Brynn’s first month

Well,  not much has really happened, but that doesn’t mean that no pictures have been taken.  On the contrary, hundreds and hundreds probably.  Jeff is working on some of the better ones, but I wanted to share the many faces of Brynn.  She is very expressive, in both sleep and awake states!  She also has arms that have a mind of their own, but that is harder to capture in a picture.  I think maybe she will be a orchestra conductor 🙂

Of course I have many more, but these were some of the ones with a little more personality. 🙂

I know these pics are small, but I’m going to do a poll:

Maybe we’ll repeat after a couple months to see if answers change!

Brynn had her one month check today and she is up to 6#13oz and 20.5in.  I thought that was really good but she is still 3rd%ile for weight…

The (finally!) finished nursery

Yes, I acknowledge that we have not blogged in a really long time.  We are just going to skip over the last 8+ months of missed life and get to the now, which is going to be Jeff & Meghan +1 in just a couple weeks now.  In preparation for +1 (yes, she does have a name, we just aren’t sharing it yet) we totally redid (for the 2nd time) our upstairs guest room turned nursery.  It was about a 6+ week process of painting, sanding, more painting, random stuff collecting, etc.

Back in May, we picked up the furniture from a family in Plainfield a la Craigslist.  It then sat for a couple months until we really got the whole project going in July.  I’ll show just a couple photos along the way and then get to the reveal of the finished product for those that haven’t already seen them on facebook.

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old walls and black furniture (goodbye africa room 😦 )

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First we painted the yellow walls green. Shock to the system! Then we had several showers (this is from 2 of 3)- such generous friends and family- thank you!

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Next, we sanded and primed the furniture before painting it gray (I swear, it’s gray)- this was the longest step (by far.)

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obligatory “daddy putting the crib together” shot

Next, Jeff and I (about 95% Jeff) did the tree wall mural.  Jeff posted his own blog about how he did that for anyone that is interested.  I love it.  So, without further ado… the new nursery!

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Owl birch tree mural, new furniture, pink accents, great big teddy bear from “Aunt Stephanie”

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close up on mural with paper lantern owl mobile

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changing table with owl decor from owls made at baby shower

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close up of branch decor

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close up of lantern mobile

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dresser with lamp and daisy

Well, there it is!  Next post very well may be an introduction to our baby girl!