1.19.2009

The Nursery is Ready!

Happy Monday!  Do you want to know why I am so happy today?  First, I got the baby's nursery organized over the weekend, which takes a huge weight off my mind.  Now at least the baby won't be sleeping in the bathtub.  I am definitely one who can't settle down until those loose ends are all tied up.  But even better than that?

I think I am nearing the end of this pregnancy!  My doctor told me on Friday that I am about 3 cm. dilated, 70% effaced, and that she doesn't think I will make it to the 40 week mark.  She thought things were progressing fast enough that she even warned me not to do anything this past weekend (wink, wink) that would, you know, induce labor, because she was going to be out of town until Monday morning.

So I made it through the weekend and am now hopeful that I will start to have some labor pains soon!  So far I have had lots of contractions, but nothing consistent.  I will keep you posted!  In the meantime, here are some photos of the newly-completed nursery.

Keep in mind that it's pretty bland right now.  Since we don't know the gender of the baby, we are waiting to add all those little touches that will make it cozy and unique.

But some things are just too cute not to show you right now...

I can't wait to put frames and other cute things on this shelf!

This bassinet was my in my husband's family, and I just love it!  I just gave it a fresh coat of white paint, and of course, added a white grosgrain ribbon.

I'll be sure to show you more of the nursery once we can add colorful curtains, a rug, bedding, and various other little things to make it more personal.  That's the fun part! 


75 comments:

Davene said...

A beautiful room already, and I know it will become even more so as it's filled up with little touches, a baby, and LOVE!

I pray that all goes well as you go through labor and meet your new bundle of joy...whenever that may be. Hopefully he/she won't keep you waiting too long. ;)

Sarah said...

It looks so pretty--can't wait to find out what you will be decorating with. I'm excited that you are progressing--yeah! A BABY!!!

We are working on our nursery today--hopefully will have pictures soon.

Still haven't decided on a name...ARGH!

The Graves' House said...

i know you are getting so excited! maybe you can relax the last few days now that the room is organized. it is looking great. can't wait to see what you are having, praying for you and the baby's safety! be sure to email me a mailing address, i have some burp cloths to send you. take care and keep us posted on your progress.
~nicole

Sandy Toes said...

So sweet and perfect for your new soon to be addition! How exciting..wish you a healthy and easy delivery! A blessing!
-sandy toe

duchess said...

Looks like you've been busy.
Can't wait to see if we accessorize with pink or blue.
Take care.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a beautiful room for your little bundle of joy!! I can't wait to see if you are having a boy or a girl....isn't the suspense killing you???

The bassinet that was in your husbands family is gorgeous and the fresh coat of paint and ribbon makes it look brand new!!

keep us posted....I am guessing Tuesday or Wednesday as your delivry day...sounds like things are progressing nicely:)

Hang in there!!

Lisa

theArthurClan said...

Oh yeah...the end is in sight! :) The nursery looks so quiet and peaceful for a new little baby. You did a beautiful job!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I love it! You did a wonderful job! :)

Stacey said...

It's adorable. I love the way you have the crib turned.

I will be hoping that everything goes very well for you and sweet baby.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

The bassinet is so pretty! How exciting for you to be nearing the big day! I'll anxiously be waiting to hear the great news! (and the gender, of course!)

Michelle said...

How exciting! I love the bassinet, heirloom pieces make a house a home.

Marie said...

Beautiful room! I love the pillow on the rocker. :o) I can't wait to hear the news of your arrival!

April said...

Awww...everything looks so pretty! You HAVE been a busy little bee! :) I can't wait to what else you have in store for it! Have a wonderful day!!!

Darlene said...

Oh girl...I know you are doing all that nesting frenzy stuff trying to get everything all ready. Maybe you can relax just a bit before the new baby comes. I can't wait to meet him/her. How exciting! Now with the Dr. back you better get after "that" thing to move you along....lol

Sweet Simplicity said...

Very pretty! I can't wait until you have this little baby so we can know the sex!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

The bassinet is charming! I bet you are excited to welcome the new one! The new nursery will be a wonderful place to create many family memories.

Screaming Meme said...

I can't wait to see the baby's personality come out in the room...You are smart to decorate slowly...That way you get exactly what you want! Im so excited for you! I want a baby now...thanks! :) I hope you go into labor today...i think today would be a perfect day for a little bumble bee to be born! :) Good luck and make sure to take pictures! :) Meme

Laurel MacD said...

I almost wish that doctors wouldn't tell you you are going to go early - just let it be a surprise so you're not just waiting and wondering! Good luck to you and I hope your doctor is right. Your nursery is lovely, and your baby will be the finishing touch!

the undomesticated wife said...

