In March Andrew and I announced we’re having our fourth child! Super exciting stuff. I’m due in late June and we’re only a little bit panicky. Most people think once you have so many kids1 it just all comes easily, but I’m going to tell you the honest truth: it doesn’t. Never. Maybe after like 10, or if you’re better parents than us, but in our experience every baby and their needs is different. A lot has changed since our first birth and this one, but the nervous excitement bordering on delirious ramblings about life choices isn’t one of them.
I just entered my third trimester and I’m finally getting around to kind of, sort of, maybe planning the nursery. That’s definitely something that has changed. Claire’s nursery was done before I even finished my second trimester. Logan’s was as well, because first boy. Julia’s nursery was done about four months after she was born, but up until that point it wasn’t even used for anything more than storing all of the baby paraphernalia. Like the other three she slept in her bassinet in our room for the first few months – it’ll be the same with this one – and I learned with Julia that it really doesn’t matter if the nursery is done by the time they arrive. My number one tip for preparing for baby: get the essentials and chill. All the other stuff will get done. The first month or two is a blur or poop and no sleep anyways.
I fell in love with Aden + Anais’ pink and gold foil blankets and sheets and muslin swaddles, then based the entire idea for the nursery around them. I love the idea of a pink and grey nursery with starbursts and other celestial motifs.
1) Mamas & Papas Cloud and Stars Design in White on Navy Knitted Blanket 2) Land of Nod Star Pillow 3) Aden + Anais Dream Blanket in Metallic Primrose 4) Sparkle Throw Pillow 5) Aden + Anais Muslin Swaddles in Metallic Primrose 6) Aden + Anais Muslin Swaddles in Gold 7) Aden + Anais Crib Sheet in Metallic Primrose
Furniture & Gear
1) Babyletto Hudson 3-in-1 Convertible Crib with Babyletto Galaxy Crib Skirt in Navy Stars 2) Faux Leather Gold Mini Pouf 3) Mamas & Papas My First Sit And Play 4) Mamas & Papas Playmat & Gym – My First Snugglerug 5) Ubbi Steel Diaper Pail 6) Baby Relax Mikayla Swivel Gliding Recliner in Gray Linen
1) Moon And Star Over The Door Nursery Storage 2) Moon And Star Diaper Holder 3) I Think I Canvas Light Pink Wide Hanging Organizer 4) Harper Changing Table Runner 5) Polka Dots KD Storage Bin Pink 6) Polka Dot Bin (Large) White & Gold 7) Round Polka Dot Bin (Large) White & Gold
1) Luxe Cascading Moon Mobile in White + Gold 2) Nat and Jules Pink Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Frame 3) I Love You to the Moon and Back Poster Decal (Pink) 4) 4’x6′ Shag Nursery Rug 5) Unique Light Up Square
Which apparently four is a lot. I grew up in a family of four kids so it’s always seemed normal to me. ↩