Tuesday, October 15, 2013

We're Expecting a Baby Boo!!

Yep! I'm thrilled to share with y'all that there's a little Baby Boo set to arrive February 25th! Only fitting we would have a due date hovering around Mardi Gras ;) We are super excited and I'm adjusting mentally and physically to this crazy guy growing and kicking me all day! Yeah, IT'S A BOY too!!

Here's his cute little face...

 Knock on wood, I only really had about 2 weeks of nausea but have been eating carbs like a BOSS!! I'm trying to work out a lot to counter to massive carb intake ;) Luckily my energy level is higher now than before the pregnancy! Before I get too excited about that - let's see how I feel in the third trimester though ;)

5 months pregnant!

 And of course we must discuss his nursery! I dug up a floor plan - it was drawn before the rental was in place but you get a good idea of the wacky layout.

 Since this house is over 150 years old and had 3 total additions, it's kind of like a puzzle with room after room after room that can all function as either bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms... even kitchens ;) Yeah, Baby Boo is getting our rental kitchen as his bedroom! 

If you look at the floor plan, the rental is at the upper right, the living room, bedroom, bath, and kitchen.  We are putting in a 36" wall where that hall is that leads to the kitchen. So the rental will now just be those 2 rooms with a bathroom. Since it's a vacation rental and most people don't even use the kitchen. We are putting in a mini fridge and basic kitchen needs - so it's more like a hotel room.

Don't worry, the "kitchen" was originally a bedroom so it doesn't feel like a kitchen. This was our cheap DIY $800 kitchen we outfitted in the rental! All the appliances and counters will be sold. 

The room is pretty small, 10' x 8' so I'll have to keep it pretty simple. I've already found my two inspiration pics for the future state of this room:

I love this vintage looking crib painted a soft gold. I'll probably be too lazy to do that and just buy a simple Ikea crib. But I like the simplicity of this room. Love the wall color too! I already have a great little armoire that my aunt gave me that is adorable. She used it when my cousin was a baby. 

Above is my other inspiration pic. I'm considering a large sisal rug with a zebra hide down for a more eclectic look. 

The paint color debate is between Farrow & Ball Hague Blue or Farrow & Balls Black/Blue:

Hague Blue
Black Blue

I'm going to get samples of each and test them out. The Black Blue is the color of the above nursery. I love the richness to it and it's a little riskier than Hague Blue. The room is TINY so I would paint out everything in the color. The window frame, baseboards, molding, etc. Not sure what I'll do with ceiling yet though... 

This room is so not even ready for any design yet though! It's still a kitchen!! I think we're going to convert it in late November/early December. We keep booking it so it keeps pushing the reno date but I need that MONEY baby!! 

OK, there ya have it! The beginning of the nursery design and the wonderful news of another baby set to hit the Bywater ;)  (we're having a little baby boom here in the hood)

What do you think of the paint colors? It's hard to have an opinion from a screen shot of color, they never look the same as in person...


Tracy said...

Wow! Congratulations, that is great news!

Melissa Crochet @ The Insane Domain said...

Congratulations!I'm glad that little nugget will be here for Mardi Gras! Any names picked out?

Boo Hazard said...

Thanks @Tracy! and @melissa - we have a family name - John Gibson Hazard IV - I think he'll be the IV??! He's named after my father in law so gotta check on the numeral ;) We'll more than likely call him Gibson.

jason said...

oh wow! Many congratulations to you!

Alexis Walter Art said...

Congrats!!! Meg ( LeSueur Interiors) sells my work in Houston. I'll be happy to pass her info to you if you have any nursery questions. She is super sweet! Gibson is such a precious name!

Anonymous said...

I am so excited for you!!! congratulations!!!! Can't wait to see what you do with the nursery!!!
Katherine Velie

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! What exciting news!
Jessie Haynes