Can I see your nursery?

posted 4 months ago in Babies
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I will be 27 weeks on Saturday. The room is painted and there is a crib that is still in the box, but it’s empty otherwise. We will have our shower mid-January, take stock of what we still need and order essentials with our completion discount in February, and then I’d love to have things mostly set up and good to go 4 weeks before my due date at the end of March. My sister just had her first 3 weeks early and was panicking about some things not being ready, thus the 4-week deadline! I know baby won’t actually sleep in the nursery for a while, but our house is small so most baby things, like dressing and changing, will all happen in there so I’d like it to be pretty much ready to go.

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper

I’m 28+3 and we haven’t done a thing… we’re not setting it up until after baby comes and he’s ready to sleep alone in there (although Darling Husband really wants to at least get the accent wall done beforehand). I’m beyond excited to meet our little boy, but still far too nervous about something going wrong to actually get moving on anything, so we’ll have the bare essentials in our bedroom ready for him but that’s about it. 😕 I really wish I could be like other mamas to be and get into all the cutesy prepping and planning, but I just can’t.

 

ETA: Just wanted to say sorry I’m a total Debbie Downer. Happy decorating and hope you get lots of inspiration from other bees! 😊

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I’m 13 weeks now and we’re currently on holiday but when we get home we are putting up the nursery curtains and we’re building the crib. We’re doing the room in a green /teal/pastel aqua Winnie the Pooh theme. Pretty classic but also gender neutral. 

I’ll likely not have a shower so what people buy for us has no bearing on when we set up. We live in a different city /country to everyone else and I’m not that keen on flying with a bunch of gifts. Meh 

Starting sooner will help me get excited and bond with the baby, something I’ve really struggled with so far. My midwife actually recommended i start putting things in the baby room so I can imagine it etc. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Not pregnant yet, but Darling Husband and I helped my friend and her husband set up their nursery when she was about 6 months pregnant. Neither she nor her husband are particularly handy, and we set up an Ikea dresser they decided to turn into the base for the changing table. It took HOURS, because they were trying to help/wanted to have a hand in it, and those Ikea instructions are so vague. By the time we left we were exhausted, and we agreed we could have done it in half the time by ourselves. They hired someone to put up shelves, lol.

Just a suggestion that anything involving heavy lifting or power tools you might want to get done sooner rather than later. Also good to get your storage in so that when you get all the clothes and toys at your shower you have a place to put them away.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

I’m 30+3 and this is where we’re at so far.

A few things to note: 1. we’re team green 2, the blue chair actually lives where our Christmas tree currently is sitting–the grey rocker/glider will go there 3. the curtains will go and be replaced with shades (for all 3 windows) then maybe white gauzey curtains as well. 4. The wall behind the crib will be painted dark grey.

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

These are pics from baby #1’s nursery. I was probably about 30ish weeks when we got it almost entirely put together. I’m now 13 weeks with baby #2 and we are nowhere. We need to turn our current guest room/office into two separate rooms before we start on the nursery. It’s gonna be fun. tongue-outIMG_1342IMG_1343

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

lol, he shares our room.  All we did was stick a bassinet in the corner and put a changing ‘table’ on top of my husband’s dresser.  We’ll probably have to move things out into our dining room so we can set up a crib next week – he’s getting too long for the bassinet the way he sleeps!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I’m 25 weeks today, and I’ve had my nursery painted since 4 months before we got our BFP… We only have our dresser set up, and we have a nightstand in a box.  We still need our curtains, lamps, storage baskets, crib, and glider.  I’m waiting until after our baby shower to order these… and our bedding set!  Our baby shower is at 30 weeks, so I’m sure I’ll have everything set up by 34-35 weeks.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: A vineyard

TheGridMonster :  just wanted to say. I’m with you. I’m 24 weeks and I feel the same. I know my colours and what I would like to put in there but I just can’t feel comfortable putting it up until it comes home.

But I am enjoying looking at everyone else’s nurseries! The pastel teals are my favourite personally. Especially paired with greys. <3

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I’m 27.5 weeks, and so far we’ve put a rug down, painted the walls, and assembled the crib. But that’s about it. Our shower is towards the end of January and I won’t be able to do much until after that. I just can’t fathom buying a lot of things until after we see what we get from the shower. I’ll probably be one of those mama’s that is buying everything on the way to the hospital, or sending Darling Husband out to the store every hour. 

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper

DappledDuchess :  aww sending lots of love to my kindred spirit! ❤️ Let’s hope we both look back on this one day and realize that neither of us had a thing to worry about!

I love gray too (our whole home is gray/white/ivory) so I was thinking gray/white with touches of buttercup yellow. But Darling Husband wants to go all out with bright and happy rainbow colors, so we’ll see…

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: A vineyard

TheGridMonster :  I hope so too! <3 ooh grey and yellow seem like they would work well together to me! What if you used throw pillows and blankets for the rainbow colour aspect? That way everything can still be grey and yellow but still have that bright colour he’s looking for? 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

boogiewoogies :  RugsUSA.com! We got an amazing deal with Black Friday sales (though it wasn’t too crazy to begin with).

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