Thursday, April 30, 2015
Allow me to introduce Colette Marie Myers. Born 4/23/15 at 8:54 am weighing 4 lbs 8 oz and 18.5 inches long.

We are all so in love with this little girl already! She is the sweetest and most content little baby. She loves to snuggle and really only cries when she is mad (during diaper changes and baths). So far she is a great eater and sleeps great, even at night. Even Cullen is smitten with his little sister; she gets more of his attention than I do these days.

I'll be back later to share more about her birth story and our stay in the hospital. For now, I am off to spend more time snuggling with Colette. I forgot how simply wonderful newborn snuggles are!

Nursery Reveal

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
I am so excited to finally share pictures of our little girl's nursery! I feel like we have been working on this room for the entire pregnancy, but it is now complete. And only two days before her arrival! I may add a few other things later, like a crib skirt and maybe some more art to her gallery wall, but for now, we are done.

I have been planning this room since before we even knew we were having a girl, and I love the way it turned out. I am in love with every piece in this room!

Crib | Dresser and Changing Table are family pieces painted Old World | Book Shelves | Ostrich | Blanket | Hamper | Tissue Holder | Mint Baskets | Flamingo Print | Closet Baskets | Pendant Light | Chalkboard Basket | Mint Shelf (Young House Love for Target) | Bow Jar | Sheep Toy | Night Light | Diaper Pail

Woven Rug | Side Table | Foot Stool | Embroidery, Large Canvas, Quilt, Pillows, Curtain, and Tassel Mobile all made by me

Baby #2: 37 Weeks

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

baby's size: Winter Melon (Last Thursday she weighed about 4 lb, 2 oz.)

how I'm feeling: Finally really ready to have this baby! The nursery is decorated, the baby clothes are washed and put away, and the house is almost cleaned. I feel like everything is in just about in place and I can finally focus on bringing home another little one.

best moment this week: It has been a pretty low key week. It's great to finally have the nursery done, Cullen is doing well sleeping in his own bed, and we have spent a lot of time just hanging out as a family.

what I'm looking forward to: We have a c-section scheduled for later this week. I can't believe we are so close to meeting our little girl! I am so looking forward to seeing her sweet face and holder her in my arms!!!

Baby #2: 36 Weeks

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

baby's size: Honeydew

how I'm feeling: Exhausted! We are are on week two of trying to get Cullen to sleep in his big boy bed and he has yet to sleep a full night. So that mixed with third trimester exhaustion make for one very tired pregnant lady.

best moment this week: I think it's a tie between my baby shower on Saturday and my doctor appointment last Thursday. Out little girl was doing so well they decided I could wait another week before having her! I am so happy to let her have more time to grow!

what I'm looking forward to: Meeting this little girl! We are so close to being a family of four, and I can't wait to hold this sweet little girl in my arms!

Finger Painting Nursery Art

Monday, April 13, 2015
To help Cullen get excited about his little sister that will be here any day now and to help him feel like he is a part of all of the excitement, I thought it would be wonderful to have him paint something to hang in the nursery. 

We gathered our supplies (canvas panel, acrylic paint, paper plates, wipes) and headed outside to let Cullen get a little creative. We just put a little of each color on a paper plate and let Cullen finger paint until he was happy with his finished work of art. (Baby wipes were great for getting the paint off of his fingers between colors.)


He had so much fun with this little craft! I can't wait to hang it in the new nursery and see his face beam with pride when he sees it framed!

Maternity Pictures

Friday, April 10, 2015
We don't have a lot of pictures taken professionally, I usally just do them myself for Christmas cards and such. But I love having maternity and newborn pictures taken by an expert. I love having beautiful pictures of our family as it changes. A couple of weeks ago we had Elizabeth Testa take some maternity pictures for us. We had such a great time catching up with her and exploring our local nature park while she captured some great moments. I love each and every one of the pictures we got and wanted to share a few of our favorites with you.

I can't wait to frame a few of these as I, finally, start hanging some photos around our house!

Baby #2: 35 Weeks

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

baby's size: Coconut. At the ultrasound last Thursday, she weighed about 3 lbs 7 oz.

how I'm feeling: Ready to meet this little girl! I'm still a little nervous about what it will actually be like to have such a small baby, but after so many ultrasounds and doctor appointments (and so long being stuck resting at home) I am ready to hold this little one!

best moment this week: Our Easter Weekend was pretty awesome!

what I'm looking forward to: Having this little girl! We are only about a week away from being a family of four!

Easter Weekend

Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Since things are a little crazy around here these days, we didn't get to enjoy all of the usual Easter traditions like dying eggs. And the Easter Bunny may have forgotten to put candy in Cullen's basket. (Oops!) But overall, we had a pretty great weekend!

Saturday morning, we took Cullen to our Church for the annual Easter Egg Hunt. He road a train, jumped in bounce houses, made some crafts, hunted eggs, and of course had a blast! 

 Sunday morning, Cullen woke up to see what the Easter Bunny left in his basket. This year, his basket was filled with a new book, everything needed to catch bugs this summer, a bunny shirt and a grass growing kit. He went straight for the bugs and completely ignored everything else. But he has played with those bugs non-stop since then, so I'd say the Easter Bunny did pretty well this year.

Book | Bug Net | Bug House | Bugs | Magnifying Glass | Shirt | Grass Kit (from Target)

Then we headed off to church in our matching outfits. I think my two boys looked pretty great in their matching ties.

After church, we joined grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins for a yummy Easter lunch and another egg hunt. Since Cullen is so much younger than all of the other kids, he had his own area to hunt eggs and he took full advantage of it. He took his time and opened every egg as he picked them up. Money went right into his pocket and candy was thrown on the ground. It was pretty hilarious to watch.

After lunch and the egg hunt, we went to Corey's parents just to hang out and relax. And the boys worked off all of the Easter candy they ate with a game of backyard baseball. Cullen even hit the ball once without any help. It was so cute to see him so proud of himself!

It really was a great weekend getting to spend so much time with family and watching Cullen explore and enjoy this wonderful holiday!

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