I met this beautiful mom in Chilliwack a few months back at Birth Fest. She was wearing an amazing black maternity dress that fit her like a glove and made her look great... let's just say I wish I would have looked that good at 7 months pregnant. We struck up a conversation which led to me googling her maternity dress and pinning it for future reference. Then when we meet up to photograph her beautiful 6 day old boy, of course I wasn't surprised when she was wearing another great dress. What a beautiful little family, and an absolutely adorable nursery!
I have officially torn my house apart and rebuilt at least 3 times over the last 2 months. I've had a serious nesting urge... and for those of you who have had it too, you'll be able to relate to being excited to wake up in the morning so you can "get to work on your house!" Each woman has their own nesting journey; some journey's start at 5 months, some start 5 days before the baby arrives. The point of nesting is to create a sanctuary for your baby and family. Building my sanctuary started with redoing my living room (which included a new couch, side table and carpet) then I started washing all my cloth diapers (and rewashing them) and folding them by colour... then I pulled out my sewing machine and sewed a baby sling, 3 receiving blankets, a crib quilt, crib skirt, matching changing pad cover, a throw pillow cover, curtains for my own bedroom, etc (even tonight I decided to throw away a perfectly good footstool cover and re-sew a footstool cover with newer blacker fabric...) Then once the nursery was completely organized I started cleaning... my shower curtain is washed, my floors are washed, my cupboards are washed...
I feel like everything in my house is ready, it's clean, it's decorated, it's organized. But according to my husband, I won't be done nesting until the baby has arrived. So far, he's been right since every day he comes home from work I have another finished project to show off to him. My most recent project was the flower mobile that I hung above my changing table- I made them by twisting craft wire into a sphere and then glue gunning dollar store flowers onto them.
I'm saving the wall behind the crib for a picture collage once the baby arrives. Here's a few photos of my hard work paid off. Now I'm just busy filling my freezer with post-partum meals and waiting on a baby (T minus zero)
Due to the large number of Pinterest visitors to this post, I thought I would tell you a bit about everything in the photos. The crib is a Stork Craft crib originally from Sears (but I bought off Craigslist for $150.) The side table is a find from the side of the road that I painted white. I sewed the nursery bedding and change table pad myself. I also made the mobile flower balls from twisting wire into a ball and hot glue-gunning flowers from the dollar store on. The mirror over the change table was also a thrift store find for $5, that I taped off and spray painted white. Hope that helps! Here is an updated photo of my little boy that got this beautiful nursery.