Two months. Two whole months (and a few days) we have had with our new little man. Gray Jamison came into this world on his due date, showing both his parents up with his punctuality. These past two months have FLOWN by. They have been some sweet, fun, crazy, challenging, and fuzzy days that I will forever cherish and remember.
Some days I feel like a super mom that’s like “ I. GOT. THIS. SHIZ. DOWN.” and then other days I feel like a hot mess and forget to brush my teeth (or put pants on). I guess that is just a part of this whole motherhood thing. You win some days and you lose some but us parents are all in the trenches together right?
For the most part, Gray is just the happiest, chillest baby you will ever meet. He has been a good sleeper since he was about 3.5 weeks old but just started consistently sleeping through the night (fingers crossed that doesn’t change as soon as I type this out). Honestly though, he has slept beside us in the rock’n’play since he has been home from the hospital so I am sure that transitioning him to the crib will be a whole other challenge. Sooo sometimes soon I will transition him to his room but for now I will enjoy my sleep with him beside me.
We had newborn pictures taken when he was about 2 weeks old, so this boy already looks so different than he does here. This was our first experience of learning that we are no longer in charge, that this boy was running the show. This lil guy decided to pee out of the outfit I had him in right before the photographer got there, puke on the photographer as soon as she got there, and cluster feed throughout the whole session (which turned a 1 hour session into almost 3 hours). He was definitely keeping us on our toes.
I love looking back on these photos though and seeing alllll the joy and love we already had for our little man through our TIRED eyes, DELIRIOUS minds, and THANKFUL hearts.
Gray’s nursery is one of my favorite rooms in the house. I loved having a brand new canvas to splatter some creativity on; whereas, everywhere else in our house we have just progressively made changes through the years (well except for that time we decided to have our bathroom gutted and remodeled in my first trimester and it was a disaster of a time butttt ended up turning out really well- that is a story for another time though).
I had so much fun making this room a place that felt special and unique, just like our little man. I am a big fan of neutral colors and had originally just wanted to do grey and white but I love how the green adds a little pop. We are like Chip and Joanna with our shiplap soo of course we had to add that in as well and I love the dark wood contrasts against all the light and neutral features.
This sign. That verse. Probably my favorite part of his room (other than his cute little teepee). I didn’t want a typical nursery verse. I wanted something different and strong and I would say this one is definitely that. I want Gray to grow to be a warrior for the Lord’s kingdom. I want him to feel brave and strong but always protected and guided by the Lord in all he does. I could not think of a better verse to guide him and assure him.
Another favorite part of his nursery that I love is this little corner right here where I get to sit and hold him. I get to rock him and sing to him and make him feel protected and cared for. This is where I read to him before his bedtime bottle, while he is usually starting to cry because he just wants the food (not the tender time). There are some sweet moments in this corner and I know there are only more sweet moments in this spot to come.
The sign above his crib was customized from a cute little shop in Nashville but the rest of his room is a whole lot of Hobby Lobby (50% OFF HOME DECOR YALL), Wayfair, and Target.
All. About. The. Deals. (Although, my husband likes to give me a hard time about how I always justify ALL my purchases with how much I have saved and how much I COULD have spent but didn’t).
Sooo here is just a little update and a little glimpse of what our nursery and life has been looking like. I am so thankful that THIS is the life that God has chosen for me. That He has trusted me to be a mother to this little man.
There are so many things that I would love to share about how these last two months have looked like for us but my brain is still fuzzy and my time is limited so for now I will leave you with these cute little pics and hopefully fill you in on another blog about breastfeeding, naps, and our little daily adventures.