Just Us Girls

Just Us Girls

...one SMC's adventures in single motherhood.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Decisions, decisions

Too many choices. Waaaay too many choices. I'm in absolute love with Pottery Barn Kids, and I have seriously gone back and forth several times as to which crib set I wanted to buy. I actually got all the way to ordering a set online, then changed my mind and tonight, I drove a half hour up north to return it at the only Pottery Barn Kids store in my city. I was hoping that the set I finally decided on would be in the store so I could check it out (the feel of fabric is everything to me), but sadly, no. I did still end up ordering the set pictured above, which is the first one I thought I had decided on. The lesson to be learned, kids, is to trust your first instincts.

What I did find was everything else for kids under the sun! I really wish I could work there over my summers off, but that would've been P.B. (pre-baby). Weird that now I can classify my life events as P.B. or A.B. (after-baby). Anyway, the dilemma I've been grappling with (admittedly, not a dilemma whatsoever in the grander scheme of things!) in terms of baby room decor is the fact that I LOVE bright colors, but I also believe in establishing a calm, restful environment for an infant. But I'm not all that much of a fan of pastels. It's a fine line, people. So I went with the crib set above, mainly because of the darker shade of pink in there AND the fact that I can use a lot of light green to balance out all the PINK. I do love the more modern design of the quilt, and like I said, it favors my love of all things light green. You might not be able to tell from the picture, but the quilt is made up of ribbons of a variety of colors and designs. The fitted sheet has all shades of pink dots, and I love the simplicity of the crib skirt, which isn't in the picture above. I wasn't going to get a crib skirt at first, but changed my mind when I saw it. (That, and the set was on sale and included the crib skirt as well.) So as of November 10th (it's on backorder) I'll have a crib set...I'm thinking I want to try to pick up a crib--probably a white one--before then so I can set it all up!

The other thing that makes me laugh is the fact that I won't even be using it with Baby Girl for quite a while! The plan is that my cousin will (hopefully) be lending me her Arm's Reach co-sleeper bedside crib, and of course you can't actually USE the bumpers or quilt with an infant, anyway. Bumpers later, but still. I guess it's all in the name of decor, right?! How funny that I've been poring over nursery designs to find "the one", just as I might shop for a wedding dress (!!). Hey, I guess you take what you can get, anyway.

P.S.--I didn't quite know how to answer the ladies at the store when they suggested, "Hey, and you should bring your husband in next time!" as I furtively glanced down at my ringless hand... I suppose I should get used to that assumption. But it still feels weird to me.


  1. I love your choice. It's not too froo froo but still fresh and bright.

    I can imagine how awkward the husband comment was...people really are so quick to assume things. I have a coworker who is (over) due any day now and she is single and I see how people look at her sideways when she tells them. Even I admit to being shocked when she told me she was pregnant...and secretly hoped she was going to follow the news by telling me she wanted to give it to me. No such luck. :)

  2. Thanks!! The more I look at the pictures, the more sure I am that it's the perfect choice. :)
    People *are* really quick to assume. It's even been kind of hard at school because I do see some of the 7th and 8th graders I've taught last year and the year before giving me sideways looks to "see if the rumor is true". A lot of them do behave as though it's such a shameful thing, and I've confided to a few that, well, I wanted to be a mom so I enlisted the help of a fertility clinic. Then they seem more OK with it. Good luck to your coworker...I hope she has a safe and healthy delivery. I wish it were feasible that now that I know I can actually get pregnant, I need to have a bunch MORE babies so I can give them away to you (and a lot of others)!!

  3. Hey, I didn't know you had a blog! Beautiful choice on the bedding.

    And great about the cosleeper - I kept each of my babies in bed with me till they got too squirmy (one for over a year, the other for 10 months), and it's so much more restful than getting out of bed to tend them at night. Highly recommended.

    As for assumptions, no matter who you are, people are going to make them about some part of your life and be wrong, aren't they? Hopefully you can come up with a stock answer that you feel good about.

  4. Haha, wouldn't that make the world a better place?? If only it were that easy. :)

    My coworker gave birth last night to a healthy baby girl.