You did a great job!

Where are you going to put those pretty blue bowls? You have to find a place for them that is not in a box in the garage! ;) Maybe your bedroom! ;)

Jen r. said...

I hope it's fast! I do have to say that by the 3rd baby, they tend to just fall out ;)
I am so excited for you!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

It loos cozy so far!

I love the goodnight moon pillow.

How exciting....a baby might be born this week!!! YAY!

Jboo said...

Oh my -- the nursery turned out lovely (I knew it would)! You have such a great touch with decorating. Can't wait to see if you will be adding some pink or blue embellishments!

Janet

Gray Matters said...

I'm so happy for you - I know how much having the nursery complete calms the mind. Everything looks great - now go do some squat thrusts!

jennykate77 said...

The room looks great! I can't wait to see what it looks like with all the personal touches.

YAY for being close to THE DAY! I'll be praying it goes smoothly for you and that you have an easy delivery! It's so exciting!

LuckyMe said...

Awww. I can't wait to hear about the little one. Glad it's going to be a surprise.

I love a snuggly heirloom bassinet. Good luck with labor and delivery. Hurry back!

coco said...

Everything looks great... can't wait to see which direction this room goes! Love the bassinette, we had a similar one in our family that I loved having when mine were first born.

Christy said...

The nursery looks great and I am anxiously awaiting out here in blog land to hear the news of your baby arriving!!!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

The nursery looks darling, and I love that bassinet!!
If you're ready to get your contractions going, just get walking, walking, walking!!! :) Hope your delivery goes well, and can't wait to hear the good news!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

This is so exciting! A new bundle of joy....soon! That's just so great! The room is so sweet and pretty. Just ready for some special snuggeling and lullabies. Do you have names picked out? I'm just so happy for you!

Kellye said...

Congratulations! The room looks great and I know you are excited to meet the little bundle!! I cant wait to hear all the news and I will be praying for you and your family for a perfect labor and baby!!!

Letti said...

It does look beautiful how it is but I can't wait to see what you do with pink or blue.

I wish you all the best during your upcoming labor. I hope all goes quickly for you.

Ally0005 said...

Oh I love it. It's just waiting to be used with a sweet little bundle.

AndreaLeigh said...

wow, you have been busy! i can't wait to see the finishing touches once the baby arrives, but everything looks great now. i'm sure you are ready to welcome he or she to the world. prayers for a safe and easy delivery for you!

Windy said...

A beautiful room now, just wait until the baby comes and you can put the finishing touches on it!
I'm getting excited for you - hope you keep us posted!

Betsy said...

I bet you are just getting so excited. Those last days are so filled with eagerness and excitement. Enjoy them. Bring on Labor Pains. The room looks sweet and can't wait to know what little baby is.

Jo said...

It looks so warm and cozy. The wall color is very soothing ~ perfect for a new little love!

Can't wait to meet the new addition to your family. How is Nina doing with all this? I'm sure she'll let you know in her own little way :)

Have a fabulous day,
Jo

The Krile Daily News said...

The nursery is great and I can't wait to see you personalize it. Hopefully, the "little" bee will be here soon. I will praying for a perfect delivery and baby!!

Christie said...

The nursery looks great! I can't wait to hear your baby news!

Domestic Diva....NOT said...

So exciting! The nursery is adorable :)

Mrs. Cup said...

How beautiful!! I can't wait to find out if you're having a boy or a girl!!

Kimm said...

The nursery is beautiful, I can't wait to see how you embellish it after the baby is born.
(And now that the doctor is back in town, I say "game on"!) ;)
Enjoy this time, you are in my prayers.

Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Very Sweet~I love the bassinet. It is beautiful. The nursery looks very pretty.

tidymom said...

It's just beautiful!!! I'm SO excited for you!!! can't wait to "meet" you new little one!!

~Tidymom

nat2377 said...

oh - isn't it soooo much fun? I'm busy decorating our nursery too. I love the little moon pillow. So cute! Good luck with everything and I'll be anxiously awaiting updates!

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

I can only imagine what you will do with it to make it even more amazing once you find out if it's a girl or boy. Decorating baby rooms are so much fun!

Best of luck on your delivery...hopefully soon!

Shannon said...

Yay! That little bassinet is so sweet. You got a lot done this weekend! I cannot wait to find out what you have. :)

Joanna said...

It's just right for a little one...They have no idea anyways of all those colors and other things...I love it! The bassinet is so sweet. I can't wait to find out what colors you will be using though! *smiles*

MeganSloan said...

