August 20, 2010

So this is the lowdown on the nursery. Below are the nurseries that have inspired the look I'm going for (simple, white, romantic, and also neutral friendly so I can reuse things incase we have a boy in the future). And the below those pictures are the items that we've collected to use for her room. It'll be so fun when its all together!!!

This nursery is so beautiful. This was what first inspired me to do all white. I love love love the crispness and yet romantic beauty of it. Source here.
This nursery is from Life In the Fun Lane. Holly is such an inspiration to me. I absolutely love her approach to decorating and her nursery is no exception. Her little girl Wren is so lucky to have such a cute room! This room helped me see that I could do light blue as an accent color and it still be very girly.
I can't for the life of me remember where I found this one. I think I just googled white nurseries and found it somewhere out in the world wide web.:) I LOVE the huge mirror mirror and the modern crib. I wanted something more along these lines but settled with what I found on Craigslist cause I wasn't willing to spend $250-$350 on a crib.
This one, along with having a lot of white just had a lot of elements I loved. I've always loved canopies even though I don't think I'll be doing one for Britt - I don't know, maybe I'll change my mind. But I just think its so classy and I love the neutrals paired with the white. Source here.
So since I got pregnant basically, I've been trying to find a dresser on Craigslist or at a thrift store that I could use as a changing table. I don't like the look of a changing table (I'm way too picky for my own good) but you have NO idea how hard it has been to find smallish dressers that are big enough to hold a changing pad and yet wasn't too big. I finally found one that was tall, long, wide and cheap enough for me to buy.:) This cute little one was $70, more that I wanted to spend since I am going to be redoing it (it'll be white), but after looking for 5 months, I figured it was the best that I was going to get. I'm just excited have one now!!!
I found this painting at the same place I found the dresser. I instantly fell in love with it and knew I had to have it for Britt's room. The baby blue will match her bedding perfectly and for $45 for an original piece of art, I was sold. I think it might go above her crib, but I'm not sure yet.
We are going unconventional and doing an armchair as opposed to a rocker. I just couldn't find one that wasn't over $500 that I liked!!! So I've talked to a couple moms who have done this as well and I'm hoping Britt won't mind.:) I figure if we HAVE to have one, I can always buy a cheap one from a thrift store and paint it.
This is Britt's bedding. Its just white with a baby blue stripe around the border. I love it!!! And I know I can use it if we ever have a boy.:)
This is the crib we found on Craigslist - $100 and it converts into a toddler bed. I got the mattress with it to!!!
And there is a big mirror I found that we'll be hanging in her room, but I didn't take a picture so you'll just have to be surprised.

Thats all for now!!! I can't wait to show you when its all put together!!! Have a wonderful Saturday! We are clearing furniture and closet space in Britt's room so we can set up her crib and get started!!!:)

August 19, 2010

Welp folks, I've done it again. Run off and not posted for a million days. I'm truly sorry. You're never far from my heart and since getting pregnant aka puking my guys out, and getting out of the habit, its been really hard to stay on top of it!!! And I really haven't done much thrifting due to the fact that I just don't know what to buy!!! I am definitely on the up and up with the sickness though, so lets pray it stays that way.

My boobs got too big for most of my clothes prior to my belly getting in the way, which was really frustrating.:) I know I'm probably the ONLY person on the planet to say that, but I really don't mind being smaller chested and every single sundress of mine turned me into a whore, rather than a nice lady in a sundress. So. Its been a challenge finding things at thrift stores, but I will admit that its been mostly my stubbornness about not wanting to buy new clothes that I won't wear much after the pregnancy that has kept me from finding things.

As most of you probably know by now, we are having a GIRL.:) I am SO SO SO excited. I was completely convinced it was a boy but now, I'm so completely in love with having a girl that I think it would be hard to be immediately excited if she popped out a boy.:)

Her name is Britt Louise. Not Brittany or Brittanica (yes, someone has actually asked me that) - just Britt. Eric's middle name is Britt and Louise is my mom's middle name. I absolutely LOVE that she is named after her daddy and Nana.:) I wouldn't have it any other way.
On top of being a horrible thrifter/blogger, these are my first belly pictures. I really have only popped out the past couple weeks and felt like there wasn't enough to show before, but I promise to be better at all of the above. I am 24 1/2 weeks today and can't believe I have another 3 1/2 months to go but at the same time, can't believe its only 3 1/2 months before she's here!!!
I found this dress at the Goodwill the other day for $4.50. I actually think it might be a bathing suit coverup. Well, not anymore.:) Its super comfy and perfect for a growing belly. I love that it doesn't have a tie in the back. I personally don't like tiebacks - it SCREAMS maternity to me.
Overall update: met with my midwife for the first time yesterday (I just switched from a doctor to a midwife, which also switched me to a different hospital) and I LOVE her. She is exactly what I want and talking with her actually made me excited to give birth. I'm naive, I know.:) I've gained 12 lbs which is just so weird. I haven't weighed this much since my Jr. Year of college so its definitely a funny feeling.:) I am getting more and more uncomfortable sleeping - its been rough the past couple nights. I'm convinced it has more to do with our bad mattress that it does me being pregnant, but I'm sure the combination doesn't help.
Okay I think thats all for now. We are starting on Britt's room this weekend and I'm SO excited. I ordered her bedding yesterday and it got me SO excited!!!:) Love you all (for those who still read this, and thanks for your patience with me!!!:)