib with picture collage

Anthropologie knobs on the closet

Look at his little elephant chair!!

View from closet looking back toward the door

Check out my awesome diaper bag!

Can you see the small touch of Star Wars above the toy basket?

His closet is very organized, although it looks disorganized in this picture...hmmm

Closer up view of the picture collage (I will try to take a better one soon)

I always love when people post where they found their nursery items, so I am going to share in case you need a few ideas. Obviously I took these pictures, so they aren't that great..but you can see the gist of the nursery.

Crib: Simmon Valencia convertable crib-Babies R Us (gift from my parents)
Changing Table-Pottery Barn Outlet; X-Large baskets from Pottery Barn kids (gift from my parents)
Glider-Babies R Us (gift from Kent's dad and stepmom)
Bookshelf-Previously owned Ikea Expedite (baskets from Michaels)
Small elephant chair-Homegoods (gift from my parents)

Pillow on glider-Etsy from HAWthorne
Orange fan-fun store in Jasper, TX (gift from Kent's mom)
Diaper Bag-Gap (on sale!)
Toy Basket-Target laundry basket (later it will be embroidered with Drew's name on it)
Elephant painting-Gift from my brother in law's parents
Darth Vader night light-Pottery Barn kids
Knobs on closet-Anthropologie
Bedding-Ordered on Amazon Carter's  Elephant Bedding (I reversed the bedding so that the elephants face the inside and the polka dots face the outside of the crib. Also, I am not using the crib sheet it came with, I am using a solid brown one from Carters.)
Letters for name above his crib-Pottery Barn kids
Lamp base-Babies R Us,
Lamp shade-Pottery Barn kids

Picture collage
Keep Calm-Greeting card purchased in London
D-Cut out by my friend Glo, added the rain drop scrapbook paper behind it
It's hard to see, but the frame to the right has Kent written on it. It's from Kent's kindergarten class when he was learning to write his name!!
Monsier Print-Etsy from Cosas Minimas
Child of God-Etsy from Sugarfresh
Sailboat-Greeting card purchased in London on orange scrapbook paper

Wall color is from Lowe's-Valspar Going Gray

I still have an awesome mobile to hang that my friend Lindsey made, so I will post that once it's up. This weekend we installed his car seat, set up the pack & play, and put together his little vibrating chair. So, we are almost completely ready for his arrival. Tomorrow I am clearning toys and pacis. Only 3 1/2 more weeks (or maybe less) to go!!

Friday, January 07, 2011

35 week pregnancy update

I haven't talked too much about my pregnancy recently, but I thought I would do a short post giving a brief update. Here are a few stats:

  • Currently 35 weeks, with an approximate due date of 2/11/11 (but, he is welcome to come earlier)
  • We have most of his clothes washed and his nursery just about completed..still need to hang a mobile and I am considering doing a DIY valence for his window. Blog with pictures of his nursery coming soon. Also, still need to install his car seat and set up the pack & play. 
  • For the most part I feel okay. Drew is sitting very high, so I sometimes have trouble breathing and have daily acid reflux. Also, I have weird pains in my back..but tomorrow I am getting a prenatal massage at Spa Nordstrom (Christmas present from Drew's dad :). 
  • Sleep isn't great, but not terrible. Usually wake up 3-4 per night, but I guess that will be my future for the next few months. 
  • My only consistent craving through my pregnancy has been orange juice, but occasionally I will have a strong craving for Chinese food!! 
  • Doctor said on Thursday that Drew's position is great and he anticipates that I will have an "easy" labor and delivery. I am not counting on the easy part, but we will see! 
  • Right now I am planning on taking 10 weeks off work, so I am staying very busy at work preparing for my maternity leave. 
I have not been taking consistent pictures through my pregnancy, but occasionally I will take one to send to my best friend, Lauren in Denver. So if you aren't grossed out by pregnant women...enjoy!!

In Florida..about 4 weeks pregnant but didn't know it!

8 weeks 

12 weeks 

About 20 weeks 

26 weeks @ Dallas baby shower with all of Drew's grandmothers
32 weeks at annual Christmas dinner with Glosie and Bex
33 weeks
35 weeks (took picture to wish my mom a happy birthday from Drew :)

Thursday, January 06, 2011

She turned 5...

I have about 5 blog posts up my including pictures of Drew's nursery. First a simple post celebrating/lamenting the fact that my oldest niece turned 5 last month. To me, 5 is when they go from being "little" to "big" kids.  

Home from the hospital
Around 18 months

Age 2

Age 2 1/2 (my wedding day)

3rd Birthday

Age 3 1/2
Not sure what to think about her new sister

Age 4

Age 4...almost 5

Age 5 at her princess birthday tea
Addie is so good with her little sister...she is patient, understanding, and generous with Macy. I am excited to see Addie with her cousin Drew. I love that my sister's family lives only 5 minutes away, and I hope that our kids are lifelong friends. Addison Leigh Seidel, I love you more than words can express and I pray big things for you.  To end, here is a recent picture of my youngest niece, Macy at 18 months old.