So, if you have not already been made aware, my house is CRAZY small. Curse of "in-town" living. And yes, I consider my house in-town because a) I am TOTALLY inside 285 and b) it take me all of 10 minutes to get downtown...so there.
Anyway, regardless, my house is small. Very, VERY small. After spending a few days at Mansion Madden I am more than a little nervous about the redecorating that will have to start on my house soon to make way for Baby Ferguson Part 2.
The reason I insist on starting soon is because I recall that during my pregnancy with Owen the thought of doing anything other than sitting on the couch watching tv during my third trimester was crazy. PLUS, I am starting to feel really bad about not spending as much time as possible with Owen so I know that while Baby 2 is cooking I want to spend most of my weekends, nights, etc. focusing my attention on him.
With that said, I have 3 rooms that I have to move around to make room. The babies will share a room. I was a little hesitant about this because I am married and I hate sharing a room but I did some research and talked to a few people who said that their children share rooms and are very close because of it. I think if I move Owen into his new room with at least a few months to get used it it the transition will not be as bad for him...right?!?!?!
So, I am already beginning to make my decorating scrapbook to present to my mother soon so that she can have an idea of what I want to therefore, help me (aka do it for me). If you do not already know, my mother is a decorating fool and can give Martha Stewart a run for her money.
Criteria for the Ferguson Nursery
1. The grey walls will stay. I hate painting. I think its the devil and I just will not do it. The grey walls are a perfect starting point for a neutral room.
2. The red curtains will stay...maybe. I have not decided so Jane will have to help with that.
3. NO THEMES!!!!!! Not that I hate themes. I LOVE a theme party. However, I change my mind hourly so I know I will end up hating it the day after mom and I do all the work to make it cute.
4. I am CONVINCED I am having a girl. Now, I do not know for sure (I find out July 15th at 1 pm) but my mothers intuition says girl. I may be surprised and a boy will be equally as loved and welcomed. In fact, a boy would be easier because I have all the stuff, but I think its a girl. So...I want to make sure that Owen's side is boy enough and that the girl side is girl enough...AND, if it is a girl, Pink has to go somewhere. This is Jill we are working with. However, I do not want two separate sides. They need to be uniform so that room will be cute.
So, if you have any ideas, pictures, etc. please send them to me. I found an adorable website (see bottom of blog page) that I have been going to a lot for inspiration. I found this picture and think it may be my jumping off point. We shall see. In the meantime, I need to start saving my money.