but i still thought i'd share the photos which will be my inspiration in putting together her nursery.
the first one is from the blog haute mama daily. the nursery was done by lindsay brier for her son, hawken. love the simple, clean look to this room. it isn't cluttered and the color palette is so calming. the stripes on the wall are my favorite. (though the dog on the floor is pretty cute!)
i saw the next nursery on my favorite website, ohdeedoh- osianna's modern baby nursery. the pops of the orange and pink really work with the gray walls. the mobile is sweet and simple. and i absolutely love the eames rocker.
overall the look i want to accomplish for daughter #2 is clean, simple, and functional with pops of color.
i got a few new maternity shirts from old navy (thanks to my sister and that great christmas gift card!).
roll sleeve top
crochet trim top
3/4 sleeve striped pocket tee
(sweet cheeks was at a party today... hence the face decorations that she couldn't part with)
seriously, you have got to love sweet cheek's sense of style, right down to the jeweled flower on her face!
so happy together.
it started out as a trip to buy the gulliver crib in white. after reading many reviews, i had decided that this crib was the way to go. not only was it cheap ($99) but it also received great ratings in consumer reports. plus, i read many other good things about it on my favorite website, ohdeedoh. it is easy to trust other parents, right. why would they lie.
once we got to ikea though, the husband liked the hensvik crib better. i could see his point as this crib converted easily into a cute toddler bed. i loved that he had an opinion regarding the crib, so i went with it and we took home the hensvik.
once we got home though and i began to read about the hensvik crib, i saw that it didn't rate near as well. nor did many of the comments i read on it sound as great. so i asked the husband if he would mind if we returned that crib back to ikea and went with the original plan of the gulliver. so that is just what we did. we returned the hensvik with the intentions of getting the white gulliver. of course, after the return, we went down the aisle to grab the gulliver, which was now a "last chance" buy at ikea for only $79, and they were out! i was already panicked. so i called ikea two days in a row waiting for their last 6 gullivers to come in. finally it did and sweet cheeks and i schlepped down on our own to ikea and bought that crib.
weight gained: 6 lbs
maternity clothes: yup, all the time! i love my gap maternity jeans and cords.
stretch marks: no! i did start using my mustela 9 month maternity cream. hope it works at preventing this time around too.
belly button in: yes
baby movement: i feel her. the husband can feel her. sweet cheeks can feel her. all the time. she is a tumbler, especially at night. it is the most amazing feeling in the world and just impossible to describe.
cravings: sadly yes... mcdonalds sausage, egg, and cheese mcmuffin. also, blueberry mini wheats.
aversions: still none
next appt: mlk day- we get to have an ultrasound to check the moderate placenta previa i have. sweet cheeks will get to go. hope she is as amazed at seeing her sister as i am imaging her to be.
symptoms: trouble sleeping, sciatic nerve pain, and daily reflux issues. it is ridiculous how hard bending over has become.
me at 23 weeks. the belly has grown lots since 18 weeks!
and for a quick recap....
sweet cheeks in her new christmas eve pjs. it's a great tradition.
sweet cheeks opening her big present from santa (gotta love her sporting the bed head!)
new year's eve
celebrating with her buddies
and we're off... 2011 is going to be a great year. can't wait to welcome sweet cheek's baby sister into the world!