Thursday, September 18, 2014

2 Months Old

I'm a few days late on this post, but it's been the craziest week - we actually moved last weekend so we've been busy getting settled in to our new home. This morning I finally got some time to snap some pictures of Madi!

She turned 2 months old on Monday, September 15, 2014. I cannot believe 2 months has already passed since we traveled down to Florida for the first time and met this adorable little girl.

In the past months Madi has...

  • Outgrown the majority of her newborn clothes (at least I got 2 months of use out of them)
  • Decided that she wants to be held 24/7
  • Slept through the night a few times (which made mommy feel like a whole new person the next morning)
  • Started to smile intentionally some
  • Has gotten prettier and cuter every single day
  • and so much more...

Check out the fun pictures I snapped of her this morning!

Monday, September 1, 2014

Nursery Reveal

During the days while we were waiting for Madi to be born...well even before we were matched with her I suppose...I started working away at my vision for her nursery. It was therapy for me - to step into a dreary room with blank walls and transform it into a warm space where our baby would, one day, spend so much time - playing, sleeping, pooping (haha - well I did say I would be honest on here right?).

Since I started the dreams for our nursery long before we were matched to a little girl, we decided to go with a gender neutral color palette that would allow us to accent for a boy or girl once we were matched. I also wanted something that could easily be transformed into a toddler's room without having to purchase new decorations or bed sets.

So, we stuck with the already painted mocha walls, added in pops of primary colors and pink (once we found out we were having a girl), and, of course, a few dachshunds here and there. Check it out:
Walking into the nursery.
To the right of the door.
Looking from the other side of the room.
Left: Old desk utilized for a changing table / Beautiful custom 'Chosen' artwork by Grace-filled Designs
Right: Shelves with books, storage, monitor and music / Old wood crate used as a toy box

Left side: Freebie Alphabet Printables from The Handmade Home
Right side: 'I am a child of God' Printable from Mommy Blogs / 'Such a big miracle...' Printable from Pure and Lasting
Left: Crib (with a sleeping beauty) / Custom handmade quilt by my amazing mother / Canopy from IKEA (discontinued so I bought it off a seller on Amazon)
Right: Vintage frame painted and strung with ribbons to hold headbands and bows / Closet (with way too many clothes already)
The best edition to this nursery - little miss Madison.

Needless to say, I'm in love with this room! It turned out better than I even could have hoped it would.

Before Madi came home I used to sit in this room and stare at the walls, anxious for the day when I could share this pretty space with her. Now, although she's much too young to appreciate the decorations, we still soak up every minute we have together in her little space.