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!

1 comment:

  1. Kat- I LOVE it all!!!!! I was so happy when you told me you'd updated your blog, and now I can actually get a feel for the direction you're headed in with this nursery after's going to be so PERFECT! I love that you're using that rug- it's aweseome, and I love both of the fabrics you picked. Oh I just can't wait to love on your little bundle, Kathryne...can't believe we're doing this together- can't believe it's TIME already to raise babies together. I love how long our friendship lasts...BBFF! :)