Tuesday, July 17, 2018

3 Week Old Levi + Birth Story



We’re alive! Sorry for the radio silence over here, I’m just trying to keep a couple humans alive. #whichisnteasy I thought I would share Levi’s first basket pictures with a little bit of his birth story. He’s already 6 weeks so I’m behind on posting but thankfully not toooooo far behind on taking pictures. I never really shared too much from Mack’s birth because it was well, awful.  Here’s a quick recap: no eating and bed rest for 3 days, magnesium (aka you feel like you're in a dream, a bad dream), 3 methods of induction (balloons aren’t just for birthday parties), a pee incident that I shouldn’t share on the internet and Mack ended up in the NICU from me being on magnesium.  Needless to say, I wanted to have a completely different experience which meant I had to keep my blood pressure in check. It is a double-edged sword for me. I needed to not be anxious while they took my blood pressure and that’s was not easy from all that happened with my first experience.

My blood pressure stayed relatively okay through most of my appointments.  By the time I got to 38 weeks my doctor decided we should just get the show on the road and I was totally okay with this.  Tall Tan Man tried to convince me we should just not show up for my induction... bc “we” weren’t ready. 😂 He also once said “why can’t you be pregnant for a few more months?”. #awwheckno My doctor wanted to induce me on the day of my appt but I convinced him to wait a few more days.  #ihadahairappointment #nailstoo This is going to sound awful... I also didn’t want to have Levi on my birthday.  I ended up being induced on the evening of my birthday! #happybirthdaytome


In typical Leslie fashion, I started to stress about being on time.  So I ended up telling Tall Tan Man to meet me at the hospital, because I was ready to leave.  We were planning on taking two cars anyways {bc my mom was flying in} but I thought we would at least caravan.  😂  When I got to the hospital I had all our bags in my car and instead of waiting for TTM to arrive I carried everything myself.  You should of seen the nurses faces when I walked in...  

In full blown pregnancy brain I tried to put my head through the arm hole of the hospital gown.  Don't you worry, I figured it out.  


TTM got there shortly after that and at about 9:30 PM we started the induction.  We started with the pills, I can't remember what they are called.  The nurse informed me that I could eat something.  I told TTM that I didn't know if I was hungry but he should go get something.  He has a real hard time sitting still especially when it has to do with having a baby.  At 11:30 pm I woke up starving and no TTM.  I texted him and HE HAD GONE TO A FRIENDS HOUSE.      Don't you worry he came quick with McDonald's...  the nurse didn't look too pleased when I told her I had a hamburger!  😬 #butIdidnteatfries  I started feeling regular contractions almost immediately but for some reason my monitor wasn't picking them up.  Turns out the monitor didn't work when I was laying on my side.  

By the morning I had finished all the pills and my doctor wanted to wait and see how I progressed without pitocin.  So I had breakfast with decaf coffee.  I was still anxious about my blood pressure.  By the time my Mom got there {9am}, I was having some good contractions but was still at 3cm.  At 11:30 am they decided they wanted to start pitocin but wanted me to eat lunch first.  #notaproblem 

The nurses kept saying they thought it wouldn't be until the evening when Baby Brother would be born.  TTM asked if he could go to the movie.  I told him no but thought he should get out of the hospital for a little bit... 

I guess you'll have to come back next week to find out the rest!  So take a guess, did he go to the movie?! 



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Wednesday, May 30, 2018

DIY Hairpin Leg Nursery Side Table



Hello!  Man oh Man, if you follow me on instagram then you are probably thinking... 

"aren't you having a baby today?" 

"isn't today your birthday?"

Yes, today is my BIRTHDAY and we are going to the hospital tonight for me to be induced!  We will just have to wait and see if Baby Brother and I share a birthday.  Before I go into hibernation I wanted to share another project we DIYed for the nursery.  You can check out my other Nursery post {here}.



I felt like it was only fair for me to DIY the nursery side table because I made Mack one. I did almost the same thing for Mack's side table except I used wheels instead of the hairpin legs.  


This side table was such an easy DIY project!  I used a crate from JoAnn's and hairpin legs from Hobby Lobby.  I didn't even know Hobby Lobby sold hairpin legs!  Next to the drawer pulls... And only $5 each! 




I can't wait to put a sweet newborn picture in that frame!



