Adalynn’s Nursery

When we found out we were having a little girl it took me forever to figure out how I wanted to decorate the nursery.  The only thing I did know is I didn’t want it “baby” and I wanted it to be classic and soft.  Once I found the bedding and the crib, the rest followed.  I wanted to spend money on a crib that would be an heirloom, but wanted the rest of the furniture to family pieces.  
We feel so Blessed to finally be able to be parents and the nursery has become our favorite room in the house!  Hope you like it!

The ball decorations above the crib are actually from all three of our baby showers.  We love that she will be able to stare at them as they represent all the love our friends and family already have for her!    The rocking chair was my mom’s before I was born and my husband refinished it.  I love that I will be rocking her in the chair that I was also rocked in!  Will have a future post on his fabulous furniture re-finishing skills!  The bedside table was my little sister’s that she was throwing out and I saved it from the dumpster. 

It is hard to see with the glare from pictures, but this is the scripture that is on the wall by her crib.  We prayed long and hard for this gift of a child and will be forever grateful The Lord has answered our prayers.

Crib: Bratt Decor
Bedding:  Carousel Designs

The wall still needs a little work, but I found the mirror at Goodwill and the misc. frames at Hobby Lobby.  I have fabric from her bedding in some of the frames and will fill in the rest with her newborn pictures.

I LOVE how the dresser turned out and my husband did such a great job!  I found it at an antique store and it was painted black and had different hardware.  He refinished it, put new hardware on it and now it really is a work of art.  

On the dresser I have some of my baby shoes and one of the sweet things from one of our baby showers that has scriptures with her name added on each.  I could not resist the classic perfume bottle from Hobby Lobby.

A wishing tree from another one of our showers in which our family & friends wrote wishes for our sweet girl.  

One of our favorite maternity pictures that I put in the frame and added burlap around it since it was an odd shape.  Erin Crista Photography.. we love you!

The bookshelf was mine as a child and my husband refinished it to match everything else.  We love the letters that were done by a sweet friend, Lindsay Gatto.

I got this adorable bow holder idea off Pinterest.  Found a frame at Goodwill and my husband spray painted it gray and added the hooks at the bottom for me.  I glued ribbon on the back and the little flower embellishments.  This sweet girl has ALOT of bows for not even being born yet!  😉

To close this post I had to show of a picture of the precious little “diaper monkey” we got at one of my showers!  Isn’t it amazing?!  I love making diaper cakes, but am pretty sure I will never attempt this thing.  We just can’t seem to take it apart!

Please pray our little angel comes soon friends… WE ARE READY!!!

Be Blessed,

Waiting.. and waiting…

When you first find out that you are pregnant you have that first spectacular ultrasound where you see that little “bean” on the screen and they measure it.  From that and your last period date they give you that magical number… your due date!  You go 9 months with that date constantly rolling around in your head.  When your body starts showing that cute little bump it seems that you are saying it almost daily to strangers that ask.  This magical date will be the day that your life changes forever…  Now what happens when this date comes, then goes and no baby?

Today officially marks our 41st week of pregnancy.  Goodness gracious.  We have been ready for this little girl since week 38 and it seems like we have been waiting for eternity.  I have nested all I can nest, I have cleaned and organized just about everything and frankly I am just bored!  I am not one to sit down and watch tv all day and one of the last things I want to do is get dressed and waddle my large self around in public.  Not to mention my maternity wardrobe is pretty slim because this belly is so big!

The amount of calls ,texts and Facebook messages on a daily basis are getting a bit overwhelming.  I know that everyone means well and wants to see her, but it is about to drive me to drink.  And I can’t drink, so it must stop!  With everything being so stream lined and viral these days, everyone will know when she decides to make her grand entrance.  I promise 🙂

Some days I get upset when I think about the one person who I always expected would be knocking down my door regarding updates on how I am feeling and how close we are to having her, is my mom.  She hasn’t called me in weeks.  I call her, but it just isn’t the same.  I try so hard not to feel sorry for myself, but I just want my mom.  I want her to hold me and tell me that everything is going be ok, let me know how strong I am, and how I am going to do great at bringing this angel into the world.  I know this will never happen and mourn for my mom often.  I absolutely hate Alzheimer’s and pray someday a cure is found.

The other part about being “late” is that other people freak out more than you do about her not being here.  I used “late ” because my midwife says that a baby is not late until AFTER 42 weeks.  I believe this mentality that babies should be born at 38-40 weeks is part of our “microwave society” way of thinking.  Everyone has a time table and it is usually sooner rather than later or I need it now!  That is why inductions are so common for women that have babies who are 40-42 weeks.
I can’t even count how many times people have said over the last week that I will have to have a c-section because she may be too big or that I should get induced and just get it over with!  Grrr!  The sad part is that it is starting to weigh on me.  I am starting to worry that my dream of having my natural birth at a birth center may not be a reality.  I even tossed around if I would be ok with being induced yesterday!  I refuse to give up, not yet.  I will stay strong and use whatever patience I have left to see how this little angel’s birth story plays out.  My midwife has said that 41 weeks, 3 days is her guess.
That is Friday… time will tell.  🙂