Thursday, October 20, 2011

All things a-girl!

Since finding out on Friday that we're having a girl, we just get more and more excited about meeting her each day. We've settled on Ashley Margaret for her name, instead of Ashley Erin. Margaret is DH's grandmother on his mother's side's name, so it had more meaning than Erin (which we just liked).

On Sunday, I went out and by chance caught a crib that I liked on sale at Sears, so I decided to just go ahead and buy it. It's a Storkcraft Holly 4-in-1 crib, so it should last us through this kid and the next one should we decide to have a second child. :)

This is the crib (crib only, not bedding):

We should have it in about a month, which works out perfect because we will want to paint he nursery first anyway. :)

DH and I had already settled on a stroller (travel system), but it was more than we were looking to spend, so I suggested that we go and just take a look at some cheaper travel systems just to make sure we didn't find something we liked in a better price range. We tried a lot of them, but we're still stuck on the original one we liked, so I guess that's that! This is the stroller we'll buy in another couple of months. I was tempted to buy it now, but I figured that we should wait in case it goes down in price. I think it's kind of funny that stollers have MSRP's. LOL

For the nursery, we haven't exactly settled on a theme, but I've been really in to giraffes. We're thinking of going with something like this for the bedding:

DH found the cutest lamp to go with this set too. We really like the browns and pinks. The only problem is that we have this painting/reprint that my parents gave us to go in the nursery, and it really doesn't go with the whole pink/brown motif. The painting itself is of children playing musical instruments, and there's a lot of red in it, and it's in a forest green frame. We probably won't have one of those nurseries that you see featured on those famous nursery websites, so I guess it doesn't really matter, but I'm just not sure how to work around it yet. :) I thought I had our nursery colour schemes for the pain all picked out, but now I'm really not sure!

Okay.... and now about the baby! LOL

I had an OB appointment on Monday, and things are looking great! I have to do the 1 hour glucose test in a couple of weeks, and doc wants to do some additional bloodwork to make sure all is good with my blood pressure, so that's up next. For now, we wait... and we shop! :)

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on your little girl - I love the bedding (and giraffes!).