Wednesday, June 5

Um, you know this room is for a baby right?

If I had my way, I would live in a warehouse.  No, but seriously.
Dark, cold, steel...& more darkness.  Kind of like the Bat Cave, I guess.

This would be my dream kitchen.

But, sometimes I don't get my way.  I guess my husband prefers to not sit on metal couches & walk around on concrete floors.  Whatevs.  

I still like my kitchen, though.  It at least fits the dark criteria, I think.  And, I'm pretty sure that we are the only people on the planet that took windows out of our house floor plan.  

When we decided to adopt, I was SUPER excited to decorate the nursery.  But, we were told not to do anything because we would just be sad walking by a finished nursery with no baby.  Well, I don't do things I'm told.  Ok, I do.  Just not with this.  So, the planning started.  However, anything that screams "baby" scares me.  ABC blocks, rubber duckies, goo-goo ga-ga, safari animals, etc = bleh.  I knew I didn't want any of that.  Again...cold, dark, concrete - that's more my style.  I started talking with Devin about my "vision", which usually results in trips to Lowes. And more trips to Lowes.  Talks began of a painted ceiling, a prison-esque plain-as-day crib, & a custom made mustard yellow changing table.  Enter rapid beating heart.  But, luckily I married the most laid-back man ever.  Even though deep down he might have hoped for a "Daddy's Little Slugger" quilt & matching wallpaper border.  Not that there is anything wrong with that.  

 After our nursery discussion, he kindly & quietly responded with, "You do know this room is for a baby, right??"  I kindly responded with the words of Stephanie Tanner, "How rude."  Yes, I did know the room was for a baby.  I just didn't want it to have anything baby-like in it.  Is that too much to ask?!?  
Don't answer that.     

Several months & numerous shopping trips is finished.  Diapers stacked, tiny pajamas washed & folded, books waiting to be opened.  All ready for sweet baby Carter.  

My vision came to life.  

crib // Pottery Barn  bedding // Land of Nod
artwork // kindergarten class 2013
banner fabric // JoAnn's

changing table // grandpa carter

alphabet print // Michael's

rocker // Godby  curtains // painted

fake baby // libby

office shelving // target

artwork // kindergarten student 

Hope you enjoyed Baby Carter's nursery!

me // happy, excited, nervous, scared mama-to-be


  1. Oh Abigail! Thanks for the laugh with your cute rhetoric. Love the room - so excited for you! And for baby Carter with the coolest room ever!

  2. I love love love it, and Libby in the crib is hilarious. She looks a little confused:)

    1. Thanks, Mer! Haha...I needed something living in there to practice with. She was a little unsure at first, but then she just laid down and watched me take the rest of the pics! Miss you! xoxo

  3. I love it, Abs! I think it's actually quite cheery for your dark and industrial taste. I'm glad Dev trusted your gut and didn't have a cow (mad props to Stephanie Tanner indeed!).

    1. Thanks, Pat! :) Yes...I thought it was a good compromise of our styles. Woo hoo Stephanie Tanner! Love ya!

  4. Love, love, love! I couldnt wait to start our nursery either. I loved going in there each day and just dreaming and praying about baby Thomas:) baby carter is going to have a very cool room for sure! I can't wait to see it in person soon!

  5. the book, wherever you are my love will find you:) god found us you is another awesome one. My mom can't read it to the boys without choking up:)

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  7. Love seeing the vision become reality! Good for you for not taking the advice to try to guard your heart and not prepare a room. I think most expectant parents enjoy preparing the room and spend time sitting and rocking as they wait expectantly for the baby to arrive... Soon it will be time to rock and roll, but for now, enjoy the peace and quiet in that awesome nursery!! Happy Summer! Miss you!


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