Saturday, August 14, 2010

Sneak Peak

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 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.


  1. It looks and sounds beautiful. I can't wait to see it (with a baby in it) in September.

  2. If you can financially do it - a glider with the bells and whistles will be priceless.

    After two babies and countless hours in my glider (and still racking them up - just because they aren't babies doesn't mean they don't need the occasional rocking) I would say that a glider that has the ability to recline a bit is an amazing thing.
    Nights when you absolutely can't get them to sleep unless you're rocking, or are sick and won't let you put them down - the recline option is perfect. You don't get neck kink from the crazy sitting up sleeping position.
    So if you can do it - I'd go for it. You won't be sorry.

  3. Yay! Can't wait to see the finished product.

    As for the glider I'm not really sure it's necesarry in your situation. If the baby will be in the bedroom with the rocking chair for a while you won't even really be using the glider. Once you move her to the nursery, you can either bring in the rocking chair or decide then if you want to get a glider. I have a glider and honestly because she is in our bedroom I barely use it. When I do though it's great. Hope this helps.

  4. I can't wait to see the big nursery reveal! :) As for the glider, we got a less expensive one from amazon, but it has been priceless! I used it constantly when I BF my little guy. We kept it in our room while he slept in there, then moved it to his room when he transitioned to his crib. Now its in our living room where I rock him in the morning when he first wakes up. The glider was worth every penny!

    Although, now hearing that they make reclining ones I might have to upgrade the next time around. :)

  5. I can't wait to see it! I am sure it is going to be adorable : )

  6. I with everyone who loves the glider. We have an old rocking lazyboy in our basement and I've put W to sleep by rocking in that several times. Does your rocking chair have padding? I've curled myself up in all sorts of positions in the glider. I don't think I'd be able to do that in the wood-only type of rocking chair.

    I hope you finish the nursery soon!


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