Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sugar and spice, and all things nice...

That's what little girls are made of...and we're having another!

We had an ultrasound yesterday, and learned that Avery will have a baby sister! Ben was hoping for a boy, but I'm a little relieved to know we'll have another girl. Looking at it from a purely practical standpoint - I have just about everything I need down here for a baby girl, and that's a good thing.
More importantly, she looks perfectly healthy - measuring right for gestational age, and moving around like a belly dancer - she even waved hello!

It's funny, though, how my brain went through a quantum shift once I knew for sure it was another girl (my "mother's instinct" suspected it all along). Unlike the first pregnancy, I hadn't been daydreaming of the nursery and picking out names, but yesterday afternoon, it all came flooding back.

I'm starting to think about what I'll plan for a nursery, and I took a few minutes to plug in favorite names on Nymbler - a fun baby-naming site if you're not familiar.

It would be perfectly sane to re-use Avery's nursery design - here, in our prior home in North Carolina... {sniff, sniff} I loved that precious room!
...but I just don't know if I can resist a nursery project! It's very possible I'll be able to sell the pink bedding ensemble for what I paid for it, if so, I'll seriously consider a whole new nursery look.

Just a few thoughts off the top of my head...
Can't get enough of these aqua/yellow combos
...And, the chinoiserie elements of Quadrille's Lyford fabric have always made my heart go pitter-patter
I'd love to use either the light blue or yellow colorway on a bumper and skirt...
But, knowing the relative price points of Quadrille, I need to put that idea in my pipe and smoke it!

On a good note, there's a wealth of fabric options available from various Etsy sellers who make custom baby bedding...
Surely, I'll be able to find something but, I also would be ever-so-grateful if any of you know of any Lyford look-alikes ;) Let the hunt begin!!

23 comments:

Katie said...

how exciting! congrats! nothing like sisters!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Awww Congrats on your new little bundle of sugar. No help on the fabric front...but have no doubt you'll slueth it out!

LindsB said...

Yeah, another girl!! A huge congrats, that is so so exciting!!

Are you going to share any name choices with us? Avery is such an AWESOME name, I'm sure you have great ones already picked out :)

Carolyn said...

Congratulations! Two girls is always so cute! I love having 3 sisters. (and 3 brothers!) I just saw my nieces prof. photos for the christmas card yesterday and wanted two girls myself!!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

Two little girls! How exciting. I'll bet Avery is excited.

ms. less is always more said...

Another girl! Weeee! What fun! I can not wait to see what the nursery turns out like... I just know it will be fabulous!

love lives in the kitchen said...

what a beautiful choice of lovely rooms! thank you for sharing all these sweet pictures!
justyna

sara said...

Congratulations! Your husband is way outnumbered now!

vintagelaundress said...

Go sisters! Congratulations are in order, too! I have no doubt the nursery will be gorgeous.

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

Big congratulations! Yay for girl power! I just got back from Target and they had the MOST ADORABLE (and affordable!) crib sets from Dwell Studio and Bananafish. Check them out! Can't wait to see what you do with baby's special nursery!

Shea said...

OMG congrats! She will need to have some Stinkin Cute stuff for sure! Yay for sisters.

Simply Mel said...

Little girls totally rule! Yippeee for sisters!

my favorite and my best said...

awww!!! so happy for avery!! what luck! a sister. maybe that comes from a place of the never has beens for me as i only had an older brother and kind of a douchey one at that. i mean, i love him now but rest assured i loathed him then. so happy for you!! can't wait to see the nursery you decide on.

jgarza said...

That little Avery girl is going to LOVE having a sister!!! Congrats!!!

Vintage Junky said...

Congrats! Planning a nursery is the best!! Love the aqua and yellow too!

Smiles~ Michelle

Averill said...

Congrats, Alison! I'm so excited to hear that Avery will be having a sister. What fun for you all!

And of course you can't resist doing a whole different nursery -- I couldn't either! Think of it this way: in 15 years girl #2 won't be ragging on you for just giving her all of Avery's hand-me-downs (okay so she probably will but now you have something to throw back at her!).

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Congratulations! I have two sisters, and Avery is very lucky. Cannot wait to see what you choose for the nursery!

mary ut/madison said...

Congrats! Two daughters -- you and your husband will be well cared for in your golden years!

Lizzie said...

Congrats on the girl!

I didn't know you at one time lived in NC, what area?

The Southern Lady said...

Alison, what wonderful news! Another bit of sugar and spice added to your life. Avery will be so lucky to have a sister to share and bond and grow with.

Congratulations on this blessing!

chair up said...

Hi Alison, I'm so happy to have found your blog and am looking forward to following and catching up on your past posts!
Congrats on your news of a baby girl. Enjoy decorating their rooms before they get old enough to have their own opinion;o)
Angex

My Notting Hill said...

Congratulations! What happy news. Looking forward to seeing more of your nursery plans.

Design Actually said...

Congrats, how exciting! Love all of the aqua and yellow, I can't wait to see what you decide on. Amy Butler's new Love fabric line has some really sweet prints, when I saw them I immediately thought of a little girl's room.