Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Baby room preview

Okay, finally I can give you a sneak peek at the baby room!! You may remember our flooring dilemma (we wanted to keep the hardwood, but the varnish contains lead and they won't sand it down, so we had to recarpet it)...well, the carpet was installed on Monday AND we had pretty white faux wood blinds installed (plug: Budget Blinds rocks...they have great service, good prices, and our house is addicted to the faux wood blinds). It's starting to come together!!!!

Here's the "before" picture...


Aaaannnd...post-carpet installation...


Aaaannnddd...post blind installation with the furniture back in the room...

Molly is quite pleased to have a soft floor back.

I do plan to keep the twin bed there because A) it's our only guest bed, and I'd like to keep that (baby can sleep in the pack-n-play upstairs with us in that case), and B) I plan to sleep in it for at least the first few weeks post-delivery. Our stairs are steep and I don't want to be hefting up and down them in the middle of the night after having a baby!

I do obviously need to find a bedside table and we're planning to get the dresser that matches the crib.

A couple other cute details...

Rocking chair from my fave antique/cottage store that Auntie Lisa bought...the sock monkey was one of my first baby presents from my Aunt Sue and the books on the monkey's lap were Matt's when he was a baby!


Oops!!! He's very cute, but not part of the decor...pardon me...


The tree and birdies I bought at Kohl's...if you saw my FB update yesterday, you'll know that pulling this off the backing and putting it on the wall was NOT part of my finer moments by any stretch of the imagination...I have another one (oh crumb) to put up over the crib.

And finally...I did break down and buy some clothes the other day. We have a fabulous Carter's outlet here and you can return stuff at any time. So I bought boy and girl things to have on hand, newborn and 0-3 mos. (not knowing if I'll have a normal sized baby or a moose, since I'm a gest. diabetic!), etc. If I get a ton of clothes or duplicates as gifts, these will be very easy to return. But here are the things I plan to keep:

I've had my eye on this little snow suit-ish thing for the past couple of months!!! I figure brown is cool for a boy OR a girl...

And then I bought Thanksgiving outfits!!! One for a boy, and one for a little girl. Couldn't resist. It was waaaaaay too much fun!! We probably won't be headed out for a big Thanksgiving bash quite yet when it rolls around, but will definitely make it to Christmas, Stamy family. :)



So that's it for now!! Eventually I'll have some pictures hung, and my aunt's making curtains, and once the dresser's in place, it'll be all set and ready!!! So excited (but so scared at the same time, but that's another post)! Thanks for sharing with us. I know looking at baby stuff and outfits is a little nauseating, but there are a few people who keep asking to see!!! And I hate to disappoint!!!

4 comments:

eener said...

I love it all - especially the cool tree/bird decals on the wall - you did a great job!

Sara said...

Looks great! I have the exact same rocker that was mine when I was little that my parents saved and now GBaby uses it :)

une autre mère said...

That tree behind the window is such a cool idea! And those outfits are adorable!!! I never tire of looking at baby clothes. :) Can't wait to see that cute little baby in them!

ali said...

So exciting, Jenny!!! Baby Gouveia is going to be here in no time!! The nursery is beautiful...you will definitely thank yourself for keeping the twin bed in there! I love the outfits that you bought...I am impressed that you practiced such self discipline to wait until now to buy them!! Pretty sure I started shopping as soon as I had a positive pregnancy test :-P...ENJOY!!!