Wednesday, January 5, 2011
21 weeks along as of today. Andrew and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary on New Year's Eve by staying in, ordering Chinese delivery, forcing ourselves to stay up all the way until midnight, and then laughing at our neighbor yelling "Screw you, 2010!" into the night.
On Monday our crib, mattress, and dresser arrived. Andrew got home from work around 6 and we spent a solid 5 hours putting it all together and moving it around to figure out the best arrangement. The nursery is a pretty small space, and we wanted to find a way to make it feel as spacious as possible but still be able to keep our small sofa in the room because it makes an excellent guest bed. After fussing with it for a while, I think we came up with something that works pretty well. Of course the room is so small that I couldn't really get a picture of it all, but I think from these photos you can get a pretty good idea of how it is laid out.
We are going to put a rocking chair in the corner by the window.
This is our old sofa that we will brighten up with a few colorful pillows the little white table is detachable and will probably go down to the garage. We're going to put a changing pad on top of the dresser. Supplies can be stored in the cupboard compartment, and if needed we have an unused wall shelf we can hang above it.
I love our crib. It's rather compact and reminds me of Frank Lloyd Wright and Stickley Brother's arts and crafts era furniture.
It's all rather plain and bare for the moment. Taking these pictures made me realize just how much work we have yet to do to turn this empty room into a cozy, baby-friendly place. The only furniture item we still need to purchase is a rocking chair. We might also get a small bookshelf of some sort. As far as the decorating goes, I made this idea sheet utilizing the palette we are going to use.
Along with my regular clothed belly pictures I decided this week to snap a few of my bare skinned belly. Luckily no stretch marks yet, and my belly button is still an innie, although I think its days are numbered.
On a final note, I added two links to the right side of the page under the "About Me" section, one that lists the places where we are registered, and one about cloth diapering.