I 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.
Now 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.
I 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!
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