Thursday, April 28, 2011

Man I'm boring...'re probably about |_| this close to harming me in some way...because yes, I am posting another nursery idea. I swear I should just be an interior decorator with as many ideas as I have. But hey it's my blog so I'll write about whatever the fat I want to! Thankyouverymuch! *Side part of being an interior don't have to pay for the decorating...they actually pay you!*

Anyyyyywayyy. On to another post that I'm sure no one will read. But I am most excited about this one.

See, Matt and I will in fact be finding out the sex of this little babe. I've been thinking it might be fun to not know what we're having, but maybe for liiike the third or fourth kid. And yes, we are planning to have at least that many kids. Maybe we're crazy...but crazy makes families right? Who doesn't have a crazy family?!

Get on with it Katy.

I'm back on the circus theme. *But what if you don't have a boy Katy* Great question! Yeah, I'm still doing circus. Basically what I'm going to do is chose a few general things that will stay the same no matter what in the room whether it's a Harper or Isaac. The things that we'll switch out will be easy stuff (prints for the walls that I'll be making, pillows curtains, rug and a few other things). Mostly stuff I'll be making.

I'm slowly making a moodboard and I'm being way picky about what's going on it.

If you read that last sentence, you'll realize how incredibly ridiculous I am. Yup.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

8 weeks!

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 8 weeks
Size of baby: Baby Davis is the size of a kidney bean
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Have no idea! I don't think I've gained much I just feel 'thicker' haha
Maternity Clothes: Some pants..
Gender: Don't know yet!
Movement: Nothing yet...I can't wait!
Sleep: Still sleeping really well
What I miss: Mountain. Dew.
Cravings: Green Beans and milk
Symptoms: Just really sleepy. I have to take a nap every day or I can barely keep my eyes open by 8 o'clock
Best Moment this week: Nothing new has really happened

Technically today I'm 9 weeks so this post is a little late, but the picture is from my belly at 8 weeks. I feel huge for only 8 weeks. I'm finally getting all the final stuff together for the doctor (stupid paper work). 
I'm planning on posting my 9 weeks picture/post in a couple days!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cloth Vs. Disposable

I don't personally know anyone that cloth diapers. Everyone I know uses disposables. I have read countless blogs of moms who cloth diaper. Those blog mommas ( Mckmama Sherry at Younghouselove and Katie at Bower Power) all cloth diaper and love it. I have read their many...many...many blogs on cloth diapering. I have crunched numbers. I have done a little dance in the rain in an Indian headdress. Okay...maybe I didn't do that last one...

But I have come to the conclusion (okay...I'm only about 95% sure), that Matt and I will be cloth diaper parents.

I know...I know. People will probably think we're crazy. I'm not necessarily doing it for the environment aspect, I'm solely considering it because of money. Disposables can cost upwards of $200 a month. That is a whole lotta dough. And if I end up being a full time stay at home mom we won't have an extra $200 a month, especially if I end up going back to school (that's for another post). The cloth diapers we're considering are about $300 (for enough diapers for 2ish days). You do the math. After a month they will have almost paid for themselves!

If we decide to cloth diaper, we won't cloth diaper 100%. I've heard the hardest part of cloth diapering is when you go on vacations or overnight places (which I know we will do since Matt's mom and sister live in Chicago). So during those times we would use disposables.

If I don't end up staying at home full time with the little bean, we'll go the disposable route. Who wants to change a cloth diaper at a daycare or babysitter?

What are your thoughts on cloth vs. disposable?

Friday, April 15, 2011

Okay...what did I tell you?!

I told you I'm a planner right? Did I also happen to mention that I change my mind a lot? I did? Okay good, you aren't too behind then.

Guess what? I changed my mind...surprise! haha Well I have a whole new idea. I've been throwing around the idea of creating a mood board for Issac/Harper's nursery that could go either way. For a boy or a girl. We would just change a few elements to make it look more boy or more girl (ie...stripes for boy or floral for girl). I just had no idea what colors would even work. Until I was browsing through one of my very favorite blogs EVER, Younghouselove. I'm very seriously when I say I perpetually stalk them. They have the most fabulous design sense in the world. No joke. They also DIY a lot. Which is something Matt and I want to get into one day. You know...when we buy a house. anyway...

