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Baby Zottola’s Nursery So Far

I am finally sharing about the progress we’ve made on baby girl’s nursery! It has been a lot of fun to dream up what her room will look like and imagine snuggling and caring for her in there. We feel so blessed to have her in our lives already and can’t wait to meet her 🙂

Here’s an little inspiration collage I put together.

Baby girl nursery inspiration coral blue aqua and gray

Basically, we want her room to feel cozy and happy. We painted the walls a very light gray, the ceiling is coral, and we might be painting the doors an aqua color.

To get the warm feeling in the room, we’re hoping to have a lot of wood in the furniture, flooring, and decor, and will likely add in some greenery via succulents or plants.

So, here’s what the room looked like before. It was previously our home office. Before we were expecting, I had wanted to paint the room a peachy coral color but never got around to it. When we found out we were having a girl, we decided to stick with the peachy-coral color scheme.

Baby girl nursery before pictures

Nursery before picture

We cleared almost everything out of the room and removed the baseboards, then Jimmy got to work painting. We started out with painting the ceiling the peach color you see in the one photo above, but thought it was too bubblegum pink-ish, so we ended up repainting it a darker, more coral shade that Jimmy picked out.

Jimmy also installed new flooring! We have hardwood floors in our home, but they’re pretty beat and we didn’t feel like resurfacing and staining them (been there, done that), so we bought interlocking vinyl flooring to put on top of the hardwood.

Here’s what the room looks like now!

Baby girl nursery with coral pink and gray Baby girl nursery with coral pink and gray Vinyl core flooring that looks like wood in hickory

So, that’s where we’re at with baby girl’s nursery. Next we need to install new baseboards, paint the doors, pick out a light fixture, and purchase blinds or curtains for the windows. After that we can set up her crib and any other furniture and begin adding in decor and such!

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Baby Zottola is a…

Jimmy and I had our anatomy scan on May 1st, when we hit the 20 week mark and it was just amazing and such a blessing to see our baby again. What was even more of a blessing, was finding out that baby is growing and healthy!

20 week anatomy scan ultrasound to find out gender

The anatomy scan went well, and was longer than we expected because baby was moving and grooving the whole time and giving the technician trouble getting all the measurements and pictures that were needed, haha. We were able to see the heart beating, the spine, fingers, toes, little lips, and even a yawn! I can’t wait to see those sweet yawns in person.

At the very end of the scan the technician let us know we are having a baby girl! We are so excited to welcome a daughter in September and cannot wait to meet her!

How about a little pregnancy update?

I’m now 21 weeks and so happy to report that I’m feeling much better than I did during the first trimester! I’ve been having some minor heartburn and calf cramps, but those have been the only struggles, thankfully!

Baby girl kicks a lot, especially right before bed. Jimmy and I love sitting on the couch together just feeling her move around and karate chop inside me. Seeing Jimmy’s eyes light up when he has his hands on my belly and feels those kicks is a memory I want to cherish forever. Our families have also been able to see and feel baby girl kick, which is super fun for us all to experience!

We’ve been having monthly midwife appointments, which have been going well. My favorite part is hearing her heartbeat with the doppler.

We haven’t decided on a name, but have one that Jimmy chose that we both like and sometimes call her already. We have a few other contenders, but we have a while to figure that out. We may even decide on a name when we meet her and see what she’s like. Who knows!

We haven’t bought anything, registered anywhere, or done any planning in terms of a nursery, but I’m sure we will start working on that soon. If any moms (or dads!) have suggestions for baby items you think are absolute must-haves, let me know! We’re pretty clueless 😉

I think that’s about it for the update. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions. To sum it up as I did in my last post, we’re feeling so incredibly thankful, blessed, and loved. God has been very good to us. ❤