I have always been an enthusiast when it comes to dates and countdowns. For somebody who hates math so much, I sure do like counting down the days until big things happen. When I was younger, it was summer camp and spring break. In college it was weeks until finals. And spring break. In my adult life, it's all "twenty business days left in the quarter" and "OMG eleven months until my thirtieth birthday". But the biggest countdown I've had yet is quickly ticking down... and Babycenter was kind enough to alert me - 96 days until my due date.
Which brings me to our nursery-to-be... what started as a very sparse and unused extra bedroom upstairs is slowly starting to fill up. Amazing, generous gifts from family over Christmas mean that I am no longer freaking out about needing to buy baby gear.
But before we get to unpack the baby carrier and the stuffed bunny, our first project in this room is to cover up the ugly popcorn ceiling. Our whole house has popcorn ceilings and I HATE it. The baby's room is the first one we are attacking and it will be covered with some sort of planked ceiling or beadboard tiles.
We'll also install some shelves for baby books (we were lucky to receive the beginning of the baby's library as gifts this week), reconfigure the closet for maximum storage, and then begin the decorating process!