I was stalking browsing through their latest blog post and I found this magazine cover. HOW PERFECT ARE THOSE COLORS?! I feel silly to have not thought of them before. White furniture all around, it goes with either boy or girl and could easily be reused for any other bambinos we might have later on. Here's my idea with those colors if we have a Harper.
Harper Teal

Harper Teal by katylfrye on

I'm thinking about adding either some light pink or adding a lemony color and a few plum colored accents. I haven't quite decided yet. I'm still working on the Isaac mood board, but the more I look these colors up the more I love it. The colors are so incredibly easy to change from boy to girl (I have this irrational thought that when I give birth I'll actually have the opposite of what they tell me we're going to have). As soon as I get the Isaac one completed I'll post it.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

I have a confession.

I have a confession to make. I'm a planner. A huge huge planner. Like...obsessive (ahem. compulsive) list making- website bookmarking-googling planning freak.

So of course I have a rough idea of how I'd like to decorate the nursery whether we have a Harper or an Isaac.
Who knows, the ideas might change (Matt thinks they will..I'm known to change my mind....a lot.) I have a whole 'theme' for the apartment. Not necessarily matchy-matchy but a whole cohesive idea so the apartment doesn't look like a bunch of random crap together. Here's what I'm going for (we're slowly getting stuff put together).

house colors

house colors by katylfrye featuring striped tops

 We already have a gray couch (well...ugly couch with gray slip cover). And I have the zebra pillow (it's pretty fun!) I painted a chair that we use for the computer that kelly green color (it's one of my favorite corners in the apartment). And I also painted a bookcase the teal color....which is absolutely amazing. We need a rug and some new end tables (I have an idea just need to get the stuff together to make them).  I know all the pictures on here are for a living room...but you get the idea. Plus when you walk in the apartment you're in the living room/ dining room/ computer area (actually I use it for sewing)/ kitchen. So you basically see this when you walk in anyway.

If we have a Harper, this is (roughly) what her nursery would look like.


Harper2 by katylfrye on

We have a white crib thanks to my wonderful sister in law and a niece who is growing, a mirror (that doesn't look at all like the one on the mood board...I couldn't find the one I have), a dresser that needs to be painted and thanks to my graphic skills all of the graphics I'll make and print off for a grid of picture frames to hang on the wall. The dresser is going to be used for either Harper or Isaac, I'll just paint it depending on boy or girl. Since we're in an apartment we'll only probably paint one wall, and it'll be the same for either Isaac or Harper. I've decided on a wall of thick gray horizontal stripes.

If we have an Isaac, I want to do a vintage-y circus theme. Here's what I have in mind.


Isaac by katylfrye on

I'm hoping to find or make a really big circus looking poster and hang a bunting (the flag looking thing) on the wall. It'd be super cool to make a letter I with lights in it or something like that too. Much like this one from urban outfitters...only not $180.


Letter by katylfrye on

Anyway, that's what I have so far. We'll see what actually happens! 

Monday, April 11, 2011

7 weeks!

Here I am at 7 weeks! Excuse the nasty face...I just got off of work. 

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 7 weeks
Size of baby: Baby Davis is the size of a blueberry (1/2 inch in length)
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Have no idea! I don't think I've gained much
Maternity Clothes: None yet
Gender: Don't know yet!
Movement: Nothing yet...I can't wait!
Sleep: I'm sleeping great, I only wake up about once a night to pee.
What I miss: Mountain. Dew.
Cravings: Umm...Chick fil-a sauce and Chinese Food (not together)
Symptoms: Just really sleepy. I have to take a nap every day or I can barely keep my eyes open by 8 o'clock
Best Moment this week: Matt and I chose names! 

We'll either have a:

Isaac Samuel
Harper Ann

I'm SO SO SO excited!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Greatest. Idea. Ever.

Has anyone ever heard of a gender reveal party?!?! I had never heard of it until I was reading a blog I found through a blog I found through a blog...okaymovingon...

Anyway! So what happens is the when you go and find out the gender, you have the tech or doctor or whoever is doing your ultrasound write down what you're having and seal it in an envelope. Then you take that envelope to your local bakery or Target or Walmart or get the idea. Give it to the baker and tell them you want the icing on the inside the color of the gender (pink for a girl/blue for a boy). Then at the party everyone stands around in anticipation as you cut in the cake.

I L.O.V.E. that idea! That way everyone finds out together! How creative right?!

