He's Here!

8.02.2015

Well he has actually been here for 6 weeks now. I'm finally coming out of the zombie sleep deprived mode and wanted to share a couple pictures. I have a fantastically talented friend who took some newborn shots for us and I am thrilled at how they turned out.

We were able to use his dads stethoscope and reflex hammer and incorporate it in these shots-so fun!

I found the cutest little scrub set when I first found out I was pregnant and seeing him in them was just the cutest thing ever :) Being a mom is by far the best thing I have ever done, every exhausting minute. The love you can have for this tiny little clone of you and your husband is beyond words.




Baby Boy Nursery Tour

5.26.2015

We finally got our nursery finished this weekend! I will be 36 weeks pregnant tomorrow and its so nice to have this crossed off the list. Now all it needs is a little boy to complete the look :)

Even before we found out we were having a boy I knew I wanted to do a classy, more mature neutral nursery. I loved the look of restoration hardware baby rooms and set out to replicate that but in my own way.

I went with a pallet of neural colors. The paint color is coventry grey by Benjamin Moore and I am so pleased with it. I could have paired really any colors with it, such a fabulous neutral. In fact my mom and sister have actually painted their bedrooms this color they liked it so much!

We ordered our crib, dresser and bookshelf from a Michigan company called Windmill Designs and this is the Waverly collection. It was all custom made right here in our home state and a nice solid wood. It was totally worth the 4 month wait!

The animal wall art is from etsy and she has the most adorable custom nursery artwork I've found! Check her out here

The crown, elephant rocker and letter K are from Restoration Hardware. The crown was actually my first purchase and we kind of worked the room around it, going with silver accents.

The rocker is by Monte and is the Joya. It is very small and not the super plush, large glider that many people are used to. It fits our smaller room perfectly and I think it will do the trick for late night nursing sessions. Its also the leather version so Im hopeful it will be easier for clean ups.

The elephant wall print is from Pottery Barn kids and so is our bedding (the Taylor organic collection) and rug which has a cute elephant print as well.





Picture Perfect

4.23.2015

Checking in at 31 weeks pregnant today. I have felt phenomenal throughout the whole pregnancy and am so lucky to really be able to enjoy this time fully. Still wearing heels and have probably felt more confident with a baby belly than I ever have pre-pregnancy. I can't wrap my head around the fact that we will be meeting our son in the single digit weeks now!

A friend of mine who is a photographer shot some maternity pictures this past weekend I have to share. She is so talented and I love how they turned out. We shot at a nature preserve and the rain held off just long enough to get some great shots. You can check out more of her work here especially if you're in the Michigan area.

We are having out Iowa baby shower this weekend and then our big Michigan one the following. Time has always flown by as I got older, but now its on overdrive. This pregnancy has flown by and I have to make sure to really enjoy these last few weeks and all the excitement and family visits to come :)




Bahamas Babymoon

3.24.2015

Ive been majorly neglecting the blog. I swear I feel like it's been pretty boring over here and didn't really have too much to post. Then next thing ya know it's 3 months later. So here goes nothing...

My husband and I recently returned from our babymoon (aka our last vacation as a family of two). I'm almost 27 weeks pregnant now (how did that happen!!??) and this was really a glorious trip we had such a nice time. I've been feeling fantastic thoughout my pregnancy and this was a perfect time to travel. 

We stayed at the Sandals Royal Bahamian in Nassau. The resort was all inclusive and was one of the nicest trips I have taken. The food was surprisingly good, the service was friendly and always had smiling faces and the weather was a perfect 80 and sunny the whole time. With all the virgin drink options I didn't really feel like I missed out on the open bar either. I would highly recomend it to any couples looking for a romantic getaway. 

This was the most time I've spent with my husband in over a year since our last vacation, and it was so nice to see him outside of the hospital well rested, laughing and being relaxed. I cherished those times and was so happy we are able to get away like this and reconnect as cheesy as it sounds.

Here are a few of my favorites from the trip:












Oh baby!

12.28.2014

I haven't blogged in forever, I am such a slacker! But I wanted to pop on here and share the good news with everyone. After trying for over a year and just beginning the process of fertility testing and treatments I am thrilled to announce that I am pregnant and expecting a baby in June!!

Here was our announcement photo. We had an incredible photographer (who we are using to shoot our maternity and newborn pics) snap a few trial runs to use an announcement/facebook pictures. We are so happy with how they turned out!


We wanted a unique reveal because my husband is a surgeon so we went with a doctor themed baby onesie and of course he was dressed in scrubs. Which I rarely see him out of by the way, hmm maybe we should have opted for a suit instead?? I got the chance to show off my new shoes and knobby knees apparently too ;)

I am almost 15 weeks and have been feeling fantastic. We have had three ultrasounds and heard the heartbeat and I cry every time. I know everyone talks about the miracle of life but now that I am living it, I can say it really is! Although it is still surreal to me that there is a half me half my husband growing inside of me. Maybe once I feel those first kicks I'll get a reality check.