I’m 18 weeks pregnant and I cannot believe how fast it is going – in less than two weeks I’ll be halfway! We always planned on trying for a baby after we got married, but as we honeymooned in the Maldives immediately after our wedding, we were advised to wait 3 months after we returned before trying to get pregnant – at the risk of Zika virus. So that’s what we did, we waited three months pretty much to the day and were incredibly lucky as I fell pregnant almost immediately. We chose to only tell very close family members before we were at the twelve-week mark and felt comfortable to share our news with everyone else. Those twelve weeks feel like the longest three months ever… so whilst it seems as though I’ve only been talking about being pregnant for little over a month, I’ve been preparing for this and planning the nursery for the last six months.
Whilst we have actually already found out the gender of our baby (we went to a private scan at 16 weeks because we just couldn’t wait), I have kept this very gender-neutral until we are ready to share, but also perhaps this will provide as inspiration to you whether you are expecting a girl or a boy – or a surprise!
I’ve linked the items in my above nursery mood board below however please keep in mind that some of the items i discovered six months ago and seem to have been discontinued since so I will have to hunt for suitable alternatives when we start actually ordering bits!
Boucle Armchair (west elm – looks discontinued)
Side Table (west elm – looks discontinued)
If you are a long-time follower then you will already know all about my love affair with west elm, so imagine my delight when I discovered they had collaborated with their sister brand – pottery barn kids (which, yes, is available in the UK!) You can browse the whole west elm x pottery barn kids collection here, where you’ll find a range of furniture, smaller accessories like toys and even bedding! The Mid-Century range in white is my absolute favourite!
Whilst I absolutely love the west elm x pottery barn kids range, I can’t help but wish that there were a wardrobe to complete the matching cot and changing drawers. I just think practically, I’ll need more storage than just drawers and in an ideal world, it would be lovely if all three matched! Then I came across Cam Cam Copenhagen’s Scandinavian nursery furniture. Matching cot, changing table (with storage) and wardrobes are available in three gender neutral colours – white, grey and sand!
Now we know the gender of baby, I can finally add a bit of excitement to the nursery plans but up until we found out I was hunting for soft toys that were gender-neutral and I came across the Big Stuffed soft toys on Scandiborn and fell head over heels. And this range of toys is actually what inspired the nursery theme that I’ve now settled on – sea and shells. I’ve always loved sea animals so it’s kind of perfect!
Whilst the nursery will be completed in time for baby’s arrival, we will use the Snuzpod 3 Bedside Crib for the first 6 months of its life, I’ve heard great things about it, my sister recommended I get it and it is IndyBest Winner & Best Crib 2019 Junior Awards. There are many pros to this crib but my favourite are these; with 9 height settings, the SnuzPod attaches to divan and framed beds using adjustable straps provided and with a zip-down wall, it makes night feeds convenient and provides baby with their very own safe sleeping space.
Of course, this is just the beginning of the baby spam… but if you want to keep an eye on my latest inspiration you can follow my Nursery Pinterest Board below. After all, Pinterest is where all projects are born. Is it not?