It’s finally time to reveal the nursery we’ve created for our baby girl. Yesterday marked my 38th week being pregnant, which means I have a maximum of three weeks left (that’s a week extra if she’s late). Your guess is as good as mine in terms of when she’ll decide she’s ready to come out and meet us, but we can’t wait. I hope she loves her little nest.
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THE COLOR STORY
Palette of peach, grey, ivory and white, coral, orange, and a touch of metallic
This was my original inspiration, remember?
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While I really loved this wingback rocker from Pottery Barn Baby, we ended up going with this one I stumbled upon on Walmart.com. Loved the colors, and it was a tiny fraction of the price, so figured it was worth a gamble. And it paid off! It’s a tad big and doesn’t rock that awesome on the carpet, but it’s definitely worth the price. Oh, and it’s wide enough for me to sit Indian style, which was a surprising plus that I am thrilled about!
Gray Classic Mom Diaper Bag from Pottery Barn Kids
(Notice that it’s packed and ready to go … it’s almost time, eek!)
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We decided to go with the beautiful Bonavita Westfield collection in Linen Grey. We love the color to complement the peachy wall colors and stripes, and the foxy orange pops we’ve added into the décor!
Trend Lab White Pique Bumper, White, Diapers.com
American Baby Co. Cotton Percale Fitted Crib Sheet, Gray & White Polka Dots, Diapers.com
American Baby Co. Cotton Percale Dust Ruffle, White, Diapers.com
Bright Stars Safari Adventures Musical Soother, Babies ‘R’ Us
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THE CHANGING STATION
Carter’s Super Soft Dot Changing Pad Cover in Ecru, Babies ‘R’ Us
Peach & White Hamper, HomeGoods, gift from my sweet friend Stephanie
Lamp, TJ Maxx
Fox jars, Target, varies by size, gift from my sweet friend Kami
Piggy bank, Unknown, gift from my sweet friend Missy
A peek inside the dresser drawers! We’re getting organized! 🙂
Mrs. Susanna Christensen made me that gorgeous leopard and pink flower burp cloth … it’s so amazing and pretty, I don’t know how I’m going to stomach letting Baby Girl actually spit up onto it. LOL. I think Sue needs to add these to her loveme apparel line! She’s sell a ton as gifts! Adore.
Carter’s Velour Fox Blanket, Babies ‘R’ Us
The orange, pink and hot pink blanket was handmade by my sweet co-worker Kim. It’s the softest thing EVER.
And the yellow with multi-colored trim behind it was knitted by my late PopPop’s sister, my Great Aunt Milly.
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This was Michael’s little sister’s daybed in her room as a young girl. I love when people mix contemporary elements with traditional, which is what’s happening in my nursery. Some modern decor meets traditional homey stuff. Instead of painting the brass knobs on the day bed that kind of date it to the 80s-90s, I’m using metallics in the pillows and in a lamp on the dresser to tie those in. And again, I love having a piece of furniture with history. Baby Girl will use her Aunt Andi’s bed—so cute!
Duo of Orange Geometric Pillows, TJ Maxx
Metallic Pillow, Tahari, TJ Maxx
Duo of Champagne Pillows, TJ Maxx
White Cable Knit Sweater Pillow, Pottery Barn
Ivory Quilt, TJ Maxx
Marley Throw in Orange (sold out), Crate & Barrel
White Sheet Set,TJ Maxx
Munchkin Arm & Hammer Diaper Pail Gift Set, Babies ‘R’ Us
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Set of Three Fox Prints: BySamantha, Etsy
(I chose sand as the background color)
“Dream Big” Print, Mooseberry Print Shop, Etsy
(I requested a custom size of 11X14″ instead of their standard 8×10″)
Love the little wooden ultrasound photo that my friend Stephanie made for me!
Floating Bookshelves (2), “Ribba” Picture Ledge (21.75″ length), Ikea
PS: The DIY Window Bow Hanger thing I was going to hang in the nursery … well, I changed my mind. Room doesn’t need it and I’m kind of thinking it might make the room look cluttered.
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We’re stocked up and ready thanks to our generous friends and family. We couldn’t have done this without you and we’re so grateful! Everyone so happily gave awesome things for Baby Girl to use and enjoy — we’re so excited to see her wear your outfits, play with your toys, read her your books and keep her healthy and happy with all her supplies! Thanks so much to you all! XO.
Pink hangers, Target
Green Sterilite Storage Boxes – one for hats and bows, another for socks – Target
Custom closet dividers, DoodleBugPrints, Etsy
(These come in sets of 6, but the lady behind DoodleBugPrints made me two extras and customized the labels based on how I wanted baby’s clothes separated, and I got them really fast. Just in time for this post. I love them.)
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We are totally in LOVE with our baby monitor. It’s a Withings Smart Monitor!
It monitors the baby via audio and video; it works with your iPhones, so no need for extra parts; it monitors room humidity and temperature; it sends you notifications if there is movement in nursery, noise in nursery, or if the temp or humidity reach an undesired level; it has a night light you can change to any color on the spectrum; you can talk to the baby through your iPhone into the monitor so you can soothe her; grandparents or loved ones can be given access codes (if you want them to have them) so they can log in and see the baby from time to time too; and it plays music for the baby! You gotta follow the link and watch the video about it!
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BABY’S LIL’ BATHROOM
LOVE the painting Kristin did for Baby Girl (top left).
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38 WEEKS • FEB. 18-25
Until next time… 😉
Who knows… The next time I post, it might include a photo of our Baby Girl !