Sunday, May 1, 2011

big news and a nursery reveal

Happy Sunday Bloggers! 
Hope you had a restful and lovely weekend.
Eric and I enjoyed lots of time outdoors, good food, and a couple naps before baby Parker makes his big arrival on ....

Yes, Tuesday is the day.
It's been one crazy week, but through a lot of prayer and counsel we have came to a joint agreement to go with the c -section.

I still can't say that I am super excited about having a c -section, but I am coming around to the idea. I am trying to focus on the positives.
Most of all I am trying to focus on the craziness that on Tuesday our son will be born.
He will make us parents.
I will get to see what he looks like.
I will get to hold him.

C - section or natural - I will still get to meet him on Tuesday.
Tuesday will be a good day.

I can't wait to look into his eyes, and see the life that has been inside of me for 9 months.

The c - section is scheduled for Tuesday at 12:00 pm. 
Eric and I would truly appreciate all of your prayers. 
Please specifically pray that Eric and I would have courage and peace in the Lord who is over our lives - and please pray for Parker's health and safety as he enters this world!

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So, in lieu of Parker's big news ... I thought that I would go ahead and share his FINISHED nursery. 
Yes, everything is finally finished. 

Remember the before:
just a plain drywall box with grey paint.

and the during:
added some architectural details with the board and batten

cleared out all the junk

Then, we shopped at a lot of thrift stores, etsy,consignment stores, yard sales, the peddler's mall, craigslist, and received many wonderful gifts from friends ...

and transformed the room ...


we mixed modern fabrics (like the yellow chevron), clean white lines, and vintage touches (my favorite might be the airplane mobile).

I love looking at all the little details of the room.
Almost everything in the room was either 
a gift

handmade by a friend or us

taken from the old guest bedroom and re purposed (like the chandelier, pelmet boxes, and vintage window)

found on one of my many "treasure hunts" - my girlfriends and I call them treasure hunts & Eric likes to say that we're going "gold digging" 
For some reason that always makes me laugh

I'll be back soon with more detailed shots ... more info & cost on the different items around the room!

Please remember our family in your prayers on TUESDAY :)


Kari said...

How exciting! I can't wait to see pictures of baby Parker! We will be praying for you on Tuesday!
(the nursery is precious!)

Dora said...

The nursery is so pretty . I love the red accents :)

Anne said...

Rach - the nursery looks awesome! You seriously have a gift. We'll be praying :)

Jade Cook said...

amazing. it all looks just amazing! and your c-section will be fine. like you said - in the end you'll have you're beautiful little baby and that's the most important thing. we'll be praying for all 3 of you tomorrow!!!

Cory said...


Cannot wait to meet Parker! Love you all!

kathy said...

Beautiful nursery! I love the red chandy and the other red accents. I'll be praying for you tomorrow.