Introducing...

Introducing Felix - Bitty Baby - littleladylittlecity.com
Felix! After 39 weeks and 4 days, our little bitty baby arrived on April 19th at 4:08 PM. Will and I are pretty darn thrilled to have him here finally and are enjoying every second with this little man. It will probably continue being quiet around here for a little while longer, but you can always follow along on Instagram, which I tend to update more often.

Hope you all are having a nice Tuesday!

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Maternity Shoot by Megan Robbins Photography

Maternity Shoot by Megan Robbins Photography - littleladylittlecity.com
Once again our absolutely amazing photographer friend Megan offered to take maternity photos for us and totally hit it out of the park! I was really unsure if I wanted to do maternity photos, but when she offered them up, of course, I said yes. Honestly, I am so happy I did. We used my dad's neighborhood and his backyard as a backdrop because he lives in a gorgeous place and it was the perfect setting for the photos. 
Maternity Shoot by Megan Robbins Photography - littleladylittlecity.com
Maternity Shoot by Megan Robbins Photography - littleladylittlecity.com
Maternity Shoot by Megan Robbins Photography - littleladylittlecity.com
Maternity Shoot by Megan Robbins Photography - littleladylittlecity.com
Maternity Shoot by Megan Robbins Photography - littleladylittlecity.com
Maternity Shoot by Megan Robbins Photography - littleladylittlecity.com
dress and tights // Target
shoes // Walmart
bracelet // Nordstrom
necklace // my mom's
glasses // Coastal
Maternity Shoot by Megan Robbins Photography - littleladylittlecity.com
Maternity Shoot by Megan Robbins Photography - littleladylittlecity.com
Maternity Shoot by Megan Robbins Photography - littleladylittlecity.com
Of course, we couldn't take only serious photos, because that just wouldn't be us. The middle one is definitely my favorite of the goofy photos because it absolutely captures Will's personality. I'm pretty sure if he could constantly be climbing trees he totally would, hehe.

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And just so you know Megan does travel :)

The Kitchen : Before, Middle, and In-between

The Kitchen : Before, Middle, and In-between - littleladylittlecity.com
So a while ago I shared the process we had made on our kitchen, and today I thought I would come back and share what we have been living with for the past year or so because we FINALLY ordered our new kitchen from IKEA!! I mean, the timing might not be the best with, you know, the baby being due this week, haha, but we got a super killer deal and Will's parents (who are general contractors) have offered to help us install it. It's going to make what would take Will and I probably well over a month between work and the baby take less than a week. Awww yisssss! 
The Kitchen : Before, Middle, and In-between - littleladylittlecity.com
The Kitchen : Before, Middle, and In-between - littleladylittlecity.com
As you can see we had a pretty small galley kitchen that was originally closed off from the rest of the house with pocket doors, making for a super dark and sad entry way. During our home inspection the inspector told us that we could take out the walls that closed off the kitchen as they weren't any load-bearing walls. Needless to say Will and I were pretty excited when we heard that. Also, I would like to point out that our oven right there is original to the house, and that dates to around the late 60's/early 70's. That's pretty cool unless you want to use it, as it heats up the entire house and causes the AC to kick on, haha. 
The Kitchen : Before, Middle, and In-between - littleladylittlecity.com
The Kitchen : Before, Middle, and In-between - littleladylittlecity.com
So with the help of my dad, we took out those stupid pocket doors, wall, and raised the ceiling completely opening up the kitchen and entry way. Now when people come over they aren't greeted with a narrow dark hallway. I seriously have to give so many props to Will for doing an amazing job with all the remodeling work on our place. If I'm honest, I was fairly useless when it came to a lot of demolition work, haha. 
The Kitchen : Before, Middle, and In-between - littleladylittlecity.com
The Kitchen : Before, Middle, and In-between - littleladylittlecity.com
Please forgive just how messy the kitchen is in this photo, it's been in a barely usable state since we moved in last year. Unfortunately, the doors on the old kitchen cabinets don't fully shut, and the drawers busted long before we arrived so they fall when you open them. Since we knew the kitchen was something we were going to redo we really didn't want spend any time repairing anything. It has been the bane of my existence, but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it's going to be so sweet! 
The Kitchen : Before, Middle, and In-between - littleladylittlecity.com
And, just for good measure, Bobo (aka Sylvester) : Guardian of the New Kitchen Boxes, haha. Basically, all of the new IKEA kitchen boxes have taken over half of the cats little room, but they both are being pretty cool about it. I think they believe we bought them a giant castle/fort to play on haha. 

I know people have thoughts about IKEA stuff, you love it or hate it. We love it. With this house not being our forever home we really didn't want to spend 10+ thousand on remodeling the kitchen the way we wanted. So in the meantime IKEA's style totally lets us get what we want for way less. 

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