NEAT + West Elm

Cat's Outta the Bag…

Or…should I say cat's in the bag?!? Yes, it's true! NEAT's having a NEAT-O! Your's truly is due this October with a baby BOY! Yep…only 12 more weeks. Thankfully! 

I don't really get people that just "love being pregnant"? Don't get me wrong, I know it will all be worth it, but this is NOT fun! I'm always tired. I feel like I'm walking around with the infamous waddle. I have to pee all the time. My back kills. A workout these days is walking up the stairs. Oh…and I can't enjoy a glass or three of wine every night! NOT fun.

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(This is the picture I sent to my parents on Valentine's Day announcing the news!)

Regardless, it's happening and it's time for me to get prepared. You would think as such an organized person, I would already have the nursery completed, registry registered and the name picked out and monogrammed all over…but as it turns out, I am fully overwhelmed with the amount of s*%#t this kid needs. Really…5 different things to rock him, swing him, bounce him, swaddle him??? 3 different pacifiers, bottles, diapers, bibs…just to see what he likes? I refuse to make my kid high maintenance and I feel like all these options will do just that. What ever happened to the days when parents would just lay a baby down on a blanket and call it a day? I turned out okay. Sort of!

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(This was a picture from our baby reveal party with our friends & family!)

The good news is…I am fully on my way to getting the nursery figured out. However, that wouldn't even be happening if it weren't for my good friends, Sprout San Francisco! I had the privledge of getting to know this amazing children's boutique while living in San Francisco, and ironically moved back to Chicago at the same time that they opened their doors here. They have offered to help me with everything for my nursery! All of the furniture, decor, bedding, etc. I seriously don't know where I would be without their generous help! So…stay tuned for all of the Sprout nursery decor and NEAT organization you can handle! Coming to you in the near future. 

Oh….and happy Bump Day!

xx

Ashley

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Comments (4)

  1. Kaylie O’Connor

    I love this Ashley! I am so excited for you and Mike. Your little boy is going to make you melt. I'm no expert, but I'm here for you if you ever have any mommy questions or just want to chat. xoxo Kaylie

  2. Joey

    This is an adorable blog.  I can't wait for our "NEAT" Boy to arrive!

    Love you guys and "Aunt Molly" too.

  3. Brie

    Its about damn time!  What took you so long! And I agree with you on all the baby crap, totally sounds unnecessary! xo

     

  4. Hanna

    YAY! i am so excited to hear that they opened a store here, I just LOVE Sprout and the owners! 

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