When I tell people that we're not finding out the gender of the baby, a typical response I get is that I must not be very controlling. First, I am stoked to hear this feedback because it makes me feel like I just might be improving upon one of my greatest weaknesses. Then I recall how I asked my friend Stephanie to encourage people to use the registry we created for our baby shower so that we didn't end up in the same situation depicted in the first picture above: one hat, stuffed animal or surfboard away from being featured on an episode of hoarders.
Not knowing exactly when Sprout is going to decide to live life on the outside has also left me a little anxious. How many days do I have left to sleep in, carry my first baby and finish thank you notes? No one can answer that and I guess I have to admit, it is pretty exciting not knowing when we might meet one of our favorite people we will ever know. But that's the go-with-the-flow side of me talking. The controlling side of me is really glad Sprout has decided to make their debut after we hung those twinkle light balls around the changing table window and received the cushion for the rocking chair in the mail.
As for the rest of the project, I've posted previously about how Scott did the wood paneling and also how I painted the bookshelf. The flooring is from Urban E-Z Plank, bought on clearance. It's vinyl wood that is very durable and requires zero adhesive, so it can be removed easily. It took us most of a day to install, but generally speaking it was pretty easy. The hardest part was cutting the pieces so the planks were properly staggered.
For insulation of the back wall and installation of the closet, we hired a contractor (actually the dad of one of the surf girls I coach). Everything else we tried to do ourselves.
I am working on another post for next week that will feature the room as it is now, including some details about where certain items came from. If you have any questions, especially about where something is from, feel free to email me or ask in the comment section below. I hope you have a great weekend!
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