Thursday, July 12, 2012

Tilly's Nursery is Finished

After hanging curtains Sunday, I'm proud to announce that Tilly's nursery is ready and awaiting her arrival. Working on this room has been a nice way to pass time during pregnancy, but with four weeks to my due date, I'm so glad it's done.

This is what we started with:

And this is her room now:

It's hard to believe we're even looking at the same space! We've ripped up carpet, repainted walls and ceilings, installed crown molding, painted cribs and furniture, picked out fabric and other accessories. This room is ready for our sweet baby girl to come home!

It's hard to capture the whole room from one angle, but you may notice there's not much pink. I don't have a problem with pink, but I fell in love with these fun blue and green fabrics and the nursery blossomed from there.

I love how her crib bedding turned out. It's somewhat non-traditional and funky, but looks so sweet and girlie with the light blue crib. Ty did a fantastic job painting it!

The curtains were the last thing we added. The fabric is soft and delicate and doesn't take the focus away from the bold bedding. Tilly's monogrammed baby shoes could be my favorite thing ever!

There are a few other special touches that I love, too.

This was Ty's dad's hospital bracelet from when he was born. I had no idea this is what hospital bracelets used to look like!? Or that they were sealed together by a lead pellet! Ty's mom gave this to me several months ago, and I had it framed because I thought it was such a sweet keepsake ... even though the last name is misspelled! Did you notice that? I wonder if they would even let you take your baby home now days without a full-on investigation if this happened.

Aunt Ashley and I spent last Friday night making this wreath for the hospital door. We used fabric I had leftover from her room and a wood monogram Ashley had made for Tilly's shower. I love the little pop of pink in the middle of all the blue and green fabrics!

Only one thing is missing, and I imagine the stork will be delivering her to us very soon.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Showered by Friends

A few weekends ago, my sweet friends outdid themselves by hosting an amazing shower for myself and Tilly. There were so many precious details, I will do my best to remember them all.

I'm so grateful for the girlfriends I've been blessed with. Four of us have been enduring this long hot summer pregnant together. Knox was the first to arrive, only three more to go ... and I'm due next!

This was one of my favorite details. Each of the girls brought their cups and rattles to hang above the food table. Unbenounced to me, they had a cup made for Tilly that was hanging with all of theirs. What an adorable, thoughtful idea!

The food and flowers were prefect. Amanda has mastered the art of flower arranging. I wish I could do that!

Lauren made mini blueberry pancakes, Kristen brought the most divine cheese grits (the leftovers were a hit in Sunday School the following day) and Nancy made my favorite strawberry salad. If only the plates were bigger!

Jenny made coffee punch and there was champs (I hope all of you that watch RHOC got that reference). The coffee punch made its way to our Sunday School class, as well!

LJ's mom, Mrs. Lesa, made these adorable cupcakes. Some were decorated with flowers, others with baby booties and some with Tilly's monogram. So precious!

LJ found these cute onesies to hang over the mantle. They so soft and sweet. I can't wait to see Tilly in them!

There was an insane number of gifts. I think I broke a sweat trying to get through them all, but we have so many things ready for Tilly now, and I couldn't be more appreciative of the generosity our friends have shown.

It happened that my longtime friend Sarah (Morgan) O'Bryan was in town from Savannah and was able to come to the shower. It was great to see her and our college pal Sara Stanford, who came in from Baton Rouge. We don't get together often enough! The last time was at my wedding, so I better keep coming up with huge life events if that's the only way to round us all up in the same place.

Sarah is expecting 10 weeks after me, and found out two days after the shower that she's having a little girl. I wish our girls could grow up in the same town. The trouble they could stir up!

We got everything home, unpacked, washed and put away! I realize Tilly could survive with much less, but it warms my heart to see there are so many people who already love her and are ready to welcome her into this world.

Only five more weeks!