Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Baby Related Things

I can hardly wrap my head around the fact that in about 6 short weeks, we'll be bringing a tiny human into the world! Everyone told me that once you hit 30 weeks time seems to creep by so slowly but I have to disagree. Slow down time! With each passing day I am becoming more and more excited. I've been feeling great and little lovie is quite the active child. Mark started doing the Insanity workout a few weeks ago and I think this kid is trying to join in on the fun, too. 

Our tiny baby is so, so loved already! My mom, sisters and our dear friend Linda hosted the most beautiful baby shower last weekend. I am getting teary thinking about it now. It truly was one of the best days ever- complete with extra special visitors from Washington D.C. and California!!! Every detail was absolutely perfect. The shower deserves a post of it's own sometime this week or next!

The stack of books on my nightstand speaks for itself. Trying to soak up as much as I can right now, but I know that no book can teach you what you need to know as much as that little baby will when it's in my arms! I'm also thankful for my mom and closest friends who have navigated this road before- they have been the best resources yet!

The nursery isn't quite done yet, but the main pieces are in place and I'm just working on the details. I'm planning on leaving some blank canvas space so that I can personalize it once we know if the little one will be a bambino or a bambina. Our nursery has no "theme". The only theme is BABY. I love gender neutral nurseries and even if we knew the baby's gender, I wouldn't be decorating any other way. I knew I wanted white furniture, crisp bedding and creamy colors. I also want the room to be timeless and a dreamy place for baby to sleep. Here are some of my favorite inspiration photos.

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Mark painted the room a buttery neutral, Benjamin Moore's Ylang Ylang. My mom painted a striped wall where the crib is by using a clear semi-gloss polyurethane paint which created a slight variation in color and texture. I love the striped wall detail so much. I'm certain our little one will have many sweet dreams snuggled in its little dreamland.

Glider + Ottoman: Enchanted Cherish (beige stripe)
Paint: Benjamin Moore Ylang Ylang
Dresser: Haverty's
Lamp: Lampsplus

We even have some stuffed baby doodles watching over the room already.

We are almost ready to meet the newest member of this family! Love my little family so, so much!


  1. I love this post! Can't wait to see pics from the baby shower!

  2. Love it. Can't wait for the nursery reveal and also to "meet" the little one. You look fantastic!