The nursery is a go!

My parents spent the weekend with us in Shreveport/Bossier.  And we had a freaking blast!  We spent most of Saturday on a shopping spree for little man.  My parents bought so many things for him and then helped hang items and decorate the nursery this morning.  LiLi and PawPaw LOVE their butter bean.  I’m not going to lie, I was very sad when they departed this morning… 😦  Sometimes, military life is kind of stinky…

But, without further ado, check out the beginnings of Raylan’s room!  😀

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A is a HUGE bass fisherman!  So little man will definitely be his fishing buddy. :)

A is a HUGE bass fisherman! So little man will definitely be his fishing buddy. 🙂

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LOVE LOVE LOVE this dresser.  It was a steal at Ashley Furniture.  We scooped it up for $199!

LOVE LOVE LOVE this dresser. It was a steal at Ashley Furniture. We scooped it up for $199!

His toy box!  A was so happy to get this.  Every time we go to Hobby Lobby, he stops and stares at it.

His toy box! A was so happy to get this. Every time we go to Hobby Lobby, he stops and stares at it.

We are so excited!  We still need to get a few odds and ends and my little brothers want to get us a changing table and a mattress for the crib.  But I think it is looking amazing!  I am so grateful for AMAZING parents.  They made this nursery possible!

Raylan gets a crib!

The crib is in!!

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Raylan wanted to take a picture next to his new bed.

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This crib, plus the bucket of frozen yogurt I just ate, have definitely been the highlights of this week so far!! 😀  The crib is the Sundvik at IKEA in the gray brown color.  We love it!  Very masculine without being dark.  Now, to get a mattress…

Nesting instinct is on FIRE

I had my anatomy scan last week…and as if my inclination to nest wasn’t intense before, not only finding out gender but learning that Raylan was healthy and growing like a champ…well that just set my nesting instinct on FIRE.

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Am I doing it right?

Today, we made our first purchase for the nursery!  A beautiful chair!

Initially, one of A’s coworkers was going to give us a glider.  They were getting rid of a few furniture items before they headed to their next duty station.  At the last minute, they decided it was a sentimental piece they couldn’t part with.  Who can blame them?  I balled my eyes out when I realized all of the things (quilts, furniture, etc) I had gotten from my Aunt Marie was wiped out in a tornado I went through in 2011.  (More on that at a later date when I care to chronicle my story…)  As such, we were back down to no furniture!  We decided today to scope out some furniture stores all over Shreveport and look for a chair.

But what should we get?  A glider?  Naw…it’s definitely for the best that the glider deal fell through…swings and things make me nauseous.  I get nauseous just standing on my front lawn because the world spins.  I am kind of the queen of motion sickness.

How about a recliner?  Takes up too much room…

My chair is too big!

An armchair?  Yeah…that sounds like the best of both worlds!  Immediately, I had all these amazing mental images of cradling my little pudding pop while curled up in a little chair, feet propped on an ottoman.  After several stores, we settled on this guy:

In the store...

In the store…

In the very empty room that will soon be our nursery!

In the very empty room that will soon be our nursery!

It is this beautiful sort of charcoal blue color and will go perfect with our driftwood nursery furniture set and rustic fishing motif.  Decorating is such a blast, especially when it is for my little man!  I feel so thankful and blessed that I have the opportunity to do silly and sweet things like decorate a nursery.