I hate to break it to you, but I married the best guy in the world. The rest of you ladies will just have to settle for second best. (Sorry.) He opens my car door for me every time we go somewhere, he shuts his alarm off before it rings so that it doesn’t wake me up, he buys my favorite cookies just because, and, among countless other things, most recently surprised me by doing some serious work in our baby girl’s nursery while I was at work on Tuesday: I came home to freshly painted walls and trim.
I had mentioned in passing last week that I wanted the walls to be Benjamin Moore’s Gray Owl mixed to be 50% lighter, and he somehow remembered that and went and bought the exact thing, then told me on the phone on my way home that he’d been working on another room’s crown molding all day. Needless to say, I was totally caught off-guard in the best kind of way.
Despite my last post that suggested we’d have a Pink Explosion Nursery, that isn’t really true. Because in a possibly futile attempt to be practical and save money, we are going gender-neutral on the walls and a few other things. For example, we are totally keeping the brick red floor with splatter-paint treatment. Both boys and girls really go for that sort of thing these days.
Seriously, though, I really don’t want to paint the walls hot pink or something and then have to re-paint in the event that baby #2 is a boy. Not that I worked too hard at painting for baby #1. But that’s hardly the point.There will, however, be pink in the form of things that are A) inexpensive and B) easy to change out. Like the yard of ombre dot fabric in the middle below. It will be A Really Cute Something in the nursery. So far I have ruled out burp cloth and baby fanny pack. All other options are still up for grabs. And the girly fabric on the right serves as the color palette for the whole room AND the fabric for the doorless closet. The fabric on the left will be curtains and could easily transition to a boy nursery color scheme.
When I left for work Tuesday morning, the room still looked like this, photos courtesy of that same husband from earlier who somehow also remembered that I would want documentation of every angle.
We still obviously have work to do, but the fact that there is progress, and the fact that this progress brings us that much closer to bringing our baby girl home…it makes me smile.
In other exciting news, I have this new trick I do where when I sneeze on a partly-full bladder, I piddle my pants. Which is totally irrelevant to everything I have just discussed.
Have you been surprised in a good way lately? Is anyone disappointed that the nursery won’t be drowning in pink? Who’s going to be the first to mail me Poise adult diapers as a practical joke?