Looking good ladies! We have yet to buy a pack of diapers...lol. Our shower is on the 17th, so we were kind of waiting until then to see what we ended up with. But...i'm starting to have my doubts on that logic as it will not be a big shower at all so i'm starting to look at what we do have and will need to at least get us started and i'm getting worried. Haha!
Jessica - you are way farther than I am! I have a room with all of the furniture pushed to one side, a crib which has NOT been assembled sitting in the basement, and no diapers. Oh, and a bunch of clothes and blankets just piled randomly in the closet
Elizabeth - your nursery looks adorable! I love the orange chevron rug and the gray crib. Too cute!
Okay, so here are some pictures of what we *do* have done. DH retouched the paint, and I have washed and re-hung the curtains, and we have most of the decor up. We have a blue and white animal theme. Sorry if they are huge and blurry, taken from my phone.
Curtains (my MIL and I made them):
Decor: black and white animal prints:
I have all that stuff because of my shower, I haven't bought anything except one pack of newborn diapers because all the ones given to me were size 1. We had the shower early because if we needed something big, like the crib, I wanted some time to save up for it instead of plopping down a sizable amount of money all at once.
And.. I don't FEEL ready! The room is a hot mess! All those bags? They all have clothes in them. I haven't sorted them or washed them or anything. I have a dresser in the hallway that needs to go into that room, but I still have clothes in it. (I don't know WHY I have no room in my dresser and still don't have anything to wear - even before I was pregnant.) Everything besides the crib is still in a box, but I don't want to drag it out because atleast in a box it's contained! Like the pack and play is in a box, the travel system - box, the carseat - box. *sigh*
DH said yesterday that if he gets off this weekend (unlikely as he hasn't had a day off in 2 months) that Saturday he's going to relax and Sunday he's going to work on the cars. Which is fine, they need working on... but all I can think is everyday is a little closer for things to be ready and they're not. And I'm not motivated to get anything done AT ALL
Elizabeth-love the nursery it looks very comfortable and I love the rug! Alissa, the animals are super cute! I wanted to make curtains for DD's nursery, but I ended up just getting cheap ones at Family dollar as I couldn't find a print I liked in my price range at the fabric store, plus I am lazy when it comes to sewing. I bought a bunch of material with this baby to try to make a mei-tai, but I haven't got around to cutting it out or anything yet-need to get on that before the baby arrives or it won't happen.
Thanks Elizabeth, Jill, and Rebecca. The animals are painted on. My SIL made stencils, and we used those to paint them onto the walls. Elephants are my favorite too! I collect them, so I had to have elephants in the animal themed nursery too.
Jessica - IMO, the big things that you need to have ready for when the baby comes is: diapers (which you have) and wipes, clothes for her to wear, a place for her to sleep, and a carseat. Everything else can wait a little while (unless you're formula feeding, then I assume you also need bottles and formula.)
I love looking at nursery pictures!!! We have Baby J's shower on Saturday so I'm sure I'll start getting a nursery put together by.. oh.. a month later?
Your guy's pictures look SOO cute!
ALISSA - DH loves elephants, too.. Baby J's theme is elephants.
Wow!!!! These nursery pictures look amazing! I still have a bit of work to do in ours but as soon as I get it pretty close to finished , I will post a picture. But again, I must say these nursery pictures are beautiful!