It’s been way too long and here I am in the final trimester of this pregnancy with baby #4! It’s been such an incredibly long and short all at the same time; if that makes any sense. I feel like I just saw a positive test but then I remember the last time I drank was Halloween.
So in planning out rooms, we knew someone would be sharing a bedroom. We have a 4 bedroom house and the thought of selling and trying to buy something else in this market would lead to my demise. Originally, I figured the girls would want to share a room. Audrey is almost 2 and Aria will be 7 in a few days. I was worried that Aria would just end up keeping my good sleeping toddler awake and I’d have a disaster. So my 8 year old son Everett and 7 year old daughter Aria decided they’d like to share (for now) in the big spare room. It’s been a few months and is working out great except for the fact that they can not for the life of them keep it clean.
Audrey, my 2 year old, now has the smallest room up there but it works well since it’s basically just her crib, dresser, and a few toys.
So, now onto the new babies nursery. It also doubles as a guest room for when we have people visiting or possibly for me when my husband has to work and baby won’t sleep in our room. I wanted the space to feel more “grown up” and comfortable for adults but still have everything baby needs.
I got this headboard from someone in the neighborhood selling it for $50! Such a steal and really fits in so much better than the black metal one that I had prior. My husband was super excited that I fit in one of his posters he purchased in the smokey mountains this year.
I got this dresser from Wayfair which came with plain white knobs. I had to give it a little something to help tie it into the rest of the room because of who I am as a person. I searched for days to try to find knobs that fit without breaking my wallet. I’m shook at how expensive hardware can be. My lovely friend found these for me.
You can find them on Hirsch & Timber for just $24 for the set of 6! They’re holding up great so far and I hope they continue to do so.
Now for the more “baby” side of the room.
I, without a doubt, wanted a rocker and a cute little reading nook. Not only just for him, but for my toddler too! The rocker and the pouf (one of my favorite items in the nursery) are both from Wayfair. I’m not sure i’ll even end up resting my feet on that ottoman but it was too perfect not to add to the space.
Bringing live plants into the space was something that was really important to me. I love my plant babies and these are thriving in their home! Peep that cute boobie pot on the bottom photo. I couldn’t say no.
Now, the name reveal.
We struggled for a while to name him. My other three kids all start with vowels and that’s the direction we were thinking at the beginning. Until we settled on this name that we just felt was perfect.
Sweet Micah James.
Now we’ll have two E names (Erin and Everett) two A names (Aria and Audrey) and two M names (Matt and Micah) to complete our family of 6!
I also wanted to brag on myself with my hand painted photos above the crib. I’m not an artist at all but I’m stoked with how they turned out. Just a little personal touch to tie everything in with the oranges and greens.
So the space is ready for his arrival but I’m going to do my best to keep him in for a while. The kids and my husband are traveling while i’m 37 weeks for a can’t miss wedding. So I need to make it to 38 weeks. Then it’s game on.