After months of planning, pinning, and returning items that just weren’t quite right, our nursery is almost complete.
I’m not usually a planner or detail-oriented kind of person, but I won’t deny I’ve been obsessed with getting this room exactly how I wanted it. Whimsy, but not too whimsy, outdoorsy, but not too foresty, gender neutral, but also a little feminine. The list goes on and on… Not sure if this is “nesting,” or just a demonic voice inside of me, but something kept whispering in my ear, must get it right… And soon. The fact it wasn’t done was driving me crazy.
“We still have a few weeks,” Chris kept reminding me.
“Yeah, yeah, yeah,” I’d respond not listening at all. I NEEDED IT DONE.
Why? I’m not sure. I knew (know) it won’t matter to baby. I know she won’t really be in there in the beginning. We’ll be in our room, or the living room, or wherever as we try to figure out new life with a newborn. I understand she probably won’t care if the curtains aren’t perfectly steamed (unless she’s like Chris, then she definitely will) or if the brass on the curtain rods doesn’t match the brass on the tie-backs. I know all of this, but it did not matter. I needed it done.
And after almost everything was said and done, and I set the last little stuffed animals in the baskets, I looked around and was so happy it’s nearly complete. I needed it done so I can take a few moments (or weeks) before her arrival to just be.
I like to turn on the little lamp on the changing table at night, flip through the storybooks we’ll read to her, smell the fresh baby scented laundry. I do all sorts of things I never envisioned myself doing but here I am and I’m enjoying it. I’m well aware things are about to get crazy, so why not bask in these last few days before life as we know it completely changes.
Changes for the better, I might add. We’re ready for the crazy. (As ready as any new parent can be…)
And on that note I’m going to share a few more photos and do my best to link everything. The links will be affiliate links, which means I may make a small commission should you decide to purchase something. It will go toward Harlow’s bully stick fund as I think he’ll be chewing quite a few of those come baby’s arrival. As we get closer to baby day Har is acting weirder and weirder, or perhaps I am? I’m not sure, I just know I’m so nervous for this adjustment. If you have any tips, let me know. I just want him to be happy.
It took us three times to get it right, but the wall paper is from Photowall and I’m so happy with how it turned out. The quality is amazing, but it’s not peel and stick, so I suggest hiring someone to help hang it if that’s not your thing. (It was not ours.) You can use the code taylorwolfe252020 to get 25% off until November 23rd.
And now for the bookshelf decor… wow this post is taking me forever so I swear I’m almost done.
And I think that’s it. If I missed something just let me know. 🙂 Now if you don’t mind I have to go bundle Harlow in his coat because it’s snowing like crazy and he’s demanding a walk.