Mom and I found that awesome coral colored ottoman at Burlington Coat Factory in the clearance section, and since it has a tiny tear in the back corner, she haggled them for another 10% off, or something like that - because she's a gosh darn PROFESSIONAL shopper! It'll be the perfect spot to set my phone and my glass of water while I'm nursing, and I love that it's big enough for Sylvia to sit on and watch so she can be a part of the new baby action. I also love anything that doubles as extra storage! It currently houses all of the 12 month and younger toys in our house. We'll see how long it stays that organized.
Here's my favorite part of the whole room!
There's my coral dresser that took FOR.EV.ER to repaint, but gosh, was it worth it! There's nothing like a $0.00 piece of furniture! Well, I guess it cost about $30 for the paint, varnish and fixtures, but that's next to nothing these days! I also made the ribbon mobile and I think it's pretty darn cute. I found the mirror and tiny picture frame at Hobby Lobby, and the letter M at Babies R Us. (There's a big fat hint at the baby name for ya! Unless I see you in person between now and then, you'll just have to wait! Ha ha!!) I found that cute lamp at Target on clearance, but it might not stay there for long. It'll probably find it's way to the top of the bookshelf at some point. I'm also not crazy about the bright blue towel under the changing pad, but it works for now. I might try to find a lighter blue one later. OH! And see the baby booties hanging in the picture frame? Those are from my very first Christmas in 1981! My Mom swears that my Grandma Neltner knitted them for me as a Christmas ornament, but Grandma insists that she did no such thing. I don't know who to believe, but I know they are pretty stinking cute. They've been at the very top of my Christmas tree ever since I moved out, but now they're in baby M_____'s room and that might be where they stay!
So, the baby room is fully furnished, decorated and stocked. The dresser and closet and full of sweet girl clothes and tiny sleepers and swaddling blankets. Our hospital bags are packed and the grandparents are on "stand by" to sweep in and take care of Sylvia when the time comes. We have less than three weeks to our due date and I can finally say that I feel "ready!" Not just ready, but cool, calm and collected - very much the opposite of how I felt about a month ago. Phew! I knew we'd make it. Now we just have to w....a....i....t........