Monday, March 28, 2011

Getting Ready for Baby - Phase 1

Well friends, it's about that time... time to start getting ready for our new addition! I am typically the worst - and I really do mean the WORST - procrastinator on earth, but I knew that we had to get moving on this before I am so big that I'm absolutely no help at all.
So, Saturday we spent the day moving furniture around... we had to take some furniture down and move one bedroom to another room and just get that future nursery emptied out! It actually took much less time than I expected! I have to say that Jon is so helpful such a hard worker, which is just a blessing that I have to remember to recognize and give praise for! So, here are the pictures I took from our transfer process:
 This is the old bedroom (future nursery) that Jon is taking apart and moving to be the back bedroom.
 This is now what our back bedroom looks like - got it pretty much set up! It's pretty much the only room that is useable right now. :)
And this is the emptied out nursery - our blank palet!
So, now for the plans and the elements for the nursery... it's all just an idea at this point, but I have a few things picked out!

This is what the nurseries ceiling looks like right now - I know what you're thinking ~ "SWEET fan! Where can I get one like that??" Well, if you're lucky I might sell it to you for a small fortune! ;) Seriously, don't be jealous! And no need for fighting - we have another one in the back bedroom too!
So, the plan is to find a sweet little white understated chandalier to put up and Jon is going to scrape the popcorn ceilings off.
As for some of the other elements...

These are the fabrics that I think I've settled on for baby bedding. I am so blessed to have both my mom and my mother-in-law who are very good at sewing! They are going to help make the bedding and the curtains!


We already had this rug, which I love, and since the nursery is going to be pretty neutral, I thought it would work well.

This little old whicker dresser was mine all through my childhood, and we thought it would make a great changing table - a little paint touch up and some cute new knobs should dress it up great! And Jon can work on the top to make sure it's safe!
Picking out the paint color is the trickiest part! I want a very light blue... but these 2 samples I got almost look white... but we'll find the right one! And NO, I do not think I'm having a boy... I just like the color. :) And if we have a sweet little princess, then we will make it girly if that time comes.

So, friends, that's all I have for now! It's going to be a fun process!
We're thanking the Lord every day for this sweet little life He's knitting together so perfectly! And of course praying for all the other little ones that we will meet soon too!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Getting Ready for Baby Coonce!!

That's right friends! We are going from 2 to 3! We are so excited for the new addition to the Coonce Family! Boy or girl, no one knows... but we are trusting the Lord for whatever is best! :) We are due August 21st, and it seems like everyone we know is having a baby right now too... lots of new additions, which is exciting for all!
I am SO horrible at keeping up with this - especially right now because we don't have internet at home! BUT I promise I am going to be better about it as we get closer to welcoming our little one into the world!
We got our crib recently which was so fun! God totally provided such a cute ccrib for such an AMAZING price! He is such a good provider! And we are definitely trusting Him as we seek out some type of daycare! If anyone has any suggestions, PLEASE let me know! :) We are on 3 waiting lists, but we really need something as affordable as possible!
As we get ready for this big change in our lives, please pray for us as parents... since we have no clue what it will be like! My sweet hubby is a little nervous about being Daddy, I think. :)
More to come soon! We will be working on getting a nursery going and my goal is to post updates!
Trying to pick out fabrics and colors right now ~ so torn... I love the blues... but who knows, maybe green... I need a designer to help me!!! SO not good at envisioning!