Saturday, August 30, 2014

Week In Pictures

Recent happenings through the eyes of my phone camera (pre-Bradley!)

Did SO much walking in the last 4 weeks.  Didn't make him come out on his own, though! :)


Chimi loves snuggles.


Wearing my "Droolery" from my friend Nicole!  It is a teething necklace but I thought it was too cute to wait and wear. 


More Skip Hop goodness!  Ordered the matching wheelie bag for Bradley...the obsession continues.


Our Ann and Anthony pillow came!  It looks PERFECT in his nursery!  Order your own here.


Nate relaxing on the patio.  We haven't spent very much time out there this summer!




Had to document flipping my planner and seeing our due date!


We drove to Emma Krumbee's for breakfast when I was feeling restless and needed some excitement.  Delicious corned beef hash!


And of course had to stop at the General Store...


...and the candy store!


We almost never buy candy here but I did get a delicious caramel apple!  Love how big this place is!


Documenting more of the belly on my last week at work (not forever, for a few months).


Bought some used Birkenstocks!  I have been looking at getting some and just couldn't bear spending $140 on them...so I spent $30!


Once my sanity was shot and started working from home I took a half day and went to Target.  Bliss.


Sweet little girl morning time.


My usual pregnancy spot - on the couch with a little girl on my lap.


Posted this on Instagram.  Every few days I would go in and look at the room thinking it felt like it would never get used! :(


Found a little Fall sweater for Bradley!


First day working from home - was so happy to be in jammies!


Took a pic of my coworkers.


Belly snuggles.


Anyone else addicted to Bachelor in Paradise?  We love it!  And of course I love it because Michelle Money (my favorite YouTuber) is on!


Saw this on Instagram and died with how perfect it explains my last 3-4 weeks of pregnancy!  Ha!  My SIL said my emoji usage got much more violent, too. :)


More belly documentation.


The stone for our fireplace by the built ins was started!


The coworkers got WAY closer by my last day working from home!


Final repacking of the hospital bag!


Our last supper before Bradley's induction!


Our temporary bedding for Bradley until the Halo Bassinet arrives.  Can't wait to have this downstairs!


Woke up at 2AM the day of Bradley's birth and found Sushi testing out his temporary bed!  Sorry Sush, no more sleeping in our room for a while!


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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Baby Bradley is Here!

We could not be more excited that Baby Bradley is finally here!  He was born Sunday, August 24 at 5:38 PM.  He was 9 lbs 8 oz (not the 10 pounder we thought we had, but close!) and 21.25 inches.  SO in love!!


Here are a couple photos (or more than a couple) from his first few days!  Some of these are repeat from Instagram but too cute to not share. :)

First time skin to skin with Daddy.


A couple hours old meeting Papa.


Grandma loving her third grandson!  Not sure what we would do without her and soooo thankful she is here helping us start our new life with Bradley!


Loving life more than words can express.


Maybe the best picture ever - showing off those cheeks!!


First time wearing his own clothes - most of our newborn stuff doesn't fit him!


Heading home!  Was near tears to leave my favorite nurse Amy that truly allowed us to have the best birth possible under all circumstances!


Meeting the girls!!


Always eating like a champ!


Love having him home!  So does Sprinkles!


The new normal for the five of us. :)


Not sure I can handle the love and cuteness!


Hoping to post more of a birth story sometime in the next week or so!  Thank you everyone for your prayers, notes, texts, comments, etc.  I might not have had a chance to get back to everyone yet but they have meant so much to us!


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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Bradley's Diaper Bag (but still no Bradley...)

I have been a big time blog slug because I was SO certain Bradley would come early!  Well, due date is Sunday and I am still pregs so I guess I was wrong!

One of my favorite Bradley purchases that we have made is our diaper bag - the MZ Wallace Kate!  It arrived a few weeks (maybe months now??) ago and I couldn't be more excited about this baby necessity. :)


Right when I found out we were pregnant, I knew this would be my diaper bag, so I told Nate we have to start saving!  I didn't even shop around - it was a no brainer.  Since so many things will be unused post Bradley's baby stage, something like this I definitely wanted usable later on.  Plus, I had a gift card from my bro and SIL for my birthday for MZW that went towards the bag.  Woo!

The same day the bag came the Mamaroo arrived!  It was a GREAT mail day!  


My everyday purse is from 2009 and I literally haven't purchased any purses but MZW since!  They aren't super common around these parts, but anyone that I know who owns one has converted to MZW only.


Now I have never been "brand name" obsessed, but I would say this IS one of my favorite brands, just because of their amazingness!  These bags are BEYOND high quality.  The material is the best - you just wipe off with a damp washcloth and they look brand new!  That seems key for a diaper bag...yikes.  The handles, zippers, etc, are also ridiculously high quality.  My purse that I have used for five years and counting doesn't even have a hint of a fray or anything coming apart.  I know I will use this bag forever - I plan on using it as my purse, too!  I believe in giant purses because a girl can never have too much in her bag.  My SIL has made both my mom and I obsessed and MZW lifers, and we are happy about that!


You probably saw on Instagram that I finally washed all the bottles/pacifiers, etc so those are now ready for the diaper bag!



I started filling her up after asking on Instagram for mommy advice from the pros.  



I also added a little owl toy to the front.  Necessary.


So far the contents include:
-diaps (duh)
-wipes
-wet bag
-wubba nub and other pacifiers (right now I have TONS of pacifiers in a little Skip Hop bag - don't know what kind he will like!)
-ziploc baggies
-changing pad (came with bag)
-couple toys
-diaper rash cream
-onesies/pants
-small blanket
-hand sanitizer
-hand lotion
-Medi Buddy (mini first aid kit)
-mirror


The bag came with a changing pad that I keep in the back pocket, along with my ziploc baggies.


 (Of course I had to lay it all out on the Nook Lilypad.  Tummy time for my crap).



In the front pockets I have random things for now - Nose Frida, mirror, lip stuff, etc.


Hello items I currently don't use but will be using all day, e'ry day shortly!


For now, she sits on Bradley's dresser waiting to be used.  I just know Bradley will love her, too. :)



I'm sure the contents will evolve like crazy once he is here and am more knowledgeable in what is needed, but any immediate necessities you see missing, moms?

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