Baby Bennett's Nursery Sneak Peek and A Discount!

While this is not a full reveal per se, I wanted to give you all the progress shots. We are going to be continually evolving on her gallery wall, as well as her shelves I am sure, but this is where we are stepping away and saying, "her nursery is done!" And it feels so good. This is the view from the door.

arrow: Michael's

poster: Mumford & Sons Concert

camera: wooden toy gifted by our two photographer friends

laundry basket: Ross

cloth diaper pail (aka, trash can): Costco

blue cart: Ikea

dresser: Honest Company

glider: Hayneedles

flower light: Ikea

bike print, little bitty pretty one, and the sky's the limit prints: Etsy

metal L: Pottery Barn

bedding and changing pad cover: Caden Lane

rug: Kohl's

pouf: Andiexs

fox bin: Amazon

wall color: Benjamin Moore Hale Navy

Bad ass light from Restoration Hardware.


This is from the wall looking right. Her bigger/more important books are on the shelves, along with a piggy bank from Auntie Katie Meyer, moccasins from Auntie Sam, and a sound machine from Uncle Amazon. :) The garland was from the baby shower and I love that I am re-purposing it in here. Oh, and her crib is from her Nana Mary and is also from the Honest Company. More on the crib later...

Because her co-sleeper is still being stored in her crib. Getting in and out of bed is tough enough for me at this stage and so we are going to wait until she's on her way home to put up the co-sleeper.

In the meantime, back to this pouf! I searched. And searched. And searched. For a pouf that was the right vibe, but also price. The one from Restoration Hardware would have come in at around $200 and momma ain't no fool. I luckily was able to connect with Andie on Etsy who sent me this gorgeousness shown below.


The scale is perfect, the quality is top notch and it is comfortable for toe and bottom resting equally. And now she is offering you all a discount for a pouf of your very own! Just go to her shop and enter the code ANDIE4BENNETT10 at checkout for 10% off of your entire order!


And now this is her room from the other side looking back towards the door.


bookshelves: Babyletto

cat: Jellycat

starburst mirror: Target

peacock bin: Amazon

Inside her closets are our container store Elfa systems and a WHOLE BUNCH OF CLOTHES from friends. I got some size dividers (0-3 months, 3-6 months, and so on) and hung up most of her bulky winter stuff. My favorite part of this closet set up are those pull out birch wood shelves you see below. They currently store toys on the bottom one and socks and shoes on the top.


So there you have it. A peek into her room as it sits currently. We still need to get a mobile and continue working on the gallery wall over her crib, but we feel pretty great about where it is currently.

What's your favorite part?

Don't forget to score your discount and get that pouf in time for Christmas. Head here to shop and enter the code ANDIE4BENNETT10 at checkout for 10% off of your entire order!

32 Weeks

How I’m Feeling: Heartburn-y. Like super heartburny. It's been a daily thing for the last month and momma is getting worn out. I have tried a ton of different stuff and just need to accept that I am going to have the buuuuuuuuurn. I also am feeling kind of mopey. A little bit of womp womp has started to creep in... we had her baby shower the first weekend in October and it was so darn fun and beautiful. But it was also exhausting. We had a bunch of people in town, a touch of drama, and just were generally busy. Pregnancy is hard. Belly/Weight: I have been hovering right around 30 pounds gained for the last month. It's odd to watch my weight shift from the rest of me to my belly. The braxton hicks contractions are in full swing. In fact, at my 30 week appointment the midwife asked me if I was having any contractions,.

Me: No

Midwife: You are having one right now. Here, feel.

Me: hhahahhaha. OHHHHH so that tightness was a contraction. Hahahhahaa.

Life Changes: I am mere weeks away from being done working in the office until after maternity leave. I am also out on assignment for the next two weeks which has been a nice change of scenery. As my discomfort increases, my desire to be in the office also divebombs.

Purchases/Nursery Decisions? Since the baby shower (post coming on that soon), so many things have been gifted and purchased. We are so damn loved.

I ordered her rug...

teal rug

Her bedding...


Got some of her art on the walls...

little bitty map mountains sky

Was gifted her bookshelf from my ridiculously generous besties...


And also received her monitor from my work crew (they are ridiculously generous folks too)...


Movement: She remains as totally crazy as ever. She is currently head down with her butt/back on my left side and her long freaking legs and feet extending out to my right side                where she likes to kick me in the hip. Repeatedly.

Sleep: Major downgrades in the sleep department due to increases in nightly peeing and heartburn.

Cravings: LB's cookies. Fruit still. Shoveling down as much food as possible before heartburn hits around 12 each day.

Exercise: Still Walking! Have gone to one prenantal yoga class per week during the last month and I love it.


Favorite Pregnancy Moment this week: LB continuing to say how cute I look even though I feel like a schlumpa. It's a small thing, but it's super nice. Runner up favorite moment??? I think we have found a nanny!!!

On My Mind: Same as a month ago. I am ready for our birth class and wish we would have started going sooner. Pregnancy is just hard. Feeling like a run down, uncomfortable, heartburned, version of yourself for months on end is super hard.


Baby to do list: A More Detailed Version

  • Paint baby's room
  • Get crown molding and built in bookshelves painted
  • Get daybed/futon for office
  • Arrange her room
  • Start getting art on walls in her room
  • Finish breastfeeding book
  • Pick out fabric to make her changing table cover, and curtains.
  • Make those things above.
  • Start freezing food (may need to get a chest freezer from costco).
  • Hospital Tour
  • Birth Class
  • Baby Shower :) :) :)

PS: Everything in this post is linked. So just click on the pictures and away you go!