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Pregnancy Anxiety and Nursery Decorating

I have a feeling soon my husband just may lock me out of the house because I have constantly been asking him to help me start working on the nursery. Currently it is a storage room, but in the three years we have lived in our home it has doubled as many things. First an office, then a spare bedroom, and lastly, it was a bedroom for a family member.

Needless to say, to get it ready for the baby, there are a couple things that I need him to do. Unfortunately, moving a vanity and painting really aren’t in the cards for myself while growing a fetus.

I am not asking for much though, although the paint decision has virtually turned into world war three in the house. I originally wanted a pretty shade of light pink called Pink Ribbon for the room. His objection was… there will be too much pink.  No such thing in my book!

Right now we are still debating, although I think he is winning… the color he picked is called Lime Sherbert. He originally wanted a color called Minty but I wasn’t too keen on the shade of green it was.

Last night I think he came to the realization that he is going to just have to grin and bear it and get it done, so I am really looking forward to possibly painting over this weekend. Although I am still undecided on the color we should paint the trim in the room, so please chime in if you have any design advice!

Once that is done, the next and big project I need from him can get accomplished, and then I am on my own.  His last project?  Assembling the crib. I am sure I could do it myself, but I am not sure how stable the crib would be. Example of my building skills?  The first baby swing we ever owned, but that is a tale for another day!

Our crib is a beautiful Mercer model made by Babyletto. If you recall earlier in December, Michelle wrote about a big sale on nursery products, which included Babyletto cribs. Very cute and I absolutely love the Mercer crib. I originally was interested in the New Haven model, but I couldn’t be more excited that I decided on the Mercer. (Pictured below)

(photo: Babyletto.com/mercer)

While I certainly don’t plan the same bedding, I will be using Wonder Bumpers for the crib because they are the safest option when it comes to crib bedding. Even though the baby will be bunking in with use for a bit.

But back to the room itself. I have several craft projects I am also planning myself. I am going to be making curtains myself to match the Owl theme we have planned, as well as wooden owl shelves. I originally found these really cute shelves on Etsy, but after looking them over, I knew I could make them myself and save the $70. Although I am going to leave the jig saw cutting to my husband and/or father because Danielle + saw = Missing body parts.

I also found a line of really cute owl stuff at Target recently. Apparently they just brought on a new line for a little girl bedroom. I am in love with the lamp and one of the canvas prints they have for sale… (photoed below)

(Photo: Target.com/shopping)

Seriously, how could I pass those by?  Even if the owl lamp may not match for the first couple years of her life, or in a nursery, just packing it away for the time being until she is a little older would be worth it.

Lastly, I have a vinyl wall art piece I ordered that should be coming within the next couple weeks because it was a custom order. I saw it on Etsy, which is apparently my newest addiction, and had to have it.

(photo: Etsy.com/wallartdesign)

I picked out all colors that will go with our bedding and the colors for the nursery. I have heard many mixed things about the vinyl wall art, mostly good, but some horror stories, so I am really hoping it works out for us.

My anxiety in it all, is that it will never get done before the baby actually comes. That is my biggest fear at this moment. I have roughly 15 weeks left now, and I think just knowing the exact date this baby is going to be here (unless I go into labor on my own before my scheduled c-section date) is going to slowly drive me batty!

So what do you think?
Suggestions, decorating help… online owls hanging out someplace I haven’t found yet?

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