Ready to do some decorating!!

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Registered: 04-24-2003
Ready to do some decorating!!
Sun, 08-10-2003 - 10:44pm
Okay, I'm only 7.5 weeks PG and already looking for catalogs, websites and anything else I can find for ideas on decorating the nursery! Obviously, I can't do too much as I have to find out whether we're having a boy or girl; but, once we do, I want to be ready to go! I have spent the last 10 years waiting for this moment and want it to be really special. Have any of you guys found a great magazine and/or book that really impressed you? Or, how about an awesome website? I'm waiting on my catalog from and am fired up about it! :O)

Many thanks!

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Registered: 03-28-2003
Mon, 08-11-2003 - 10:29am
The theme we've decided to go with is from Babies R Us. They've got lots of good, affordable stuff. The Baby's Room also has nice things. Don't know how much you want to spend, but PotteryBarn Kids always has cute, but pricey items.


Jada EDD 10/02

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Registered: 04-08-2003
Tue, 08-12-2003 - 2:40pm
I was like you...ready to decorate right away! I am now 33 weeks prego and sitting in the baby's excited! The following all had great stuff! I also found it helpful to go to stores like TJ Maxx and find little odds and ends to decorate with...I repainted a lot of stuff to match the color of the room and it kept me busy! Another thing to keep you busy it making a little door hanging pillow (needlepoint and then the store will set it on a pillow for you). I made one that said "Baby Sleeping"...and it kept me busy for a little!

Some stores I used:

Bellini (dresser, lamp, glider, slipcover for glider, changing table)

Shabby Chic (crib sheets, bumper, skirt, blankets, diaper bag, Material for curtains and chair slip cover, lamp shades) (hand made letters to hang in room that spell out baby's name, book holder)

BuyBuyBaby (rug, dresser knobs, stroller, basics, car seat, etc...)

TJ Maxx and Homegoods (little wall shelves and vases)

I saw some cute stuff on Pottery Barn Kids also.

Depending where you live, you can look online for baby stores/boutiques in your area. I found a bunch that had such cute stuff...they are fun to browse in and get ideas...even if it is too early to buy!

Good luck and enjoy all the excitement!

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Registered: 08-13-2003
Thu, 08-14-2003 - 4:16pm
I was like you also... I am now 22 weeks pg and once I found out I went on and started registering for stuff that you don't have to know the sex for. Then once I found out the sex I went on again and registered for more. I plan on going to the actual store and registering for more too.

I don't know about you but I have a hard time registering somewhere expensive because I feel like I'm asking too much of the people that are buying for me... so I found that Target had great stuff for great prices. I can't wait for my baby shower so I can start decorating the baby's room.

Have fun looking around... and hope you have a H&H baby.


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Registered: 04-04-2003
Fri, 08-15-2003 - 11:52am
One word of advice from a BTDT - don't wait to paint the room! DH and I couldn't decide on a color and wound up waiting till I was about 6 1/2 months (w/ twins) to paint the room. Since DH is not the neatest painter, I was in charge of doing the trim and cutting in the walls while he rolled them.

I can't describe how awkward and uncomfortable it was to be on my knees crawling around trying to paint when I was swollen and off-balance.

Here's some more unsolicited advice. DOn't spend a fortune on comforters and dust ruffles and things that look nice, but aren't practical. You can't use the comforter anyway because of suffocation hazards. There will be PLENTY of expenses once this little bundle comes along - so don't go whole hog on the decorating. JMO!!!

Carol w/ Meghan and Carrie