Avery’s Nursery

May 17, 2014 in Our Little Cub

Creating a nursery can be a therapeutic process.  For expectant parents, painting, assembling furniture and applying the finishing touches are physical tasks that can represent the abstract… joy, anxiety, and expectation.  Creating a nursery is one way to start embracing the fact that your life is about to change forever.

I normally jump right in to decorating projects without a second thought, but I waited for quite a while before I started Avery’s nursery.  We had wanted a baby for so long and the beginning of the pregnancy was rocky.  It took time before I was ready to conquer my fears and create a physical representation of our dream of becoming parents.

This room was such a labor of love.  We spent so many hours painting, applying vinyl decals, assembling furniture, organizing gifts, picking art, hanging shelves and most importantly talking about our daughter.  About what she would be like and look like.  About things we wanted to do with her and teach her some day.  About how much we already loved her.

Now she’s here and we hope her room is fitting.  Here’s a peak at her space!

26 Weeks

January 19, 2014 in Our Little Cub

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This week…

Cub is the size of a… head of lettuce!  She’s longer than a foot and weighs almost two pounds.  From here on out her main job is to gain baby weight.  My weekly updates may be less than accurate since babies will vary in length and weight until they are born.  We do know she can hear us and that she spends most of the day either sleeping or kicking and punching around for entertainment.

My bump is… large and in charge.  I definitely have to move differently now, a fact I’m reminded of every morning when I awkwardly roll out of bed.  Picking things off the floor and tying my shoes have become my least favorite activities and I’m interested to see how much bigger I’ll get from here.

Our favorite thing has been…  preparing for Cub’s arrival!  We’re finally at the place to make birth plans, work on her nursery and talk about showers.  Her room is all painted and cleaned and ready to collect all the sweet little things we need to bring her home.  I’m excited to share some of our progress soon.  We’re back to our normal schedule of being busy nearly every week night, so it’s fun to do little projects when we can and day dream about when we’ll get to meet her.  We’re finishing up the second trimester and we know the next three months will fly by!

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Just the beginning of Cub’s grey, white and gold Kate Spade inspired nursery!

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Little miss is already building her miniature sized wardrobe!

I have been feeling… just like a six month pregnant woman should… large, awkward and excited.  I won’t lie and say it’s always comfortable, but I’m doing alright so far and consider myself pretty lucky.

I have been craving… Mexican food (no surprise there) and Haagen-Dazs vanilla milk chocolate almond bars (thank goodness for the snack size)!

We are looking forward to… Cub’s next doctor’s appointment, reaching the third trimester and gearing up for some great showers with family and friends!

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