• Birth story

    Ellery’s Birth Story: Part 3

    Read Ellery’s Birth Story Parts one and Part two Once we were back in our room Ellery and I had our first nursing session. It was beautiful and she took to it like a champ. She nursed, unlatched, and fell right to sleep. While I was enjoying these first moments with my little lady, the nurse informed us that the doctor found signs of an unexplained uterine infection when she was completing the c-section. This infection, we later came to learn, is known as Chorioamnionitis, and is one of the leading causes of stillborn babies. Because of Ellery’s exposure to this infection, she would need to undergo a prophylactic antibiotic…

  • Creating a toddler room

    Farewell Nursery, Hello Toddler Room

    Transforming the Nursery Happy mid-week folks! I hope you all had a fantastic weekend. Our weekend has been pretty productive as the hubs and I are working on transforming Asher’s useless nursery into a toddler room for him instead! A rough week or not, I was not letting go of our plans to pack up the car and make a day trip to the nearest IKEA. Like most woman in the world, I love Ikea! I slowly walk through the showroom, ‘ooh’-ing and ‘ahh’-ing at the cleverness and usefulness of all the setups and thinking to myself “I totally need that  (fill in the blank) because it will absolutely fine-tune…

  • Nursery Progress

    The hubs and I have been quite busy these last few weeks getting the nursery in order and I am finally getting around to showing our progress. We were able to find a silver lining in the days filled with snow in early January by spending those days working on getting things put together and put away. The hubs spent a few hours putting together our glider rocker and the crib while I photographed the adventure. We also finished up one of our biggest projects of the nursery which was refinishing a dresser we snagged at a local antique shop in town. The dresser was in great shape and is…

  • Nursery Crafts Sneak Peak

    I am a lover of all things craft related, so I am sure it comes at no surprise that I wanted to add a few DIY touches to little man’s nursery. I have been so excited to share with each of you a sneak peak of the details for the nursery. So here is a glimpse of a few things I have been working on.

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    Nautical Nursery Ideas

    I am so unbelievably excited about decorating our baby’s nursery. Pinterest is a black hole worth of ideas and I spend nearly every day on there pinning new ideas. Since we don’t know if the little one is a boy or a girl yet most of our ideas are just suggestions and colors will change depending on the sex.  I knew, even before I was pregnant, that I wanted our baby’s nursery to have clean lines, bold colors, and nontraditional nursery decor items. The hubs and I agreed almost immediately on a nautical theme for this little one’s room, boy or girl.  I love the use of the sailor’s wheel,…