we have officially chosen our sweet daughter's name. so, without further hesitation, her name is:
this post is a bit of a hodge podge of items but that is how this last week has been. this has been week 2 of spring break and it's been filled with a little bit of everything- some cleaning and purging (aka nesting), a trip to the Biltmore, and finishing some things for baby girl and finding some things for baby girl. i even did a little work this morning.
we visited the Biltmore on wednesday of this week. since it is still the "off season" for Biltmore, we were able to get discount tickets and we used jay's mission hospital discount. they have the audio headsets free until the end of the month, so aside from our lunch, we got almost a 2 for 1 deal on tickets and our visit. we have been watching Downton Abbey on masterpiece classics (on PBS) and wanted to learn a little bit more about the history of the Biltmore house now that we've seen DA because we can picture the working nature of the home a little bit better. it was a beautiful day. the only thing that would have been better would have been if the gardens were in bloom. i took a few pictures after we had been through the house and eaten our lunch.
after going through some of the boxes, i found a few things that our baby girl can use. one of them is my first teddy bear. i have a picture of me with my dad (somewhere) on my first Christmas when i got the bear and the bear is still in pretty good shape- "gently loved." so the bear got a "bath" and some stitches to one of his armpits and now he's ready to go!
our sweet girl's room is by no means even close to being finished. it isn't even started yet! i have plans over the next two weeks (spring break!) to rearrange our office and guest room and get extra stuff either hauled to the dumpster, goodwill, or storage. i hope i am as successful as i want to be!
anyway, i thought i would share what we have planned for her room. i found bedding that i liked well before we knew that she was in fact a she. however, the pink version of the same bedding looked like someone dumped pepto bismol and mylicon all over the bedding. and i like pink- but i don't love it. and this pink bedding would have dominated the entire room. so i decided on the blue and green version instead. those are my two favorite colors. the walls are green (and not something we can easily change due to paint/color restrictions on campus). so instead of a bright bubble gum pink room, we'll have a calm and serene room with just a touch of whimsy, thanks to the elephants. mom and dad bought the bedding for us and have it at their house. even better- it was on clearance!
she'll have the printed sheet, dust ruffle, minky plush blanket, bumper pads, and changing pad cover. i have a couple of pictures mom sent of the actual set. the above picture is from the ad.
here is a picture of cotton and barley in her room from last summer. you can see what color the walls are...
okay. two pictures of our sweet furry girls. thanks to pinterest (see this post about pinterest and how i love it) i found some great wall art for the nursery on an etsy site. i haven't ordered them yet, but i have plans to have the following three framed on the long wall over her crib.
i think these are so sweet and would match her bedding beautifully. and speaking of her bed, we have this crib picked out for her. we don't have a ton of wall space thanks to the big windows and radiator and another wall with a closet and bathroom door and then the third wall and its 4 foot door. (yes, we have four foot wide doors to some rooms.) so i think the crib/changer combo is a great choice and then the shelving unit is from target and you can put the little pop up cube "drawers" in it. it'll be great for when she's small.