Wednesday, December 11, 2013


It's finally time to announce our BIG NEWS...Chris and I have been incredibly blessed and are thrilled to announce we are expecting our 2nd child.

We are beyond excited, scared, nervous, and have no idea what to expect adding a second little one to our growing family.  It's crazy the different emotions you go through while you are pregnant.  This pregnancy was planned so no crazy "oh crap" moments but still as the days get closer I get more nervous.  I know it was the same feeling I had before Bram was born but now it's "can I be a good mom to TWO kids."  I want to have a big family but I also want to be able to provide each of them with the best life, give them each the best care, and provide a loving home.  Obviously we will have no problem with that...just me being a silly, nervous, anxious mommy. 

Can you believe this big boy is going to be a big a SISTER :).

I am pretty sure he has no idea what is going on.  We talk about his sister every day but I don't think it's clicking yet.   I do think he's going to be a very helpful big brother.  He already loves feeding the dolls and changing their diapers.  It's pretty adorable seeing him copy his mom with the daycare kids.  He also LOVES to help mom clean.  I love getting him involved.  He gets so proud of himself. 

I am officially rounding the end of 6 months...seriously have NO IDEA where the time has gone.  It's been a much quicker pregnancy then Bram.  I am sure having him around has made things seem like they are flying by.  My first trimester was completely opposite of what I dealt with prior.  This time I was nauseous and dizzy all the time, migraines galore, yucky acne, and everything else except throwing up.  Once I hit the second trimester things changed almost instantly.  I'm feeling much better.

Preparing for this little lady has been super exciting.  Baby girl clothes and nursery stuff is so much more fun and cuter then little boy stuff.  It's very hard for me to resist shopping EVERY DAY.  The nursery has been a very slow process but hopefully this weekend I will get a start on some of the decorating.   Like Bram's room, I am constantly changing my mind on everything: the decor, the arrangement, the theme, etc.  Can't wait to show you what we come up with.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

More Lovely Ideas for a Toddler Boy Room

Since Bram has done so well with laying on his mattress we are officially changing his room to big boy status.  Can't wait to show you pictures.  Here is our list's getting close to the big reveal...haha. 

Mattress (obviously)
Twin bed (skipping the toddler bed)
Book/Toy area
New Sheets/Comforter
Sitting area
Gallery wall
Map(s) for wall
DIY rug

As I contemplate how and where to do Bram's gallery wall here are some more of my favorite ideas and accessories for toddler boy rooms that I love! 

Here is another awesome gallery many great ideas here.
View room here
Stripe bedding especially for a boys room.  A little boy could have this bedding for years.

Find bedding here:
Fun throw pillows like these ABC pillows from Land of Nod.

Find pillows here:
Revamped old desk.

View desk here:
Creative reading nook

View nook here:

Vintage car DIY art...maybe the cutest thing ever!

Check out how to make these here:

I keep finding great ideas so my plans keep changing...ugh! I really need to stop looking thru Pinterest and Etsy.