Thursday, December 27, 2012

Mommy and Ethan

I found this baby picture of me while at my moms house. I think we look a lot alike here!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Three weeks!

I can't believe that our little Ethan is already three weeks old! He is such a sweet little boy! We love him so much and can't imagine what our lives would be like without him here.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

It's a BOY!!

Welcome Ethan Dean Morrow!!!

He was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012 at 3:40pm. He weighed in at 6lbs 9oz and was 19.5 inches long. Mom and Baby Ethan are both healthy and happy!

1 day old about to leave the hospital.

We are so thrilled to have Ethan here and we are over the moon in love with him. Enjoy some pictures of his first week off of my iPhone. I need to import the pictures off of my nice camera tomorrow.

1 week old!

Ethan's first trip to Mommy's favorite store!

Cuddles with Daddy

Sleepy time after eating

I caught a good one of his dimples

Wide awake :)

Smiling in his sleep

We are so lucky to have such a sweet little boy.

If you have twitter, check out Ethan's tweets!  @EthanDean1122

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Full Term

Here I am today at 37.5 weeks pregnant-- FULL TERM! :)  So hard to believe that the end is so near.  The nursery is ready, the car seat is in the car, and the bags are packed (almost).  Come on little one!!  We cannot wait to meet this precious baby and we know that he or she will be the most perfect addition to our little family.

Since being diagnosed with gestational diabetes around week 30, my doctors have been watching me a little bit more close.  I have been going into the hospital for non-stress tests weekly to monitor the baby's heartbeat.  Last week when I went in, Baby must have been napping and wasn't too active.  My blood pressure was also slightly elevated which made the doctors think I might have the beginnings of pre-eclampsia.  I sipped on some apple juice and Baby started to cooperate for the test.  

I left the hospital and went straight to my regular scheduled check-up at the doctor's office.  My appointment was with my favorite doctor in the practice.  I had a great check-up.  She checked me and I'm 1 cm dilated and 75% effaced.  She said my body is doing everything it is supposed to to get ready to have the baby.  However, the doctors ended up putting me on bed rest due to my blood pressure.  So since Thursday afternoon I have been on bed rest.  This morning the doctor called after reviewing some rest results from Friday and I'm no longer on bed rest but I'm to just "take it easy."  They will monitor my blood pressure and have another non-stress test on Wednesday.

Dean has been wonderful picking up the slack over the weekend and waiting on me.  He and his mom cleaned our house on Sunday, and I am very grateful for that.  I had made a list of things I have been wanting to get done and clean and I was about to "nest" through them.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Baby's Nursery

I have loved planning for and decorating the Baby's nursery.  I knew what I wanted to do in there even before I got pregnant.  The theme is The Very Hungry Caterpillar.  It is such a classic children's book and very gender neutral.  I have been collecting caterpillar toys and other random things for the nursery for a while.  Who is ready for some pictures of my new favorite room in the house?  This is a long post so grab a snack and here we go... :)

This is what you see when you walk into the nursery.  I love the wall color.  It is called Crocodile Smile from Lowe's.  It is such a perfect soft green.  The rocker/recliner is from Wolf Furniture and it is sooooo comfortable.  I imagine Baby and I will spend a lot of time in that chair rocking, nursing and cuddling.
The changing table/dresser combo.  I love that I went with a dresser that will grow with Baby.  I attached the changing pad with 3M velcro strips so that it won't slip and slide around.  I need to take the stickers off of the trash can in the corner.  I wanted to make sure I liked it enough to keep it before I took them off and couldn't return it.  My nursing pillow {my brest friend} is in the TjMaxx bag ready to go to the hospital with us.

I want to hang a white shelf above the changing table.  My mom is working on a wall hanging for Baby that I want to hang from the shelf as well.
I had a hard time finding the perfect basket for on top of the dresser.  I didn't want a natural wood colored basket because it wouldn't stand out on the natural wood of the dresser.  I didn't want a dark colored wood because I thought it would look weird with no other dark wood in the room.  Ideally, I wanted white to go along with the white trim in the room.  I searched and searched online for a cute diaper caddie with no luck.  I found this white basket at Hobby Lobby and it is perfect!  I made the liner out of the Hungry Caterpillar dots fabric that we used for the valance and crib skirt.  I had just enough left over.  The two caddies in the front of the basket are from IKEA.  I had my dad pick me up some drawer organizer sets and they are awesome.  The basket houses 20 newborn diapers, a full size wipes box and the two organizers.  The one on the left has diaper rash creams and baby lotion, the one on the right has hand sanitizer and some pacifiers.
View of the bookshelf and crib.  I love the colorful crib skirt that my mom made with me.  The green drawers go with the wall color perfectly.  Once Baby arrives, were are going to mount white wooden letters to spell out the name above the crib.
Inside of the crib.  The crib sheet is from Pottery Barn Kids.  Absolutely perfect for this nursery.  I made the boppy cover out of super soft Hungry Caterpillar flannel and a white minky dot on the opposite side.  Baby's friends Mickey and Fudge Bunny (who was mine) are waiting for him or her to arrive.  I love the look of the white breathable mesh bumper and it's great since the traditional fabric bumpers are no longer recommended.
Big Brother Geno sneaking into the shot of the bookshelf.  The shadow box sitting on top was a baby shower gift from my sister Kate.  The front opens and I can switch the stuff out easily.  Right now it has the baby shower invitation and some ultrasound photos.  I need to find a place to hang it on the wall.  The little lamp is from IKEA {base & shade}.  The big caterpillar was from Kohl's a long time ago.  I bought the small Hungry Caterpillar bead toy from Totsy a while ago as well.

