I can’t believe that we are in the home stretch! It’s 48 days until the official “due date”…and it completely and utterly boggles my mind!
Admittedly, stress is high. I’m worried things will fall through, worried that something will happen, worried about becoming a parent…pretty much worried about everything you could think of. I’m trying not to let it sully these coming weeks, but I have a feeling the next month is going to DRAG on forever.
The nursery is done. We’ve been working on other house repairs in the hopes of getting all the big stuff completely before the baby is born. It’s been a long process, but we’re at the tail end, so that is comforting!
Otherwise, we’re just waiting! I feel like the wait is nearly at an end, but I’m also somewhat scared to get too excited. It’ll definitely be an interesting month and a half!
When J and I first started talking about nursery stuff, one of the things everyone recommended was a recliner to sit in for feedings, readings, sleeping, etc. Neither J or I are being recliner people…we’ve never had one and haven’t really missed it any. However, we ARE both huge IKEA people…and our house is a good testament to that! One of our favorite chairs in our house is our POANG chair that’s in our living room. Honestly, I could sit in that thing for hours on end (and J DOES sit in it for hours on end), because it’s incredibly comfortable. I like the bounce that it has from the leg design, and it’s great for just bouncing/rocking while watching TV.
So…we got a POANG chair for the nursery too! I put it together a few weeks ago and the cats have been exploring it (like they do everything), but from the beginning I was a bit “meh” over the covers that IKEA currently have in stock. Nothing really stood out to me, so I just got the boring beige cover that was the cheapest and vowed to recover it myself. Because, you know…I don’t have enough projects.
The fabric has changed multiple times throughout the nursery planning (including this GORGEOUS floral fabric that I bought and stashed away for when baby girl is a bit older), but I finally settled on a turquoise arrow fabric that plays off the wall decal that we have on the wall behind the crib. I settled in and read some blog tutorials on how to recover the chair, and it seemed fairly easy! Two yards of wide (54″) home decor fabric, a few sewed seams, and voila! This was my first attempt, and when I do it again next time with different fabric, I’m sure I’ll make some changes to the design of the cover, but overall I’m pleased with the results!
The nursery is really coming together! All we have left to do is get a dresser set up and then I think we’ll be finished! 10 weeks to go…counting down!