The nursery has been a source of such excitement (and sometimes despair) over the past month or so. Before we even decided on adoption, we had painted the nursery, along with my craft room, a neutral grey. It’s a very light grey, so it was easily considered “gender neutral.” Then as the adoption wait continued, we decided on colors, rather than a theme: Navy, Turquoise, and Grey. Colors that would work well with either a boy or a girl (and I do love a good Navy color!).
Then, a few weeks ago, the anatomy scan revealed that our Expecting Mother was having a baby girl, and all good plans went by the wayside! I won’t lie, I had a moment of insanity where I wanted to scrap all the plans that we’d put in place for the nursery and start over with a blank slate…well, not blank, but a slate full of lush floral patterns, deep purples and hazy greys…and J immediately was having none of it.
Thankfully, cooler heads prevailed (especially before I tossed everything we’d already bought for the nursery) and I got back on track. We looked far and wide for the right decal to put on the wall…something that brought out our love of travel and adventure, and something that would take up a fair amount of space on the wall. We finally found one we both liked on Etsy, and last night we put it up on the wall!
It’s only a small start, but we have until June to make the room perfect. I’ve been enjoying the slow process of putting it all together!