Monday, September 30, 2013

31 Days of LIfe::Presence not Perfection



The challenge is to write everyday for the month of October.  To chronicle my life, thats what this blog is about anyway.  Life tends to get in the way and get busy and distracted.  Its easy to get going 100 miles an hour and forget about being present.

This 31 days is about being present, a reminder to be present even if the circumstances aren't perfect.  

Quiet time with the Lord, just do it, it doesn't need to be at the quiet hour of the morning with coffee and a comfy chair, that would be perfect but so often I don't do things because the circumstances or perceived outcome won't be what my mind believes is perfection.  

Outings and activities with L once again so often I don't do things because I can't pave a perfect set up for whatever situation.  This is my last full month with him as an only child.  Our world is about to have some major changes and I just want to be present and cherish these last days of a family of three.  

Thats what this is about. just doing, and being regardless of if it ends up being a perfect picture.

I feel like I have let too many things become neglected because I am waiting for that perfect scenario or outcome.  I need to be present in the moment let God lead me and stop trying to plan it all, all the time.  I look foreword to where this challenge and journey lead me.

I will add each days links to this post as they go live.

Day 1: Being Present in the Little Things
Day 2-3: Bath Time
http://chronicles-of-kt.blogspot.com/2013/09/31-days-of-lifepresence-not-perfection.html

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Nursery Inspiration for Baby #2


Here is a little collage I put together with either things we have already purchased or things that are simply an inspiration to what we plan to buy or do.

I wanted something very soft and soothing, we did dark and bold in L1's room which I love his room but wanted to go a different direction this time around.

The light blue is the paint color it's Valspar Sweet Slumber and it will go on the top half of the walls and then we will be doing white bead-board on the bottom. The grey and stripe fabric is going to be curtains and the crib skirt and possible a window valance as well.  I cant wait for the walls to be done next weekend so I can start putting furniture together and getting things up on the walls etc.  We have less than two months now...its crunch time!!

Some images I found that are kind of my inspiration are as follows




Gorgeous nursery from ontobaby.com

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Baby L#2 Update


Well folks, here we are...30 weeks and well into the third trimester! This pregnancy is flying by so fast I feel like I can't even keep up!! My new little man will seriously be here before I realize it!

I really feel like photos don't do my size justice, I just feel twice as big as this picture makes me look! Maybe I really am not that big but looking back at pictures I feel like this was my size around 35 weeks with L1.  It frightens me to think how big I could get this time around!!

Things have been moving along pretty uneventfully thank Jesus! Pregnancy is one part of my life I like to keep a little boring.  We had an appointment today and My Dr. said everything looked fantastic and was coming along perfectly.  He doesn't seem to think I will go all the way to my due date...we shall see...I have it already in my head I will go past my due date.  You cant be disappointed if your already convinced otherwise.  We are planning on doing things VERY different this time around and I am actually a little excited about the whole Labor and Delivery time, I know I'm crazy!! Little man just needs to cooperate and flip himself right over though I think he may take after his brother in the breech until many many weeks aspect!

I have had a serious sweet tooth lately, like all I can think about it cakes and sweets and more sweets.  I have tried to make a conscious effort to eat more fruits and veggies and healthy things, its just an ongoing process.

We have finally started to purchase items for the nursery.  My vision is slowly coming together and after the first weekend of October when we get the room more together, I think things will come together quickly after that point.  As of this moment by looking in our house you may not even know we have another on the way!!

Working while pregnant continues to be a little more difficult this time around than last, There are some nights I get off and my body just aches and all I want to do is lay down immediately! My hopes is the stress of work will help my go into labor though when the time comes!

Big brother L is such a trooper aside from his I want to be carried everywhere which thankfully he is not doing as much anymore.  He knows where baby brother is and at the church nursery on sunday was trying to feed everyone with a bottle he found, the teacher gave him a doll and she said he fed the baby for a good while.  This is funny to me because I have never shown him this and we don't even have dolls and bottles in our house! I think he is going to be a fantastic big brother, I just CAN. NOT. WAIT. to see him grow into this roll!!
I'm Katie a 27 year old mommy and wife. Welcome to my blog where I will chronicle the happenings of my life as I find the balance between being both SAHM by day and CVICU nurse by night.

I love Jesus and strive to be more like Christ every day. Running, reading, and cooking are some of my favorite past-times. I love photography but I am no pro, but it helps I have such a cute subject to practice on!!


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