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August 29th, 2011, 11:33 AM
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I've had a really hard time knowing what to do with the "nursery" when Baby gets here. I didn't want to do anything TOO normal... because not only am I NOT normal (I'm the EPITOME of non-traditional...) I am also sharing my room with this baby. I live with my parents, I'm essentially a single mom. This for sure wasn't a planned pregnancy. It's a GLORIOUS pregnancy, and my family and I are over the moon... but it wasn't planned. It's actually really weird timing, but sometimes, that's how life works. Anyway... Baby's and my room is HUGE... there are two full size closets, room for my big bed, and a crib, and my dresser and baby's dresser, and a changing table... and a rocker... it's a big room. I didn't want it all to match, I want separate spaces defined. I just was having such a hard time figuring out what to do. I wanted to make the bedding and stuff (I'm just a titch bit crafty) and I know that'll take a while... so I was kinda buggin.

Then, last night it hit me. A rainbow baby is a baby who brings color back to life after a loss. This baby, my sweet, sweet rainbow baby not only will do THAT... but is also responsible for a miraculous change in my life. I'm a new person, thanks to this sweetheart. I'm healthier, I've gotten away from scary situations I was in, I've gone back to school, I'm making a life for myself on my own terms... this baby saved me. So, naturally... I'm going to have baby's nursery area be a rainbow. It'll work for a boy OR a girl, because color is universal. I can have bright, bold, loud, playful colors that I LOVE, and when I roll over in bed and see that happy corner? I can rejoice in the fact that the shrieking banshee in the crib is the happiest thing to ever happen to me.

I'm starting off by making a quilt with my aunt... She's a HUGE quilter, and she's going to help me. Then I'll probably make a bumper and the other accouterments. I am actually really excited about this. I just had to share.
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August 29th, 2011, 11:59 AM
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Awwww Sounds like a beautiful idea! Can't wait to see what everything looks like, hope you post pics!
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August 29th, 2011, 01:47 PM
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Awwww Sounds like a beautiful idea! Can't wait to see what everything looks like, hope you post pics!
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August 29th, 2011, 01:49 PM
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Massive room! That sounds like a wonderful idea.
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August 29th, 2011, 03:24 PM
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That sounds wonderful! Can't wait to see pictures.
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August 29th, 2011, 05:02 PM
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Thanks girls! And yes Rachel, it IS a massive room lol! I love it. I swear, it was built for this exact purpose. I remember when we moved in, we all laughed at what you could EVER use such a huge room for... and when we found out about the baby, we all were like... "THIS! THIS is what it's for!"

When I get everything all done (and probably piece by piece) I'll post pictures. As it is, I'm going to the fabric store tonight to find some fabrics to do the quilt from. Here's the inspiration, in case you're curious.

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August 29th, 2011, 05:07 PM
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That's a cool quilt!
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August 29th, 2011, 05:27 PM
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Thank you!! I'm so excited!!! I have only made REALLY simple quilts before... I plan on making that one with brighter fabrics and doing it in more of a gradient pattern in ROYGBIV order I'm a little anal about color order... lol!
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August 29th, 2011, 06:19 PM
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That is going to look amazing! Can't wait to see it done
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August 29th, 2011, 07:27 PM
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Oh honey, that is an easier quilt to do. I have made a similar one. I love it! You will have to post pictures!!
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August 30th, 2011, 08:53 AM
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Rachel, thanks for the reassurance!

And don't worry, I'll post lots of pictures!
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