Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Nursery Project

As I am getting pretty close to the end of my 2nd trimester I am really beginning to feel the pressure to start getting everything together and organized in my home.  To put it mildly, I have been slacking in the "getting the home ready department" as Nick and I have pretty much not done a thing yet.  We keep saying that we will do it this week, and then this week rolls around and we get nothing done.  I think part of this has to do with the fact that I cannot for the life of me make up my mind with regards to furniture for the baby's room.  I keep seeing stuff and think, "oh this is cute, maybe I could do this instead," but then I think well maybe there is another option, a better option, and so I hold off and in the process end up not making any decisions.  This is totally unlike me since I am pretty good about making decisions but I feel like this is a REALLY BIG part of my life I am about to step into and just cannot for the life of me get it together!!!

Obviously, first thing first, Nick and I need to rearrange the guest bedrooms.  We are essentially turning the junk/boxes/computer room into Christopher's room, moving the computer and desk to the dining room and then taking the room Christopher is currently in and making it Brandon's room.  We decided this because 1.  I will need the walk-in closet for all the baby stuff  2. it's on the back of the house and 3. it doesn't get direct sunlight all day long like the other room does.  

I think once we have the room status switched I may be able to make a decision at least on the crib because then I will actually have somewhere to put it.  We have been tinkering with the idea of getting a solid wood crib and then painting it navy blue.  I have been leaning more towards this idea as I don't think I want everything so matchy, matchy with the crib, dresser and nightstand.  Also, I am then not so partial to a specific wood color for the dresser and nightstand.  

I have been seeing some pretty nice furniture on craigslist and Nick and I seem to be leaning this route for the dresser/changing table.  My thought is to get a nice double dresser, possibly refinish it and use the top as the changing table so as to not also have to have a changing table which I feel is just a waste of money and space.  The space I am referring to is the fact that I am pretty set on a really nice recliner/rocker for the room as I have a good feeling I will be spending a lot of sleepless nights in there and I want to be as comfortable as possible. 

One decision that I have made, and made a few months ago was the theme for the nursery.  I saw these really cute sheets on Pottery Barn kids and decided right then and there (without Nick's input) that I was ordering them.  I fell in love with the vintage airplane theme and really liked that it wasn't so babyish and could grow with him.  Instead of doing a mobile I am going to get vintage looking wooden airplanes and hang those from the ceiling.  Also, I have heard that black out panels for the windows are a must and have found the cutest curtain rod that has airplanes on the end.  

Sheets and bed skirt from Pottery Barn kids.
Curtain rod with airplane detail on each end

For the wall color I started out thinking I wanted it to be a bluish-grey but I am now leaning towards a light tan color.  Really, the wall color is going to ultimately be determined on what color the actual furniture is so this will probably be one of the last decisions made.  I did order wooden letters to spell out Brandon and will probably either leave them white or paint them navy blue.  

It has been exciting and nerve racking at the same time trying to get all of this figured out but I think in the end it will turn out exactly as I had always planned, but didn't know it at the time.  

Tomorrow is another doctor's appointment.  I don't think I will have an ultrasound but I think I have to do the glucose test which I am not looking forward too (I've heard what you have to drink is pretty gross).  I will update as to mine and Brandon's progress later in the week.  


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