this is what travis is working on:
that's right! he is putting sylvie's beautiful crib together as i type this. i can't wait to see it when he finishes!
this is what i am working on:
since i am now too cumbersome to help with the construction of her crib, i've decided to work on a drawing for her.
i really can't imagine a better saturday night!
after a smooth start and a rough middle, the crib is finished!
and the proud papa, who only teared up a little, standing by his handiwork:
things are really coming together. it's a amazing how a simple thing can make me feel so much more prepared to welcome this new life.
p.s. aren't all of her little animal friends adorable? obviously, they are in the crib only for picture purposes. we will move them to a safer place once she arrives!
here is the crib we decided on for sylvie:
lollipop crib by ap industries.
my husband's parents were very generous and bought it for us yesterday. thanks, mom and dad hinkle!!! i love it. it's simple, classic, and perfect for our daughter. OUR DAUGHTER. it still blows my mind to be able to write that and say it out loud.
we ordered our changing table today. it will arrive in about 2 weeks!
south shore changing table from babies r us.
we also picked out our bookcases. we're going to take a trip out to the ikea outside of cincinnati to pick them up in about a month. we're planning a trip to ohio then to visit trav's parents, anyway.
expedit bookcase and shelving unit from ikea.
it feels great to have all of the basic elements of the nursery picked out! we're almost halfway there, and i'm starting to feel the pressure to get organized! i think the nesting phase has officially begun. i am so in love with our little girl.
last night, while wasting time on the internet, i came across this:
"modern world map" print, via these are things.
and it hit me like a ton of bricks. yellow and aqua. and just like that, travis and i decided on the colors for little k's nursery. they are absolutely perfect! it's gender neutral to start, but with the right accents thrown in it can become decidedly feminine or masculine. to me these colors are sunny, warm, and so wonderfully happy. of course, this snowballed into me spending all night on my computer, seeking out the perfect matching components.
first of all, the crib. you may remember this crib in espresso from this post. now we're thinking we might like it better in white:
crib by simmons, via buy buy baby.
i quickly found the perfect crib set on target's website, which is perfect for a boy or a girl:
crib set via migi, available at target.
our nursery space has a nice-sized window, which faces where the crib will be. this, of course, necessitates curtains:
5. curtains via: 1. bed bath and beyond, 2. modcloth, 3 & 4. urban outfitters, 5. land of nod
we will likely live in our current apartment for less than a year after the baby is born. this, coupled with expenses, makes us unwilling to paint the space. the perfect compromise are these wall decals, which are easily removable and reusable:
alphabet wall decals via threadless for blik.
now for all of those little extras!
clock via modcloth.wooden arabian rocking horse by plan toys, via bloume baby.poster via studio violet.random vintage print.
so there you have it! these items are the inspiration for little k's nursery. travis and i love every single item listed here and can't wait to start putting it all together!