What? Peanut is four weeks already?!
I can’t even explain the joy of motherhood. As a first time parent I was worried about being a good parent/knowing what to do. It’s really crazy how the motherly instincts just come to you. Now that I’ve had a whole four weeks of experience, I feel like a pro. ;]
I’m currently on maternity leave and this is probably my first time blogging from home. (If I actually get to post this considering my 100 year hold computer is whirring like it’s about to die.) I normally blog from work. I’m loving spending time and bonding with my little guy, so if you don’t get any posts from me between now and April now you know why.
I do eventually want to post my third trimester recap (here are the first and second recaps) and post about Peanut’s birth story. In short, everything went great and baby and Mama are doing awesome!
I’ll try not to post TOO many pictures, but how do you chose which pictures you like best?? And please tell me how I have approximately 1,000 pictures and it’s only been four weeks?!
TUMMY TIME PRO!
Can you guess his favorite sleep position? =]
Hey everyone! I’ve been a little MIA around here but I have a good reason why! I had my beautiful baby boy!!!
Introducing “Peanut” Vaughn. Baby and Mama are doing great and Papa is floating on cloud nine.
I’m going to take some time away from the blog to spend with my little bundle of joy!
Here are some pictures to enjoy.
Wow, I can’t believe it’s a new year already. Time goes by way too fast. (And I hear it goes by even faster when you have kids!)
We are still awaiting the arrival of our first little bundle of joy. My “official/technical/whatever” due date is next Tuesday, January 7th, but who knows when he will decide to show up. The nursery is done enough, the car seat is in the Jeep, Hubs put together the swing and it’s all set up in the living room, the Rock N Play is ready by my bedside and my hospital bags are packed. Now, we wait.
It’s really crazy to think that next week (heck, maybe even tomorrow!) Hubs and I will be parents. I mean, our who lives are completely going to change. It’s not just going to be us anymore. It’s a scary, but very exciting thought. We really can’t wait to meet him. <3
We have truly been blessed this year. We found out I was pregnant in April, so really, this whole year has consisted of new experiences with my being pregnant. Nine months seems like such a long time, but it really did go by quickly. I remember the morning I saw the positive test like it was yesterday. I’ve had such a smooth, uneventful (in a good way) pregnancy and I’m so grateful for that. I hope that my labor, delivery and recovery continue on the same way.
Another big thing that happened this year was Hubs got a promotion! I’m so happy for him and proud of him. =]
I hope you all can look back and see a wonderful year behind you, and I hope that you all have a great year ahead of you as well.
Happy New Year!
So my official due date is next Tuesday and yes, I’m just getting around to a nursery reveal. To be honest with you, the nursery isn’t even 100% done. But guess what? It’s done ENOUGH and that works for me. =] (We still need to hang the curtains and some prints/pictures on the walls.)
We went with a rustic, log cabin, man cave nursery theme and I.LOVE.IT.
Just a warning, I took these pictures with my iPhone so they’re not great quality.
Here is the view I get when I’m standing in Peanut’s doorway.
If you remember from my nursery room dilemma post, I went with option 2 and I love it. I can peek in the door and see right to the crib with the dresser mirror positioned the way it is.
Peanut even has a trophy wall already. =]
I love the moose.
Hubs showed me those stuffed animal wall mounts one day thinking I wouldn’t go for it, but I LOVED them. Aren’t they just the cutest things?? We got some unfinished wood plaques from the craft store and Hubs stained them to give the mounts a more “realistic” look. I love the way they came out!
(Of course those frames will eventually have pictures in them.)
Here’s Peanut’s view from his nursery window.
The only thing I’m missing for Peanut’s nursery is a stuffed animal bear rug that’s currently out of stock. It’s so stinking cute and I will be snatching it up as soon as it’s available. Here’s what it looks like:
Seriously cute, right?!
And just because I’ve missed a couple belly bump pictures, here I am updating you. =]
What do you think of the nursery?! =]
I know, I know. Ornament wreaths are EVERYWHERE in blogland. Maybe that’s why I wanted to make one so bad. They’re so pretty!
I won’t go into a full tutorial because there are already a million out there, but just for the record – I used this one.
I (obviously) went with a gold, silver and red color theme. Honestly, this took me FOREVER. Mainly because I got tired and ache-y (thanks pregnancy) and worked on it over several
days weeks. I love how it turned out though! Here’s my quick step by step – and what I would do differently next time.
Gather your supplies. I already had the wreath form on hand but you can get the kind I used at Walmart for around $3. (And feel free to use any other kind of wreath form too. My wreath form was pretty thick and I think I ended up having to use a lot more ornaments than “normal”, which brought up the over all cost of my wreath.) I got all of my ornaments at the dollar store. I probably used around 150.
Then, take all the tops off the ornaments. (I laid my ornaments down on a pillow case to try to catch all the glitter.)
I didn’t do this next part but I would HIGHLY recommend it. BEFORE YOU GO ON TO THE NEXT STEP, wrap the wreath form in fabric, ribbon, spray paint in the color scheme you’re using, SOMETHING. I didn’t do anything to mine and am a tiny bit bummed that you can see some of the plain wreath form through the ornaments. Simply covering the wreath form in something similar to your colors/theme will avoid this mishap in the end.
ALSO, I didn’t add anything to hang my wreath with so I ended up having to fish some twine through my ornaments and around the wreath form, which was a pain. Save yourself the trouble and go ahead and add your “hanger” ahead of time.
Okay. moving on.
Start gluing your ornaments around the inside and outside areas (tops up).
Then flip it over and start filling in your gaps!
Did you make an ornament wreath this year? =]
I can’t believe Christmas is next weekend!
We have been SO busy around here – which is totally not like us during the week. We’re normally like old people and don’t do anything during the week once we get off of work. Between the water heater leaking and needing to be replaced, trying to finish up the nursery, my work Christmas party, touring the hospital, Hubs’ work Christmas party, getting the car seat installed “professionally” (taking it to the Fire Department) and deciding last minute (literally – yesterday) that we were going to try to do some Christmas shopping, it’s been crazy.
I haven’t even sent out my Christmas cards yet. =/
I’m not sure if I’ll post anything next week so if not, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! =]
It’s just a waiting game now…