Feathering My Nest – Graco Get One Give One #8

nursery-0061I have to start by saying that this post is long overdue!  As soon as we found out that Itsy Bitsy Parker was on the way, I began dreaming of transforming our current workout room into a cozy baby paradise.  My nesting instinct definitely set in early, but I’m somewhat of a “nester”, pregnant or not, so I wasn’t surprised.

I was looking forward to having an excuse for another room makeover.  Since my husband and I moved into our home three and a half years ago, I have slowly (and successfully) “redone” each room in the house, except for this one.  I love decorating and bringing a space into my own style.  See, I get a vision in my head of what I want it to look like, then the fun part is searching to find all of the necessary components and bringing them together to make a beautiful final product.

So, really, nesting for me began in the first trimester of pregnancy.  I first began cleaning out closets and reorganizing to be sure IBP would have his or her own closet dedicated to his or her own stuff, not ours. Then, I began to think about color schemes, given the fact that we had decided to wait to find out IBP’s gender.  We decided Restoration Hardware’s new baby line in silver sage and chocolate brown would be a perfect fit, whether IBP turns out to be a boy or a girl.  Next, came the crib, which I shopped around for quite a bit before I decided on one. 

nursery-003Now it was time to get the room painted.  With this came a sacrifice.  We had to move out the existing weight set occupying the room and dedicate half of our garage as our new workout room.  This was quite a milestone for us, given the fact that my husband and I used this room in our house almost every day and we weren’t quite sure how likely we would be to use it as often in it’s new location.  And, we were right…it’s been used a handful of times since we moved it in September.  Hopefully now that we have the cable hooked up and a TV in place out there, things will fall back into place.  I keep telling my husband he needs to get into a new routine now, before the baby comes, because it probably won’t happen afterwards.  Am I right?

Of course, I look forward to including some monogrammed wall décor, but that too has to wait until we know the gender.

nursery-004I absolutely love how the room turned out—it’s just as I imagined it.  I often find myself going in there, turning on the light, looking around, and just smiling.  It has been absolutely delightful preparing for this little one and imagining my little girl or little boy occupying their cozy little paradise just makes me giddy. 

For all of you expecting parents out there…Happy Nesting!

metroliteToday’s Graco Get One Give One is a Graco Metrolite Stroller. This lightweight, easy-to-fold stroller is great for mommies (and daddies!) on the move. Weighing about 21 lbs and full of features, this stroller is also compatible with your SnugRide®, SnugRide®32 and Infant SafeSeat™.

Comment below on who you would donate this product to, and you could win one for you and for them! For more info on the Graco Get One Give One program, click here! 

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 **UPDATE: Congratulations to JILL- You’re our winner!! We will e-mail you to get your address and send you your prize! Thanks for playing everyone – Check back tomorrow to see what our next GOGO product is going to be!**

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55 Responses to “Feathering My Nest – Graco Get One Give One #8”

  1. Nicole December 18, 2009 at 3:00 pm #

    I would give one of the strollers to one of my best friends, who is due in March. Her and I are both due next year and being able to go through all of this with her has been really special and has helped bring us even closer together. I know that she has really wanted one of these(its on her registry) so to be able to give her one would really make her day. The other stroller would be donated to either a local hospital or womans shelter for another expectant mother in need of a great stroller. I’m lucky enough to have my stroller already, so to be able to have the chance to help out a friend and another expectant mother would really feel great!

  2. Amanda December 18, 2009 at 3:15 pm #

    I could really use this, I’m pregnant with baby #4! I would give the other stroller to my cousin. She is a mommy to 5 kids and neither one of us have a lot of money. Its been rough for both of us, This would be such a neat surprise and much needed too! Thanks Graco!

  3. Holly December 18, 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    I’d give it to my teenage cousin who is expecting a baby in a few months. She and the baby’s father will be trying to finish school while raising the baby girl. We’ve been giving her our baby gear we no longer need, but don’t have a stroller to give her. Hoping for some good luck today!

  4. Delora December 18, 2009 at 3:31 pm #

    Could really use the stroller; have a baby due in a month and had sold my beloved umbrella stroller just over a year ago (after waiting 6yrs). I’d donate the second to my friend, Thien Kim, who has a brand new little boy.

  5. Thien-Kim December 18, 2009 at 3:35 pm #

    I’d give the other one to my friend Delora who’s due in lesss than 5 weeks!