Saturday, July 30, 2016

Lennon {2 Months}

Hello Everyone,

Lennon is 2 months old today! WHERE did the last 8 weeks go?? I seriously feel like they FLEW by. She has changed so much and is getting stronger every day.

Romper: Old, Similar Here
Bow: Made by Moi

Height: 22.5 inches
Weight: 11 lbs 4 oz. 

Eating: I am exclusively breastfeeding her and she eats ALL. THE. TIME. I swear I don't get a break. I'm pretty sure she's going through a growth spurt right now and needs the extra nourishment. 

Sleep: Little miss is ALMOST sleeping through the night. The last couple nights she has slept from 8:30-5am like a champ! Then she sleeps until about 7:30. She is still napping several times throughout the day and has officially been napping in her crib. I just can't allow myself to sleep at night in her crib just yet. 

Milestones: Lennon can now lift her head while doing tummy time. She is starting coo. She can stand while we're holding her. I swear she's on the verge of giggling. She kicks, kicks, kicks and is working on trying to sit up. 

Likes: Mommy, Daddy, Ziggy, the ceiling fan, kicking, standing, cooing, smiling, tummy time {for a little while}, playing on her play mat, having play dates with Harper {well maybe Mommy likes this more}, Facetiming with Grandma and Grandpa in Wisconsin, and hanging out with Grandma in Arizona. 

Dislikes: She really doesn't dislike much. I'd say the two things she doesn't like is not being held and getting her shots. {That was probably more traumatizing for me.}

Personality: Lennon is THE happiest baby I have ever seen. She smiles all the time and is so mellow. The only time she ever cries is when she's hungry or wants to be held. 

Nicknames: Lenni Bear, Pretty girl, Little Princess {I know, super corny, but it just happened}. 

Next blog post will NOT be Lennon related {well maybe a little bit}, I promise!

Until next time!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Lennon's Nursery

Well, I have FINALLY finished Lennon's room. It only took me 6 months to do it. To be honest, though, we were waiting on all of the artwork for the walls which my mom painted and brought when she came for Lennon's birth. I absolutely LOVE how everything turned out. I hope Lennon learns to love it as much as I do.

There are so many DIY projects in this room, along with some personalized gifts from Lennon's Grandparents and friends. It's very vintage/eclectic/floral/shabby chic and I love every bit of it.

I made the growth chart and will do a blog post on that soon. My mom made the Lennon Claire canvas painting and I bought the picture frame from Hobby Lobby and just stapled some twine to hang all of Lennon's Ultrasound pictures on it. The little cross was a gift from one of my co-workers. I purchased the rocking chair at an antique store and re-did it. 

A nice compilation of all aspects of her room. I made the ribbon and feather mobile {it has a dream catcher made of twine in the middle} and love how it turned out. The You Are My Sunshine board was actually a wall decal that I decoupaged onto a board that I stained. 

I love how this area turned out. My friends tied all the ribbons on the garland at my baby shower. The antler's are from Francesca's {a present from my friend}. The letters are from Michael's and were decoupaged by my mom {she's amazing}. The changing pad cover is from Carousel Designs. 

More views of my mom's artwork! Lennon's crib is from Target. Her bedding, crib skirt, and crib blanket {major heart eyes} are from Carousel Designs. 

We found these night stands at a local antique store and they match PERFECTLY with everything else in her room. BONUS that I didn't have to redo them. EXTRA BONUS it looks like they are smiling:-)..

The Rocking chair I found at an Antique store near us and completely redid it. I bought the crates at Michael's and stained them to match the growth chart that I made. The step stool was a gift from my parent's best friends. 

All of my mom's artwork. Heart eyes for all of it. It turned out beautifully. Leave a comment if you'd be interested in some of her work! 

The ladder and dresser were purchased at the same antique store near us. I absolutely love it there. I ALWAYS find a project whenever we go there. The ladder was perfect the way it was, I just put 4-5 layers of polycrylic finish. The dresser had to be completely stripped and redone. We even stripped the handles. It turned out better than I ever imagined. The cart next to her dresser was from IKEA.  
Like I said, there are a lot of DIY projects in Lennon's room. She's got a lot of love surrounding her!

Until next time!