Sunday, August 29, 2010

Nursery Ideas

We got another sneak peek at our little one!  We opted to do the First Look screen to give us a heads up on the chance of Downs syndrome and a couple other chromosomal abnormalities.  With our histories we don't feel our chances are higher than normal, but with IVF that rate does go up.  So we'll see.  The up-side is that we had another ultrasound done.
 The picture makes it look so real now!  We're not having to point out blobs on the screen and explain "that's a foot, that's the head."  So these definitely made our ultrasound photo frame! (thanks grandma!)  At first I was nervous during the ultrasound because the little one wasn't throwing a tantrum and moving like crazy, but I think he/she was just squashed under my full bladder.  Eventually in between screen shots I saw movement. The tech measured the heartbeat and I got to see it but not hear it.  162 beats per minute.  This ultrasound portion of the test put us in normal range, which was nice to hear.  We should get the blood work back before the end of the week.

Other things keeping me busy......planning the nursery!  I know we don't even know if it's a boy or girl yet, but I got to keep myself busy with something :)  If it's a boy, Tim's already claimed doing a Cubs themed room, and since I couldn't think of a better boy theme...Cubs it is.  A long time ago I spotted the perfect mobile, I don't know if people still use mobiles but I got one.
I couldn't find a Cubs bedding set without it being over the top though.  But I did find this!!  It's the Cooperstown collection!   It's got some baseball but nothing crazy.  It's got blue it in for the Cubs.  I like it!

And now for the girls....  I'm nervous to say what I would want the theme to be because I want it to cover every single wall.....but here we go...butterflies!

I was in love with a similar mobile through PotteryBarn kids where the butterflies were white.  But I went to their site last weekend and it was gone!!!  Luckily babies-r-us has this similar one in pink.  It's super cute!!!  And of course I couldn't just find one bedding set that I liked, so I'm still trying to narrow it down.  Here are a few of my faves.

I'm still looking for girlie bedding that takes my breath away.  These are cute but still undecided.  Good thing there's still a lot of time!


Nick and Kristi said...

I really like the boy bedding..very tasteful yet sporty for the hubs...As for girls it was really hard for me to find something that I was in love with....but all your choices are equally cute...cant go wrong with a girls room...the girlier the better:)

Heather said...

What cute bedding sets! I really like the sporty Cubs for the boy room....There are so many options for rooms and decorations!