One of the most exciting parts about having a baby is planning the nursery. Am I right?
What will the theme be? What should be the dominant colors? Should we hang a mobile? To wallpaper a wall or not – that is the question!
The funny thing about our nursery is that it definitely will not be done by the time our baby arrives. Yup.
We have a pretty significant home repair project that needs to be done before we turn our guest room into our baby’s room and, of course, the massive repair is right where the baby’s room is. Since it is taking so incredibly long for supplies to come in we are at the mercy of timing.
And timing is not necessarily on our side right now. We will most likely be in an Airbnb when the baby arrives and then will have to prepare the nursery after the project is finished. We’re thinking August.
One thing I’ve read over and over: have no projects in mind when baby arrives, they will never get done.
I honestly hate that piece of advice but also understand it.
A small part of me is a little freaked out by this but a huge part of me knows that there is also nothing we can do about it so – it is what it is.
In sharing this situation with a few loved ones, I’ve received very reassuring feedback. If there was ever a bad time to have this happen it’d actually be with a newborn as they don’t need much besides food (aka my boob hopefully), clothes, a bassinet, shelter, and lots and lots of love and care.
I am thinking without the picture-perfect nursery set in place we will be just fine.
Much like a lot of things in life, I had an image of what I thought bringing our new baby home would look like. The nursery would be done well ahead of time, everything will be in its place, and I’d be over-prepared. I’d be in my cozy home and our baby would have it’s very own cozy room of their own.
I’ve come to the realization that my wishful thinking will have to be tossed into the alley along with the old bricks we’re replacing.
The truth is, all that matters is that the little baby gets into the world safely and is healthy. The nursery can wait.
It will get done.
With that being said, I do have in mind what I would love for our baby’s nursery to look like. Even though we’ll know the gender of the baby by the time we’re ready to create its nursery, we’d love to go a little neutral with earth tone colors and vibe.
We want the nursery to be reminiscent of nature with a calming tone and feel to it.
Here’s what we have in mind:
I can’t wait until we get to hold our little baby in his or her room and show you what it looks like…until then.
Wish us luck!
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