Thursday, August 20, 2009


Avery Grace Moortgat

August 16, 2009

9 lbs. 12 oz.

1:04 PM

21 1/4" long

Yes, she is finally here, and we are all so blessed to have her!

Delivery was wonderful and easy. I suffered no pain (thank goodness for epidurals!), and did not even have to push-she literally slid out on her own! What a wonderful experience for what I know will be my last baby...

We are all getting used to a new routine around here, but things are going well so far. I want to get some better photos of her, but for now, here are a few...

Gazing into Daddy's eyes:

Rocking with Mommy at the hospital:

Sleeping in the swing after the drive home (the dress we brought her home in is one from when I was a baby):

Being adored by her brothers:

Okay, well, time for me to go engage in some more baby girl adoration... I will post again soon with more photos!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Final Bit of Productivity While I Wait

Well, still no baby here! My due date's in five days, and boy, am I ready! I swear this has been the longest three weeks of my life- I don't know why I'm so much more impatient this time around- I don't recall feeling this way with the other two!

Anyway, I completed the final big project for Baby Girl's nursery-refinishing the dresser. You can see what it looked like before in this post. All I did was repaint it a minty green, add pink glass knobs, and add some vintage decals- so cute! I am so in love with vintage decals!!

Here's a closer shot:

And I decorated this little cradle with matching decals as well:

Now the only thing left to do in the room is find a baby to live in there! Wait, is that a contraction I just felt?? No, just wishful thinking....!

I'll leave you with a photo of my thrift finds from the past couple weeks. Riley is obsessed with trains, so this book was a really nice find for only 75 cents!

I also wanted to express a really big thank you to all of you who have commented recently with your well wishes, etc. I know I'm not always the best at responding to every comment, but please know that they are all extremely appreciated.

Next post will be the new baby post, so stay tuned!!! :)