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New year, new baby, new nursery!


After the new year hit, it hit me that I have limited time to prepare for a New Baby! The girls will be sharing a room, and for the first time ever, I get to really decorate a real nursery! I’ve spent many nights, like tonight, staying up way too late, browsing the internet, looking at photos of nurseries for inspiration. I have seen some absolutely fantastic ideas. I’m also doing this on a budget, but every so often I can be pretty creative!

After changing my mind 600 times, I found a crib bedding set I love, on clearance at Target for just $27. Add the crib skirt for $7, and viola! Cheap bedding! I’ve been debating to get a 2nd crib or not, but Bethany is only a year old, and I don’t think she’ll be ready for a big girl bed for at least another 18 or so months. So I’ll be purchasing a 2nd set of crib bedding to match. Luckily, the cost won’t break the bank.

I haven’t even started the nursery-well, Dan just finished building an armoire for it, and I bought half the bedding, and I’ve thought about wall colors, but for now, nothing is done. I can’t wait to get started on it and share photos! For now though, the above photo is the bedding I bought (from the Target website. My crib looks nothing like that)!

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Still here

I’m still alive! I’ve had one compute problem after another these past few months (and I’m married to a super nerd, how does this make sense?)

So I haven’t had much time for blogging.

Daniel turned 3 last month, Bethany is one today, and I’m 23 weeks pregnant, with Addison Ruth (that’s her name, at least for now!)

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Bethany-7 Month stats


Today Bethany is 7 months old so I thought I’d post a few of her stats

She weights nearly 17 pounds and is 28 inches long.
Depending on the brand of clothing she wears 3-6 months, or 9 months. She is in size 3 diapers.

She started rolling over at 3 months.

Her first tooth showed up just before 5 months, with her 2nd one coming in a week later (the bottom front two teeth).

She sat up unassisted at 6 months.

At 6 1/2 months she started trying to pull her self up onto things.

That same week she officially started crawling.

Now teeth #3 and #4 have made their way through the gums!

She eats EVERYTHING! Anything Daniel leaves behind Bethany will eat. I know that’s dangerous, but she is a pro with her teeth!

She laughs easily and laughs a lot. She sleeps about 12-13 hours at night and takes 2 naps a day. She’s always smiling and is generally very happy. She’s very curious and extremely bright.

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A few notes about Daniel

Lately Daniel has become very aggressive towards Bethany. I don’t think he intends to hurt her, I think he’s just more interested in her as a person. She’s crawling now, pulling herself up on things, and more interesting to a toddler. She’ll climb on Daniel and they both giggle. I think Daniel believes this is his new toy. He’s constantly climbing on her, jumping on her, and tries to pick her up. He also likes to crash his trucks into her, and throw his trains at her. Obviously this is not good.

During the day Bethany naps in her swing, which is downstairs in the family room. This worked out fine when she was still a newborn, but at 7 months old, she is very curious about the world around her, and although still a great sleeper, she doesn’t sleep as soundly as before. I’ve been slowly transitioning her to nap in her crib. (She sleeps in her crib at night). Recently as Daniel has been more aggressive he’s started waking Bethany up…rocking the swing from side to side, throwing blankets on her head, or pulling her pacifier out of her mouth. My mom has been telling me I’ve got to have her sleep in her crib for all naps so that she can actually sleep without the constant interruptions from Daniel.

Today I put her down in her crib, Daniel was downstairs playing with his toys. He wondered upstairs, which I thought was fine, until I heard Bethany screaming. I ran up the stairs and found Daniel in her crib on top of her! He has never climbed into his own crib (hers is a little easier to climb!) He is really determined to get to her!

Another note on cribs, Daniel is still in one. We bought him a twin size bed (or rather, my parents bought him a bed), but with the temporary move, and still house hunting, we aren’t setting it up yet. Once we move to my parents though, Daniel will no longer be in a crib. To help with the transition, we decided to put his mattress on the floor and see how that goes. Last night was the first night of the experiment, and it went better then I thought! He does move around a lot, and ended up on the floor (I had put down a big blanket just in case this happened). I was able to put him back on the mattress without waking him up.

When he woke up this morning, I was in the kitchen when he came down the stairs. He seemed VERY excited that he was able to get himself out of bed. I’m just glad we didn’t wake up to him climbing in our bed or falling down the stairs!

I just put him down for a nap on the mattress. Hopefully he’ll stay there for a couple hours!

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She rolled!


Bethany rolled over for the first time last night! She was on her tummy and fussy, and rolled onto her back. So of course I kept putting her back on her tummy to watch her roll back over!

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