Monday, November 28, 2011

DIY-able

Probably one of the best parts about pregnancy is, for me, getting to decorate. Now, don't get me wrong, feeling the little kicks and seeing the little gummy bear in the ultrasound photos are amazing. But designing something that your little baby will spend a lot of time in, and getting to recognize as "mine" is just so much fun.

However...spending the money to make that perfect nursery a reality...Yeah. Not so much fun.

First, there's the furniture. I've already shared my perfect crib for Little Baby here. But I'm pretty much stuck there. I want to be able to save some room in L.B.'s tiny little nursery (at least, I'm almost positive it will be tiny. I don't know for sure yet.) by combining the dresser and changing table, like so:
via Domestic Adventure
I'm crossing my fingers that I'll be able to find a dresser suitable for this on Craigslist or Bookoo for a halfway decent price.

After spending upwards of $400 on furniture and a mattress, next comes the actual bedding and decor. Yikes. I have yet to find a full set of bedding (quilt, crib skirt, fitted sheet and bumpers) for under $100. I think Bear's was about $125, and that was without all of the accessories.

As for the mobile, I think I'm going to do a mix of yarn pom-poms and tissue paper poof balls. Different textures in the main colors would be fun.

I've been fabric hunting for the last week, and I think that, yes, I'm definitely going to be making the bedding and accessories for L.B.'s room. Erin from Domestic Adventure has a lot of nursery DIY ideas that I'm definitely going to be using as inspiration.

I found the main fabrics for L.B.'s nursery.

If L.B. turns out to be a girl:
via fabric.com
via fabric.com
If L.B. turns out to be a boy, though, I want to use these fabrics:
via Amy Butler
via fabric.com
The Amy Butler fabric can be seen in use here:
via Gussy Sews
Definitely looks cute with red. :]

Of course, whatever we're having, I'm going to be buying some solid color minky fabrics for a bunch of the projects, plus the crochet baby blanket I'm making is going to match for sure. 

I really can't wait to find out what we're having. I almost just wanna buy about 10 yards of each of the fabrics, because I honestly would love to use all of them in the decor. And I wouldn't have to wait at least ten weeks to start on the nursery. Either way, I think I will get the stripes. 

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Nursery Ideas & Toddler Rooms

Just let me make this one thing clear: I've been gathering nursery ideas for Baby since I had Bear. I LOVE planning out nurseries. It's so much fun!

Now that I've gotten that out of the way, time to share some of the ideas I've been hoarding in my noggin.
via Target
via Etsy
via Pinterest
via Pinterest
I also think I am going to make a lot of the bedding. Or at least try to. I already have a pattern for a minky crib sheet. Plus, I've made a quilt before, so I know I can do that, too.

Also, in the middle of doing this, I'm going to be updating Bear's room, too. Make it less animal themed and more animal accented. He's even going to be getting a blanket crocheted by Mommy. :]

I really can't wait to get started on all of this. It's going to be so much fun!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Hm...

Well...
That's not good.

Goodbye, yummy foods. Hello, veggies. Yuck.

There's A Baby In There!

We found out the awesome news on 11-11-11. It was like a wish come true. 

I'm still recovering from surgery, and I still have to get a T-Tube taken out of my abdomen. 

Husband is being quite the trooper. He refuses to let me do anything strenuous. Well, he was like that before, but now that we're pregnant, he is extra stern about it.

Bear still has no idea what is going on. I wouldn't really expect a 15 month old to grasp the "new baby" thing now, though. Not until Baby is here, anyway.

We still have to go to the OB/GYN, but from the whole "calculate from the first day of your last period" thing, I'm due in July, which makes me about 6 weeks. We'll see for sure when we go to the doctor.