All your prayers are welcomed tonight!  I am praying/hoping/begging that this go around is better than last time.  Has to be!  Now we better decide on a name, ASAP!  

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Lemon Cake Mix Cookies

Hi friends! I’m about a million weeks pregnant (aka 37 weeks pregnant) and am having a hard time sitting down to do any blog posts! I would like to say I’m busy nesting and reorganizing all our closets, buuuuuut I’m just napping. Everyday. Keeping up with Mack is straight exhausting and when he takes a nap I do too. This is making me way less productive but also way more enjoyable to be around come 5 PM. I saw this picture on Country Living’s instagram today and I'm happy I’m not the only person that feels this...



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

One Room Challenge {W6}: "Finished" Laundry Room

Hey, hey, hey!!!  Our LAUNDRY ROOM is "FINISHED!"  If I am being honest I did not think we were going to make it... and well, we technically didn't quiet finish everything.  The room is pretty well done minus finalizing a few projects.  Before I get to those I will share what we did finish!  

Thursday, May 3, 2018

One Room Challenge {W5}: Adding Shelves, Lighting, & Decor


Holy cow batman, the third trimester just hit me a like choo choo train.  Not just a train, a choo choo train.  #momofa2yrold I really do feel decent for most of the day, but after 5pm I am just done.  I had an ultrasound this week and everything was looking good!  Brother was measuring about a week ahead of schedule which makes since because my belly everything feels huge.  :)  

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

One Room Challenge {W4}: Pegboard Wall, Engineer Print & Cabinet Work

Say whhhhhat?!?  Yep, that's our laundry room.  I know you have to squint a little bit to hide all the unfinished parts but it's is SO MUCH BETTER.  We are now in week 4 of the One Room Challenge and I'm really hoping we are able to finish the room!!!  Mack and I head out to Texas for a week for my sweet friend Jill's wedding.  Which means a whole lot of dancing, eating and laughing with friends...  I can't wait {say a prayer my bridesmaid dress a) zips b) zipper doesn't break}, I just wish a magic fairy would come finish the room for us! 

Monday, April 23, 2018

Brother's Buffalo Nursery


Y'all, I am SO pregnant.  I'm in the phase where I am starving and eat a normal amount of food, then I almost throw up because I am so full.  I constantly feel the need to go for a walk and lay down at the same time!  Please tell me someone understands how I am feeling...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

One Room Challenge {W3}: Cabinets, Painting & Wallpaper

I can't believe we are already in week 3 of our laundry room makeover!  You can see my week 1 post {here} and week 2 post {here}.  I know I have said this before but Tall Tan Man is kicking major booty on this project.  I am super ready to put pretty decor in the room and that might just be this week!  Fingers crossed!  Although the room still looks like a disaster we have come a long way:  

Week One 



Wednesday, April 11, 2018

One Room Challenge {W2}: Demo, Spackle and more Spackle


This might make me sound crazy but I kind of feel like Joanna Gaines right now.  and not because we are both pregnant...  You know in the show when she gets to plan the layout, then Chip demos/rebuilds, and then she is so excited to get into the space to decorate? Yeah, we are in the period of time where Tall Tan Man is doing a lottttttttt of work and I just keep online shopping dreaming how to put the space together.  It takes all my strength to not say; "So honey are you going to work on the laundry room tonight?"  Let me make this very clear;  Tall Tan Man is kicking butt on this project and my laundry room already feels like a better place to do my least favorite chore.  Y'all, it doesn't smell funky anymore!!! #kittylitter  TTM is on a mission to make his part of the project super cheap and has only spent FOURTEEN DOLLARS!  Yes, $14!!! I can't believe it either.  Does that mean we will come in under budget {$500}?  Maybe... no promises.  ;)

Thursday, April 5, 2018

One Room Challenge {W1}: Redoing our Laundry Room

Hi everybody! I’m so sorry I have been MIA lately. If you read my last post you know my mind has been in about million places. If your looking for an update here you go: Nothing. Nada. Zero Info.  I know nothing more and that’s okay.  I guess I’m getting use to not know what the heck our next chapter holds! 😂 About a month ago we had a realtor come look at our house so we could make sure our house was ready to put on the market.  If we put it on the market... the only big thing they recommended doing was painting our laundry room.

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