July 16, 2011

The Nursery (and Other Happenings)

I'm 22 weeks this week. I'm feeling the baby kick like crazy these days, which makes sense considering she's now nearly a foot long and weighs a pound. As much as I enjoy it, I'm learning she's a bit of a night owl. If I switch positions in the middle of the night, I can almost guarantee it will take about 10 minutes for her to calm back down. I find myself whispering, "you're okay, go back to sleep." Oh how different it will be when she's really here and I'm desperate for sleep. I'll take the kicking!

As for other recent changes, I have officially hopped on a severe emotional roller coaster. My poor husband doesn't know what to think about me. I can go from hard belly laughing to sobbing, back to laughing in a matter of seconds. Crazy.

This week I have been in full nursery planning mode. I think I've finally settled on a color scheme. For any of you girls who love to decorate, you're going to hate me when I tell you about this amazing site I found. If you visit, be prepared to lose a few hours of your day! I stumbled on Olioboard this week and created a mood board for my nursery. The site is very user friendly and allows you to use your own photos/findings to create your look. Below is my mood board for baby girl's room.

The furniture isn't the exact furniture I'm looking at (although I may splurge on the chair because it can be converted from a glider to a normal chair and is a piece that could easily move into our master bedroom when we transition it out of the nursery). I found the fabric at Tonic Living, a great fabric site. The accessories are mainly from Etsy. I'm going to try to decorate the room exclusively in Etsy and my own handmade items as much as I can. The paint color shows up a little lighter than I had hoped in the photo. It looks a bit beige, but it is actually light gray. We may end up going a shade or two darker.

I didn't want to clutter the photo too much, but I do plan on adding lots of accessories to the room to bring in more color (like the changing pad cover, painted drawer knobs, artwork, etc.) I'm excited to get started on the room.

Other than nursery planning and my temporary moments of insanity, I'm feeling good. I'm trying to soak in these next few weeks and really enjoy this "comfortable" time by spending lots of quality time with friends and some of the ladies from work, as well as my incredible husband. We're trying to figure out how to sneak in one more babymoon before the baby comes. Fingers crossed it works out!

Twenty two weeks. The time is really flying by!


  1. LOVE the nursery ideas!! I'm so excited to see it all come together and love that you're using so many homemade items. It's going to be a beautiful room for your little girl. Oh and I'm excited to try out Olioboard...thanks for the great find. <3

  2. AHHHHHH! LOOOOVE that orange color! And all the Etsy stuff, especially the mobile. And your precious belly. You're making me want to be pregnant again :)

  3. It was great to meet you last night! I look forward to keeping up with your blog :)