Avery’s Mint & Coral Nursery

It's a Girl!

It’s a Girl!

We actually found out back in November that we were expecting a little girl in June.  I was only 11 weeks along, and there is a new blood test out there called Verify by Progenity.  They test for chromosomal disorders and pulls the baby’s DNA right from my blood stream!  I am amazed at what they can do these days!  However, I was not buying anything until we had out 22 week sonogram to verify it!  When the ultra sound tech asked us if we wanted to know or already knew, we told her we had the blood test and she said it is about 99% accurate.  I still wouldn’t tell her what the result were because I wanted her to look herself and sure enough…it’s a girl!

These are the scratch off tickets we used to let my family in on the sex of the baby!  They were fun, but the ladies were screaming , "It's a girl!!" before some people even got them scratched off!

These are the scratch off tickets we used to let my family in on the sex of the baby! They were fun, but the ladies were screaming , “It’s a girl!!” before some people even got them scratched off!

These are the scratch offs we made for Alex's family.  He wanted something more complicated.  I put all the letters for girl along with a b and y, they had to scratch them all and spell either "girl" or "boy"

These are the scratch offs we made for Alex’s family. He wanted something more complicated. I put all the letters for girl along with a b and y, they had to scratch them all and spell either “girl” or “boy”

Here is the room before we got started.  This was the spot for my beloved craft room, but it is time to start making room for our baby!

Here is the room before we got started. This was the spot for my beloved craft room, but it is time to start making room for our baby!

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My wonderful mommy and amazing stepdad came down over the last weekend of my Spring Break and helped us paint the nursery.

No one understood why I wanted gray walls for a nursery.  They didn’t understand my vision of an accent wall with white stripes, but it turned out so beautiful!  I guess mommies just know best!

This dresser was my brothers when we were little.  It has been in my stepdad's shop as his tv stand for the past few years.  It looks like a hot mess here, but you will be impressed to see what it looks like now.  Troy sanded it down and we cleaned it up.  I wish we would have gotten a picture of it sanded, but we were too excited to start painting!

This dresser was my brothers when we were little. It has been in my stepdad’s shop as his tv stand for the past few years. It looks like a hot mess here, but you will be impressed to see what it looks like now. Troy sanded it down and we cleaned it up. I wish we would have gotten a picture of it sanded, but we were too excited to start painting!

Look how beautiful it turned out!  That chalk paint is some amazing stuff and it is just the right shade of mint!  I am using this as my changing table, and on top is my changing pad cover that I sewed when Grandma Bloesser was here last week.  Too adorable!  I love it!  And look at that beautiful accent wall!

Look how beautiful it turned out! That chalk paint is some amazing stuff and it is just the right shade of mint! I am using this as my changing table, and on top is my changing pad cover that I sewed when Grandma Bloesser was here last week. Too adorable! I love it! And look at that beautiful accent wall! We even used the same knobs, just spray painted them with some metallic gray spray paint.

Here are the adorable coral arrow curtains my grandma and I whipped up!  They are the perfect touch!

Here are the adorable coral arrow curtains my grandma and I whipped up! They are the perfect touch!

Here is my hot air balloon crib sheet complete with our ruffle crib skirt and teething rail!

Here is my hot air balloon crib sheet complete with our ruffle crib skirt and teething rail!

A huge shout out to my mom for buying us this beautiful crib!  It is so beautiful and we really appreciate it!  I can’t wait to get that baby in that crib…Hurry up June!!!  Also, thank you Troy for all your hard work sanding that dresser and painting the nursery.  Thank you grandma for helping me sew all the pretties for Avery’s nursery!  As you can see, grandma and I were super busy sewing this week!  I will have tutorials on some of these things coming up on the blog over the next few weeks, so check back!  I am so excited to get in there and start adding all the special touches!

27 weeks this week!  I am really starting to feel those swollen feet!

27 weeks this week! I am really starting to feel those swollen feet!

Alex sporting the "sympathy belly" at our childbirth class.  He said it really pushed on his bladder!  Well at least they made them feel a part of it!

Alex sporting the “sympathy belly” at our childbirth class. He said it really pushed on his bladder! Well at least they made them feel a part of it!

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