We're getting closer to finishing up the nursery. The room is all painted, and the majority of the furniture is back in there. We hung the curtains and valance sometime in the middle of the week, and I absolutely loved how it changed the image of the room to bring in that splash of accent color. We have an old bookshelf that my husband is going to work on painting today (also in the same bold accent color).
I'm not ready to post pictures of the whole nursery quite yet--I want to wait until we have it entirely done to show you all the final product. Aside from finishing the bookshelf, we're still waiting on the crib mattress and the bedding. But for now, here is a sneak peak of our theme:
There are four big butterflies like this throughout the room, and each is about 3-4 feet in length. This was the handiwork of my maid-of-honor when she flew down to visit me, work for me, and then drive home with me for my shower with my family back home. The walls are yellow, and while we may not be 100% perfectly matched with the bedding, I love how cheerful and warm the room turned out to be.
But while on the subject of the nursery--I have a question for all of you as well. How necessary is it to have a glider in the nursery? My mother-in-law gave us a beautiful antique (but totally functional) rocking chair, and her intent was that we could use it in the nursery. But it perfectly matches the decor of our bedroom, and since our plan is to keep our Baby Girl in the bedroom with us until I go back to work in January, it will get plenty of use in our room. We have space in the nursery for a glider--we could easily just put one in front of the window. But I'm wondering if we really need to spend the $200 for a cheap one...or the $400+ for a fancy one (the salesman yesterday said "You're tall--you should try the taller ones"...and proceeded to direct me to the most expensive models on the floor). Sure, it would be nice to have one...but do I "need" one?
Yesterday's blessing was the chance to have a "Ladies Night" with some women from church. I have my core group of married friends who I adore, but this was the first time that I (and the other women in our group) were invited to hang out with some of the single ladies (one recently got married...so I think that she's now sort of bridging the two groups and bringing us all together). Being the introvert that I am, I had thought of backing out, but I'm really glad that I was able to have that time with them.