You guys – a forewarning. This post is going to be gushy, cheesy and emotional to the max. If another person’s happiness is something that grinds your gears – you should pass over this one.
Okay. Here we go!
This month has definitely been my most favorite month of pregnancy. I’m more than halfway to meeting Baby K. We know more about her (yep, Baby K is a girl!) – like the fact that she’s got two perfect hands, ten perfect fingers, two perfect feet with perfect toes, a healthy heartbeat, a perfect little head, the fact that she gets a little shy in front of a camera… I could go on, and on, and on.
According to the doctors, Baby K is perfectly normal and healthy. Since the first trimester was full of stress, sickness and scary moments – this was so great for us to hear. A ton of stress has also been lifted off my shoulders because this baby is moving around ALL THE TIME. It’s such a weird feeling, but it makes me so happy because I know she’s wiggling around in there – getting ready for her debut. She is very much like her mama - dancing around a lot when she thinks she's alone but getting a little shy and staying still for her doctors appointments. I've also got a theory that she and Yuki (my 11 year old Persian cat) have already bonded because the first time I ever felt her move was when Yuki was walking across me and since then, Yuki has taken to sleeping beside me every night.
I love being able to feel her, and I can’t wait for my Greek husband to catch her moving at some point. We tried the other night, but he just assumed what he was feeling was indigestion – though I assured him that no, that’s the baby!
We’ve really been getting into gear around the house – prepping for her arrival by getting the rooms ready. My Greek husband redid our main bathroom, I reorganized our whole bedroom, and we’ve each been spending our days off working on getting rid of excess clutter. My pregnancy brain is at an all time high (I swear, I’ll probably forget my own name at some point) and after a particularly traumatic crying episode where I couldn't find my Hunter rain boots, my Greek husband has decided that the best way to combat this is to declutter our house so that I can very easily find things.
So, now that we know a little bit more about OUR DAUGHTER (so nuts! so exciting!) I thought I would share my nursery inspo moodboard on here. Originally, I wanted to sort of a gender neutral – Joshua Tree themed nursery but in the back of my head I had the idea for a very girly, dreamy nursery. It feels weird calling it a nursery, because I definitely want this to be a space where Baby K can grow. We’re leaning towards non-baby specific furniture so that she can keep it for her whole life and I’ve picked out a super extra crib that my Greek husband thinks is ridiculous but has accepted.
Originally I had wanted to go all out and do a celestial themed nursery. Baby K has a celestial middle name (I honestly don’t think I’ll be sharing her name on this blog? I don’t share my Greek husband’s for a sense of privacy and I think the majority of readers know me IRL, so,) and I wanted to do a very starry themed nursery. I actually was pretty surprised when I changed my mind! Baby K’s room gets amazing natural light and the thought of darkening up her living space to fit what is ~*my aesthetic was something I wanted to steer away from. This little babe should be able to make her own design choices and so I’m not trying to stick to a solid “theme,” and instead I’m combining a hodge-podge of elements with a fun color scheme that she can grow into.
It’s funny, I’ve been sending my mom nursery inspiration pics and she’s been surprised with the direction I’m taking – but it’s really important to me that Baby K gets to be her own person! It’s taken me years and years to develop my own aesthetic and style. I want Baby K to be a baby – not an Instagram prop. I want to fill her space with happy colors and objects that will inspire her and make her feel safe.
It feels like we’re accomplishing so much in such a short period of time – I’m wondering if I should add in a third monthly post to provide a nursery update? I don’t want every single monthly post to be recapping how the space is coming together, so let me know if you’re interested in any sort of interior design updates.