Congrats on being so close! And I can't wait to see the room once you've added those details. Hubby and I are going to register today but we're only 22 weeks along. So for the next 18 or so weeks, I can read your blog as you settle into your new baby. Any suggestions as to what you use, like, and dislike would be great as you find those out!

Mimi Sue said...

So exciting, a new baby! Your room is going to be beautiful. I'm partial to yellow it seems to go with everything. Have a happy "labor" day. Mimi

Ms. Tee said...

Awww! How sweet! I was wondering if you might go this last weekend! Your nursery looks so bright and cheerful, and I love the little bassinet. THey don't get much sweeter than that. :)
Please keep us posted on everything - congratulations that you don't have to wait much longer!

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

What a cozy room for your baby to snuggle in. The wicker bassinet is beautiful. I had a wicker bassinet for my boys. My mom surprised me with one when I returned from the hospital. She had spent several hours sewing and decorating it. It had rollers so we could roll it from room to room. I loved it.
I hope you'll be snuggling with your lil' one soon.

Inspired Kara said...

Everything looks adorable!!!

Momma to Bug said...

How exciting on both ends! Decorating the nursery is truly my favorite part of pregnancy. I don't know how you have the patience to wait on finding out the gender. The room looks great so far...I can't wait to see the finished product. Have a great delivery and return home :-)
-Desiree

Jodee Leader said...

Your nursery is adorable. It sounds like your bundle will be here soon! We should have started a baby pool!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

You made a beautiful room for the little one! The Goodnigh Moon pillow is so sweet. I read that book so many times to my daughter I can still recite it by heart! So exciting - you're almost there!

Manuela

Raquel, The Glamorous Life said...

what a cute room! i cant wait to here if it is a boy or a girl, how exciting!
i love that cute little pillow!

AJ said...

Love how you angled the crib! Can't wait to see if there is going to be blue or pink pretties in there soon!!

Christina said...

The room is very calming and lovely. Look forward to hearing whether it is a boy or a girl and seeing what you will add.

Happy nesting and look forward to a baby announcement soon.

Angie said...

The nursery is so cute!! I love the color on the walls. I hope your baby comes soon!!

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Very sweet little room. I love that you're not finding out the gender. We didn't find out with our first and it made that magical first moment with our baby just a little bit more special.

~ Sarah

Twice as Nice said...

Oh, EXCITING!! I don't know about you but this pregnancy has gone by fast for ME! HA! It really does seem like just yesterday you said you were pregnant. Is Nina excited? Well, now you can do what ever it was the doctor told you NOT to do!!

Hannah E. said...

That pillow is the highlight of the room, as far as I'm concerned! I love it all though. Just in case you go into labor any minute...Happy delivery!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh! I am so excited for you! So, so excited : ). I love the bassinet. It is too pretty! You are so talented. I learn new things from you every time I come! You are a blessing! I will be praying for you.

restyled home said...

Good luck with your impemding labour and delivery! I can't wait to hear what you have...I guess I'll know by the touches you add to the room ;)

Take it easy and enjoy the peace before your new, little one apppears!

Linda
xo

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

I've been absent a little bit what with the Inauguration and all, but I'm back now. Oh my! So good to hear that you might have a little one soon. I love the way you have the room decorated already, especially that little pillow. What a sweet sentiment. Keep us posted. xxoo

Lacy said...

Carrie....I cant believe it is already time!!! OMGosh how exciting that is is now....Love the nursery paint. Im dying to know what this baby is...Ill be praying for you and baby a safe delivery and healthy baby.

AngiDe- Nana's Box said...

Oh, the simplicity is kinds sweet!

Angie
"Nana's Box"

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Soooo sweet...now we just need a baby! cherry

Shilo said...

Ah...bet that felt so good to finish! It looks great! Praying for you and that sweet little one!

TRS said...

Ohh how exciting! Can't wait to hear the great news.

I just read back a little ways... I can help with sewing questions... let me know, looks like we both live in Denver so you could totally take advantage of my knowledge.
Of course with a newborn, I'm guessing you won't be at the machine for a while!

Good luck.... p u s h!

Mandi said...

Congrats on getting the nursery done. I stumbeld upon your blog and love it! I think it's so special that your are waiting to find out the sex of the baby. Can't wait to see little he/she in that precious nursery.

The Golf Widow said...

Wow that was fast. All ya need is the baby.I love the bassinet! So sweet. Good luck. Hope you get to skip over a few weeks.

Gretchen said...

The nursery looks great already. You have the "touch" girl. Can't wait to see it with a BaBy in it!!!

Latharia said...

Oh, how precious! I wish you all the best in this chapter of your life! :D

Lisa & Gerald said...

I love the baby's room It's so beautiful ! Best wishes girl!