Wild Wild {Mid}West Nursery | #notthemamawho

Well, hey there. ‘sbeen awhile! I really don’t have an excuse for being gone so long. Except that maybe I’ve been cooking a baby and I haven’t had the motivation to take pretty pitchas and/or write thangs. Oh, and I’ve been working! But more on that later. For the sake of warming back up (let’s be honest, I’m having this baby Thursday, so it will probably be months before I do this again…) I’ll keep it simple!

Let’s see, where to begin…

1. We’re having a baby girl! I’m so excited and terrified and surprised all at the same time. For some reason I always pictured a house full of boys for me. We even got a girl puppy because I was so sure I’d be grossly outnumbered when this baby arrives.

2. Like I said, this baby is coming on Thursday {cue excited squealing}. We decided to go the scheduled C-section route. After lots and lots of thought, research, conversations with my doctor, and memories of Worth’s little heart rate dropping with every contraction on the third day of my labor experience, we’ve determined it to be the best option for everyone.

3. If I’ve learned one thing in life, like, at all, it’s that whatever your plan is will NOT be what actually happens. Baby girl has been trying to trick us into thinking she’s coming early, a little dilation here, a few contractions there… And the moment I accepted that she would be coming early and NOT following our plan, all of that stopped. Haha. Whichever happens, I’m so excited to meet her. And also to see what color her hair will be. It’s the final countdown!

No matter what, her room is ready and waiting! When Worth was born, we were in a one-bedroom apartment. I had a corner to decorate. Just a crib and a little shelf. This was quite a different story. A whole room! It was the most fun I’ve ever had decorating. Except when I was drawing all those $%&^+ing lines. That wasn’t fun for anyone.

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And in case you’re wondering, yes, I realize the red frame is empty, haha.

Wall tutorial:  Vintage Revivals Fox pillow: Gingiber Fox Blanket: Dwell Studio Moccasins: Freshly Picked Arrows: Mineral and Matter Boppy Cover: IvieBaby Vases/Clock/Frame/Rug/Lampshade/Crib/ChangingTable: Target Bison/Kansas Prints: Hammerpress (shout out local KC shops!)