Tuesday, October 2, 2018

oh baby | It's A Boy!!

Back in August we had our long awaited anatomy scan at the doctor's office and we found out that day that Small Fry #2 is a boy!!! We are over the moon thrilled to be blessed with a daughter and a son. Since a little girl is all we have known so far I am still trying to wrap my mind around what life is going to be like with a boy. All I can come up with is that it is going to be fun, crazy and eventful. I pick all three of those because that is everything that life is like with Rowan so I have no doubt that that is how it will be with a little boy. 

No matter what it is like life is going to be absolutely amazing because I already know that I love being a Momma and we have had so much fun already. This little boy, who still remains nameless (oops! second child thing again I guess) will just add so much more to our sweet little family dynamic and we absolutely cannot wait to see his sweet little self!!

I have been absolutely terrible about blogging in general let alone documenting this pregnancy. I feel so behind on taking weekly bump pictures, the last one I took was at 13 weeks and I am already 27 weeks. I guess this is that whole second baby thing that other parents talk about. In an effort to document more which mean to blog more I am going to be playing some catch up in the next few weeks before life gets even crazier with two littles. 

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Palmetto Snapshots | Family Pictures on our Charleston Vacation

While we were on vacation I just knew we had to have some family pictures done of the three of us on the beach by Michelle with Palmetto Snapshots since she also did our maternity pictures in 2016 when we were pregnant with Rowan. It is so hard to believe that was even that long ago!!! 

We met her at the end of the beach on Folly Beach. It was in the evening and Rowan was not the best behaved but Michelle did an amazing job and capturing these memories of our family! I cannot believe it has taken me this long to share these but here they are. 

Monday, July 9, 2018

This Is Home: Listing Photos Before

This is home!
Some days I am still needing to pinch myself that this is our home. I wanted to share the listing pictures because we have been doing so much work that it is going to look so different from when these were taken. 

This is the front of the house taken from the road. My plan is to paint those shutters black, maybe hang some flower boxes and I am trying to decide it we will paint the door black or go with a different color.

This is the view when you walk in the front door. To the right is the living room and to the left is the dining room. Straight back the hallway leads to the bathroom, kitchen, second hallway area and laundry room. Up the stairs leads to our bedrooms.

The living room. We already have the walls painted, new carpet to be installed Friday and we still need to paint a fresh coat of white paint on all the trim. 

This is the dining room. I have big dreams for this room. I plan to keep it as a dining room however behind that paneling is another fireplace and I cannot wait to get it exposed. We are going to paint all the paneling in here white, install a new chandelier and that little closet is going to become my craft closet. I am looking for an old buffet to put in here as well!

The door in the dining room leads into the kitchen.
We have the carpet in here ripped up and are in the process of picking out the new flooring. I have all the cabinets taken apart and painted. This weekend we should have the green upper section of the walls painted, cabinets back on and new flooring ready to install next weekend. Checkout that little window above the kitchen sink, I love it! It only opens into the laundry and backdoor area but it adds character, which this house is not lacking. One of my favorite parts, well there is a list of probably 10 favorite things, are all the original doors. 

Leaving the kitchen leads you into the backdoor/laundry and extra hallway area and then into the bathroom. This whole area was an add on when it was necessary to have indoor facilities instead of using an outhouse out back.

The bathroom is actually a little bigger than the pictures make it look. I plan on leaving it alone for a little while other than replacing the flooring in here.

Going back out the hallway to the front of the house will take you upstairs. I love the staircase but do wish the original wood would have been left. It was probably so pretty back in it's glory days. At this time stripping all the paint is way to big of a project but maybe sometime in the future we will restore it to its prime.

To the left at the top of the stairs is the oh so lovely red climbing wall room. This will be the Small Fry bedroom. The kids will be sharing a room until we have a contractor come in and possibly separate the bedroom. The only reason we would eventually do that is if this second baby is a boy, if it is a girl they will be sharing bedrooms for sure.

To the right at the top of the stairs is the master bedroom. There is a big walk in closet in this room as well. I am so excited to have a big closet again! We had decent walk in closet when we lived on Dillon Road and it was just so nice to have a place for all of our clothes.

