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Max is fatter and more… March 8, 2011

Filed under: Baby,Family Updates — Jennifer @ TheMommyArchives @ 2:32 pm

Sorry for the lack of postings, the last couple months have gotten away from me.

Max had his 4 month checkup yesterday and I am happy to report he is singlehandedly the reason why my back hurts.  He weighs a whopping 17 lbs and 8 ozs!  We had some bad news too.  The Dr confirmed my suspicions, Max has eczema.  And apparently there is a link to asthma so he will probably have that too.  I’m very happy that this was the only bad news.  We have a very healthy and happy baby!  Some good news for mommy – I can eat dairy and peanuts again!  Max has grown out of his dairy intolerance.  I gave up peanuts thinking it was causing the eczema, but I was wrong.  So, back to a normal diet for me.  The first dairy item I had was carrot cake with cream cheese icing!  Life is good again.  Anyone out there have any experience with eczema?  This is all very new to me.  Would love to hear from you.


Max has also received two haircuts in the last couple months.  His hairline is very unfortunate.  He seems to grow hair very fast on some parts of his head but none in other parts.  Regardless, he needed a trim to even it all out.  Mom and Dad gave him one.  As you can see from these pictures, he enjoyed it.    And by “he” I mean Michael.  Max couldn’t care less.













Jackson has been very busy not jumping on our new couch.  He will walk on it, run into it, anything he can do BUT jump on it.  You see, jumping on the new couch is not allowed.  But apparently we have to be more specific with our rules to encompass all movements.  Here is a picture of our new couch….LOVE IT!


Hope all is well with everyone!



Nurseries January 15, 2011

Filed under: Baby,Crafts,Decorating,Nursery — Jennifer @ TheMommyArchives @ 3:58 pm
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So I realized the other day that I never posted final pictures of our nurseries!  I’m so excited with how they turned out.  Both nurseries have a modern theme with a couple owls thrown in for cuteness.  It was when I was browsing a vintage store when I decided to have owls in my nursery theme.  I found these cute vintage owls at Shine, a vintage store in Columbus.

The more I searched for owls, the more I realized that owls are popular again.  Lucky me!

As many of you already know, We have two homes and split our time between both homes.  I’m in Toledo for one week then in Columbus for the next week.  Therefore we have two nurseries.  Double the fun!  I wanted to keep the theme in both nurseries the same with the only difference being the colors.  Same brown and white crib bedding, same birch trees on the walls, just different accent colors.  The Columbus nursery is accented with orange.  To me, orange is way under used.  I just love a nice bright orange.

Unfortunately, I haven’t completely finished the Columbus nursery.  I have some wall shelves to hang, and a couple cute prints I got on Etsy that need a home.  The rocker hasn’t been moved to the nursery yet so we have a rocking horse holding its place.  Otherwise, here is our Columbus Nursery.





Of course we have the owl mobile that my mother made.  And as you can see from this picture, it turned out awesome and little Max LOVES it.

Here is a closer look at the mobile



And last but not least here is the adorable owl pillow to match the mobile

Now for the Toledo nursery.  We accented the Toledo nursery with green and blue.  The room is much bigger so we were able to fit 3 birch trees on the wall.  These trees were inspired by a tree wall decal I saw.  I had my mother paint them on the wall instead of forking out over $100 for the decals.  Love having an artist in the family!

The wicker rocking chair was in my nursery when I was a baby.  We just updated the fabric to match Max’s nursery.

Most of the cuteness credit has to go to my mother, Ms Lexie Blossom, who of course made all the owls, the changing pad covers, numerous pillows, and painted the birch trees.  I just couldn’t have these cute rooms without her.  Thanks mom!  I did make one thing in the room and I’m so excited how it turned out.  Did you notice the mobile?  I wrapped a stick with white yarn and mounted it to a towel holder.  Once the towel holder is mounted to the wall it will swivel outward.  How cool is that!

I have to give props to Addison.  On a playdate with Jackson at Wildwood Park in Toledo we went stick hunting, it was Addison who found this perfect stick for Max’s mobile.  Thanks girlie!  (by the way, Addison is 4)

Also, huge props to Ikea.  They had these fabric stretcher frames.  Love the instant art I was able to create with fabric!

So there it is.  Our little modern/vintage/owl nurseries and Max’s haven.  What do you think?


The Fog is Lifting… November 18, 2010

Filed under: Baby,Family Updates — Jennifer @ TheMommyArchives @ 1:19 pm

Max is here!  Max didn’t come during the full moon on Oct 23rd.  Max didn’t come when we had a record drop in barometric pressure a few days later.  Nope, mommy had to schedule his arrival.

Born October 29, 2010

8lbs 3ozs

20.75″ long

The fog is sleep deprivation is lifting….slowly.  And I am now finding time to actually take pictures of the boy.  Max is definitely Michael’s child.  I haven’t found one feature on this kid that is mine.

Not my nose, not my eyes, not my eyebrows, not my lips, not my widows peak…okay, maybe my hair color (sorry about that kid).




Not my fingers



Not my toes



But that is okay. My husband is handsome, so if I am to have a boy, he should look like his dad, right?!