Thursday, August 22, 2013

Gracie June's Newborn Pictures

This post is a little late... We had Gracie June's newborn pictures taken when she was a little over a week old. Once again, our photographer is AMAZING!!!!! If you are in search of a great photographer who will for sure deliver wonderful pictures at an unbeatable price, then you should contact Jerina Boylston at and you will NOT be disappointed!!!

Here are some of the beautiful pictures from our newborn session:

Happy One Month today Gracie June Darley!!!

Thank you again Jerina for the beautiful pictures!

One Month Letter to Gracie June

You do NOT like to be put down (hence the crying)... you're high maintenance already!

Dear sweet little Gracie June,

This is my first letter to you and there will be so many more to come! I wanted to write you a letter before you arrived, but I was a procrastinator and waited too long! You ended up coming into the world a few days before I had planned on you coming.

First of all I want you to know how special you are to your Daddy and I. We prayed and prayed to have a sweet little girl and God truly blessed us by giving us you to love! You have made our little family of four complete. 

This past month has been very exhausting but so worth it! You are definitely going to be so different from your brother.
Caycen begged to hold you!

Caycen wanted to cuddle with his little sister here

Your first week you had jaundice so we had to go to the doctor for several days in a row and you had to sit in the sun (which you didn't mind AT ALL!). 

baking in the sun

Things you are loving this month:
Your bottle, sleeping, cuddling, being swaddled, the rock and play, being outside, sleeping, listening to Daddy sing and play guitar, kisses, the infintino front carrier, oh and did I say sleeping? :)

Right now you are eating about every three hours and waking up only once during the night. You have done a couple of five hour stretches of sleep during the night {which Mommy and Daddy are so thankful for}. You have reflux so you hate sleeping on your back, so you sleep in the rock and play.

wow, you're actually taking the passy in this picture! (You don't really care for it too much most of the time)

relaxing outside

This month's firsts:
First smile in your sleep (1 day old) and you were probably dreaming about eating :)

First outing - we went to the dr. and then to Publix to get a few groceries (4 days old)

First "real" bath (2 weeks old)
ok, so it doesn't look like you liked your bath, but I promise it wasn't that bad!
First restaurant - JalapeƱos (2 weeks old)

First church service - Quacco Baptist, Daddy was singing there that Sunday (2 weeks old). You slept through MOST of the service, but we had to rock you in your carrier the whole time.

You met your first friend, Avery Jane Boylston (you were 2 weeks old and Avery was a week old)

First church service at Savannah Christian (3 weeks old) and you did sleep through the whole service

First time sleeping over at Nona and Papa Ray's (3 weeks old) {yes, I know this is early, but Mommy and Daddy were in desperate need of some sleep!!! We missed you like crazy though!}

First time sleeping in your room all night (the day before you were 4 weeks old)
asleep in your room for the first night

This last month has definitely been a huge change for our family, but we are so excited for all of the fun adventures that are in store for our little family.

We love you Gracie June Bug (Baby G is what Daddy calls you).

Daddy doing the "buzzy bee" with you, just like Pop used to do with Mommy when she was a baby


Monday, August 12, 2013

Gracie June's Nursery

I am finally posting pictures of Gracie June's nursery and she is 3 weeks old today!

Thanks to my dad, my stepmom, my mom, my stepdad, and of course Chance, we finished Gracie's nursery the DAY BEFORE I went into labor!!!! We actually finished that Sunday around lunchtime, and my water broke at 1:00 on Monday morning! haha! It was the perfect weekend to have my dad and stepmom come and finish up the nursery I guess.

Come on in...
Outside of Gracie June's room is her birth announcement door hanger
view of the room as you walk in
Gracie's monogram on the wall (groupdealz), lamp from target

view of the crib (frames from Hobby Lobby and will be filled with Gracie's pictures very soon), bedding from amazon, glider from Caycen's room

opposite of the crib is her dresser, bow holder and sign on the wall were DIY projects, the rocking giraffe was given to Caycen last year by a friend

view of the dresser, frame from hobby lobby

I decided to put all of Gracie June's headbands in this apothecary jar that I got from Home Goods for only $16!!!

using this chest as a changing table

chandelier (from amazon) and medallion (from lowes) on the ceiling... hard to get a good picture of this (I am not a photographer at all!)

We were so blessed when doing Gracie's nursery because ALL of the furniture was given to us!! The crib used to be Chance's crib when he was a baby and my dad just painted it white.  The dresser and nightstand were given to us by my sister, who's husband picked it up from some apartment where the people had been evicted, and my dad just cleaned it up really good and painted it white as well.  Then the chest, my dad bought for us, then painted it all to match the other furniture. We are thankful to have such crafty family members!!!! :) 

Love my little Gracie June!


I hope you enjoyed looking at pictures of her nursery :) I'm sure it will be a continuous work in progress.