Monday, April 23, 2012

She will Have a Baby, Then Finish the Nursery!

Amelia Rachel entered this world at 7:48am on Tuesday, April 17th weighing 7 lbs 2 ozs and coming in at 19.5 inches.  We are so excited to add another little girl to our family and feel incredibly blessed that she seems to be very happy and healthy! Below is a pic of beautiful Amelia.
And below is a picture of her proud big sister, Morgan!
We were able to finish up most of the nursery while my parents were in town two weekends before Amelia's arrival, but the finishing touches (mainly, the crib wall) were put on while I was in the hospital.  As I have probably mentioned before, I LOVE bright colors so the walls of Amelia's room are quite bright.  I did get some questions on the color and for the life of me, I cannot find the paint chip and the paint can with the remaining paint has been placed too high for me to get down without some assistance (I forget to ask as I forget most things these days).  I can confirm that we bought Valspar paint and primer in one from Lowe's.  I have found that Lowe's seems to have the best color selection for our purposes. 
As mentioned before, I am not very good at taking pictures and always seem to take them when the light is horrible so I apologize ahead of time for the bad pics.  Above is a pic of the whole room.  Matt finished up the trim and baseboard a couple of weeks ago.  My dad helped Matt paint and install the white closet doors.  We finished them off with some pretty pink knobs my mom and I found at Hobby Lobby.  The rug was originally in Morgan's nursery and really brightens the room up.  I believe it was originally purchased from Babies 'R' Us, but I have seen it at Meijer as well.

Above is a picture of the crib that we have now used for both girls.  I wasn't sure what to put above the crib and knew the wall needed something.  I found these letters at Hobby Lobby for $2 a piece. 

This is a picture of the changing table and bird artwork.  You may remember a previous post regarding the bird artwork done on canvases (below)
Apparently modge podge and I do not get along, so applying the bird bodies to the canvases did not go as planned.  I probably did not use enough modge podge as some of the bird bodies did not stick entirely on to the canvas and I ended up with ripples on some of the bodies as well.  I still had some leftover scrapbook paper, so I created a smaller bird template using the baby blanket we bought from Baby Beulah on Etsy (below) as inspiration.
I found the white frames at Michael's with the mats already included.  I purchased light pink and light blue stock paper to use for the background and went from there.  I actually think the finished product looks even better and more professional than my original design.
As you can imagine, posts will probably be limited over the next couple of weeks as I won't be completing as many projects and I am lucky enough to have family here to help with the cooking.  My goal over the next couple of weeks is to get used to being a mom of two and learn to better manage our growing household!


1 comment:

  1. Alright, you two, seriously. You have the cutest little girls! Morgan is just getting cuter every time I see a picture of her on Facebook!

    And the nursery color is INCREDIBLE. OMG. I love lime green! I would never be ballsy enough to do a whole room, but it works great!

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