TTUT-Prepping for the Baby Shower

Mr. Sheffield: [About Fran and her pregnancy] Ever since she entered her third trimester, her mood swings have been lethal.
Niles: Oh, I know. It’s worse than when Sylvia gave up chocolate. That was the most unbearable hour of my life. -The Nanny

with Impulsive Addict and Seriously Shawn

  • The cold I caught last week knocked me on my ass. I am finally, finally feeling better. I developed this cough that made me sound like a wounded seal. It didn’t help that Match would tease me about waddling and said that I looked and sounded like one.
  • I can’t believe I’m just a week away from my 8th month of pregnancy. Well into the 3rd trimester and besides that pesky cold I’m feeling great!  
  • I managed to get a few things done that I’ve been needing to do before the shower. I put up new blinds in our bay windows, after my beautiful new windows were installed on Friday.
  • Here’s the before and after of the windows. I’m so glad to be rid of those ugly old black framed windows, and the ugly brown blinds that went with them. I wish I had a before pictures with the blinds. They were brown and didn’t match any of the wood in the room.

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  • I finished Piglet’s height chart for the nursery. I plan on doing a nursery tour at the shower (which will include a name reveal!) and this one of the final touches.

ruler height chart: dategirldiaries.com

  • There is still so much to do before the shower. Right now I’m in the process of painting the office ceiling fan, and hoping to paint the guest room one as well. I’d also like to get new drapes for the family room and have those put up this week. Then I just have to deep clean the house (with Match’s help of course!) and finalize the last minute details. I’m so excited for Saturday!!

Nursery Closet Obsession

Claire: Well, generally speaking, Lawrence, when a woman leaves something behind, an earring or a purse, let’s say, it’s not the nesting sign that most men assume it to be. It could mean nothing more than she’s forgetful.
Lawrence: It was her grandmother’s china.
Claire: Oh. You may have a problem.

I’ve been obsessing over the nursery, and doing my typical Virgo thing where I fixate on one thing, and it becomes all I think about. Since I’m waiting for my baby shower in April before buying the rest of the essentials, my latest fixation has been on the closet. I’ve been pestering Match to make built in shelving, but I’m pretty sure it’s not going to happen. Maybe I can butter him up with one of his favorite meals. I wish daddies got the nesting bug the way us mommies do!

Here’s what I’m currently dealing with:

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If I had an unlimited budget, and a willing handyman, I would replace the terrible sliding mirror doors with french doors. We are very lucky in that the nursery room is quite spacious, and I would much rather sacrifice a little square footage for the convenience of doors that actually open.  The mirrored sliders constantly stick, or come off the rail and they drive me crazy! Plus I’m not sure I want to look at myself in the mirror when I’m nursing at 3am. I think I’ll freak myself out!

Here are just a few Pinterest pictures that are fueling this obsession of mine.

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I am so in love with these doors! And you can get to everything inside. Gasp! What a concept. She organized things well, but I think I’d probably do it a little bit differently.

This picture is almost exactly what I would do given the chance, except with the doors from the above picture. PS I also LOVE the crown molding. There’s another project to add to my never ending list of house projects.

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I really want the built in drawers. I think that’s such a smart idea, and one that would work well into the teen years. I think I’d get rid of the upper shelf and instead add more hanging space, so the closet wouldn’t have to be re-done when Piglet gets older. I’d also make the shoe rack a little bit bigger, to accommodate bigger shoes as he grows.

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Here’s another option that gives more drawer space, and again, I could see this as a grown up closet someday. It’s all just so organized. Makes me drool just a little bit. Now I’m off to show these pictures to Match and convince him that it’s absolutely essential that we make it right away.

How did you organize your nursery closet? Any suggestions?

 

TTUT-Nursery Updates

Lorelai: It’s looking homey in here.
Lane: Thanks. According to my book I’m nesting. I hope it stops soon. It’s really creeping me out. -Gilmore Girls


I’ve been having a blast doing some sewing for Piglet’s nursery. Match had the idea long ago to make animals to put in the trees. I grabbed some felt and got to sewing. We decided to put Velcro on the back, so that when Piglet is older, we can take them off the wall and let Piglet play with them.

Here are a few pictures of the felt tree forest friends and leaves on the tree. The room looks so much more finished now.

Here is the bedding we registered for, to complete the look in the nursery.

I’m also going to get to work painting a height chart on foam board soon, based on this canvas chart I found on etsy.

I love watching this little enchanted forest nursery come to life. 🙂