Friday, November 19, 2010

Ahh!!!

I'm gonna be a mom :)  Not even going to list out all the things we have to get done because it's just overwhelming.  I'm not going to let it steal my joy because I am ecstatic!!!

February is going to come before we know it and there are lots of things to do...legal stuff as well as preparing for our baby boy or girl!

Here is our clean slate baby room...if you can tell, it used to be the office!


If you can believe it, I scored this crib off of craigslist for $40. It's a traditional Jenny Lind crib.  It came with an awesome mattress too. Just need to clean everything up and we'll be good to go. It was from a sweet family who was just trying to clean stuff out. My sweet friend Katie hopped in her car with her little baby girl and picked it up for me! Easiest craigslist transaction ever!


This dresser is from the Peele family. I think it was in Matt's sister Deborah's room. I LOVE the structure of this piece. I haven't decided if I am going to paint it or not yet. It's been sitting in our guest bedroom, but we need it more in this room :)  I bought the mirror from a garage sale next door for $5. Funny story is that the previous owners of our house sold it in their garage sale to our neighbor. Then the weekend we moved in our neighbors were having a garage sale and I was drawn to it. After I bought it our neighbor filled us in that the mirror was returning to it's original home :)  Haha!


This desk is going to be the changing table. My friend Lauren gave us the desk. At the time we didn't need it, but I am so glad I took it! I normally don't take things I don't need, but felt like it was worth it :)  I am going to paint it. Not sure, but I think yellow.  I am waiting on my drapes. The plan is thick, navy and white stripes.   They'll probably be vertical. I looked for horizontal, but everything was too expensive.  I thought that would compliment the gray walls and white waines cotting. 

The chair in the corner will be replaced by the rocking chair that my mom rocked me in. Seriously special :)  It has a similar look, so I kept the original chair for the picture. We'll keep that chair in the room for extra seating.

We are so excited. I just can't believe we get to be a part of this.

12 comments:

Dawn said...

I almost squealed at this post!! I am so flipping excited for you!

Danielle Oakey Interiors said...

how exciting. i just did a post on childrens rooms, it is filled with inspiration! I say paint the dresser!

Jennifer said...

Ohmigosh that is SO Exciting!!! I'm thrilled for you. Being a mom is seriously the best thing ever :)

Dawn said...

I forgot to ask- when will you know the gender? Have you thought of names yet? Share details lady, we are dying here too lol :)

My Dream Ring said...

Awww how exciting...congrats!

Jenn said...

Thanks for your comment! I work at a consulting firm and part of my job is event planning. It just so happens we have a big meeting in Paris coming up--I'm pretty excited to see the Eiffel Tower all dressed up for Christmas :) And to add to the above comments- give us more details! Name? gender? will you keep working?

Nicole-Lynn said...

Yey! I love your ideas, the drapes, desk for the changing table, and the colors gray and yellow! How fun! Your nursery is going to look great! Enjoy this fun time!!! :)

C.J. said...

wohoo! a blessing for sure. I am happy for you guys!

abby @ tales and trials said...

That's a steal for the Jenny Lind Crib. Will you leave it as is or paint it? I say paint the dresser too if it's ok with Matt's family. Good idea to turn the desk in to a changing table. Is there a drawer missing on the right side? If so you could find a cute basket to go there and make a cute label for it. Can't wait to see the final room design!

Scientific Housewife said...

How fun to get the room all set up!

Annie said...

beth!! i don't know if you remember me, but we had a class or two together at Georgia and the Redeemer/RUF connection too. i am so happy for you and for that sweet baby who is going to be able to touch and feel and see the Love of God because two godly parents are striving to lavish it on him/her. So joyful for you (all 3 of you) and am thankful for your obedience in living out james 1:27. excited to keep up with you guys through this journey :)

~annie coppedge

Sarah said...

Hey there! I am soooo excited for you, being a mommy is the best gift from God, I cannot wait to hear more about your new baby! I will be praying for you, that God will give you peace and prepare your heart from now until feb. Enjoy this time with your husband it will be the last Christmas as a family of two next year you will need a new stocking!!!!! Wasn't sure if you knew that there was a recall on some of evenflo's jenny lind cribs, if you havn't yet check here http://www.csmonitor.com/Business/new-economy/2010/0624/Crib-recall-What-to-do-if-yours-is-on-the-list and if yours is on the list they will send you a repair kit to update it!