Thursday, September 24, 2009


Tomorrow is the day that we will welcome Averi Jaye into our lives as our newest family member! We are all quite anxious and tired of waiting so long for her arrival. Arielle is very excited to be a big sister and meet her baby sister. She says nothing but good things about what is to come which absolutely amazes me and makes my heart flutter. She has yet to say anything negative about having a new baby in the family or show any doubt that this is a good change for us. I watch her play with her dolls and listen to how she talks to them and I have no doubt as well that she is going to be a loving, caring sister.

I feel as though I have been waiting forever to bring this baby into the world. Time goes so fast yet as I wait for something so big and life-changing I can't help but feel like the day is never going to come. I am thankful for the time I have had to spend with Arielle as an only child but very ready to start the next chapter of our lives with another child to love. I am worried about so many things, yet I feel as though I have gotten this far with one child that doing it all with another one will be a piece of cake. Some things will be different this time though, some big things. Like the fact that I have a four year old to look after and make sure I provide her with the same amount of love and attention that she is used to so she does not become resentful. Also, going back to work after 3 months instead of the 7 months that I had with Arielle is different and will be difficult to go through. Even with these things in mind, I am thinking positive and know I will give it my all so that is what matters the most.

~Momma to Bug~

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Averi's Nursery Room is Complete

After months of planning and preparing, Averi's nursery room is finally complete! I made a few final purchases and placed a couple more things on the wall so I think I am finally satisfied.

First, I had a leftover quilt clip so I decided to hang the pillow sham that came with the crib bedding. It was either that or turn it into a throw pillow which I did not have a need for so the wall art was an obvious choice. I hung it over the bookshelf to draw your eyes up on that wall and give it height. We found the cutest pink and white bird lamp to replace the boring, old satin nickel lamp with plain white shade that sat on the bookshelf. We got the lamp at Home Goods for only $30 and it looks just like the Pottery Barn Kids one only much less expensive!

I also purchased a pink, wooden toy bin at Home Goods for $50. It can be used also be used as a nighstand or table and it can hold a lot of toys so it was worth every penny!

I finally got around to stopping at Goodwill and found a wicker basket with tags for $5 and made my own liner out of pink gingham fabric that I already had. The basket is sitting next to the rocking chair for easy access to anything that I'll need for feedings but it could also be used as a laundry basket.

My favorite addition has been the wooden wall letters that spell "AVERI" which we hung above the closet doors. They came from Hobby Lobby and only cost $2 each. I painted them the same light pink that is on one of the walls in the room. I really want to add brown and/or white polka dots to the letters to make them stand out more.

The final total spent for this nursery room on a small budget is right around $500.

~Momma to Bug~