7.17.2013

winford paul alexander

on monday, july 8, 2013 at 3:55 p.m.,

mat, ama-watts and i welcomed

winford paul alexander

into the world.


ford weighed 8 lbs., 4 oz. and was 21 inches long.

we are filled with joy!

7.07.2013

the little man's lair

Little Ford's nursery is (almost!) finished, so I decided to go ahead and do a post. (We are still waiting on his over-the-crib monogram; I'll do another post when it's finished!)

IMG_2808

IMG_2809

IMG_2823

I knew that I wanted to paint the walls navy, so we used Benjamin Moore's Hale Navy. We loved the color from the beginning, so it wasn't hard for us to decide on a paint color. We used a satin finish.

The green and white chevron lamp came from Kirkland's here in Gadsden. The small wooden side table came from T.J. Maxx in Louisville a few years ago.

The BlaBla dream ring was bought in Birmingham at Fireflies and Fairytales, but you can buy them online here.

IMG_2837

Ford will be sleeping in Ama-Watts' Pottery Barn crib (we bought her a new, white Jenny Lind crib) and using her Pottery Barn changing table. We also put Ama-Watts' rocking chair and ottoman in his room, as well, because we do not rock her anymore.

The grey and white monogrammed chevron blanket and the roadster crib sheet (I cannot find it online) both came from Pottery Barn Kids.

IMG_2828

IMG_2832

IMG_2825

IMG_2843

IMG_2827

IMG_2841

Mat had a great idea to hang an old Jeep grill in Ford's nursery. Pop (Mat's dad) came through in the clutch and found us one (for free!), and he and Mat hung it last night. It is the perfect finishing touch in his little room.

IMG_2822

We also have two Pottery Barn Kids car prints on the wall along with a map of Mobile Bay that Mat and I bought in Fairhope on our babymoon.

IMG_2852

Pop also gave me his red latern that was his when he was a little boy, so I hung that in the nursery, too.

I hung two old photos of both of Ford's namesakes on his wall, too. Winford Alexander (Mat's paternal grandfather) is on the left and Paul Ledbetter (Mat's maternal grandfather) is on the right.

IMG_2812

IMG_2814

IMG_2813

IMG_2810

IMG_2817

IMG_2846

IMG_2847

IMG_2851

Finally, a few photos of Ford's coming home outfit.

IMG_2866

IMG_2868

IMG_2869

IMG_2874

We cannot wait until our little guy is here!

7.02.2013

babymoon before ford

Back in May (this is another catch-up post!), Mat and I took a little vacation just the two of us. We went to Florida, and we had such a great time together. It's the longest we've ever been away from Ama-Watts, but she had a blast with Mumsy and Gran V and Pop.

IMG_3219

IMG_3226

IMG_3230

IMG_3235

IMG_3259

IMG_3263

IMG_3280

IMG_3267

IMG_3269

IMG_3245

IMG_3238

We also got to ride by this beauty...our very first house located in Mobile, AL. We loved that house...

IMG_3282