Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Piper in the NICU

Just when I think my girl is still tiny, I remember that she was teeny tiny.  These pictures were taken by a good friend who came to visit Piper in the NICU on October 6, 2012, the day she was moved to her open crib from her isolette. We took her home with us 6 days later.  She probably weighed about 3 lbs 12 oz in these. I'll post more when I get them.

Monday, February 25, 2013

February in Texas

Just a tad bit different from February in Minnesota.

Al fresco dining at 7pm.

No stocking caps on a Sunday visit to the park.

Still too hot in short sleeves.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Oh right, this happened

"This" being pretty much the cutest set of newborn baby girl photos in the history of history.

We waited until after her due date for her newborn photos, so I think she was about 6ish lbs in these. A few of my favorites:

Here is our slideshow with all the rest:

And since you now want to hire Libby of Libby Ann Photography:

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Piper's Yellow and Turquoise Nursery

In all the craziness with Piper arriving early, I never posted any pictures of her finished nursery.  I got so much inspiration from others on Pinterest that I wanted to be able to contribute there for others.  Here are a couple pics taken when my mom was in town last month.  I will come back and add more when I have some time (so a year or so from now).

Crib: Munire Urban Collection
Fabric for window seat cover (made by a friend) and valance/pillow (made by mom): Premier Prints Twill Suzani Corn Yellow
Picture wall collage: center print from Etsy seller happydeliveries, upper right print from here (free printable), lower left print from here (free printable), upper left and lower right are just a framed piece of fabric with scrapbooking stickers on the glass (insipred by this).
Quilt: Grandma Dee
Wall color: No clue. Jon brought a Tiffany box to Home Depot and asked them to match it.

Hutch/changing dresser: Munire Urban Collection
Yellow baskets: Michael's
Yellow metal bin: Hobby Lobby (party supply section)
Changing pad cover: Babies R Us (bought in desperation when we realized she was about to be released from the NICU). I also have this one from Etsy seller LittleOwlsNest and I love it. Both are super soft and well made.
Bird house: $6 find in the garden section at Tuesday Morning
The glass bowl is filled with pacifiers. I got that idea here.
The wall hanging on the left is from Etsy seller MaisieMooNZ. I ordered the night before I was induced.  Call it retail therapy when I realized I was about to have a teeny tiny 33.5-week-old baby girl the next day. Here's a better picture of it:

I first fell in love with this lamp, but $395 for a lamp was out of the question (and silly if you ask me).  A little Googling lead me to this one from Bedroom Expressions.  I called the local store and had it shipped there.  The first two arrived in pieces, but the third time's a charm. In other words, if you order a lamp from them, make sure they open the box and check it before you drive yourself down there and waste your time.  I girly'd it up with some yellow ribbon and hot glue.

There are a few other touches I'd like to document in there, but I'll have to come back and post those.


Relatively recent additions to the collage wall:

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Happy February!

Ms. Piper Dee is ready for her first Valentine's Day.

And since today is Superbowl Sunday, here's a side-by-side of Amery and Piper in their Bambino Balls onesies.  Think they're related?