I’ve realized over the past month that I am obsessed with grey right now. Grey everything! In looking for paint colors for the new house, what do I pick? Grey. Looking at nursery inspiration? I pin grey. What is it about this color that is so alluring?
It’s become obvious that our new house will be peppered in shades of grey (no pun intended), including the babies‘ room. Now that we have a house (well almost), I can really start planning the nursery!
The good news is Pinterest exists. I can think of no better way to gain inspiration. From pinning and browsing on Houzz, Project Nursery, Babble and countless other blogs, I think I’ve finally got a solid idea of the design direction I want to go with the nursery.
A quick sidebar: A big factor for some is the sex of the baby. For me, this wasn’t a huge influence for some reason. I’ve never been one to dream of a pink or a blue nursery. The fact that we’re having twins makes it a little more complicated. What if we have a boy AND a girl? We’ll find out soon (stay tuned in the next few weeks!) and maybe that will alter my thinking, but for now, my mind is set.
Here’s a taste of what’s in my head:
A backdrop of grey neutrals, mostly modern mixed with a little rustic, a bold birch tree statement wall, with pops of color and pattern through bedding, curtains and forest/woodland accessories.
1. A backdrop of grey neutrals…
2. Mostly modern …
3. Mixed with a little rustic…
4. With a bold statement wall (I think I’ve fallen in love with birch trees)…
5. Sprinkled with texture, forest/woodland accessories and pops of color (although I’m not sure what kind of color just yet)…
Oh and did I mention this needs to fit within a tight, twin-friendly budget featuring two cribs? I’m up for the challenge!
Where did you find stylish and affordable modern nursery decor? So far, my favorite finds have been uncovered on Etsy!
I’m happy to share that our family is growing by four feet! Yes, you read that correctly. My husband Mike and I are expecting TWINS in July. I’ve been dying to share the news for two months and now I finally can! It’s been a big secret to keep…whew! Anytime I reveal the “twins” word, I am met with a five second pause so I’ll give you a moment to process this news.
Okay, so you’re back?
Yes that’s right, I said twins. As in two babies. As in two strollers and two cribs and two of well… a lot. If it took you a minute to gather your thoughts together – you can only begin to imagine how surprised and shocked Mike and I were finding out this news. It’s certainly been a whirlwind. We’re absolutely thrilled and so excited to start our family.
I’m 13 weeks pregnant and we’ve already had five ultrasounds done to make sure our little ones are growing properly. I’ve learned they like to keep a very close eye on MoMs (moms of multiples). Both are growing at about the same rate right now, which is very good news! Here’s a peek at their last photo-shoot:
I definitely plan to share my mom-to-be updates and photos here, so stay tuned for more details, rants and questions! Here are some common questions I’ve gotten so far that I thought I would take the chance to answer up front.
When are you due?
My official due date is July 24, but twin pregnancies typically go to 37-38 weeks rather than 40. So, we’re looking closer to July 3 probably.
Do twins run in your family?
When I initially found out we were having twins, it was quite a shock! After we started sharing news with my family, I uncovered a possible family “secret” that my grandmother on my dad’s side may have carried twins twice, but unfortunately didn’t bring them to full term.
Will you find out the sexes?
Heck yes! Finding out you’re having twins is a big enough surprise 🙂 We’ll find out anywhere between 16 – 20 weeks, depending on how the babies are positioned during our ultrasounds. Don’t worry, I’ll keep you posted.
This journey has already been a crazy one so far and I have no doubt the next few months will bring so much joy, laughter, fear, worries and wonder. For all you moms out there, I hope you’ll share your wisdom and advice, too!