while we're in the final days before this second little baby girl arrives, i wanted to share some small updates we've made to the nursery! ellie moved to her new room in july, and so it's been fun to be in this space and try to imagine this little baby girl and what she will be like. it's also really fun to work on a baby's room when all you need are little things -- none of the stress of is this the right crib?! chair?!
i said this on instagram, but for me, and the way i'm wired, this second round of nesting has been oh-so-wonderful. my type a, over achiever tendencies have been oh so humbled by parenthood -- i have no illusion that there is a to do list or task that will make us "ready" for this baby. for me, that's because i know she will come into the world with needs we could have never have anticipated; and that for a while, baby's needs are so simple. we've received some really thoughtful gifts for this baby that have brightened this space and made it feel new for this sweet girl.
for the past few week, i find myself walking in this room each night before bed. i just sort of wind up sitting there for a few minutes, looking around, trying to soak up the coming change. trying to process what it's like to bring a baby home, to rock it to sleep, the incredible care that will be done in this room, especially over her first year of life. it feels like it's been so long since we've had a baby in this house, i think my heart is just preparing, best it can, for it.
here are the little updates i just love: this rifle paper co set of classic books (b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!); this crib sheet that just makes me so happy; this print that is SUCH a good reminder about raising little ones; this little mouse that i just totally fell for & some of our new favorite books (more on that next!). you can also see a wish list for this second baby in this post!