How fast did you click over on that one!??
Yes, we are having a baby! Well, let me clarify. My niece, Lauren, and her hubby, Philip, are the parents to be and Lauren is due next February. We are ecstatic, to say the least. I’ve been dying to tell everyone, but she made me wait until that 1st trimester was passed and she told her company.
A new baby will shake up this family big time and we can’t wait. My mom’s prayer that the Lord would let her live long enough to see a great grandchild is about to happen. This was her wish on her 85th birthday in May and I’m so happy it is going to come true for her. She nurtured Lauren as a child and I have no doubt this new baby will get plenty of attention from both sides of the family. I can’t wait to take pics of my parents with this new baby.
A baby changes everything.
My sister, brother-in-law, and my mom are heading down to New Orleans over Labor Day and my sister and I will be helping Lauren with some decorating and painting projects in their new house. You can be sure there will be a nursery happening soon and who knows which direction she’ll be going.
We all found out the news on a conference call when all of us were at my parents house and she was in New Orleans. They had just found out and announced it to all of us via the iphone speaker, standing in my parents kitchen.
I found a few inspiration pics via Pinterest to get the creativity flowing.
It will be fun to see what she comes up with. Lauren has pretty traditional tastes when it comes to decorating and likes more frou-frou décor than her hubby does (he’s way more modern), so it will be interesting to see how the nursery turns out. Lauren loves color and fun accents, so I’m sure she will let her love of color come out in there.
Here are some varied examples of nurseries, from fun and whimsical to elegant in pink and gray.
This one from Pottery Barn is a cute boy’s room in blue and dark woods.
I think Lauren is going to use her own baby bed for her baby too, so she could definitely get a vintage look with her Jenny Lind crib. Lauren is turning 31 this month and I’m sure my mom and her mom kept plenty of her things from childhood, so hopefully she can use some of those for this baby too. It’s been a long, long time since we had a baby around.
You can be sure I’ll be sharing all of that along the way too and hopefully Lauren will have a baby bump by the time we get down there in a few weeks.
I can’t wait to be a Great Aunt to this sweet baby and wow, how fun it’s going to be to have a baby in the family again. Lauren is the only grandchild and I was in my 20’s when she came along. She was a cute, fun and mischievous child, so I can’t wait to see what personality her baby will have. No doubt, this baby will be smart like the parents and it will be loved like crazy!