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for dinner tonight (our 4:30 early bird special dinner), we had three cheese tortellini.

before you get all you’re a wonderful cook!  it looks so delicious!  what talent you have! please be aware that i woke up a little under the weather this morning and it’s all courtesy of buitoni and mr. paul newman (may he rest in peace).  the basil, however, is from our new garden.


i don’t believe i ever shared the fact that i put together sylvie’s changing table this week.  here it is in all its glory!

yep, that’s our kitchen in the background.  we’re fitting all of this (and us) into a 730 square foot, one bedroom apartment.  the nursery is really the back half of our living room, which was originally an office/workspace.  it’s a space of about 9 feet by 7 feet and is open to the rest of the living room/kitchen.  if you have a house or even just a second bedroom, consider yourself lucky and me jealous.  we, in the words of the immortal tim gunn, MAKE IT WORK.  (is anybody else super stoked about the project runway finale tonight?)

in addition to our changing table, we added some new baby items to our arsenal this week.

we splurged a little on this lamp from urban outfitters because LOOK AT IT.  it’s a yellow bunny for goodness sake!

we also purchased a grey moby wrap and this mobile from our friendly neighborhood baby boutique.  sylvie’s nursery is really starting to come together!

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here is the crib we decided on for sylvie:

lollipop crib by ap industries.

my husband’s parents were very generous and bought it for us yesterday.  thanks, mom and dad hinkle!!!  i love it.  it’s simple, classic, and perfect for our daughter.  OUR DAUGHTER.  it still blows my mind to be able to write that and say it out loud.

we ordered our changing table today.  it will arrive in about 2 weeks!

south shore changing table from babies r us.

we also picked out our bookcases.  we’re going to take a trip out to the ikea outside of cincinnati to pick them up in about a month.  we’re planning a trip to ohio then to visit trav’s parents, anyway.

expedit bookcase and shelving unit from ikea.

it feels great to have all of the basic elements of the nursery picked out!  we’re almost halfway there, and i’m starting to feel the pressure to get organized!  i think the nesting phase has officially begun.  i am so in love with our little girl.

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the nursery.

travis and i live in a 730 sq. ft. one-bedroom apartment.  that doesn’t leave a ton of room for a nursery.

here is our apartment’s floorplan:

the part i’ve highlighted in red will be our baby’s nursery.  as you can see, it measures roughly 11.5ft by 7ft. and is open to the rest of the apartment.  we’re going to have to be creative with the space.  this means multi-functional furniture, and nothing too big or elaborate (not our style anyhow).

we have only just begun our search for a crib and changing table, which is likely all that will be in the nursery space.  luckily, we have a coat closet, which we don’t keep much in, for storage.  we are also thinking about building/purchasing some sort of bookcase or storage cubes, which will come out from the wall, by our bedroom door.  this should act to delineate the space a bit more.  something like this, but smaller:

here is our favorite crib so far:

it converts into a toddler bed.  it’s honestly difficult to find a crib that doesn’t.  we want a fairly unisex crib, preferably in an espresso finish, so we can use it for future children.  i love how simple this is, but it still has some beautiful details present.

i love the matching changing table, too:


as you can see, it converts into a twin-sized bed.  it’s all about bang for the buck.

as far as a theme is concerned, neither of us like anything too matchy-matchy.  we’re thinking about framing some of the drawings we did as kids for the walls.  i prefer really personal touches like that over something from babies-r-us.  if our little grape turns out to be a little girl, her room will most likely not be all pink and frilly.  i’ve found one crib set that i LOVE for a girl:

i absolutely love the graphic black and white against the soft, delicately feminine pink poppies.  it also doesn’t hurt that the poppy is my favorite flower, and the polka dots are the icing on the cake!  AND it’s a totally affordably priced.  WHAM!

that’s all we have so far, but we still have 7+ months to pick everything out.  it’s a quiet, snowy evening here in indiana.  auggie and i are snuggled up on the couch, watching tv, eating pasta, and staying out of the cold.