baby a : nursery reveal

this is a way overdue post!
AUSTIN’S NURSERY REVEAL!

i wanted to stay neutral with a’s nursery just in case our next babe is a girl. i also stayed away from the typical “boy” theme that has cars, dinosaurs. trucks, etc. i really hate those things, ESPECIALLY on baby clothes!

so here you go! the sweetest nursery for the sweetest baby boy!

{ all items will be linked at the bottom of the post! }

 


we realized after putting everything up that we were going to need much longer shelves. eek!


above the rocker

personalized quilt // pottery barn // { here }
elephant // pottery barn // { here }
personalized elephant rocker // pottery barn // { here }
hanging clouds // pottery barn // { here }
rocking chair // target // { here }
accent table // homegoods
jellycat elephant // nordstrom // { here }
changing table // pottery barn // { here }
crib // pottery barn // { here }
crib bedding // pottery barn // { here }
light fixture // land of nod // { here }
rug // target // { here }
wall art // etsy // { here }

sooooo you might be thinking to yourself…geez did pottery barn throw up in there?
and the answer to that is…yes, yes it did!

i love how everything turned out and it will be perfect for the next babe should it be a girl!
if you have any questions about specific items, please feel free to email me or comment!

baby a : 1 month

welcome back!

i will be doing monthly updates on austin so keep on reading to follow all of his milestones with us!

i realized that i never posted his “just arrived” photo so here is that preciousness!


look at how teeny! weighing less than his birth weight, around 6 pounds 7 oz and a little jaundice. poor dude, but i’ll get into more of that in a bit!

1 month

what in the actual heck! how has it already been a month?! that is just bonkers!
look at the tie and where it’s at on him now! i did not realize he had grown that much already!

this first month with austin has been everything i’ve expected it to be. exhausting, trying, boring, AMAZING.
coming home with austin was so different than coming home with jaz. i was so sick with jaz {they hit my spinal cord with her epidural and i had a spinal headache} that i don’t even remember her first few days. but i know for a fact they weren’t as easy as austin’s first night(s) home.
my body really just whipped right back to it’s normal self. i was hardly swollen in ‘the’ area which is not what i remembered with jaz and i was up walking around just a couple hours after having her. the only thing that hurt was where they put the epidural and my uterus contracting down to normal size again. BUT THAT’S IT! i felt like wonder woman! cale & i even went to babies r us and target 2 days after having him. seriously, wonder woman!
i attribute his easy nights to my awesome recovery, had i had a c-section or just a rough recovery, i can’t imagine what it might have been like.

from night one at the hospital, austin slept for 3-4 hours at a time. we had 4 different nurses come in to try and help me wake him up to eat but he just wasn’t having it. because of this, they pricked his foot a couple times just to check his glucose levels. they always came back great so they weren’t too concerned. because my labor went so fast and he was out in less than five minutes, they said that can make babies super sleepy.

after bringing him home, he kept this up. halla-freaking-luya! it was amazing, you guys!
the weekend after we brought him home, we noticed he was becoming a little more yellow. at our appointment that next monday, the doctor said he had a mild case of jaundice. they checked his bilirubin levels and they weren’t high enough for him to have phototherapy so she just said go home and set him next to a window undressed. which..if you live in seattle, you know how hard it was to find any kind of sun this past month. ***sighhhh*** but because of his jaundice, we went back to dr everyday for 3 days so they could check his levels again. by day 4 he was perfect and didn’t need to come back to the dr until his 6 week check up! woop woop!

mom’s with newborns or any kids, know that these first few months are pretty borrrring. he literally eats, burps, poops and sleeps…AND REPEAT. it hasn’t been until this past week that he’s been staying up for 30-45 minutes in between his day naps.

we just started moving him to his crib during the day to nap. i really,ย really, want to get him used to his crib for when we switch him from the bassinet next to our bed {no, weย do not cosleep} to his crib at night. i did this with jaz and she has always slept in her own bed. it was such a seamless transition that i wanted to do the same with austin and luckily, i have a husband who 100% agrees.
so for now, he’s in the bassinet at night and will be until around 6 months or when he starts sleeping through the night, and he naps in his crib during the day.

he’s not smiling on his own yet, still just at his own gas. i am hoping to see those handsome grins in the next month!

even though he is only a month he already likes and dislikes quite a few things!
likes // baths, mama’s chest, papa’s arms, sister’s voice, his hands, mama’s boobs
dislikes // his weiner being cold, being hungry for more than 1 minute, being swaddled, getting strapped into the carseat {he loves the ride though}

weighs // around 7.5 pounds still in newborn clothes
length // 21 inches
eye color // dark slate grey, we are hoping that stays! it’s beautiful!
hair color // black
nicknames // mr.sweetface, a, duderz, bud, squeaks {he only squeaks when he nurses}
sleeping through the night? // no, waking up around 2 and then again around 4:30-5. morning routine & feeding starts at 8 and then every two hours until 10 pm.
tummy time? // we just introduced this to him last week. he’s little and came early so his muscles aren’t quite where most 1 month olds should be but he doesn’t get irritated and he flips his head from side to side so yayyy!

we can’t wait for him to start cooing, smiling and holding his floppy head a bit better!

happy 1 month sweet boy!ย 

a’s newborn photo session

as promised,
here is austin’s sweetest and most adorable newborn photo session!

thank you so much to the sweet & talented kristin of
kristin harris photography
thank you for capturing this beautiful time in our lives!

now on to the sweet goodness!


look at those toes!!

ugh! my mr. sweetface!!! why is he so perfect?!

big sister jazmyne is the proudest big sister on this planet!

some of my favorites of just me and my boy


sweet baby stretches!

obsessed with all of him

i live for these teeny forehead kisses.

my babies!


ahhh squeamish LOOK AWAY…it’s a boob! lol
in all seriousness, i will treasure this photo. with jazmyne, i wasn’t able to nurse her. i tried and admittedly gave up way too soon. it hurt and i was 17 so i had no apprehensions of just stopping cold turkey. i knew that i wanted to try so much harder with austin and i am going 1 day short of a month strong! when i am able to fully fill his belly, i can’t tell you how proud that makes me. or when i pump 4+ ounces!
i’m not sure how long i will nurse him and i’m not going to put a time limit on it but i am going to try my darnedest!

papa and his boy!


i’m obsessed with this picture. look at that smile my husband has on his face. it’s contagious!!

our new family of four!

here is a’s announcement design fromย minted.
design {HERE}

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WELCOME TO THE WORLD SWEET BOY.
YOU ARE SO LOVED