This past Friday, I hit the 27th week of pregnancy mark which means, I am in my third trimester. The clothes are getting tighter, the anticipation is building and the realization that baby is coming soon is setting in. Aside from the fact that Mr. FSL & I have been at a standstill as far as choosing names (we just can’t agree on one!), the holidays have put the nursery plans on the back burner.
I caught the bug on Christmas Eve. Throwing up all day and not being able to keep anything (even water) down caused me to become really dehydrated and caused me to start having contractions. I ended up in the hospital. On Christmas Eve. As a mother of a toddler, this was horrific. After four bags of fluid through an IV and a shot in my other arm to stop the contractions, they let me go home in time to set out some cookies and milk for Santa and kiss Max goodnight. I started having contractions again the next day and the doctor ordered my to go home and rest. Plenty of hydrating later, I feel fine and baby and I are doing well.
So I finally got to put together some plans for our new nursery. We are waiting until the baby is born to know if we are having a boy or a girl. Just like when I was pregnant with Max, I am making a neutral base and will add in more gender specific details after we meet new Baby P. I’ll be sharing all of the plans this week.
1. The color palette I chose to go with is of course neutral so it will be easy to add in pops of blues or pinks. Grays, creamy whites and a touch of gold for some sparkle.
2. The baby’s furniture is gray-washed which means you can still see the wood grain underneath which I love. It looked like the Restoration Hardware wood that I covet. The set is by Baby Cache. It’s the Vienna Collection.
3. Babyletto makes the comfiest gliders on the market. The Madison model is small enough to squeeze into the tiny room and received rave reviews from other moms.
4. Living Textiles muslin bedding. I love that the fabrics are soft yet breathable and the patterns are understated.
5. Basically, any Nate Berkus lamp with flecks of gold (can be scored at Target) will be a great fit for the nursery without breaking the bank.
6. These fretwork curtains are from Target’s Threshold line. I love that they’re simple, elegant and modern. The price tag isn’t bad either.
7. Star burst mirrors can be found everywhere from Pottery Barn to Walmart and add a nice pop of gold.
8. I love this cloud and gold star mobile. Cute, different and not fussy.
9. I like the idea of mismatched glider and ottoman. I have searched all over the place for a floor pouf that wasn’t $150 or more. This guy from Ikea is well below that price and adds a nice textural element.
10. I am hoping to D-I-Y some 3-D wall art with either a quote or baby’s name.
11. Ikea’s small sheepskin rug for a bit of soft cozy texture.