Happy due date, baby girl! Yes, I’m still pregnant, and this little lady doesn’t seem to be making any moves. Regardless of when she decides to come, we’re as ready as we can be for her! Putting the nursery together was a lot of fun, and I love the way it turned out. We wanted to make sure it was a calm, sweet space for her (and for us, since we’ll be spending plenty of time in there I’m sure!).
We tried to keep things fairly neutral, with a few fun pops of color throughout.
We started with nice, gray walls. Luckily, when we moved in, we painted the whole house this color so we didn’t have any major painting to do! My mom and I found the fabric for the window treatments and table at Mill Outlet Village off Durant Rd. in Raleigh – it was a lot of fun to find and really got me excited about the nursery as a whole. I love the way they turned out together.
That’s obviously not Leanna in the frame, just a baby I borrowed to make the room feel more real. :) My sister and I found this antique milk glass lamp at a little store in West Jefferson over the summer. When we saw it on display, we knew we had to have it! It was in great shape, and with a little cleaning, looks great on the table. The framed prayer was given to us by my Aunt Martha, and the little keepsake box from Adam’s Aunt Cathy. The plate is part of a sweet handpainted set given to us by our family friend, Phyllis, who is basically an aunt. :) The frame with the cute baby in it is from my parents.
Adam and I both have a love for the outdoors, and wanted to incorporate that into her room somehow. We hope she’ll discover the same love for the outdoors, and we can’t wait to take her on adventures. We found these sweet watercolor animal prints on Etsy for above her crib – my favorite is the little hedgehog, and Adam loves the bear.
We stuck with gray for her crib, and added one more animal to the mix with the little lamb mobile that will hopefully help lull her to sleep.
For above her changing table, I found an antique window for $12 at a store in West Jefferson over the summer. I was going to get super crafty and make her a banner for it, but I realized that someone on Etsy could probably do it way better than me. I was right! :)
We got the dresser from my grandfather’s store, and I hope it’ll transition into a “big girl” piece of furniture for her one day. We got the baskets from Pottery Barn Kids, and who knows if I’ve got them stocked with the right things! :) I figure as long as diapers and wipes are within reach, we’ll be in good shape.
My mom had a bookshelf/media piece at home that fit perfectly with the other furniture we found. We were happy to take it off her hands! I can’t wait to start reading to her – so many of the books we’ve received from family and friends are some of my favorites from childhood, and a lot of new ones too!
The little “Isn’t she lovely” print was a gift from my dear friend Jessica, and the frame with her ultrasound was one of the first gifts we received (from Adam’s sister Andrea, her husband Matt and our two nieces). The basket is full of sweet soft animals for her to squeeze on, and of course, the always sought-after Sophie the Giraffe to chew on (Otis has already identified that he likes that toy a lot. We may be in trouble.)
All-in-all, Leanna’s room is full of love from people in our lives. We are so grateful for all the sweet gifts, thoughtful prayers and well-wishes that we’ve been given over the past nine months or so. The Lord has blessed us so richly with loving family and friends, and I’m so grateful that Leanna will have the same. We can’t wait for her to arrive! Any day now…