October 19, 2010

18 Weeks.


(just shy of) 18 weeks



My midwife reminded me at my appointment today that my ultrasound is scheduled for next week. NEXT WEEK!! I don't know why, but I was thinking it wouldn't be until the end of November.

I experienced a moment of crisis and felt my face flush as I realized that I could potentially find out if there's a little boy or girl in there within the week, even though Chris and I have decided against finding out the gender this time around. All the possibilities raced through my mind in an instant... I could decorate the nursery if I knew what we were having! I could get all his or her clothes ready if I knew what we were having! I could focus in on the name search if I knew what we were having! I could be a good girlscout and be ultra prepared if I knew what we were having!

I had to call my husband so he could talk me down off the ledge. With just a few words from his lips, I was able to remember why we'd made the decision we had made. Waiting was just right this time around. Waiting was good. And important. And also.. fun and exciting!

As if to confirm the return to my senses, the thrift store gods opened up their bounty to me today and led me to these perfect 'gender neutral' pieces for the nursery walls:





They are painfully adorable, are they not?! Finding these two gems made me SO excited about putting together our gender-neutral nursery for this baby!!

They match perfectly with the vintage baby quilt I found right before I had Myer:



I can't wait to show you guys the process as we get this sweet little room all set up! It's going to be so fun!

13 comments:

Katy said...

OOOOOOO those prints are A-FREAKIN-DORABLE!!!!! Love them! I love that you are waiting to find out the gender! So special for you and Chris and Ezra and Myer! I am so excited to see that little baby peanut! ;-)

Eric and Tara said...

I have my appt with my midwife today too! And from the looks of it, are you going to OU?! I'm at OU and seeing Leanna, I'm loooving her! Anyway, you look ridiculously cute and preggers and I'm glad we're basically twins.. Or our children will be. ;)

Emery Jo said...

tara- yes I go to leanna too! She's the BEST! How crazy that you have an appt. today as well... we should synchronize our appointments so we have someone to hang out with in the waiting room. hehe.

E said...

Can't wait to see how the room looks decorated. Those prints are fabulous!

Chelsea said...

Conrad's room is gender neutral as well and we want to wait for the sex of the next baby too. I think there's something fun an magical about not knowing, or obsessing (like I did with my first) and having everything totally perfect and planned. I also really want to have my baby shower after the baby comes-sort of like a "meet the baby, baby shower!" and then people can bring me pink or blue onesies! But what do I know, I'm not even pregnant yet.

You look absolutely adorable btw.
and that quilt.... to die for!

Terese said...

We are a three boys family. And I totally get you wanting to wait this time to find out - it's more about the journey and welcoming another child into your family than gearing up for it now.

Kristen said...

I've been reading your blog for a few years now and loved the owl theme you did in your nursery...I am now pregnant with our first! Very close to you...I'm due March 27th. We find out our sex on Friday. So I can start getting owl decorations for a girl or boy!

Charlotte said...

I can't get over how PERFECT those pictures are, and how well they go with the quilt, and what an awesome nursery it's going to be. Kudos to you and thrift store finds!!!

amylou said...

I'm a newish follower!
Just thought I would pop in and say that those prints are way too cute! It think it is awesome that you are waiting to find out.
Your nursery will be adorable!

Lil Muse Lily said...

you are looking great!! and you totally scored with those prints. LOVE!

Molly said...

It looks like you're off to an adorable start in the nursury!!! Almost as fun as your fantastic baby bump.

stina said...

OH MY GOOOOOOOOOOODNESSSSSS i love those pictures and that quilt. like, MORE than i can say right now. mmm they just make me feel so happy. :)

danielle said...

how have i not seen your blog before? you are stunning mama!