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A Classic Baby Girl Nursery Inspiration Board

Now that I am in my third trimester, I really am starting to want to get the nursery finalized already. We have all of the main pieces in place. My parents gifted us her crib, this white Jenny Lind style. It is actually funny because when I showed my mom the crib I wanted, she told me that I had a crib almost exactly like it when I was a baby. šŸ˜Š For her changing table, we decided to use an IKEA dresser to save money and just put a changing pad on the top. I would have loved to do an antique pine dresser, but that just wasn’t in the budget. Maybe one day!

For her nursery, the item that we decided to splurge on was her glider. We wanted to get something that would be durable and last us for years and multiple babies, but still comfortable for all of the late night feedings and soothings. I think I probably searched every glider available, but finally settled on Pottery Barn Kids’ Comfort Swivel Glider and Recliner in Basketweave Slub Oatmeal. My husband is so excited about the recliner option, haha!

After getting those pieces down, it really is just a matter of color schemes and finishing touches now. I instantly knew when we found out that the baby is a girl the color scheme: muted shades of pink with creams, browns, and some touches of antique brass. Pretty much like the rest of our house, minus the pink. šŸ˜‰

As for the “theme”, I decided on florals with small hints of bunnies. I found these vintage botanicals online that are going to look perfect as a grouping of nine above her crib in some antique brass frames. This Maileg bunny will look so sweet and will be a great little friend for her to cuddle with. To finish it up, a basket with a sweet scalloped liner will look perfect in the corner for all of her little friends.

I’ve got some things coming in the mail and then I cannot wait to share the finished product with you in a few months!

Friday Musings No. 1

ā€¢ Lately, my absolute favorite room in the house is our nursery. It is far from complete and doesn’t really have much stuff in it yet, but I just love being in there. I find myself often sitting in the glider just looking at her crib and clothes and wondering what she will be like. I can’t wait.

ā€¢ For some reason, I have developed an obsession with vintage baskets. I just can’t get enough of them and really hope to start my collection soon!

ā€¢ Another obsession of mine this week? Topiaries. I am definitely a black thumb sort of person, but I really want to change this. I might try to find an inexpensive topiary and see if I can keep it alive. Fingers crossed.

ā€¢ I finally got my hands on Nora Murphy’s Country House Style book and love it. So much inspiration and beautiful photos packed into the pages. It is currently only $16 on amazon, so if you have wanted to snag a copy now is the time!

ā€¢ Last weekend, my dear husband and I drove 10 hours to pick up a Facebook marketplace find. Yes he is a saint and yes I am crazy for wanting to do that at 27 weeks pregnant. I definitely paid for it the rest of the weekend! It was so worth the trip though because it is something I have been searching for forever. I can’t wait to share more about it with you guys later, maybe next week?

ā€¢ I’ve always been a neutral loving girl. I just can’t help it. Lately though, I have become obsessed with adding some color to our bedding. For years we have had nothing but all white bedding. I really want to add some sort of color to it. I’m thinking tan and green? I’ve got an inspiration board that I hope to share with y’all soon. It will be awhile until I can implement all this (mainly because money), but it is still fun to plan ahead!

Have a great weekend, friends. šŸ˜Š

Bumpdate: 28 Weeks

Gender: Girl šŸ’•

Weight Gain: Ugh, starting to not like this section, haha. Right now I am up 22 lbs. My Dr. isn’t concerned, but I can’t help not liking the scale right now.

Baby Growth: Eggplant

Cravings: One that has started recently is chocolate milk. I am absolutely obsessed with it right now and would drink it like it is water if I didn’t restrain myself. It’s even gotten so bad to where when I wake up it is the first thing I think about. Publix chocolate milk only, by the way. No other brand compares. šŸ˜‰

How Iā€™m Feeling: I don’t want to complain too much because I know it is such a blessing to be able to carry our baby. Let’s just say that I am definitely feeling like I am in the 3rd trimester now. No energy at all and tons of aches, especially at night.

My hormones are also getting really bad. I find myself constantly weepy. Yesterday I got really upset about something and started sobbing, then laughing hysterically, then sobbing again. It was nuts.

Wedding Rings: Still on, but I’m afraid that will change soon. I really hope I’m wrong.

Belly Button Status: Like the previous, still an innie. I don’t expect this to stay the same way for long though.

Movement: Still moving pretty good. Yesterday when my husband was home, she started moving like crazy in there to where we could see it all on the outside. She was shaking my belly and making it jump up and down. It was a little freaky, but so sweet at the same time. I am so glad Dalton was here to witness it. šŸ˜Š

Favorite Moment this Week: I’ve been feeling a ton of pelvic pressure lately, particularly on my left side. I mentioned it to my Dr., so she started to feel around. Turns out that baby girl likes to keep her head in that area. That was pretty neat to learn.

Sleep: Really not so bad yet, but I know that will probably change soon. I will say that I always wake up early in the morning (around 5 a.m.) and can never go back to sleep afterwards.

Clothes: Some of the maternity clothing that I bought at the beginning of my second trimester is already starting not to fit. šŸ˜© I will probably have to cave soon and order more, but I just hate spending the money on it for only a few more months. I’m thinking of getting some cheap maternity dresses off Amazon to get me by.

Most Looking Forward To: My mom coming to visit in a couple of weeks.

Thankful for: Passing my glucose testing. Praise the Lord! šŸ™ŒšŸ»

Bumpdate: 25 Weeks + Baby Shower Recap

Taken at technically 24 weeks, but I promise I still look the same šŸ˜‰

Gender: Expecting a sweet little lady named Emma

Weight Gain: After my Dr.’s appointment this past Wednesday, weighing right on track at 17 lbs.

Baby Growth: the size of cauliflower!

Cravings: I’ve been craving Sonic’s mozzarella sticks pretty bad lately. It started one night randomly at 9:30. My sweet husband went out to get me some, even though it was late and he had to work the next day. He’s a keeper.

How I’m Feeling: My energy is pretty much non-existent this week. Maybe because we are getting closer to the third trimester mark? I’ve also been having some really bad stretching and heartburn still. šŸ‘ŽšŸ»

Movement: Baby girl is thriving in there and I am often convinced that she is either kickboxing or breakdancing. Almost all of her movement is now visible from the outside, which is nuts! Still can’t distinguish whether the movement is a hand or foot yet though.

Favorite Moment this Week: Our glider was delivered today, so that was exciting. Really itching to get the nursery finished, so I guess nesting is also kicking in!

Sleep: Some nights good, some nights not so good. Can’t complain too much though.

Clothes: Living in maternity leggings and night dresses. I’ve already started growing out of the pair of maternity jeans that I bought earlier this pregnancy, so will probably have to buy another pair soon.

Most Looking Forward To: Finding out the results of my glucose testing next week. The suspense is killing me and I’m at the point where I just want to know. Hopefully it is good news.

Thankful for: God blessing me with this sweet baby girl. A friend of mine lost her baby boy this week and my heart is just breaking for them, so it has been a constant reminder that I am fortunate. When I am reminded of their devastating loss, I gladly will take all of the negative side effects of pregnancy with no complaints.

A couple pictures from our baby shower last week: