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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Oh, Baby!

If I've seemed MIA the past few weeks, it's because I've been working on a new project.
(Charles made these tickets which we included in our dads' Father's Day cards)

That's right, our family of three will become a family of four sometime late next February.  This was a huge surprise for us and we couldn't be more excited.  We have some pretty big adjustments to make as it was only Han and I for the first five years of her life, and then we were joined by Charles about eight years ago.  Han will be 13 when this baby is born.  Long gone are the years of not leaving glasses and other breakables lying around, and not having to be conscious of basically every move we make.  What a difference this baby will make!  It's surreal to think that this time next year, when we have dinner (in or out), there will be another body to fill in the empty space that's always there.

I haven't been pregnant in nearly thirteen years and I can basically say that this feels like my first time being pregnant.  I've found that I don't remember much at all after all of this time.  Some things, I remember once they happen this time around (hello, crazy boobs!).  Mostly, I'm feeling VERY impatient for that sweet babe to get here, just like last time.  I always thought that if I ever did get pregnant again, I wouldn't rush it and would enjoy it.  Yeah right!  ha ha

Lucky for me, we might be practically rearranging our whole house, which will give me something to occupy myself. Yay!

Of course, I wouldn't be myself if I hadn't already started daydreaming about a nursery.  Here are my mood boards so far.  I'm sure this will change 10X over before the time comes to actually do the work.

GIRL:

SOURCES:
1- Fabric - Michael Miller
2 - Artwork by Emily Martin (theblackapple on Etsy)
3 - Fabric - Michael Miller
4 - Artwork by Emily Martin (theblackapple on Etsy)
5 - Fabric - Michael Miller
6 - Artwork by alittlesweetness on Etsy
7 - Artwork by Emily Martin (theblackapple on Etsy)
8 - some sort of white ceramic lamp
10 - Fabric - Michael Miller


BOY:
 
SOURCES:
1- Fabric - Michael Miller
2 - some sort of green ceramic lamp
3 - Fabric - Michael Miller
4 - Artwork - sugarloop on Etsy
5 - Artwork - sugarloop on Etsy
6 - Fabric - Michael Miller
7 - Artwork - sugarloop on Etsy
8 - Artwork - sugarloop on Etsy


Why is it so much easier to plan a girly room?  We're still looking around for what furniture we want to use.  I do know that whatever we get, it'll be white.  I have a big red chair that is in my studio right now, that we'll be using in the nursery.  I think that's why there's so much red on the girl's board.  I'm not sure how red would do with the colors for the boy board, but I guess I could always slipcover it.  Anyway, I'm just rambling now.  I think this will be the only nursery post for a few months.  I still have several months before we get started on it, and I'm not really counting my chickens, even though it kinda seems like it.  I just couldn't help it.  The designer in me just needed to get this out of her system.  Plus, it sure is fun to put those boards together!

24 crafty peeps said:

  1. Yaaay! Congrats Kristi! I love the boy's room layout! So cute! Can't wait for you to find out the sex so we can see this nursery transformation!!

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  2. Wow, congratulations! How exciting!!!

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  3. Congratulations...that is so exciting :)

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  4. Yay! Congratulations! Very exciting news, but I can see now, after reading your story, that it will be a big adjustment! Love the fabrics and colors you picked out! You are so right, the girl rooms are so much easier to plan! Maybe b/c there is so much more to choose from? I don't know. I had the hardest time with my 2nd boy's room. Anyway, congratulations! I'm very happy for your surprise miracle!
    Jen

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  5. how exciting! I can't wait to help you welcome this little one into the world. :)

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  6. how exciting!!!!! yay!!! and i hope its a girl because i really love option 1! ;)

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  7. I'm so happy for you, Kristi!! I love your inspiration boards. You have great taste!

    Hoping you feel well!

    XO,
    Janie

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  8. Yeah! Congratulations! A baby is so exciting...the planning is half the fun! (The other half would be raising the child... ;) I love red for a girls room! Great choice. Congrats again!!

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  9. Congrats! How exciting for you all! Hope you are feeling well and healthy:)

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  10. Congratulations!! I'm a follower, but now I'll really be following you every step of the way!!
    Susan

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  11. Congrats Kristi!! Wow this is exciteing news!
    I love both color boards you have there - so sweet!

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  12. Just wonderful news!
    Take care of yourself-and enjoy each day!

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  13. AWESOME! This is so exciting for you and your family. Congratulations.

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  14. OMG! Congratulations, Kristi to you and your hubby! How exciting. I can only imagine the joy your family is feeling at this time. Look at how fast July got here when I remember complaining about all our snow back in March! I'm sure February will be here before you know it.

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  15. Congratulations! It does seem like it's harder to decorate around boys, but I think you've done a fantastic job. I love the deeper tones for the boy's board, and the girl's board is so cute!

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  16. CONGRATS!!! What a blessing! I really like both boards!!

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  17. Congratulations, Kristi! That's awesome!!! Both inspiration boards are incredible.

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  18. Congratulations!! Those nursery choices are fabulous!

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  19. Yipee! Congrats! That's such great news!!!! xo Malia

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  20. Congratulations! Just think of all the help you'll have this time around ;)

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  21. Congratulations! I'm a new follower and wanted to tell you how much I love love love your blog! I've been sitting here much longer than I should be going through every single one of your amazing posts!

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