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Owen’s Nursery

I’ve finally managed to snap some photos of Owen’s nursery, er, half of the room:)

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I’ve started rotating all the little cute outfits he’s grown out of on the hangers— they’re just too sweet to go into a drawer yet!

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We grabbed this Ikea dresser and added a quick changing pad and diaper gear- yay for extra storage!

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We were so fortunate to receive a beautiful crib and dresser from a family at our church!

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Do you recognize the print above our bed? Used to be in the living room at our old place: Modern World Map - These are Things. I also framed one of my favorite cards on the other wall by the crib: Our Love is here to Stay - Enormous Champion.

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One day last year J ordered this adorable TRUELOVE print on a whim. It was such a fun surprise to get in the mail- pretty paper is the way to my heart, friends;):) Owen’s grandparents and cousins got him the little stuffed duck and pup complete with a Braves hat!

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We received so many great books from friends and family. And you may recall how obsessed I became with the little penguin pitchers in Argentina- I brought back a large one and a mini one and this just seemed like the perfect spot for the mini. The tray was a lucky find on clearance at Target. Since J and I both grew up playing soccer we couldn’t resist getting Owen a small ball of his own;) The spotted red dog (from Rope Swing Studio on Etsy) was a gift from a friend too! 

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And you remember my last pre-baby project: a heart frame

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The rocking chair is adorable and surprisingly comfortable. We love having a place to read to and comfort and feed the little guy and it fits perfectly into our small space. A sweet friend knitted the blanket and the whale pillow is from Kate Durkin- I’ve always admired her work and thought it would be perfect for our little one:) I’m glad we have a rug down, too- makes the room that much more cozy. I know a white rug might be trouble in a few months but I couldn’t resist. Thankfully, it was a practical purchase (Ikea again:) and is washable, too!

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And here is our sweet and simple side of the room. My idea was to keep things practical and pretty (I love these great and inexpensive nightstands) since lots of baby stuff is always creeping into this side of the room- we wouldn’t have it any other way:) The little lamp on our nightstand is also from Ikea and I keep some pretty fabric from my time in Japan on it just because it makes me smile.

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Our mirror and dresser are from CB2, the mirrored tray another target clearance find, the jewelry stands are from urban outfitters a few years ago and all the picture frames and hanger are from Ikea (love those shadow box frames). Our bedding is Ralph Lauren Barrymore (thankful to put all those wedding gift cards to work getting this almost extinct set!).

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And here’s a not-so-baby-friendly part of the room. Note to self: this needs to be baby-proofed in a few months…keep an eye out for upcoming baby-proofing posts;) If you have any more questions about any of my baby gear feel free to comment!

Yesterday we had a little baby halloween party with some of the lovely moms I’ve met in the neighborhood! The bebes were dressed in adorable outfits though I didn’t get many good pictures- we had an astronaut, lion, lobster, monkey, monster, pumpkin, puppy dog, and zut suiter. Our little man dressed to impress as the small but powerful Yoda (who ever said yoda didn’t suck his thumb;)? Jeremy mixed a delightful apple cider punch- cocktail recipe here. Today we’re cozy at home waiting out the storm.

Major Bump Progress

Okay, so this post is a tad late. After my first bump post I continued to take photos but, with the move, my mom’s diagnosis, and prepping for baby I never got around to uploading and editing them. And then this little guy came along…

Still, I thought I’d post the updates if even just to remind myself how incredible it is that Owen was safe inside my belly (so tiny at first) and now he’s growing like crazy in the outside world. 

Incredible. If it didn’t happen every day I wouldn’t believe this whole birth thing. What a privilege.

Little Sleep and Lots of Love

Happy Friday! We’re surviving on little sleep and lots of love right now. Here’s some snapshots from the past week:

We ventured out to a delicious new coffee spot this weekend. 

Flowers from my love.

An awesome letterpress card that should be sent by all my friends right about now;) 

Waiting for (Baby) Truelove

We’ve been waiting for baby here in the Truelove home. This has also involved eating lots of spicy food.

Some fun dates at favorite spots around the city.

Long walks in the neighborhood and beyond (which meant more flower photos)

…plus a good amount of chocolate and lots of prayer that he’ll come soon! Thankfully both baby and I are still healthy and I can feel him squirming around as usual- just as comfortable as can be apparently;)

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