Friday, August 31, 2012


Hi everyone!

I fell off the face of the earth for a bit, but for good reason - Lily has arrived! She was born on August 19th. She is perfect and healthy and wonderful. I've been soaking up every second of her perfect little self.

What we didn't expect, at all, was her size - Lily came into the world at a whopping 10lbs 11oz!! Granted, I did have an epidural and we both were pretty pumped full of fluid, she's still a big baby! I gave my doctor a ration of crap for predicting that she'd be about 7.5lbs. lol

Here she is at one week:

She and I are still working to get the whole breastfeeding thing down. It's not easy! Add that to our other parental fumblings, mix in some good hormones, and the week has certainly had it's ups and downs. Thankfully J has been off work the past two weeks and we've been figuring it all out as a family.

Watching J become a father has been amazing. He is so in love with this little girl. He rarely even wants to put her down. I didn't think it was possible to love him any more, but I do.

I have quite a bit more I'd love to share about my first two weeks as a mama. So, I will be back! Meanwhile, we have our first big outing today. One of my best friends is getting married, so we're getting dressed up and headed out to a wedding! (Please, let's not talk about my lack of wardrobe at the moment - finding something to wear is always stressful enough without my new wider hips and rib cage. Eek!)

Monday, August 13, 2012


One of my favorite things to do is to stalk blogs and look at the beautiful nurseries people put together. There are so many awesome ideas and folks get so creative! So, how could I possibly deny you a peak at Lily's?? That wouldn't be very nice of me at all, especially since I cannot pass up a chance to show it off. I LOVE this space. I cannot believe how well it came together and how our hard work paid off. It has been a lot of work over the last few months, but we couldn't be happier.

Without further ado... a tour!

I love how the coral and blue came together.

Little bits of yellow and green throughout
 The frame above the shelf has a cut out section of a gift bag from one of my showers. 

 Some of the details - shelf frame and mirror above the changing table

 A closer detail on the ruffled crib skirt that I made. 
I am a hugely novice sewer - so I'm very proud of this! 

 Lily's friends, just waiting patiently for her to come home.  

 Diapers, all clean and fluffy, ready for her chubby little buns.

Side table stocked with handy things for snuggling in the glider (iPod, books, support pillow, etc)
Oooh, the fun things in her closet - blankets, hats, wraps, etc - can you spy her adorable pink shades??)

We really aren't too into 'themes', so this is where we landed. A good color scheme and an eclectic collection of things we love. Now it just needs a pretty baby to call it home. Enjoy! If you have questions about any of it, feel free to ask! I know how challenging it can be to find and borrow ideas. Ask away!