Life and Nursery Shots

I’m pretty sure i’ve made it clear that I am super blessed to have Melissa Young as a best friend, but in case I haven’t- I am one LUCKY lady! Who else can say that their best friend has a heart of gold andย a serious talent with photography {well I guess some of you could}?! She came over last week and snapped up some photos of Braylen and I. Of course he was sleeping beautifully up until about four minutes before she got here, and then he was mostly wide awake. Some would think that you would want your baby awake for photos- but not when they are newborns! When they are that young, and sleeping, you can totally position them however you want…but not this day!

Here are some of my favorite shots from the day. It also shows off the nursery a little bit more. I promise I will do a full reveal, but it just kills me that the room isn’t fully finished yet. I have an issue with showing y’all an unfinished product..maybe i’m just weird!

As you can see in the photos from the nursery, some things are definitely still missing. I haven’t been able to find a fabric yet that I love for the crib skirt {ANY OPINIONS WELCOME!}. Also, the light in the closet is going to change some as well. I am thinking of hanging some photos of him as a newborn, or some from the maternity shoot, on the walls with fun wooden hangers like these.
I know I have been MIA lately, but I am going to try to be posting as frequently as I can now. I’m not sure if that will look like my old M-F right away, but it will be often. Sweet baby Braylen has reflux, so a lot of my attention lately has been going to figuring that out. Breaks my heart to see him hurting:( Any advice on that is also welcome:) Thanks to everyone for being so supportive and loving about Braylen! You all are the best.


  1. Tricia N says

    Let me start with.. He is absolutely beautiful! You look fabulous! And the nursery is adorable!!! I love the idea of hanging newborn and maternity pics! You’re doing a great job Momma!

  2. Anonymous says

    Absolutely beautiful and so heartfelt. I adore your crib. And look at you after a baby – fantastico!

  3. says

    He is so precious and adorable! I am amazed at how great you look! You don’t even look like you just had a baby. I am so jealous!! lol Can’t wait to see the nursery.

  4. Anonymous says


    It might be cute to do some “wave” or “nautical” fabric to play off the gorgeous nautical painting over the crib….I did a search on Etsy for “wave fabric” and theres some nice stuff on there…best of luck to you…Braylen and the nursery are gorgeous!

  5. says

    He is just so darn adorable and you look amazing! Congrats! My brother & sister-in-law recently had a little boy, Grayden in March of this year and he had awful reflux. The poor little guy was basically miserable most of the time. After much debate they put him on prevacid to help control it. I know they went back and forth as he is so little to be on something like that, but they said that it has made a world of differnce. Hopefully everything works out for your little guy and fingers crossed that he will just grow out of it :).

  6. says

    I had to put my sweet baby girl on medicine for reflux from 8 week to 4 months and it was a life saver…she was my second. My first had the same issues and i rode the storm no meds but it was a very loong and difficult 4 months.You will know what is best for your sweet little man..congrats and you look amazing!!

  7. says

    Tricia literally took every word out of my mouth! So I will just second her comment! Can’t wait to see you guys next weekend and meet the new little man!! <3

  8. says

    He is so sweet! I love the picture with the dog! You look amazing!!!

    My friend’s baby had reflux and she said reducing the amount of dairy products she consumed made a big difference and avoiding spicy foods and onions/peppers. I hope you are able to find relief for him soon.

  9. says

    Your son is absolutely adorable and his room looks terrific. I have to say you look more then amazing as well.It doesn’t even look like you had a baby….

  10. Anonymous says

    Congratulations on the birth of your sweet baby boy! I’ve had two kids and had to go through the trial and error of figuring out the reflux/gas issue. Not fun! I feel your pain. The gassy veggies are definitely a culprit. With my son, it was dairy. Within 24 hours of me giving up dairy he was so much better. It also helps if they sleep on an incline. They have newborn sleep aides that help with this. They are like a foam wedge that keeps them propped up, but doesn’t let them roll off. My kids also slept much better in their little bouncer things than in a crib/bassinet when they were newborn and had reflux – again, I think it’s the incline. Good luck! Annisa

  11. Ashley R N says

    Beautiful pictures… LOVE babies!! My two boys both were thought to have “reflux” and even started on Zantac. Didn’t work. Only thing that helped was me cutting ALL dairy and soy out of my diet!! Reading all labels, and staying away from most preservatives. In the end, plain butter ended up being ok, and using coconut milk (from the can) ended up being a great replacement. Before I figured that out, we had many many sleepless evenings and nights, random vomiting episodes, screaming, and a very frustrated mom and dad! Oh, and a persistent butt rash and occasionally blood in the stool. 100% reversal of symptoms. Try it for 2 weeks if nothing else works! Was magical for me.

  12. says

    Congrats, you are both so beautiful, what a blessing!!!

    Check out Melissa’s blog, – her son had bad reflux and I’m sure she’ll offer many tips and advice if you ask ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. says

    I am a lurker but couldn’t help but comment on this post. Your baby is adorable. You both look so beautiful. I am so happy for you! Can’t wait to see the “after” nursery.

  14. says

    I have admired your blog from afar for some time now..I just wanted to say a HUGE congrats! Braylenis just perefction. Your blog truley inspires me and your DIY projects are always so informative & amazing. My *new* husband & I are going through a major reno at the moment (mostly doing ourselves) and we are planning on adding to our family very soon. Your blog posts during your pregnancy were also incredible – thankyou for sharing. x

  15. says

    Thanks so much everyone!!!! I appreciate the kind words and advice on the reflux! Y’all are amazing.
    Ashley-we got the crib on Craigslist:)

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