"It's a boy!" my husband cried out. It was August 12, 2012, at 10:18 a.m. After 36 looong hours of labor, our "little t" had finally arrived. But wait just.one.second. What did the doctor say?! "Look again, Mr. Taylor." Oh.Em.Gee. IT'S A GIRL! A tiny, perfect (screaming) ball of pink joy! Oh boy -- were.we.surprised.
|About 24 hours old, holding a rose from her Uncle Joey. And even smiling!|
Both Matt and I were convinced we were having a little dude. On paper, my pregnancy screamed boy. No morning sickness. Not too many crazy mood swings (until month 8, and then I certainly made up for lost time). My complexion even cleared up. And (almost) everyone said I looked like I was carrying a boy.
|26 weeks preggo. Probably on my way to get some ice cream.|
If you've seen the monthly pictures that I take of Sloan, you know that I have a slight obsession with chalkboard paint. So I'm sure it will come as no surprise when I tell you that I made four chalkboards for her room.
|I haven't done it yet, but eventually I'm going to change these to say things like: "Let the sun shine" -- "Here comes the sun" -- "Black hole sun" (kidding)|
- Get a big 'ol framed picture from Goodwill, a yard sale, etc.
- Deconstruct it
- Spray paint the frame yella
- Wrap the original glass and picture insert with fabric (held in place with spray adhesive, of course)
- Place the big fabric piece back into the frame (sealing the edges with duct tape, just for fun)
- Spray paint wooden letters yella
- Add white polka dots to the letters
- Use craft glue to glue the letters to the fabric-covered insert
(And as easy as this was, it took me about two weeks to complete. Maybe longer. More about this issue here.)
|Love this bookshelf! This -- along with a mountain of books -- was a gift from Grandma and Grandpa Taylor. It's from one of my absolute favorite stores here in Atlanta -- Nadeau. If you haven't checked it out yet, GO.|
|Crib skirt, sheet and pillow were made at Precious Cargo. For those of you reading in the metro Atlanta area, I highly recommend stopping by there if you ever need a baby gift!|
|I also had a changing pad cover made in the same fabric as the crib sheet and pillow, but it happens to be in the dryer right now. Minor accident this morning, but thrilled to report that it washes up great!|
|The day I hung these up, Matt not only 1) noticed them, but 2) said he liked them. He even asked where I bought them! Imagine his surprise when I told him they were practically gratis.|
So even though I thought we were having a little boy, I'm pretty ecstatic that little t turned out to be a she. And I think her dad is, too.