Tuesday, February 28, 2012

We're Ready!

Well, Teo's room is ready!
Teo, you ask?
Yes, after months of going back and forth, 
we finally decided on Teo.
Teo Keedwell Nelepovitz to be exact!
Keedwell is my dads middle name.

Anyway, we're ready, as ready as we can be. We just have to put in the car seat, and pack our bags for the hospital, but we still have a little while for that. As long as everything goes as planned.

We have a little over 2 months left, give or take. I'm already feeling huge! It's like I grew overnight. I'm actually feeling pretty good still. However, bending over to pick up toys and getting off the couch practically makes me out of breath, but it's all in a days work around here!

People have been asking what theme I went with for the nursery. I tried not to be too theme-y (not a word I know), but somehow my no theme nursery, has turned into some sort of theme. I wanted something kinda neutral but boyish, simple, and flowed with the rest of the house. 

We were able to reuse Elio's furniture, since getting the boys bunk beds. I picked ivory colored bedding, put some fun pillows in the crib. I hung up some leaf curtains, put up a couple rustic wood shelves, handmade a mobile with woodland animals, and painted a tree on the wall. I think it's my favorite nursery I've done so far!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Big things have been happening around the Nelepovitz household lately. Nico had his two year check up and is doing really well. He was in the 90th percentile for weight, and down to the 75th for height, however he still seems pretty tall to us. Doc says he's developing normally and is a healthy boy.

Elio  had his first day of preschool. When we were checking out the preschools for Elio, Kyle and I (Elio too) fell in love with the Caspar Children's Garden. We've heard great things about the school, and after looking at it, we couldn't agree more. It's a little bit of a drive, 15 minutes from our house, but nothing compared to commuting in the city, so we feel pretty lucky. Plus, it's only two days a week. I think it will have a nice combination of structure and free play. They spend a lot of time outdoors, which is right up Elio's alley.

I'm happy to report Elio did great his first day. I stayed for about 15 minutes, I think I was more worried than he was. I asked him if I could leave and he said "sure!" gave me a hug and that was it. No crying (on his part) and the teachers said it seemed like he had been going there for weeks. The second drop off was even easier, I brought him in, asked if I could go, and that was it, less than 5 minutes. Needless to say he loves school, he would probably go everyday if we'd let him.

I couldn't help but do a fun little photo shoot to document his first day of school.

(Inspired by Pinterest!)

With baby coming and finishing the deck just a few months ago, we've decided not to do any big projects around the house for a while. We have so many things that are half done, so this spring / summer we're focusing on getting some of the projects we have started, finished. As much as I want to start working on my new garden, with baby coming, I'm thinking finishing up a few things around the house may be a good idea. Kyle has been working hard on getting the swing set finished up. When we put up the swing set, we leveled it out, and put down wood chips. We haven't gotten around to finishing up the border and putting in the stairs. Kyle's getting the ground ready for the bricks so we can get that project completed.

This weekend we got rid of our old oil tank, and Kyle did a bunch of tractor work around the yard. He's been trying to level out different parts of our yard. So far, it's looking a little rough, but I know once the grass starts growing again it's going to look soooo much better. Plus, I have a nice flat spot for that future garden of mine :) It just feels good to finish up some projects and get a few things checked off our the list.

We had a baby doctor appointment today. Doc says everything looks great. I have really low blood pressure, which isn't really a problem, other than they're worried I might pass out.  So far, I'm feeling fine, and they think that it should be going up soon.

I'm also measuring big. I lost a few pounds when I had strep in the beginning of my pregnancy, and have gain it back. So basically, I'm back up to my starting weight, when I found out I was pregnant. Anyway, my point being, if you gain a lot of weight sometimes that can be why you're measuring big, but he said that's not the case with me. I'm 26 weeks, and I'm measuring at 29 weeks. Also, when I had my 20 week sonogram, baby was measuring large then. So, because of those two things in combination with Nico being 9lbs 4oz the doc is guessing I'm going to have another big boy. Eeeekkkkk, let's hope he's wrong!