Saturday, January 26, 2013

Chloe's Nursery

Here it is, Chloe's nursery is finished!!!

We're so excited to unveil our little girls room!  It has been such a fun project and the results are exactly what I was hoping for.  Hope you like it!

I am so proud of this room!  I'm also very happy to have it done and ready for our little girl.  My energy level is starting to fade quickly.  This room has been a total labor of love.  I had so many ideas when I found out we were having a girl and I'm proud to say that all my visions have come together.  I have to say a big thank you to my hubby for doing all the manual labor and for putting up with my ideas.  It truely is a room made for a princess!

The crib, changing table, and glider rocker all came from Target.  The little wicker table was a flea market find that I've had for a while and the dresser actually came from Big Lots and I've also had that for a while. 

I love the flowers and lanterns hanging in the corner.  They came from Hobby Lobby and Michaels.  The picture came from Hobby Lobby as well.  The frame was originally an antique white, so Chris spray painted it white to match everything else in the room.

I made the cover for the changing table pad out of the same minky fabric that I made the crib sheet.  I even put a zipper in it so it can be taken off and washed.  The baskets are full of diapers, whipes, lotion, powder, bath wash, even some towels and wash clothes.

A close up of the crib skirt.

I made the entire bedding set.  Oops, I just noticed I put the end bumper pad the wrong way.  I'll have to fix that :)
I love her monogram at the head of the crib and the ruffled skirt was made a lot easier with the assistance of my new ruffler foot for my sewing machine.  Her blanket is simply swirled, minky fabric that I bound with white, satin quilt binding. 

I made the curtains and the rods came from Wal-Mart.  The white butterflies were a Target find! 

I bought the CHLOE letters at Hobby Lobby and just painted them and stuck them to the wall with glue dots.

I found the idea for the mobile on Pinterest and I'm so happy with the way it turned out.  It was A LOT of work.  I used a butterfly paper punch to make the pink and vellum butterflies.  It took a long time to get all the ribbon and tulle tied to the wreath frame, but as long as this took it was so worth it!!!

I also made the pillow, I used the same fabric in the curtains.  I think it turned out beautiful.

I bought this little lamp at Hobby Lobby, but didn't like the shade.  I cut out hundreds (no lie) of circles and hot glued them to make them look like rosettes.  I love the way this turned out.

Here is baby girls closet.  I think she's got a good start on her wardrobe!

Are those not the cutest shoes you've ever seen?!!!

So far we have 2 drawers pretty full!

She's ready for some Rangers Baseball!

These are the personalized burp clothes I've made.  It's a wonderful thing to sew and have an embroidery machine!

So there it is, Chloe's beautiful nursery.  All we need now is our sweet little girl.  We can't wait!!!

Sunday, January 13, 2013

21 Weeks

Well, we've made it half way through this pregnancy!  It's still hard to believe sometimes that this is really happening.  I've been feeling good although lately things are getting a little harder.  I'm having terrible indigestion and constipation.  I know a little too much information but it has been all consuming in this household.  I've even taken to eating prunes (YUCK!!!).  Thankfully, I'm starting to get the situation under control.  I never thought Chris and I would be so excited over a poop (hahaha)!

Chloe is a busy little girl these days.  She kicks and squirms all the time.  Chris has been able to feel her and that has been so exciting!  I went to the doctor last week and had gained 5 pounds, that makes my total weight gain 16 pounds, not bad at all! 

Now for the biggest news........................for all of my closest family you will be the most surprised by this........................I decided this past weekend it was time to buy a new bra.  I've out grown the ones I've been wearing and honestly they are just totally uncomfortable.  So off we went to the mall.  I went to Motherhood Maternity and was greeted by a very sweet, very young girl who eagerly asked if I was looking for something particular.  I smiled and announced, yes, a bra.  We walked to the back of the store where she asked if she could measure me.  I was very happy to let her whip out her tape measure to see exactly what size I had grown to.  She announced that I was a 36 (drum roll please) D!!!!!!!!!  I practically jumped back out of shock and looked her directly in the eye in total amazement.  "What did you say?" I asked.  She repeated those words 36D.  I could not surpress my laughter.  I could see the confusion on her face so I shared with her that only 6 months earlier I was my forever cup size of A.  No wonder my balance has been off....................not only is my belly growing, but my boobs are enormous for me! 

And here she is, my maternity, breatfeeding 36D in all her glory! 

We've been busy working on the nursery for the past couple of weeks.  I'm not ready to share pictures yet because I want it to be complete.  We bought the crib a couple of weeks ago, but when we went to put it together it had 4 left legs and no right ones.  We contacted the manufacturer and they have sent the 2 right legs.  I can't wait to show everyone what it looks like.  I've been busy sewing all the bedding and other things.  It's looking like a perfect room for our little princess. 

I'm so sorry I've taken so long to update the blog, I promise to do better.  I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and New Year.  I'm so excited about the new year but most of all meeting our precious little Chloe.