I mentioned it to Matt and he thought it was awesome too. He also thought it would be even more awesome if we found out and I baked the cake and that's how we told everybody. He said he didn't think he could wait that long to find out....dork.

Anyway, I'm pretty excited about this!

Sorry if all my baby related posts are getting am I supposed to think about anything else other than the life growing inside of me!? Woop!


Who knew it would be so hard to pick names! Obviously we have plenty of time to pick names but of course I'm going to think about it!

I have been thinking about what I'm going to name my children for as long as I can remember. The names I had picked back then...were...a little weird (we should be glad I didn't have a kid when I was 16...Phoenix might have been included. yikes). It's completely different 'dreaming' about what you'll name your future children then actually having to chose a name for a child! I have friends who are dead set on the names they'll choose for their kids. Matt and I were like that too.  Then the minute we actually had to make a decision, we basically threw out our list and started from scratch. We have a boy name picked out and it wasn't even remotely close to any of the names we originally liked.

But seriously...picking names is awful. Boy names have been soooo much easier to come up with. Girl names..not so much. Lets just say if we have a girl she'll probably come out nameless.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Our Furbaby, Walter

This is Walter. He's a miniature pinscher. And he's awesome....well most of the time.

We decided to get a puppy about a month ago. I wanted a puppy a long time ago but Matt didn't think we were ready. Finally he changed his mind and I started the search. His sister looked up north at some shelters, we looked her at shelters, but we just couldn't find the right little guy for us. Matt has always said he wanted a min pin but I wasn't sold on it. I prefer dogs with fluffy fur. We were at work and I checked Craigslist (for the billionth time) and there it was the number one spot it said 'min pin'. I checked it and sent a text to the number on the ad. They said they couldn't send pictures, but answered all of my questions (he had all of his puppy shots. BONUS!). I was worried that they'd give the dog away before we got there, because that had happened to us before. We went and picked him up after work! I was so excited.

All of this happened two days before we found out we were expecting. He did great the first couple days that we had him but then we were ready to send him to the curb. We would keep Walter in the bathroom while we were gone for work. He would DESTROY the bathroom every time we left him in there.

It was so frustrating coming home from work and Matt would have to clean up the floor and I'd have to give him a bath. Matt was seriously ready to get rid of him. Especially last night.

We were getting ready to leave and Walter was freaking out. He was literally shrieking. IT.WAS.AWFUL. So we did something crazy and we left him out...with free reign of the apartment (minus our bedroom). We made bets on what/how messy it would be when we got home. Guess what...there wasn't a thing out of place. AMAZING! So now we don't have to worry about a crazy screaming dog when we leave and a mess to clean up/deal with when we get home.

If you read this whole post...good for's long. :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

We have a stalker!

We have lived in our apartment since October of last year. When we first moved in we didn't have neighbors.*


A few months went by and we noticed someone coming in and out of the apartment next door. They were never there very long and it was usually very very late at night when they were there. I don't remember hearing them move stuff in or anything. Then we figured out along with the one occupant, there was a kid that lived there. How did we figure this out? Well, you can hear everything going on in the hallway through our front door. EV.ER.Y. THING. And he would run up and down the stairs...over and over and over. That never really bothered us either because it was usually when we were at work (I noticed it on a day I had the flu).

Other then the stair thing, they've been pretty quiet.  Except for the past 2 months. We've heard yelling and fighting a little bit (nothing serious though!) and the kid is still running up and down the stairs. AT ALL HOURS OF THE NIGHT/DAY. At one point I was convinced they were vampires or something because it wasn't just the kid that was up and down the stairs.

The kid is what gets us...he's such a CREEP! He opens the door and peeks out at us when we're leaving/coming home. And we have to be super quiet when we get home at night because he watches us through the window. Last night he watched me as I walked down the stairs (to take the pup out) and then as I stood outside waiting for the pup to do his business. He waits for Matt to go outside to leave for work or take the pup out and then he follows him outside and asks him question after question (kind of personal questions too!). When we had family stop by (we weren't home, they had a key to get in) to pick up something they needed, he came out and started questioning them!

This happens everyday. Sometimes I'm not even sure the kid goes to school. He can't be more then 10 years old and it seems like his dad (the guy that lives in the apartment) isn't home very often, so I'm thinking that he just wants company/a friend. It's just getting really creepy.

*We have downstairs neighbors but they're little old ladies. I actually met one of them and she was really sweet.