Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I've done it again. I've found something new to spend all my time obsessing over - searching for and saving pictures, buying scraps of paper and fabric.

The nursery.

It all started last night on Rate My Space. I was just looking for some cute gender neutral nursery ideas. Now I can't stop.

Of course, we still haven't made a dent in that room I showed you below, but I have grand plans for it when we do! Here are a few ideas. (most from Rate My Space, but I didn't record who they belonged to).

::Cute and colorful::

I love the Martha Stewart paper flowers. I love the crazy patterned curtains. I really love that over-sized chair -- I'll add that to my wish list.

I like the colors in the pic, but I also thought something like this would be cute::

stolen from a scrapbook page here.

I think the shades of turqoise and lime green are adorable - and could definitely work for a boy or a girl.

::blue/brown paisley::

Those curtains are fabulous. Although I'm kind of over the blue/brown thing, I think this look could work for a boy or girl too - add some frilly pink for a girl or keep it butch (butch paisley? is that possible?) for a boy.

What do you think? Am I off to a good start or off base completely? Do you have any cute gender neutral ideas?

My brother & sister-in-law are coming up this weekend and brining their crib! I'm so excited to set it up and start working on the room. Maybe having a piece of furniture to add to the room will help motivate us to clean it out...or not.

I just realized I never posted about our visit on Monday. It went really well. Very quick, much quicker than I expected. I found out early Monday from Beth at A'sH that I needed to baby proof the house. So, I left work early and rushed to Walmart to get outlet covers and cabinet locks. Turns out, I didn't really have to rush - we have plenty of time. But, now we have a nice start on it. The walk through was really brief. CW basically wanted to know where the baby would sleep (I showed her the disaster nursery! Eek!) and make sure we were clean and suitable. I think we passed :)

She's given us an estimated placement of May. I'm hoping we can push it up a few weeks because I'm off the last two weeks of April. We start taking our DHS classes on March 2nd. It works out perfectly that I get off at 4:00 every day in March and have no calls! So, we will take our classes from 6-9 every Monday and Thursday for the entire month!

I can't believe this is all happening! It hasn't sunk in that we will have a baby in our arms by this summer! How crazy is that? CW kept mentioning that we need to be prepared for several placements before we are able to adopt. It could be our 2nd baby and it could be our 7th that makes it's permanent home in the Corbin house. I'm not sure how we'll handle it if it turns out to be the second scenario - but I have faith that God will give us the tools we need to do it. I'm praying that our first match is 'the one', but we'll see!

Ok, this turned into a long update...that's all for now :)


ezza said...

I am in love with the first room, and i love the colors you picked out. Although a butch paisley does sound fun! Holly made the paper flowers for her nursery and has directions in her blog if you decide to do those! off to a good start!

Crystal said...

I love them. The colors are great. I'm sure whatever you pick out will be fabulous.

kari said...

I LOVE the rooms your posted. So beautiful. I can't wait to see what you do with your nursery. Any word on when your home study will be?

Dr. Erin and Mr. Heath said...

Ezza - I saw that Holly did the tissue paper balls. I did them for a baby shower and they are adorable! I will definitely use them.

Kari - no word yet. We should hear within two weeks from our visit the other night!

Bethany said...

I love nurseries! What about green and brown? Then you could add pink or blue when you know for sure? Just a thought. Our nursery is brown and blue and I love it for a little boy.

Kristal said...

Amazing. I'm so happy to hear that everything is going so well and I'm so excited for you guys!

As far as the nurseries...the first one is pretty much the best nursery ever. :)

Jenn said...

Soooo happy for you!!

Julia said...

Wow, what an awesome update! I'm so happy for you, Erin.

And of course, the room ideas are awesome. I swear that is the part I can't wait for....the decorating! :) Just kidding of course.

Jeremy and Mindy said...

Hey erin, I'm very excited for you, things are moving along, and I'm just so exstatic that you'll have your baby soon =)
I love both rooms, I especially love the 2nd one because I've had that room saved as inspiration for me for a long time! My room isn't finished yet (i know i know!) but it started gender neutral and now I'm leaning more pinkish!
I'll let you know when I get it finished and maybe give you some ideas!

Freckles Chick said...

I adore the turquoise & green combo. So fun and fresh and it could work for boy or girl. Throw in some white or chocolate brown and it'll tone it down perfectly.

Yay, I'm so glad everything went smoothly!

Mrs. Dirnberger said...

I am always praying for you!!! I am glad your visit went well...and I love love the nurserys!!! So many neat ideas these days

Sarah said...

I'm loving the paisley...

Congrats Erin- I'm so glad that everything is coming together for you guys!

coco le'shea said...

hey! i know those pink paper puff poofs! and i love the first room!!

The Longs said...

I LOVE the 1st room! Its amazing! How you and praying for you!