Monday, April 28, 2014

Bump Bump..Who's there?!

This was a week for stripes and embracing my bump! I am loving being pregnant and I know I am going to miss this. I feel so connected to my daughter already, and feeling great about my bump body!

These are pictures from Week #30

Nursery Breakdown

Now that the nursery is finally complete and ready for Aubrey to be here, I wanted to post a breakdown of the nursery details for anyone interested. This nursery was so fun for me to put together. I am so exited for her to be here and to be able to put her to sleep in here!


Wall Paint Color:    Elmira White, Benjamin Moore   HERE
Wallpaper:   Anthropologie, Watercolor Peony   HERE
Crib:  Target, DaVinci Jenny Lind   HERE
Crib Bedding:   Restoration Hardware, Washed Appliqued Fleur   HERE
Curtains:   Overstock, Light Pink/Cream Stripe Faux Silk Taffeta   HERE
Upholstered Rocking Chair:   Walmart, Dorel Rocking Chair   HERE
Ceiling Light:   Overstock,  Crystal Abbey Gold Semi-flush   HERE
Vintage Wire Hamper:    Homegoods find
Dresser:  Craigslist steal ($75!) DIY refinishing project
Mirror:   Antique Store Clearance, DIY Painted from gold, DIY Etched "Aubrey" into glass
Round Sidetable:   TJMaxx clearance steal! ($39)
Wall Pictures:    DIY Project. Frames, clearance find at Michaels, DIY prints from my computer
Lamp:   Vintage, handed down to me from my mom. It was in my own nursery.
Chair Pillow:  Homegoods find, fits perfectly!
Changing Pad Cover:  Target, Circo Plush Popcorn Changing Pad Cover   HERE

Side Note

We also wanted to be a bit goofy. Here are both of our takes of us in the nursery....

Monday, April 21, 2014

April 19th 3D Ultrasound

We went this passed Saturday to get a 3D ultrasound of our sweet girl Aubrey. With two grandmoms and a granddad in tow, we all gathered around the flat screen to get a peek. Aubrey had other plans. Not only was it play time, she kept her hands up in front of her face the whole time. The technician tried everything to get her to shift positions, but all were failed attempts.

We were lucky enough to get one great shot of her before the hands went up. Look how precious our sweet girl is...

29 Week 3D Ultrasound

Lucky for us, we get to go back in a couple of weeks to try again at no cost. Hopefully next time she will be more than happy to let us look in :)

Amanda Nicol ♥

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Check Up Ultrasound

We had a check up ultrasound for our little girl last Thursday. Our doctors office had a (not the best) 3D ultrasound machine. She wouldn't cooperate and they couldn't get a good measurement of her head, so we killed some time peeking at her in 3D! She is truly amazing. I could stare at her all day.

This is our favorite shot that we captured that day. She has one hand AND one foot up next to her head. Our silly girl :)

After we killed some time with the 3D, she finally moved so we could get her last measurement.

She weighed in at 2lbs 11oz. She is in the 58th percentile for weight. She's about 14 inches long. Her smallest measurement was 27 weeks and her largest was 29 weeks (her head!). This was great news because she is 28 weeks. Right on track! It was a good day all around.

I love her.

Amanda Nicol ♥

Finished Nursery!

I use the word "finished" lightly. As my husband knows, nothing is ever truly finished with me. I am constantly trying to think of thinks to add and change. I still want to do a bookshelf wall, get a side table for the chair, and decorate the top of the dresser. But for now, I will say the nursery is complete. ♥

AmandaNicol ♥

Belly Love

I wanted to post some of my belly growth pictures. I have been keeping my friend and family updated with Facebook and Instagram, but left out the blog!

6 Weeks Pregnant

12 Weeks Pregnant

16 Weeks Pregnant
20 Weeks Pregnant

23 Weeks Pregnant

25 Weeks Pregnant

26 Weeks Pregnant

I am currently 29 Weeks pregnant, but haven't had a chance to snap a belly shot! I will be taking one soon to update :)

Amanda Nicol ♥

Thursday, April 10, 2014

More Nursery Progress ♥

Yesterday my husband and I got to working on the nursery. I am SO glad we did. Everything was worth it!

We took down the white ceiling fan and installed a new gold light, put together the rocker chair, decided on which frames to use and put in the prints I made and hung her customized gold mirror.

Take a look! ♥

We still need to...
Put on the chair slipcover
Hang the pictures with ribbon
and find a side table for next to the chair

Thanks for looking,
xoxo Amanda Nicol

Monday, April 7, 2014

Nursery Chair Debate

Picking a nursery chair for baby girl's nursery has been a task. This is what I have gone through...

Option #1: Was to use the old rocker that has been handed down from my grandfather. I was rocked in it as a baby, and would have loved to use it to rock my daughter. It would just need a coat of fresh paint and a comfy cushion. The problem? I was pretty set on an upholstered chair of some sort. I would love to be able to fall asleep in the chair if needed. We decided to use this in the nursery at my parents house for when Aubrey visits.

Option #2: To pick any of those BEAUTIFUL upholstered rockers/gliders that you see at Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, etc. Except, they are all SO expensive. Most of the ones I like are over $1,000...for a CHAIR! That's a no-can-do for this frugal girl.

Option #3: The famous IKEA Erktorp Jennylund chair. I have seen so many bloggers use this chair and attach a rocker base on it (extra $40). I was pretty sure this was what we were going to use. There were a few days when I was ready to head to IKEA and bring it home. I'm not sure about IKEA's return policy and the closest store is a bit of a drive for me. This is still an open option....but I wanted to try another first.

Option #4: I found an upholstered rocker on Walmarts website. They are out of stock most of the time. When they are in stock, they usually only have 1 color available at a time. It had been forever and the only colors I saw become ready were Chocolate and Demin. Not for me. Well, the Beige cover was available today, so I bit the bullet and ordered the chair. It was free shipping and Walmart is GREAT with returns. If this chair doesn't work out, I will return and try the IKEA Jennylund route.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Our Wedding Features! ♥

It has been 10 months since our wedding, and we have been so lucky to be featured multiple times. I wanted to share a few of our features.

Our absolute favorite is our 2 page spread in our Baltimore Bride Magazine! How cool is this?!

Our wedding is featured on Ruffled Blog HERE

 Our wedding is featured on Ruche HERE

Our wedding is featured on Carats and Cake HERE

Our wedding day was one of the most memorable days of my life. Marrying my best friend and companion of 7 years was the best feeling in the world. Seeing these images brings me back to that wonderful day!

xoxo Amanda