Growing Girly

Lyra had her 4 month check up! She weighs 13.7lbs and is 2ft tall! She’s in the 30th percentile for her age. Lyra is unstoppable. Her perseverance astounds me daily. She can roll from her back to her belly, trying her hardest to crawl, and is very close to sitting up on her own. Our pediatrician started talking to us about introducing cereals and purees but also mentioned it’s okay to choose our own path. I have officially decided to use baby-led weaning method.

How you introduce food to your child is a very important decision. I have been researching baby-led weaning since before my daughter was born. My biggest concern (of course) is choking. My personal reasons to try BLW:

1. Baby feeds themselves so they are able to recognize when they are full.

2. Baby may end up liking unlikely foods creating a healthy diet throughout childhood.

I stumbled across this wonderful blog post . It’s exactly what I’ve been looking for!

We will be starting Lyra on food once she is 6 months old. It’s going to be a messy process but I think it’ll pay off in the end. This girl is far too eager to take on the world!


All Children, Except One, Grow up

33 weeks down, 7 more weeks to go!

Elizabeth Sturm Freelance Photography took our gorgeous maternity photos. They came out better then I could have ever hoped for! She has such an eye for her work and really captured the essence of our family. I can’t stress enough what a wonderful experience the shoot was. I am so in love with every photo!




Faith, and Trust, and Pixie Dust

We’ve taken our second to last baby class. Only one more to go and around 8 more weeks until little girl is here. The wall decal arrived and I was so excited to put it up.  The shipping was super quick and the decal was fairly easy to apply. I was a little nervous about the gray because there were several shade options. Luckily, the color I chose is perfect!


The corner book shelves (used to be spice racks) are spray painted and hung. They took around three coats of white spray paint to cover fully.

Fur brother Gortys is patiently awaiting Lyra’s arrival!


We were able to make our way to the wonderland of IKEA to purchase some final wall features for Lyra’s nursery. I purchased two simple white shelves to display photos, nick knacks, and other adorable items. The shelves are EKBY ÖSTEN with separate brackets called EKBY STÖDIS

I also purchased two spice racks called BEKVÄM which I will spray paint white and use for book storage.

The large decal for over the crib is on it’s way!

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Never Grow Up

We’ve purchased all the large furniture items for the nursery. Luckily all pieces were found through second hand! Nothing is better then finding a quality piece of furniture for a great price.

Currently, I have been working on the small details bringing the room it’s personality.

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As an avid Funko collector family it was a must to get Lyra her first! Even better a flying Peter Pan. Etsy is probably the best place to find unique and quality knickknacks. The little box with Peter’s Kiss was found here . Featuring a hand stamped box with a small thimble.


Storage is also very important for any space. I used an inexpensive glass jar and added a thematic decal to the outside. This is great storage for pacifiers or whatever else you can imagine!


The finished changing station! I absolutely LOVE the curtains I stumbled upon in a HomeGoods store. They couldn’t be more perfect!