Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Night sky nursery

On a few occasions over the past couple of weeks,  I've caught M standing by himself in the nursery.  Sometimes he's just there in the middle of the room, looking around as if making sure that everything is in place for Chalupa Batman's arrival.  Other times, usually at night, he'll be standing there in the dark with the mobile on, listening to a lullaby while watching the night light play across the ceiling.  When I wander in to see what he's up to, he rubs my belly and talks to CB, asking him to hurry up and get here so that he can enjoy the space we've made for him.

When we started talking nursery decor, we both knew that we didn't want to go full-on "baby boy blue".  But (being space nerds) we both loved the idea of an accent wall with an outer space theme.  Over time this kind of morphed into a simpler "night sky" idea, with the rest of the room keeping to more neutral tones.  While I'm no Pinterest-worthy photographer, here are a few shots of our former junk room /new favourite room in the house.

Can you spot the Little Dipper?

Soon to be evicted suffocation hazards fluffy friends.

The wall opposite the crib, where the real shit goes down.

The next photo is a great idea from one of my baby showers.  All of my friends wrote messages on the inside of diapers to give me a laugh when I'm up at 3am changing a stinky baby and wondering what has become of my life.  Unbelievably, I've resisted the urge to peek so far.

I've been assured none of these will make me cry.

Future bedtime stories.  With a little East Coast flair!

A little name hint!  Plus curtains made by my MIL.

And finally, my absolute favourite thing in the entire room is this painting that was done by my sister, an incredibly talented artist who is wasting her time on high schoolers passing on her knowledge as a high school art teacher.  When I told her about the "night sky" idea, she created this beautiful watercolour.

Now with bonus beagle!!

So there you have it!  Tomorrow is my due date.  I know anything can happen, but at this point I'm pretty convinced Chalupa Batman is staying put for a little while yet.  Despite my best efforts in getting out for 30 to 60 minute daily walks, he hasn't even dropped and the only real "sign" of labour I've had was a chunk of my mucous plug that came out last week but has surely replenished itself by now.  If nothing happens over the weekend my OB will do a membrane sweep on Monday in the hopes of getting something started.  I think I'm ready to get this show on the road!

28 comments:

  1. I love it!! You guys did a great job!

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  2. What a beautiful nursery!! I'm so impressed! I love the personal touches - your sister's painting, and the diapers with funny messages (what an awesome idea!). I hope Chalupa Batman makes a prompt entrance, but it is just a date and doesn't mean a whole lot either - first babies are often "late."

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  3. Your nursery is sooo adorable! I'm super impressed by people who have "themes" and actual cohesive homes. Our nursery is a total hodge podge of mismatched stuff, kind of like the rest of our house. Your due date is TOMORROW!?! AHHHH!!!! Keep us posted (like hourly...I'm freaking out for you).

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  4. Come on baby!! Your nursery is all ready for you and you will love it!

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  5. I love your nursery! Do those diapers have messages from your shower? Maybe I missed it. Come on CB!!!!! Looks like Momma & Poppa are ready for you!

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    1. I didn't do a big shower post, but yes they are. I thought it was such a cool idea! I've been told that one of them may or may not actually say "Fuck this shit." My friends know me so well!

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  6. Well done!!! Love the theme and the decore. You guys did an amazing job.

    And due date tomorrow! Super exciting!!!!

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  7. And looks sooo cute! Love it.

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  8. Oh I just LOVE everything about this post, especially the part about your husband hanging out in the nursery! Blessings as you await the arrival of your precious little one!

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  9. Oh my gosh! Love his nursery. Tomorrow is 41 weeks for me...believe me I know what you mean about getting this show on the road.

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    1. I've been wondering if you'd popped yet! Guess it's a race to the finish, hey?? :)

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  10. You guys did an awesome job on the nursery! So sweet that M hangs out in there, just waiting for your little dude to arrive. You don't have to wait much longer!

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  11. Love the nursery! And holy cow- your sister is so talented!

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  12. Beautiful nursery! So peaceful. 9 months later and Molly's room is still my favorite place to sit in the house. Instant calming happens there (and plenty of tantrums and antics, but still... mostly calm).

    I'm impressed with how chill you are about (potentially) being late. I'm pretty sure by that point in my pregnancy I was begging to have her out. Good for you.

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  13. Wow lovely nursery! Q? J? I love the name Quinn. You actually haven't peaked at any of the messages that your friends wrote you. I am so impressed with the self restraint. I can't wait to hear an update on how everything goes down! Will you actually tell us what your baby is going to be called??

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  14. I love this! the night sky is a great theme for getting baby to sleep! C'mon CB, what are you waiting for?

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  15. Oh my goodness!!! So stinking beautiful! I love EVERYTHING! So many sweet details!

    Hoping things start to kick into gear so you can meet your sweet son!!!

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  16. I love it! I'm a space nerd too.

    I never dropped until I was at the hospital and about 7 cm so don't feel like just because you haven't dropped it means he's not coming soon. I'm impressed with how calm you have been too. I was so done by 9 months that I took castor oil the day before my due date (it worked!)

    My guess is Quinn :)

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  17. So excited for you and I love the night sky wall SO MUCH. I mean, I want to steal it. Can't wait to hear about baby's birth.

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  18. I love it! I'm a space nerd too.

    I never dropped until I was at the hospital and about 7 cm so don't feel like just because you haven't dropped it means he's not coming soon. I'm impressed with how calm you have been too. I was so done by 9 months that I took castor oil the day before my due date (it worked!)

    My guess is Quinn :)

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  19. Aramis this is beautiful! Hoping CB takes up residence soon, at least formally (realistically, SB still doesn't spend much time in her nursery...)

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  20. So special. Made me teary. And so happy for you! Gah. Enormity of feeling awaits you. It's incredible.

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  21. I love it! And CB's going to love it. Or maybe he already is? It has been almost a week since you posted this.
    And your sister is crazy talented. Love that picture.

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  22. I used to stand in our nursery once we got it painted and the cribs set up, just staring in awe that WE had a nursery! It was so surreal. Your Hubby sounds like he will be an amazing daddy. The room looks awesome! I wonder if CB has been introduced to it yet???

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