Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Travis and Reid's Nursery

Like most girls who long for the day to become a mother, visions of what my baby's nursery would look like filled my head (and Pinterest boards). I always knew I didn't want it to look too "baby," if that makes any sense. Black and white always stuck out to me, too. Apparently, babies can only see in black and white during their first few weeks of life, mostly due to the high contrast of the colors. After deciding on the black and white, I knew I needed a pop of some color and I always came back to the picture of the dresser in this nursery.

Trying to find the perfect accent rug was quite the task, and it still isn't perfect, but this one is soft and I'm learning to deal with it. :)

We rearranged the nursery quite a few times, even after they were born, and think we finally found the perfect layout!

The framed photo to the left of the window is a poem that Cameron's father wrote when the original Travis Baker was born. Cameron's mom typed it and had it framed. How special!

The canvas to the right of the window was the photo that I took for my 24 week bump pic. My aunt had it blown up for one of my showers.

The framed hand calligraphied names are actually cards that my best friend, Emily, had done for me by one of her student's moms! I love them so much, I probably won't ever use the other cards! Haha


Crib sheets - Modern Burlap
Crib skirt - Land of Nod
Abstract art work - Target
Cutains - Ikea
Rug - Amazon
Lamp - Homegoods
Dresser - Repurposed
Dresser color - Valspar Capital Green
Dresser knobs - PullsDirect.com
Changing table - Keekaroo Peanut
Changing table baskets - Target
Bookshelves - Target
Toy bin - Homegoods
Driftwood Letters - Etsy

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Monday, January 9, 2017

Two Months.

Another month under our belts! While it is definitely not easy (not sure it ever will be), we've all had less meltdowns than month one. That's gotta count for something!

-At their 2 month checkup, which they were 9 weeks at, Travis weighed 10lbs6oz (25th percentile) and was 21 3/4 inches tall (12th percentile)

-Travis smiled for the first time (non-gas related) on the morning of December 20th while I was talking to him! He smiled at my dad on Christmas Eve, which I'm pretty sure made my dad's life.

-10lbs4oz (25th percentile) and was 21 1/2 inches tall (5th percentile)

-I went dairy and soy free at the recommendation of their pediatrician due to Reid's really bad gas and uncomfortableness. No exercises, gas drops, etc seemed to help, so this was the next step. He is on Enfamil Nutrimigen (dairy free) formula while the dairy completely leaves my "system," which can take approximately 3 weeks. I chose to put him on formula during this time so that my milk would not cause him any further pain in the process. It has made such a difference! He still gets a fussy, like a normal baby would, but doesn't scream like he's in pain and he has had significantly less gas.

-Reid smiled for the first time on Christmas evening despite being really fussy that day! Aunt Kara was the person who was holding him and got him to smile!

-Wearing size 1 diapers

-Somewhat in between sizes in pajamas (because that's pretty much all they wear at this point). Mostly wearing 0-3 months, but some NB still fit, depending on the brand.

-Still wake up every 3-4 hours at night. Momma is still tired.

-Although sleepy, morning is my favorite time of day with them! They are both so alert, smiley, and chatty when they wake up and it melts my heart.


Went to their first birthday party! Jack turned 1 and thoroughly enjoyed his smash cake.

First play date with Holden, who is one week older!

Bundled up and went to my work's Christmas party

Twin lunch at Home Team BBQ with Oliver, Sam, their mom Kaitlin, and my sister

Lots of play time supervised by Gus

Second Sunday downtown Charleston
 Lots of window staring

Their first Christmas!
The boys got me gift cards to Starbucks and a massage!

My 33rd birthday
The boys got me a Keurig! They are really thoughtful with their gifts.

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