Friday, October 23, 2009

Nursery (yes, I know it is early)

We finished the nursery, for the most part. I realize that 24 weeks is a little early to have gotten it done but if you think that we've been anticipating this for years and stopping family from buying us stuff for years too, then you understand why we went ahead and did all this. Not to mention the height of nursery decorating was likely to happen in holiday season when we will be way too busy to think about it...then throw in Brett, lol. He is the absolute greatest husband and a beautiful optimist. When we got pregnant I had to do all I could to stop him from doing the nursery until after the first trimester. Then, once I hit 13 weeks I had to say, lets do it. So we did. You see, he has this forward momentum thing when he gets excited and that momentum was pushing the nusery forward...after all, we were gonna have a baby, right? And, though I was hesitating because I'm constantly terrified about something bad happening...if something terrible were to happen at this point, a finished nursery would be the absolute least of my worries. So, here is some of our pics. We made the letters ourselves and just put them up this past weekend when we were sure we were having a girl...whose name will be Teagan Marie.
Here is the crib area with her name up top! (and the cheap on clearance, $5.99 lamp from Target in the right hand corner that is already broken!!!) The crib that my friend (and fellow IFer Carrie) helped us purchase with a very generous gift card! This crib is so sturdy that all of my weight leaning back over it couldn't tip it, so it passed the 'boxer' test.


Our deep discount rocker that is oh so comfy and a beautiful antique hand-me-down dresser from Brett's family...(with Harley sneaking in).

The crib again with the cute fluffly little white rug I fell in love with (that Sherman has decided is a bed he can actually try to fit his entire body on in a tight little ball).



Here's the cute little face (notice the obvious lack of pink dot on his nose! there is still a little white/pink mark but that growth is gone WITHOUT SURGERY!!!):

13 comments:

Kris said...

Very cute!!! And I love how you painted different colors under the chair rail. I keep buying stuff little by little and I have the bedding, but I really need to get going on the nursery before I am unable to move around anymore:)

Amber said...

Love it! I like Brett's positive attitude, and I'm glad you could get it all done before the holidays. At least it's one more thing you won't have to rush to do between the holidays and February!

Sherman's nose looks great! Good call stealing him back from the vet!

We want to get maternity photos done too, but professional photographers are so darn expensive! You have to pay for the sitting, and then pay and arm and a leg for the prints on top of it. But I don't want cheap Wal-Mart shots. lol

Jill M. said...

How fun!!! You guys made the letters? Very impressive!

Your dogs are so cute! My cat was named Harley.

Keep sharing, love following along.

kayjay said...

Awwww...what a beautiful nursery. Harley looks absolutely stunned in the one picture - cracked me up. Kind of like he's saying "Mommy - what's going on in this room?". We need to get moving on our nursery and I totally get your feelings of trepidation about setting it up. Yours looks beautiful and now I can poke my DH into action with ours!

Me said...

I actually love the fat stripes below the chair rail!

Not Your Aunt B said...

Awww....so cute. She is going to love it!

Bec said...

Absolutely gorgeous :) And definitely not too early - this is a celebration.

DonnaPetit said...

Seeing as how my son was six weeks early, the nursery wasn't finished yet when we brought him home. So I think it's a great thing you have it all done. Besides, it's always good when Brett has a mission! hehe The nursery looks great, I love the dresser/wardrobe from Brett's mom.

Anonymous said...

I've always loved the name Teagan. How beautiful and unique! Your nursery looks fabulous.

JJ said...

How cute, love it! Very impressed with the letters!

We're getting closer to doing ours but realised today that we don't have enough space for all the stuff we need to put in the nursery. We need to move to plan B (putting one dresser in the closet). I get that nervous feeling doing things to prepare as well. Today we finally cut the labels off all the baby clothes and all the other stuff we got at our shower so we can wash it all and put it away where it belongs. So exciting that you're already at 23 weeks!!!

Angie said...

Awwww, the nursery is beautiful! Love the stripes!!! And if you shared her name before, I missed it, but Teagan is so cute! So happy for you, and so glad that you here! (((hugs)))

Allison said...

Aww, I love the nursery and your doggy. How cute.

PJ said...

I love the stripes! I really love the dresser, that's gorgeous! If I ever get that far along, I'm sure we'll be thinking about nurseries too. Like you, it'll be a long time coming...

Seriously though, I love the stripes. Is that paint?

I think you were right about the netti pot. It seems to have cleared things up a lot. I love that there are no meds involved.

I read your history again. 7 IVF's. I admire you soooo much for your determination. :)

Thanks for your comments lately.