Going out the backdoor leads you to the back porch and backyard. We also have a garage and spring house with fresh spring water and well as a well for when there is a drought. One of our big investments is going to be fencing in the backyard so Rowan and Tyson don't go exploring out by the road. We still need to agree on the type of fence we are going to put up.

We still have lots of work to do but I cannot wait to get officially moved in and be able to be there more so we can knock out these projects faster. Move in date is set for this weekend so fingers crossed that that sticks and we can actually do it!!!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

oh baby | 13 weeks

how far along: 13 weeks on Tuesday

due date: January 1, 2019 - wondering if baby is going to be a New Years baby!

baby's size: a plum. 2.1 inches and .49 oz.

gender: don't know yet, only 5 more weeks until our anatomy scan. We might have a count down going on!

feeling: sick all the time not as bad as I was all the way up until last week but nausea still hits like a freight train and it is awful.

maternity clothes: don't need them yet but pulled them out and hung up in the closet because soon enough I am going to be wanting to wear them.

sleep: hasn't been affected yet.

cravings: anything cold but that could be because of the weather here in Ohio. Highs above 97 this week and no ac at Mom and Dad's is taking its toll on me!

movement: can't feel anything yet. Thought I felt a little somersault this morning but think it was a bubble in my stomach.

fun fact: baby can open & close it fingers and toes!

miss anything: wine

looking forward to: getting moved into our new house and finding out the gender so I can decorate the nursery that baby will be sharing with big sister Rowan.

next dr appointment:
July 11th 

Monday, June 18, 2018

More Exciting News

We bought a house!!!
and not just any standard house, my dream farm house. It is an old farmhouse dating back to 1901 and it is full of so much character and has had just enough updating from previous owners that we are not feeling too overwhelmed by the home improvement projects "needing" done. 

The previous owners replaced the plaster walls and put up dry wall which is a huge, huge, huge deal in an older home like this. We have been working on painting and some floor projects that we want to get done before we move in so we can avoid moving our furniture a hundred different times and I've heard that painting with a one year old running around does not come recommended. 

I fully intend to do updates as we go along but if you really want in on the action you should follow me over on instagram @mrsfry26 

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

We're Pregnant!!!

Small Fry #2 is due January 1st!
It just might be the first baby of 2019, but if anything goes like my pregnancy with Rowan went it will be a week and a half late. 

We have been so excited and are very anxious to find out what we are having. I have been terribly sick every.single.day. I have narrowed it down to driving that is making me sick and I have an hour commute to work that is super curvy and lots of hills. Therefore, my drive in the morning kicks it off and my drive home is the cherry on top for the day! 

We found out super early at only 3 or 4 weeks because I was extremely nauseous in the car and when I got home I took a test and it was the fastest positive I have ever seen! I was thinking I was further along but when we went to the doctor (2 weeks ago) they measured me at only 7 weeks. We did get an ultrasound of this little peanut and got to hear it's heartbeat (my favorite sound ever!)

We ended up announcing it to our family and very close friends on Mother's Day because I couldn't wait any longer. Everyone is so excited! There were even some tears shed. 

I am so excited for Rowan to have a sibling so close in age. Due to my sickness I am thinking this one is a boy but other days I keep thinking it is a girl, either way we are going to be so blessed. I will definitely be back to do my bump dates and posting about this pregnancy like I did with Rowan. We are ecstatic to start this next journey!

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Celebrating Grandpa Fry's Birthday

Sunday April 8th
We went to Great-Grandma Fry's to celebrate Grandpa Fry's birthday on Sunday. Rowan took a little while to warm up to her uncles and Grandpa but once she did she was a lot of fun! She enjoyed playing with all of the toys and being the center of attention. 

Monday, April 9, 2018

Playing Outside at Great Grandma Frys

We spent Sunday at Great Grandma Fry's celebrating Anthony's Dad's birthday. We snuck outside with just Momma and Teetee while the guys went to shoot guns to run around and smell Grandma's pretty flowers. These last pictures of Rowan running took my breath away when I saw them. What happened to my little baby?! Slow down baby girl! No, keep chasing those dreams, but let Momma catch up <3