1. Hemes Chest (Ikea) 2. Mod Nod Swivel Glider (Land of Nod) 3. Hensvik Crib (Ikea) 4. Emmie Rug (Ikea) 5. Fiona and Her Carrot Cake Ice Cream Cone Print (Creature Comforts on Society 6) 6. Baby Love Onesie (Gap Kids) 7. BlaBla Doll Rose the Cat (Layla Grace) 8. Elephant Hat (Gap Kids) 9. Grey Onesie (Gap) 10. William Rides His Bicycle (Creature Comforts on Society 6) 11. BlaBla Cloud the Cat (Layla Grace) 12. Eivor Cirkel Rug (Ikea)
I absolutely cannot wait to find out what gender this baby is tomorrow. This week has absolutely crawled. I've been feeling kicks and punches for the past few days, and I'm ready to call this baby by name and ask him/her what is going on in there.
I don't have a clear vision for what I want the nursery to look like yet, and I'm sure that will change once I know if the baby is a boy or a girl, but I gathered a few of my favorite things that I've collected on my private pinterest board.
I'm leaning towards soft pastel colors. That's all I'm gravitating to at the moment. And I'm sure that you are not surprised that there are cats involved. I almost ordered one of those BlaBla cats immediately, but I restrained myself to wait until friday. They are so cute!
I've already picked up a glider very similar to the one I included in this collage. I couldn't find an exact replica online, nor at Costco.com, so that one is as close as I can get. My mom and I are going to look for a "pouf" or some sort of ottoman to go with it while she helps me decorate.
I've been slightly intimidated by the sheer length of registry lists that I'm coming across online. However, I'm very thankful I have friends to help me go through them and weed out what I don't need.
In other news, I watched a video of how a breast pump works while I was wide awake at 4:00am. Thanks baby.
I hope to breastfeed. I plan on it. I'm truly grateful to be well informed by my friends that breastfeeding is not always a guarantee. And sometimes it's more challenging than you can even imagine. I'm glad to be disillusioned by the dreamy idea that it "will surely be an absolute breeze to breastfeed". I think that will help me be better prepared for what to expect, although I'm sure, no matter how much I mentally prepare, it will still feel like a brand new obstacle. And all that to say, there's a chance it may be easier than I think as well. It will depend on the baby, me, and whatever the heck is going on. Lots of new ground to cover. Lots to learn.
As the nursery comes together at our new house, I'm sure I'll share photos of the progress. I'm also sure I'll leave the rest of the house in shambles and work on the nursery first. I'm way too excited about it.
I plan to share the gender of our baby here on the blog next week! But for now, I'd love to hear your guesses on it! Use the poll below to vote!