Two days shy of 39 weeks and the nursery is finished. I told you we’d be cutting it close.
Ready? Here we go.
First, the crib. Last night my good friend (and talented artist) Ashley was here until 2 am painting a custom mural on the wall (that’s the tree). She was the one who did the sweet dreams owl in the corner, too. As I mentioned before, the crib belonged to my little sister Alessandra and I’ve been waiting a looong time to finally use it. I scored the rocking chair in my sister’s basement. It doesn’t really match, but it’s incredibly comfortable, and best of all… FREE!
I am obsessed with this antique cradle! My grandmother actually found it at a yard sale and gave it to my sister, but again, it was just sitting in her basement. The moment I saw it, I knew I had to have it. It’s not really practical to use for the baby, but I like it as a stuffed animal holder.
OK, now this part is funny. So you might have noticed from these pictures that I kind of have a theme going here – mint green, white, pink, gray. Soft, pastel colors. Soothing. Well, at the baby shower my mom’s cousin got us these bright, primary colored floor mat tiles and I remember thinking, “Hmmm…I do not remember registering for these.” But then when I got home from the shower and we were going through all the gifts, Eric got SO excited that he got the tiles. Apparently he had gone rogue with the scanner and I never noticed! I tried to argue that they don’t match (at all) and that they’re kind of masculine, really, but he immediately disagreed and said he confirmed that the child pictured on the packaging was a girl (and triumphantly proved this to me by shoving the packaging in my face). He insisted that he picked them because Molly would love the bright colors. The clashing bothered me at first, but he is so proud of these damn tiles that I just have to let it go. That’s why our nursery is 98% coordinated, 2% not at all coordinated. Pick your battles, right? (And perhaps discreetly tone down the brightness with a strategically placed puppy play mat).
I love this little corner. The Star Wars prints are perfect (thanks, Aunt Sarah!) and that lamp was a total score for $17 at Hobby Lobby (officially my new favorite store). The changing table/dresser combo is the other part of the set from Allie’s old nursery.
There you have it! We have a nursery.
I had an appointment today and let’s just say… no progress. My OB/GYN tried to be encouraging and reassure me that it can happen really quickly with your first, but in the next breath she was saying things like, “scheduled induction.” Who knows.
At least now I can say I feel mostly ready for her to get here. Mostly.