BABY BOY NURSERY PLANS

Since we found out we were pregnant people have been asking if we had started planning the nursery. Because we knew we were going to fix out the sex of the baby, the answer to their questions has always been a firm “no”. I really made a conscience effort to never picture our life with a boy or a girl so I wouldn’t get my hopes up for a certain one. And it worked! Of course there was a second of “I wonder how I would feel if she had just said girl” but then I looked at my husband who had tears coming down his face and I forgot that having a girl was even an option.

So now that we know a little boy will be joining our family in May, it was time to start planning his room! It should come as a shock to no one that I was drawn to my favorite neutrals, grey and navy, because they are just so perfect for not only the style of our home, but for a little boy, too. A little pattern mixing to liven things up and whoa baby, I’m so in love! I can’t wait to get started putting it together. Shockingly, Nathan was on board with every single thing pictured below – even the fringe stool (which is Nate Berkus for Target and I’M SO OBSESSED) – except the navy pillow with the gold detailing? Boys are weird.

The only thing I’ve yet to find a good option for are drawer pulls for the dresser.  Anyone have any good site ideas for drawer pulls? I’d like to add a few more gold details so I’m thinking this would be a good spot. I’m also hoping his Mimi will make me something like this because, hi, over sized art is expensive but want to have that be another place where to pull in just a touch of gold!

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Navy Pom Curtain | Oh Joy! for Target Crib Sheet | The Little Market Garlands here, here and this one too
Pottery Barn Bookshelf | Navy and Metallic Pillow & Grey Embroidered Pillow | Ikea Sundvik Crib
Fringe Stool | Ikea Malm Dresser | Laundry Hamper | Gray Rocker Chair | Navy Chevron Shag Rug
House of Belonging “Little Boys” Print

So…what do you think?! Am I missing anything major? The dresser will also serve as a changing table, so don’t say that :)

I can’t wait to see what you all were up to this weekend! Linking up with Biana, and Erin.

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FIRST PREGNANCY: WEEK 13

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Amen. The best way to sum up week 13 “OMG I HAVE SO MUCH ENERGY – ANNND THERE IT GOES.”

Week 13

How far along: 13 weeks!

Size of Baby: Peach

Gender: We don’t know yet, but can not wait to find out!

Movement: Too early

Weight Gain: Nothing yet!

Sleep: Hit an all time low last week because of my lower back pain, so I finally broke down and called the chiropractor. Best decision I’ve made in a looong time. My pain is almost non-existent! Insert praise Jesus emoji hands here. I’m still generally uncomfortable sleeping on my side instead of my back, but what can you do.

Workouts: Slacked a little on these this week because it was super busy with work and cheer. Oh, and it was freaking COLD in the morning and by the afternoon my energy/motivation is just not there.

Maternity Clothes: Made a few more purchases this week but haven’t had to actually use them yet. It won’t be long now though, this belly is getting bigger by the day I think!

Symptoms: I really feel so much better this week. So much better that I could (and have) cry because I feel so much better. Yeah. So that’s two symptoms. I had almost zero nausea this week (only when I failed to eat at the correct time) and only get really tired maybe once throughout the day. Which is a huge step up from being so tired I could take a nap from sun-up to sun-down.

Cravings/Aversions: Still have zero desire to drink or smell coffee. I’m sure there are other aversions but nothing consistent. Craving sugar like never before! Trying not to give in to that one very often, though.

Missing Most: HIIT workouts. A good sweat with heavy breathing and feeling like I might pass out with no guilt! That is obviously frowned upon now! Oh, and a deli turkey sandwich.

Nursery: Lol. We still need to decide which room we are going to use! Office or man cave? I’m definitely leaning towards office right now…and then moving said office to the man cave. Sorry babe!

Nathan: I don’t think he will never forget the lesson he learned this week and it’s certainly not one that needs to be documented on the internet 😉

Best Part of the Week: A few things:
1) Settling on first and middle names for a boy and a girl!
2) Just generally feeling better! I’m going on a week-long business trip next week and I was really worried about how I would be able to handle it, but my energy is really up and I’m really encouraged. God’s timing, I’ll tell ya. I’m so grateful!
3) Having multiple conversations with Trey (my co-workers son who is 5) at work about the baby. He likes to bring “the baby” treats (Starbucks cakepops & Dove chocolate – heck yeah!) and at some point I said “Thank you so much for bringing that for me. That was so sweet of you” to which he responded “It wasn’t for you Wachel, it was for the baby!” So sorry :) He also came into the office another day and said “Uhhh, where’s the baby?!” It’s going to be a long six months for that guy!

Can’t Wait For: Finding out who is in there in (hopefully) just a few more weeks!

THE BEST ANNOUNCEMENT

IMG_4715Nathan and I could not be happier to FINALLY announce that we will be adding another Sansing to the family next May!

Keeping the news (mostly) to ourselves has been one of the hardest things this open-book-type-of-girl has ever had to do! It was killing me! Nathan had no problems at all, lol. This also has a lot to do with the almost radio silence from this blog over the last few months. It’s really hard to blog about your life when you can’t blog about the biggest thing effecting your life, so suffice it to say I am thrilled this day has finally come!

IMG_4717To answer a few frequently asked questions:

When are you due?
Right now my due date is on my 28th birthday – May 14th, 2016. Even though I know the chances of the baby being born on that actual day are very slim, as a person who does not love to be the center of attention for almost any reason, I am thrilled to pass along a little of my birthday glory on to our baby!

How far along are you?
I won’t be 12 weeks until Sunday but after hearing the baby’s heart and seeing him/her kicking and swimming around like crazy on an ultrasound this week we felt comfortable sharing our big news a few days early!

How did you find out/tell Nathan? 
We had been trying for several  months (I think this was our fourth month) so I took I test right at four weeks that came back negative, then another one around five and a half weeks when things were still up in the air if you know what I mean. That one happened to be one of those fancy tests that tells you about how many weeks along you are (thanks for your hand-me-down pregnancy test Meg!) and it came back as “2-3 weeks Pregnant.” Of course, Nathan was out of town on business this particular day so I had to keep it to myself FOR AN ENTIRE 12 HOURS at least and it was torture. I had been waiting so long to tell him that as soon as he walked in the door from the air port I basically blurted it out at him and he was THRILLED! He only cried a tiny little bit 😉

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Will you be finding out the sex?
A-B-S-O-L-U-T-E-L-Y. I can not wait to plan every single thing that I possibly can before this baby gets here! And I need to be able to call “it” by it’s actual name ASAP.

Do you have names picked out?
We have a girl name that is 100% settled on but have not been able to agree on a boys name yet. And no, I will not tell you what they are until we know the sex of the baby. I have an irrational fear of someone stealing our names.

Are you going to be doing those annoying weekly “bump dates” on the blog?
You bet your bottom dollar I will. Stay tuned for the first few weeks of updates coming at you soon! Ultimately, this blog is to document our life and this pregnancy is a huge part of that so I won’t apologize if you find bump dates boring. Feel free to skip right on over them :)

How have you been feeling?
Not great the last few weeks if we are being honest. All day sickness, followed by all day exhaustion – I go into more about how I was/am feeling in the weekly updates I’ll be posting soon. I will say I am starting to feel back to my normal self more and more each day so… Praise Jesus.

IMG_6041Super blurry but I can’t stop looking at our ultrasound pictures!

I can’t wait to share this whole experience (the good, the bad, and the ugly) with you all! Let me know if I missed any questions you need the answers to :)