Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Quack, Quack!

Yep...still pregnant. I'm not due for another 2 days so I can't really complain too much, but I'm just way too anxious to meet our little man!

So, to keep myself busy without straying too far from home (I have this fear of my water breaking while I'm in the makeup aisle at Target or something), I've been doing stuff around the house and tending to my ducks. Yes, my ducks. We live on a pond, and not long after we moved in, a mama and 4 babies started frequenting my yard, so of course, I had to feed them every time I saw them. Well, 4 became 3, and then 3 became none...right around the time we saw an alligator in the pond. Not cool. Fortunately, a gator is a very uncommon site in this particular pond, and after spotting him on my lawn of all places, I contacted our HOA and after other complaints, they had a trapper come out and remove him (oh what an exciting Friday night that was!). Since then, a new mama came around with 2 more ducks. Now there's only 1, but since there are no more gators around, I like to think that he rebelled and went off on his own, or maybe he went to live with his dad. We'll leave it at that. The other duck is growing big now and, at the expense of getting laughed at by Mike, I buy duck food at PetsMart and leave it in a bowl in the yard. It makes me so happy to see them get out of the pond and come racing up to the bowl all the time now. Another duck friend of theirs has also decided to join them for their meals, but that's fine by me. If the bowl is empty and they start to walk away, they come running back the minute they hear me open the patio door. They're so pretty - we have Mallards and American Black Ducks. A pesky squirrel has also decided to help himself to the food, but I just open the sliding door and send Penny running out there, and that takes care of that. 

Here are some pics of the most recent babies that I took about 2 weeks ago. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Baby G's Construction Themed Nursery

I'm due 2 weeks from today!! Time has flown by like crazy. Being the planner that I am, I wanted to make sure that everything was done and ready to go so that we won't have anything left to do once this little guy arrives. Hospital bag is packed, all the baby laundry is done, car seat installed, and nursery is set up. With Mike being a general contractor, we decided to go with a "construction" theme so the baby can be just like daddy :) We didn't want to overdo it or make it too cartoon-like. I wanted the room to reflect a little boy, not really a baby boy, so that he can grow into it. My mom (who is obsessed with Pottery Barn), suggested the Madras Nursery Bedding, so that we can switch out the decor down the road if we decide to. It's still loaded with bright colors, so it goes with anything. Though the pictures don't show it too well, the walls are a very subtle light blue called "Icicle."

That glider was given to us from our friends Sara & Derek. She used it for her 2 kids and they were sweet enough to pass it down to Baby G now that she's done using it. It's really comfy and goes beautifully with the room!

The diaper decoration was from my baby shower.

How cute is this?? I had been looking for something to fill that lamp, and my sister and I came across a construction Lego set at Target.

Found a 3-piece set of these Melissa & Doug wooden vintage toys at HomeGoods for $7!

Found these prints on Etsy and thought they were too cute to pass up.

We actually got this print at an art fest in Atlanta. I love the vintage look of it!

I painted this canvas for him. The lyrics are part of the Dave Matthews song, "Grey Street."

I'm SO excited for Mike to read this book to the baby. It's adorable :)

The bottom shelf has my baby book, Mike's baby book, and Baby G's baby book.

I call this his "nostalgia" shelf. All old-school toys. The Jack in the Box and Barrel of Monkeys were gag gifts from our wedding that I hung on to, the Beanie Baby belonged to his grandma Sharon's (Mike's stepmom) mother, the "Happy Apple" was mine as a baby, and the teddy bear was also mine that my dad gave me as a baby. The wooden truck is part of the vintage Melissa & Doug set. 

My friend Kristin put my gift in this adorable canvas tote for my shower. Perfect for blanket storage next to the glider!

I think this is my favorite thing in his room. I saw the idea on Pinterest and Mike insisted on making it for the room. He put together and painted that peg board and I absolutely LOVE it!! The tools are actually plastic kids toys from Target, and I love the diapers in the basket.

Another Etsy purchase. I couldn't resist!! 

Not that polar bears have anything to do with construction, but this is another hand me down. My aunt made this for me and it was in my room as a baby. My mom saved it all these years, so now Baby G gets it. 

So there you have it! Now all we need is a baby to put in there :) Any day now...