Most first time mom’s will have their nursery done well in advance. I WANTED to be one of those moms, but as things go…it never happens how you want it to. So, here I am, 3 months away from meeting our baby girl…and nothing bought. Nada, nothing, zilch. Not even a box of diapers. (I know, I’m slacking.) It’s all flown by so quickly, and Friday I was in full panic mode. But, all things happen in due time….and Friday’s events were no exception.
My The Bump app pinged a notification that I had 17 weeks til my due date….cue absolute panicking mama. I called my husband on the verge of a nervous breakdown (brought on by a severely hormonal anxiety issue) almost in tears. He thought I was crazy….go figure. I was panicking, and happened to post something on Facebook along the lines of “starting to panic now that I realized we only have 17 weeks til she gets here, maybe less!”
Well, about 10 minutes later, a friend of mine tagged me in a post where a local mom was selling her ENTIRE nursery set up (crib, rocker, changing table, decor, bedding) for a price that we couldn’t refuse. Lets just say…the cost of the wall decor alone was the price that we ended up paying…so WAY less than she paid. It was a steal!
The picture of the nursery set-up she was selling…gorgeous right?
Well…as luck would have it, I had just paid a few doctor’s bills and a car note – I.E, I was broke. I didn’t have the funds to shell out for the set-up, and I was crushed. I had tagged my mom, my husband, and my MIL in the post so even if WE didn’t get it, they knew someone else who could benefit from it. I text my mom about it and she told me that her and my dad would give us part of the money if we’d go get it, because they knew we could use it. I quickly called my husband and relayed their offer, and he called the seller and asked if she could hold it for us til Saturday. (We were in my Camry, and would have had to go home, get the truck, come back and get the furniture, then haul it all home…not an easy feat.
The seller responded to us both saying she had someone coming to look at it that day, and if they backed out, she would hold it for us but couldn’t guarantee it would be there Saturday. To say I was crushed was an understatement. I knew there was no way we could beat out someone going that very day to look at it all, and it was just not meant to be ours. Below is the text conversation between my mom and I:
Well…about that time I had to go take a Pregger Potty break, and when I got back to my desk, my phone had around 10 messages from my mom. I’ll let yall read it to understand why I was in absolute tears after reading it:
I literally burst into tears and had to go in my managers office to cry and calm down so no one would think I was losing my mind. Lol yes, my amazing parents went and bought an entire nursery suit that is in impeccable condition and worth well over what she was asking for….for us. We literally would not have to buy anything else but a pack-n-play and a travel system. I was a big ball of emotion the rest of the day, and they met us at our house and helped unload it all for us….Honestly, my parents are the best.
Fast forward to Saturday morning, and I have a living room full of nursery items. The nesting kicked into high gear, and I spent the day cleaning, rearranging, decorating, and re-rearranging everything til I ended up with the perfect set up. And yall…I’m not a pink person. I was going to get rid of the pink bedding and buy new bedding….but….I fell in love with it all once I had it set up, and it’s not going anywhere.
I have a few more things to get and fix, like that exposed plug in by the window and add some blinds. But, for the most part, her nursery is complete. I love everything about this room now. It’s probably my favorite room in the house. I still can’t believe it all happened, and I’m so thankful that we have this major part of prepping for her arrival complete! Now all that’s left is to add her shelving in her closet, get a few odds and ends, and we’ll be ready for Miss Carrington!
Sorry for all the mushy updates….blame the pregnancy 🙂