Before we really get into the fun of picking colors, themes, looks…all that fun stuff, allow me to take you back about a year ago. After getting frustrated with my sweet and innocent pups, Lattimore and Patrick, for deciding to use my spare room to “mark their territory”, I decided to rip the carpet out and begin a DIY project of installing tile. I guess this should be where I mention I am not good at DIY stuff, crafts or anything like that; I get annoyed and frustrated by the thought of any of it. Thankfully, A.J. and my cousin are both handy and lend a helping hand when I realized I was WAY over my head. In just a few days, my floors looked amazing with a gray tile. A few days later I go grab some gray paint to paint the room to match the floors. Again, I am not good at these types of jobs and failed to complete this task.
Around 13 weeks pregnant, we deicide we are good to start getting the room prepped to be turned into a nursery. The walls still have not been completely painted (about a year later) and I remember the gray paint I got. Perfect, it is gender neutral as we have not had our gender reveal yet and have decided to use neutral colors until we know the gender. A.J. and I grab paint brushes and start to slap that paint on the walls. I have to stop shortly after as the smell of the paint isn’t sitting well with me. I walk back into the room, with a nervous voice I tell A.J. we have to stop painting – the paint is BLUE/GREEN, not gray at all. The color is actually very pretty, but if we have a beautiful baby girl, we don’t want blue/green walls. Of course, nothing is wrong with those colors for girls, but I absolutely love the color pink. I am even blogging from my rose gold (pink) laptop! We leave the room as is until we have the gender reveal (still many, many weeks away – this may have been when I texted Aubrey the article on secrets and friendships).
If you read my last blog, you know that we have now had our gender reveal and it’s a boy, so we will finish painting the room the “gray”, blue/green color we originally started with. Once again I am unable to help paint as the smell is just too much for me to handle. The walls are beautiful. Next we add the cherry wood crib and rocking chair. Then the matching distressed blue dresser and chest of drawers. It is now time to choose a theme.
For those of you that follow me on social media, you already know I have a major love for sloths! A.J. got me the coolest black and white picture of a baby sloth a while ago -I see that picture and we agree to use that as inspiration for a theme. Baby animals it is, although there are a few more sloths than any other animals in the room. I really hope our sweet baby boy takes on my love for sloths!
Little by little we have added to the nursery, cute sayings here and there, baby stuffed animals perfectly placed around the room, baby gates installed to keep my furry babies out, pictures hung on the walls, clothes washed and hung in the closet (no, I have not gone overboard with the clothes – I have to keep telling myself that). With all that, I think I can honestly say we have a nursey that is well on its way to being ready for our sweet baby!