Pregnancy: Weekly Updates 2

“I remember being able to get up without making
sound effects…good times!”

Our little boy is here which means my pregnancy journal is complete. The second half didn’t fly by as fast as the first, but it was all worth it to have our little Colin at the end. Take a look at my second half of pregnancy:


If you didn’t see the first half, check them out!


Pregnancy: Nursery Reveal

“Sometimes the littlest things take up
the most room in our hearts.”

I am so excited that the nursery is complete! We were blessed with so many wonderful things at our shower last weekend. This week, I was finding a place for everything and getting all the last items we would need. I’m pretty happy with how it came together. Now, we just have to wait for the little guy to arrive!

We love how the paint color (Behr’s Cathedral Gray) turned out. It matches both the wood and white throughout the room. Two of my DIYs are the signs above the crib and the mobile. There is still a crib skirt to come (I’ll update when it arrives).
Close up of the mobile.
Just a few of the stuffed animals from friends and family on the adorable owl sheet.
I know he is going to love his giant teddy bear from my shower at Corbin’s work.
Corbin’s mom and stepdad purchased my favorite place to sit in the house. I know I’m going to spend a lot of time here!
I thought the corner looked a little bare so yesterday I painted some trees.
I knew these were the shelves I wanted but it took me forever to find them. I am so glad I did though because I love his books next to the chair.
I couldn’t resist putting the tee-pee on my registry! Thank you to my Uncle John, Aunt Marty, and cousin, Megan, it was the first shower gift I received.
I put good use to my old dresser.
Corbin added shelves and rods to help me utilize the small closet. I’d say it works pretty well now. The baskets are perfect for essentials that we will not use everyday or until he is a little older. 
The dresser would not be complete without his owl nightlight/noise machine from my Aunt Sheri and Grandma.
Michaels had a whole aisle of letter, but not many C’s. I ended up purchasing an O and having Corbin cut it for me. The woodland animal print was from my sister, Faith, from my shower invitations. The large print was purchased from an Etsy shop, ThePrintAnnex.
Ikea drawer organizers made a lot of stuff very easy to sort and find.



Hope you liked the nursery! Keep an eye out for a post in the next few weeks with more weekly belly shots!


Pregnancy: BFF Maternity Photos

“Best friends are people who make your
problems their problems, just so you don’t
have to go through them alone.”

It was the most amazing surprise when I found out that Ashley and I were going to be pregnant at the same time! We both expecting little boys two days apart. Now, here we are at 31 weeks, and we took some photos together.


Pregnancy: Christmas Gender Reveal

“A new baby is like the beginning of all things
wonder, home, a dream of possibilities.”

We told our family and friends on we were having a boy with a Christmas reveal. For our parents that we saw on Christmas Eve night and Christmas day, we wrapped an ornament filled with confetti. Our friends and family received cards in the mail for them to open on Christmas day. See how they turned out!

This is one of the Christmas cards that was sent. I wrapped the envelope filled with confetti like a present.
This is one of the ornaments for our parents to open.
The day was filled with a lot of  blue confetti and lots of phone calls and text messages celebrating our baby boy!


Pregnancy: Weekly Updates

“Pregnancy is a process that invites you to surrender
to the unseen force behind all life.”

Wow, I really cannot believe that I am at the halfway point! 20 weeks really feels like such a long time,  but then when I look back it feels like just yesterday I was taking my week 4 photo. Take a look at my first half of pregnancy:


Want to see the second half? Now, you can!

Pregnancy: Annoucement

“Thanks, but I feel like it’s one of those cheesy dad mugs.”

So it been a while, but I had a good excuse. I’ve been busy (not to mention tired and sick) trying to grow a baby. Yes, we are having a baby! See how I told everyone the good news:


I make Corbin’s coffee every morning, so I had an idea a while back to get him a “dad” mug and have it facing the other way so when he took a look at it he would know. I didn’t expect him to not notice it was a new mug though. He walked around with it for about a half hour until I asked him if he liked his new mug. He only looked at the backside which said “Life is Good” and replied “Thanks, but I feel like it’s one of those cheesy dad mugs.” I then told him to “look at the front” which said “Best Dad Ever.” He just laughed and had a huge grin.

rachelperry_announcement3The next people we told were Corbin’s mom and stepdad because we had a weekend planned to visit them. I thought I would keep the mug thing going and made them two with an oil-based Sharpie and plain mugs.

rachelperry_announcement4My mom was next with my sisters. I included a cinnamon bun with the mugs for a breakfast package. Everyone was thrilled about the first grand baby!

rachelperry_announcement5This is one of the matching mugs for my sisters.

rachelperry_announcement6Now that our close family knew, it was time to let our friends know about our news. They got a package like this with a card (see below) that had a personalize message.

rachelperry_announcement7rachelperry_announcement8My friend, Ashley, was actually the first one to know I was pregnant because she told me she was. It’s pretty crazy that our due dates are two days apart! I didn’t want her to feel left out about not getting a mug so I made her the one pictured above.

rachelperry_announcement9My coworkers were greeted one Monday morning with a message letting them know there were “buns in the oven” for them to enjoy.

rachelperry_announcement10Corbin sent a message to his friends and family members asking what they thought of his new mug shot.

rachelperry_announcement11To tell the rest of our friends, Ashley and I wore matching skeleton costumes to our friend Halloween party.

Now it may seem like everyone knows, but we still had to announce on social media which is where we used the first photo with of both holding our mugs. Be on the look out for belly shots and the gender reveal!