31 Weeks

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Time is flying by so quickly! I cannot believe that we have less than 10 weeks to go. Our sweet baby boy will be in our arms before we know it. Dane and I feel more and more blessed everyday. It still amazes me that God chose us to raise and care for this little man! Every time I get to feel him kick and squirm my heart grows a little more in love.

We have had the privilege of seeing our little guy through sonogram a lot. There have been some concerns that required a little more monitoring than normal, but both baby and I are perfectly healthy. Over the weekend we had a 3D sonogram and our families got to join us to see the little guy. Every time we see him I am just in awe, and it was wonderful to share that with our loved ones.

How Far Along: 31 weeks
Gender: boy
Sleep: I would love to sleep through the night just once before he arrives
Best Moment: making tons of progress on the baby's room
Miss Anything: being able to pick stuff up off the floor
Movement: he is very active
Cravings: not really
Queasy or Sick: I have started to get heartburn
Looking Forward To: celebrating with family and friends at the baby shower this weekend

The picture above was taken by my lovely friend, Chelsea! She did such an amazing job capturing this special moment in our life! I will be sure to share more soon, but for now you can see a few of our sneak peeks on her Facebook page.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

I have really been in the Christmas spirit lately. I know, it is only October, but I really think it has something to do with this little squirm worm growing inside me. I haven't gone crazy and started playing Christmas music throughout the house...yet, but I have been buying presents for months! Who knows when little man will arrive! I have to be prepared! Anyway, I thought I would share my go to places for finding the perfect Christmas gifts.

Shutterfly: If you are looking for a personalized photo gift, Shutterfly is the place to go! The selection of home décor and gifts is fabulous, and they run specials regularly. They even have personalized wrapping paper! That is pretty much the coolest thing ever, don't you think!? Moms. Grandmas. Sisters. Aunts. You will be sure to find something that they will like, and there is nothing more thoughtful than a personalized present!

Zulily: I have little nieces and nephews in my family. When I need to find an affordable name brand gift, this is the first place I look. They always have great deals! Zulily also carries home décor and clothing for adults.

 Jane: This is a site that I check regularly. The items offered change daily, and there is always something great...AND the prices are amazing! For stocking stuffers or little gifts this is a great place to look!

 Uncommon Goods: There are so many interesting things available on Uncommon Goods. One of the things that I love about the site is they make searching for the perfect gift a breeze! You can choose gifts based on gender, age, price, or interest! Have a grillmaster on your list? They have already compiled all of the gifts that person would love!

 West Elm: Okay, I can't say that I have actually ever purchased a gift from this site (maybe I have, but I quickly decided it was to amazing not to keep for myself), but I absolutely love all of their Christmas décor! If I had about 4 more jobs, I would totally own everything they offer! Some of my favorites include this felt mistletoe, felt garland, and these stockings! Oh, and did I mention they almost always have free shipping! They just make it so easy to splurge!

Nursery Plans

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

I have had several people ask how Dane and I were planning on decorating the nursery. I can't say that we really have a theme in mind, but we I have found some inspiration on Pinterest. Our spare room is already painted gray, and we have no intention of changing that. I love gray for a nursery. I plan on brightening the space up with some fun pops of color.

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A couple of weeks ago Dane and I picked up some art at Hobby Lobby. My favorite is this canvas by Lindsay Letters. You seriously need to check out her shop! I want everything!

Some other things that I have planned for the room include decorative arrows, bright pillows, and lots more colorful wall art! And, what is a room without chalkboard piant? I can't wait to put everything together and reveal the little man's space!