Thursday, July 23, 2009

nursery...in progress

I knew long before our baby boy was indeed a boy, that if we were to be blessed with a mud-playing, cheerio-throwing, naughty, and precious boy that his "colors" would be in the blue/brown scheme.

We were in the midst of building our new house in TX and I had visions of stripe-painted walls and such, aaaand we chose last minute to move half-way across the country {not sure if I've blogged about that}, decided to rent instead of buy and my stripe-painted walls become no more because I'm a lazy and don't like to paint things back. So, I've had to get creative via nesting. I have made like a bird, and nested.

Nesting, that weird thing they say pregnant women get right before baby comes. It attacked me, really. In the past two days, following Kyndal's lead, I've done the following:

-Made a window treatment/curtain for the kitchen. Made. I made a curtain.
-Made another window treatment, double the size of the kitchen one...for the bathroom.
*The pics of those will soon follow.
-Painted three 16"x 20" canvases for H's room.
-Added 5 yards of fabric to Hudson's crib skirt. This was completely a last minute, fabric store purchase and my biggest project thus far. All in two days.

Throw in a little laundry, a shower or two, and finally packed for the hospital {another post entirely}. I don't know what happened to myself, I don't know her.

I must be losing my mind. I'm about to birth a child and I'm making curtains, canvases, and crib skirts.

I totally just bragged on myself {do you appreciate that squeezing in a shower is considered bragging at this point?}, on my own blog. That's awesome. I promise to never, ever do that again. Until that post though, I'll delight you in a few pictures of Hudson's nursery---not yet done :) He lacks still a rug, and some more art work but you'll get the idea of where I'm headed.

Bookshelf put together by mommy and daddy filled with lots of sweet treats from family and friends ♥
waiting on our very own snuggle bunny...
His crib and bedding I am in love with but the skirt was too short and rather plain, so I dr'd it and VOILA! the polka dots helped SO much. I am now a professional crib skirt'er.
A full view of where our pea pod will lay his tiny head.
There is nothing sweeter than putting together a room for a baby, nothing.
where the tiny hiney gets changed...
How can you love someone so much that you have never even laid eyes on?
This is it. Now we wait. There are frantic calls and messages from family and friends out of sheer excitement to meet Hudson but I am so calm {short-lived, I imagine} knowing I am only days away from meeting our son. Excitement can't even begin to cover how I feel right now. Every night JR and I sit in his room, in his chair, in awe that this is HIS room, our baby boy.

We can't wait for you to meet him ♥

15 comments:

Life at the White House said...

It looks fantastic - good work momma!

You need to slow down and rest though........but I'm sure that's very hard to do all things considered!! I need to save a picture of this nursery furniture - I'm obsessed with it (particularly the pulls/hardware on it).

:)

Alison said...

What a cute nursery!

Stephanie said...

YOU did such a beautiful job ~ nesting suits you =) you will tell us about making curtains, right? I've been thinking of doing that myself and would love some advice. The polkadot skirt and monogram canvases above the crib are absolutely fabulous... I mean, if you weren't totally busy with birthing your boy and all, you should be writing tutorials for the rest of us!

I'm so excited to meet Hudson. Between the two of you, that's going to be one gorgeous baby boy!

Ricardo and Lauren said...

this made me tear up!I can't believe you will be a mom in the next several days! The nursery looks awesome! Can't wait to come hold Hudson!

Meant to be a mom said...

The nursery looks just adorable. Can't wait to see the window treatments you made.

The Drama Mama said...

Just beautiful! I love all of your nesting...you are so cute! Are the initials above the crib the canvases you bought (did you do those?)...those are SO pretty! I am impressed with all your work, girl! I can't wait to see that little miracle of yours!! HUGS!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I am so very impressed! I can't believe you did that crib skirt. It looks AMAZING!!

Sarah and Mike said...

I love the room! I am very impressed with the skirt, you did awesome!

Lone Star Couple said...

His room looks beautiful. I just love RH, I got my little boys bedding from there I also got a cute rug with his initial on it from there. I agree nesting suites you!

Lea Liz said...

I just adore little Hudon's nursery!!! His bedding is adorable, you did so good on the bedskirt!!!!!!

Abby said...

Love it, Nat! Great job!

Lil' Woman said...

Love it!
Hudson will def. love his new room! :)

Lisa said...

it looks PERFECT!!! I can't wait. How exciting for you! It's the best thing ever. I know I say that every time but having your own child that you and your hubby made is the most precious gift from God. It's amazing!

Bryce and Erin Williamson said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE The room! So adorable! And just so you know.. it's totally OK to brag about yourself every now and then! You totally deserve it. Can't wait to see pics of the new addition!

Katy said...

Your nursery is so cute! I found your blog through Lisa's blog and I am just waiting to see when you have your sweet baby! We have a little boy of our own due in November. We can't wait! I love the little bookshelf. It's simple but looks to be the perfect size! If you don't mind me asking, where did you get that?