Monday, July 28, 2008

Nesting Complete

After weeks of worrying and feeling unprepared, I finally finished up the nursery- which I am pretty sure that my husband is thankful about since he perceived my nesting as crazy obsession. I don't think guys have a clue what's going on, and to tell you the truth neither did I till I find myself there. "Nesting," or an uncontrollable urge to clean one's house brought on by a desire to prepare a nest for the new baby, to tie up loose ends of old projects and to organize your world, has given me a sense of readiness since time is quickly approaching and truth be told I'm not sure how ready I am to enter Mommy-dom. So since my emotions are all over the map right now and the fact that a baby is in my near future seems extremely surreal, at least I've prepared the one thing that I feel I can control- the house. My initial plans for the nursery got nixed when John announced his disapproval of my modern decor for the baby's room. I was planning on sewing the bedding, drapes and accessories but was discouraged by the fabric selection. I had some picked out that John didn't feel it would look "baby" enough, and the "baby" fabric available at the local Joann's was just too "baby." So I sold out and got the little aviators special at Babies R Us. Because of the frugality of my beloved husband (it's an endearing trait that I've grown to love... really), my initial vision of the nursery was challenged and altered several times. I am happy with the end result, despite the changes made.. Besides, it's a baby's room and as he grows older I expect near total destruction of the furniture and bedding that I put so much effort and time picking out! So take a good look now because it's probably the nicest it will ever be!

7 comments:

Pam said...

Looks good! Now all you have to do is sit and wait...

Jenny Brooks said...

I love the room! Very nice. Not to make you go down places you have already been and discussed, but to be honest, I really liked your modern view on it, and I thought to myself, "that's a pretty smart idea that never crossed my mind, because before you know it, boys and girls seem so much older so fast." Ben is only three, but I feel like "baby" was so long ago. So your ideas helped inspire me to not go to "babyish" and come up with a room that this baby girl can grow into w/o having to change right away. Very excited for you both!

Mom said...

It looks really nice - soooo different from when I last saw it! You did good getting it all together!! I like your chair, it's perfect. And the closet is so organized!! Great Job!!!

Krista said...

It looks great Chey! I really like either nursery plan, but at least you got to use your blue/brown obsession (which I share, by the way!). Looks like a comfortable place to spend many midnight hours in :-) Love you!!!

Ryan & Deb said...

i love love love the room...it looks sooo great!! if i can make a couple suggestions...get an ottomon or just something to put your feet up on because you'll fall asleep sitting up while feeding in the middle of the night (ha!) and get a little lamp so you don't have to put the light on and overstimulate a half-sleeping baby (or mommy or daddy!)

i'm so excited for you...every time i see an olympics countdown commercial i think of you (since your due date is the same date!)

do you think your doctor would let you get induced on your due date if you don't go earlier so you can keep a cool birthdate for Riley?? oh never mind, your plan is to go natural...pitocin + no drugs = HELL.

keep us posted!

Lord Family said...

It looks great! Want to come help me get together a girl room? You don't have much going on in the next couple months, do you? Ha. Just kidding.
What are the circles over the crib? They look so cool.

Tracy said...

The room looks awesome!! You're going to be a great mommy! Can't wait to see little Riley!! Love you!