No, no- we are not expecting twins. This is merely another story of pre-baby compromise in the Bernardi home.
Maybe I shouldn't call it that. I don't think I actually had the 'go-ahead' from Joe on these plans, so I suppose it was less a compromise and more 'I'm pregnant so I'm going to do what I want'.
Being that this is our first child, we have a few different room options for a nursery. The logical room would be the first bedroom you come to as you walk upstairs (our bedroom is on the main floor), and thus we had decided previously that this would be the nursery.
Then, I got inspired. You may remember this stunning room that I blogged about:
It didn't take long before I realized that the wood floor in this room looked very similar to the wood floor we just put in our basement. And guess what!?! We just so happened to have a few extra boxes of said wood floor left over- coincidence? I think not!
Quickly I started making plans to change out the flooring in this room to match the above room:
Joe did not agree with this plan. Instead, he decided to be logical and point out the fact that the carpet in this room was replaced right before we moved in (only two years ago). Boo!
Unfortunately for poor Joe, he does not fully understand the determination of a pregnant woman. For me, case was not closed, and I soon had new plans.
Right across the hall from this room is another room that (with the exception of having one less window) is a mirror image of this first bedroom. This room has carpet that is original to the house, and in my opinion, needed to be replaced:
Wouldn't you agree? That's what I thought!
This past weekend I had my first baby shower and my family hosted in our newly finished basement. I thought it would probably be a great idea to have the room somewhat finished so people could see it while they were over. So, Wednesday was painting day. Thursday my sister and I ripped up carpet, and on Saturday, my father, brother-in-law, and I put in a new wood floor. Gosh, I'm lovin' this second trimester!
Updated pictures coming soon!