Gazing Upward

June2nd

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One of the joys of this pregnancy was getting to decorate a new nursery. (Thank you sweet husband!) While this is our 4th child, it’s only our 2nd infant and therefore second nursery. I know I should have just used everything I had from Carter’s baby room, but I wanted to do something different this time around. I wanted one of those soothing rooms that are just as much for the mom as for the baby. A place where I can retreat with our littlest one and savor the moments I wasn’t sure I’d ever experience again.

So without further adieu, here is the nursery:

I tried taking these photos with natural light only, and for some reason, there’s a slight greenish hue to each one, even after editing. But you get the idea.

A friend painted these nest eggs for me, and each one has a Bible verse written on the back. You can check out more of Wellon’s art here.

Numbers 24:21

“Your dwelling place is secure, your nest is set in a rock”

Psalm 84:3

Even the sparrow has found a home,  and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young— a place near your altar, LORD Almighty, my King and my God.

 Psalm 33:12
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance.

Of course, the new safety warning is that crib bumpers shouldn’t be used. But I had already ordered this one, and I figure we’ll leave it up until the baby actually moves from the bassinet in our room to the crib.

These frames just need some photos of baby cuteness! If you haven’t heard of Poppy Tree Frames, it’s a company that makes all different sizes, shapes, and colors of frames. Plus, they have plexiglass so that they can’t shatter if some curious hands get a hold of them.

This gorgeous Christening gown was made by my sister-in-law, Julie, and worn by Carter for his baby dedication.

I was so excited when I found this mirror because it’s exactly what I had in mind! I also figure that most of the pieces in this room can be used throughout the house once the baby transitions to a big boy/girl room.

And for the oatmeal colored chair, I found these precious personalized pillows on Etsy!

I thought it was the perfect way to bring in pops of color. And you can select a Bible verse or quote for the pillow. At one of my appointments, the ultrasound tech wrote down in a card the gender of the baby and sent it to Anna on Etsy. I emailed her our boy name and our girl name, and she made the pillow accordingly.  Crazy that someone we don’t even know knows if we’re having a boy or a girl! She sent the package to Scott’s work and it will remain unopened until baby arrives.

She does family name pillows too. Love this one!

So at 38 weeks today, I’m 50% effaced, 2 cm dilated, and anxious to meet our little bean face to face!

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