Baby Boy #2’s Nursery

We finally finished baby’s nursery!  Here is a look back at what RR’s nursery looked like when we lived in the Little Laramie Pink House.  I was able to reuse a lot of the furniture, but I also wanted to do it different, I wanted to make it unique to this new little man.    

We did the accent wall gray, and the other walls a pretty light blue.  I love how the colors turned out, they are very soft and relaxing to me.  I was worried the gray was going to be too dark, but it wasn’t at all.  This is the same crib, and I was so happy I got to use the same canvas I did for RR, since it no longer works in his big boy room. 

The bookcases are new, we bought them from IKEA.  I love how they look flanking the crib.  It also gave me tons of room for books, and baby’s “special things” that I wanted to display.

I like things in my house to have meaning and purpose.  I am a saver, I keep all sorts of things that are special to me.  It’s a trait that I get from my Dad, for better or worse!  I wanted to represent both Johnny and I in baby’s room.  I like how the room shows our history and baby’s.  We are still trying to find a few Texas items for his shelf, but we did go to Build a Bear and made him a Longhorn, since he is my little Texan! 

This shelf is for me.  The milk bottle comes from Star Valley, the ball is one that was mine when I was a baby, and the books we had when we were growing up and I always loved them.  The marbles were Johnny’s, so we split them between the boys, RR has a little cup full in his room and he loves them. 

This shelf is for Johnny.  When I decided that I wanted things from our past to be in baby’s room I started searching ebay for things from Johnny’s hometown of Preston Idaho and I lucked out big time with this sugar sack!  This old sugar factory is still standing, and when Johnny was little he would go and play in it.  He has some really fun memories of running around in the old building and was so excited when I found this bag.  The Winnie the Pooh his parents bought for RR when he was born because Johnny had one when he was a baby.  I cut the red shirt off because I liked it better without.  Also the candle in the silver lamp is from our wedding, it has our names and wedding date on it.   

I have a lot of empty picture frames because I am waiting to fill them with pictures of baby.  I also bought all the frames from IKEA.  The gray shelf was brown when it was in RR’s nursery, and we put a fresh coat of white paint on the dresser.  I had to buy a new rocker since we moved RR’s to his big boy room because he still likes to be rocked. 

I searched and searched for the perfect pictures for these frames and I finally found them on Etsy.  They were only $8 each and they were a digital download so I printed them myself on my printer.  I love both sayings, and I sing You Are My Sunshine to my boys all the time, so it is perfect.  I also love the splash of color they add to this side of the room.  Again the frames are from IKEA.   

If you follow me on Pinterest (@Carolyn Beth) you can see my Kid’s Room board to see where my inspiration came from for the room.  I LOVE Pinterest!   

Valentine’s

We had a fun Valentine’s season.  I say season because it wasn’t just one day.  I put up decorations at the end of January when I still had a little energy left, and we partied for weeks, because to be honest, I love a good party. 

I made the banner and glitter letters, and found these darling free printables on Pinterest. 

RR loves the letter X, so he really enjoyed this banner I made.

I went a little crazy in the formal dining room, but I love it.

One of the best things I did this year was to buy this little envelope for my RR.

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Every morning for 2 weeks the Valentine’s Fairy came to our house and left him a little present in his pouch.  He was in heaven, and so was I watching his darling reaction each morning.  It was a fun thing for both of us to look forward to.  It will be a tradition from here on out in our house.

I was spoiled like crazy by my boys this year.  RR bought me yummy chocolates, and Johnny bought me a beautiful necklace with the first initial of each of our boys on charms.  He also bought me an awesome new diaper bag/purse, and these pretty flowers.

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We wrote love letters to each other, one of my favorite things to look forward to.  Again I have to thank Pinterest for my card idea.  It was a hit, Johnny thought it was very funny!

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My Dad mailed us chocolate cover strawberries for Valentine’s and they were so good!

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And for our special treat we dipped all sorts yummy treats in chocolate.  
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It was a fun Valentine’s!

 

An Update

I have been such a bad blogger, all of my blogs have suffered the same fate at this one.  One day I would love to get back to posting at least a few times a week on each.  I need to journal our life and memories better.  I have so many fun things, ideas and stories to share, I just can’t seem to make the time to blog them.  But here is an update for now.

35.5 weeks

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Baby boy will be here in just a few short weeks.  I do love being pregnant, and it is such a blessing for me to be able to have carried 2 sweet boys, it is something I thank my Heavenly Father for each and every day.  

This not so little guy is measuring 3.5-4 weeks ahead at each appointment which is making my doctor a little nervous.  I have a growth ultrasound this Thursday to get a better idea of just how big he is. 

This pregnancy has been really different than RR’s.  I am carrying this baby really low, and RR always was nice and high.  He is so low that he is squishing all the nerves in my legs, so I have had pain down the backs and insides of my legs.  Running, even after my 2 year old, is something that causes a lot of pain, so I try to avoid that.  Also this little man has caused more crazy heartburn than RR ever did.  With RR I had maybe 10 times I needed to take tums, and with this little guy I take them throughout the day, and I wake up almost nightly to take more!  

I still love all things cold fruit and water, but I have added in Tex-Mex, and steak to my list.  I could eat a yummy steak every.single.day.  I am also back to sleeping very little at night, and I am surrounded by 10 pillows in an attempt to get comfortable.  I always feel bad for my poor Johnny who is squished over to a teeny sliver of the bed he gets to call his!

His nursery is almost finished, and it is turning out better than I hoped!  It is so fun to make their nursery’s their own, while still reusing most of the same furniture.  It is soft and calming, and I love sitting in his rocking chair and spending time in his room. 

 Now for an update on my sweet, rowdy, crazy 2 year old!

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We are certainly in the thick of 2 year old everything, learning, growing, tantrums!  It is fun and exhausting, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world.  Getting to stay home with him after having to work the 1st year of his life has been so much fun, and also so much work, but it is something I cherish. 

Sleeping in is big boy bed is still a challenge for all of us!  But we are slowing getting there.  There are times that we walk in to find him just like this, curled up on the floor instead of his nice bed!  At least he is sleeping 🙂

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At my appointment the other day they had Life Flight waiting so we let RR go check it out.  This boy LOVES airplanes, and helicopters. 

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We try to talk to him about baby, and he calls him by name, but as far as understanding that brother is going to live with us forever, he doesn’t really get that.  When I ask him who is going to come and live with us, he always says Nana because he knows she is coming when baby is born, so he assumes she must be moving in for good!  Poor guy!  I know I’m not the first mom to feel guilt about having another baby, but dang it  is killing me!  I am trying to soak up each and every second I have left with my little RR as my baby.  I have loved the last 2 years we have been blessed with him as our baby.  He is a great kid, and is so smart and makes us burst out laughing all the time!