Thursday, March 1, 2018

Baby Number Three Nursery Inspiration

With only one month left to go it's really time to get my butt into gear and get this room ready for the new baby.  The last two weeks being sick really put a damper on timing and now I feel semi rushed to finish all the things like right now.  Not wanting to spend tons of money on this new room, but also wanting to feel like I'm doing something special for each baby we've tried to use a lot of the same furniture we had previously.  The biggest purchase really though has been a new crib since we can't quite kick Peyton out of his yet.

I'm updating the monochromatic look of Peytons room and adding orange, pops of black and a little more of a woodsy theme. This means we don't have any huge projects and will make the transition just a little bit easier.  The biggest statement piece of the whole room is some bright orange blackout curtains which will also be able to move around to any of the boys' rooms as they get older.

In true last minute fashion and honestly not having time to head out and shop, I was able to get most of the pieces from Amazon, so win for me and for Amazon prime for being so amazing.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Peyton 18 Months

Noah 18 Months

Peyton's personality is really starting to show up right about now.  This is really the time I start to enjoy so much more than those baby moments.  He's really started to understand what we ask him to do and is getting so good at playing with Noah and also by himself.  Life is good for this kid.

  • Stats: Size 6 Diapers | 18mo -2T clothing
  • Size: 26.8lbs
  • New Abilities: Well the last update I talked about how he could walk.  That's so crazy to think that was just a little bit back.  It seems like he's been walking forever since he can run and climb on the couch.  He wrestles with Noah and is completely ok to go up and down the stairs on his own. Time sure does go quick.   New this month would be the total ability to move anywhere on his own, but really the mental leaps he's had are the most impressive.  He really understands so much more and is starting to communicate so much better.
  • Communication:  Peyton can really express his feelings well but also is super stubborn which is becoming quite obvious.  If he doesn't get what he wants he really just throws a fit so we started doing calm down moments by putting him in the mudroom away from everyone for a couple minutes until he's ready to join the rest of the family and that's really seemed to at least change the behavior at that time. 
  • Sleep: His night time sleep has settled for now.  Looks like we might be over those weird middle of the night wake ups.  He's sleeping 7:30p-7/8a with an occasional early morning wake up.  He's dropped his second nap - right around the end of the last update - so like 16ish months and is now taking a hefty nap at the same time as Noah.  Really convenient actually.   12:30ish for 2-3 hours.
  • Mom Check-In: After being sick for the last two weeks I feel like I'm finally getting back to normal.  I've started to get a little more tired just doing regular everyday things but I will still say this pregnancy has been the easiest.  I don't feel like I'm going to burst at any moment and although I'm ready for baby to be here, it's not because I'm miserable.  

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

February Update

I realize these updates just keep getting longer and longer apart but I feel like I'll regret if I stop this blog all together.  I love looking back and reading old posts and reminiscing on all the fun we have as a family. It's been and up and down month so far and we still have a little over a week to go.  The most notable and frustrating was Jeff and I both getting the flu at the same time.  I don't think it should even be allowed for both parents to get sick at the same time.  It's so miserable.   We're both still battling the side-effects and although I'm glad the kids weren't the ones that were sick, part of me thinks it would have been easier for us to take care of them. I have absolutely no voice still and parenting and working without a voice seems to be more important that I may have previously thought.  Jeff is still up and down every day and really we're all just trying to make it through.

With the Olympics starting we have however had a lot of family time in front of the couch.  Noah asking way too many questions but coming just at the right time with all the couch time we've needed for rest.   Our house is filled with hand drawn flags of all our favorite countries and I'm pretty sure Noah knows more about the sports in the winter Olympics than I knew by the time I was twenty.

Peyton, the little stinker continues to be his mischievous self getting into everything.  Running away from parents, hitting Noah and wrestling like he's the same size and getting into the chocolate bowl even though I'm pretty sure he knows he's not supposed to.

With only 43 days until baby number threes' due date we need to get our butt in gear around here.  We still need to move Peyton to the guest room and get the nursery ready for our new baby boy.  I would love it if we were all healthy and the house kind of caught up on.  Laundry always seems to pile up so quick and I can never keep up with sweeping our floors.   I'm guessing that's just what happens with kids but I'm determined to get it under control by the time baby gets here!

Friday, January 26, 2018

January Update

Happy New Year!... I mean, end of January.  Whoops!

Time flies when your having fun - or when your busy with life, right?

We got right into the swing of things when we were done with Christmas break.  We all went back to work and school. Jeff went to Florida for work for a couple of days.  We do our usual routines and honestly not much super crazy stuff going on around here. Oh ya, did I mention I'm pregnant?  Yep.  That happened too. We're already 30 weeks along and cruising.  Can you believe it?  We'll be welcoming baby boy in April and I feel like I'm super ready and at the same time not at all.  We can't quite kick Peyton out of his crib yet and I've literally bought just one zippy for the new baby and that's it.  Third kid I suppose. But without Peyton out of the nursery I don't really feel like I've been able to set anything up for the next one quite yet so here we are... until we kick him to the other room.

So what have we been doing with our time the last month?  Well, playing a lot.  Brothers playing together mostly which is super sweet to see. One minute they love each other, the other... well you know.  Just crazy town.  Peyton sure stands up for himself and Noah is trying to figure out this playing with my brother thing out.  They sure do love each other though and we're excited to welcome one more boy soon to the pack.