Here are the wall decals along the border of the room...  
The wall with the bookshelf and crib.
 Here is a good shot of the valance Mom and I made.
The wall with the changing table/dresser.
 Above the closet and door to the nursery.
A friend made me the diaper wreath.  I took off all of the onesies, bibs, burp cloths, etc that she had attached too it but just the diapers are super cute.

 Inside Baby's closet.  Lots of diapers, wipes and blankets.
The diaper bag is packed and ready to go with Baby's stuff for the hospital!

 Geno is looking so cute after a trip to the groomer last week.
I think he is ready for his new sibling!

Because I'm a nerd and took pictures of what's inside the dresser drawers.  
You'll see the IKEA organizers again!
 Burp cloths, hats and socks.
 Newborn drawer:  onesies, sleepers, gowns, etc.
 0-3 Months drawer:  onesies, sleepers, gowns, etc.
 Extra pacifiers, waterproof pads for on changing table and in crib, q-tips, 
thermometer, nail clippers, hair brush, nasal aspirator, infant tylonol, etc.
 Receiving blankets, swaddle me blankets, muslin swaddle blankets, and fleece sleeper sacks
 Bath time!  Towels and washcloths

Here are the baby's possible coming home outfits:
 If Baby Morrow is a girl, she will wear this super cute flower sleeper
with a white headband that has a bow on it.

 If Baby Morrow is a boy, he will wear this navy and white 
terry cloth monkey sleeper with a monkey hat.

We are so excited to meet this little baby!  
We only have 13 days until I'm full term 
and 34 days until my due date!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Baby Pics!

We had an ultrasound on Tuesday and got to take a peek at our little one.  We got some great 3D images of the babe.  Baby is growing and developing perfectly.  The estimated weight the tech gave us is 3 lbs 4 oz!

 Baby's face with a fist

 Face with an open hand

Look at those sweet lips!

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We cannot wait to meet this little kicking machine in about 10 weeks :)

Monday, September 3, 2012


Dean and I went to Philadelphia Friday afternoon to visit with our friends Kristin and Tyler.  Geno spent the weekend at his Aunt Mandy's house with his cousins, Andrew and Aiden.  We got the chance to go to IKEA.  Dean and I had never been there.  It was a little overwhelming but we loved it!  We got some lamps and a couple things for the nursery.  We went to the casino for a little bit and had some great meals out with our friends.

This picture was taken with the self-timer setting on my camera.  We were about to head out to Ruth's Chris for a wonderful steak dinner.  

Immediately after this picture was taken, I went to check my camera to see how it turned out.  I wiped out!  I had socks on and slipped on the hardwood floor.  I'm ok and Baby is ok.  I landed on my bum and hit my shin on a piece of furniture and now have a large bruise.  Ouch!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

26.5 weeks

Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 26.5 Weeks
Size of Baby: According to Baby Morrow is about two pounds and measures 14 inches from head to heel-- about the size of an English hothouse cucumber. 

Maternity Clothes: LOVING my maternity clothes.  Just got a bunch for the fall from that I love.
Gender: It's a... SURPRISE!  We did not find out the gender of our little nugget.  What are your guesses?
Movement: Baby likes to kick and roll around at bed time and when I wake up.  Although, I can feel it throughout the day too.  It's the best feeling ever!  Dean started to be able to feel the kicks a couple weeks ago.  Super fun!
Sleep: Aside from getting up two or three times a night to go to the bathroom, I'm sleeping pretty well.  I just got a Boppy pregnancy pillow that I'm enjoying.
Cravings: I am LOVING peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!  Also, peanut butter on toast for breakfast with a side of chocolate milk.  Yum!
Symptoms: Just lots of kicks and a growing belly

Best Moment this week:  Having the nursery painted and getting the furniture in there.  It's looking so cute!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Phone Photo Fun!!

I am linking up today with Savanah and Ashlee to show you some photos from my phone!

Here is what was happening with me this week...

Dean brought home roses for me "just because"

Amanda, Allison, the boys, myself and some other friends went to the park 

I looooove DQ dipped cones!

Putting Baby Morrow's dresser together

I went to Mom's house to help out a little-- beautiful hardwood floors under the gross carpet.

I made this crayon wreath for Allison's birthday.  Thank you, Pinterest!

Dean took a last minute trip to Milwaukee and brought this home for Baby

Sarah (and Mark) and Dani (and Barry) came to visit for the weekend.  We had a blast!

Baby's room is getting painted today-- loving Crocodile Smile!

Geno went to the groomer today for a fresh new do