The closer the baby gets, the busier I seem to become. And the more that happens, the more the realness of it all seems to set in.
I’ve had two more showers in the past few weeks — a work shower (which I got to share with two other preggo coworkers):
And my friend shower:
Needless to say, both were wonderful and Baby P. came out with so many great, new things.
And, I’ve finished the nursery! Wu-Hu!!!
I’m so happy with the way everything turned out. We still need to install the ceiling fan, and I do have one more art project I think I’m going to add to the walls. But it’s pretty much complete!
And, yes, the nesting is here, too. Lucas caught me cleaning the fridge at about 10 o’clock last night, and continuing to clean it at about 7 am this morning. And I’ve organized our linen closet, and all of the baby’s clothes. If only I cared this much about cleaning all the time!
Why the name Toile Baby, you ask?
Well, I wanted something distinct, yet ownable.
Unique, yet memorable.
Real, yet whimsical.
So, to cover all of the above, I went with something that’s not only fun to say, but already a part of this little bean’s future — his/her bedroom. You see, the room we have designated as “the nursery” is currently covered in toile (pronounced twall) wallpaper. It’s actually not that bad as far as wallpaper goes, especially compared to the rest of the rooms in the house. Though it does look pretty busy now that I’ve taken this picture.
After a little personal debate over whether or not the toile will be a good fit for the baby’s room, I’ve decided it’s going to have to come down. Though I like it, it’s not my dream look, and I can’t wait to start from scratch. With that in mind, I’m hoping I can salvage a little scrap and maybe keep it in a frame. It is kind of aspirational, after all, featuring all sorts of historical-looking figures hard at work.
The tear-it-down project will come soon enough. Like I said, we’re finding out the gender, so we still have time to determine paint colors/decor.
- 12 weeks, 1 day
For now, here’s a glimpse of Baby and me in the room de toile. Yes, he/she is starting to give me a little bump. A little shocking at first, but incredibly exciting overall.