Monday, September 15, 2014

Nursery Closet Organization

I absolutely love organizing, re-organizing, and then re-orgaizing again.  Growing up I think I did this weekly, and my poor mom would totally let me do it even though half the time I would get about 50% done and then leave it as a mess for a while.  But I have always had the bug to decorate/organize and find the best way to keep things.

When Nate finished Bradley's closet, I had no idea where to begin!  It looked so perfect and we really didn't have much so I just put a few things randomly in there.  Then once showers hit we had lots of items and I had to start my organizing!  The nursery was ready to go so last on my list was the closet.

I started off by washing everything and putting them into piles by size.  I also did this because my SIL was going to loan me tons of my nephews clothes and she wanted to see where my needs were.  These were some of the pics I sent her.



Let's not forget that any organization project is better with helpers!


Chimi spotted one of Bradley's toys during my organizing session.


Caught her crab-handed!


I ordered some of these size label things from Etsy and made Nate put the stickers on because he is a perfectionist.  Turns out with things like this he is NOT a perfectionist.  Sticker fail! :)


Then I started hanging things up!  I hung any pajamas, jackets, sweatshirts, one pieces, etc.  Anything that would be easy to hang (other than onesies).  


I started on the bottom left with newborn to 3 months, then the top rack 6 months to a year.



We registered for these great bins from Target which we absolutely love!  Right now they are kind of a catch all for toys and miscellaneous items.


We also have the ever important "Too Small" bin (and clearly this pic was taken before he was born!  Full now since he never was a "Newborn" size!). 


The rest of the closet isn't very full yet, but we know it will be.  Again, more of a catch all/easy access for miscellaneous items right now.



The changing table/dresser is where we keep onesies, pants, socks, and diapers/wipes.  The top two drawers are the diaps for easy access.


The other drawers are organized by size (with my same sticky notes I had when initially sorting the clothes) with onesies and pants.  




Just had to post another pic of my obsession, the 3 tiered rack from the SIL. :)


And let's be real, not everything is organized!  I have random outfits just chilling on his crib (he doesn't sleep here yet) so I don't forget to have him wear them before he is too big!

This will be ever evolving, but so fun to organize his cute little things!  I mean, when you are putting together outfits as fly as this, you need to be organized! :)


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Friday, September 12, 2014

Project Built Ins Is Complete!

Phase two is now complete on our built ins project - the stone!  


We ended up going with a charcoal stacked stone after looking at WAY too many samples.  We love our choice and how it looks in the room!


Our built ins have been in for a few months and we could not love them more.  Then in week 40 of my pregnancy we started the stone.  We had a few minor hiccups with the first company we used (AKA they were awful) but then Nate found a company to save the day!  We are those crazy people that scheduled stone installation the morning after our induction date.  Ha!  Nate and my mom traded duties (my mom came to hospital and Nate went to house to meet up with the installer) at 5AM which is pretty much exactly 12 hours after Bradley was born! :)  It was fun coming home from the hospital and checking it out.



Nate and my dad got the TV back up and the room is set!




This is usually what the room looks like - random baby crap and dog toys everywhere!  We love a lived-in home! :)


Hello sir!  Welcome to our living room!


It makes the whole area look much more finished since the family room and kitchen are all one big open room.  Now to get Nate to let me paint the walls light grey...always something! :)


We still haven't had a chance to focus on the decor/stuff on the built ins, but someday we will.


This has been such a big item on my wish/to-do list especially with Bradley here, so we are so happy!


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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

More of Bradley's First Week

Bradley is now two and a half weeks old!  Can't believe it!  I thought I should post some more pics from his first week since time is flying.  We were in the hospital for two days, and that first week was pretty rough with healing for me.  I'm definitely glad some time has passed and we are now in some routines and feeling better about things!  Bradley has been nothing but perfect and an angel and so healthy, so we are SO glad about that!

Right now we are both battling thrush which is not awesome.  Praying for fast healing!  Oh and Grandma has been in Canada for what feels like a month so I am dying for her to get back next week and have some help and company!  :)

Like always, a lot of these have been posted on Instagram, but here are some cute first week pics!

First bath!


Natey is obsessed. :)


So is Grandma. :)


We know people have very strong opinions about pacifiers, but this WubbaNub has saved our lives!  Our pediatrician and the home nurse agreed that some babies are more oral, and they said I shouldn't have to be a human pacifier!  So our decision is to embrace and love the WubbaNub!


My friend Nicole and I signed up for Gearapalooza a few months ago and were so excited!  I never thought I would be pregnant so late so since the event was the day after Bradley was born, my mom went in my place!  They had fun. :)


Love this shot of these two.  I miss our hospital days (and nights)!


However I think Nate is glad to be home in a regular bed. :)


Going home - scariest five minute drive of Nate's life!  PS - this weekend I went to Baby on Grand to pick up a gift from my mom and their carseat expert was working and helped SO much with the proper ways to have him in the seat!  Literal lifesaver!  Go to your baby boutiques for help - they are the true experts!



Made it home!  The little girls were so happy to see us and confused that we brought someone with.  :)


First sleeping spot - 4Moms Breeze.  Since then he has been sleeping in the Snugabunny Swing per the SIL's recommendation and has really been sleeping amazingly!!  AND we also have the Halo Bassinest now so we have lots of options!  This is now downstairs so I have for during the day.


Nicole came to visit!  So fun!


Love this little man.



Attempting tummy time on the Nook Niche.


Looking like twins.


Reminiscing the amazing nurses at St Francis!  We miss them!


Lounging.



This face kills us!  Never lose those cheeks please!



Most of his newborn items were too small to ever wear!  We went straight to 0-3 months size.  Good thing I buy most of his items used from Once Upon a Child!


First home sponge bath!


Feeling proud after whizzing on daddy!


Friend visits!


Bradley loves holding hands (and warming our hearts).


Love this guy.


The Mamaroo has been amazing!  Please get one if you are having a baby!


Stretched!


Wearing some cute crab buns at 1 week old.


One of my favorites.  This little man is our world.


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