I'm twenty-seven weeks pregnant with baby boy, and had a timeline revelation last week. During the second trimester of pregnancy, you feel like you've been pregnant since the beginning of time and yet the birth still seems to be ages away. At least that's how I feel. But then last week I did a little math in my head and realized:
a) I have biologically 13 weeks left of this pregnancy.
b) The last 3-ish weeks don't count because by that time you're incapable of doing anything besides breathing. And moaning. And swelling.
c.) Which means I have 10 weeks left to get anything productive done.
d.) But I'll be traveling for 3-4 weeks between now and then.
e.) Which then means I have roughly 6 weeks to turn a girl nursery into a boy nursery and a guest room into a girl toddler room.
Here's what I'm working with:
To be honest, I never made a huge effort to finish out Pigtail's nursery in this new house. Yes, I know we've lived here a year. But in that time I've focused on every other part of the house except the bedrooms. Even the master bedroom is an unfinished weak spot.
To make this a boy's room we will:
-Change the yellow walls to green (yes, I know both yellow and green are unisex colors, but we're in the mood for green).
-Find either gray or brown crib bedding that we don't hate, swap the rug for a brown zebra one, replace or add new art.
(We're keeping all the furniture.)
Next door to the nursery is a spare guest room. "Spare" meaning it's not our primary guest room and I've really never made an effort in there, since we were always hoping to expand our family.
This room is tiny. Tiny.
To make this a toddler room we plan to:
-Paint it gray (matching one of the colors in the rug in the current nursery that will now be in Pigtail's big girl room).
-Replace the double bed with a twin daybed.
-Add a functional (and hopefully bright-colored) dresser.
-Add all new art.
It's quite the undertaking for just a few weeks, especially when I had zero vision about what I wanted in either room. I've been trolling Pinterest and Etsy for inspiration, and at this point we're kind of winging it, but that tends to be how I decorate anyway. Somehow it all works out.
Prepare yourself for lots of home posts over the coming months, as my To Do list has suddenly become very urgent.
Nesting isn't just a "thing." Nesting is for real, y'all.