The names have been chosen, the walls are painted, the cribs are assembled, and we have enough diapers to get us through I’m guessing the first few days?! We are certainly in the nesting phase, and while I know there’s no way to adequately prepare for what our life will become in a few weeks, we are doing all we can to make sure these little ladies will feel loved and cared for the day they enter our home.
Introducing the nursery of E & M, as they’ll be known as for the next few weeks. Our lips remain sealed on their full names until delivery day! Any guesses?
First things first, Jake did close to all the work on this precious room. From painting the walls, to assembling the furniture, to making homemade decor, he is one heck of a husband and daddy. I am in love with how everything turned out. Join me on the tour!
Stop #1: Plaques with the girls’ initials. My dear husband made these by painting a piece of plywood, painting letters from Michael’s and attaching them to the wood, and building a frame to fit around it. The ampersand was an Etsy purchase.
Stop #2: The right wall. This is the first wall you see when you walk through the door.
Here’s the dresser! We purchased all the furniture for their room from Target.com. They have a HUGE selection and lots of different price points, depending on what you’re looking for. We also have the Target Debit card which is different from the Target credit card because you use a pin number and it pulls straight from your checking account instead of having to pay a bill. It gives you 5% off every purchase and free shipping for all online orders which saved us over $200 and came with the the added convenience of everything being delivered to our door!
On top of the dresser you see a lamp from Home Goods, stuffed animals from Uncle Joey and Aunt Madison, a heart wreath from Target, and the letters, vase, and flowers are from Michaels. Oh, and a white noise machine from Wal-Mart. With all the construction going on in our neighborhood, that machine is my saving grace to keep my kiddos in slumberland.
Stop #3: The left wall. It was a close call, but the two cribs fit perfectly in there. E has been designated dark pink accessories and M will get light pink. I wanted the cribs next to each other so when I’m tending to one, the other will be able to see me and I can easily extend a soothing pat if I need to.
I made the fabric wall flowers, and Jake made the chalkboard, which we’re planning to use to track feedings, dirty diapers, ect. The chalkboard was made with chalkboard paint and the trim is nailed to the wall, so that I have peace of mind that there’s no way it could fall on my princesses.
Stop #4: The door. I just love that girly touches are invading our house at such an intense rate. In a few weeks I’ll be putting everything to use, including these darling homemade bath towels! I also can’t help but get excited when I think about what other cute things will be hung over these hooks throughout the years.
That concludes our tour for now! With that, I’m headed to continue on with my nesting. After today’s report from my doctor, I’m thinking I should probably get my hospital bag packed next! She told me I could technically deliver anytime now and it would be okay. Ideally, we want them to keep cooking for a little while yet and she’d like to induce me sometime between weeks 37 – 38. That means there’s a good chance the babes will be here between March 20 – 27!
There is so much to look forward to on the horizon! God is good!
Lots of Love,