Monday, February 28, 2011

{Need Some Help}

I'm repainting an old chest for the nursery and trying to decide on what knobs to purchase from Anthro.  They have an amazing selection which makes it even harder to decide so I'm hoping that the few follwers I have can help me out. 

{Rosy Knob}

{Mercury Glass Melon Knob}

{Urchin Test Knob}

{Notched Glass Knob}

Thanks for any suggestions!  I am having so much fun planning and designing this nursery!  Can't wait to slowly reveal our progress!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

{Valentine's Wish List}

I'm not the typical girl.  I don't want flowers.  I don't want jewelry.  No fancy dinner.  And no spa package or getaway.  I don't know if my Valentine's wish list is a sign I'm getting old or just plain growing up but here's what I'm wishing for this
Valentine's Day

Hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's weekend!

Friday, February 11, 2011

{If it's a GIRL....}

In 12 days we find out what the sex of the baby is.  We are both pretty sure it's a boy but we'll know for sure on the 23rd.  We go in for our level 2 ultrasound to make sure all the important parts are where they are supposed to be.  Dr. Shelton will be performing the u/s and is one amazing doctor.  He is the one who diagnosed Parker with CDH on April 7, 2006.  We are super nervous about this appointment but keeping the faith that this baby is healthy!

I have some ideas for the nursery if it's a girl.  I've never been a girly girl but recently saw a nursery done in yellow and purple and loved it.  They are beautiful colors put together and for now that's the direction we'll go in if our bundle of joy just happens to be a girl. 

We don't want anything real girly because that's just not our style but we love the way these fabrics compliment each other.  We want there to be femine touches just not an overload. 

We are super excited about finding out the sex and cannot wait to get started decorating the nursery.  We haven't settled on paint colors yet but that won't take me long. 

I'll keep y'all updated on the progress of the pregnancy and nursery!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

{If it's a BOY...}

Since we found out that we are expecting I've been toying with ideas for the nursery.  I don't want a typical nursery.  And I do not like themes at all!  I want something cozy but somewhat rustic too.   We've waited for this for a long time and I'm sparing no expense on this nursery.  It'll be the last nursery I ever get to decorate because this will be our last child. 

We've I've searched high and low for fabrics because I want our bedding to be custom.  I haven't found anything that speaks to me so I figured having it made would be the easiest thing to do.  These are our fabrics for a boy's room.  I ordered samples from LS Fabrics and heart them all!  Right now I'm thinking the first and last one will be the crib bumper and the 2nd the window treatments and the 3rd the crib skirt.  I have plenty of time to change my mind and knowing me I probably will. 

We both agreed that we love this crib and unless we find something else that blows us away this will be our choice.  It's from Baby& Child Restoration Hardware.

I've always loved the look of a iron crib.  It's more than we expected to pay but since it's the only big piece of furniture we are purchasing for the room it's not that big of a deal.  We have two other pieces that we are using but that will need some paint and knew hardware.  We didn't want a set of furniture but something eclectic. 

I haven't been this excited about decorating a room in a long time.  There's something about a baby that brings life to you.  We feel so extremely blessed as we know the struggles so many families have trying to have children.  We've learned so much from our daughter's death and although it seems like a huge price to pay we know that we'll be better parents because of our experience.  How I wish our sweet girl was here to celebrate with us but I know we have one amazing guardian angel looking out after us and her brother/sister. 

Sorry I kind of got off track.  It's hard to not think of our daughter during this journey.  How much we missed out on by losing her so young. 

So I'll leave you with some other ideas we have for the nursery if it's a boy and tomorrow I'll share the girls version.