Tuesday, August 28, 2012

One Week Old

Ok, so technically Matthan was 6 days old when this photo shoot occurred.  Sarah stayed with us for a couple days and threw together a photo shoot on our dining room table.  Tim came home in the middle of the photo shoot and together they produced some great pictures.

They took a ton of pictures, and at one point attempted to stuff Matthan into the cowboy boot...unsuccessfully.  Unfortunately, the memory card with those pictures corrupted.  

This is the hat and blanket that I made for him.

Not the best picture, but I love the close up

Matthan with the ukulele

Matthan was so calm and relaxed for almost an hour of them moving him and snapping pictures.  By the end of it, my dining room was torn apart, and he had peed on the table cloth, the sheets, and the boppy.  He did great...until they tried to stuff him in the boot...I think that was the final straw.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

First Bath

Daddy gave Matthan his first bath.  It went great!  Matthan loved it...can't you tell?

Much happier in mommy and daddy's arms.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

It's A Boy!


Matthan Timothy
(pronunciation: begins like Matthew, ends like Nathan.  MATH-un)

About The Name
The name Matthan is in the Bible in the genealogy of Christ.  When Tim was in youth group, the youth group performed the genealogy of Christ to the Twelve Days of Christmas, and his segment included the name "Matthan".  When we were thinking of names, Tim said he had always liked that name and I was hooked.  I insisted on Timothy as the middle name.  Matthan is a derivative of Matthew and means "gift".  Timothy means "one that honors God".  So together, his name means "a gift that honors God".  

Born August 22, 2012 at 12:38 pm
8 lbs 4 oz ~ 19.5 inches

Thursday, August 16, 2012

41 Weeks

I am 41 weeks today and it seems that Sprout is quite content to stay in there.  I had an appointment today and they did a non-stress test and everything came back looking great...so we're continuing to wait for Sprout to make his/her debut.  I have an ultrasound scheduled for Monday but I'm really hoping that I don't have to go :)  In the mean time, I have various house cleaning and projects to keep me entertained.  Per the Hub's request, I learned how to crochet baby hats.  He requested "something that looks like an old man sleeping cap".  After a handful of attempts to just make it up as I go... I caved and got my inspiration and pattern from here.  YouTube is a wonderful thing (that's how one learns to crochet when their Grandma doesn't live close by).

The first one turned out so stinkin' cute (and I finished it so quickly) that we decided we needed to make a girly pink one too.  

Thursday, August 9, 2012

40 Weeks ~ D-day

I am 40 weeks pregnant...with no signs of the little one wanting to make an appearance.  However, knowing that it is very common for first time moms to go past their due date (which is really the estimated due date), I took my sister's advice to leave projects for the end to keep me busy.  Ok, Ok...truthfully, I'm a giant procrastinator, but it this case, it has served me well and I'm having fun working on stuff instead of staring at my belly waiting to go into labor.

40 Weeks

The nursery isn't 100% finished...I'm not sure it will ever be...but it is done to my nesting satisfaction.  You can see some "before" shots of the nursery here.

Changing table and little bookshelf

The little bookshelf given to us by a friend worked out perfectly.  I way over estimated the paint I needed to complete the painting on the nursery wall, so the little bookshelf got a spruce and I think it turned out pretty darn cute.

Books and Pooh

Larry the moose... named by Tim

My SIL brought us a glider and ottoman, and it rocks!  (harharhar).  It is really comfy and houses the adorable quilt made by my MIL.  You can see a better picture of the quilt here.

And without further ado...the finished nursery wall painted by yours truly!  Ta-da!

The canvases were also done by me, inspired by a couple different pictures on Pinterest.

Our adorable crib stuff that started the whole thing.

So, there is the nursery!  It's ready for an adorable baby, don't you think?  I think Sprout might be a little too comfy in there...if only he/she knew how cute their room was... :D

Tim's favorite toy.

Friday, August 3, 2012

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real} - Nesting

{Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real} - Nesting

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~
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Sprout is estimated to make his/her appearance a week from yesterday, which means I am in full nesting mode.  There are several things that have not been taken care of...we're running a little behind...we just got the carseat installed last week.  My SIL, Penny, is staying with us for a few days while she attends a conference and has given me one of the greatest gifts you can give a 9 months pregnant, nesting woman...she asked me, "What around the house is bothering you?  What can I do for you?".  God. Bless. Her.  

So while she cleaned my kitchen and living room floors, and washed our cloth diapers that finally arrived (yay!), I was able to work on the nursery painting.  It's so close to being done...well the painting...not the nursery.  sigh.  I can't wait to post pictures of the nursery, but I'm waiting until there are a couple more things done.  

Tree painting in nursery - almost done


Our cloth diapers arrived yesterday!  Penny cut all the tags and got the wash going and now I have this adorable sight in my laundry room...

...and breakfast nook.  :)  It makes my nesting heart very happy to have this accomplished...as well as clean floors and a clean shower.  Have I mentioned that my SIL rocks! 


So when did my house start having baby things in it?  I find it quite amusing that almost every room I look in now has traces of evidence that we will be having a little one any day now.  It's also funny that the Hubs lost his keys for 45 minutes the other day...very unusual for him.  Well, that's not the funny part...the funny part is that he had been playing with the stroller and car seat the night before and was like "look, it even has a space for your keys so you won't lose them"...we searched the whole house (which isn't that large) and found the keys in the key holder of the stroller.  LOL.

More baby things


My poor ankles

As uncomfortable as I already am...yesterday I had a new development...goodbye ankles.  :(  I had been doing so well and thought I was going to get to avoid that...but sadly no.  My ankles were twice as big as in the picture last night.  I guess that means any day now... yikes!

round button chicken